I’ve joined the masses. I have started a blog.
Why blogging? Why must everyone be blogger these days? Well, what is a blog? It’s defined as a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
That’s interesting. It seemed so annoying to me at first. Who would want to know what I was doing? Who cares, right?
Then I realized how much I was learning and connecting I had achieved by reading blog posts (mostly found via Pinterest). If you have a business, you have a webpage. Blogs give a face and voice to the person behind the goods and services.
With social media running the world, I figure—if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. I enjoy reading blog posts on The Every Girl and Gracebelle, etc. Is it overwhelming to be so connected all the time? Yes. But is it empowering and comforting to feel a part of community of artists, bakers, make-up artists, writers, stylists, musicians and creators? Yes. And the best part that comes out of connecting is the possible collaborations.
So why me? Well I have so many interests and hobbies. Who doesn’t these days, right? We’re part of a generation of “slashies.” I first saw this term reading BUNCH magazine. This term was inspired by the multi-skilled professionals who have slashes in their bio description. Mine reads “photographer/designer/florist.” It’s this constant need to do multiple things that’s overwhelming and simultaneously liberating. We aren’t just specializing in one thing and it’s due to the global connectivity that social media and blogging provide.
As a person fascinated by creating new things and learning new skills, I embrace this classification as a “slashy” and I hope to inspire others as I am inspired by others.
So, welcome to Aloha Zo. We’ll see how this goes.
Photo taken at Blink Inc.