A book has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not so for blogs. Blogs are funny: The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end. And there really isn't a middle, it's, "Oh, I just happened to stumble upon your blog", which means they probably googled something like: "surprise party", or "pantyhose sexy", or "juice glamour", or whatever, and they found a post somewhere in this curious, amorphous middle-of-the-blog.
So this is not the end of Everyday Glamour--it is the beginning! How lovely! It's kind of Benjamin Button-ish. I love it!
Dearies, it's just the beginning. At the end, you see, I was hesitant. A new friend, a mom who lived in my neighborhood said, "You should start a blog!" She had attended a seminar I conducted at a popular Irish pub down the street, and let me just say that when making a fashion presentation, an Irish pub makes for a glamorous setting--it's warm, inviting, and the beer doesn't hurt. I'll take it. Anyway, I advertised my seminar by putting up a flyer on the bulletin board of the local grocery store. It read, "Everyday Glamour: Learn How to Turn 11 Pieces of Clothing Into a Months Worth of Outfits." My encourager was one of three moms who showed up. The three moms came with their babies. I had a rolling rack of clothes set up and everything. And after my talk, she exuberantly suggested that I start a blog. Well, I hadn't thought of that. The more I thought about it, the more I thought it could be, maybe, a fun thing to do. So I did, and to her I am eternally grateful.
I almost didn't do it, start this blog, that is. I made my brother read my first blog post before I began. I told him to be brutally honest. If he didn't like it, then it was a no go. Like I said, at the end...I was hesitant. Luckily, he liked it.
This is the beginning, so I get to set up a Table of Contents. This Table of Contents has links to blog posts that made me chortle when I wrote them. Who knows, maybe I'm the only soul who was chortling and snorting away, but there you go.
I am going to continue to write, there is no doubt about that. What form my writing will take, I'm not sure yet. The future is unknown. I think that sounds mysteriously sexy--very E.G.C. apropos, don't you think?
And one more thing, Dearies: I have the best damn readers in the world! So sweet and kind, smart and funny, not to mention loyal. I am so lucky. Thank you.
Chapter One: LOVE
Chapter Two: SENTIMENT
Chapter Three: GLAMOUR
Chapter Four: FOOD
Chapter Five: ENTERTAINING
Chapter Six: ASTROLOGY
Chapter Seven: PANTYHOSE
Chapter Eight: PSYCH 101
Chapter Nine: THE END