I’m very excited to introduce you to E. When we started working on her design, I loved the idea of a traveling theme. Its still one of my favorite designs today!
Explain the meaning behind the name of your blog.
A lot of my friends call me 'E' which probably started because some people get confused on how to say my name. 'E' just made it easier for some people and it stuck. I think life is one big adventure, and my blog is my documentation of my adventure.
How long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
Well, I've actually been blogging since 2008, but "adventure of E" is my new blog, and I've only been blogging here since February of this year.
Originally, I started blogging as a way to keep my family posted on what was going on with my life because I had moved to a new state. This was before my family was even allowed on Facebook, so I needed some way to show them all about my new home and what I was doing. Only my family and close friends had access to my blog. Eventually, my blog turned into a personal outlet when I was going through some tough life changes. I stopped blogging there in 2010.
When I moved out to Hawaii to join my husband, I thought about getting back into blogging. I ended up thinking about it for about 6 months before actually committing and starting a whole new blog. That's where 'adventure of E' came about!
What do you love most blogging?
A couple of things.
First, I can be myself. Some days I'm ridiculous and horribly sarcastic... which may or may not be coming through today. Some days I'm calm, to the point, and that's it. It's nice that I don't have to edit myself too much.
The best thing though, is the amazing community that really exists here. With my new blog, I decided to put myself out there and not just restrict it to people I know. In fact, only a few of my friends, and just my mom, know about my blog, right now.
Not only have I 'met' some wonderful ladies, but I've also found some wonderful women who are military spouses, like myself, and who are going through/have gone through/are about to go through a deployment. It's awesome to get to rant about things and know that someone gets it.
What's the most surprising thing you've discovered since you began blogging?
The amazing community that exists. It truly astounds me at how supportive and welcoming everyone has been. I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do, either!
What is the one thing you want others to know about yourself, or your blog?
That it's my blog. Sometimes I may not feel like writing anything, and sometimes I may write a lot. I may make mistakes. I may change my mind about something. The point is it's mine. It's like my home. I think that's something to remember for anyone's blog you come across and interact with. It's theirs and they are 'welcoming' you into their world by allowing comments to be made. They should be kind and appropriate. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Just move on. Thankfully, everyone I've come in contact with has treated it as such and been respectful. Which is why I'm so happy I got back into blogging. I hope you'll come by and say hi, too! And you can see Jenn's amazing work, also!