In September, I made the jump and finally started blogging. This, after originally getting hooked on Kelly's Korner (I blame that on my BFF Courtney) and subsequently getting sucked into the world of décor and lifestyle blogs. Many of my favorite blogs are highlighted on my right-hand sidebar. I do hope you will visit them and give them some love.
Back to why I started blogging. I guess I decided it was time to contribute and I wanted to test the waters of joining a different type of community. I also wanted a place to post pictures so that my girlfriends could see my new apartment. (And let's face it- facebook is not the best place for such a thing anymore. That's another topic for another day.)
When I first started this blog, I knew I would have at least two faithful readers: Courtney and Emily. I knew (or trusted) that they would read my blog because they love blogs as much as I do, even though neither one of them have taken the plunge and started contributing to the community... yet. And when I first started blogging, I was so excited with every single comment I got. And I still get excited whenever I see a new comment. Like really excited. And when people regularly started reading my blog it made me really excited (and surprised).
Well now, after six months of blogging, I have over 30 followers. Let me just say that I am astonished by this and so thankful to each one of you for visiting this little blog and sharing your thoughts with me. I feel a bit like Sally Field: They like me! They really like me!
I didn't start blogging looking to build a blog "brand" and that still isn't my goal. My goal was to document things about my new life as a semi-adult and as a young woman starting out and making her way in life. That is still my goal. The idea that blogging can lead to more is just icing on the cake.
That icing materialized last weekend when I had the chance to attend a local Blogger's Brunch with several other bloggers in the DC area. I've highlighted all the attendees under my new sidebar section: DC Bloggers. I really hope you will go and visit some of these wonderful ladies and read about all their ideas for life and living! The fact that I have made new friendships through blogging is amazing to me and I am very thankful for it. I hope blogging will continue to be a connector in my life and for other people.
I've noticed that I have a few new followers following this brunch extravaganza! I thought I would point to a few of my favorite posts for anyone who might be new around these parts.
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I say all of this to say, thank you. Thank you to people who read this blog regularly and hopefully get something out of it! You keep me going and motivated. If I wasn't a poor little old graduate student I would have some giveaway to show you all my love.
But instead I'm just going to give you all a big virtual hug.
I really do love ya'll more than my luggage.
(Major props to anyone who names the source of that quote.)