Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New Blog

Blogging and I have had a real on again, off again relationship. In many ways, I love it. I love the sense of community. I love meeting other writers. I love celebrating and commiserating with a huge group of people just like me.

What I don't love? Actually, you know, writing blog posts.

I'm kind of kidding, but the truth is this:

1. I'm BUSY, and as I'm sure many of you noticed, blogging takes time.

2. I don't feel like it's my place to dole out writing advice yet.

3. Sometimes I think that everything to say about writing has already been said.

Believe me, I've stared at that "Delete Blog" button many times. (MANY times.)

However, instead of deleting this blog, I've decided to takes the reigns and make it FUN. (For myself, at the very least.) So it is with great pleasure that I announce a total makeover to Midnight Meditations!

This blog will now chronicle the writing journeys of not one, but TWO writers. And we're twins! (Aww, precious!) You guys get TWO writer blogs for the price of one! It is, in fact, your lucky day.

I am thrilled to welcome my twin sister, Diana to my blog!!!

She's cool, guys. Cooler than me, in fact. And fun. And funny. My best friend in the world. She's a new writer just starting out. Diana and I love to talk, and laugh, and debate relevant issues (like ABC's choice of Brad Womack as the new Bachelor.) Or the Eternal Question: Edward v. Jacob.

Look for a new weekly feature in which we will discuss and debate a certain topic (which we will try to keep somewhat writing related.) Coming soon! Also, Diana will be posting on her individual journey as well as me blogging about mine. (And we WILL start up Photoshop Friday's again. I haven't forgotten my promise.)

In the end, I'm doing this for me, because I just want another way to have fun with my sis. (She lives very far away from me. #sad) But I'm willing to share her with you. So come on into the comments section and welcome my awesome twin sis! I promise, you're going to love her. :)


Sara Raasch said...

Such a good idea! Can't wait for the twin excitement :)

Leigh said...

I think that I will now double double my enjoyment of your blog. Wow, I'm sure bad twin jokes are just not going to get old at all :)

R.S.J. said...

Ditto to everything you said about why blogging is hard. I think you've come up with a fun new twist! Eagerly await your debates.

Kasie West said...

I could've taken this blog post and re-used it on my blog.....oh, well, except for the whole part about the twin sister thing. :) Welcome Diana! I just meant the reasons/excuses for not blogging more consistently. Those are my reasons. I'm excited for your changes though. That'll be fun.

Janine said...

Yay! Also: if you could drop in any advice about raising twins, I would be fine with it :D

Jill Hathaway said...

Yay, this is awesome!

*waves at Diana*

Melissa said...

What a cool idea! I hope both of you have a blast blogging together:)

Shari said...

What a great idea! I'm looking forward to hearing more from you both :-)

KLM said...

How can we be sure that you haven't simply photoshopped that picture and that we aren't being duped by you and your alleged "twin sister"? I'll be needing to see a birth certificate or two before I can commit to this blog, missy.

Hey, have fun. I'll be checking back. :)


Jessie Oliveros said...

Ha! I love that picture! What a fun thing to do with your sister. I'm excited to read more blog posts.

Renee Collins said...

Sara-I can't either! :)

Leigh-haha, oh we've heard them all. "It's the double mint twins!"
"Double Trouble!"
"I think I'm seeing double!"
I actually don't mind at all. :)

R.S.J.-Thank you! And yeah, blogging is a real challenge! I'm hoping it will be easier when I can dump half the responsibilities on my sister.

Kasie-I wish you had a twin, though. Can you imagine? TWO Kasies? Doesn't get more awesome than that. :)

Janine-Ha! Ask my mom. She'll tell you some horror stories. (Not to scare you or anything. :) )

Jill-I think so too!

Melissa-Thanks :) I think it should be really fun.

Shari-Thanks! Hope we can live up to the hype I've created, lol.

Kristen-*narrows eyes* You're good. Too good. And now you must be destroyed. (*pushes top secret button that releases the hounds*)

Renee Collins said...

Jessie-Oops! Cross posted. But thanks. Hopefully we can amuse other people while we amuse ourselves. :)

Amber Cuadra said...

Yay twins! I know some twins and they're pretty awesome. :) Sounds like fun!

Miriam S. Forster said...

I like her shirt better. *smirk*

Welcome Diana!

Candice said...

Hello... Kasie's twin here. Clearly she forgets that everyone thinks we're the same person. :)

So happy to meet you're real twin! I can't wait to hear (in visual form) the witty banter that I'm sure will flow forth from this blog.

Renee Collins said...

Amber-haha, well it sure is awesome to *be* twin. It was pretty nice to have a built in best friend in High School. :)

Miriam-*shakes head disapprovingly* Team Edward 4 EVA! ;)

Candice-Well I can't promise witty banter, but maybe one day we'll write a post in our secret twin language.