12.17.2010

Honest to Blog

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I have friends tell me all the time that they read my blog. I have had people in my classes introduce themselves to tell me that they read it - even when I have never met them before. I have even been approached in stores and in public by those who read my blog.

I admit, I started my blog when I was a freshman in college because I was a bad journal writer and I wanted my ex-boyfriend to be able to read what I was thinking about him (so sad but true). It has evolved into something that I don't only love and look forward to, but also something therapeutic for me. It made me realize that I enjoy writing and that others actually read what I write. I have also made friends in unexpected places that I actually rely on and trust.

That being said, I know I have readers. What do you readers like to read about? My thoughts, stories about things that have happened to me, poems, design? Do you want to see what I wear? How I decorate my apartment? Or are there enough blogs like that?

I am not a talented photographer, I don't have any experience with cooking really and I am a wanna-be interior designer. I am not going to pretend I am an expert on anything really. So if we can just be honest for a minute, what do you like about my blog (if anything) and what would you like to see more of?

25 comments:

Sist and Sist said...

love your writing so more of that! would love to see a glimpse of your world - apartment and the hubbs and you! :)

Half Dressed said...

I love your writing, it's so thought-provoking and honest. Your post are great and there are lots of variety, seriously just keep doing what you're doing :)

L x

Mallory Camille said...

Your writing really sets you apart from other bloggers, so don't change that at all. It would be fun to see more pictures of you and your apartment. I would love to see more of your personal style and home. Again, don't change much, your blog is popular for a reason. I love how different it is from other blogs I read. And don't worry about taking great pictures, we'll love it anyway.

Julie said...

I like that you tell it as it is. Your one post awhile after your wedding was so true: life as a wife and husband isn't all rainbows and lolipops, it real and hard work. I liked your honesty, not enough of that out there.

annie said...

Your writing is what keeps me coming back, but I'd love to see more details of your home and life if you wanted too~ don't change much, though. I think you've already got quite the following! :)

Ana* said...

I more than like your writing,I love it... So I would love to see more of it, and also decoration tips? Yes :) Your apartment? Yes x100

Ashley said...

just found your blog but i love it - and i'd love to know more about you! sure-show us your personal style whether its fashion or apartment. tell us about your day-to-day and, most importantly, keep doing what you're doing b/c obviously that is what has made this blog great! happy friday!

Diana Smith said...

Your blog is awesome. I love how you are real and not fake on your blog. You are simple but intriguing. I wouldn't change anything!

lauren said...

Hey mandy! I was in your ward freshman year, I found your blog through brissa. I kind of feel like a creep reading your blog when I dont even know you that well but, I enjoy your writing! I think its so cute how you find pictures that go along with your thoughts. Keep it up!

lauren valeen said...

the pictures, the poems, the beautiful face of yours and hubby kev, the entire eloquent-cy, thats not a word but i made it to be. just it all. also, you definitely don't proclaim your life to be as perfect as heaven is and i like that cause those blogs suck.

Shalyn said...

I read your blog because your real and relatable. I dont think you should do anything differently;-)

Prix ° said...

I love your insights, how you put your point of view into words. It's great writing. And knowing you from freshman year as well, I actually know you're an amazing person so I like to see how you've been and stuff. :)

Alex said...

I love that you have variety! It's a mix of design, poetry, and every day occurences, which I find to be great. There's always something new! You do have great design taste, by the way, and you have me wanting to buy everything you post about!!

as told by lauren said...

haha it's called: Petite Brush Dot Print Ruffle Shell

the lnnk should send you to it, but the purple one is shown, just click on the yellow box!

loovvee ann taylor

Michelle said...

I love love love your writing!

Brittany said...

To be honest, I just read because it's you. And I will like anything you do--I think it's funny that we weren't good friends in high school, but I just think the world of you now. Funny how life goes right?

I really like the mix (of words, design, life) you have going on right now.

kylee said...

this. this is what i love about your blog. the pure honesty.

Jalene said...

it's because you're real. and you can tell who you are through your writing. i feel like i totally know you, but i've never met you.

that's why.

Katie said...

Mans I don't know how else to describe it, but you have the most amazing gift of observation, the way you see the world is wonderful. That's my favorite thing about your blog :)

jaimie said...

Your writing is very thought provoking and beautiful. I would love to see more of your thoughts and poems. There are enough fashion/design bloggers and it's refreshing to read a blog that is enlightening!

Brooke! said...

I love reading your blog and knowing that you are just as lovely in real life as you are in cyber-world. I like seeing the world through your eyes and the honesty in your writing :) Keep it up girl!

Brissa said...

Your honesty and the way you write are golden. You have a way with words and a goodness to your soul that everyone loves.

That and you're oober classy.

andrea said...

i love reading your stories. your writing is wonderful. i love hearing about your life as a newly wed. basically, just what you have been doing already i really enjoy. that is why i follow your blog. i love it just the way it is. :)

Caroline Henley said...

haha I totally appreciate your honesty. I definitely started my blog as a way for friends to see what I am up to (saving me hours of phone conversations) and just to vent about how I was feeling... now it's something I love and look forward to as well! just keep doing what you are doing, your blog is so cute! :)

katrina said...

i love your writing. you put words to the way im feeling. words that i cant express. for that it is simply wonderful. but i also like to know the girl behind the writing. i love seeing pictures of your home and husband. really... i like it all. HAH