First Day

I’ve spent the last 6 weeks reading, researching, and brainstorming how to start a blog. I started with a simple idea to write about everyday things with my sarcastic personality tossed in for good measure. Then I spun out of control. I went rogue. I decided that I would like to try my hand at freelance writing.  I thought my blog could be a good complement to that. I could pitch queries to editors and with a little aside mention, “oh by the way, stop by my blog and see me sometime”.

ready

Ready to write

peeking

Cup of coffee

downdog

Dog at my feet

That is when I started going in circles. I learned about web traffic, SEOs, Google+ and Facebook. (I am one of the 4 humans left on the planet not on Facebook.) I read that I need a niche to grab people’s attention to compete with the other million plus blogs in the Google-sphere. I thought about it night and day, asked friends for opinions and read every how-to I could find. It went from a fun simple way to write some thoughts and chat with new people to a Lady Gaga concert.

Until one night after being in tears over the fate of this imaginary blog, I decided to stop. Just stop. This is not the idea I started with. This is not what I want. I will leave it to Lady Gaga to fill the stadium. If I send a post out into the universe and you are the only one to read it, that’s ok. If you like it, you can tell a friend. Then I will have two readers.  If she likes it, maybe someday she will tell her sister. And so on. I just want to be the girl sitting on her porch writing her blog with a cup of coffee in my hand and my dog laying at my feet.

If I become an overnight sensation and have to leave WordPress to host my own blog, don’t worry, I will let you know. Both of you.

Until then, Welcome to everydaychick.

 

 

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