Hello there IC readers. I have been thinking a lot about my blog lately, especially when it began and where it is now. I am deeply grateful for each and every one of you who come to my blog and visit me daily for creative inspiration. It is humbling and overwhelming to me. There have been some of you who have been with me since the very beginning. That is unbelievable to me. I can’t wait for the day…when I get to meet some of you. I thought it might be interesting for me to write about my blog story. So this is how it began.
Okay first let me back up and say I wish I knew then what I know now about setting up a blog. I would be an a whole different place if I had done some research on blogging. So if you are new to blogging or haven’t set up a blog and want to I highly recommend my friend Court’s free course on how to start a blog.
On so let’s begin shall we? I started blogging 3 1/2 years ago. My husband, myself and my 14-month old son had just moved from Washington state to Indianapolis. I started a blog for a few reasons. First of all, I had no friends and plenty of time on my hands and it was a way to express myself. Secondly, I also was hoping it would be a way to keep in contact with friends and family far away without having to send an annoying email letter with adorable pictures of my kid each month. I thought if they wanted to pop in for a visit they could. If they didn’t no big thing.
Isaac 15 months
I started blogging about my crafty endeavors, refinishing furniture, and decorating on the cheap. Then in December of 2007 Kim from Today’s Creative Blog featured me.
To be honest I felt really out of place on her blog. I felt not crafty enough and a little embarrassed that she actually thought I was creative. But it also spoke to this little place in my heart that thought, “Hmmm…maybe I have some inspiration to offer people.” So I continued on and nurtured that little light that was lit in my heart,
Obviously, life got busier as I acclimated to my new surroundings and made friends. Then I got pregnant with my daughter. I had gone ten days overdue with my son and it was utter torture. So I enacted Operation Project Month in January 2009 and had a project planned each day in order to keep my mind off the waiting game.
Then I had Kayla and I had over 100 comments and congratulation emails from my readers. It was a weird sort of community to me that 100 people I did not know personally would take time to wish me the best on one of the most exciting days of my life.
I was so grateful and I remember reading those comments in the hospital in tears.
To be continued…
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