So, here’s my blog. It’s new. I think you should bookmark it or add it to your RSS feed. It has the potential to change your life.
Here are some questions you may have, and also my answers to those questions:
What’s up with your blog’s name?
My name, Hayley, seems easy to spell in theory, but my entire life I’ve had to correct the spelling of it. The most common misspelling is “Haley,” so I’ve often found myself saying “No, it’s with two y’s.” My mom got the spelling of my name from Hayley Mills, she of Parent Trap and Saved By the Bell fame. She is the most famous Hayley (until this blog takes off, and then it’ll be me), so it’s curious to me that so many people spell my name in so many different ways. There’s this whole batch of Hayleys between 6 and 12 with spellings like Haileigh (seriously). Parents, do not do that to your children. Hayley is surprisingly hard to spell as it is, and your daughter will get very tired of correcting people when they misspell her name, which will happen her entire life. So just follow Ms. Mills’ (and Mrs. Cheatham’s) lead, and spell it the logical way. Express your creativity in mediums other than the spelling of your child’s name.
Why do I, the casual blog reader, care what you have to say?
Honestly, you probably don’t. And I’ll probably only have about 5 readers. But I know I read blogs of people I don’t know in “real life,” and people who don’t write about anything particularly interesting, like their trips to Target and the reality shows they watch, so maybe you’ll want to read my blog, too. I won’t even write about Target or reality shows (very often).
You kind of sound like a snot. Why is that?
I honestly struggled with this. I don’t want the Internets to think I’m a snot, but I’m not all unicorns and sunbeams (like my sister, Erin). And I don’t think I’m a snot – I think I have a biting wit. And my parents laughed at all my jokes growing up, so if you’re bothered by my tone, I think the blame falls squarely on them.
Why did you start this question thing if you really only had three questions?
I don’t know.
So, thanks for lasting through the first post! Come back often!