So, Ann’s Bleeding Pen is plus one today. Yipeeeeeeeee!!!!
Seriously, it’s been one hell of a journey. When I opened this blog two years ago, I didn’t know I would get this far but here I am, two years in the game. Okay, I am going to tell you guys why I opened this blog;
First, it was September 2017 and I just finished my degree exams. I was at home waiting for law school admission and damn, I was fucking bored. Sorry for the “F” word. If you have been a loyal reader here you should know by now that I curse a lot around here. And if this is your first time here, well, I am sorry you just have to get used to it. You will be fine, trust me. So, yeah, I opened this blog out of boredom. I was tired of sitting around at home, doing nothing. I just wake up in the morning, do some chores, and then fool around on social media till the day is over.
It was fucking boring and I usually feel miserable whenever I am jobless. I wanted to get a job but Ebonyi state is not that kind of city; it’s a city for civil servants not for hustlers. When the idea of opening a blog came to me, I saw it as an opportunity to keep myself busy and be responsible. YouTube really did a good job teaching me some stuff on how to set up a blog.
Again is, I was tired of dumping my crazy thoughts on my Facebook page. I needed a safe heaven, a place where I can say anything on my mind without fear of being judged or misunderstood. So, yeah, this blog is like my safe heaven where I pour all the weird thoughts in my head. Here, I write exactly the way I speak. I write stuffs exactly the way it is on my mind. People have told me times without number that my posts are too blunt but well…there is nothing I can do. This is my blog and you don’t get to tell me what and how I should write.
Errr…another reason why I opened this blog was because I wanted to hone my craft as a writer. You know, there is this believe that, “You become a writer by waking up each morning to write everyday”. Seriously, I thought having a blog would help me write every day. You know, I actually had a lot of ideas in my head which I churned out until I got hooked. Jeez, there were days I couldn’t just come up with stuffs to write about, days I was so lazy to turn on my PC and write.
Days turned into weeks and weeks to month. And this happened a lot while I was in law school. My excuse was that I had so many books to study which was actually true. But truth is, whether there were books to study or not, nothing stopped me from spending one to two hours of my time, writing. I was just being lazy about it.
But that aside, this blog wouldn’t be this active now if not for you – yes you – my amazing reader. I really appreciate the fact that you take out few minutes of your time to check out some of the stuffs I post here. Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing. Like I would always say, “A writer hardly thrives without publicity”. I blush real hard when some of you tell me how amazing most of my articles are that you had to share them with your friends.
Sometimes when I am out of ideas on what you write, some of you sneak up to my DM to ask when next my pen will bleed and I would be like “Errr…soon” and immediately, I start thinking about what to write. Having readers that I have to satisfy have been my motivation running this blog; you guys put me on my toes. I am glad that I get to put a smile on your faces and push you to pursue your passion with my motivational write-ups.
From the deepest part of my heart, I say, “Thank you”.
Each week, I would love to feature any of you here. So if you are interested, kindly send your name, location, a brief description of yourself and what you do including your social media handles to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send it as a word document and attach your picture too. Like dope ass pictures. Let’s have some Man Crush and Woman Crush every Monday and Wednesday. This is my own little way of showing my gratitude to you all.
Cheers to a new year.