In late 2016, I started the journey of starting my own rowing blog. My intention was to stay connected to the sport (given my atrial fibrillation diagnosis) and also help those wanting to start rowing, learn more, or help those coaches who were in their first couple of years of coaching. Things were slow at first (as you can see) but I kept chipping away and committed to putting one piece of content out per month.
As you can see, my viewership has steadily grown over the time the blog has existed. I’ve also been able to serve and support others in their journey to be better rowers and to meet their goals. I’ve created apps and learned different programming languages, learned about entrepreneurship, built programs to help others, won awards for my apps and I am effusing this knowledge into my daily classes as I work to prepare the students in my care with the tools that they might need to innovate over the next generation.
This isn’t meant to be a post all about me. I understand that my numbers might not be that impressive compared to others, but that’s missing the point.
The point is that if you have something to share and a passion for something then it might take time, but take the first step and then keep chipping away at it. You never know where the journey will take you. Take the first step, I promise you won’t regret it one bit.