Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Beginning: Originally posted on Tumblr

* This post is supremely embarrassing because I spend the whole time waxing poetic about how I'm really going to do it this time, and how I'm not going to let another blog fall by the wayside. And yet, it kind of happened almost immediately. However, it was a conscious decision as after the initial giddiness subsided I realized that tumblr is a platform for micro-blogging and my style is more, well, macro. So, I made the decision to jump over to blogger. It's taken a bit to get things situated (shout out to Lindsay from Scenic Glory for the fabulous design) but I think we're finally up and running. So although I kind of had a bumpy start, I think these sentiments still ring true. Enjoy!

So, it’s come down to this. A new blog. I have this thing where I start a blog, post once or twice, and then leave it’s mangled, half-forgotten corpse to wither away in the unfathomably large vacuum of internet wasteland.
But not this time.
I realized the reason my last venture (a cooking blog) was a failure was because although I like to cook, and cook often, most of the recipes I make come from…other people’s cooking blogs. Whoops. Needless to say, I would be really excited about making something, and then halfway through cooking it I would realize that posting about it probably would constitute as sort of plagiarism. And apparently acquiring and cooking out of cookbooks was far too much effort for a quasi-committed blogger and that’s is just about the time the withering and decaying began.
But that was then and this is now. 2011. It’s gonna be a banner year, folks. I’ve decided that because my previous failures were caused by the limitations I put on myself (ONLY cooking?! What is this I don’t even…) that this here tumblr account will have absolutely no restrictions. As countless choreographers and dance professors advised me during my years spent earning my degree in writhing-around-on-the-floor, the best way to create something creative is to “let it develop organically”. So, no limitations, no “I only post about things I cook” or “I will post every single day at 10:42am WITHOUT FAIL.” I’m just going to let it go and see what happens. 
So, without further adieu, let us let the organic developing begin. 

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