The WordPress app on my phone is a little slice of cake for me! At random times throughout the day it lets off a little musical ping to let me know that someone has followed, commented, or liked one of my blog posts. I can hear the lovely sound pinging from my purse at the supermarket or when I am in the office working as the bookie and enforcer for the family business.
It also opens the conversation up about blogging because every now and then some curious being will ask about the strange pinging noise from my purse. Just the other day as I was purchasing the battalion of back to school clothes at Old Navy my phone let out two musical pings.
The cashier looked at me perplexed “Is that your phone?”
“I have never heard that ringtone before.”
“Oh. Well. It’s for my blog and just notified me that someone has commented.”
In the non-blogging world there are those that try to understand and those that don’t get the point of blogging at all.
“Oh. Is it like that Bloggess?”
“No. It’s not like the Bloggess.”
A sudden awkward silence as she waits for me to elaborate a little bit more.
Damn Bloggess for being so wonderful.
“It’s a life blog. It’s just a creative outlet for me.”
My cheeks flush and I curse myself for using the word just.
She gives me that look which says I am totally judging adding that special flair in the inflection of her comment, “That’s nice!”
I glanced around looking for the rabbit hole to make my mad escape from Old Navy and dash into the comfort of my truck to read the latest pinging comment. Luckily, I was given an out as she summed up the last of the pants and I paid with glee.
I dashed out of the store! I was free!
On the drive home it struck me that my blog was more than just a creative outlet. It has been part of my of existence for almost four years. I have attempted to share the ruffles of life, the humor in the little things, and sometimes show a little muscle when the going gets tough. In the end my blog is my adventure and in all of its disheveled glory a small piece of me.
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga