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Why I Blog

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

Chuck Palahniuk

I know, I know; you don’t even need to say anything. For a while there, I was spitting out posts every other day. Now look at me. It’s been four days since my last post and I, for whatever reason, think I can just walk my sorry ass back in here like nothing ever happened.

Shame Jordan, shame.

I’ve sincerely missed you all. I’m not one to make excuses, but I’ve just been so busy it’s crazy. I’m starting to think I may have bitten off more than I can chew with these dates for the book.


Update:

  • The book is still set to release June 20th. But, in my communications with some of the bloggers, that date is actually looking more like June 22nd. Regardless, it will be available for preorder within the next day or two on Amazon, Smashwords, and Kobo 🙂
  • The book blitz is set to take place on the 23rd (the day after the release). As of right now, we’re a small army of around 20 bloggers.
  • The tour will begin the week following the release. It’ll be a week long with roughly fifteen beautiful little book bloggers! I’ll post the schedule soon.

Now, to the post!

onward

In 10 days, it will have been a year since I started this blog. As I’ve mentioned before, its creation was but a last gasp at human connection. A year ago today, I was in a very bad place: isolation, drugs, depression… As of today, I’m in a much better place and I don’t think that’d be the case if it weren’t for each and every one of you bloggers. It’s amazing how so much can change so quickly.

I made this blog because I needed to know that I wasn’t alone in how I felt. I was praying there were others out there who felt like me, and if so, then I needed to let them know that they weren’t alone either.

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much. But I didn’t have any followers and no one knew who I was, so I didn’t have much to lose either. I poured my heart into my posts, and, to my surprise, actually got feedback. People would send emails telling me how much they could relate and how much my posts were motivating them. It may have only been a couple of people here and there, but those comments and emails gave me EXACTLY what I’d been looking for: knowledge that I wasn’t alone.

notalone

Since then, I’ve been taking impactful experiences from my little life, finding the lessons in each, and venting it all here–in my own small corner of the interweb–hoping that I’m able to give something to even one person who reads. Because I know when I read somebody else’s post that so perfectly depicts what I feel inside, it’s a reminder that I’m not alone, and there’s no better feeling.

Also, as morbid as it sounds, I write these posts to have a voice after death. I have two little brothers. Since they live halfway across the US, I don’t always get to be there for them and help guide them the way I should. Or if I ever have children but not make it long enough to help them grow, hopefully they find this blog. Maybe through all these experiences and mistakes I write about, I can still somehow be there to help them. The same goes for all my relationships–past, present, and future. Things happen in life and not everything works out as planned. There are always things I’d like to say, but don’t. There are always people who’d like to get to know me, but I’m just too closed-off. Should anything happen to me, hopefully those people will come across this blog; hopefully they’ll finally get to know me.


Thanks for reading 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it and I hope you had a decent enough weekend. Can’t believe it’s already over…

Talk soon!!!! ❤

-Jordan Antonacci
Twitter: @misterhushhush

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6 thoughts on “Why I Blog”

  1. As you know…I have loved following you since the beginning. This blogging place where you were looking for human connection is now a place where that human connection searches for you and finding motivation through you. every. single. day. Well done Jordan.

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