Let’s Take a Chance

Why do people blog? Other than being in an English class where they are required to do so for a grade? Why would someone want to put their emotions and beliefs out there for all to see? It completely baffles me that some people post the entirety of their lives on their blogs. If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you are blogging. And chances are, you didn’t even think about it like that until now. But really, blogging? I don’t know much about blogging, as I’m fairly new to this game, but here’s what I’ve found out so far. 

Blogging is for the people who love to write, express their thoughts, and reveal their emotions. These are the people who spent most of their childhood with their nose either in a book or a journal. These people like to state their arguments with clear and concise wording so as to get their message across. Their argument may not be neutral, but it still does not purposely try to offend others views(in a good blog, at least).  

Blogging is a conversation. People bring forth so many ideas to the internet’s virtual table. The purpose of a blog is to express one’s self in the confines of a few paragraphs(sometimes more). A blogger can read and respond to other bloggers, or even just the experiences of their own lives. The thing about a conversation is you have to keep it going or it will just die. 

That’s why blogging is cumulative. If you want to blog, you have to keep up with it. Post weekly. Keep your readers on edge. Write, write, write! Need I say more? I think you get it. 

Bloggers take a chance. Some blogs are better than others. And let’s admit it, some blogs just SUCK(although I hope you don’t include mine in that category). But yet, at the end of the day, there is someone behind the screen of a computer putting their all into a post for everyone who wishes to read it. What greater chance is there to take than expressing yourself to the whole world? This is the element that makes a blog great. The writer takes a chance, shocks the audience, and with this, hopefully, succeeds. 

Why don’t we all take a chance with our blogs? Talk about what we really want to talk about, write with no fear of judgement or negative criticism? Imagine if we all just spoke our minds. Our culture today emphasizes avoiding conflict by not stepping on other people’s toes, and essentially, being quiet about what we believe. If we all just take a chance and write about what we want to talk about rather than something lukewarm and neutral, we could go so far in this big-picture conversation of life. Let’s take a chance.

~Molly

Body Ritual Among The Nacirema

What is Nacirema spelled backwards? 

I love my kayak. So very true. 

I love my kayak. So very true. 

smartgirlsattheparty:

Amy P. would adore this :)

This is an absolute dream. 

(Source: cjwho)

More recycled furniture. My aunt bought this table, so this is how she decorated it when I was finished painting it. There is a glare on the front of the table in the after pic. Not a white spot. 

More recycled furniture. My aunt bought this table, so this is how she decorated it when I was finished painting it. There is a glare on the front of the table in the after pic. Not a white spot. 

Along with many other quirky things I do, I recycle furniture and wooden decor! This a a primitive shelf I painted just today, actually. Before on the left, after on the right, but you know that, obviously. :) 

Along with many other quirky things I do, I recycle furniture and wooden decor! This a a primitive shelf I painted just today, actually. Before on the left, after on the right, but you know that, obviously. :) 

I Am Not A Runner

I am not a runner. But, for some very odd reason, in April of last year I thought it would be a brilliant idea to run The Color Run with a group of three or four of my friends. The date was set-I signed up to run “The Happiest 5k” on June 8th.  I was excited…until my friends backed out. Never having run a mile in my life, I was terrified. I know, I know, 5ks are not a big deal and The Color Run was certainly not a competitive event. But still. I didn’t want to be that girl that ran half a mile then walked the rest of the way. If I was going to do this, I was going to do it right. I started training on the treadmill. Then the road. Then the hills and hollers of Kerieakes Park. Was it easy? NO. Was it fun? NO. Was it worth it? Absolutely.

 After I ran The Color Run I decided to run some more 5ks, just for fun. And I got to the point where I looked forward to going on a daily or nightly run (sometimes both!).  After I trained my body, got my heart, lungs and muscles to a place where they could run without stopping for a few miles, running was FUN! Crazy, right? Who on Earth enjoys sweating and panting like a heathen? But, I was addicted. Hooked worse than a junkie and her crack.

Where am I going with this? My point is, at first running is awful. Not going to lie about that. There’s no way around it. However, if you really work hard, put in your miles and discipline yourself to do something, even if it’s not running, success is just right around the corner. And it is ever so sweet. 

This is me. My name is Molly Kathleen, I’m 18 years old, I have lived in, grew up in, and now attend college in Kentucky. I love hot tea. Obsessed with it, practically. I like running but do not run often enough, especially in the winter months. But most of all, I love to read and write. I’ve kept a journal for as long as I can remember and now that I’m being forced to do blog entries for college english class, I’ve realized that I love blogging! There shall be many a witty post to come in the future.
~Molly

This is me. My name is Molly Kathleen, I’m 18 years old, I have lived in, grew up in, and now attend college in Kentucky. I love hot tea. Obsessed with it, practically. I like running but do not run often enough, especially in the winter months. But most of all, I love to read and write. I’ve kept a journal for as long as I can remember and now that I’m being forced to do blog entries for college english class, I’ve realized that I love blogging! There shall be many a witty post to come in the future.

~Molly