I really don’t have time to be blogging right now.
Like NO time!
But it keeps sucking me in. Calling out to me for fresh content. I personally like reading fresh content, so I’m guessing that I’m not alone. I’m warning you – Today’s post will be absurd. That’s just how it is. But I’m guessing that you like rambly posts as well*, or else you wouldn’t keep coming back.
Psst…I’m glad you keep coming back.
Actually, I DO know what I want to post about today – it just hit me! BLOGGING. And how unique/weird/amazing it is!
A few days ago, I was talking about Blend with my mother-in-law. We talk about everything and I get to kiss her son – it’s a good deal. Anyway, she was asking about when tickets went on sale/was I nervous/did we expect to sell out? All those sort of questions. She’d read my post with all the pictures of the Retreat location and what the $100 ticket bought you and she couldn’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to come. I totally agreed with her…then I got to thinking…
People might not come to a retreat or conference because they’re scared to meet others IN PERSON.
Blogging is such a unique thing. You sit behind your computer, type about your life, post it and then…..you wait. Wait for other people to come read those words. Wait for them to comment and say they really liked the post or that they think you’re ridiculous. Wait for companies to reach out to you to host giveaways or do reviews. Wait for your daily pageviews to (hopefully) go up.
In a sense (and I’m sure an argument can be made against this next statement), blogging provides us with online validation.
The things we might be afraid to say or speak about in real life, you can say those things on a blog. In a sense, you can be anyone you want to portray. You could mislead people I suppose – I hope no one really does that, but there is such a sense of comfort in knowing that you’re safe to say things behind your little computer, in this little online community.
Now – step out into the real world?? – meet people in person?! THAT could take some guts for some bloggers. What if they see your mustache that you can hide with Photoshop?!?! Or what if you can’t say your “r’s” correctly?? Have cellulite? Aren’t really as nice as you come across on the blog?? What if people judge you for eating three eggs at the breakfast or for not jumping as high as everybody else at the Bootcamp?!?!
I really can see how it might be frightening for some.
But it doesn’t have to be.
I created Blend because I WANTED to meet all of my online blogger friends. Not because I’m perfect and have no cellulite. But because WE’RE FRIENDS. I read about their accomplishments, hardships, the food they eat, the workouts they do. And vice versa. So naturally, the next step is to MEET. Chat over coffee.
OR make the other person cut your hair. That’s not weird at all, right Katie?!
Blend can be that chance for you. And it’s perfectly set up to encourage FELLOWSHIP. No sitting through speakers. No cliques. No hierarchy. Just online friends meeting in real life.
Without even the slightest hint of judgment!
Ticket sales open up THIS SUNDAY, the 27th, at 8pm EST.
Be one of the 125 people who snag a ticket!
I want to meet you!
QUESTION: Do you agree that blogging provides a sense of comfort? Are you coming to Blend? Ever been to a blogging retreat/conference?
*not too shabby for a rambly Friday post, huh?!