Hindsight is 20/20... or Whatver

Monday, October 6, 2014

Helene in Between Blogtober

So, this weekend I basically slept. It was lovely. There was homemade pasta and peanut butter ice cream (not together), wine, brownies, and Chipotle. There was 6 episodes of season 2 of Downton Abbey. There was knitting. There was Gone Girl, Noodles & Company, and ordering a new dining room set. There was snuggling of kitties. Basically, it could be summed up follows: carbohydrates, cinema, cats, and couch.

In other words, the best weekend ever.

However, I totally disregarded blogging in any way, shape, or form. I usually don't blog on weekends, so I completely forgot that #Blogtober existed. Sooooo, let's play catch-up!

Day 4: Favorite Photo on Instagram
My first Instagram photo was of my therapist's waiting room. If that's not telling, I don't know what is. My favorite one, though, is probably this one:

This was our first and sadly, only, trip to Ocean City this summer. We sat on the beach, ate pizza, bought fudge and salt water taffy, walked in the sunshine, and ate custard. It was just a wonderfully relaxing day and even though I got sunburned, I would love to just live in that day over and over again. It doesn't hurt that I spent it with this handsome guy. It also was the first day of #100HappyDays, which is fun. :)

Day 5: Fall Bucket List

The short and sweet version: Survive with my sanity mostly intact.

The longer version includes:

- Baking as much as possible
- Making this soup 
- Going to a winery or 3 (or 5...)
- Celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary on 10/14
- Decorating our front door/yard for autumn
- Breaking out my DSLR and taking more photos
- Hosting a house-warming (please God, let me do this before fall ends)
- Drink as many Caramel Apple Spice beverages from Starbucks as humanly possible (because I'm part of the 0.0001% of people who can't stand pumpkin spice... anything)
- Knit all the things!

And of course, survive. It's the little things.

Which brings us to today's prompt...

So, that thing about hindsight being 20/20? Mine might have astigmatism, haha. My blog's 2 year birthday/anniversary/whatever is on the 21st of this month, and I only recently started calling myself a blogger. I started going to blogger meet-ups, which has introduced me to so many amazing ladies, and I follow the blogs of so many other bloggers who really seem to have their proverbial excrement together. I feel like such a newbie even though I've been "blogging" in the current sense for almost 2 years and writing on the internet for over 10 years! (And no, I won't link to my old online journals, which are better left in the past. Yikes.)

So what would I tell Alison-the-blogger 2 years ago?

1. Sponsor, comment, and invest in a good design.

2. Blogging is WAY harder than you think it is.

3. It's also way more fun than you ever think it will be.

4. People will think you are funny.  Just go with it.

5. You will not have enough time to do everything you want to do with your blog.

6. Invest in a good design. Don't try to do it yourself, you're inept. That's okay.

7. Comparison is the thief of joy. Just do your own thing.

8. Blogworld is a crazy, crazy, place.

9. You will meet awesome people. You will wonder why so many of them live so far away.

10. Yeah, you're going to be a blogger. Again, just go with it.

So here we are, blogging along, not really sure what I'm doing, and yet a decent number of people who are not my close, real-life, friends read this thing. Hello! Thanks for reading. You're the best.

So what about you? Leave me your Instagram name so I can check out your favorite shots, tell me your fall bucket list, and if you blog, what do you wish you had known when you started? What do you think I need to know? How should I celebrate my blog's 2nd birthday!?
Tomorrow's prompt is about my best and worst vacations, so you won't want to miss that.

- A

1 comment:

  1. Alright, I'm going to try for this 10 things I wish I knew when I started blogging post sometime this month. I absolutely love it.


Leave me a note! I always reply and I love meeting other bloggers!

Designed By Graciously Designed.