I started this humble little effort of mine 2 years ago on January 1st. Yessirree, I did.
I was not sure where it was to go, or what I was going to do with it, beyond just a vague sketch in my head.
Often I hear that plans and outlines and ideas going forward are the way to get where one wants to go. Guess I didn’t know where I wanted to go, because I figured if I was going to do this, I better just start, and the first of the year is always a good day to do that. Start something, that is.
I had given it some thought. For some weeks, I had pondered the issue of a name. Title, yes. Aim and direction and focus? Not so much.
Probably why I never wrote a novel.
There was one goal I did set for myself, and that was to be true to me, and to keep this blog for me and no one else. That meant for me that I was going to honest (without hurting anyone, of course), and that this exercise was for me. I am glad that some have found it interesting and maybe entertaining or even helpful, but really? It’s more about what I want to write, and how I feel I want to express myself.
I didn’t know if anyone would ever find my blog. I didn’t know if I wanted anyone to find it. I didn’t tell my family about it for some weeks. Maybe months.
But I put the link out there when I posted comments, out on Ravelry, and I let the fam know the secrets were being aired, like dirty laundry.
In all, it’s been a very rewarding experience, and I have even brought DSis, Middle Daughter, and BFF over to the dark side. (Mwahahaha!)
I recently started working on slurping my posts up into a book. (o my gah! That sounds so pretentious!) I am doing it 1) because I just love me some hard copy, and 2) what happens if Blogger disappears someday? In working through the ‘editing’ of the slurps, I am pleased with what I have found. Sure, some of it is cheesy, but some of my writing…well…it’s okay. I have grown, and my photography has matured.
Some of the most fun I have had started this past October, when DSis and I started our tag-team blogging, and then opened Atomic Sisters (where she sells things, and I do not!). We have continued posting at our respective blogs on alternating days, which I think works very well. Keeps me motivated, scheduled, and honest! And we can feed off each other, too, which we have always done very well. Much to our mother's dismay as we sat in the backseat and laughed uproarilously at nothing.
Enough of the retrospective. Suffice it to say I think I will keep at it. Those who know me (in real life) know I generally always have something to say!
With anniversaries around here come contests, and here’s the deal for this one.
1. Leave a comment with a goal you have for the New Year. (We don’t do no stinking resolutions around here!)
2. And come next Friday (Jan 8), there will be a drawing.
3. Doesn’t get much more simple than that.
4. (If you do not wish to be in the drawing, that’s okay. You can still wish me a happy bloggy-versary. Just let me know you are opting out.)
Seems like I have left something out…oh, the prize! Well, see it’s like this. We have this Etsy shop called Atomic Sisters, and the winner will receive a $35 shopping spree to said shop. (fabric, and aprons, and handspun yarn! Oh my!)
There you go, folks