7/10/12

dear blog

 tee: H&M // jacket: relic from high school  // skirt: thrifted (see it here too) // flats: oldies but goodies

Dear Blog,

I get ashamed of you a lot.
Like today when a coworker brought up my "fashion blog." I couldn't even concentrate on what he was saying... all I could feel was the red flush creeping up my neck into my cheeks and blending into my hair in what I'm sure was an attractive look.
Later I sat on the bus feeling dumb trying to take my mind off it, and I started wondering why I felt so embarrassed.

Yes, I'm sharing little bits of life on my on the internet, which sounds crazy, but I'm not the only one out there. I'm just another member of this crazy big blogger family filled with all different kinds of people:  some people who like fashion, some who have handmade shops, some people who have kids and some who have both. Some of us are funny and some write posts that make me cry. And I like it all. Even the crazy aunts that come out of the woodwork at family reunions and say whatever they think. (I actually really like those crazy ladies because I'm not bold enough to be one.)

And I feel really blessed so many times to be in this extended and blended family of similar people who type out words for the Internet to see.

And so, dear blog, I'm going to try not to be as embarrassed anymore when someone brings you up. You are a big part of my life and I shouldn't be denying you -- or my blogger family -- by pretending that you're not.

xo, erika

linking to pleated poppy 

19 comments

  1. It is odd when people I know bring up my blog. But then I remember that I'm writing a story, my story. And it's worth telling. And so it's yours.

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  2. I feel the same way! People mention my blog to me in person and I get all nervous. But if they comment or send me an email I get excited. That's the introverted side of me, I guess.

    Just found you last night, your blog is super fun! Hope you can stop by and check out my blog as well.

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  3. I'm right there with you! No one at my work knows I have a blog and I would like to keep it that way! I've finally not minded that my friends know. You are beautiful and have an awesome blog and shouldn't be embarrassed! It is too bad not everyone understands why we'd want to post pictures of what we wear each day? : )

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  4. hahha a coworker called out my fashion blog while i was in a class full of people i didn't know! i was slightly embarrassed at first but got over it quickly! i think it's funny she called my blog a fashion one, b/c although that was not the original intent, that's certainly what it is turning in to!!

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  5. I TOTALLY know what you mean...its hard to OWN IT sometimes...but this is us, and we should be proud. Im so proud of YOU girl! xoxo Lets catch up soon!

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  6. I think a lot of us feel that way for a while. What's sad is I felt that way for a long time, up until I started to make some money from blogging, then I was no longer embarrassed about it. It was like I didn't feel right admitting I spent so much time and energy on something just for the fun, I had to justify that I made money at it too. Sad now that I think about it. Enjoy your blog, it's a good one and you work hard at it!
    www.fortheloveof.net

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  7. ack! Awkward!! I feel the same way though!
    PS You look so cute! I love that first photo of you w/ the leaf!!

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  8. I don't tell anyone at work or on my personal FB about the blog exactly for this reason. You just can't care what people think. It's one of those secret clubs that unless you are in it, you don't understand, a YaYa club of sorts :).

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  9. I am the same way! Whenever someone asks me about my blog I get all shy and flustered. Yet I'm broadcasting my life on the internet, hahah! I am learning to own it more now but it is taking time!

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  10. It takes me a long time to tell someone about my blog. I feel like people that don't understand blogging judge people who have blogs.

    I'm with you... I'm going to try to not be embarrassed anymore, we should be proud!

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  11. I know what you mean! It's like you're having a conversation with your friends and suddenly realize you are being overheard. It shouldn't be a surprise since we're "talking" in an open forum, but somehow it is.

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  12. I had an embarrassed blog moment yesterday too. I think it bothers me more when people I know read my blog than complete strangers. A friend, whom is a guy, commented in an email that it was an interesting blog. (My blog url is in my signature.) I was instantly ashamed and kinda skeeved out that I'm out on the internet for the world to see. But then again I did start a blog. It is hard sometimes to not feel embarrassed if you think about it being so open.

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  13. This is why I've only told a few people I know in real life about my blog: I'd be mortified if anyone I was acquainted with (that I'm not good friends with) brought up my blog.

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  14. I am exactly the same! I was speaking to a colleague about it because when he mentioned that he'd looked at mine i went bright red and was so embarrassed!! it's silly though, but sometimes i think that when i write, i forget that anyone can read it


    raspberrykitsch.com
    xx

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  15. love your outfit, fried. you are the sweetest.

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  16. Love your skirt!

    Hope to see you linked up at What I Wore Wednesday Just grab the badge or link and comment and you're good to go!

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  17. I too get embarrassed of my blog and I don't know why. I just assume no one but people out there in the land of the interwebs reads anything I have to say.... :).

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  18. I feel the same way about mine too. I absolutely adore your blog and am so glad that I stumbled upon it the day I did, but let's be strong together and be more confident to everyone else about where we pour our hearts out!

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