what is a blog for if not a modern diary for the details of your days, the thoughts in your mind, the dreams in your heart, the goals you have set, the photos that illustrate who you are, the person you inspire to be, the documentation of the right now.
as i've previously mentioned, in exactly two weeks i'll be sitting on a panel with nie nie and karey at ALT summit. i can hardly believe i get to (literally) rub elbows with these gals. i am super excited to meet them and give the audience all our fantastic tips on the subject. we'll be discussing the ins and outs of blogging personal stories. i am so glad this conference is giving a nod to those of us who blog just for the love of it, no ulterior motives. yay.
i realize my blog takes on multiple personalities at times, but thanks to your awesome feedback (i love your comments and take them to heart!), i realize that the real nitty gritty stuff aka the personal stuff is usually your favorite. and my favorite too. writing (and, in this case, blogging) personal stories takes the most effort; it takes guts. it leaves you vulnerable and shaky at times. it's not easy to be bold and brave and tell what you've been through, what you're going through, what you think about this and that or what your dreams for the future hold. it takes a special kind of confidence and a tinge of talent (that i believe everyone already has).
now for our brainstorm session. for any of you attending our panel at ALT or those of you who are simply wanting to brush up on blogging life stories, what kinds of topics would you like us to touch on? do you have any specific questions for us? after it all goes down, i'll share the details, tips and insights right here. (p.s. thank you for helping me with my homework.)
mini catch-up session.
my resolutions are whirling, i promise to write them down (and share) soon.
i am battling a cold at the moment, thank goodness benji is over it.
our tree is still glimmering tonight. this small tree gave us our money's worth!
benj is now eating cereal with milk and spoon, like a big kid. i can't get over it.
i have plans to make wintery paper snowflakes tomorrow.
i may be cutting bangs this weekend. oooh la la. thanks for the pep talk.
images via tumblr. original sources unknown.