When I obtained this account, I joined the website with the idea of writing blogs every week in order to keep my grammar skills sharp. Let me start by saying that I have a deep, ethereal love of the English language. My favorite author is Jane Austen, my favorite book is Emma, and my favorite poem is the Jabberwock. If you think that people are crazy now, you should’ve seen the look on people’s faces when they read that poem. They’d be all, ” I dare say, this cheeky fellow must be on those bath salts that the men at the apothecary say are great for creativity.”
When I joined this godforsaken website, I didn’t know that in order to get people to look at my blog, I would have to be friends with certain people, put dumb flash images of one direction on my wall, or post requests for “anons” questions. I don’t want to have a following; I want to have a legacy. I would like to be known for the depth and reality of my posts. I want people to see that I am quirky, fun loving, and the worlds biggest nerd. (AP lit and lang this year guys… I think I might cry tears of joy.)
So if you think my blog is boring, unpopular, or silly, then I must say; good luck getting into college. They want someone who does extracurricular activities, and hitting the reblog button on a photo does not count as one. I wish you luck into the world of adulthood, and I hope all of the struggles you find yourself questioning having to face are brought on by yourself. Because in the real world, it doesn’t matter how many friends you have; what matters is how many brain cells you have. You’re never going to make a mark on the world by reblogging someone else’s creative find.
In closing, I would like to ask that you get up, go outside, smell the summer air as it is just ripening into fall, and get inspired. Read a book. Bake a cake. Conjure up a cure for cancer. Do something that will leave a mark. And I will take my own advice and do the same; I will follow my dreams. Will you?