I spent some time this afternoon reading my first blog that I started in 2009. Here’s a link if you’re interested…it’s full of really good stuff:
I had all these thoughts in my head and I worked them out in my blog posts, something that I now realize I probably do more on Facebook. My thoughts are different now than they were then, contemplative on a different level, I guess. What I love about the old blog is my free-form conversation style of writing. I didn’t need a theme, I didn’t even use titles (I find writing a title for a blog post to be extremely hard). I just wrote and put it out there. Somewhere along the line I got more formal with my blogging. I created an editorial calendar for my blog (I never really followed it). I became really focused on making it a tool for my business and not so much a way of expressing my thoughts. I miss that. So I’m going to go back to blogging about what’s going through my mind, my dissection of the experiences that happen to me on a day-to-day basis, just as a human walking around on this planet. I think that will feel good. I was honest. I’m going to be honest. Writing that was a little scary, not because I would rather lie, but being honest means being vulnerable. It means exposing parts of me that might be a little dark, weaknesses that I see in myself and in the world. But I always go through this process with the intention of finding the good, finding the light, finding the the inspiration. Most of the time I find it.
Back to titles for a second. Remember when Friends was on the air? Their episodes were all named “The one where Ross kissed Rachel” or “The one where Chandler lost his job.” I always loved that–I could relate. So maybe for this series of blog posts it’ll just be a declaration of what it is. That takes some of the pressure off.
So I’m trying this on for size. I love love love it when you leave comments, so please do. If you like my blog, please share it with a friend. Thanks so much!!
peace, love, and trips down memory lane…