My first blog post! I probably should not have started with eek when I start a blog.
But that’s kinda how I feel.
And I’m a complete newbie so I hope I get a free pass
Did you know…
There is a VAST difference between being a READER of blogs and being a BLOGGER?
I’ve been addicted to following blogs for some time. I kinda blame it all on Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chic. She just got me hooked.
Then came Marian, and so many more!
They are my friends. (Ok not really REAL friends, but I know we would be friends and I like to think we are so ok….moving on)
Let’s just say I love blogs and their writers. And read blogs for inspiration.
I love how creative these ladies and men are, how helpful they are to others, how they open themselves up, make me laugh, and feel empowered to do anything, to be ok with being creative, to think outside the box, and to do/be whatever I want.
This brings me to 2 weird and serendipitous happenings.
I was looking for a part-time job to change things up from my job as office manager and bookkeeper for our home base business. I made the decision to pursue my love of all things painted, and vintage and reloved, along with my entrepreneurial side and pursue a creative hobby business. Slowly, I am going to work at selling my painted wares through consignments and at the occasional vintage flea market (which currently does not happen here in my area but that’s a minor obstacle right?).
I put myself out there and told a few people and decided I would slowly work my way through the pile of “finds” I have in my garage and basement.
Maybe I’ll sell a few, maybe I won’t. But I am going to try. It’s definitely out of my comfort zone, but nothing ventured and all. Maybe I’d blog about it. Maybe.
A couple of days later I saw a post (in a blog of course) about an awesome blogger conference that all my “friends” were going to be hanging out. All the sponsors were all from my favorite brands I use AND I was feeling like I need more knowledge about some of these products so I was hooked.
And before I knew it…I very boldly posted that I was looking for a ticket.
I told myself this is nuts.
The tickets are sold out.
It’s 2000 miles away.
In a different country.
With people that will be there that I REALLY admire.
I don’t blog.
I am insane.
It was the last day possible for trades.
I can’t afford this.
Get out the straight jacket. I am insane.
I don’t do this type of thing.
But, then I got a ticket.
And I’m going to Haven. In Atlanta.
(everyone that’s going to Haven and happens to read this is now making a note to stay away from the crazy Canadian) It’s ok. I am a little nuts I think.
I told my extremely supportive husband (love you, honey)
And he laughed and said have fun, he already knows I’m a little crazy
THIS meant I would have to stop TALKING about doing a blog, “maybe someday” and actually START a blog.
And I only had 2 weeks to do it.
To learn about blogging from scratch.
And I know nothing.
I need a host what? A domain name? WHAT?
There is an incredible amount of things to learn.
Starting a blog and going to a blog conference, yet another thing very out of my comfort zone.
Who is going to read a blog written by me? Maybe someone will, maybe not, again, nothing ventured nothing gained!
So – I’m going to get the basics down, grab a note pad and head to Atlanta to get inspired from the best of the best and hope these creative supportive bloggers “get” me
They will probably laugh hysterically at me be polite and helpful, but I’m sure they will think I’m nuts too.
Pass the wine…this is going to be a scary ride.
This is probably NOT the way to start a blog
So, um, yah, EEK
This blog post was updated on the 1st of September 2021. If you’re wondering how the Haven conference went, check out the Haven High blog post.