Welp, this blogging business is officially harder than it may seem.
To my two existing readers (hi girls!), sorry for the distinct lack of writing. There have been plenty of blog-able moments in the past few months – in fact, many times I have exclaimed “oh, when I blog about this…” or “oh, this would be a great post!”
Then the moment came. And left. And then it started to feel awkward, like when you promise to call but keep putting it off and then you feel like you’ll need to catch up on every. single. thing. that has happened so you keep waiting until you have a free few hours and you’re in the mood to talk, but that time never really comes. You know what I mean. Come on now, you know.And then, there’s this thing called having a “voice.” My voice, my style of writing, is [obviously] a work-in-progress for me. Today I’m trying a stream-of-consciousness, and feeling pretty good about it. Tomorrow I may wish that I never hit “publish.” But you’ve gotta try, right?
So, all this to say, kudos to you, bloggers. You make it seem easy and fun and make me want to open Feedly each day to read your posts. The reality is, this takes a lot of effort and planning and skill. I am impressed.
And here is my promise: I promise to keep wading into this pool. I believe its the right place for me, right now, and that I can contribute something positive. So I’m re-committing. My goal is to start with a few posts this December – think of it like a “soft” opening. Then commit to a regular schedule come January. So if you’ve found me, stick with me. I’ve got plans.
If I was doing a full analysis of my attitude these past few months, I might also disclose that its hard for me to start things without a plan start-to-finish. Meaning, if I don’t know that I can do something, and do it successfully, I don’t start. (perfectionist? guilty.) Because this is a path with no end in sight, that makes blogging a personal challenge for me. But a good challenge.
Those first posts also came from a rare moment of spontaneity. In that moment, I didn’t care that I haven’t 100% mastered WordPress, didn’t have a schedule, didn’t have a banner or logo or preferred font. After publishing, it started to matter. So as I develop my voice I’ll also be developing my style. Check out this Pinterest board for my current visual concept. Let me know what you like, and send me pins that you think I should add! (and if you’re a web designer looking for a project, contact me!)
Until next time, au revior mes amis!