Exploring the Blogging Community

I’ve been here a while.  I think it’s time for me to start branching out and exploring the blogging community, and that meant exploring tags.  This was a part of today’s (day 4) “Zero to Hero” challenge by dailypost.  Check it out if you haven’t already seen it!

The tags I explored were:

  • zerotohero
  • music
  • cello
  • writing
  • photography

In each of these topics, I followed a few blogs that looked interesting.  To be honest, I didn’t read through many posts before I decided to follow them.  I like things to be a surprise, so when they show up on my reader it’s like unwrapping a present.  Sometimes this method fails me and I end up following some very strange blogs, or blogs that I end up not being interested in, but that’s okay because I can just unfollow and try again.  Some my favorites were under the photography and music topics, so I think I’ll go explore those some more before stopping my follow spree for today.

-CJ

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A Formal Introduction

I believe I have been writing on this blog for almost a week now, and I have yet to tell you who I am or what I’m even doing here, so that’s what this post is about.

My name is CJ, and I am a sophomore in high school.  I play the cello (as you can see from my URL), and I hope to make a career out of it.  I enjoy just about anything excluding crazy rollercoasters, horror movies, haunted houses, and illegal stuff.  Reading, writing, hiking, and playing my cello are at the top of my favorites list, though.  I am currently learning how to play the piano, how to speak Spanish, and how to get over some horrible stage fright.

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I’ve been trying to keep a regular journal since I was in kindergarten.  I’ve written in one on and off throughout the years, but now I’m starting to think that a blog would be better for me.  It’s public, which may help me with my stage fright (I’m not sure how, but I hope it does), and I love technology.  It’s like an online journal.  It’s a place where I can talk about my feelings and what’s happening in my life without being judged, and I wouldn’t feel so bad if I went a couple of weeks without posting anything.  Not only that, I can vent about all of my frustrations to strangers, so the odds of what I say getting back to anyone are slim.  Also, a blog is fun!  I actually started to get back into blogging after I caught up with BBC’s Sherlockso I think this sudden interesting in blogging again stemmed from John Watson’s blog.

As far as topics go, I’m not quite sure yet.  It could range from all of my theories on how Sherlock survived the fall to linking some of my recordings on Soundcloud for you guys to listen to, to talking about my feelings and whatever drama high school decides to bring me (I hope that one will not be frequent).

I think if this blog is successful for a year, I will probably jump for joy, brag about it for months, and then keep writing for another year, and perhaps another.  Keeping up with a regular posting schedule would be a huge accomplishment for me, since I tend to be flaky about those things unless it’s for a grade or for advancing my music career.

Wish me the best of luck!

-CJ