I recently started a new job working in a wine room. So much for quitting such a short time ago! But seriously, I can try new wines everyday, for free, and it’s something I’m very interested/excited to learn about. The opportunity was too good to pass up.
Anyways, I’ve had a little bit of “blah” in my blogging lately. This translates to … not blogging! I started over-thinking, what is my focus? Do I need to switch to a new one - start a new blog? - or re-direct a focus in a way that re-inspires me?
I mulled over a fashion/beauty blog, so I could post pictures of clothes and squeal away. However, I prefer leaving my hair unbrushed, au naturel, and throwing haphazard clothing on, with little regard for current trends or respect for color co-ordination, at least half of the time. The other half of the time is when I’m feeling blue, and throw on this silver and black medieval style gown that I have, with a corset top and full skirt. Nothing cheers more than uber formal attire! Actually, I was a bear for Halloween this past October, and that one has been showing up during a grumpy mood more often than the gown. I do have a sexy Santa’s Elf costume that’s begging to be thrown on, but I’m waiting for the big event of Christmas Eve at my boyfriend’s parents place. They’re a little older, reigned in and laced up to some extent, so it should liven things up. “Who here’s beennaughty ?” Rawr, grr, wink, xoxo. So, basically, I don’t want to live up to fashionista blogger standards. I’d rather wear my bunny rabbit mittens to the ice rink, thank you very much.
I thought about food/wine blogging, but the reason I’m working in this wine business is to learn, not make an exhibition of myself. My posts, unless I copied off the back of the bottle/other people online/googling varietals and making assumptions, would be much like this - “This red wine smells of … red wine on the nose. Swirl, swirl. (See how I swirl? I practice this at home to look ultra professional at work. Ooo, fancy, profficient and exuberant swirling without any spillage.) This red wine offers a rich mouthfeel, with hints of red wine, red wine, and red wine. The tannins are as they are with red wine, only more or less strong/grippy than some other red wines I have tried previously. Stay tuned for my next post, where I try a white wine. It looks the same as this post, with the word “white” replacing “red” throughout.” Well, I’m just kidding. I know a little bit more than that.
Anyways, neither of those blogs are coming. I know my three readers are probably disappointed.
Basically, I decided that, instead of narrowing my niche, I should broaden it. I wrote about how much I learned since I started blogging, and I want to write about twitter apps/stumbleupon/installing analytics/RSS button placement/firefox add ons … whatever.
But I also want to write a poem.
So I’m going to, in my next post. I realized, to get over blahs, you have to go with your passions. And the thing about riding on momentum of a muse, is the you don’t always end up with 10 Ways to Improve Your Query, or The Seven Deadly Sins to Avoid (To Create Killer Copy!). Sometimes you end up with I Like Cheese - Who DOESN’T?!?! One woman’s journey through the wonderful world of cheese. Or whatever. I mean, Barney’s Girl from the fashion blog I Am Fashion recently hi-jacked the blog to include financial news. How has the hottest hosiery translated down from Chanel to streetwear? What did Citigroup’s shares jump up to after a 20 billion dollar injection from the recent bail out? Not to worry - you can find these two totally related things at I Am Fashion.
So, if Barney’s Girl does it, then I’m doing it too! Minus the financial updates - I can make a firm promise on that one.