One year ago today, I decided to start a blog. An hour later, I was officially a blogger. To be honest, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I still don’t. Being a blogger is much like standing in public naked. You don’t always know where to go or what to do with your hands. You also don’t know what people think of what they are seeing!
My very first post, I tried to figure out what I was doing with blogging. In honor of my one year blogger-versary, I wanted to revisit my first blog post and re-answer the questions. I hope you enjoy!
Why Am I Here? Was it the Wine?
( originally posted~August 6, 2012)
It has been a long day at work. And I find my self asking the following questions: Why am I here? What was I thinking? How much wine have I had? Will people want to read this? What do I have to offer to people who actually DO read this? In order to get my head around my sudden whim to start this blog, I have decided to tackle each question head on!
Question 1: Why am I here?
2012 Answer: Why not?! I spend all day long with women (mostly moms, specifically) helping them find clothes to fit their body type and lifestyle. I am also a mom who loves fashion and trends but still LOVES her yoga pants. It ain't easy to balance being ME and being MOM simultaneously.
2013 Answer: I still agree with the above. But I would also add, being a blogger is fun! Sure, when I started I thought I wouldn’t care about people following, but every like, follow, comment, or recognition is like a warm fuzzy. Plus, this is a great outlet for getting all the random chaos in my head.
Question 2: What was I thinking?
2012 Answer: I am constantly amazed how women rip their own forms apart and envy those of others. I am also amazed by how women talk themselves out of so many things which make them happy or don't fit the idea they have created in their own heads about how a mom should look. I don't understand this! Why in the world do we do this to ourselves? Women are gorgeous and need to learn to accept it, no matter your perceived imperfections. Hopefully, I can help women love themselves for real. If not, we can at least have a little fun. I can be kind of wacky, just ask the people I work with.
2013 Answer: Hell, I have been writing this blog for a year now and the answer to this question still eludes me. I love my 2012 answer though. Love yourselves, peeps!
Question 3: How much wine have I had?
2012 Answer: 2 glasses. I swear. But they were absolutely delicious and well deserved. God bless you, Trader Joe's!
2013 Answer: In the past year? Too much to count. Tonight? Sadly…..none. In my defense, I worked late tonight.
2013 Answer: Still trying to figure this one out. Based on the number of Facebook followers, I think people just might be bored enough to keep following me! For this I am extremely grateful.
Question 5: What do I have to offer people who actually DO read this?
2012 Answer: Hmmm.....good question. Maybe readers will learn to love and accept themselves more, but that might be aiming high. If nothing else, we will have a few giggles together talking mom and style.
2013 Answer: I hope you are all having a good time. Maybe learning something about me or about yourself. Maybe laughing a little. But overall, I just hope you are all enjoying what you read on the blog page or see posted on the Facebook page.
A huge thank you and much love to all the followers of this blog.