Bra Burning

Hello, my name is Sue and I am a Blog Virgin.  Jumping on the blog bandwagon at age 44 puts me at a slight disadvantage, but I will drag my cavegirl self into the modern world one widget at a time.  And what the hell is a widget, anyway?

I feel horribly awkward posting my thoughts for strangers, but I’m hoping for mercy.  Blogging feels something like walking around in public without a bra.  I feel all dangly and awkward, thinking all eyes are on me and strangers are thinking “Disgusting!” “What the hell was she thinking!” When the reality probably is that only one or two people will notice, and they might think, “hmm, she needs support” but will go about their business.

Just the process of contemplating a blog was so exhausting, that I almost gave up before I began.  The simply free way of just signing up on wordpress.com was waaay too easy for me.  I thought, “what if I love it and get good at it and my career just takes off?!” so I went all out and hired this hosting service called outstandingsetup.com.  Nervously signed up, paid through the nose, and waited.  And waited.  And waited.  24 hours later, I receive an email from “Arthur” my very enthusiastic setter-upper-man (he likes exclamation marks).  He asks me what my domain name should be, and would I please choose from 100 templates for a page theme?  Domain name?  I haven’t mentioned that I don’t enjoy being overwhelmed with too many choices, have I?  Butter gives me a hard time in the dairy section of the grocery store.  Butter is butter, right?  Wrong.  There’s salted or unsalted.  And wouldn’t you know, there are several dairy farms that offer both varieties.  Prices are the same, so how to choose?  And don’t get me started on MILK.  So domain names?!  Many of my friends call me Suzy Cream Cheese, but that name was taken.  I know Hess.com was taken by the Hess oil company because my stinking little sister bought the domain decades ago and sold it to them for $50k after they threatened to sue for it.  Mama Bear?  taken.  Screw it, I decided to go wild and crazy and use my actual full name.  I know, contain your excitement, I’m an animal.

The collection of themes they offered me were so boring that I decided to read other people’s blogs while the list was loading.  And that’s when I came across flipping WordPress.com and the hundreds of great FREE choices for page themes.  After all that trouble, I felt compelled to sign up for a free account, and here I am.  Now I just have to email Arthur and break up with him.  I hope he doesn’t cry.

I think I will remain faceless for a few days, see if my voice can give you a better picture of me than my skin can.  Having survived the whole Blog Birthing Process, I need a moment to rest now.  Brace yourselves, though.  I shall return!

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherinette
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 23:09:13

    I think we can agree that the best part of any day is getting rid of the damn bra. Run free and let ’em hang.

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  2. Helena Ross Brown
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 05:07:54

    WOW Beautiful…. I am soooo proud of you!!! You went from… “What the heck? I’m not going to do it..” to creating and posting your first blog in less than 24hrs…. I bow to your incredibleness… (and yes… WordPress… )

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  3. Sally Bond
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 05:15:57

    You go girl! But don’t stop posting on FB either! ❤ u!

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  4. JJ
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 12:15:01

    I can not wait to see what you do with a bigger platform Sue! Love it!

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  5. Big Sis
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 13:48:25

    Finally, a forum where you can let it ALL hang out! Looking forward to your veracious verbosity. If this become a movie, I dibs Janeane Garofalo to play me.
    Love, your stinking Older Sister

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  6. Connie
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 18:13:17

    Well Done!!!!! I’m signing up for my email notifications now! Love ya!

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  7. Lynn
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 20:41:43

    Whoo hoo! Congrats! Just the first step for bigger things to come!

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