Blogging is hard. Harder than you would think. When I first started I thought,”Just start writing and sharing your projects and it will work”. There’s so much more that goes into it. I’m not trying to deter anyone from blogging. In fact, just the opposite. But, I want to share where I’m going wrong.
The problem I have with sitting down and writing, or being behind a camera or computer is that the “real me” is different. If you knew me in “real life” you would know that I am a jokester. A class clown. A sarcastic person who finds the humor in almost everything. The problem with blogging is how do I do that here? How do I share that side of me without being taken in the wrong way or being viewed as a “mean girl”.
I am hardly ever serious and I am as open as they come with my life. In fact, I probably share too much on a daily basis. Some see that as a fault and I see it as therapy. For me, my humor comes from situations or conversations. I would be fired as a standup comedian. My humor comes from real life. From being a room with family and friends where I am most comfortable. You guys are my friends as well and I want you to know that side of me.
My Daughter and I on our way to watch “The Polar Express”. Yes, I went out in public like this.
On a written blog post, you can’t see me doing the “Carlton” dance when I complete a project. Or my facial expressions when I drip paint everywhere. You can’t hear me laugh at myself when everything goes wrong. My constant movie quotes or song lyrics. I will be trying vlogging soon (video blogging). I was told by two great bloggers whom I look up to that that’s what I should be doing. I met them at Haven Conference last year and they were my mentors. It was Cassity from Remodelaholic and Brooke from All Things Thrifty. If you haven’t seen their blogs you should check them out. Love those girls. They got to see that side of me that I am having a hard time showing you all here on my blog.
I can’t take a serious picture to save my life. Thankfully, my sisters are used to it.
A fear of vlogging is that I am impulsive. I love Jesus but I cuss
a little a lot. Not in meetings or around kids mind you, but still. I am not saying I am proud of it, but it’s one more thing I worry about in regards to offending people.
The longer I blog, the easier it is to find the words, but I have trouble with the making you laugh part. I think laughter is my favorite part of life. I believe it was handed down to me from my grandfather on my mothers side. Though sometimes his humor could have been viewed as cruel by others, it was just who he was. No one was safe around him. But I loved that about him. My husband and I share the love of laughter and I truly believe that’s what keeps our marriage strong.
My Better Half
I have come to love blogging and sharing my ideas and projects with you guys. I’m still learning and hope to only get better but here’s my promise to you. I will try to be more of myself on here. To find a way to bring you the laughter. To give you more of me than just my ideas or the projects I am working on.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your continued support.