Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ironing Out Some Kinks

So - I'm having a tough time with the blogging. Mainly because I feel quite a bit of pressure in these early posts to hammer down issues like tone and content. I'm also tying to determine how personal I'd like to get - who/what situations I'd like to include in posts and where I need to draw a line.

As previously mentioned, I read a lot of blogs myself - and all these blogs run the spectrum in terms of content & tone. Some of my favorites to read are a lot less censored than I'd ever feel comfortable posting. But I'm confused about the root of my discomfort: would I feel uncomfortable posting highly personal information, or would I be concerned about what my readers (and potentially anyone mentioned in a post) would think of what I wrote? And where does a writer draw this line? I'm certainly not interested in developing any enemies (or having a huge fight with my husband) - but if a blog doesn't have some level of the personal to it, is it all that enjoyable to read?

In the meantime, I think I can stick with topics that are interesting to me as far as content goes: books, current events, health & fitness, music, movies, cooking & eating, my new "wife" role in life, sweet fat Ben cat, etc.

As a side note, I need to immediately increase my blogger technology skills (ie, how to put a picture in a post, how to hyperlink, how to label posts, how to make the blog itself look more interesting, how to set a post to publish at a later time, etc.).

And as another side note, I probably won't write about the Ben cat - or if I do, it will go something like this: Ben is fat and sleeps all day & night (except when he's eating).

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's a Blogging Kind of Day

It's time to do it. That's what this boils down to; I spend at least an hour everyday reading other blogs, it's time to start my own. (I've been saying this for 9+ months I think?)

But up until this moment, I've had this looming dream to be a writer, and (SHOCKING) I don't really write. I was an English major in college, so I used to write all the time. And I used to be pretty solidly into journaling. But now - not so often. Maybe we can call it "burnout" the past few years? Or busyness? (Or - dare we say it - laziness?) But here I am now; because there's no time like the present - and I'm ready to get back on the writing train!

Hop aboard - and WELCOME to my blog!