I suppose today is a good day to talk about my blog conference experience.
I am beyond overwhelmed. I know everyone says that after a conference, because you’ve learned so much and want to do all sorts of new things, and your head explodes over and over again for about 3 days, but I had a freaking epiphany, dammit.
Let me give you the lowdown first. I was in St. Louis for 3 days, with the conference on Saturday. It’s called Bloggy Boot Camp. Click the link for more details.
I went in hoping for lots of tips and education, and I was also looking for some direction and clarification. I got both in spades- and it started at Friday night’s cocktail party, hosted by Charmin, pimping their new app. I noticed something troubling. Every time I would tell someone my blog’s name, they assumed it was a craft blog. (I wonder why?) So then I got to introducing myself and my blog followed immediately with the explanation that it’s not a craft blog. I would explain that I started it when I was teaching myself to knit, as a way to document and share my progress, but that it got boring really fast to blog about knitting, so it evolved into a personal humor blog. That’s fun to explain 400 times in a row. Fuck me.
Now honestly, I’ve been feeling itchy lately. As in blogging-personality-crisis-itchy. I feel like my blogging needs evolved but Craftwhack hasn’t evolved along with that. If that doesn’t make sense, here’s this: I sort of feel like I’m just vomiting random posts out without having any cohesion or direction for my blog.
That feeling has been simmering under the hood for a while, but I wasn’t fully ready to explain it to myself until I was all snuggly under my puffy duvet in my king sized bed in a hotel on the 23rd floor overlooking the Arch.
Now this isn’t a sad story, because my creaky brain cogs started spinning furiously and the solution to my problem popped up right alongside the acceptance of a problem. That never happens. I hatched a great idea. One that I’m super excited about and I feel is the natural progression for my blogging career. Yes, I said career. I’m taking this shit seriously.
I’m completely obsessed with my new idea and so I am announcing that I will be scattered with my posting here for a little bit until I can get this idea up and running. Once I figure everything out I will explode back on the scene and pester you all like a shaky little poodle looking for a bite of your ham sandwich. What?