Hello and welcome to the Project of My Affection , the brain child of Pennie who has so kindly allowed her friends to guest post on this new blog. I have been thinking about this inaugural post of mine for quite some time. Months before I even knew it would exist. I have a little confession to make. . . I am a blog-a-holic. I am not sure when or how it started, but I know this statement is true. My friends know it is true because at least two out of every five sentences start with the phrase, today when I was reading *insert name of blog* I found out…*insert interesting tidbit*. I am lucky to have kind friends who humour my obsession (and sometimes maybe benefit a little from my findings - think Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Cobbler).
All of my favourite recipes were found on blogs, ninety percent of the crafts I have attempted were found on blogs. So it was really no surprise when I got engaged last year that almost every idea I have had for our wedding is an idea someone else has had before. None of that bums me out though. It just makes me more excited about blogging, because I am living proof that it works. Write about something you love or are proud of and I will copy you! As our friend Charles Caleb Colton once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and I couldn’t agree more.
About two months into my blog addiction, I started to dream about writing my own blog. I longed to be witty and show pictures of my successes and failures as a budding chef, crafter, wedding coordinator, cyclist, and weight watcher, but I knew I lacked the most basic necessity for having a successful blog. Consistency. How I marvel at bloggers who can post everyday – some of them twice a day! How I envy their ability to be smart, witty, and creative 5-7 times a week. Even on the weeks that I may have accomplished 5 things that were noteworthy (a very rare occurrence I assure you), I felt quite certain that I would never be able to document them sufficiently. So I did what I often do. I talked myself out of it before I even started.
Enter Pennie and her Facebook status “Could this be you?!?!?! Searching for cool people who would like to blog about projects they are doing- both in the crafty/sewing department and the cooking department or any other project you would like to show off. Must be able to commit to the process. My friend Allison and I are looking for people to join...”
Before I knew it I had responded saying something similar to “Pick Me! Pick Me!” and lucky for me, they did! Here I am, ready to share the projects of my affection or maybe sometimes the topics or things of my affection one to two times a week. It may not always be witty, it may not always be successful, but it will always be from the heart.