It’s a little awkward to begin a blog. I’ve been in this situation before, when I had the blog Cats and Cows several years ago. It’s intimidating to embark on something where the expectation is that you’ll keep up the blogging and have something important to say. The truth is, a lot of things seem commonplace to me but I still find them interesting. Something as simple as hearing an amazing song, or seeing a plant grow can make your whole day better. I often find myself reading a page in a book or magazine and feel so pumped up by it that I want to text my girlfriend about it, post on Facebook, or tweet about it. That instant feeling of gratification that you shared some knowledge that may make someone think differently about something. Clearly, a lot of people feel this way. Many of us are obsessive compulsive users of social media. We want to know what our friends are doing and we want to share our experiences with them. The blog is a way for me to get away from some of that online traffic and focus on putting some thoughts together without seeing countless streams of social feed. We’ll see how it works out!
My former blog no longer exists because the pressure I put on myself to research and fact-check stressed me out and made me feel like I had 2 jobs. My new type of blogging will be more about sitting on the couch and having a coffee, beer, or more importantly, WATER! Water is what keeps us healthy. I want you to be healthy. Both mentally and physically. Writing shouldn’t feel like a drag. If it does, I’ll spare you the boredom of reading it and not blog that day. It’s important for bloggers to go out and do stuff so that we can bring back some good stories.
So now that that awkward introduction is out of the way, hello! Thanks for coming to North Austin Vegans. You can read more about me and Miranda on the About page. And if you don’t know who St. Vincent is, Google her!