My weekend warrior-ness was struck down this weekend by the flu, but I didn’t want to let February slide by without at least commenting on my third blogiversary.
On February 17, 2010, I started Book Syrup, my blog on the page named after my online alter ego, pixyofwhimsy. (Back in the olden days of the internet, my handle was whimsy, but as service providers grew and combined and short names were no longer available, so did my handle.)
When I started the blog, I just wanted a place to write. I’ve been writing for as long as I’ve known how to string a sentence together, but this wee blog called to me as a way to share more of who I was, what my interests were.
Being trained to be a journalist, I had learned to take myself out of my stories, and Book Syrup has allowed me to put myself back in, to be my own story.
I love this blog so much, and I really appreciate all of you who take the time to wander on the meandering paths of my mind with me.
It began with a quest for writing freedom, morphed into a place for me to expound on my foodie side (that blog now exists in a different form elsewhere), and finally into me sharing the struggles of trying to nice-ify and create a home from a house that was built as a cookie cutter 70s vacation home in a little town called Nevada City.
Writing about home has taken on different aspects through the years, until I shared the internal monologue of the home of my mind as much as home improvement tips. My hopes for the year are to continue to give you, my glorious readers, more access into who I am, as well as writing about more home projects. Plus, I’ve been itching to write short stories again, so my goal is to share one with you each week, hopefully on Thursdays.
To many more years of blogging, writing, expounding, and interacting!
A blog about writing, art, projects, or whatever else tickles my fancy.