Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Blogging Adventure Ahead.

I've spent a long time staring at my blog. A very long time. Months. Trying to find my place in the whole community of writing blogs--or blogs by writers.

At one point, I told another blogger, E.J. Wesley, that I just felt I didn't have anything to offer. It feels like everything has been said, it feels like everything has been done, and I don't feel qualified to give advice on anything.

What good does that make my slice of space on the internet?

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been searching for an identity, searching for a way to make this place more exciting for everyone who visits but also for me. Half of the challenge of blogging is just not being compelled or thrilled to post anything.

So here I am. I'm not sure if you've noticed the changes, but I'm getting more involved and blogging about things I love. And giving away things. I love giving away books. And things.

I've updated the look of my blog, and I've been blogging almost regularly (depending on what regularly means, I'm pretending it means more than once a month).

What else can you expect?

- More book giveaways
- More thing giveaways
- Posts on writing
- Posts about how I should be writing
- Posts about how I can't write anymore because my fingers hurt and my eyes are bleeding.
- Posts about all of the things that distract me from writing: Cats. Kittens. Reading. Buying books. Art. Things I collect. Food. I love food. Donuts. Cupcakes. Delicious steaks. (Okay this list could be endless.)

I have a few things planned, so... just you hang in there. I'll make this a place you won't want to leave.

Yeah. I just challenged myself.

Oh wait... wait a second. Guys. What is this? Oh.

Click here for source and recipe: Here. Click me

BAM. That was the sound of you suddenly deciding that it's okay if you want to hang out on my blog. Because, well. Brownies.

(sometimes I cheat.)



  1. This is exciting! So exciting I'm not waiting for my left hand to wake up and typing through the horrible tingling sensation! ;p

    I love this. The blog is so pretty and I can't wait to see what you have in store.

  2. I'm glad you didn't listen to yourself, Aun Juli! You've got tons to offer because you're the only you. That makes your perspectives unique. I think you're definitely on the right track in terms of blogging about things you want to blog about instead of what you think you 'need' to blog about.

    I did something similar about a year into my blogging life and a strange thing happened: I started to really enjoy blogging! : ) Sure, there was some attrition--basically people who followed from before who didn't dig my new direction. But for the most part I found a more focused and passionate following. There are people who think like you and who will love the things you love to talk about.

    Those brownies look seriously awesome by the way... but it's still breakfast... but they look sooooo good. ; )

    Keep doing what you do!


    1. <3 I really enjoy your company--thank you for your insights. It's been interesting trying to find my identity as a blogger, and I think it speaks a lot about how I'm also still trying to navigate my thoughts and feelings about just myself in general.

      Sunday morning brownie breakfast. It must be done. ;)