I guess it's normal when you hit a milestone birthday or anniversary to look back and say, "remember when?" I have found that blogging is no different. As this week marks the one year anniversary of Exquisitely Unremarkable, I found myself feeling nostalgic and started peeking back, as well.
It all seems so far away now, those sleepless nights, computer crazed days. I remember setting up my blog, choosing the perfect name, buying a domain and trying to figure out how to make sense of HTML (thank you Alex!). I spent hours picking a theme, comparing fonts and revising my layout. I hung out online, trying to learn the social media ropes. You see, before the blog, I didn't have an internet presence. At all. Not even a Facebook page. Now, I'm everywhere.
I had no idea what I was doing back then, that is a fact.
Except when it came to the writing. I have to say that I am as proud of my first post today, as I was on the evening I hit publish. I've read it several times over the course of the last year and it always makes me smile, which is funny, because that is what I had lost and was hoping the blog would help me find.
So I am linking to it here, today, in celebration and because it's one of my favorites. It is the heart and soul of this blog, the mission statement that I hope I have remained true to and, I think, one of my finest pieces of writing.
I hope you enjoy it.