|You really want to read a blog by a woman who posts weekly pics of her cats?!|
Me: I use social media more personally...Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest...
Colleague: And you're a blogger.
Me: Oh, yeah, I do have a blog.
Social Media Expert: What's your blog's name?
Me: Fabulously Broke Twentysomething...except I turn 30 soon, so I'm going to have to figure that one out...
SME: That's a pretty intense name. What do you write about?
Me: Oh, my life. Mostly personal stuff. Like right now, training for a marathon and skin diseases.
Yep, that happened. Hello, my name is Captain Awkward. Nice to meet you.
In the moment I forgot about the fact that I write about cupcakes and cats. Also awkward, but maybe less so than skin diseases. Yup....
Yet, there are people reading my blog. It is a shocking fact to me too. In fact, I have had five different people this week say, "Kirstin, I love your blog. I read it all the time." This usually leads to a super nerdy response from me coupled with some blushing, because honestly, I never expected that anyone would ever really be that interested in what I had to say. Especially when I talk about such random things. But if there are two things I do well, they would be: nerdy and awkward. And apparently I must be slightly entertaining. At least sometimes. Maybe only when talking about ringworm...
Anyway, thank you for reading. I appreciate it. More than you know. And thank to those of you that have shared with me that you are enjoying the blog, in person, on Facebook, via e-mail, in skywriting...okay, that one was a lie. I absolutely love when I see that I have a new follower, or that someone has commented. Totally makes my day.
For those of you lurkers out there who enjoy reading, but wouldn't dream of publicly following or commenting, you're okay too. : ) I've also spent significant time in the shadows while reading my favorite blogs, so I totally get it. But if I do happen to post something worthy of a conversation, you know where to find me. Feel free to make it super awkward. Perhaps your opening line could be, "Nice photos, cat lady."
I'll be right there with ya.