Embracing my inner thirteen year old: my first blog

This is my first blog. Forgive me if it’s a bit rough around the edges.

For a while I thought blogs were nothing more than rants from wannabe 13 year old’s who, albeit a bit more sophisticated than what I would have chosen at the time, needed to complain about something and a plain ol’ paper diary wouldn’t cut it. They needed everyone to know what was going on in their life. I thought of blogs as another way to satisfy the “Me! Me! Me! It’s all about MEEEEEEEEE!” mindset. Good for them, I thought. I don’t have to read your silly blog about why you didn’t like the latest instalment of Harry Potter or teen vampire trilogy or your favourite Backstreet Boy (did I date myself? Hmm? Favourite 1D member. There. That’s more current. Are NKOTB cool again or have they sold out for good? I’ll Google it and get back to you). What do I care if you love something that I, frankly, don’t care about?

And I wasn’t alone.

But over time, I found myself reading, referencing, and even exclusively searching blogs for information. And it all started with recipes. Okay, wait. I know what you’re thinking… “Oh geez. Not another recipe blog!”. I know, I know. Some out there are really great and some of them are really boring but I promise you this: there will be no recipes on this site. Stamped it, no erasies. At least for now.

Fashion, gossip, recipes,  social media trends, the best place to get a bagel/pho/veal sandwich, economic development initiatives, you name it, I was reading it. And now I’ve converted and joined the team.

So what can you expect from this blog?

  • Priority #1 = Entertaining
  • Priority #2 = Share interesting experiences (cultural, culinary, zoological) of living in Brisbane
  • Priority #3 = Share ideas and information about everything and anything that interests me. **We’ll revisit that down the road**
  • Priority #4 = Be experimental in terms of content, ideas, etc.

Giving a great big hug to my inner thirteen year old and taking the leap forward.

Hope you enjoy the ride.



  1. Ha! Totally relate to this mindset, and looking forward to the entertainment!

    PS: My favourite Backstreet Boy was AJ 😉


    1. Thanks Tiana! I agree … AJ was one of my favs too!


  2. Hi Amanda! I’m looking forward to reading about where your inner thirteen year old will take you 🙂 Good luck!


    1. Thanks Tania … I’m curious to see where this will take me too!


  3. Welcome to the world of blogging! I resisted for a long time too, but took the plunge last year when I started a Tumblr and now I’m obsessed. I’m more of an Instagram gal, as I love telling stories with pictures, but Tumblr and Twitter are starting to become more prominent in my life too.

    Also, BSB will always be cool. ALWAYS.


    1. Thanks Siân. I was quite nervous to start blogging but the nerves have subsided and there’s just the right about to get me into the habit of now thinking “ohhhh this would be cool for a blog post!”. I’m not sure if my content warrants Tumblr as it’s heavy on images. Twitter is a pretty good place for ramblings


      1. It’s fun once you get started, eh! Up until six months ago, I used Twitter mostly to make inappropriate jokes about SVU (one of my favourite shows; I’ve seen every episode at least five times). But now I’m trying to be more “social” and “connect” with “people”. I mean people. I still make inappropriate SVU jokes, though. Obviously.

        I agree about Tumblr being image heavy. I got on it when I used to take more pictures as it was a great way to promote my photography and curate a page of like-minded images. Then I realized that posting screencaps from Parks and Rec was way more fun. Tumblr is also to blame for my recent obsession with Tom Hiddleston. (Curse you, Tumbles kids, for those dreamy Tom gifs. Ugh.)


    2. Thanks Siân! I’m hoping I’ll catch the bug and continue after the class has wrapped up.


  4. I really enjoy your introduction to this blog.. sets the tone nicely and I look forward to reading more. P.S. was I really that Me-driven as a thirteen year old? Probably, yikes…


    1. Thanks Elis. Hopefully I’ve matured over the years and can provide a bit more insight to things other than myself. 🙂


    2. We were all ‘me-driven’ thirteen year olds! Embrace it!!


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