I’ve been writing at “Bored Hausfrau” for about a month now, but I’ve been blogging for almost 10 years…10 YEARS! I started my first blog in August of 2004. I was 21, in my 4th year of university and I had just started my 2nd UBC Arts Co-op work placement at a large, Canadian insurance company in Downtown Vancouver. It was an eight month placement and for the first few months while they were working out the kinks and logistics of our project, there was literally NOTHING for us to do. A friend had started a blog and sent me the link, so I thought why not start one myself? I was obsessed with Sex and the City at the time, as a single woman living in a big city, so I decided to name my blog “Bryanna and the City“.
I posted regularly on this blog for a few years. I went through two relationships, a few jobs and countless dating catastrophes; all of which I documented in detail. This was the blogging era when blogs were online journals; rarely specialised like the fashion, travel, foodie and photography blogs of today. My main readers were family and some friends, but I also became part of a small blogging community as well. It was such a thrill getting to know the authors behind the blogs that I followed. I even met up with a few of them, which was kind of awesome. Over the years, for one reason or another, I stopped writing on this blog regularly. It became a chore and I felt that my content was being stifled by certain followers.
When I moved to London in 2009, I decided to create a new blog. I called it “Vodka. And Chaka Khan.” after a line in Bridget Jones’s Diary. Before I moved to London I went through a year of ridiculous dating drama and decided that I would, like Bridget says, “choose Vodka and Chaka Khan” over bad men. I wrote on this blog for a couple of years, mainly about my weird/funny experiences in London.
I got the itch to start blogging again in the spring of 2013. I wanted this new blog to be about fashion and design. I only wrote 5 entries before I lost interest. I called it “Parva Pirum”, Latin for small pear. I’m short and pear shaped, so I thought it was an interesting title and I liked the alliteration.
Bored Hausfrau was created a couple of months into my move to Switzerland. I had a lot more time to get back into photography, cooking, DIY and traveling. I wanted a space to collect all of these things. It’s been great getting back into it. I really do enjoy thinking up posts, taking and editing the photos and writing the entries. It’s a bit strange as I feel like the new kid on the block, but in actuality I’ve been doing this for quite a while. I guess this is how “mature” students feel when they go back to university years after getting their degrees.
I’m hoping to continue writing here as long as it remains enjoyable. Whether it’s one year or another ten, I guess I’ll have to just wait and see!