"My mom made me so mad today, she wouldn't let me watch _____!" Yeah, 6-year-old irritations like that.
After that, with each age and grade level, it progressed to writing about crushes, fights with friends, more fights with parents (normal stuff, don't worry) and sisterly love/hate woes. I really wish I had all of those diaries still. I remember still having a journal in college - one that you wrote in! Oh, how it is probably a good that thing is not around anymore...
So, basically you could say that I have kept some sort of journal or account of my life since the moment I could string a sentence together. (It is heartbreaking that I do not have them all anymore).
Blogging happened for me almost exactly 4 years ago. I had just moved back to Iowa from South Carolina and I was unemployed, living on vacation money and savings and bored. I was out of work for about a month and I was so, so bored. My friends began to call me the lady who "lunches" because I was constantly meeting friends for the lunch breaks.
Luckily, I had the internet. But, honestly, I cannot remember what I did on the internet before blogging ... MySpace? Ebay? Shopping? God knows I can shop on line... I am very good at that.
In October of 2007 I must have been really bored (or perhaps inspired?). I had just finished a book and was reading the about the author section. She had a blog, so I immediately went to the internet and found it. This was before I even really know what blog meant. After reading through her blog, I clicked a comment from that blog and got to another person's blog. That was the bug that bit me.
After that I was hooked. The author blog that I found was Karyn Bosnak after reading 20 Times a Lady. She was so witty and funny, I couldn't help but check her blog several times a day to see if she had posted. The commenter that I found was Lesli at Pretty Random Thoughts. Her blog was so cute and we had so many similar interests that I sat and read each and every post practically that night. After that, I knew I had to start my very own blog.
That is when A Little Pink in the Cornfields was born. It began as therapeutic for me, and in the 4 years since, it has turned into a hobby and a lifestyle. It is still therapeutic, but now I look at the blogging community as a group of girlfriends, as confidants, as my inspiration. Many of my blogging friends have turned IRL friends, and I look forward to listening to their opinions and reading what they write everyday.
I hope that I can continue to sustain this new(ish) hobby of mine and grow my blog, but most importantly, I hope I can continue to make new blogging friends and strengthen old ones!
What got you into blogging? Do you remember the first blog that "bit" you?