Things have changed, and in this journey I wanted to keep what I wrote down, for myself, to flow into me, to expand the ocean within me and hit the cliffs my mind has not reached yet.
July 12, 2014 – I remember the first day I created my blog like it has been yesterday. Unsuspectingly of how significant impact it would have on my life, I started to type my words into my digital diary, which was my blog. The more people read my entries, the more my excitement grew. 100… 1.000… 10.000… 100.000… the number of my followers was increasing steadily – but the most important fact here is that it was never my intention. At that time, there was no such thing as influencer, bloggers created their content, but noone did earn serious money from blogging. And maybe we’ve been lucky to have started then in comparison of the ones who are just starting. Because we were only focused on our content and not on being popular, and that’s why we were authentic. So we could express ourselves without any doubts. The secret of blogging is; being authentic. Those who accomplished this, have become successful.
eylevant.com is my baby I brought up. It all started there. When I started blogging, it was impossible for me to imagine that it would lead me to the life I am living now. But here I am. Everything has changed… the house I live in, the city, even the country – my job – my environment – my thoughts – my perspective – I have changed. The only thing that have not changed is my truth. And if I’m writing here right now, this is the product of my truth. Unless it stays strong, I am brave, take risks, close some doors to open others.
To open a new door,
you have to close the other ones.
So why did I switch to a new website? Today I actually want to talk about that. For the last year I have not uploaded anything on eylevant.com, I was trying to express myself on Instagram stories as much as possible. My excuse was always ‘I don’t have time for my blog’, but that ain’t the point actually. I was kind of bored. Not of blogging, because I kept writing anyway. I have a huge archive on my computer, if I’d compile the articles, it might even come out as a book. So the problem never was to run away from blogging. I found my blog insufficient for myself, I couldn’t do what I wanted to do, the site restricted me because of its provider. So the subject is completely technical and I couldn’t get over it. Therefore, unfortunately (because I did not try to solve the problem) I stopped uploading posts.
But that’s not the only reason; I had also to decide in terms of content. Let me tell you what happened one day; I started composing a post on my laptop. It was going so well that I said, ‘This is going to be the best post ever,’ but I never published it. That point was a turning point for me; I didn’t want to share the article and I understood that I was going to keep it for myself. I had to decide first where my blog was going, I got stuck. I didn’t want to put pressure on myself though. I had just moved to Istanbul and I had to give time to myself. But let’s talk talk about this in more detail later. 🙂
I am not going to close my old blog, but I won’t be active there also. I’m here now. It’s a big step for me to say that, because it makes me feel like I’m leaving the city I live behind. You will still be able to read those articles, but I will be gone from there. Maybe I’m not even going to tell people who I meet from now on about eylevant.com, it’s kind of like moving to another city. But I’m like that, I don’t belong anywhere. There is no place, nothing, and no one I would anchor myself forever. It’s called freedom, being yourself, staying yourself and being happy with yourself. I needed a platform where I could be more free in order to share my thoughts more creatively, so I didn’t sleep for 3 days and set up this site. I’ve designed everything carefully which feels like moving into a new home. Now we’re here, fellas, leave your jacket and let’s have a little chat. 🙂