Blog #50: A Thank You

When this publishes, I’ll have published 50 of these things and let me tell you something; this isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

For those that don’t know, “Race Car, Go!” started as a semester-long project for my Digital Media Writing course. I rolled my eyes when I saw this assignment on the syllabus. I was sure that it would be restrictive in topics that I could write about like politics or pop culture. To my surprise, the instructor told us to write about whatever we liked, that this experience was about becoming better organizers, writers, and communicators.

I can’t tell you how liberating and inspiring this was to me.

So, I found a cheap logo maker and bought a domain name through wordpress.com and started writing about what I am passionate about and as you all well know by now, that’s auto racing.

My first blog post was titled “Reflecting on What My Mother Said.” It was a call to NASCAR fans that we needed to be less negative if we wanted the sport to continue to grow. I can’t tell you how nervous I was before I finally built up the courage and pushed that publish button. Here is the link if you would like to refresh yourself:

https://wordpress.com/post/racecargo.blog?jetpack-copy=10

Since then, I have grown my confidence. I’ve been discovering my voice and trying to expand my global identity.  I want to be a part of the world of racing in any way I can be. Ultimately, I would love to be a broadcaster with a weekly show about auto racing, but through this blog, I have found a calming and welcoming presence within the written medium.

That calming factor was something I didn’t expect.
I never grew up with friends that liked racing. I never had anyone to share my ideas with, discuss topics, or even watch a race with. But in this blog, I’m free to do these things. I’ve found people around the world to interact with.

So with this blog post, I wanted to say thank you for reading my posts. Thank you for following “Race Car, Go!” on social media and thank you for becoming one of my racing friends.

This support means more than you will know,

Scott Masom

 

 

 

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