Wednesday, March 3, 2010

along came blogging

Welcome. How do you start a blog? I have this one right here, but it just exists for my own amusement. That and to keep my family up on what's going on in my life. I'm not sure that's such a good idea but oh well.

What exactly do you put in a first post? Does it even matter? Is anyone even gonna read my first post?

I struggled with what to name my blog. For right now I'm sticking with self titled mostly because I can't think of anything else. I also had to figure out the http address. I went for rummaged and ransacked because I like those words and they seem to fit my life right now.

Rummage: a jumble of things to be given away. search haphazardly. a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion).

Ransack: plunder; steal goods, take as spoils. to comb. to make a vigorous and thorough search or examination of a location or thing, usually leaving behind a state of disarray. looted. to rummage and steal.

Ha! You could say that about describes my situation in life. The search for my self identity, so to speak, is definately causing disorder or confusion leaving behind a state of disarray.

I'm a writer. Not in the professional sense, but in the sense that in my life I have always written. I write letters, diaries, blogs, notes... If you asked my family what I like to do they'd probably say reading and writing. As a kid I always had a notebook and a book. I had a great immagination. It's a shame that I can't really do anything with my love of writing. Oh wait! ... along came blogging.

I used to think blogging was stupid. I thought it was just an online diary. I would see blogs here and there and I would think "this is so boring, why would anyone want to read this". But then I realized that people do blog for good reasons and people do read each other's blogs. And then my mom directed me to Brazen Careerist and I realized what blogging is really about, or at least what it can be. A search. Perhaps a thorough search for something?

I don't know where this is going; where this 'blogging for real' will take me. But it can't hurt to build a network, or at least attempt to. It can't hurt to practice my writing skills and try to figure out my life with the whole world watching (I should be so lucky). My goal is to be honest and write with purpose. Penelope says to offer the reader something they are looking for. I don't know that this first post will neccesarily do any of that. I didn't plan this out, I just wrote it because I needed a first post.

So, welcome to my first post. Let's see where I go from here.


  1. Hi Ciara, I'm Ginger from When Ginger snaps... You commented on my post about adopting a Rottweiler. Just popping over here to visit you back and I'm surprised to learn that you're a new blogger! You seem so prolific, LOL! Don't worry, I felt the same way when I started blogging. I wondered why in the would I was doing it and who on earth was ever going to read it. But after over a year, I have met some wonderful friends and it truly is a self-defining activity, unlike anything else I've ever done. I'm adding you to my blogroll and I can't wait to see how you progress.

  2. Thanks for adding me! As a kid I was always writing stuff, diary entries, letters, short stories... so I've always kindof been into it. I don't know why I didn't start before. Guess I didn't see the point. But I see the light!

    I enjoy your blog, I will be following you as well. You have a lot of stuff on there!

  3. What a super blog. I only started blogging at the start of February this year, it's pretty daunting to start with I worried I wouldn't have the self discipline to keep it up or would run out of ideas for writing. I think I've managed to avoid these obstacles so far! I started writing for myself and then made several blogging friendships, my favorite part of the whole experience! I love visiting back and forth between their sites.

    We're definitely similar here! I was always writing, I have journals and notebooks full of scribblings. I guess blogging was a natural progression for us!

    Best wishes, and I'll be keeping an eye on your blog (in a non-creepy way of course).


  4. Thank you so much Nikki!
    I love your pictures on your blog, you are very talented!

    I think people like us will always find SOMETHING to write about. Maybe it's cuz we're so opinionated? :)


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