Monday, July 14, 2008

Coming Out Of The Bloggy Closet

When I started this blog, I wasn't sure I wanted anyone to know. I had only told two friends about the fact that I wanted to do it and needed their creative ears to listen to all of my lame super rad ideas for a blog name.

(Just so you know, I would have had a blog a whole YEAR sooner if I could have come up with a name I loved. I couldn't so I just kept bouncing names around in my head. I believe I've mentioned before my motto?)**

Until recently those two friends are the only people that I'm not married to but know in real life who know about my blog. I don't know what it is about telling people that seems so....arrogant? How do you really drop that kind of information nonchalantly into conversation, anyway?

A while back I casually mentioned to a couple of my coffee girls that I have this thing that I do. This thing called a blog. Immediately, two of them said they wanted to read it. I just laughed, tossed my hair and distracted them with a shiny object. Or, maybe I spilled my water accidentally so they'd forget they asked. Whatever the case, I didn't pass out any blog addresses that night.

But these girls are as persistent as they are lovely. That's why I love them. Since they asked that first night, I was secretly hoping I could come up with a way to pass them a link without seeming like I was throwing myself a party and hoping they'd bring a gift. Wouldn't you know, they held me down this weekend and dangled a dark chocolate bar over my nose but wouldn't hand it over until I gave them the name of my blog?

That's not exactly how it went down but let's just say I now have two more readers. I've told you of my love for them already....several times. Now, girls. I got outed and I'm outing you. Say hi to all of my blog friends!

**If I can't win, I don't play!


  1. I remember when I was outted...I was so nervous!

  2. wooo hooo! Welcome coffee gals! I hear y'all are pretty darn cool!

  3. Any friend of Heather's is a friend of mine! Welcome. Start a blog so you can join us. It's easy, it's fun, and it's free. Caution's addictive.


    (Heather...I have a special award waiting for you. Stop by when you get a chance.)

  4. WOO HOO it's the coffee girls! Hi girls!!!!

  5. I am an infamous Coffee Girl! A title that I carry close to my heart since that it where Heather and the other girls reside. I am so glad that I was convincing or rather annoying enough -which ever works - to get this blog info. If you all only knew Heather in "real" life she is one of a kind! Don't worry her precious, sarcastic, wonderful, tell it like it is, priceless sense of humor and personality comes through great on this blog! The first night I got the link I stayed up way too late reading her awesome work knowing the next morning's suffering would be oh so worth it.
    I am now officially a regular reader of this blog:)

  6. i know exactly what you're talking about. i want people to know i have a blog but always feel a little uneasy when mentioning it. it always feels like i'm trying to sell something.

    you do have some lovely friends. when i finally told my coffee gals about my blog, they barely said anything about it and then moved on to the next subject. oh well.

    btw, i stopped by because i'm checking out blogs designed by be design. yours is lovely.

  7. Yeah... I haven't found a way to casually introduce the bloggy info in normal conversation. When I was moving it was easy. It was - Hey, keep up with us through our blog! Other than that, I just feel like a dork when I think about talking about it ;)

    I want to be a coffee girl!! :)