It’s Not You, It’s Me

I tried to follow the directions for this one. I really did. The About page should be interesting and different. I shouldn’t just write about myself but tell others what my blog can do for them etc. But nope, I couldn’t do it. This is not one of those blogs. I am sorry to be so selfish and horrible, but the truth is that I am not writing this blog for you. I hope to do that in the future, but right now the only thing I’m hoping for is for this formless creature to start shaping up.

Okay, now that I’m done apologizing, on to the task. I did two different approaches for this. One’s on my actual about page (which is pretty much what I had before) and here’s the other one. It tells my life story in condensed form. I haven’t decided which way to go yet. (Ooh, by the way, I did a widget too as you might notice!)

The story of Hundred and Counting starts with failure.

At school I was a loner without a cause. I went on to become a University drop-out, then a party-loving shop clerk and finally a coffee girl whose biggest achievement in life was moving to London. Like so many people, I was stuck in the daily grind and hated it.  

After my condescending boss-o-meter had gone on overdrive I realized that wiping floors and serving top quality coffee-based drinks was not my true life’s calling. I returned to Finland. I wanted to do something sensible, so I studied for a Master’s degree in Psychology. But that didn’t feel right either.

 Then, along came success. I managed to produce two beautiful sons with one lovely man. For five years now, we’ve been making each other happy.

 After all the years of failure, I have finally realized what I should have been doing all along. Writing. I no longer care about how good I am, I only care about doing it. Regularly.

 Hundred and Counting is my playground. My aims are to improve my writing and learn how to blog. The only rule I have is to write every day, for at least one hundred days in a row. 

To describe what this blog is really all about, I’ll quote Howard Thurman: 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”


11 thoughts on “It’s Not You, It’s Me

  1. I was interested to read your “About” page. It’s quite unlike most of the ones I’ve seen so far, and I’ve looked at quite a few as part of my Blogging 101 course. I find it fascinating how so many people can take the same task and end up with such different results. I’m not any kind of “master blogger” and so my opinion carries no particular weight, but for what it’s worth, I think the strength of your page is its honesty.

    Anyway, I don’t know what day you’ve reached from the 100 that you mentioned, but I hope that blogging still has you at the keyboard. 🙂

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  2. Thanks so much, BunKaryudo! I did wonder if I didn’t disclose a bit too much. I guess I find it difficult to dissemble. What comes to the countdown, I think this is maybe day 19. There are loads more posts to come. 🙂


  3. I love the Thurman quote. I haven’t heard of it before. And I’m glad you are doing your blog the way you want to do it.

    When I constructed my about page I did it different than the way we were instructed. I liked my page, and so did my readers, so I decided my way was just fine!


  4. I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! This post really deserved it. I’m glad you published a post on how it really was a task to write about yourself & your blog. The exercise really confused me and my reactions were the exact same. Good luck! 🙂


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