Wednesday, December 5, 2012

50 Shades of Blogging

“So, what’s your blog about?” “Well, it’s about being a vegetarian, trying to be as healthy and happy as possible while still living a normal 25 year old life, and helping animals, and about the times I cry when I get overwhelmed with cleaning, and just about the times I cry, and about my migraines, and about holidays, and about my boyfriend and my cat, oh and it’s also about what I do on the weekends, and blah blah blah…”

How am I supposed to explain all of that?
I then try to say that it’s about all the people out there who ask me how I manage to still have fun without eating meat, without wearing leather or fur, and what I eat at restaurants and cookouts, and how do I even live without meat? Finally I say, “you know what, just read the blog. It will all make sense.”

This was how last night went. Two of my friends, MacKenzie and Crystal (who both happen to be bloggers as well, despite what Crystal might tell you!) and I headed to Audubon Circle in Boston for the Boston Bloggers Holiday Meet & Greet. We wore cute outfits, sipped on Prosecco, took photos, deleted them and then took more, and mingled with some really interesting people. I’d say it was a complete success, if you ask me, which I know you didn’t but I’m telling you anyway since this is my blog and you’re reading it.

What I found to be most entertaining about the night was meeting people who blog about really different concepts. The people who had really enthralling stories are the ones that I remembered best. It’s fascinating to me how many different ideas and theories people have, and what’s even greater is the courage so many young people have to write about their own lives. There are so many different shades of the blogging world. You know, it takes a certain bravery to open yourself up to the world of blogging. Your life becomes an open book, and you quickly find yourself interested in other people’s open books as well. What’s remarkable to me is the group of people who write about things you wouldn’t expect. When you ask them what their story is, and you think “wow, that is so intriguing” – that’s what stands out to me. 


Until next time, keep reading, and I suggest the following blogs for you:

These are just a few of my favorites, but the world is full of many other talented writers who are traveling very interesting journeys. Go find them, but don't forget about little old me :)

Xo, Holly