Hi! My name is Brandi and I am new to the blogging world in terms of writing one myself. This is my very first post! Can you tell I’m a little excited?? The excitement fades in and out, occasionally replaced by fear and self-doubt. Regardless of that little voice asking “why are you doing this”, I’m pushing forward. So, let’s get right to it. 🙂
This will be in question and answer format, sort of like an interview. Here goes:
Who are you?
Who am I? That’s a question I ask myself fairly regularly. First and foremost, I’m a wife and mother. I have been with my husband for almost 15 years and together, we have 5 beautiful and happy children. I never thought I’d have that many kids, but there it is. We homeschool and spend a crazy amount of time together. The time I’m able to steal away is spent thinking, crafting and putting off housework. That’s me in a nutshell.
Why are you blogging?
That’s a loaded question, really. Everything I read says NOT to use your blog as a diary, but that’s kind of what spurred this in the first place. That, and my dreams of having an online bakery were quickly dashed when I learned the laws of our state. Blogging has been an idea I toyed with for a few years off and on. Just getting to it now makes me a little sad, but at least I’m doing it. I really enjoy sharing and talking, but my husband can only sit and listen so long. Having a blog allows me to share what I’m passionate about.
What will you be blogging about?
Again, my research has led me to NOT doing what I ultimately want to do. Having a blog that focuses on everything and nothing is a no-no. So, I thought long and hard about what I’m most passionate about and came up with crafting/creating. That is the umbrella under which my blog stands, D.I.Y. and craft (baking included). I still consider this a lifestyle blog and will talk about just that. I’m no fancy, well-traveled, hip blogger. What I am is a mom who has a LOT of time on her hands. I will blog about projects, things I’ve tried, what I love/hate or hate to love and what I do.
Annnnd…How can I leave feedback?
This seems a strange question. But, it’s listed on a list of what I should do for my first blog post. Even though the question seems strange, the answer is not. If you’re reading this or any other post that is to come, I LOOOVE comments! It makes this seem like a conversation and I love nothing more than to talk. You can also email me. And yes, I will respond.
As mentioned earlier, I wholeheartedly enjoy sharing. But you can’t share alone! I’d love to hear from you, even if it’s just “Hi, my name is…”