I started it as a way to document my son's life, and then my daughter's life, and of course my life. Then it evolved into something else.
I started doing product reviews. I began actively soliciting companies to send me things to try out and giveaway, because (after all) I am Liz Fader's daughter. My mom is a super Jewish mother and she's also a former public relations executive.
Since 2009, I've connected with some incredible people over the internet.
One of them being the amazing Holly Rosen Fink of Culture Mom Media. I have to give a shout out to her because she's given me countless opportunities to shine. Mad love coming your way, Holly.
Where am I going with this?
I'm a real person. I don't post dolled up instragram pictures of myself. Yeah, I'm totally guilty of taking the occasional selfie, because I'm a lady. But look, my hair is messy in the morning and I require coffee before anyone speaks to me at 6:00am.
This is the internet. The internet is full of fancy attractive bloggers who do fancy things.
I'm not one of those people.
Sure I love to write. Yes, I would love to make money doing it. But I'm not a fancy person.
I am a person filled with imperfections and I'm proud of them. I'm also good at some things and I'm proud of those things too.
That's why, when my mom suggested I go to BlogHer I got scared.
There are so many "successful bloggers"who attend that conference.
It's scary to meet new people. Although, once I get into the groove of talking to strangers, I kind of get off on that shit. It's fun to deal with new energies and I love reading people.
However, I still wonder
Will they think I'm weird?
Will they think I'm funny? I'm pretty fucking funny. But will they realize it?
I go back and forth like the Clash song says:
"Should I stay or should I go?"
If I do go, let's hope there won't be "trouble."
But if I stay will it be double?
I'm not a blog rock star. But I am a real fucking person. Maybe BlogHer is ready for that?