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Diary of a Blogger: Chapter 1

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I can’t decide if blogging makes me a little more crazy or a little more sane. Blogging can be very liberating but also very difficult. And what am I complaining about? I just blog about crafts and sewing. Well sometimes it’s hard to think of stuff! And sometimes it’s hard to put together a tutorial when it’s late and I’m tired and I’m supposed to be running in the morning. And mostly, its hard to come up with truly creative and new ideas. Not that anyone’s idea is ever really completely original…it’s always ripped off inspired by something. And what’s more, is even when you have a hundred ideas floating around in your head, you usually don’t have all the supplies/funds/time to create said ideas. And that can make me a little bit crazy.

The Many Emotions of a Blogger

But blogging is also wonderful.  Wonderful because of you.  I love you!  Your comments are so encouraging and help me feel like maybe someone could actually be inspired by my hard work.  And I love having someone to share my projects with.   Writing is a great outlet for me, actually very relaxing.  And because I don’t personally know most of you, I don’t need to worry about all the ‘politics’ of personal blogs.

I have a personal blog.  I’ve written in it for years.  And at first, it was kind of like this blog, where I really felt like I had a voice and could truly be me.  But then more people started reading it, friends and family, and I because self-conscious of the things that I’d say.  I was worried that people were going to read too much into my venting or take offense where none was intended or realize how truly dorky I am.  And after I moved away, I felt like it was just an excuse for people to not talk to me…because they figured that because they read my blog, they knew everything that was going on in my life.  I even asked my brother once why he never asked me any questions about my life when I’d just fired question after question to him.  He simply said, “I read your blog.”  So my blogging became “re-cap” blogging, which is really just a chore for me.

But this blog is like my home, where I can really be me.  And if you think I’m a dork, I really don’t care!  You don’t have to read. (Seriously though…please read!)

And I have found my voice again. 
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  1. Wow, you just described me perfectly as far as blogging goes. I hardly talk to my mom or my in laws anymore b/c they read my blog. Only after 2 or more wks of me not blogging do they even call. I love blogging, but it has become more of a drag lately b/c I just feel like it's my personal diary that the whole world can see. So, it really is becoming a chore for me. Hope you have a blessed day…I read your blog and love it!

  2. I LOVE your blogging style! Your projects are SO inspiring, and I love your dorky-ness…'cause I'm a dork too. I think most of us are, maybe just in different ways! Keep doing what you doing, and know that your hard work is appreciated!

  3. Jennwith4 says:

    Love reading you blog!

  4. Cyndi loves to stitch says:

    blog away, who ever reads it reads it, and believe me more people read it than comment on it…..I know because I read 100+ blogs a day and usually only leave a few comments here and there. Some blogs me smile, some happy, others giggly, some sad, very few angry(i just click somewhere else), some are very intringuing or inspiring. Know that we are out there, reading your words and smiling along even though you get no comments!!

  5. Amy @ Increasingly Domestic says:

    Your pictures are cracking me up! I enjoy reading your blog and am glad that you found your voice again.

  6. Keep it up, girl! I am always inspired by your cute sewing. But even better, I felt EMPOWERED when you did the tutorial on applique. I was always too scared to try before. (Will try soon!) So, thanks!

  7. I remember you mentioning that about your brother when we had that hike a couple months ago…and I can't remember if it was me or not. Sorry if it was! If not, shame on him, whoever he is!

    Those pictures are CLASSIC.

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