|ed welch - via facebook|
My best friend "Ivory Soap" has been blogging for years. You can check her out at littlehouseinthesuburbs.com -- she is amazing. She is the most brilliant person I have ever known. She is an author, scientist, counselor and bible know-it-all. Now she is homeschooling her children, too. Like my other blog hero thriftydecorchick, she has sponsors, contests, and link parties. I know there are a million blogs and new people are starting every day. In my head I know that. But, that first day freshman in my heart told me there was no way I could. I am no Ivory Soap lady.
My first house after college was a 40 year old rental house that needed plenty of TLC. It had bullet holes in the ceiling. With Hunky Husband, I did all the decorating in our first house and then the staging to sell it. It sold in 3 days for over asking price (don't you miss 2007?). Two more designed and sold houses later, we have recently moved to Pensacola. Almost all my new friends are in the military. So, I'll get plenty of practice helping them get ready to sell while I rebuild my inventory of treasures and slowly start a business here. Then she throws it out there, "and you should blog about it."
Sure. Picture me shivering & sweating. For the next 3 months.
Then enters my new obsession. My name is Rebecca and I am addicted to Pinterest. During our (way too many) hours together, it has lead me to lots of new blogs -- many of them only months old. Many of them are newer than the imaginary blog I've been writing in my head. Perhaps that sounds strange, but I had an imaginary iPod for at least 6 months before I purchased one. Every time I heard a good song, I would think, "if I had an iPod, I would sooo download this." My imaginary playlist is far superior to my real one.
Here's hoping that my real blog becomes as good as my imaginary one.