So my blogging is going through this awkward stage right now – sort of like adolescence: I’m no longer in that giddy student phase where all I care about is getting my thoughts and excitement about skydiving down on paper (or, in Word Press, whatever), and I’m far from an expert who has any kind of authority to talk about or give advice about anything of importance.
Being in this “intermediate” phase is challenging. There are things I’d like to think I’ve become skilled enough to chat about, but then again I don’t want to go around giving advice that could end up hurting someone because it wasn’t the right advice for them.
Though I do have to say I love where I am in my skydiving career – so to speak. I’m finally starting to get it, each and every jump it’s visible that all that I’ve learned in 200+ skydives is finally starting to come together into something, even just simple docks in sitfly. It’s rewarding, to say the least. But of course, I’m no where near ready to start teaching others what they should and shouldn’t be doing in the sky. Hard to believe a D license, which is considered expert, used to require only 200 jumps.
But I still struggle with where I should be in my skydive blogging career.
Earlier this week I took a poll that helped generate a few ideas for upcoming posts, and my readers have even inspired me to do some research to get them answers on things they’re looking to learn.
But aside from that, I want to ask you right here on the page, what else do you want from me? What do you come to this page seeking? Is it more photos/videos, do you just want to hear about random experiences, do you want my opinions on things I may or may not be qualified to give? Or is it something entirely different altogether. You tell me, after all, I’m writing this for YOU!
If you don’t want to comment, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m open to any suggestions that might make the awkward phase of this blog smoother and more enjoyable for us all.
Until then, I’m off to AerOhio tomorrow and Skydive PA on Sunday. Then it’s time to get my pretty new rig all put together. More to come on that .
Love and blue skies!