Zero to Hero, Day 3: What’s on your mind?

Today’s assignment: write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog.

Why did I start this blog?  Interesting question, because this is not the first blog I’ve started, and I have a semi-active professional blog (which I am working on again now that I am settled in my new job – it’s .  So, I guess this post has a couple of parts.  First, why did I want to start a blog to begin with, and second, why did I settle (well, “settle”) on Zombie Flamingos?

The answer to the first question is probably the same as many people have.  I like the idea of a blog, and of writing on a regular basis, and of sharing part of myself with the world, and of having a place to post pictures I take, and activities I find fun and exciting.  I don’t think I ever envisioned using my blog as a place to write about any struggles I have, or imagine I have.  I am working on a journal space for that – yes, I do think of a blog and a journal as being two separate things.  But I know that some of my struggles may come out in a blog, depending on what I am posting about.  I envision my blog as having space for my photography journey, my meditation journey, my running a marathon journey, the adventures my husband and I have with our cats and our house renovations.  But, I digress.  Here is the first thing I posted on my first real blog, the one went nowhere fast:

You see, I’ve always wanted to blog, journal, write, but never knew how to begin.  But now I’m taking my own advice and just starting.  Of course, I will have to eventually have a plan, but I think that plan will come with time.

So, what will this blog be about?  Whatever interests me, I think.  I have started a more “professional” blog at work, so I think this one will cover what strikes my personal fancy.  Cats, running, yoga, meditation, refurbishing an old house (0r, perhaps better, trying to keep motivated to refurbish the old house!), gardening (when I don’t have a lot of gardening room right now), cooking, taking random pictures and trying to stick to a real “picture a day”…I don’t know – there are so many topics, and so much blogging to do.  Eventually I’ll find more of a focus, maybe, we’ll see!

In reality, this blog will probably turn out to be a place I can post a lot of pictures, links to websites I like, and random ramblings – thoughts…so, let’s see where it leads!

As of now, not much has changed, so let’s see where Zombie Flamingos takes me this year!

Oh, perhaps I should explain the Zombie Flamingos…the concept, and the ones you see on the header.  Last Halloween, I saw this picture (I confess now, I don’t know where I found them, but I will add a source once I find it…):

Zombie Flamingoes

Now, I love zombies – zombie movies, The Walking Dead, and apparently zombie flamingos.  So, I posted this picture on my Facebook page (yes, I am a FB junkie!) and said “I want these!”  A couple of days later I came home to this on our front porch:

Zombie Flamingo

A good friend of mine had made me my own zombie flamingo!  And I love it more than the originals!  So, now it has a proud place on my front porch next to the door where it can greet everyone who visits (and freak out the kids coming at Hallowe’en!)

So, there you have it.  Zombie Flamingos!

Posted on January 4, 2014, in Zero to Hero and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. That is by far the greatest Zombie Flamingo ever! wow! This was a great post. I loved it!

  2. Thanks! Let’s hope I can keep it up!

  3. Zombie Flamingos are EPIC! I remember that picture floating round FB and loving it but to have your own Zombie Flamingo is amazeballs. I just had to check out the blog after seeing the name. 🙂
    Reading your purpose for the blog struck me as it being a chronicle. 🙂 The Zombie Flamingo Chronicles, lol. It’s sounds debonair and exciting. I can’t wait to see what you and hubby do with your house and the cats. 🙂

    • I do love my zombie flamingo! It graces our front porch now, even with all the repair work going on. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Cool birds! I have some raven cutouts I was going to repaint. Maybe I’ll make them zombie ravens!
    Love the name and the word “bloggerdom”. 🙂

    • Zombie ravens – love it! And I love the word “bloglessness”, although I hope you overcome that state of bloglessness!

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