The Very Beginning

I have an idea. Instead of presenting you, dear reader, with a finely tailored series of blog articles and videos that perfectly display me and my brand, I’m going to remain completely upfront about that I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m not sure who my audience is meant to be, I’m not entirely sure who I am or why I’m making a website. I just know I have the drive to create something, and so I’m doing it. I know I’m really into meditation, I’d like to see more people meditate, I like personal growth, I like learning things, I like consciousness, Burning Man stuff is really cool. Will those interests define what I allow myself to put out to the world on this website? Maybe, maybe not. Ultimately, I want a place to express myself in whatever way I find interesting.

As part of my journey to creating this thing, whatever it is, I’m taking a free open source class called Digital Storytelling and Social Media. I’m not entirely sure what it is, but I know it has something to do with exploring different means of creative expression in digital form. I’m going to post all of my work from the course on here so you, my dear reader, can see my progress as I slowly learn what it is I’m doing and what this website is supposed to be. I may find out in a few weeks that this is a terrible idea, in which case I’ll stop and do my classwork somewhere else, but there’s the freedom in starting something new when you don’t yet have a following. I can mess up as much as I want with no consequence.

I wouldn’t say I enjoy it, but I’ve accepted it as a matter of course. Hell, I feel like this article is going to come out pretty lame. Hell, I’m even judging myself for feeling the need to call out the fact that I think this article is lame. That’s just part of it though. I’ll get better as I go along.

That kind of freedom is inspiring to me. The idea that as long as I stay dedicated and disciplined in my pursuit of creation, I can make as many tremendous mistakes as I want. Things will smooth out over time. If they don’t, I’ll scrap it all and start again.

Gary Vee says to document, not create. So that’s what I’m doing. You’ll see it all. Whether I end up a famous celebrity or homeless, babbling, selling my teeth for booze money, you’ll be able to look back and see how it happened if you wish.

That’s all for now homies, I’ll catch you on the frizzy.

Much love,

Danny Zen