Jenn K. Lee
“I think a common misconception among non-bloggers is that blogging is really easy. It’s not. I’ve never worked so hard in my life, but I’ve also never been this happy.“
A little something about me: Writing has been my passion since I was about 7 years old; it’s the only thing I do that makes me lose track of time while simultaneously making me feel completely present. Before pocketables my hobbies and other interests were writing and gadgets. But now that writing and gadgets are what I devote most of my waking hours to, I’d have to go with karaoke and online shopping. I also have a random obsession with snowflakes, marshmallows, and pillows.
Let’s take it back: Pocketables actually began (under a different name) as a writing outlet for me. One afternoon last summer, I signed up for a blogging account to keep an online diary, just a little journal where I could write about whatever was on my mind. Purely by coincidence, what was on my mind at the time was the Sony Vaio UX180P (gadgets rank right below writing for me). So I wrote about it and changed the name of the site about ten times (I didn’t get my domain until September, three months later) until finally settling on “pocketables.”
Hmm in 10 years… My husband and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary next week, so in 10 years I hope to see us with children, living in a bigger place, traveling often, and still being grateful for the life we’ve built together. On a personal level, I just hope to still be writing regularly. I’ve been writing short stories, novellas, plays, and non-fiction since elementary school, so I’d love to be doing something professional along those lines someday.
Behind my passion for blogging: Blogging involves so much more than I could have ever imagined, and I haven’t even scratched the surface in learning about the industry. I try not to focus too much on all of that though, because I don’t want to lose sight of why I started pocketables in the first place. I haven’t encountered many struggles in my blogging career so far, at least none that stand out in particular, but I think a common misconception among non-bloggers is that blogging is really easy. It’s not. I’ve never worked so hard in my life, but I’ve also never been this happy. So it’s a ton of work, but it doesn’t feel like it. I couldn’t ask for anything more than that.