7.24.2011

A blog identity crisis and an introduction...

A post like this has been a long time coming. Get ready, it's word heavy.

Anyone that's close to me can vouch for the fact that I've been very focused on this blog lately. I keep doing research on other lifestyle blogs, seeing how they're pushing theirs forward, and possibly how I can get mine to keep going. It's difficult to see my humble little posts and imagine that at any point I'll have over a hundred followers stopping by regularly to see what I have to say or what I'm going to do next. But I'm going to keep trying. I believe that I have a voice and if I see this through, other people will see it too.

If there's one thing I've noticed from all of the successful blogs I've been stopping by, it's that they have a specific view. There's purpose to their writing, a specific direction in their topics, and a consistency in the blogger themselves. For a while I thought, how do I find that? What am I missing and how can I translate who I am in person into my posts. There's such a large community out there of blogging mommies and as much as I LOVE seeing their blogs, that's not where I am just yet. Luckily, I just joined a community called 20 Something Bloggers and I'm loving slowly seeing what all the 20 somethings out there have to say. I never intend for this to be nothing but a spew of words as many angsty blogs appear to be but it's also not JUST a list of how-to's and recipes. It is, in all aspects, a lifestyle blog that does, and will continue to focus on- recipes, crafts, decor, style, and the life of the blogger herself- yours truly. Thank goodness focus is nailed down, now onto this other part...

I came to the conclusion that, as I had the tendency to do in the past, I've censored myself when I sit down to write. I worry about who's stopping by, perhaps people I've met in the past or even friends my mom may have passed the link along to. But I've been getting so caught up in writing for so many different audiences that I've often stopped fully being myself or at least completely being honest. It's imperative, for my voice to come across, that I stop doing that. That's where my humor really comes out. I am hilarious. At least once a week. :) Be me, without thinking about potentially being judged or maybe even losing out on a certain section of my audience as it is now, and who knows where my blog will be in a year. I believe there's an audience out there that will continue to follow me and many more people that will come by and stick around because they like what they see. In short- I am awesome and I intend to continue showing you all that.

So, without further ado-
HI! I'm Krystina- the quirky blogger behind the blog you're reading.
* I turn almost everything I say into a song. But a really terrible song.
*I think fart and poop jokes are hilarious
*I do the Toddlers & Tiaras walk in public places just because it makes my friends laugh
*I, straight up, competition jazz dance around my apartment when I'm home alone
*I often have to be told I'm speaking WAY too loud
*I'm not, nor will I ever make it to 5'. I've been 4'11.5" since probably 7th grade!
*Country music makes me cry
*I make ridiculous faces constantly. Even when I don't think people are watching.
*Daily, I pretend I'm a really famous rockstar when I walk out on stage at work
*I laugh at people when they're grammatically incorrect. But don't expect grammar here. I write like I'd say it, which is almost always disjointed.
*I wrestle with my boyfriend, and that's not a euphemism (what kind of girl do you take me for?!). Literally, wrestle, because someday he's going down.
*Every now and then, I say bad words... Not the big ones lol 
*I'm always either on my way up or down a whole 20 pounds. Whoops!
*It's almost impossible for me to go into Target without getting a Grande White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks
*If there's Sangria on the menu... chances are I'll be drinking it as soon as the waitress can get it out to me

I'm sarcastic and outgoing, terribly shy around people I don't know or don't feel comfortable around, and mildly inappropriate often at the worst possible moment. I know that's a completely random list but that, in a nutshell, is what you'll see behind my posts. Well, that and so much more that I can't actually put into words. I love my family and the people I surround myself with, and that also comes through. But let's be honest, I'm in my mid-twenties and anecdotes of my life will occasionally be rated PG-13. The PG-13 of now which is probably the rated R of 1998. So just keep that in mind. 

If you do like what you've seen and find me as entertaining as my friends do- PLEASE!! Click the "join this site" link off to the right. :) I'm going to be looking into some possible blog designers so there will be lots going on around here at Cup 'a Hot Chocolate in the coming months. Plus you just should follow me. All the cool kids are doing it. That's right, peer pressure. You should probably succumb to it.


I will now proceed to write about whatever and however the hell I want. :) 


4 comments:

Taylor Christian said...

Hey girl! 20sb is a great way to meet others bloggers, but at the end of the day you have to blog for yourself. =) I love you already though. The random facts = fabulous.

Dirt On The Rocks said...

Hey there hun I found you on 20sb and I've got to say great post. I actually am a mommy blogger myself, but my site is definitely not filled with posts about my son. I think I've found my site to be much more personal than just blogging about my site. It definitely took me a while to find my "calling" for writing. I personally love finding different types of blogs and I don't just stick to one type of category. I think writing comes in all different shapes and forms and I definitely will stop by your blog much more often because I just enjoy learning and reading different views by other people.

Angie Lee said...

i love your blog. and i LOVE your random facts even more.
miss your guts!! come home soon! (bring casey too, I guess.) ;)
xo

Michelle said...

I've had this same problem! I can't imagine why very many people would want to read about my life, which to me seems pretty boring. BUT ultimately, I want lots of people to visit my blog.. it's a struggle! Like you, I was super restrained about what I wrote about too, because I know my family reads. I'm gonna try to have your same attitude about it all, haha!
xoxo- Michelle

(PS- how the heck did you get such an adorable signature?!)