Good Monday Morning Everyone!
I was going through some old posts last night of furniture to add to a board on Pinterest and nearly peed my pants looking at some of them.
Can you remember starting your first job when you were younger - and not knowing what in God's name you were doing?
Can you remember that feeling of being completely alone in a new world?
Can you remember trying to figure out where you fit in - which group seemed most like you?
Can you remember trying to look very very busy and efficient when the whole time your brain
was trying frantically to make sense of things that were completely alien and foreign to you?
That's exactly what my first 6 months of blogging were like -
I had no voice - absolutely none -
My posts showed no reflection of my character whatsoever
I was struggling to find my place in a world where literally hundreds of thousands of people had got there before me - I'm always late to a party.
So I wrote my posts - I uploaded my photos - and ambled along that way for quite awhile.
No one came.
No one commented.
No one knew I was alive.
then one day it happened
I found my voice
that I was too afraid to use in the beginning
And the magic happened
People actually came by
they showed so much love that I was overwhelmed
and my blog grew
I feel so connected to every single one of you
that loyally come by day after day
even when I'm overwhelmed and can't get back to you as soon as I should.
We're almost at 700 followers
and that means we're almost at another give away
Unless I just stay at 696 forevah
and that would be so over the moon ok with me!
The below is one of those posts from my anonymous days
I get to repost it because I was anonymous then lol
and I actually may start reposting some of the other things I did
from time to time.
If anyone were to ask me for advice today on blogging
the thing I would shout off the rooftops is this
FIND YOUR OWN VOICE
and use it
It won't be for everybody
Some people won't like your voice
and then they'll go
But eventually people will find you
and surprisingly they'll like your voice
and for the most part they are the one's who
for those of you that have stayed I can't tell you how very dear you've become to me
I also want to give a shout out to Maryann from Power of Paint
who has been kind enough to feature me a few times - and has featured me again today
Visit her site if you aren't already following her - she's one of my go-to's.
Here's a post from the old days - the dressers pretty nice
the post is boring as hell lol
( and I had to redo all the photos to watermark them because I had no idea how to do that back in the day )
and the collage?
I made that up today also lol
The dresser was first painted Old White - and then Paris Grey was lightly dry brushed over the surface
to give it layered old " worn " look
wooden handles in both of the colors - white - then the gray in the middle - and
then sanded them to expose some of the original wood color. Hope she
sells as quick as the last one, do not want to have to look at her for too long or
I may never be able to say goodbye ;(
oops - here is the before shot - minus the drawers because I had already gotten
my greedy hands on the paint before I remembered!!
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