can i be honest about something?
blogging is weird.
everyone's all, "oh, it's easy. just be authentic. find your voice."
and i'm like, "i have no idea what that means."
because the challenging thing about blogging is that you really have no idea who your audience is. i mean, okay, i have an idea who my audience is. but i'm surprised sometimes too. like when my nephew left a comment on my last post and my first thought was: what? that's so sweet! and then right after that i was like: my 18-year-old nephew heard me talking about LADY BITS. not that there's anything wrong with talking about lady bits. i talk about lady bits all the time! but, hello, when i talk to my nephews and nieces about childbirth (ahem, never), duh, i say "hooha" not "lady bits". (no, i don't. that's gross.)
anyway. what was i saying? oh, about finding a "voice". yeah, i don't get that. it changes, based on your audience, don't you think? and now here i am talking about my "audience" like i'm pat freaking benatar or something (sigh, a girl can dream), and that's weird too.
you know what? i'm going to go out on a limb and assume that if you read here, you think my voice is just fine, so thanks for that. clearly, i'm going through a self-conscious phase about my writing. (a phase, which if i'm being honest, has lasted, oh, about 30 years.)
this post also assumes one other thing: that you are cool with gratuitous photos of babies with heart-shaped nostrils. i mean, i don't really know for sure. maybe you hate babies. or (gasp) maybe you hate heart-shaped nostrils?!? i have no way of knowing. but then what's the alternative?
NOT posting pictures of the one-month-old baby with his special, magical nostrils?
(are you totally disturbed by the crazy postpartum lady talking to herself? don't tell me. tell me? oh, geez. i'm going to hit "publish" now, even though it's safe to say this post is proof that if blogging is weird, bloggERs are even weirder.)
update: it's been pointed out to me that none of these photos really showcase The Nostrils. here's a good one from instagram: heart-shaped nostrils. go ahead, pin like crazy. :)