I love writing. No, that’s an understatement. I LOOOVVVE writing. Always have.
But I absolutely love people even more. I wouldn’t write if I didn’t know that somehow, through a shared love of writing, story, genre preference, values, etc., my writing wouldn’t connect me with cool people like yourself. (and if you’re reading this blog at all you’re definitely one of the coolest people I know 😉 )
Well I got to thinkin’ about how all these other cool people have blogs, so I thought why not start one? So I sat down to write the first post…
What exactly does one say in their first blog post anyway?
I thought and thought and decided I’d say this.
The Honest Truth
Let me be honest for a minute. (we all love honesty, don’t we) I was nervous about starting this blog.
First of all, there just might be some people out there who think Rolena’s a little weird. (and don’t ask my brother what he thinks of me, cause he’ll likely reply with a “yeah, Rolena’s like the mayor of Weirdville.” :p )
Okay, so I admit, I am a little weird. I sing Christmas songs in July and put maple syrup on my cottage cheese. (It’s a Pennsylvania Dutch thing) But everyone is a little weird, right? So we can be weird together.
Secondly, I couldn’t stand the thought of letting you down. You, the cool person reading this blog. I don’t want to let you down. Everyone comes to a blog with certain exceptions of what they’ll take away after they read a post, a story, etc.
So if you’ll give me a bit of grace, I want to learn to serve you and exceed your expectations. And you can help me do that! (Take note of the questions at the end of this post 🙂 )
So Why Am I Here Anyway?
The more blogs I read, the more I see there are two general reasons people have blogs. One blogger is there to promote themselves or their products. Their ideas, their opinions and their purpose.
The other blogger is there to benefit the reader. To connect over their ideas, their opinions and their purposes.
I want this to be a place of connection. Of service and exceeding expectations. To laugh over similar weird facts about ourselves. To talk each other’s ears off about our love of writing and squirrels. To encourage one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
What To Expect
Two blog posts each month. A bit of my serious side. And and pinch of my craziness. You may also be the first people in the world to read never seen before bits of Rolena’s stories. (if you’re curious about what Rolena writes, send me a message. I’m always ecstatic to talk about writing!)
You can also expect lots of questions. I love questions! I’ll probably ask you a lot of them. And you may feel free to ask me a lot as well. (I guess it’s only fair if I bombard you with loads of questions to let you do the same.)
So when you stop by my blog, just think of it as a giant just because party. I’m just the host and ya’ll are my guests. Please make yourself at home. (The plus side is that all my parties include balloons and ice cream people!)
So welcome to the party. I hope you stay long enough to chat and enjoy some ice cream. I want this blog to provide a place to share, learn and grow. A place to connect over similar interests and to spur each other on to love and good works.
Wahoo!! First blog post ever! Now for the questions I’ve been waiting to ask for the past 550 words.
What’s one weird fact about you that’s… weird? 🙂 Imagine your ideal blog. What’s one thing you’d like to see more of? (Blog post topics, interaction with the blogger, giveaways, etc.)