Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Coming Out of the Blogger's Closet

I don't know Jenni Engledow, but I like her a lot.

I decided today was the day to start to let people know that I have a blog. After all, it is the two week anniversary of my commitment to myself to blog every day. I'm loving it, intend to keep doing it, and I think it is time to put myself out "there" a little bit.

Sadly, I have absolutely no understanding of how blogs work. I thought about figuring out the mechanics before I started this new blog, but that proved a mode of procrastination, so I decided to start writing and sort the details out later. I need to figure out how to get traffic, apparently.

Today, I went to my beloved She Writes site and posted in a few spots that I had started a new blog. (I haven't quite figured out how the She Writes site works either). I didn't really know what would  happen if or when people visited my blog, or if I would know what was happening when it was happening. I did notice that there is a tab called "stats" that, as far as I can tell, up until today has merely registered every time I viewed my own blog.

Well anyway, several hours after letting my own cat out of my own bag, I checked my "stats" again and what do you know. Something called "traffic sources" listed a web address, which I assumed indicated that - I got traffic!

I clicked on the website and lo and behold, the remarkable Jenni Engledow has Recovering Dawn right there under a list entitled "Interesting Blogs." Oh. My. God. Jenni, I adore you. I am so going to figure out how to get you on my list of interesting blogs once I figure out how to start such a list. Until then, let's do this the old fashioned way.

If anybody other than Jenni and I ever read this blog, be sure to check out Jenni's blog, The Engledow Chronicles: Musings of a Suburban Housewife and Mother. Have a look at her Blurbs of Wisdom in particular, there are some absolute gems. For example:

If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page. – unknown

I am so happy to be writing these "pages." Thank you Jenni, for giving them a read.


  1. brilliant blog. just posted on FB. just wonderful & brilliant. all my love, amy

  2. Thanks to Amy Ferris...Nice to meet you. Welcome to the world of self disclosure. lessons learned and lessons shared. This is an addiction worth having...


  3. Thank you so much for the shout out. You really made my day today :). I mean it.

    When you put yourself out there, one always wonders,"is anyone is getting this?". "Do they like it? Can they relate to it?"

    Thanks for the affirmation!

  4. My eyelids runneth over. Thank you - I told myself I only needed one person to read my blog to affirm that I was on the right path.