Oh, what a winding road it has been, in this blogging journey!
If anyone would have told me five years ago that I would have discovered a new “addiction” or “obsession,” if you will, I would have laughed. I thought that I had plenty of those, with my various collections, including my book collections.
My first blog was created in 2008, and it was on Blogger. I entitled that one Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow, and my intention was to use the blog as a way of connecting with readers, for marketing purposes. This was a plan developed with my publishing consultant. (That blog is now Story Corner).
But not much happened that first year. It was in 2009, when I accidentally connected with other bloggers, that I learned of a much bigger picture. A community. A network of other bloggers.
Then I sort of went nuts, creating several other blogs, some of which I have since deleted and merged with others. I still have too many, for most people’s tastes.
But this site was my first on Word Press. Initially, I called it Explorations…then I merged others with it, and it went through still another name change. Finally I settled on An Interior Journey...and that works for me.
When I decided to put a Bloglovin’ button on this site (and a few others), I realized that blog name changes can have complex consequences. I’ve been “claiming” my various blogs, and then officially changing the names. Whoa! What was I thinking back when I thought it was as simple as changing it on the blog?
On this particular site, I have regularly changed the headers and backgrounds…and even the tag line of the blog. With my newest tag line changes came a new blog button…and a header with the button in the center.
Looking back over what I’ve written, I am tempted to chuck this whole post. It was obviously written by someone addicted/obsessed with various aspects of blogging. But no….my hard and fast rule for myself is being “true.” So this is who I am, on this, my Interior Journey.
I hope to connect with some of you along the way. What has your blogging journey been like?