Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The verdict is in...

I've been thinking about it all weekend, and I've come to the reality that I can't give up my blog.

I enjoy it too much.

That being said, you might notice a change.

I'm going to make this blog a little more...self-indulgent.

One of the reasons I started blogging three years ago was so I could have a place where I could vent. A place where I could be myself without fear of people in my life judging me. A place where I could be creative. A place where I could write for myself.

And somewhere in the process of this blog becoming a success, I feel like I lost that aspect. I started blogging for "them." What would "they" like to read? What would interest "them"? I spent a lot of time researching topics that I didn't necessarily care about. And when that post would only receive a few comments, I would feel discouraged and worn out.

I'm not going to give up on the researched posts. You'll still see biographies of doomed, yet forgotten starlets, just not as often. I'll still review movies and books and recipes. I'll probably have more of those kinds of posts that make you go "what the fuck is she on?" (like this one). And I'm going to get more personal on here.

Unfortunately, since I'm a freelance journalist, I can't afford a therapist, so I might turn here when things get rough.

You're going to get to know me.

To get started, let me introduce myself properly.

My name is Jennifer (no shit) and this is me:


I like people to think I'm cute, so I take hundreds of photos of myself until I finally see one that's halfway decent for me to post on Facebook.

I'm in my mid-20s, but crawling towards a number I can't even write without bursting into tears.

The majority of my best friends are gay men. I only have a few close girlfriends here in town that I hang out with on a regular basis. One, I grew up across the street from for ten years. The other, I met through our blogs. And the last one, I met in a mental institution (we were visiting the same person).

I share joint custody of a fish. His father is an artist currently living in Berlin.

My boyfriend is in graduate school, riding on a pretty impressive fellowship.

I'm obsessed with lipstick.

I used to really like olives, but now I'm on the fence.

Anyway, that's just a little bit about me.

Nice to meet you. (And thanks for the love).

32 comments:

Bonnie said...

No joke -- Check out my blog right this very minute. I posted almost the exact same thing.

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French Girl in Seattle said...

Nice to meet you, Jenny. I can't wait to get to know more of the "real you..." No doomed starlet can hold a candle to you, girl. Judging from your FB posts, anecdotes about your *real* life should be extremely entertaining-- and if this serves as therapy for you, well, I say even better. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Alex said...

I'm glad you're staying. This makes me very happy :)

Tanvi said...

Nice to meet you too! Glad that you decided to stick around! MWAH!

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Bunny Moreno said...

You're such a groovy chick! I love how you let it all hang out! So refreshing and why the heck not! Screw what others think-do you bc we like you just the way you are! (now I cant get that damn song out of my head haaha) xox

duffy finck said...

My name is Jeff.. People call me Duffy.

I like no one to see how serious I can be, so I take ridiculous photos of myself until I finish taking that photo and then post it immediately.

I'm 31. Which is an anagram of 13. Whatever that means.

The majority of my best friends are in St. Louis. But I recently made new acquaintances in Kansas City who are all pretty swagu. (That's a good thing)

I share joint custody of my heart. Its wife happens to be my wife.

My wife is an endocrinologist, riding on a pretty impressive fellowship.

I'm obsessed with Jerry Swindall. But not really.. I just picked a random thing to say that I'm obsessed with it.

I'm really obsessed with art and movies.

And, that's just a little bit about me! Nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

Extensively personal blogs are narcissistic and dull; journalistic blogs are often little more than hackneyed hackery... but a fine blend of the best of both is exactly what blogging should be.

I've lurked here and read this blog on and of for years -- I really look forward to this refreshing new angle.

What's your fish called?... what's your boyfriend studying?... what's your favorite shade of lipstick...

Meri said...

I'm only all too happy to learn more about you- after all, its YOUR blog! Yes, I love the researched posts, but I like to just read about what's going on with you too, it helps to make connections. Cheers to your "new direction" :)

Tara said...

I'm really glad we're friends. :)

Shybiker said...

Good choice. Use the blog to please yourself. And sharing personal stuff will build relationships with your readers. You're off to a good start.

Johanna said...

Nice to meet you too, Jennifer! So glad you keep writing, and I can't wait what you will come up with! :)

Sherin said...

