The short answer: Pinterest
I contemplated making the long answer a series of diagrams and flow-carts depicting exactly what clicks lead to what, but in all reality, I have faint memory of exactly how it all went down enough to actually bust out visio and make a chart. BUT I do have enough of a memory to make some sense of it.
Back in October/November when Pinterest came into my life I started realizing that all of these awesome recipes and craft ideas were coming from blogs. I didn’t really pay much attention to them in the beginning, just copied down the recipe or idea and went on happily pinning.
Then I came across a treadmill workout that seemed interesting and it led me to Brittany’s blog. I’m not exactly sure what captivated me about her blog (maybe it was all the jelly beans on her background, or her cute little smiling face on the right hand side staring at me) but for some reason I wanted to stick around and stay a while. I browsed around her various menus and checked out her story etc…
This was right around the time that I started understanding more about RSS feeds and how those work. I had clicked on “reader” a couple of times while in my gmail but didn’t really understand what was going on. When I randomly clicked on the RSS button on Brittany’s page and then somehow her posts were directly added into my Google reader, it all began to make sense.
From there it kind of just exploded.
So many interesting (mostly) women doing amazing things, making amazing things, being amazingly funny. It was like this whole little world that was hiding and I had just discovered it. Then I got the itch.
Obviously I convinced myself to answer “YES” to that question. Which I guess is technically not an correct answer to that question. But you know what I mean.
And now I am a blogger.