Personal blogging in 2021 is weird af

photo of decorative paper clips

I’m tired of waiting for some perfect inspiration to hit me before I start writing here on Chic n’ Geek so I’m just going to rip off the bandaid and write a fucking blog post already. And not apologize for saying “fuck” on my fancy new lifestyle blog.

I’d say I don’t know how I went from blogging without so much as a second thought for 15+ years to being totally self-conscious and ridiculous about what I *should* be writing about vs shouldn’t, etc, but I 100% know the answer: creating this site. Thinking I’d just do a quick “refresh” of the original version of this blog (RIP from when I accidentally nuked the original posts in the process), I ended up spending MONTHS building and rebuilding this site and suddenly blogging went from off-the-cuff ranting or navel-gazing to this overstudied thing that, in my mind at least, requires perfectly-designed templates and fancy graphics for each post. Or, I should say, non-post, since me adding this requirement to myself essentially rendered me mute because time I used to spend just writing about whatever I felt like morphed into hours and hours of teaching myself WordPress design, graphic design, e-commerce and affiliate marketing…none of which I have yet to actually make use of.

Time and brain cells that were dedicated to blogging have instead been spent on Canva teaching myself half-assed graphic design, on Etsy and Amazon either spending WAY too much money on clip art and/or jewelry making stuff (yet another byproduct of the Chic n’ Geek redesign saga) or curating an entire Amazon storefront that not one soul has yet to lay eyes on because….well, you get the point. Basically that “quick refresh” ended up turning me into a person who can build custom WordPress themes, design cute paper products and make jewelry…but who is so anal that she agonizes so much over details that she can’t write anymore. Definitely net positive but I miss writing into the abyss that is the blogosphere in the era of podcasts, newsletters, TikTok and NFTs (I also just figured out how to create an NFT even though I still have no idea wtf they even are…but if anyone wants to own this work of art, have at it).

So anyway…all of that to say that a) I have a painful amount of time on my hands and b) hi! Now that I’ve broken the seal, I guess it’s time to finally sunset Mizz Information and actually start what I meant to start a year ago: a blog that’s not about social media and that doesn’t autocorrect to “misinformation” every time anyone tries to type it.

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