I just realized that today is the first year anniversary of my blog. I’m impressed, I actually stuck with it. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with blogging. I’ve almost quit many times. But today I’m really glad I didn’t. What do I love about blogging? I think mostly that it’s a form of self expression. My blog is a creative outlet that allows me to play and is a place where I can distill my thoughts and shape my words. My place.
But it’s not just my place, it’s a place I share. Isn’t that what blogging’s about, communicating and connecting with others? And that’s what’s special. But it also means putting yourself out there and I do struggle a bit with that. Who do I think I am? Why would others be interested in my life, in what I have to say? Am I a self – promoting attention seeker? I hope not, at least not all of the time. Then at other times I get disheartened because I don’t engage my readers enough. Well if I had any … Boy oh boy, who knew it was going to be this complicated?
However, most of the time it’s a lot of fun and I plan to stick around a bit longer and hope you do too.
I do have a serious dilemma though. I recently learned that my eldest sons have been chuckling away for the past year about the blog name – My Pink Door. Apparently, it sounds like the name of a porn site. I didn’t know… did you? I thought it was a great metaphor, but not for that. They may have ruined it for me. What to do? Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Anyway, now because it is all about me, particularly because it’s my blog’s birthday, I’m going to share some of the joy I’m feeling today at My Pink Door. And I am not going to feel self conscious one little bit.