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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6 comments:

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

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

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

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