I imagine that for all new bloggers the first post is the most awkward. I mean, what are you supposed to write? Do you rehash your entire “about me” section like this:
Blah blah blah rambunctious newly-wed (-ish?, we’ve been married almost a year and I’ve noticed that everyone seems to have a different opinion on where to draw the newly-wed line.) I love tea, and making lists, and crossing things off of lists, and using far more words than necessary to say something (let’s call it a verbal adventure!), doing really simple, short-term budget-friendly DIY projects (because anything long-term will probably sit for months), cooking easy new recipes, running a Catholic bookstore, incorporating our faith into our daily family life, and waiting (sometimes not so patiently) for God to grow our family.
Nah. That’s what the about page is for in the first place. And a longer version of that just sounds horribly self-centered and boring and cruel to whatever poor souls just stumbled across this post. 😉
Maybe an explanation of the blog title? Let’s try that.
The Happy Almost Homemaker: Let’s break it down. I’m happy. That’s simple enough. The “almost” portion is because everything I do is just a little more complicated by the fact that we’re renters on a budget and don’t have the freedom to do everything we’d like to with our home just yet. Also, a house just isn’t completely a home to me until there are small screaming people running around in it. We’ll get there. And it will be loud and wonderful. And someday there will be paint on the walls.
Maybe you just jump straight in with a picture about something new you made for lunch, like this:
Or maaaybe a picture of your latest partially-finished sewing project:
On second thought (or third, or fourth), I’ll leave you with those teaser pictures and save something for myself to write about in future posts. It would suck to burn out on post #1.
It seems that the answer is just to ramble incoherently about how hard and awkward it is to write your first post so that no one will realize that you just threw something out there to get it over with and move on.
Wow, check that out. We did it!
P.S. Does anyone have a suggestion of what to do with two very soft questionably over-ripe bananas? Banana bread will be the fall back, but I’m looking for a more interesting suggestion if there is one. 🙂
Annnd one more gross-ish picture, this time of our spoiling bananas: