January 3, 2012


To be honest {and my goal is to be myself on my blog, so here goes} last night I was feeling a bit discouraged about blogging. I logged on to write a post for this morning, and planned out my posts for the week in my notebook, but then I got side-tracked reading one of my favorite blogs. Sometimes {and by sometimes I mean only once before last night} I like to read a blog from the beginning to see how it began... to see how the writer evolved and got where they are. I like to think it will impart me with wisdom on how to get there myself... how to get more readers and so on. The first time I did this {read a blog from the first post} I felt kind of encouraged; this particular blogger had not always been so darn good,  or had so many readers, and it made her seem more real and imperfect... and this whole blogging thing slightly more attainable for me; however, last night's journey from the start had just the opposite effect. The blogger from last night was one of those quick successes; those girls you want to hate, but actually really like. She had only written about 15 - 20 posts and had readers commenting... You know those bloggers to whom it just seems to come so easy, and they are just so good? This was that blog and that girl. Yes, last night I was feeling somewhat discouraged.

When I started this blog I wanted it to be a style blog. Not a fashion blog, but a personal style blog. I see personal style as something different than fashion. I don't claim to be the man repeller or the Glamoroui {nope, not at all}. I learned this year that I don't care as much about designer level fashion {which was a shock to me}... I don't watch the runway shows or care if something has a name attached to it. That's not to say I wouldn't die for a closet of Isabel Marant, but just that I personally enjoy reading blogs where I might actually be able to afford the clothes... like the blog - Kendi Everyday. I wanted my blog to be about an average girl {me} and attainable style; however, I realized early on that I don't enjoy daily outfit pictures of moi, because I am too critical of myself.

So... last night I was feeling discouraged. But this morning I woke up in a really good mood... with my husband beside me and my adorable cat {who thinks he is a dog} tripping me as he walked around my legs, crying for his breakfast. As my Mr. reminded me last night, if I'm not one of those bloggers who has instant readers {besides my lovely family + friends} it's ok. *I need to write my own blog and not compare it to others. I did not start this for other people, I did it for myself. I began this blog because I needed something... I needed a creative outlet and something to focus on besides work {and my tv. I watch too much}. People reading it is just a giant bonus.

If you are still reading this novel, thank you. And thank you for following my little blog as I figure out what I want it to be about, really. Make a comment sometime in the future and let me know you are out there {so far my only comments are from my Mom... Thanks, Mom!}.

 {*good advice from my Mr. /  Image via pinterest}


  1. I like your blog! I also am really enjoying following h on pinterest! I think u should branch out ..... Talk about more food u love recipes u try and products that r amazing.

  2. Hey Molly...I enjoy your blog...I say if you want to do it for yourself, do it...but the blogs that seem to do it for an audience are boring. I like to read about other people's lives, not just fashion, or just cooking, or just their children...I like to read about the whole person. Also, some of those that gained followers probably bought ads on other well known blogs and such?? Who knows. Just keep doing what you want and I will read! :)

  3. Good one Molly. Thanks for the nod!!! ;o)

  4. I check for your new posts every morning! I'm always a little sad when it's not there yet because I like reading it to start my day. I'm so selfish, I know. :) I like the idea that you're moving toward a lifestyle blog instead of just a style blog. Because I agree with Katie--it allows you to bring all of the great pins you've created on Pinterest and put a narrative to them.

    If it wasn't for this blog, I wouldn't have acquired a certain dress--so (as always) thank you for sharing your style with me! And don't forget about the Lovely and Rust comments you have on Facebook. With all the social media these days, it's hard to know where to start a conversation about things you like.

    Can't wait to read tomorrow's post...

  5. Michelle1/03/2012

    Hi Molly! I enjoy reading your blog. I love seeing the cool things you have on your wish list....some even go on my wish list :)

  6. Margie1/03/2012

    you know how I feel ! Love it AND you !!! Write on, baby !!! : )

  7. Thank you all for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your words of advice and encouragement so so much!! Thank you for reading! xo

  8. Dear Mrs. Martin,

    I find your writing and sweet little photos to be absolutely divine. They make me smile, and make me laugh. Keep this going...in any way you see fit. The things you love, others will love:)

    Mrs. S

  9. Anonymous1/04/2012

    Dear Mrs. Martin...It's a "If you write it, they will read it" sorta thing. I'm not all that stylish ya know, but I do like people and how they express things differently...I find your blog very creative and fashionable, as well as open and personable...Keep up the good work, but don't let it seem like WORK, ya know? You keep us coming back for more, Honey...(the original Mr. Martin)

  10. Love it, Molly!! Love your conversational style of writing!!! Xoxo!

  11. Anonymous1/05/2012

    I'm here! My favorite thing about your blog is the Columbus angle - the shops, thrift and antique stores, the walks, and restaurant reviews. Those other bloggers have the NYC view - rock on Columbus! I love to visit our capital city, but Polaris gets old...

  12. @Mrs.S, Mr.Martin, Unknown (Erin!), and Anonymous... Thank you very much for your comments and encouragement!!! It is much appreciated :)