One year ago today, Polite and (paranoid) was born. I started this blog as an outlet for writing, a way to break writer’s block, and a distraction from my employment status or lack thereof. I am really excited about this day and a little surprised that it is here. This is not the first blog I have written.
I started a blog six years ago that had maybe three posts. I was writing it as a character, like that girl who was a youtube sensation until it was discovered that she wasn’t a teenager and two middle aged dudes were writing her vlog. I was hoping that I would become an internet hit like that girl, but I had trouble coming up with fake daily events for a fake person. You would think this would be easy for a writer.
I started another blog a year later to have an outlet for my surly side, but she’s kind of a pest and I don’t really care for her. I prefer to diminish her, which has worked pretty well so far. You should have seen my surly side as a teenager… YIKES! And I formally apologize to everyone who knew me then.
I started a blog about movies three months before I started this blog. I mainly wrote about movies I watched on Netflix, but I was kind of intimidated by all the other movie reviewing blogs out there. So I thought I’d start one that was more about who I am than what I think about movies.
After I started this blog, I felt lost and didn’t know where this was going. No one was reading my posts, but I’m not a blogger. I’m a screenwriter primarily. I was confused. I didn’t understand why no one was reading my blog (I’ll let you in on a little secret. Other than Hunny, no one I know reads this blog. A few of my friends know I have a blog, but they don’t read it because I haven’t given them the website… Hey! Don’t look at my surly side that way, it isn’t her fault that they didn’t ask). I didn’t write during the holidays. But I did enjoy spending time with my family. When I returned to the blog after the holidays, I had more of a sense of what I wanted to blog about. Even though I am still not where I want to be (as a writer in general), I’m having fun enjoying the bumps along the road and sharing them with you.
Instead of asking you to send me a gift, which would be appropriate considering one does receive gifts on their birthday, I am giving you the opportunity to win a copy of Day 24’s movie, The Thin Man! In order to win, you have to do one of the following steps:
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