Made you look!
In the same air of seriousness I have always had writing here, April 1st seems the perfect day to out myself publicly to friends and family.
I want to blog my month-long hike on the Appalachian Trail and share with everyone. After much hemming and hawing, I decided I did not want to write anywhere but here. So here we are. Two weeks from my start date. And my blog has been shouted from the rooftops for all to know and read as they wish.
To friends and family:
Welcome! I started blogging in November of 2003, when my ex-husband (known here as W) and I started divorce proceedings. I made (very, very, very, very) small waves in the blogging community as a romance/dating blogger. Now that Tom and I have been together for almost 5 years, I have a much smaller readership and don’t have a particular voice or genre. It makes for dull writing, and therefore dull reading, at times. Hopefully the focus of the hike won’t be dull. Although not too exciting either. Just one bear mauling a day should do it.
To read what I’ve written so far about hiking, check out the “Take a Hike” category.
I have left up most of my earlier writing. You are welcome to peruse or ignore as you wish. Significant others (including W) mentioned at length know what is written. Hell, Tennessee Guy bought me my first year of this domain.
I use pseudonyms or initials for almost everyone except Tom. I may have gotten lazy and assigned multiple people the same initials. My bad. The point was to tell a story. If you find something written about yourself that you don’t like, tell me. It can go away. Stories aren’t as important as you.
That said, please also don’t take anything written here that seriously. I take liberties to tell a (sometimes, hopefully) good story. Just call me Hyperbole in Progress. I think you will find the person who comes off worst in my writing is me.
Lastly, one housekeeping detail…you are welcome and encouraged to comment on any post you wish. But I suck at replying to comments. And because of spamming, the first time you comment I must manually approve you as a commenter. Annoying yes, but less annoying than 4,289 lexapro ads. Since my access will be limited while hiking, if you’d like to encourage/heckle me along the way you should comment now so I can approve you before I leave.
To long term readers:
You might notice that along with some of the more critical/personal posts of exes I also removed some of the boring ones. Artistic license! Fingers crossed I become wittier now that I know my in-laws are reading.
To my In-Laws (all 37,456 of you):
I’m sorry. Truly, deeply, sorry you got stuck with a damn Yankee like me who spews her thoughts on the internet for all to see, often at the expense of her husband. But I love ya’ll dearly and it warms my heart the way you have accepted me so maybe I can make up for it.
And no. I am not pregnant. (Yeah, I guess I’m not making up for it anytime soon.)