A little over six months ago, I sat down to write a one year anniversary post of the creation of Tweets and Mascara. However, I couldn't accurately articulate what it's meant to me to write a blog that (some) people actually read. My blog and I have had our ups and downs, the main down being that I didn't write anything for about a four month stretch. The whole time, I wanted to reincarnate it, but I wanted to do it right. I wanted at least three posts a week. And not just three posts a week, but three thoughtful posts a week. And I knew I would have a tough time fulfilling that promise to myself with my work commitments, gym commitments, social commitments, etc. So I recruited a part-time helper, Cazey. Originally, the plan was that I would write two posts a week and he would write one. Then I started looking for new jobs, interviewing for new jobs and having a new job. My life was in a whirlwind phase, and Cazey not only stepped up to the plate, but laid out a four-course meal.
It's not fair to say that this blog is my own anymore. In the beginning of Cazey's guest appearances, it was difficult to let the reigns go and let someone have such a presence in an outlet that was super personal and solely mine for an entire year. Not that I didn't ask him to do it (because I begged him to), but it was interesting nonetheless seeing what he came up with each week. And now I am downright excited to see what he comes up with, week after week. And, truth be told, he's contributing significantly more than me these days (hopefully I'll catch up soon).
So we welcome you to our new joint endeavor: As Told Over Brunch. We promise it'll be the same witty banter, humorous reflections, serious thoughtfulness and expressions of emotion. But now with equal ownership and representation. Tweets and Mascara in no way represented Cazey, and it doesn't truly reflect who I am anymore either. Hence brunch, which is totally our thing. But then again, what twenty-something wouldn't list brunch as one of their things?
I want to thank each and every single person who has ever read a post, and we look forward to all that 2015 has in store for the launch of As Told Over Brunch. And we want you to be a part of it.
We went from one writer to two writers, so why stop there?! We would love to host guest writers on our blog! There's no limit as to what you can write about, as long as you're not a terrible person who writes about terrible things. And if you prove your worth like Cazey did, I am sure there is room for you at our brunch table permanently. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Or if you're more of a reader than a writer, please go to the sidebar and subscribe as a follower. Any time we publish content, you'll get an email to make it easier to read our stuff. We'd really love you for it. Not that we don't already love you. You'd just be that golden child that every parent secretly has.