Monday, June 25, 2012

An explanation

Readers, let me explain.

Many months ago, I happened upon a wedding website in which women from around North America blogged about their wedding journey. I was instantly hooked and learned more from that one site, than anywhere else combined.

Honestly, I'll probably continue to read there long after my own wedding.

Having maintained a blog myself for nearly four years, I naturally thought about writing for this site as a regular blogger bee (<-- hint as to what site I am referring). So, after a few months, I felt confident enough to apply. I went through the application, made sure to write almost solely about my wedding here at A Girl and Her Blog, and waited. Much to my surprise, I waited only a couple of weeks, for an email to come through.

The quick turn around time should have warned me though, as I opened that email to find a rejection letter.

Fortunately, I wasn't as bummed as I thought I would be. I read through the standard letter and moved on with my day.

Maybe a week later, I had convinced myself that I should try again. But try as I might, I did not want to continue to post about my wedding. I worried that those few readers who have stuck with me over the years would be bored to tears if I continued to write such things.

And so, I didn't.

I wrote posts, but didn't publish them.

I continued to cross projects and items off my to-do list, all the while taking pictures like a good little blogger.

I allowed myself to stay absent from my blog for over a month, simply because of a silly notion that Id somehow annoy me readers. WTH? I've blogged about a range of topics, from my post-partum depression and experience of homelessness to being a single mother to craft projects with my kids. I've posted recipes and diy projects and I've been nothing but honest for these past four years.

So why stop now?

Over these next few weeks, you will indeed find posts about my wedding, along with a few others. I sincerely hope you enjoy them and that when this is all said and done, you'll move with me to whatever I find to blog about then.

This is a personal blog and as such will go through many periods and stages, just as I will. Readers will come and go, finding posts to relate to and others, not so much. In the end, Ill have kept a journal (something I've never been good at) and made a few friends along the way. What more could a girl really ask for?


Miss K said...

I'm sorry you got rejected as a Weddingbee blogger, but I'm glad you are going to keep blogging: I just discovered you (on the boards!) and I'm excited to start reading.

I just applied to be a 'bee myself: haven't heard back yet but I'm bracing myself for a rejection. I have a feeling I'll probably feel like not blogging afterwards, but I've already vowed to push through and just try to make my blog better than ever: just as I'm sure it made you a better blogger than ever!

Amanda said...

You don't have to explain! I've missed reading your posts because I pulled away from the blog world because of issues and I missed please don't stop and keep on posting what ever comes to mind!

Swistle said...

I like that best, when a blogger writes about whatever they currently want to write about. I tried at first to write A Twin Blog---and it just didn't work out that way. And sometimes it does end up disappointing readers who came for the clean-up posts, for example, and now I don't do those anymore---but I think a blog WORKS better in the long run if it's just...whatever the blogger currently wants to write about.