(If you ever wonder what it's like to be me, this tweet from two years ago sums it up fairly well.)
Let's be real, it's been three whole years. I am almost 25 now. My day-to-day consists of showing people where "The Great Gatsby" is shelved, trying to collect all of the cats in Neko Atsume, drinking enough coffee to kill a small child, and trying to remember to take my vitamins.
Not the glamorous content one expects from a blogger... but if I remember correctly, I've never been a polished blogger, and I'm okay with that. Minus my unplanned three-year hiatus, I've been doing this for nearly ten years. So I must be getting something out of it, and maybe you guys are too?
There's something special about the classic blog format. The bloggers, and wordpresses, and typepads of the internet. There's room for customization, and freedom of content, and of coming and going that other sites don't have. I'm not going to bombard you with Parks and Rec .gifs, or photos of Kristin Stewart exiting various airports looking fabulous, like I would on a site like Tumblr. I'm not limited to 140 characters like on Twitter. Where, the above tweet aside, I can never seem to feel like my content is especially funny. Here I'm not so worried about how I come across. I just want to post things that interest me, or that are on my mind. I want to keep in touch with the community I'm a part of, and meet new people in other communities and hear their stories.
I'm not going to try too hard. I'm not going to make weekly outfit posts - I wear the same pair of black jeans every day, and switch it up with various black and grey tops/sweaters/etc, on the occasions I go out of my way to dress up, guess what, it's black. I'm not going to share amazing photos of what I cook every night. I don't know how to take a photo of curry and make it look good. I just don't. And I'm not going to edit my content and personality to fit come cookie-cutter idea of what a cool blog should be. I tried that for awhile right after high school. It wasn't me.
I am going to talk about what I find interesting. I am going to host snail-mail swaps again, because that was one of the best parts of blogging. I am going to tell you all about how I am super into listening to Enya and drinking wine after working all day. You're going to get me. Unfiltered. The way it always should be. I'm not going to blog about it unless I want to blog about it.
I am going to keep a Sponsor page active. I love you guys, and I know some people think it's gimmicky to have sponsors and ads, but I'm a grown up and I drink a lot of coffee, and maybe you feel like pitching in $5 a month so I can buy bags of the coffee I like from the roastery up north. Coffee = energy, and energy = blogging more often. So, think about it.
I love you guys. I've missed sitting at the computer with a cup of coffee and updating a blog. A real blog. Again, not that I'm not 100% here for photos of KStew, and puppy vines, and Civil War trailer .gifs.
Clean start, let's see where it takes me. Feel free to come along for the ride.