Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A progression...

Years ago, when my firstborn was still an infant, I started a blog. I started it to share stories about him, our days, share photos and keep grandparents up to date with our life. It was titled The Story of Fynn. And then my daughter was born, and I changed the title to The Story of Fynn and Paige. Eventually I met other mommy bloggers and I changed my blog again, this time to Trains, Tutus and Tea Time. There was a bit of everyone in that title, I thought. Through the time spent on that blog I met many writers. Artists. I went to blog conferences and had many coffee dates which were started by conversations online. And then I felt the title didn't fit, again, and I changed blogs once more, to Weaving in the Ends.

And then I stopped writing online. Nothing seemed to fit. In my mind I kept going back to "does this piece fit on this blog? But the title...."

This writing online and sharing online is a tricky thing. A personal thing. And for me, in order for it to be personal it has to be comfortable. And trying on the hats of different titles never seemed to work out very well. I would put the preconceived (by me) notion of what needed to be on the blog in front of what I wanted to write. What I had to write. And so I stifled myself for a bit.

Which leads me to here. Now. I want a place to share my writing, but I don't want to have the "out" of not fitting with the blog name or title or url.

So I'm writing on a site that is my name. Corinne Noel Cunningham. That's me. And if I can't write whatever the heck I want under my own name, then I really have issues. So here I will write and share and not call this a blog but instead a place where I can share my writing.

And I'm happy to invite you here. To have you here. Thank you for being here.

15 comments:

  1. Corinne, this is totally my approach, as well. Not that I am anything like Oprah, but her magazine "O" is a reflection of the things she loves and is curious about, and I think my blog is something like that, as well, exploring my personal interests and curiosities.

    This seems like the perfect fit for you!!

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  2. So genuinely thrilled to share in your journey!

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  3. Love this. And yes, if you can't write whatever you want under your own name, then there is a problem. I hope that this new place gives you space to grow and be you--wholly. <3

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  4. xoxo
    i am so looking forward to your heart unfolding here!

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  5. Love it! I'm glad you continually follow your heart and you gut. If they kept telling you to stay where you are and do the same thing (even if they didn't feel right), that would indicate issues. Happy Housewarming!

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  6. Loving that you're still here Corinne:)

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  7. I had stopped by Weaving in the Ends just last week to see what was new. So, glad to find you here!

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  8. wonderful! You can't go wrong following your heart!

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  9. Glad to hear you have kept at it until you have found a place that feels comfortable. I've long been attracted to your writing because of how honest it always feels.
    xo

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  10. I love that you continue to find ways to put yourself out there, Corinne. And I already love this space. I, too, find that some of my stories don't "fit" my current blog, but without more time dedicated to my own personal writing, I will take what I can get for now. We do what we can right?

    Good luck to you on your journey here.

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  11. Welcome back! This is going to be a lovely space. I feel it in my bones. I read this just this morning and have been feeling a need to write again as well or share or something. http://www.tmorrisphotography.com/instagram-killed-the-blog-o-sphere-star/

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  12. This: "And if I can't write whatever the heck I want under my own name, then I really have issues." - made me laugh, because it's so true. There's something so freeing in owning your writing and just being who YOU are. So glad to see you writing again. :)

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  13. This is a good thing, Corinne. Always follow your heart. Your voice is authentic and it rings true. Just keep on writing. It doesn't matter what you write. At this moment all I can do is pen poetry. I'm okay with that. It is therapeutic.

    I feel like doing the same thing but instead this summer I'm going through and "drafting" material. I don't have the time yet. I already changed the blog (quietly) to just alita jewel months ago. I feel too damaged to have treasures. Ha! ;)

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  14. Glad to have found your new blog! I am trying to sort this out too, and have been. I love your approach.

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