Imposter Syndrome

In two weeks I’ll be packing up my stuff and heading to Nashville, TN to attend Blissdom ’10. I don’t think I even left a link last time, but for those of you who don’t know, Blissdom is a blogging conference. You can learn about improving your writing, finding readers, putting ads on your blog, and a whole bunch of other things that are v-e-r-y interesting to a gal like me. You know, one of those people who spends too much time on the computer.

I started blogging in November of 2005. A link at the top of my hotmail led me to my very first blog and I thought, “I could do that.” So I did. At that point it really was a sort-of online journal–no one was reading it! I wrote about something I saw on TV, a book I was reading, or my New Year’s resolutions. A few months later, my husband deployed to the Middle East and I found myself on the computer a LOT. People started leaving me comments, I was commenting on their spaces and before I knew it, I was hooked. Hubby came home to a real-life Blog Addict.

I’ve seen a lot of blogs in that time. Most people lose interest after a while. Others promote the hell out themselves, put up a banner, buy a domain name, and really take the ‘net by storm.

I’ve always been in between.

I’ve kept at it.

I don’t have my own domain. I don’t have a fancy banner. I’m choosy about who I tell about Bird on The Street.

And so I’m a little nervous to be going to a conference full of Women Who Blog.

I guess I’ll just have to go and see. Find out about this crazy world that I’ve been skirting for all these years. I may find out I want to do more or I may decide I’m right where I want to be. At the very least I’ll get seven hours in the car and I won’t have to compromise with ANYONE about what’s playing on the radio. Look out!

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  1. I am the same way…somewhere inthe middle about where i want his blog to go. But I am totally jealous that you get to go to BlissDom and stay with Ellen. So cool!!! Have a great time!!!

  2. have a fabulous time and tell us what you learn. I'm glad you started bloggin

  3. Hey, I think it's great, Katy. I know you will have fun and probably find out cool new stuff, that you never expected!

  4. That sounds very intriguing. I've often wondered if I should expand…I remember back when I was writing VERY regularly and my readership was way up I was getting offers to advertise stuff and I turned them all down, thinking I would be selling out.

    Not sure I feel that way anymore really.

    But you? No brainer…you make stuff and sell it on the net, makes total sense for you to expand.

  5. Love your blog! Can't wait to hear about the trip.

  6. Nadine Hightower says:

    I'm so green!!!! Just plain jealous!! You'll go and learn all sorts of things and poof you'll grow up and be like that woman…. PW or Duce and be all snobby and not hob nob with us little bloggers.

    Ok no you won't. You'll be great and big but you will not forget us little bloggers.

    Have a great time!!

  7. I am sure that you will have a fantabulous time! Yeah just don't get too big for your britches and forget about all of us little people who knew you when… :-)

    p.s. still trying to get an idea on where the art is at. Hoping to hear something on Monday!

  8. We are going to have FUN! How can we not?! And probably learn lots of stuff, too. But did I mention we are going to have FUN?!

  9. Preaching to the choir sister!

    Every time I post I wonder if it will be the last one, because I surely don't have anything else interesting to say… I never really do if you ask me anyway.

    Those 7 hours in the car sound blissful enough for me. Enjoy the conference!

  10. I am curious to see how it goes! I just realized I've been reading your blog from the almost beginning. How far you've come! I'm thinking the next step is a book. Hmmm?