Sunday, April 10, 2011

Okay, okay, fine already. I'm typing...

So... I've been having this conversation with myself.

"Um, so are you gonna write anything on that blog you set up?"

"Yes. Of course."

"Great. When?"



"Ya, soon. Like, maybe next week... or the week after.... or something..."

"It's already been five days since you set it up. Maybe you should just jump in!"

"But I still don't know what all the settings are for and you can put all these little boxes and links and pages up and I haven't got the slightest clue how to do any of that stuff yet."

"So, who cares?"

"Plus, I've never blogged before and I've only read a couple of blogs and did you know that there's this whole blogging community out there?! I had no idea. All these moms just blogging away and they do contests and write amazing articles and they have themes...."

"Great. It will be fun to join them."

"But I haven't even written the "About Me" part yet. It really has me stumped. I have no idea what to write "about me". And who wants to read a blog where they know nothing about the person who's writing it? I don't know. This could take awhile."

"That's ridiculous. Just start with a post saying... I don't know... 'Hi! I'm starting a blog!'"

"Puh-lease. That sounds totally lame. I really need to think about this. Strategize, plan it out, come up with some kind of through-line."

"Your blog's called Stray Matter."

"Oh. Ya, right."

"Jump. In."

"Hmph. Okay, fine. Jumping.... in...."


  1. Woot, this is going to be awesome :)

  2. keep writing until the dam breaks Natalie

  3. Look! You've already got followers! :) Looking forward to the stray thoughts...

  4. wow i am a follower.
    that was easy.
    you must blog....and write .....and develop your blogging gift..
    and share cool natalieisms....
    awesome blog name....

  5. sarah wells is the heck do i change that?

  6. Thanks so much for the encouragement everyone!!

  7. Awesome!!! I can't wait to follow your blog! (And you're right... there's a whole blogging community out there and it's amazing)!

    Sooooooo excited!

  8. LOL! Nuf said... I think this first entry is delightfully telling of exactly who you are. :)


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