The SideWedge has a few people that comment regularly but mainly most of it now seems to be on Instagram. However, this site will always be my first-born baby for so many reasons. Mainly because it serves as my bridge. And I hate typing real stories out on a phone. It seems unnatural!!!
Regarding the statement about the bridge; our past is a fickle thing. Most of us look back and see the best times. We see our youth and our adventures. And I have loads of adventures to write about! But the past is gone and you can not drive a car peering into the rearview mirror. You have to look through the giant windshield and see what is coming up.
As for my site, it serves as both to me. It is my bridge. I can see my past accomplishments which motivates me to do better. The blog also makes me think of ways to be more positive and to post things that serve some kind of purpose instead of being negative. I experience things and then process the impact it has upon me and then I have to make some decisions. I have to decide if what I write will anchor me in the past or move me forward. As you can tell by my poor output level of posts, most of what I experience I tend to toss in the garbage.
To go on further, I have read all of the tricks to the trade of getting viewership. Tell a great story! Post on a regular schedule. Offer something. But on my long trek over the past 6 years, I decided to just post when I had something good to say. The other days, I made the choice to just sit alone and map out a way to improve my life without taking the low road in dealing with some issues.
My Late Night Stroll
The other night, it was raining and I was needing to get out of the office so I took a walk down the site of our newer performing arts center and I looked at the long center island that was now in bloom with flowers. It was once a concrete median and now it is a flower bed that compliments the area. It was created by my team and they struggled with it for the short time that I have been at my new job. But now it has paid off!
When you let people do their jobs, you would be amazed at what can happen.
I endured a long time of the opposite. Stories that could have been hundreds of sensational posts about the worst behaviors of managers. But I did not do this. I knew I was better. I knew that I could find something better and I have.
Now only a few months into the job, I am helping my new employer make changes and they welcome it.
As I have posted before, the tides will always change. The winds shift.
You have to be prepared to ensure you are ready to move on across the bridge.