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Blog Hop: On Writing

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Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset Why I chose a basic white girl photo of my feet for this post, I have no idea. Maybe because it's a post about me? idk.

My friend Sophie of Onetenzeroseven, the blog and the handmade jewelry shop, emailed me one day asking if I'd like to be a part of a blog hop about writing. Of course, I'm so flattered that you asked me! Here goes:

WHY DO I WRITE?

I think the better question for me is why do I write my blog? Truth be told, I always hated writing. Most of the writing I did was for school and I had to write in this very formal, academic voice that was just so disingenuous. It was really difficult. I always said that if I could write essays and papers in my own vernacular, as I do here, school would have been so much less painful. I started a blog on Blogger, originally as a project for a media class in college, but then it became this vehicle to promote my Etsy shop and then I realized that I actually liked writing in my own voice.*

*more on that topic soon.

WHAT AM I WORKING ON?

In terms of writing? Nothing. I write this blog. I probably won't ever write a book. But in terms of my business, I'm trying to figure out how to make it a little more cohesive.

HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?

I can say that I think my writing differs from lots of other lifestyle blogs because I don't do cute shit. I am honest. I write the truth. I am not afraid to admit the bad things. This corner of the internet is not sugar-coated.

HOW DOES MY WRITING PROCESS WORK?

I think of blog topics wherever I am: in the shower, on the toilet, during my commute. And then I'll record the idea as a potential post on my calendar. Eventually when I sit down to do some blog work, I'll look at all the ideas I marked down and then just write. Nothing fancy here.

SO WHO'S NEXT?

I tag Kiersten of She is Fierce and my dear friend Ashley of Quarter Life Realness.

Kiersten writes a great blog about many things: inspiration, feminism, creativity, the works.

Ashley's blog will make you feel better about being post-grad in your twenties and not knowing wtf you're doing with your life.