Ok so I'm officially five days into my new blog, and I'm excited to announce that I am making progress! (Or as i've so wittily titled it: blogress.) I've already transferred over a bunch of my Facebook "Notes", and even posted a few new blog entries to get the ball rolling. I have to admit, I'm already addicted to blogging. Throughout the day when something out of the ordinary happens to me, my immediate first thought is "Can I blog about this?" and I immediately start forming it into a story in my head. This excites me to no end, as my original plan for this blog was to update it whenever the mood struck, hopefully once or twice a week at least. I didn't want to set an unrealistic expectation of updating every single day because unfortunately, my life just isn't interesting enough to warrant a daily post. Not to mention that in order to continue receiving that paycheck I rely on so much, it appears that I am expected to do some actual work to earn it and not just blog all day long. *Sigh*
Another bit of exciting news to note is that I seem to have been successful in luring in readers thanks to incessantly posting my blog link on my Facebook page, on my friends Facebook pages, through text messsages, as well as repeatedly emailing it to friends and family. Yes, I've offically become a spammer. Anyway, it seems to have worked so a big "gracias" to everyone who's stopped by to check out the action, most notable being my facebook friends, my parents, god-parents, my boyfriend's family, an ex-boss or two, and a couple coworkers who’ve all hopped on the Stiff Niffles bandwagon. I welcome you all, and hope that you like what you see. New friends are always welcome over here at Stiff Niffles. (The name still makes me giggle, so I try and work it in as much as possible.)
With that said, I’m not going to ignore the big, pink elephant in the room which is that I now have my PARENTS, EX-BOSSES (aka referrals!), and COWORKERS reading my blog. Hmmm. This presents an interesting challenge. It seems in my quest to gain readership, I may have forgetten that there are just some things you don't want your parents or bosses to know. I'm the first to readily admit that the topics of my blogs aren’t always exactly “work” and/or “parent” friendly, but I think they're hilarious and that's all that matters right? Right? Maybe not so much when the people you are blogging about are the ones reading your blog. After much soulsearching I've finally come to the conclusion that I'm not going to sacrifice funny for politcal or parent-correctedness (don't even bother googling it, I made it up).
The bottom line is that I refuse to censor myself just because my parents and other such influential people are reading my blog. Nope. I can not and will not be silenced. Fret not - If you were afraid I was going to stop blogging about all the crazy things I've done in my life, well you can breathe a sigh of relief, my friends! How could I NOT blog about that time I almost dozed off in church, (in the middle of a sermon no less!), or about that time I skipped a whole chapter while reading books to the eldery just so I could leave early and grab a milkshake with friends? Just wait til I tell you guys about my experiences with the Peace Corps and how I spent one lazy afternoon playing cards with the locals in Malawi when I really should have been reinforcing their fresh water supply. Oh, and don't even get me started on that time I was supposed to be speaking at the "No Sex Until Marraige" seminar at my congregation, only instead I spent duration sending text messages back and forth with my BFF who was two rows down from me.(I tried my best to save you a seat!). Gosh, just thinking back to those crazy experiences make me wonder how I'm still alive to talk about them! Man I tell ya... I've done some pretty wild stuff in my days.
So in closing, I just want my readers - new and old - to remember that you can always expect more of the same from me. When you visit Stiff Niffles, you know what you're getting yourself into. I will continue to do my best to stay true to myself, all the while regaling you with tales of my wild and crazy life.
Cheers and God Bless,