I don’t like frilly lace. I don’t like glitter. And I don’t like lots of pomp and circumstance. So while January 1 would have made for a symbolic and easy-to-remember Blogiversary (and I’d never forget to buy the blog chocolates, flowers, etc.), it just didn’t really feel like the right day for a first post. Plus, you’d all likely be in sleeping, ibuprofen-ing, resolution-ing stupor following your New Year’s Eve festivities. But I do believe that “January 8” has a nice ring to it. So without further ado…
Welcome to my inaugural ‘Run With Holly’ blog post!
As some of you may know, I’ve been pondering, speculating, poking, considering, and creeping around the edges of starting a shiny new blog for a few months now. During 2012, I worked on a few short-term blogging projects (for example, our trip around the world and our road trip across the US). But for a variety of reasons, I knew the time had come to branch out to my very own Big Girl WordPress Blog.
So I did some research, dragged my feet, began dabbling in some new (to me) technologies, worried, over-thought, went to Bali, delayed, conquered, procrastinated, drank a lot of coffee, and ultimately took the plunge. And while I was less than enthusiastic about working through some of the technical hurdles (buying a domain name, and server space, and getting everything talking to each other, and learning a tiny bit of code to tweak things), the process has actually been quite fun – and educational. I still have plenty to learn – so thanks in advance for you patience and flexibility while the look and associated pages undergo some changes in these early days. I just couldn’t wait another second to get the blogging started!
So now, I have my very own space in which I can rant/tell stories/soapbox about all sorts of things. [Facebook friends, I will stop clogging your newsfeed with 5-8 line posts.] I promise these things will include: running, cycling, swimming, coaching, food, living in Singapore, being an expat, traveling, marriage, science, some light feminism, hilarious signs I see, and probably more. Heck, as long as there’s no mold growing and no health department hazards (and things remain respectful), I reserve the right to do what I please with it. I will, however, do my best to keep posts well categorized and tagged, so you can easily decide what you do (or don’t) want to read. I’ll also try to keep things interesting…to me, at least. No promises for you.
The blog will also be loosely connected with another project I’m working on, as a way to give people a glimpse of who I am and what I like (and don’t like) to do. For example, so they know that I won’t be the one wearing the frilly pink lace dress. Unless, of course, my Dad sees fit to dig out that 25-year-old photo of me from a single, ill-fated session of ballet…. (No need, Dad, no need!)
So here’s to a new year, to new adventures, and to embarking on this journey together. Let’s get this party started!
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