WVW: What V Wore (Inaugural Post)

One of the things I thought I should consider in 2010 is making this blog more personal. You see, one day back in 2006 when blogging was in its infancy, I just decided to create a blog, and Grit and Glamour was born. Boom, just like that. With no premise and no plan. As such, initially, I was stumped about the purpose of my blog, its audience, etc.

I love the irony of this; my inability then to commit to a definitionโ€”or even a plotโ€”is exactly the same reason why I haven’t written a book. Not that I ever wanted to. But apparently, if you’re an English major with a Bachelor’s and Master’s under your belt, everyone expects you to either teach the kiddies or write a book. I’m not one for teaching, and as stated previously, I have a hard time generating (much less sticking to) a plot. So there goes the book.

But.

Eventually, I began to see that a blog is the perfect medium for me as a writer. It is dynamic, highly visual, and can be edited and re-edited ad nauseum. I’m the writer, editor, developer, and art director. It’s the ideal channel for those who aren’t quite ADD, but need a constant stream of new information and new experiences.

I also realized what I’ve always known: a fiction writer I am not. My strongest writing and best work is always borne of reality. And what reality do I know best? My very own, of course. I am an expert on my own life, no research or forethought necessary. Hmmm. Does that make me a lazy writer, or just an egotistical one? Both? Maybe. Don’t know. What I do know is that no one can write this story but me. So I’m all you’ve got.

Funnily enough, it has taken me several years and several platforms to realize that I don’t have to confine my ramblings to any one topic or direction. The only thing that I had to commit to was consistency in voice. And throughout the design changes, URL-hopping, ultra-personal, and virtually anonymous posts, I’ve stayed true to that voice. My voice. And ultimately, me.

That’s my long-winded way of saying that after years of jumping in and out of my blog, I’m back in. With voice and body. Because the blogs I enjoy most in the world are the ones where I get to be the voyeur, so-to-speak. So without further ado, welcome to the first WVW: What V Wore post:

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BCBG metallic leggings and grey convertible leather satchel; Sam Edelman metallic gladiators.

OK, so this is only part of me. Baby steps, people! I’m getting there. I’m on the train heading to Bondi Junction. More about that soon.

January 4, 2010 update: See more!

4 comments

  1. I think it’s so great that you’re full-on with the blogging and who knows… this could lead into a best selling memoir or two one day!

    LOVE the “What V Wore” posts you’ve got going and those shoes are truly awesome!!! If I did something like this, well, today with helping take down a tree stand out in the woods, it was Lac in a less-than-highly-fashionable Barbour field coat, blue jeans and my Hunter boots which are scraped up from traipsing around the woods here and gardening work. L.o.v.e.l.y…. haha

    Am looking forward to more “What V Wore”, etc. Happy blogging away!

  2. Hey Lac…thanks much! I appreciate the support. It’s always nice to know someone is getting something out of all the effort I’ve put into this blog!

    1. No problem… it’s always great to read what all you’re writing, etc- good stuff! I’m trying now to be an active “follower” of folk’s blogs that I really like and relate to since my “3 Followers” make me smile every time I’m writin’-away with mine ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fun! I know what cha’ mean… it’s great to know people are out-there enjoying what all we’re writing. I guess that’s one of the reasons I’ve always enjoyed having a small column or two to write along with whatever else I’m up to; connecting with readers is such a joy.

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