Wow, people. Just. Wow.
I have to start by saying, Alt for Everyone was ah-maze-ing.
Blogging conferences are amazing. Go to one. Even if you don’t blog. You’ll still get something out of it. It’s called inspiration.
I will definitely be writing a post about the experience of attending an online conference versus an on-location conference. Because it was a very interesting dynamic. But, not today. Today, I am going to tell you that Alt for Everyone has lit a fire under me. An inspirational fire. A community-building fire. A soul-searching fire.
(sorry, couldn’t resist a bit of humor there)
The journey of Two Purple Couches to this point has felt, at least to me, somewhat hap-hazard. And definitely fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. If you have a different impression, God Bless You.
While I am coming to terms with, and, more importantly, learning to embrace, my shortcomings, I still struggle with qualifying some of my post ideas as “blog-worthy”. Which is so silly, I know. Blogging is, first and foremost, for the writer, not the reader (sorry, but this is how I view it). I sort of feel like a blogger version of Bridget Jones… always reprimanding her shortcomings, never seeing herself in the pretty, positive light that others do. Now, I am not saying any of these things to try to fetch for compliments. I am telling you this for a couple reasons: 1) I need to do some work to further find and define my “blogging purpose”. Why am I here, and more importantly, why are you here? and 2) I feel it’s time we took our relationship a little deeper. I feel like many of my posts just skim the surface of me and who I am. And maybe that’s okay, and maybe some of you are wanting just a bit more out of me. Hi, I’m Emily, and as outgoing as I can seem, I can also be REALLY shy.
So today begins a bit of a new era, if only in my mental approach to this whole blogging thing. But, you’ll begin to see some changes soon, and further down the road. Keep your eyes peeled for a reader survey, because that’s definitely coming soon.
I hope you all had lovely weekends. And, if you had the opportunity to attend Alt for Everyone, or some other equally thought-provoking event, please leave a comment about what’s made an impact on your life recently. If you’re a blogger, do you struggle with defining your purpose or opening up through your posts? How have you been able to do this?