Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thank you, and you, and you.

Hey, you guys!

I have fallen behind on my postings. It has been a busy week and I will try to do better next week, as it is sure to be less eventful. Well, minus the Thanksgiving day thing. The kids are out of school ALL WEEK, so there is sure to be some good material just waiting to happen.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I feel like now is a more than appropriate time to extend my blogging gratitude. 

It's been almost exactly two months since I started this venture, and what a ride it has been. I honestly love it more than I could have imagined. I want to send out a genuine and humble "Thank you!" to all of my readers. Whether you have read one post or all of them, knowing that anyone tunes in besides my mom and mother-in-law (HI!) makes my heart smile. I am IN NO WAY qualified to be a "real writer", but the blogosphere has allowed me an opportunity to share anyway - misspellings, bad grammar, swear words and all. Although I firmly believe that the internet is ruining the world, I am immensely thankful for its existence at this very moment and that I am able to have my own tiny corner of it. Writing has become a creative outlet, a social outlet, and a great excuse to let the laundry pile get bigger and pour myself another cup of coffee (or wine - you know, depending on time of day).


A very exciting thing that happened this week was that I have been accepted into a blogging group called "Blogging While Mom". I'm not exactly sure what this means, and it is probably WAY less of a big deal than I am making it out to be, but I am going to assume that it is good and use it as an affirmation that my writing doesn't totally stink it up. I think my favorite thing about blogging is that there is a HUGE network of other mom bloggers. I've made contact with a few of them and they are friendly, helpful, funny, intelligent, REAL people. I'm going to share some of them with you later this week so keep an eye out.

Getting the word out about my blog is an ongoing project. Truth be told, I'm totally inept when it comes to social media. I have a Facebook account, but I have been told by a few other bloggers that I might want to join Twitter. So I did. I have yet to tweet anything because it confuses me, what with all the @'s and #'s. Sometimes the internet makes me feel dumb. Anyway, follow me here and I'll work on not being such a tweediot.

While writing is in no way, shape, or form profitable - as a matter of fact, it is in some ways a monetary drain as I seem to get even LESS done around here than before - I'm going to keep at it because it is my escape from being "just a mom" (I just love it when people say that. Kind of makes me want to give them a hug. With a noose. Okay, sorry - that was kind of violent.) So again - thanks, readers for helping make it happen!






11 comments:

  1. Keep doing your "thang"! You're good at it!

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  2. I think you are great .....I have been choked mid drink once bc it was funny......you put everything out there that takes lot and I enjoy reading and thinking to my self amen sister I hear ya.......love it.......

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! You've been loyal from the beginning...and I appreciate it more than you know!

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  3. I think you are great .....I have been choked mid drink once bc it was funny......you put everything out there that takes lot and I enjoy reading and thinking to my self amen sister I hear ya.......love it.......

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  4. you're doing great! keep it up! i have laughed out loud literally several times and my husband thinks i'm a nut.. but what's new. love the blog.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! I appreciate you reading and I love your feedback!

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  5. You're doing good but of course I personally would want to hear more about Oliver and Autumn. But maybe that's just me. We dogs are a tight group. Yes, amazing that fellow bloggers have a real fellowship. Who'd have thought?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Thanks, Murphy. You've been a loyal fan.
      I'll work on coming up with some ideas about Autumn and Oliver!

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  6. Your blog is great. I totally know what you mean about having something for yourself separate from all the mommying. Twitter can be confusing at first, but you'll figure it out pretty quickly. I can't say I'm super involved on Twitter, but I must say, I kind of like it. The @ and the # are actually really simple one you get used to them. :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I love your blog, too! This has definitely been more fun than I ever thought it could be! I'm starting to get the hang of the Twitter thing. I even used a hashtag (incorrectly no doubt) today.

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