Happy Birthday to…me?!

Five years, 62 articles and 4658… well I didn’t really count the words. In any case, there were a lot.

Five years ago I started my blog. Why? Because I wanted to do something that would bring me a little closer to my favorite sport. Because I wanted to share my passion. Because I wanted to inspire and inform.

In the beginning, I struggled a lot with the quality of my articles. Articles were discarded, words deleted, sentences rephrased. I never felt like a journalist, even though it was a direction of my degree program along with marketing. At the time, however, I was drawn to marketing. That’s where I saw my strengths, especially since I didn’t think my writing style was particularly mature. At that time, I could not live up to the claim that the reader should be captivated from the first sentence of the article. Journalists should inspire and inform. They should trigger something in the reader with their articles, reports and interviews. That was my aspiration, and I was miles away from it. How can you convey passion if you have no passion for local journalism on the North Sea coast? At the time, I wasn’t aware of the diversity that journalism could offer. So I decided to go the other way and followed marketing professionally. Which now wasn’t a bad choice either, and in a roundabout way, journalism reached me after all.

Today I am glad that I have at least some basic journalistic skills and that I finally found my style. Even if it took many sentences and words. Looking back, the first article was not a retorical tour de force, but it was the first step. The first step to get me to do something outside my comfort zone. The first step to working on something I always thought I couldn’t. The first step to my own blog. Here I can let loose, can inspire and can inform. Here I can share impressions, exchange ideas and continue to grow. My blog gave and always gives me the opportunity to express myself.

The last five years have changed a lot, not only my writing style. I was able to meet new, exciting personalities, and even accompany some on their journey. A lot has happened and I hope many more exciting years, great moments and captivating articles will follow.

However, there is one thing I would like to get off my chest. I want to thank the people who have walked this path with me so far. Who have inspired me and supported me. Also a big thank you to those who I am allowed to accompany and support.

And now… Raise your cups, here’s to another 5,10, 15 or even more years.

Your Miss MotoGP

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