Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm a virgin, you see

It all started a few days ago. At this point, I’m a little blurry about how many days have gone by now. I mentioned to my dear friend, “Hey Tony C, I think I want to start a blog.” We have a bit of discussion... and I now hear his words echoing in my head, “You’re a needle in a haystack,” “it takes time.” Well me being me, (and that’s the whole point of this, right?), jump in head first. And this is me now…

After days of searching blog after blog, I found myself a bit overwhelmed. I mean really, two years ago I laid down the ol’ PC to ensure I was stimulating my baby appropriately; even had the Internet turned off. In the past, I would consider myself pretty technologically sound for the layperson. I was never into the newest gadgets or anything, but could handle my own. About a month ago, I finally got a Blackberry Storm and BAM! Here I am again. And let me tell you, I should have been stimulating myself a little bit. It’s true people, use it or lose it. I’ve done got damn near dumb. Period.

You see, I am a blogging virgin. Only by chance have I ever even looked at a blog. Blogs appeared occasionally when I was using a search engine to win an argument. So, here I am blogging. Granted, I just figured out, barely, how to use my phone and navigate Facebook. Now, I’m trying to keep up with Dashboard and MBC, all the while trying to create an attractive blog and find others to follow. That may not sound much to some of you, but like I said… damn near dumb with a 6 month old and 2 year old. AND I may be expected to Tweet! I think not!

I tell my dear hubby, Nate, I’m thinking of posting about a Blog Addiction and he laughs. He proceeds to tell me he knew this was going to happen. He says, and I quote, “Your OCD about this stuff. It’s either all or nothin’. You can’t do something just for the fun of it.” (And then reminds me of the hours I spent daily on BeliefNet back in the day, but that’s beside the point.) And he’s right. I cannot and will not thrive in chaos or disorder. If there is chaos or confusion, my brain shuts down and my alter ego, Shannon, takes over. Shannon is all about business and will not leave until things are under control. So, Shannon’s been hanging out for the past few days trying to get this blog thing under control.

But that’s fine. The dopamine is pumping!

I also want to say thanks to those who have left comments here or on MBC. I appreciate the support greatly and hope that once Shannon gets things in more order here I can network more productively.

Here's to Blogging!


Tamara said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC to see your new blog, your off to a great start! I'm following you and i'd like to invite you to visit mine:

Good Luck and Have Fun :)

Tony C said...

Oh Dear Lord...Shannon has made an appearance!

Nate knows you well I see. Think long term here. Don't let blogging become a chore, but rather an outlet...'me time.'

Your blog looks great, and I'm seriously liking your writing style. Glad I could help out with your virginity...bwa ha ha ha ha...bwa ha ha ha ha ha!

Momma Such said...

When I first started blogging it was a total addiction for me as well! I still find myself logging on to read some of my favorite blogs from time to time throughout the day just because I HAVE to, but I'm not near as bad as I was when I first started. It takes a lot to get a blog going through, but it is a great outlet. :)

Nathan said...

Oh dear Lord, Here we go again. Thanks Tony and others who helped spawn this demon. I look forward to countless nights of "Honey, what time is it" with a reply "yea that fine." No, I kid, I cant wait to see her personality come to life in this blog. I too feel like my personality is frozen sometimes, but then, I have college football... Love ya

natalee said...

Im addicted too.. LOL!!! your doing great so far!!