Eek! This week is so busy, I almost missed MamaKat’s Writer’s Worskshop. Don’t worry though, there’s still time! My chosen prompt:
Tell us about your blogline — how long have you been blogging, when did you start, what were/are your goals for your blog?
I started this blog on February 10, 2009. Why? Because I was yammering on to my creative partner C about something I’d read on a blog — this was just after I’d discovered Google Reader and was completely obsessed. Still am really, though I digress — and she turned to me and said, “You should start a blog.” I said, “OK” and the rest is history.
The biggest challenge I faced was trying to focus on what to write about. If I simply mused about anything and everything that popped into my head, I would lose my day job for blogging all the time, and you would get very, very bored. I blogged for several weeks before I leaked the link to a few close friends and family members. I got some great positive and constructive feedback and continued to write. It’s a great outlet for me — an advertising copywriter — to be creative in ways that doesn’t include a client’s approval.
I love that lots of family and friends read and comment. Since I live away from many of my fave people, this blog is the ideal way to fill them in on what I’m up to. For the people I don’t know and the many lovelies I’ve met through blogging, it’s a fun way to share tips and tricks on almost anything. I subscribe to more blogs in my reader than I’m willing to admit and read each post for a different reason. Some write about cooking, some about crafts, lots about newlywed life or their families. Each blogger has her own story to tell. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of.
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