Welcome to Blaisn’Hoops!
First, I’d like to say it is pronounced ‘Blaze’ like ‘Blazin Up!’ So when you see Blaisn’Hoops, really it’s Blazin’Hoops. My last name is Blais and for all of my 22 years of life, I have had to correct people when they mispronounce, or butcher, my name. So instead of changing my name for the sake of easy pronunciation, I am staying true to my name and to myself.
Second, this is not just a hula hooping blog, although it will start out as one. For the first several months, I will be posting progression videos every month. I’ll also be posting as much as I can that relates to hooping; such as when I get a trick down that I’ve been working really hard on, how badly any bruises have gotten, some of my inspiration, how much more in love with hooping I become, any events or festivals I get to go to, and so on. Soon I’ll have a Twitter and Instagram created and my plan is to have a page on this blog where people who tag me or use a certain hashtag on either platform can be featured doing tricks or showing routines. My ultimate goal is to create a community, multiple communities even, of hoopers, poi spinners, and other flow artists. More on that as the blog and myself as a hooper continue to grow.
I want to clarify up front that I am in no way, shape, or form claiming that I am an expert on anything hooping. I’m just a hopeful hooper who is getting started and has discovered a new passion.
I have big plans for this blog, for my hooping, and for myself. I hope that you are willing to check in every now and then to see how I’ve progressed, give feedback, and hopefully get inspiration. I may not be the most interesting person in the world, but I’m a happy hooper with big dreams!
Thanks for reading and Happy Hooping!