Since this week has apparently turned into “let me tell you things you might not know about me because I have no new crafts or food to speak of,” I feel like it’s worth mentioning why I started blogging in the first place.
It was August. I had graduated in May. I was SO BORED with my life. Did you know that in the real world, you must seek out opportunities to become involved with stuff? Like, they aren’t presented to you at every turn and every email? I did not know this at first. I know this now.
Anyway, August. I was bored. I worked, and I hung out with friends, and that was about the extent of it. My coworker friend over at Kate Schmate had this adorable little blog with lots of creative things, and her writing was so entertaining. And I, at 22 years old, thought I had important things to say.
Turns out, at 25, I still don’t have important things to say.
Kate was the only blogger I knew, but I figured it was worth a shot. I started out with lengthy posts about nothing important (unlike my lengthy posts this week…which are very important! to me, anyway). And I was not hilarious (like Kate) or creative (like Kate) and no one read my blog.
Then I said to myself, “self, you like taking pictures. you should add pictures.” Actually, Pops suggested it. But it was a good suggestion, nonetheless.
And now, voila! My blog is no masterpiece, but it has become an essential creative and personal outlet in my life. I love knowing that y’all read it, but quite frankly, I’d love it just as much if mom and dad were the only ones who ever checked in.
If you’re considering starting a blog, do it! Even if you don’t know what to say, it’s BOUND to be better than my first posts. And if you’re really not sure how to start, how about a 101 list?
At the end of the day, none of us say anything new. We don’t reinvent the wheel. We just twist and shape a few things to feel like we’ve made a little footprint on this cyber-world of ours. And we’re all the better for it.