I can’t believe I’m doing this… I’m starting a BLOG. I have been planning on starting this blog for over a month now, but so it’s taken me a while to actually get started because traveling to visit family for Christmas totally threw me off. To tell the truth I don’t even totally understand what a blog is or how they work (apparently people make money from them, but I literally have no idea how).
On top of the time and travel obstacles I’ve been dealing with, I couldn’t decide what kind of blog I wanted to write. I am interested in such a wide array of topics, but I don’t think I have enough on any one topic to devote an entire blog to it. I already have ideas for posts: children and television/electronics, taking care of sugar gliders, self-esteem/body image, gun control, ethical farming, healthy food/cooking, DIY ideas and instructions, and even politics!
After finally deciding to write a blog and that it would just be a random stream of consciousness sort of blog, the next major decision was what my first post would be about. I have thought about it for a few days and I literally sat here in front of the laptop for at least thirty minutes this morning and tried to decide what I should write about for the first post in my blog. Should it be about something spiritual? Funny? Controversial? DIY idea or instructions? How much should I think it through? Do I need to write and then edit or just be rough like a Facebook post? Then I thought, “holy crap, I’ll never start this blog if I keep thinking about it”… so I’ve decided to use THIS as my first post. A narration of how I got to the blogosphere and how I started my blog, hope it isn’t terribly boring (you know, for all those reader out there waiting with baited breath for my blog post… or just the few imaginary fans I have decided to have in my head).
If my children will allow it, I may try to comment on a few videos or articles that I’ve read recently. I keep having to remind myself that this is MY blog, there are ZERO requirements that I have to meet or guidelines that I have to follow. I tend to plan so much that by the time I start whatever it is that I’ve been planning, I’m tired of doing it already. The idea that comes to mind is “planning myself into chaos”, like I am SO focused on planning the budget (or the grocery lists, or the cleaning schedule) that I forget to try that recipe that I just pinned on Pinterest, call and make a doctor appointment, and don’t change out of my pajamas for two days. I always mean well, I’m always trying to improve my life, but I don’t see the forest for the trees. My mom just told me about a book that she thinks I should read, Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder… and I’m going to start reading it *cough, cough* as soon as I finish the three books I am already reading… and write a few posts for this blog… and finish organizing my closet… and clean out the garage… and catch up on my tv shows… :0)
Joyfully lost in my own little world,