Blog Direction

One of the reasons I took so long to get started on reworking my old site or starting a new one, was that I didn’t even know what I wanted to do!  When my husband told me to use WordPress for the site, I thought it might be a bit too much.  Although I wanted a design that would allow me to post short “news/updates” entries on the  main page, I wasn’t sure I would want a full-blown blog.  I wasn’t sure I would be able to think of enough interesting entries — even for a simple, personal site — to make it worthwhile.

I finally did install WordPress, and started a few entries.  I started thinking about the sort of things I might want to blog about.  Interestingly, between a few online conversations and things that came up, I realized a few things I might blog about.

I’ve already admitted I’m no expert on many things.  I would never make a blog that was a how-to, especially with so many better and talented bloggers out there covering any of the subjects I might touch on.  I started thinking about another point of view.  The “why?” and “why not? Go for it!” point of view.

Some things can be intimidating or time consuming and I understand why some people might not follow through with ideas or goals.  Maybe they don’t know where to start or worry about failure, or even think “I really shouldn’t do this.”  Of course, the other side is why not?  Why not have a little fun and give it a try?  As I mentioned before — even failing is at least an attempt.

I’ve been slipping over the years for various reasons I don’t want to go into.  I put so many things off or on hold, thinking it was for the best.  At the time, for me and my situation, it was for the best.  Now, it’s time for me to stop making excuses and to just have fun again.

I’m hoping that by posting here, I’m reminding myself of my goals and giving myself the boot to take initiative and attempt some things I’ve put off or stopped doing for too long.  Maybe it will make me think things through (or not think, and just do it).  Maybe I’ll meet some new friends, and re-acquaint myself with old friends who can help inspire me or help me through those rough spots as I run into them.  Who knows?  Maybe someone else who wanted to do something will also decide, “Hey, I’d love to try this too!” and go for it.

Out of all the things I thought about when I wanted to start over with a new site, I definitely wanted it to be for me and to have fun with it again.  I think it seems to be working out and falling into place.  I also know I wanted it to change with my interests, and I look forward to seeing where I end up in the future — and I’ll also be able to read about the journey there when I look back on old entries.

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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