Recently, The Martha Stewart Show announced they’d be doing a special show about blogging! I saw a tweet about it over on twitter and couldn’t resist requesting tickets to the taping, which is slated to feature an entire audience filled with bloggers! Happily, I was granted two tickets and will be heading down to NYC this Wednesday along with Jen from She Takes The Cake.
I’m thrilled to be attending a show on this topic as I truly love to blog. Writing and conceptualizing Design is Everywhere has been so helpful to me as a designer and business owner. But even more important to me is the personal blog I’ve kept since early 2005, a chronicle of my experience mothering my two daughters. Initially started to update long-distance friends and family on our daily life, that blog has been a touchstone, a joy, validation, a blessing and so much more. While I’ve kept it relatively “unlisted” over these years, for myself and more importantly for my daughters privacy, I was amazed with the following it developed. I nearly fell over the day I got a comment from as far away as Australia.
While there’s a lot of hot air blowing around in some corners of the blogosphere, I find that the blogs I read are authentic and offer information that I’d never get from traditional media sources. I especially enjoy the unique voices found on the wedding and event planning, style, design, and business blogs I frequent. And I have found a great deal of comfort on some of the hilarious parenting blogs I subscribe to. While I may not blog forever, it has been a great source of PR and networking for me as a business owner. At the moment, I find blogging provides a satisfying outlet and some genuine enjoyment.
While I may not be the ultimate domestic diva (let’s just say hardcore housecleaning is not my forté), I love to cook and get crafty. Over the years Martha and her publications have definitely helped me in the decor department, and when it comes to wedding ideas she’s had some gems. I’ll be interested to catch a glimpse of Martha in person and I’ll definitely keep you all posted (pun-intended). Thanks for all your comments. You guys are what makes blogging so FUN!