After a year of writing I feel I can say that blogging is simultaneously one of the most validating and alienating activities a person can undertake. On the one hand, it is so incredible to gain a new follower or receive a kind comment from someone you don’t know. You feel as though, maybe, you’re making a difference. On the other hand, it is so strange to sit at the computer day after day putting out content without any honest, personal feedback. I put things out on the internet, sometimes they are seen sometimes they are not and I have no idea whether these things are appreciated or not. It is this space of alienation where I spend most of my time, never quite sure if I should continue on or not.
So, imagine my surprise when out of the blue I receive a note from the editor of From Scratch Magazine, Mr. Steven Jones, asking me if he can interview me for a blogger profile to be featured in their upcoming issue! What?! Um, Yes!
is a free online magazine for modern homesteaders. They have information on everything from raising chickens, to growing food, and living more sustainably. In their last issue they even had a photo essay about a cattle ranch in Montana! These guys are legit!
After my initial shock wore off, I excitedly responded to the interview questions included a few pictures and sent everything in. Then came the waiting. Let me share a little secret with you, I am a pessimistic person at heart. Through years of encouragement and self-training I have thankfully become much more positive than I was as a child, but when push comes to shove, I still tend to anticipate the worst. I was so afraid to get my hopes up about this magazine article I pretty much convinced myself that the issue would come out and I would be nowhere in it.
Well, once again the wonderful world has proven me wrong because the issue came out and my interview takes up 6 pages! WOW! I am so honored and excited I can hardly even take it! I could never have guessed that my goal to live a more sustainable life would interest so many.
I hope you all check out the article and subscribe to From Scratch Magazine so that you can keep up with all of the wonderful information they have to share!
Great article and excellent magazine. Love it!
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