happy thursday, friends. I’m linking up with amanda at running with spoons for a day full of randomness. I’m jumping in.
after a lifetime of watching dawson’s creek and graduating with an english degree, I learned how to use the word “affects” about one year ago. VANE. verb – affect, noun – effect.
I am still too scared to ever use the word ironic.
because of the snow storm barrel-assing up the east coast, I am currently having a sleepover at my parents’ house.
which means I am blogging from my ipad for the second “thinking out loud” in a row. I never blog this way. even though I really love typing on the ipad.
I just had eight days off in a row. they went so quick, and yet so slow. what I did did not amount to much, but it was pretty great. (I actually wrote out a list of what I did each day. yes, I’m that girl.)
I feel like I want to apologize for the randomness that is this blog turning into a project life blog, but I just think the project is rad. and I loved reading my favorite bloggers’ updates even when I knew nothing about it. they’re great week-at-a-glance updates, and I love playing with paper.
also, it’s absurd I would ever want to apologize for this blog, since it should change and move with me however makes me happy. why do we think like this?
thinking about “blog goals” for the year, I’m thinking it should be more of that – randomness and changing with me however the mood strikes me. since I’m such a list nerd, I end up plotting and drafting and planning whenever I’m interested in something. blogging included. so I end up thinking about the blog as if I were a professional blogger (think editorial calendars, post ideas list, series, and worries of traffic), when I think, when it comes down to it, a whole lot more randomness and less pressure is really what would make me happy.
remember the time (oh, last month) when I started scheduling blog posts for 6:45 AM every day? as if that’s achievable for me right now. don’t get me wrong, all the blogging tips I’ve read over the past year all make sense and all have their right place. but… I should start every post with my best photo. write about the same thing every same weekday, engage on every social media site. advertise. spend my lunch breaks scheduling posts.
I’m just driving myself crazy.
so many of the bloggers I love to read publish on schedules. but they are often writing blogs as their careers. which is amazing. and I am do inspired and happy to have stumbled across their blogs.
but really, where am I in this blogging journey? I’m a girl who likes to write and take pictures and click publish. I like to read other blogs, and hear from other bloggers, and get inspired.
so that’s the plan tonight (not 6:45 tomorrow morning ;) ) and hopefully for the foreseeable future. thanks all for reading! and, if you’re a blogger, thanks for doing your thing.