Glad you're going to keep with the blog! Can't wait to see what direction you go on. Looking forward to a lot more posts based around you - because you're awesome!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Well how do Jennifer ;) I think you, Bonnie and I are riding the same wave today!! And too right, as well :) This crap has gone on too long and it's time that someone stepped in and said something. It's great to meet you ;) You blog how you wish, I'll be here to read it, as I think you're awesome! It'll keep this blogging thing from going too far down the crapper as well. Am pleased your staying!! Have gorgeous week doll Xx

Couture Carrie said...

Love to learn more about you, darling!
And the pics are fabulous.
So glad you aren't going anywhere ;)

xoxox,
CC

Chloe said...

Love this post, your style of writing is just addictive to read! xo

chloesway.com

xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Jenny Benny, you know I love you; and I am thrilled that you will not be leaving the blogosphere, as I have no clue where I would get my laughs (or history lessons in film and fashion) if it weren't for you. :)

xoxox

Josie said...

Jen, the blog world would be lost without you -- no joke. I can't WAIT to learn even more about you, my dear!
xo Josie

Imogen said...

I would be devastated if you no longer blogged. I just don't know what I'd do. In saying that I agree with a lot of the comments you made in your last post; it is such an effort to get a lot of comments. I think it is good if you think back to why you started blogging and go more towards that. Also your statement about joint custody of a fish makes me laugh SO much! Hope that's going well for you.

stephanie_wedge said...

hey love your blog!

Im following you now would love a follow back!

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A BRIT GREEK said...

Hello kitten, self indulgent? I'll have me a slice of that please and any other hilarious stuff you got to share with us!

p.s love the photobooth-esque shots!
x.o.x.o

Oh to Be a Muse said...

First, I must say that your Fast Times at Wikipedia High post is amazing and so accurate. Will Myspace graduate already?

Now back to this post: I'm very happy that you've decided to continue with I Know, Right because I really love coming to this blog every week. And I'm also happy to hear that it's going to be about you and whatever you want to write about as that is how it should have always been.

I used to love gnocchi, but now I'm on the fence about that too.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

LMFAOOO! Jen, you are just too hilarious. I LOVE YOU GIRL! So glad you are sticking around. I wouldn't have it any other way. LOL Thanks for introducing yourself. HaHaHa WRITE FOR YOU!!! Noone else! You'll never hear me ask anyone what they want to see on MY blog, because it's MY blog! You do the same! Write about what YOU like chickadee. You'll be a MUCH happier person. HUG
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

It's so true, staying connected with what interests you is the only way to keep going on blogging. I think everyone I know who's been blogging for over 3-5 yrs has gone through this same thing--sometimes I do weekly, ha! Anyway, loved getting to know a little more about you!

xo Mary Jo

Audrey Allure said...

You're one of my favorite bloggers and so glad you're deciding to continue blogging -- look forward to your upcoming posts! :)

Barry said...

It made me really happy to read this. When I first found your blog the post I read was incredibly honest and raw. I was so drawn because you were willing to be vulnerable in front of someone who had never even met you. It didn't bother me that it wasn't all roses and sunshine, I just admired you because it seemed to me a very courageous thing to share of yourself like that.

I don't need you to be perfect, I don't stick around because I think you will be. I love you because you've always been real. We've been friends for a while and even over the years I realize there's much I don't know about you. I'd love to learn more. :)

Mouthwash said...

I'm so glad that you're not going anywhere love. Nice to meet you! *Again* haha. I love that you share joint custody with a fish!! What is the fish's name? I used to have a fish, and his name was Pepe le Pew, and he was my secretary, and he took messages for me while I was a way. Wonderful french man that he was.

Arielle-HumblePieVintage said...

Never turn your back on olives. Especially black olives.

You can with green ones, because they're disgusting.

sherene said...

I love ur blog and nothing can stop me from reading.
Not unless i cant afford to pay my internet connection already haha!

Dina's Days said...

Don't ever stop! I'm glad you're not. Although I do enjoy your heavily researched posts, I say do whatever puts the least amount of pressure on you. You're too witty to leave the intrawebs.

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