Oh my...THIS prompt for the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon was kind of a surprise!
"Whether you've been blogging for 5 years or 5 days, share with us your first post and what you've learned or how you've changed since then."
So here is the link to my very first blog post, written almost 3 years ago, on Dec. 27, 2010.
(the "graphics" & layout were different back then, but it pretty much represents the way I write...which is pretty much the way I talk...kinda ramble-y & run-on and all over the place, as I said, lol!)
What have I learned? Hmmm...mainly that for whatever reason(s), I can't seem to get into the practice of blogging ever. single.day. And, even more importantly, not to beat myself up about it because honestly, no one other than ME even notices, ha ha! Also that after almost 3 years and 212 posts, I am pretty unconcerned and un-stressed about what it is I actually write about when I do write. I mean, I'm no Jamie Ridler (lol!), and only have a few people who even ever read my blog so it feels more like a public diary to me sometimes, you know? There is no one hanging onto my every word or who I feel is "counting on me" to write something life-changing or even remotely "important"...so I can pretty much write whatever I want to and not fear that it won't be "enough" for anyone...other than (again!) myself!
Of course, I always want to touch and inspire and connect and all of that good stuff with my words and thoughts and photos, but I still believe that whatever I am feeling is what I should be writing-with the understanding that pretty much anyone could be reading it, so I don't really "censor" but rather am just "aware" that although I don;t *think*many people are reading my blog, the fact is that *anyone* could be and if there are things I am feeling that I don't want to "go public" about, then I should keep those words and thoughts to my private handwritten for my eyes only journal! So I don;t think I've really "changed" anything in my postings all that much, other than the occasional prompts or starting a "blog-a-thon" like this, and starting the 52 Photos Project. I'm glad for this blog-a-thon to help me get motivated to post more (every day so far!) and hope that I can maaaaaybe...just maybe post as many times this coming year as I have over the past almost 3 years time! (but if I don't pull that off, I won;t beat myself up over it!)
Thanks for reading! "See" you tomorrow!
Happy Me-Laurie Z!