Friday, 11 February 2011 | 4 comments

The yellow house

First blog posts are awkward. They usually come across as overly-sentimental or trying-too-hard. A lot of people in my life have been asking for this blog for a long time, either to see photos or get recipes (that I usually forget to email them when they request). I have a sneaking suspicion that the rest of the people who have wanted this blog would like me to have an outlet for my general rantings other than their ears. Which, I suppose, is legitimate. 

carrot cake

There is a veritable graveyard of abandoned blog attempts in my past. Usually I don’t get past the design phase. I have been known to be somewhat neurotic particular about blog design, spending days on end searching for the perfect serif font and pared-down WordPress theme, just to finally arrive at the writing-about-my-life-and-the-things-I-like part of blogging (oh, right, the content) and be far too intimidated by the blinking cursor to continue. 


This attempt will be different. I often feel a bit self-centered writing about myself, so this blog is grounded in a concrete space: a house. It’s not about just cooking or just gardening or just anything, really–it’s about the happenings and comings and goings in a small corner of the world. I care about certain things, like food, that will definitely color the lens through which I see the yellow house. But I’d prefer to write less about what this effort is going to look like and spend more time actually doing it.

§ 4 responses to The yellow house

  • Regardless = I love your design. I haven’t actually made the plunge to getting a wordpress.org blog instead of a .com one. And the .com ones are so frustrating with their design templates that I finally gave up and went back to blogger. But Your blog design may just change my mind :)

    • Christy, thank you! Yes, I am happily powered by WordPress but hosted elsewhere—I definitely recommend it, especially if you’re like me and get a little annoyed being a ‘prefix’ (___.wordpress.com). WordPress is an exceptional platform, but having your own domain is nice. Glad you found me!

  • Hi Sarah, I’ve arrived here by way of Tea & Cookies, and I must thank her for sharing your address. Your writing has captured me and I’m taken by the details in your photos. You’re not the only one who can become a bit mad with blog design. I get bored and change mine too often. Perhaps, I should spend more time improving my writing! Looking forward to reading about the comings and goings in your (once upon a time) yellow house. Thank you for sharing!

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