Hello world! I’m Sue. I hope you’re doing well. Happy new year! 2020 was an awful year and here hoping that 2021 proves to be a better year.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve written “hello, welcome to my blog!” posts. I wish I could say this will be my last, but who am I kidding? I’ll probably continue to write this sort of post on a semi-regular basis.
If you’re new to my blogs, let me give you a brief history: I first “discovered” blogging when I was in high school, which let’s face it – was forever ago. I liked writing and I liked having an outlet for my writing. But one of the things I’ve always struggled with was focus. Did I want to blog about a specific topic or niche, or did I want my blog to be a catch all of sorts? For a while, I convinced myself that my blog endeavours “had” to have a specific niche or purpose and I had to post on a schedule. So what ended up happening would be that I would start multiple blogs about multiple topics and found that I couldn’t keep up with every single one. If you’ve been following me for any period of time, it might come as a surprise that I would always feel like a failure if I couldn’t keep up with my blogs on a very rigid schedule. Consequently, I’d give up. But here’s the thing that I’ve learned: I’ve lost sight of why I started blogging in the first place. I wanted a fun outlet to write about things I enjoy. The primary focus here has to be me having fun. It’s great if other people want to read what I have to say, but I first and foremost have to satisfy myself. As such, I have to give myself permission to take breaks, even if it’s for a long period of time. I have to let go of feeling like a failure if I can’t maintain some arbitrary schedule that nobody really cares about but me.
Now that I’ve told you a bit about my history with blogging, let me tell you a bit about my plans for this blog. One of the things that I discovered that I enjoy was science fiction television. And while I’ve watched a lot of science fiction television that I’ve enjoyed (and some not so much), I have yet to see very much Star Trek. Which strikes me as weird, since it has always struck me as the “thing” to watch if you were into science fiction. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I felt like I “had” to watch Star Trek, I legitimately wanted to see what the pop culture phenomenon was all about. But I also felt kind of intimidated by the franchise because there’s so much out there. I thought “ok, maybe if I watch it and blog about it, I’ll feel less intimidated.” So I watched a few episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series and blogged about it at SheTreks.TV and then things happened, I couldn’t keep the schedule I thought I should be keeping, and then I kind of quit. But I still want to watch Star Trek (and consume at least some of the other Star Trek media that’s out there). Thus, I decided to move my blog to SheTreks.blog (largely because I wanted my own domain name and I could get a .blog for a bit cheaper) and start over. I’m starting over in part because some of my original posts got lost along the way.
What will this blog look like? Well, I want to keep this primarily about Star Trek, though I may occasionally post about other things as well. For starters, I’ll probably be recreating (or at least trying to recreate) some of the posts from my old Star Trek blog. And also, I hereby give myself permission to post whenever I feel like it. I’m not setting a schedule for myself, so it’s no big deal if I don’t post for a while.
And finally, I’m planning on reviving my Dreamwidth account, so if you want to see the occasional post about other things, feel free to head over there.