For months, I have tried to write a successful first blog. I first tried to write witty pieces, but their second and third drafts produced material that can only be described as lacking. In other versions I confessed that I had no idea what I was doing, but begged my reader to trust me anyway because, ignorant or not, I intended to blog well. (That draft was promptly discarded. After all, who ever heard of being honest with your audience? Laughable.) Desperate drafts recounted stories like the time I watched a grandmother eat her grandson’s chili in silence at theBarnes and Noble Starbucks café while he played with her iPhone. Still, others tried to incorporate all these elements, failing as miserably as if it hadn’t incorporated any at all. As a compulsive perfectionist (a possibly hypochondriacal condition), these failed attempts and continued lack of blog, troubled me greatly.
Then, one night, as I gazed up at an overcast sky that was anything but inspiring, a solution came to me: change the rules. Ignoring the basic principles of syntax, I decided to create my second blog first. This would take all the pressure off the first, perfect blog, while simultaneously making any reader a returning reader. That’s right; I’ve instantly created michellejunot.com blog groupies. Welcome.