St-st-started

by snackface on January 30, 2014 · 43 comments

Starting a once-daily blog again two years post-hiatus isn’t easy. Where do I begin? What do I recap? How do I post now moving forward?

While I have different approaches in mind, I know one thing’s for sure: SnackFace is going to be me, now. Tales will be mixed in, but I can assure you I’m not the person I was when I stopped blogging, and I’m certainly not the 21-year-old I was when I founded the blog. BUT IT’S ALL GOOD.

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I am here for you. You. Yes, you. The you who loves reading blogs but doesn’t fit into the super-fashion, super-healthy or super-family categories personally. Maybe you’re also 26, recently restarted your life and career, and are still exploring all that life has to offer. Maybe you like a lot of things, but aren’t obsessive about any of them. I feel that!

This is life now. I work doing something I love with people I love. I spend my spare time with my friends and boo. I’ve managed to make my hobbies in life what I do basically 24/7. It’s effing awesome.

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So now, it’s time to blog all about it.

I am 100% open to any questions about what I’ve been up to in LA since I last posted! A Q+A post could very well be next.

I’m beyond thrilled to be back to writing on the reg, and am stoked to start this community all over again!

Ciao for now,
Kailey


{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Danielle January 30, 2014 at 1:36 am

Welcome back!!!

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2 Floey January 30, 2014 at 2:27 am

So happy to see you back! I am 28 and live in LA as well, trying to navigate life and my career (SO HARD).
Q: Are you dating anyone? And how do you meet people (girls or guys) in LA? I feel like its so hard to make authentic friends in such a big city.

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3 Abby January 30, 2014 at 2:31 am

Yayyyyyy! I’m so happy and excited about this! I love your writing and can’t wait to hear about your life. :)

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4 Janet January 30, 2014 at 4:17 am

So happy you’re back! discovered your blog earlier this month and was sad when I realized you had decided to not continue with it. You have a great voice and its fun coming to this blog just to know that someone else is also going through this crazy thing called life and you aren’t alone!

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5 Little Bookworm January 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

Welcome back! :)

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6 Gabriela January 30, 2014 at 8:08 am

Welcome baaaaaack! Amazing how some time to step back changes everything, right? Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

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7 Matt January 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

Welcome back! I was so excited when you showed up in my reader this morning! I hope all has been going well for you in this journey called life! I look forward to hearing more about what’s happening in your life! Have a great day!

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8 Melissa January 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

WELCOME BACK!!! I can’t wait :)

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9 Aubrey January 30, 2014 at 9:45 am

I hope I’m not the only one that wants to hear about your new boo!

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10 Lindsay January 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

SO glad you’re back! You’re the reason I started my own blog, and I can’t wait to hear all about LA life.

I’m 25 and living in NYC trying to navigate a job I don’t love and find something new, all while making/maintaining friendships and figuring out who the efff I am. It’s not easy – can’t wait to follow your new story.

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11 jenna holly January 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

So happy you are back!! I’ve read your blog forever, and missed it so much while you were gone! Beyond excited to hear about everything you’ve been up to :)

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12 Emily January 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

I really (really) can’t believe it’s been TWO YEARS. Where does the time go? And yes, Q & A should be next because clearly there’s been a lot happening!

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13 Lauren @ Breathe & Nourish January 30, 2014 at 11:35 am

Welcome back beautiful! I also can’t believe it’s been 2 years… What?!

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14 Paige January 30, 2014 at 11:44 am

YOU’RE BACK! Hooray!

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15 Muffin January 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

So excited the blog is starting again! It’s going to be awesome

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16 Banana January 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I have missed you Snackface! Glad you’re blogging again girl.

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17 Natalie January 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Hey girl. Welcome back. I feel ya – don’t worry about not being a fashion blog, healthy-living blog, 7 kids blog, WHATEVER blog…whatever you have to say is good enough for me :).

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18 Mandy January 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Yay so happy! Welcome back lady.

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19 *Andrea* January 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Can’t wait!! Missed your posts. I’m also mid-20s, trying to enjoy life without strict categories describing my lifestyle.

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20 Emily January 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Welcome back, gorgeous!
I’m right there with you…mid-twenties, venturing into a new career, and trying to balance work and fun in LA on a daily basis. Not always easy but I’m enjoying every minute of it- it sounds like you are too. (:

I can’t wait for SnackFace round #2!

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21 Missy January 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Welcome back — love the premise of the blog, let’s call it the “keeping-it-real” niche.

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22 Miss Polkadot January 30, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Welcome back! I can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to.

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23 charlotte January 30, 2014 at 2:54 pm

So excited you’re back! I think the reason I always loved your blog (actually one of the only ones I even read) was the not so structured subject matter. You’re a real human being and that’s what I love! Can’t wait to hear about your adventure.

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24 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm

SO PUMPED you’re back Kailey! You blog was one of the first I started reading and one of my favorites!!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for SnackFace 2.0!

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25 Lisa January 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I would love to see a day in the life type post!

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26 Jackie January 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

So happy your back!

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27 Molly@This Life Is Sparkling January 30, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Yay so happy you’re back!!

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28 Jessica January 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm

I found your blog AFTER you stopped blogging!!! I am excited to start reading your blog in real time!!!! Hows your life in LA?!?!?

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29 Rachel January 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm

WHOOP!!

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30 Tamar January 30, 2014 at 5:09 pm

So happy you’re back! you were always my favorite!

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31 Anita January 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm

I love that you are back!!

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32 Nicole January 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm

I think that we need to have a meet up for Midwestern transplants living in LA!

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33 Sam January 30, 2014 at 11:58 pm

I’d love to hear about how made your decision/how you prepared to drop everything and move cross country to follow your dreams. So inspiring!

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34 Gina G January 31, 2014 at 7:27 am

O my gosh!! My day has been made, so excited!! :)

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35 jen January 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm

glad you’re back! look forward to you keeping it real.

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36 Jenn January 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

How crazy!! I was literally thinking about how much I missed your blog the other day! That’s what lead me here and BAM you’re back, how awesome!

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37 Kristen February 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

Yay! Glad you’re back!

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38 Mary February 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Yay!!!! I have no idea what made me check your blog today but I was shocked and excited to see this post!

So happy you’re blogging again and can’t wait to read about your new life!

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39 Kristine February 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm

YESSSS! So pumped you’re back!

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40 lian February 3, 2014 at 6:42 pm

OH my, i am so thrilled to see you back on the blogging scene.
Q: was wondering how the transition was when you moved straight to LA, pursuing and chasing down your dreams that you’d had for so long. was the change hard? did you already have a job lined up, or did you dive headfirst into the unknown adventure? i’d love to hear any/all ! :D so excited to read more. <3

-lian

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41 Evan February 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

!! OMG YES.

Cue John Travolta in Face Off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P–C-t60lI

I’ve been meaning to comment. This news makes my life. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to, and DEFINITELY want to hear about your new job (with some really wonderful ladies), boo, and LA (so I can live vicariously from polar vortex land, NYC).

<3 congrats, boo! So glad you've returned to the blog world.

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42 Tor February 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Wow soooooo excited!!! I googled snack face because a friend mentioned you were starting up again and OH MY GOD I had no idea people had forums dedicated to hating on blogs!?!? I hope that wasnt why you stopped!!! I hope you write with full force and honesty and dont give a shit about that because THAT is the best writing.

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