Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wow I suck at blogging

So it turns out I suck at blogging.  Not something I am proud of, however I am totally aware of it.  Going forward I am going to try my best to keep up on it a little better.  I am aiming at twice a week to get into a better habit. I feel very overwhelmed when it comes to blogging, like I may be doing the wrong thing, doing it too often, not enough, not specific enough, too specific, to all over the place.  I had no idea writing for what is esentially myself could be so anxiety ridden. So I am taking the anxiety about how, why, when out and doing my own thing.

I love writing, in fact I moved to Vancouver in 2001 to go to the Vancouver Film school for script writing. I got here and found out how expensive it was and let someone elses opion influence my decision not to go.  Which is how I ended up working in the mutual fund world once again.  You know, to pay the bills, make enough to go to school.. it was supposed to be temporary.  9 years, 1 husband, 1 mortgage, 2 kids, a dog, and a new career later... I find myself sitting at the computer trying to find my writing bug once again.  How could something I moved to this city to do seem like such a chore now?

I started this blog at the same time I was starting my business,  I was told that's what you needed to do.  It seemed like solid advice and the right thing to do to help promote the business.  I didnt take into account that I would be spending 15 hrs a day working and thinking about my business,  and that writing about it may no longer be a "fun" idea, but yet another chore to do.

Despite this blog being writen and run in all the wrong ways according to some, I want it to be fun.  For me. So I may be talking about jewelry one post, about my business the next, and who knows... maybe tucked in there somewhere you will find a piece about me, my kids, my husband, or something totally random and wacky.  The funny thing is, that is me.  I am all those things and more.   So I guess at the end of the day, this blog is truly an Aly Dahl Design


  1. "Cousin" DanaApril 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Yes Aly, you are random and wacky. I wouldn't have you any other way! Looking forward to more Aly, more of the time, with your blog. xo

  2. Who cares if other people think you don't blog are awesome and I would read whatever you write yah and miss yah and we are very proud of you and your is so much better when your "job" is actually one of your passions in life...take care...Love Maddy, Dan, Sienna & Heidi

  3. so i went into my google reader this morning and they you were, front an center, how did you manage that? good blog though, open, and transparent!

  4. Follow your heart when it comes to blogging. The best posts are the ones that are right for you, done your way. It can be a great release, but if you have already spent all day working and you crave down time pay attention to that too! Your work speaks for itself, and is amazing just like you!