I don't always get inspired when I sit down (ooorrrr lay on my bed, a la Carrie Bradshaw complete with voiceovers) with my Macbook to write a post.
I need a desk... that will make me a better writer, right?
I digress. I get inspired sitting right here, typing the beginning of what will probably be a rambling, long-winded blog post I am typing on my iPhone. I love blogging so much. The whole experience. I never expected it to become a hobby. I started blogging after graduating college for a much needed creative outlet.
It became my baby.
I love blogging because not only am I building an epic time capsule to show my future, highly embarrassed children, (or puppies, there will always be puppies...) I'm in a part of a great community. I've made real life friends from this. I love that people I've never met know everything about me (and I them,) they help influence my style and we all collaborate from time to time. This little baby blog was so enriching for me, even with 17 followers, before Instagram and when I didn't ever think Twitter was going to take off.
I've recently come out of the "blogging closet", letting the entire population of people in my life know I've been harboring this weird ass hobby.
It was scary.
Having a local magazine photograph you and write about your blog will do that, btw. People I haven't talked to since high school were emailing me congrats, so once the initial weirdness wore off... I decided to buck up and make the best of it. I've integrated the blog with a Facebook page, which I purposely avoided for three years. I guess when I was working in a school environment, I didn't want people to know I was doing this for a few reasons... Professionalism?
Let's face it, I was never cut out for professional.
Mainly because some people don't get it and I was a little afraid of what people would think.
They're missing out...
because I'm awesome.
Now, I wish I had not wasted so much time keeping it to myself, close friends and fam, and my online blogging confidants. YES! An entire online community of people I don't know was waaaay more comfortable that letting my co-workers follow along. It's not a dirty little secret, it's personal life AND style. And it's adapting everyday, just like me.
I want to pursue growing my blog and continue writing for other people in different forums. It is where my heart is at the moment. There is that quote that says "wherever your mind goes when it wanders" or something... that's ME! When I changed career paths (aka completely halted having one) my sister was 100% convinced I should take more time and do this. "You're funny," she said, Ummm news flash? I know I'm funny. Convincing others in a blog post is another story. Sharing a long post (of my OWN wordy words) is something I also avoided, but it is what I wanted to do! Maybe you're still reading this, maybe you saw my silly face and had a laugh and then clicked away from this insanity compound. I've written all of this to say, welcome old readers, my new spring chickens, locally and globally to my little place of revelry.
Buckle up, it's going to be a messy, merry ride.
p.s. feedback welcome, as always.