my task was this: look back through my blog posts and choose one that i wrote during my first two months of blogging that shows my mindset and outlook from the onset of my blog. so i got to work looking through some early posts and i realized one thing...
i had absolutely no idea what the hell i was doing.
but one gem of a post stuck out for me that i think perfectly sums up what i was having to immediately deal with upon starting this blog.
so here's my 8th post ever out of the 400+ i've written that was originally published on january 8, 2008.
an open letter to my mother
I really like that you have decided to start reading my blog. I especially like when you call me to tell me that I have a typo. That's fun!
I would like to clarify one thing with you. I promise I know how to capitalize and punctuate correctly. Because I am choosing not to capitalize on my blog, I also promise that I am not contributing to the dumbing down of America. Not nearly enough people read my blog to start a worldwide anti-capitalization movement.
Also, if you could please alert your sister, my "tiajo", that by my blogging I am not hurting anyone, let alone myself. I will be very careful not to put too much personal information out onto the internet.
I hope this calms your overprotective motherly instinct. You are the best mommy ever, and I love you very much.
i think i've come a long way - not so much in the voice and tone of my writing because i think that has been pretty consistent, but i've definitely blown past the "careful not to put too much personal information out on the internet" - oops. that and i now have readers/commenters that aren't my family members and childhood friends.
i went from for so long not sharing who i was in real life to shouting it from the rooftops, attaching this blog and my twitter to my full name while turning this simple hobby of mine into an unexpectedly great networking, career and friend making opportunity. solidifying my passion for social media.
but guess what? i still don't capitalize, and that's never going to change.
thanks again for reading everyone!