Friday, November 13, 2015

My Blogging Journey, continued...

(When we last left our heroine, she was tied to the railroad tracks and the 4:15 was...oh, wait. Wrong story. When we last left our heroine, she was blogging as a way to express her creative (albeit sad because her beloved dad was gone) side, but then she painted a maple leaf on the front of a dresser and all heck broke loose.)






Anyway, that dresser was like that one girl in college who had a boyfriend in every state...she got around. Nearly every linky party featured it, and it is the post with some of the highest legitimate numbers (unlike the posts that are trolled by Russians and ridiculously inflated because they're looking for...hey! What are the Russians looking for, anyway?). 




So all these nice ladies began visiting and reading and commenting, and pretty soon I was asked to join a group that was put together for the purpose of cross-marketing each others blogs.  

And some people in the group got famous.

Some people (like me) stayed precisely where we were.

BUT...worth more than any fame or fortune were the friends I met and still have today. Some of them I have even met in real life! They are fun, funny, interesting, creative women who inspire me every day. I *heart* them all. And the circle of friends continues to grow each month as I get new readers who visit and comment and absolutely make my day...especially now that I have that second period class who make Dantes' seventh level of Hell look like a day at Disney.



So I kept blogging about furniture and the house and hot flashes and whatnot and I know I'm not going to get famous, but that's okay...I'm a WRITER (I think in my head) not a photographer, so whatever. People who hire bloggers to write stuff give me "advice" and they keep telling me to have a focus. Choose one thing and do it well, or no one will want me. And I ask them if they can choose their favorite among their children and it's like that for me...I like everything. I like to fix my house and paint some furniture and maybe cook a little but mostly I like to have fun and I will continue to share all of it, thankyouverymuchyoucankeepyourhundredbucks.

So I knew I wasn't going to become rich and famous by blogging.

But then...



14 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

haha! i remember that group and i also remember not getting famous and staying where i am!

Rita C. said...

"thankyouverymuchyoucankeepyourhundredbucks" Hahahaha

Kathleen George said...

I love your writing, especially your take on DA. You make me laugh out loud. I love the graphics on the dressers. You do need some outlet from teaching the big rugrats, second period sounds stressful. Bless you for teaching and keep on blogging, a reader from Az. Kathleen in Az

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

There's always a but ... which has me thinking of that famous Pee Wee Herman line, "all my friends have big buts" ...

:) Linda

Rose L said...

Express your creativity in all ways you can!

Andrea said...

Seems the one thing you picked to do well is to write! That is one of the reasons I like it here because no matter what your topic for the post is, I enjoy reading it! So glad I am one of the lucky ones who got to met you!!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

YES! Stayed precisely where I was, but love the friendships we gained! That's the real win...
Love your variety of topics, Kirbs... don't go changing. :)
xo Heidi

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

But then "Downton Abbey" happened? I'm a little confused. I know I'm never going to get famous blogging. Heck, I don't even get around to posting much anymore. I think of "good stuff," and even compose some of it in my head, and that is where it stays. lol

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Only 4 more years of hell for you dear! In the meantime we'll be there for you

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am with you! I like to change it up on my blog with different posts. I have had to nicely leave some blogs because how many thrifty finds can I see every day or how many changes to the d├ęcor can I read about in one week?! Yes, Downton.....re-airing season 5 tomorrow night....I will be there!

Bliss said...

It's like I tevo'd this series, I can fast forward right away since I see part 3 is posted.

Bliss said...

P.S. I thought EVERYONE but me became famous.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I didn't get famous, either. Do we want to become famous, Kirbywan?
Maybe butt plumpers are the answer? Works for those other K people!

Feral Turtle said...

I thought you were famous????Anyways love your furniture and your blog! Cheers Kirby

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