Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What the heck am I doing?

Since starting this blog back in November I still haven't told anyone that I have one. My parents and my husband, my aunt, but no one else. It feels a bit like giving people a key to my diary. Like I am opening my self up to feeling like I am in high school all over again. Will I fit in to the blogging world out there? Will people think it's weird? Will they like what I have to say? Will I bore people? Is my blog "good enough"? Will I offend some people with my opinion? All of these things cross my mind everyday.

I have stopped posting a few times worrying that I have no idea what I'm doing and no one would want to read it anyway. For probably a year before I finally started my blog I pondered it. I would think through out the course of my day "I could blog this, or I could put that on my blog."

So finally one day I decided to bite the bullet and did it. I think I decided that the answer to all of the above questions was YES and NO.  I decided to stop trying to compare myself to bloggers who have been blogging for years and just start where I'm at. It is such a learning process. I am not super computer savvy so it has been a challenge to figure out what I am doing.

For about a year I have been taking pictures of my own outfits for What I wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy. When I started this blog that was going to be my Wednesday post... however I still don't know exactly how to do it! I got photos people!!

Speaking of photos I have learned so much about taking photos. Still have along way to go though! My pictures of myself are the worst. Good Lord, maybe it is good I can't link up to WIWW, I'd scare y'all! I did figure out how to grab a button today, not that I know what to do with the darned thing! But it makes me feel a little more official. ;) I am hoping to add WIWW to my "line up" next week! Send me good linking Mojo!!

My line up..... I have been all over the place. I never wanted my blog to be about one specific thing, not a decorating blog or a foodie blog but just random musing of this perfectly imperfect life I lead. I have decided to go with more of a schedule aka line up. I think I had to just dive in before I could figure out what my line up would be. Soooo, I am getting rid of some stuff and adding new stuff as my confidence grows.

I actually got the guts to comment on a few blogs this week and got my first REAL comment! And it wasn't from my my husband sitting on the couch!! Thanks Momma Gets Real!! You made my day!!  I really was giddy!! Sad, I know! But a real comment made my blog feel real.  :)

I also need to work on my time management! I have things to do folks and at times I feel like I am on here all morning!! No I am on here all morning!! I know as I go everything will go smoother. Until then I can just go buy my people new socks and underwear if the laundry doesn't get done, right? Besides... does the laundry EVER really get done?

So I guess I have decided to stick with this blog thing and see where it goes... see what I can learn and what I might have to offer. See if I can get some real readers. Swallow my pride and get my self out there... seriously tough I am scared to death... well not to death, that is awfully drastic, but I feel sooo vulnerable! Time to put on my big girl panties and deal with what ever comes my way... good and bad.

If anyone is out there, thanks for stopping by and please do come again. If you have any amazing advice for a new blogger in distress bring it!!

Have a great half way to the weekend day!! ~Shelby

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