So, What’s with This New Blog, Britta?

You may be asking this question right now. Or maybe I’m just way too self-centered and you’re actually not. Regardless, I’m going to tell you anyways.

As many of you know, I already have two blogs. One blog that I used specifically for my Washington D.C. internship, and the other, a more generalized blog that I started a little under a year ago (Letting the World Fall Into Place). While the Washington D.C. blog was all fine and dandy, it really doesn’t have a place to continue now that  I’m not longer interning in The District. “Letting the World Fall Into Place,” however, could keep going forever if I wanted it too. Like my goal for this blog, it concentrates more on sharing little tidbits of my life as a means of self-discovery. However, I’ve decided to say goodbye to this blog for a couple of different reasons (though I haven’t officially made the announcement there and, in fact, just published a new post there tonight…this new blog was kind of a spur of the moment type of thing).

“Letting the World Fall Into Place” was my first blog. It was fantastic for me as a first time blogger while I figured out exactly how to function in a blog setting. However, in the less-than-a-year that I’ve been blogging, I feel like I’ve learned a lot about the process. I at first treated blogging like an online journal to an extent, blabbing on about whatever I saw fit within a given post, which I’ve come to determine isn’t really the purpose of blogging. Instead of rambling on about randomness in each post, I personally feel that blog posts are more useful if they are each direct and
to the point about a specific subject matter. That is going to be more of a goal for me with this blog, as the more seasoned and more mature blogger that I am now (or so I like to think).

Another reason for this change was the simple fact that I fell in love with WordPress. I didn’t want to finish my D.C. blog for the simple fact that I didn’t want to say goodbye to WordPress. There’s nothing wrong with Blogger, where “Letting the World Fall Into Place” is published, but I don’t really feel like it fits my needs anymore. I believe that WordPress does a better job of getting blogs out there for others to read and I really appreciate that. Furthermore, I think it is easier to use in a lot of ways (it did take me forever to figure out and get used to, but once I did, I realized what a piece of cake it is). All in all, WordPress is just awesome!

Lastly, “Letting the World Fall Into Place” isn’t as meaningful for me anymore. I created it after a really difficult break up when I really needed to remind myself that I don’t have to be in control of everything. While this is still a useful reminder for me, it is becoming increasingly important for me me to take more active role in my future as I consider my post-undergraduate plans. The title of this blog, though highly unoriginal (there are at least two other WordPress blogs with this same or very similar name…yes, I thought it was imperative to check that out), is exceptionally pertinent to the way I view the world. I very much believe that we as humans cannot move forward until we look back–on a broader, historical scale, but also in a much more focused and personal manner–because the past shapes the future in so many ways, whether we realize it or not. While moving forward is important and necessary, it is also crucial that I do not lose sight of what has shaped me into the person I have become.

Thus, is the existence of this new blog.

As for the blog address, you can thank my lovely D.C. roommate, Gabby, for that. Somewhere along the line, her nickname for me became “Britta Bottle” (since there’s that water filter brand that has my same name, you know) and I thought it was appropriate I guess.

So there ya go,

Welcome!

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