I spent a lot of time during the holidays thinking about potential blog topics in 2011. Since I'm no longer visiting the deli counter at the grocery store and I'm trying to scale back on the bead porn, the blog was promising to be a pretty barren place if I didn't come up with something quick.
I wish I could say that I was overwhelmed with fantastic ideas, but whether it was the frantic pace of the holidays or too much Nyquil, ideas proved hard to come by. Still, the one that did keep running around through my brain and demanding to make its presence known had to do with my creative journey. Sort of a "how did I get where I'm at" kinda thing.
Since I can't ever move forward with an idea without first trying to talk myself out of it by coming up with all the reasons that it won't work (yeah, my brain is a twisted, strange world...you DON'T even wanna know), I immediately thought "isn't that kinda conceited and self-absorbed?"
And yeah, it kinda probably is. I mean, maybe no one cares.
But then I started to think about why I visit other people's blogs and it really is because I want to get to know the person behind the beads. Otherwise, I'd just buy beads and jewelry and never leave comments or e-mail people. Aren't we all doing this because we're seeking some kind of connection and community with each other?
So, based on that, I decided to go with it.
Plus, I am kinda self-absorbed AND I didn't have any better ideas.
But, I think I can still make it fun...and maybe interactive with some challenges and things along the way. We'll see where the journey takes us.
That's the introduction.
Stay tuned for the next installment: Inheritance.