How did this happen?

I didn’t see this blog coming. Before this year, I’d never shared a story on Facebook because I’d never been on Facebook. Until last spring, I was uncomfortable posting a picture of myself on LinkedIn. But by summertime, I’d started up a website and a number of social media channels, and I was posting selfies on all of them - sometimes with goats or cinnamon buns.

How did this happen? The short answer is similar to why I do anything: I have no idea. But there are clues. 

For instance, I’ve always done some writing, and it felt like time to dial it up a bit. I work with social media, so there was familiarity in that department. And then there was the baby, staying home from work for six months taking care of the baby, and finding yourself with time while the baby slept to let your mind wander. Mix these together and you can end up with a blog.

Q: Still, selfies with cinnamon buns? 

A: Good point. Things have evolved. I knew there was a lot to say. I tried hard to cover topics that resonate with a wider audience. But I found I couldn't take anything I had to say too seriously. After all, it came from me. This means there was little risk in posing for selfies with goats and baked goods. Instead of why, the question became why not.

When I get nice feedback on the blog, I often hear two things: 1) they like how short the posts are; and 2) they like the videos. In other words, thank you for not writing much, and thank you for not writing at all. My reaction to this: excellent. I try to make good clips, and I try to keep posts tight and concise. But mostly I’m just glad anyone says anything nice about the blog at all. 

With 2014 ending, I want to say a huge huge thank you to everyone who read and watched my posts this year. It’s been super fun to start up and develop. For 2015, I can guess there will be much more of the same. Maybe even more videos. But as with everything else, I have no idea.