Sunday, October 23, 2011

What is the purpose of my blog?

I think initially I started this blog as a way of promoting my very small online business at Etsy.  At least I think that's what I thought at the time. Now it's become all muddled up with.......what? Not sure.  But I wanted to try and answer some questions honestly and sincerely and see where they lead me.

I started reading Tara Frey's book, "Blogging for Bliss - Crafting Your Own Online Journal".  I found it in the bookstore the other day and bought it and finally, last night, I started reading it and I was impressed enough to want to change directions - at least try to change directions - with my blog and see where it leads me.

So here I am - back to the same question I was at before - only this time with a different answer.  This time my answer is that I want to communicate with people.  And I mean really communicate! With like minded people who enjoy some things I do, and perhaps think sometimes the way I think.

And I want to help people, even though I'm not at all sure exactly what that means or what it will encompass - "to help people."  But that's what I want to do. I want to share my own experiences with others and perhaps be able to get their stories from them, and learn from them.  And I just want to live an honest and worthwhile life,  knowing somewhere out there I'm talking with someone - really communicating with them - in a way I'd never thought possible only a few short years ago. 

Does any of this make sense?  Well, regardless, there it is.  My truth.  The purpose of my blog is to communicate and share and help and have fun and enjoy this life - this world we live in!

Whew! That felt good!  So I'm going to quickly spell check it because I have a quirky hang-up about misspelled words if I can help it.  Then I'm going to post it before I change my mind and delete the thing!  Wish me luck!  Jan

P.S.  I've also discovered a new blog (mentioned in Tara Frey's book).  It's called Dear Daisy Cottage and you'll find it here at  Check it out and see what you think!  And she even has a doll house and doll house postings!  How cool is that!  Oh dear, I'd better get this posted because I feel way out of my comfort zone now and I'm starting to critique it too much!  See you! Jan