So silly, but I love my little blog. This past year, I've made new connections through it, started telling people about it, made good on commitments to make things, and found a sort of rhythm in almost daily! writing. All of these are unexpected bounties from a venture I started on a bit of a whim two years ago.
I stumbled into blogging by accident. In fact, until January 2007, I knew of one blog--Dooce. And when I remembered to read it, I loved it, her sharp wit and fierce stance. But it didn't feel like something I could do. If it had dawned on me that I could write a blog, I would have said right away that I didn't want to write like that myself, actually.
In January 2007, we were readying for Ada's homeschooling, which was to begin that summer. We were dealing with sleepless nights, as Esme was only a few months old, and I was hoping I could find a little time to get back to making stuff in the studio. I had crafts on my mind, and I wanted advice...
On a Google search for ways to use chalkboard paint, I found a link to a mom who had painted entire walls of her home in chalkboard paint, and written a lovely post on it, called "Cover the World in Chalkboard Paint." On closer inspection, I realized that this woman, Blair, was writing a blog called Wise Craft. Not a commercial and herculean blog like Dooce's, but a little blog, a blog in the sense that it was less about who read it, and more about the she who was writing it...does that make sense? It felt like something I could do. As I looked through the photos of things she'd made, I saw that these photos homey and personal, not unlike the ones I took.
And I started looking at the links there. Exploring blogs. Discovering a new bloggy language. I was hooked.
And so emerged 3littlechickies, on February 5th, 2007. Here is my first post. Almost 200 posts later, it is a different thing from what I imagined it to be. As am I.
I'm so glad I started this journey. I like what I'm creating here. I like it even more that you're reading it, and therefore creating it, with me.
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