American Blogger

April 24, 2014

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A few nights ago we got an email from Chris Wiegand that The American Blogger movie would be released on Wednesday. We got a sneak preview, and Gabe and I stayed up late watching the the documentary together. It is a 2 hour film and as I watched I would cheer when I saw women I have admired for so long come on screen:) I cried and laughed my way through it…and I watched my parts through my fingers;) The movie has been on my mind since. I take a while to process films….:D

Chris Wiegand showed up last summer a few days before Max was born. With my swollen feet and unfurnished living room I sat and shared a small piece of my life. What hit me today was that through my pretty standard ordinary life, I have been given a voice through this crazy thing called blogging. I often reject it and would rather live a private life, but it’s through this aspect of my life that I have discovered the stories of so many of these women. The beautiful, relatable, entertaining, and sometimes heartbreaking stories that are intertwined in the common thread that we have chosen….to let it be known. That is what makes it all so extraordinary. Through the differences there is a common thread that we all have a story to be told and we do so through the written word or a photograph. I know this is just the start. There are so many stories that can be told! Every person has value on this earth. Thankful and so humbled to be a part of this project along many women I admire. 

There will be so many opinions about the film ….more of this, less of that, should have included…etc. However, ultimately, this is a man who put blood, sweat, and tears into a project he felt passionate about and this is his work of art. I have never met more genuine people than The Wiegand family. I call Casey a close friend, and Chris was incredibly warm hearted when we met him. I can say I am a better person for knowing Casey’s family and admire all they have been through to get here. So with that, I invite you to watch and experience this movie…..a story of stories. Lives that are just as real as you and me and our neighbor next door:)

x, Anna

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  • I love this project. I know there has been some controversy…but I love his mission and his motivation to do this. Looking forward to seeing it! So exciting you are included!

    • Thanks Erika! I think anyone who would every meet Chris and Casey in person would want to support their work. They are so genuine:) Hope you enjoy!

  • I really look up to you as a blogger! cant wait to see the documentary!!

  • Oh, I just love this! Everything about it. I hate that there was such negativity around it, and before it even came out, nonetheless. I hope everyone watches it and sees the beauty that Chris created. It made me so proud of this crazy, weird, wonderful blogging community! And it helped me find new bloggers to admire and follow! His mission came to fruition and it turned out beautifully.

  • I truly cannot wait the tie to watch it!!

  • I just watched it and absolutely loved it! I loved the honesty and truth. Thank you for sharing!

  • Anna, I absolutely adored the documentary. I loved watching my favorite bloggers share more on why they blog. You were great! I am so glad this blogging community is around, I have meet some very dear friends because of it. Love to you and yours, Dez

  • I was really touched by the family moments, and the community we share…it’s a special thing that you only really understand when you’re part of it. It was great to see your familiar face!

  • I’ve been dyyyyyyyyyyyyying to watch this. So happy it’s finally out! 🙂 I’m buying it today and can’t wait to watch. 🙂

  • I watched it lasight. I bough it in suport of the family,
    because of all the issues that were brough up.
    but it ended up being so much more than I ancitpiated
    it was beautful

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