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Just Trixie …. on Blogging OUSTIDE the Box

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I’m gonna be real with you, friends.  Right here, right now……….

I am terrified to post anything on this blog!

There, I said it! 

BloggingOutsidetheBoxI thought it would be this huge weight lifted off my shoulders, but I guess not.  Haha.  That being said, I’m just going to write what I feel like pouring out and hope that it helps someone, somewhere along the way.

I’ve been reading and studying and reading some more about how to be a successful blogger, and you know what?  None of that has helped.  The sum total of everything that all that research did for me was to make me feel more insecure and inferior to all the other million bloggers out there. 

Apparently, I’m supposed to have a niche that my blog will fit nicely into, with no ragged edges.  That’s not going to happen. 

They say that I need to find my passion and write about that.  Well, my passion is about life and learning to live it joyfully – even in the hard parts – so I don’t think that will fit into any tidy little box either. 

They say I should “find my awesome” and write about that; while at the same time, telling me that my awesome has to fit into a pre-defined parameter.  How could that possibly be awesome?  By very definition, awesome is to be uniquely incredible, marvelous, outstanding, etc.  That doesn’t sound like something that would fit into a tidy little box to me. 

I want to be awesome for you, not so you’ll think I’m awesome; but so you can be even more awesome than you already are. 

Let me just insert a little disclaimer right here, too.  I am not an authority on anything.  I know a little bit about a lot of things, but I am a master of NONE of them.  When I say that I am learning to live life joyfully, that means that it is a process that I am wandering through Every. Single. Day.

Frankly, I don’t know why I’m surprised that I don’t fit into a box.  I’ve NEVER fit into a box.  Pretty much from the time I started elementary school in the mid-70’s – all the way to present day, I’ve been an independent thinker (and do-er) much to the chagrin of many who were in authority positions over me.  (Don’t tell anyone, but it’s always been somewhat of a source of entertainment for me to push the envelope just a little bit)  😉

I enjoy pushing down the road less traveled to find a new method or to expand my way of thinking, which, coincidentally, doesn’t always end well; but it’s the journey, right?   

I set this website up in August of 2013 and since then, I’ve been just absolutely paralyzed over it.  I want to do well for you, and for me.  I don’t want to sell either of us short.  I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything exactly by the book.  I wanted to do it right.  It’s taken me this long to get a hold of myself and get a grip on reality.  If I’m doing something “by the book” and not letting my heart dictate what to say or do; then I’m not being who I am.  I couldn’t blame a single solitary person for not wanting to read a “fake” blog.  So, in a nutshell, this blog is going to be a lot like some long running hit TV shows from the past.  A blog about nothing in particular; and life, in general.  I sincerely hope you will join me on this journey.  

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    Patti Page White

    January 12, 2014

    Hey, girl! I love your blog, great format and I like your style. Just jump in there and be yourself. I’ve learned that people like variety, so just go for it! Blogging is like preaching or teaching…there’s a crowd out there, and you may feel like no one is listening at times, but they are and if you help just one, then it’s worth it! I’m looking forward to hearing more and more from you!

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      Just Trixie

      January 13, 2014

      Thank you so much, Patti!! I’m glad you stopped in for a visit. Thanks for the encouragement, too. I know I’m not the only person who’s ever felt this way and that this too, shall pass. Have a great day! 🙂

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    Lisa

    January 11, 2014

    Fantastic beginning! I love the disclaimer! This is a great start to a new adventure in your life. Consider it like a personal journal or diary that is public…and hopefully you can inspire just one person. You may not know it or they may tell you. Just keep that in mind. People learn from other people. You are going to do great! Best of luck to you always Trixie!

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      Just Trixie

      January 11, 2014

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am taking them to heart.

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    Jodie @ Jodies Kitchen

    January 11, 2014

    I have enjoyed going trough your blog so far.You engaged me and kept me interested.So I guess by those standards set by the ones who tell us how it should be done.. I am laughing at that,because I researched all that too, you have certainly accomplished that.I look forward to seeing more from you.Never be afraid because you never know until you do it.

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      Just Trixie

      January 11, 2014

      Jodie!! I’m so glad to see you here 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, it really means a lot to me. I’m glad I have a friend in the “rebel” boat too. LOL. See you soon.

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        Jodie @ Jodies Kitchen

        January 13, 2014

        Girl you just keep going with it. I love what the others have said.Yes you will definitely feel like there are days nobody is paying attention..Ha I already got you on that one,I was paying attention.
        Oh and I really need a great article to share that Blogging Outside The Box has written. Children with A.D.H.D. and the foods they should eat and the foods they should stay away from.Well in your great words of course,you know I’m not worth a flip for words.I suspect that this may be something that could interest you because I know you have passion for clean eating..I think that was said right.Any who. My 7 year old is A.D.H.D. and I know from my oldest Son being diagnosed A.D.D. way back about 19 years ago that the foods they eat can play a big part on helping or hindering their condition.It really isn’t a topic for me to write about,but I sure think you could do wonders with it…Hint Hint ..See you on the other side girlfriend.

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          Just Trixie

          January 14, 2014

          Hey, you just might be on to something there. I’m putting this on my idea list but I’m the world slowest researcher so stand by. 🙂 Thanks.

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