Tuesday, May 27, 2008

hello there

When I first heard about this whole blogging thing I was more than a little reluctant. People kept telling me I needed one but I just didn't go for it. Then I started reading other peoples blogs and now I confess I am a blog hopper. The worst kind too, the kind that never comments. I am working on it, I just like to remain anonymous for some reason.

What I didn't realize about becoming a mom is that you really get stuck inside your house a lot. I mean between the feeding and the naps some days you just don't see the sun. Especially during St. Louis winters. So, this year, my first year of motherhood, blogging has really helped me feel more connected. First I found mommy blogs that made me feel better about not loving every second of being a mom like when you realize that isn't hair product crusting up your hair, its spitup.

Then I found other moms who also had their own art business like me. I have learned so much from other bloggers about photography, life, balancing work and baby, etc.. What do you do when there is a period already and then you end the sentence like that? Anyone?

Anyways, at first I thought that this blog would be all business and nothing personal. I am reluctant to post photos of my daughter so at one point I thought well maybe I'll post ones where you can't see her face. Like Wilson on that old show Home Improvement, that I may or may not watch sometimes while I eat lunch. See, I'm already getting personal. But, then I realized I will post my clients photos, so that wouldn't be fair would it?

I guess what I am saying is I am totally excited about blogland and also still kinda nervous. But, here I am. So, don't be an anonymous blog hopper like me. Leave a comment and tell me who you are readers!

And oh, here is my favorite photo from my latest shoot. This was a family shoot and I caught this moment of mom and her youngest during a little break. So sweet. You can look at some other photos from this shoot in the recent folder on my website.


Deb and Josh said...

I am honored to be the first to comment on your blog! Welcome to blogland! It is a strange and curious world, but one that has blessed me more that I could have possibly imagined.

I LOVE your new website. And miss you.


Jennifer said...

I am so excited and grateful for all of your hard work. You inspire me and make me want to live my dream! And you really throw a great launch party.

Amy said...

Oh Erin, I love that you are a blogger now! I will be so excited to read your posts. The website looks amazing! I haven't looked deeper yet, are we still on it? :) I definitely won't be a lurker and I will comment often on your blog. I miss you too!

Matt, Katie, & our baby girl! said...

Hi friend! I love that you have a blog now! I'm totally a blog-stalker, too. I don't usually post comments, but I'll post on yours! :)
Hope you're having fun in Oregon!