This is it! On this post I officially launch my new project: Bigger in Real Life. Ta-daaaaaaa! Yes, I used to have a blog called Knit Me Together. So what’s different? Why switch? The simple answer….sometimes a girl just needs a change.
When I started Knit Me Together, knitting was what I did, and knit blogs were where it was at. Yarn Harlot was only on her second book, Crazy Aunt Purl had just gotten divorced, you could still See Eunny Knit, and Ravelry was a place that only existed on the furthest reaches of knitters deepest REM-cycle dreams. I was a knitter, so I started a blog. The thing was, I wasn’t very good at it. Due to my abject boredom at taking photos of inanimate objects and my inability to stick to a single topic, my blog was all over the place. And one thing I’ve learned about knitters is that they like their blogs to be topical and they reeeeeeally like close-ups of yarn, so I ended up writing for a divided audience: knitters and myself. At the time knitting was what I did (recreationally and vocationally), but it wasn’t all I was. I didn’t dream in yarn, I dreamed in Technicolor – usually with a moving soundtrack included. So after letting the blog lay stagnant for a year, I decided it was time to put the pieces back together.
Bigger in Real Life (BiRL) is my little corner of cyberspace where I get to write about all the hats I proudly wear – Christian, wife, sister, daughter, feminist, activist, post-modernist, musician, fledgling runner, book lover, epic-dreamer, coffee drinker, wannabe foodie, crafter, sun worshiper, and so on and on andon andonandonandon. I don’t expect anyone to read this but friends and family – if even that – and that’s ok. Because this time I’m writing for me; whatever topics come to mind, and with as much authenticity as possible. Because that’s just how I roll, what you see is what you get. That’s just me.
And if you do decide to read along, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad to have you.