when i started this blog last month, it was to inspire myself to do more. creating really does make me happy. but i was finding that the days were going by at breakneck speed, and at the end of each day, i was left wondering what i’d actually gotten done. writing things here as i go has helped me keep track. but also – as a friend shared with me recently – blogging can turn an everyday task such as cooking, gardening, or laundry…
…into a little project. i look at things a little differently now. rather than getting something done just to get it done, i enjoy the process more. stopping to smell the flowers, taking 17 photos of each of them, and such ;-)
but more than that, i have always liked to document things. as a young girl, i kept many journals.
very few survived, as the older version of myself would read my younger version’s thoughts and cringe a little and tear the paper to shreds. in highschool, i edited the school paper, and enjoyed the writing process, putting stories together and presenting them to the readers.
the interesting thing about personal blogging, unlike most writing, is that you don’t necessarily have to write to a specific audience. here, you write about whatever you’re thinking, seeing, experiencing, feeling… you present it however you want to… and the audience finds you instead. you either connect on some level with someone out there, or you don’t and you both carry on.
would i still have this blog even if nobody visited? absolutely. but it does make it that much more interesting when readers stop by.
so for whoever is reading this, thank you. for all those who have stopped by and left a comment, thanks for taking the time. really. i enjoy reading them and learning more about who is floating around out there behind this future-machine* of mine…
and this is all sounding a bit deeper than i intended, so i’ll leave you with this little diy how-to:
question: how do you make a hotdog stand?
answer: take away his chair.
* “future-machine” is a term i use in my mind to describe any gadget like a computer, iPod, etc. i like to pretend i live in a simpler time than i actually do. yes, i realize i’m slightly delusional and completely hypocritical as i write here almost daily, and wouldn’t be able to do so were it not for these new-fandangled computing apparatuses. but hey, it’s my blog and i’ll do what i want to! ;-)© imadeitso, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to ana at imadeitso.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.