So, for those of you who are new here: you may be wondering to yourself, “self, now what, exactly, is a “lifecast”?
Or if “yourself” is a little more, uh, charmingly jaded, you might ask, “Self, why the hell should I give a crap about what this random girl did over her weekend?” And the answer to the latter is … you probably shouldn’t! But if you do for some reason enjoy peeking, I promise not to tell anyone. 😉
I really should just call this my “bits of life”cast, because that’s more accurately what it is, anyway. No, it is not every moment of my life – or even close to every moment of my life (although when it began, I did record more frequently). Yes, it consists disproportionately of special occasions (photos of me in my sweats working aren’t terribly thrilling, much as I love me some Juicy Couture velour track suits). But sometimes it’s links to articles I like or to videos I think you might enjoy, a quote which inspires me, a song I want you to hear, or a beautiful photograph I’d love for you to see. And sometimes I just post about really cute shoes.
My lifecast is almost like an online scrapbook – it’s meant to be fun, light, just a glimpse into my world. Although I sometimes do speak about serious subjects, I wouldn’t want you to get the wrong impression: this site is not, under any circumstances, to be taken too seriously. In fact, writing here started as a business which grew out of a hobby, and that – well, frankly, that ruined a perfectly good hobby. 🙂 So it’s back to being a hobby, and I plan to keep it that way, at least for the foreseeable future. If you enjoy it, thank you so much. If you don’t, many apologies. Luckily for both of us, there are 200,000 blogs out there which you may enjoy more!
A quick and not-at-all-comprehensive guide around this lifecast is probably best summed in a post I did when I quit (for about a month after a bad breakup) last May.
I reprint it, with my own permission (lol), below:
Although I don’t know you and you don’t – let’s face it – really know me, we’vebeen through alot. I started blogging in 2006, and began this lifecast in 2007. I chugged away, dutifully recording these bits of my existence, photographing and captioning and – especially in the first years – reflecting quite alot, ruminating on life, love, and happiness. Sometimes I shared deeplypersonal storieswith you, other times – lately – not much at all. Sometimes I offered you advice. Sometimes I just posted awesomephotos of my petdog. I did these strange, sometimes hilarious, sometimes awfulthings called lipdubs. I filmed over 100 episodes of a little show called TMIweekly. I got a tattoo. I fell in love, got heartbroken, fell in lust, got heartbroken, dated and loved, dated and liked, dated, dated, and finally fell in love again. At this point my heart is so battle weary and scarred I can’t even tell if it’s broken or intact, but I’m leaning towards broken. Finally, I talked about my faith – which I came into (relatively) late in the game, but which has changed me inexorably as I navigated my way through the byzantine maze of my late twenties.
I share these bits of my life because I love sharing, and I feel lucky that technology has provided us all with the ability to entertain each other in whatever way we can – be that with smiley candids, inspirational quotes, books we’re reading, music we made – or sometimes just a few adorable dog photos.
At the end of the day, I hope something I posted allows you to laugh, causes you to think, or just makes you smile.
Thank you for visiting.
Transbraytion: I apologize for claiming to be a social media expert, even though my blog has no substance whatsoever and succeeds only in making me look like a wedding-crazy, psychotic buffoon with digestive issues.
P.S. You’ll soon learn that I have absolutely no fucking clue how to use Google.