I started reading A Slob Comes Clean for decluttering inspiration last year.
At A Slob Comes Clean, Dana White aka Nony shares her struggles with keeping her own home under control. I find her writing style witty, honest and insightful.
What I didn't know when I started reading her blog was how much I would learn about myself.
I read Dana's blog from the beginning and I've listened to all of her podcasts.
Just before started reading A Slob Comes Clean I thought I was doing very well on my own getting my home under control. I thought I would be done decluttering by now.
I have made leaps and bounds in my home, and a lot of that is thanks to how much I've learned from Dana. I, like many of her readers, want to share with her how far I've come with her help and let her know I appreciate how much she has helped me, so I've made some comments on her posts here and there to that effect.
Today Dana shared with her readers one of my comments on her blog.
Dana told me she was going to share my comment with her readers. I was so excited and at the same time a little trepidatious. I have been quietly leaving comments on her blog pretending they will never ever be seen by anyone I know and could be really honest about the mess in my own home.
Because I knew my comment was going to be featured in a post, I knew in advance that I should update my Decluttering page on the off chance that she might link back here to my blog, but I didn't. I just didn't really think she would mention my little blog. It's not like I was a guest blogger writing a proper article with the intention of being published, she was just sharing a comment from one of her readers with the rest of her readers.
I was a little horrified and totally thrilled at the same time, when she did link back to my blog. I scrambled to update some seriously out of date stuff. I feel rather embarrassed by not being prepared. It's like the online version of 'F.O.U.D. (Fear Of Unexpected Doorbells)'. I guess I need to work on some good blog habits too.
However it is not only my home that has been changed by what I've learnt but also my blog. If it weren't for Dana I would never have started just sharing my daily life, and I would have had nothing to write about because creative projects were put on the back burner while I sorted out my home. I didn't start this blog with the plan to share my decluttering adventures, Purfylle was going to be about sewing projects and the odd yarn craft.
One day I realised that Purfylle was about embellishing life, my life, and that I should write about that.
That was a year ago almost to the day and you can read about it here.
And that is the day I truly consider the start of my blog. So it seems rather fitting that a year later here I am celebrating my 'not quite blogiversary' with a featured comment over at A Slob Comes Clean.
I really had no idea what blogging entailed back then, I didn't realise that there is a lot more to blogging then just writing a few words on the page. Just like I didn't realise that there is a lot more to getting your home under control then getting another storage shelf.