I’ve been blogging for close to 5 years. At first I didn’t take it too seriously. An online friend (whom I still haven’t met to this day) told me that I have a lot to tell the world and that I should start a blog. I decided to give it a shot. I tried various blogging platforms, experimented with mini blogs on Blogger and WordPress, delved into the realm of writing about conspiracy theories, considered blogging about relationships from a guy’s point of view or life in general, featuring endless amounts of funny cat videos and even pondered about starting my own porn site (among other things).
After much experimentation and thought dabbling exercises I finally found my feet and established a blogging rhythm in Mid 2009 – I also discovered Twitter at the same time. Since then I’ve been writing about Music, Movies, Gaming, Technology, Babes, Events, Facts, Humor, Photography, Sport, Television and other interesting topics. I must admit that I’m not always an opinionated person, but I have found that I’m able to express my Opinion about events that I attend, current affairs, social media and a whole list of other things if I really put my mind to it. Along the way I also utilized Twitter and Facebook as the ultimate network tool. The fact is, if I didn’t start blogging in 2008 I probably would not be where I am professionally today.
Nowadays I’m attending media and product launches, going to award ceremonies, writing about the things that I love, taking photos at festivals and concerts of local and international bands that I adore, discovering new music, constantly meeting new people, partying like I’m still 19 years old, running campaigns and competitions via this blog and social media and working hard at my day job . I’m basically trying to enjoy life the most I can. We’re only put on this planet for X amount of years and I don’t want to waste any of them.
And of course I’d like to enjoy life even more. Hopefully I get the opportunity in the future to attend awesome international music festivals like Tomorrowland, Download, Soundwave, Roskilde, Glastonbury, Reading, T in the Park, Oxegen, Coachella, Burning Man, Graspop, Farmpop, Pinkpop, Pukkelpop and Bonnaroo. I still want to see Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and various other bands live before I die. I want to know what St. Patricks Day is like in Ireland, what the real Oktoberfest is like in Germany, how it feels to stand on top of Ayer’s Rock in Australia and what the view is like from the top of the Eiffel Tower, The Empire State Building, The Petronas Tower, The Burj, The Sears Tower and others buildings and structures. I want to meet more interesting people and experience all kinds of cool things. Two things that I’ve realized is that I need to start travelling abroad and that I should start thinking outside of the box and my comfort zone – all with the aim to do what makes me REALLY happy. Guess I’ll have to get my arse into gear and make it happen. I think this Wicked Advice from Mr Bean sums it all up.
I’m pretty sure that 90% of you reading this post just nodded in agreement in front of your screen. I hope that I have inspired all of you reading this to do what the fuck makes you happy in life. If I have, please share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Opinion and Humor category on Running Wolf’s Rant.
PS: This post is part of the A-Z Blog Challenge that I have joined for April 2013.
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Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone