Talk Hard. Steal The Air.

Monday, December 23, 2013

I have accomplished quite a feat that, to be honest, I hadn't even thought about. Today is the 200th blog post for me here at American Honey. I'm not quite sure how I made it to 200, I feel like I was just celebrating my 100th post!

Instead of going back through all the memories of what has gone on (because I plan on doing that a little closer to the new year), I wanted to share with y'all my history of blogging and why I started blogging 9 years ago.

Back when I was a freshman in high school I had quite a fascination with older movies. You know those ones they have in the $5 bins at Wal-mart?! Well one that I picked up was called Pump Up The Volume.

The basic premise of this movie is that this guy, Mark is really shy in school but at night has a pirate radio where he expresses anything and everything on his mind. He eventually gets caught, but sends the message to "Talk hard. Steal the air!"

Back in high school I was kind of shy. When I watched this movie, it really struck a chord with me. I didn't exactly want to create a pirate radio, but I wanted to have my own outlet where people could read and I could get comments and feedback. So a blog was what I came up with.

Back when I first started it was basically a semi-public diary. I wrote about things that were on my mind, things that bothered me, what I was feeling, just anything really. There were times when I wouldn't write as much, sometimes I would write daily. I continued on with that for about 6 years or so. As I started to lose interest in writing, I switched over from a "diary" to tumblr and was able to just share pictures and things that interested me. I found that very helpful.

Eventually when I met John and the distance started wearing on me. I wanted to start writing again. I felt like I needed to find a community of people who understood me and what I was going through. And so I created this lovely blog.

I have met so many wonderful people within the 200 posts. I hope I can continue to find wonderful bloggers  as I keep going with this passion of mine.

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  1. Happy 200!! It's amazing how fast the time flies.

  2. Aw this is so sweet. It's really interesting to see how and why people started blogging. Happy 200th!

  3. Congratulations on 200 posts! That's quite the feat, girl!