Today is the second birthday of 360 Degree Self! While I first created this blog on Blogger back in November of 2006, my first post wasn’t until more than a year later on February 17, 2008 when I wrote about the tragic Valentine’s Day murders at my old school, Northern Illinois University.
Like any two year-old, I’m still learning to walk and getting acclimated to blogging. I also look at blogging much the way a two year-old approaches the world: with beginner’s mind. Sure, I bring a lifetime of experiences, but I try to write with an open-minded approach.
When I started my blog, I wasn’t sure what to expect. While I didn’t really have many specific goals, I did have visions of lots of subscribers, tons of traffic and perhaps an opportunity to make money. I figured “this blogging thing” couldn’t be too hard. Ha ha, I was wrong! My early intention was to write some sort of personal development/self-improvement/life hack/marketing type blog, but I never wanted to come off here as preachy or as some sort of expert.
I will continue to focus on topics that contribute to well-rounded living…hopefully in an entertaining and informative manner.
What I do know is this: I have met some incredible people through my blog and even met some friends. This absolutely blows me away. I am amazed at all of the connections I have made not only here, but on other blogs. I want to thank you for coming here, contributing and being a part of this little “community.”
Creative Commons photo courtesy of kyz.