A misleading title, wasn’t it?
I have to admit; if it weren’t for notifications I would forget a lot of things.
Today is the three year anniversary for Words From The Heretic here on WordPress. I have mentioned before the blog itself is (if I have it right) actually four years old. Originally I opened the blog on Google’s Blogger, but wasn’t really happy with Blogger, plus at the time I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the blog, what direction I wanted it to go. Luckily, I found out about WordPress through a Youtube blogger, I checked it out, was impressed with what I saw, the ease of use, as well as some other things that made blogging a lot more worth and allowing me the freedom to express myself in my own way rather than just be another cookie-cutter page like on Blogger, while also allowing me to be myself (even if I am going under a pseudonym, and even though some people know me by my first name). After packing everything up and moving Words From The Heretic to its new home (it literally only took a few seconds, thanks to the import feature on WordPress) I decided to take a year to decide what I really wanted to do with the blog. At the time I wasn’t in the most happiest of mentalities at the time, I was dealing with a lot of very negative emotions, which ultimate helped me decide on what to do. I also didn’t want to be one of those blogs that tells people what to do, which goes against what I am about. I prefer people to be themselves, not be something they are not, or try to do/say/write/be like everyone/everything else.
I chose to go under the name The Heretic, not because of the religious implications that goes with the word (although there are some, but that is my business no one else’s), but because how I tend to go against the grain in a lot of thinking, how I prefer people to live, breathe, be, and enjoy things in their own way rather than try to get everyone to think like I do. It is also an aspect that is part of the experiment that is this blog; people who are not just different from myself but each other but actually having some common ground on something they might like and enjoy. As Henry Rollins has said in one of his spoken word albums; it is hard to hate someone who is into the same things as you. And in a lot of ways this is very true.
As I have said before, Words From The Heretic is my exercise in trying to think and talk (type) positive, or at least do it as best as I possibly can. In a way it was my therapy in trying to ween myself in thinking and talking negatively, which I will admit there are still moments of negativity, but I have been working on trying to keep it to a bare minimum. I figured since I wanted to go the positive route I would talk/write about the things that I like, that make me happy, and keep me sane.
Originally, I started with only a few posts that were integrated in subject matter, then as I started doing more and more posts I actually started setting goals to keep myself writing on the blog, and each time I met a goal I expanded the blog with a new category. In a way this was my own reward for sticking with blogging rather than setting everything up all at once and then later bailing because I either got bored and/or lost interest. I am now up to thirteen categories for the blog, although some I need to delete because either I didn’t stick with it because it just didn’t fit with what I was doing or I didn’t get what I had initially wanted out of it. The only one that will not be deleted is Chocoholotastic, aside from the standard categories for this blog.
A big thank you goes to WordPress for giving me a home to conduct my experiment/therapy in working towards a more positive way of thinking. Another big thank you goes to my fellow bloggers who read and comment on my posts (you can check out their awesome Blogs in the blogroll). Finally, thank you to anyone who reads this blog.
Right now because I am attending college it will be a while before I can release some new posts, and have a little fun.
Until next time…be well!