When I first took to the Internet back in 2005 I'm not really sure what my expectations were. That's when I first started blogging, but I use that term extremely loosely. There was no focus, no target audience, and no style. But in 2006 came my YouTube account, then a slightly more motivated approach to blogging, and finally, Editing Luke appeared in 2007.
On the verge of promoting a brand new site on June 10, I'm left once again to consider what I'm hoping to achieve with my welcome distractions. I'm cautious to the fact that Editing Luke is becoming a bit of a nostalgia trip as I re-contextualize things that I've already done. This is a challenge when my future isn't quite as predictable as my ambitions as a film student were. In terms of my writing, where do I go from here?
Then there's also a strong desire to see my sites gain more momentum on their own. While I'm still motivated to write for myself, I feel like I need more gratification than I did before.
This isn't a pity post, but these are legitimate concerns I have and I don't have any role models to follow by example. I'm the only person I know who has kept a blog consistently for over four years without letting it die out, and I think at least half of the people in my social circle had a blog or website at some point during that time. Is it discipline or did they realize something I haven't that lead them to quit? Who knows.