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How do you start a blog?

I was asked by a colleague how she could start a blog.

Wasn’t too sure.

“I suppose,” I said, “you just write.”

“Write about what?” she asked.

“I don’t know. About anything you want to write about, I guess.”

Then she asked, “where can you write?”

I told her she could try some free sites. Like WordPress.com, which is where I host my own.

“Or,” I said, “you could try LinkedIn.”

“LinkedIn?” she asked, alarmed. “Wouldn’t everybody know then that you wrote that?”

“Well, yes,” I said, a little perplexed. Then I realised she was thinking of writing anonymously. “You can use WordPress then. Nobody’s going to know; nobody has to know.”


It got me thinking though – writing publicly is quite scary, sometimes. You’re putting stuff out that people actually see or can see.

But, at the same time – it’s really good fun. I mean, you’re putting stuff out that people actually see or can see!

Stop worrying so much. Just write!


A little aside…

I know it’s probably not good form – but I really enjoy reading my own stuff. Sometimes when I’m feeling a little bored, I randomly google stuff with “edonn.com” to see what comes up, and read the articles that show up in the search. Like “edonn.com running” or “edonn.com love

I’d read stuff that I’d long forgotten I’d written, and just wonder how brilliant the author is; how on the same wavelength we are. I mean, how many people write articles comparing digging holes to running; or how good or poor a life is really depends on when we stop asking whether it’s good or bad?

Forgive me, but I’m going down the edonn.com rabbit hole for the next couple of hours 🙂

Categories: Writing

Donn Lee

I love to read and write. Professionally, data science, technology, and sales ops are my thing. In my non-professional life, I aspire quite simply to be a good person, and encourage others to do the same. For those who care, I test as INFJ in the MBTI.

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