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.
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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!)