I’m still learning my way around the blogosphere.
To be honest, I struggle with it. More than I expected to when I started.
In my daily job, I write All. Day. Long. The style is completely different. Bone dry. No embellishments. And I never, EVER write about myself. Besides emails or quotes the word “I” isn’t used. Then I start a blog. I started it to detail my mis-adventures in cooking. To show to friends and family it may not be their ‘fun’ but it doesn’t have to overwhelm them.
And I worried. I’m not used to writing about myself, other than simple emails. I can write about a subject, or friend…but Me? My life? This could take adjusting.
I worried I sounded like a know-it-all who didn’t know a thing. I didn’t want to sound bossy, or full of myself. That I’d sound all over the place, never make a point and meander through thoughts. More than anything else I’ve fought with thoughts of ‘Does anyone REALLY care what I cook or my thoughts on it At All?!? Or is this a side-effect of being the generation where every kid was told they’re awesome?”
I brought it up to a friend. A blogger who once held a position very similar to mine, who would understand my plight, and be able to give advice on finding my path.
So what did she say? “Give it time.” I nodded, while thinking “Really?!? I get to ramble on potentially like a vapid buffoon while waiting for things to work out??”
She said I’d find my way, trend would show up, it just comes with practice. In my mind I cussed, knowing she was likely right (who was I to know?) while wishing to pick out a style like tomorrow’s dinner plan.
And even still in my unsuredness, I have joined another writing project. A group music blog. Which I am very excited about.
With all of this said, I just ask that you be patient. I ramble. I forget the story I started with, my grammar here is deplorable, (frankly I don’t care, I write how I think it and don’t put a second thought to a comma), and I get stuck on things. Be patient with me. This whole pot of words will boil and simmer over time….just gotta wait it out I guess.