This whole blog idea sounded like a fun thing to do to keep friends and family up to date on our travels and what is going on in life since it has been "go-go-go" since our wedding. The ability to archive our travels was appealing and so we thought, "yeah, we should do it". Needless to say, Tommy is a busy man and "our" effort quickly became "my" effort (which I don't mind, but have hope). He loves to write, but it takes him a while to get his writing done. He's good at it...I suppose that's why. I obviously have looked at this in a different way...not super concerned with my writing skills and just going with it (if that's good or bad..I'm not sure). When I started writing about Tommy's progress of his project on El Cap, I had NO idea that this would be linked all over the place and read around the world. Finding that out was intimidating. I didn't know how personal to be...I felt like I had to "perform" in a sense, which quickly transformed things a little bit. I was worried about what people were going to think of what I wrote, and make judgements about me, etc. I got nervous about writing and got a little bit lost with the whole thing. Starting a blog and putting information into cyber-space means it's there for all to read...I guess I just never thought anyone would find it.
In my efforts to think a little bit more about this blog thing, I've decided not to fret about it or overanalyze things and just write like I started...to my friends and family. I will no longer worry about the evil climbing forum-commenters (which I was out of the loop and didn't realize existed) and just do my thing. For whatever it's worth, it feels good to get that off of my chest.