Mr. M, an avid reader of this blog, informed me the other day that I need to “tell more stories” here in this little space. So, in the spirit of sharing a little bit more of me, I’ll start with sharing a story about why I’m here.
From a historical perspective, I’ve been around the internet since the dawn of the web — seriously, ask my mom how I screamed with joy when I saw the first .gif’s pop through our Delphi connection. Before that, I was hopping through telnets and hosting a teen forum on one of the first bay area ISPs at age 11. And since then it seems like I’ve always owned a small spot of real estate in cyberspace. In fact, you can even find my college page on the Google:2001 search engine — back when google wasn’t as great as Yahoo!
In 2003, I jumped into the world of blogging and kept my sanity in check as I wrestled with the post-college world and the duality of my home/work life. And while it was a just a personal blog, I made new friends and exposed my life to anyone who wanted to join in. In the fall of 2006, my “subject de jour” changed over to weddings, and that’s when I joined WeddingBee and started blogging to a much larger audience and the daily routine stuck with me. Concurrently, subject blogs really started emerge and I got hooked… design, crafts, real estate… little things that fed my interests all over the place. Which takes us back to that question I started with: “Why am I here?”
I’m here because I like to share. And I love making new friends. There are a lot of blogs out there that are trying hard to create an certain aesthetic… and while some are completely authentic, others come off as void of personality or just trying too hard. Let me just say that I have too many interests to contain myself to only one love or topic. I’m a generalist at heart… and lust over people who can be truly talented in one area of their life. I mean, just check out those all-inclusive categories on the right! So while I may venture off topic, you will never see anything here that isn’t “me.” In fact, I can’t make anything up because Mr. M would catch me and comment on the lie in the same day! And while I can try hard to be like my grandmother (a real life Martha Stewart), I really am just a normal working girl trying hard to make life special and unique.
So, dear readers, I’ve shared a small story but if you’d like to know more, just ask it here and I promise to respond. And if you don’t ask, I’ll just share anyway, because I really like talking to you.