Oh yeah…so back to the tour. The rules of the tour are that I’m supposed to answer a standard list of questions (so you can learn more about my blog) – and then I invite three other bloggers to join me on the tour. So let’s get started!
I am so deliciously not working right now I’m almost giddy. I’ve been lucky to take not just six weeks after the birth of my son – but an entire 14 month leave from my job. I was supposed to go back at the end of June, but my employer agreed to extend it to September. Which means (sound the trumpets) – summer off!
I’ve been enjoying the kidlings and going to the beach and the park and riding my bike and just, all around, having a lot of fun. It’s also allowed me more time to take photographs (which I love, but of course, can’t share…) and write. I’m trying – even with the kids – to get a blog up every couple of days. Now there’s a whole blog tour – and I’ve been participating in #AAF – Ask Away Friday for the first time! It’s been great!
I don’t really think of myself as a niche blogger. My blog is basically my life. If I had to put myself in a category – I guess I’m a Mommy Blogger. I haven’t come across anyone else who has exactly the same combination of posts that I do – what with my accident, my divorce and co-parenting with the Goblin King, my son’s learning disabilities and last (but certainly not least) my remarriage to hubs. (Who, now that I’m thinking about it, I should have a name for. I’d go for Prince (because he is one), but that’s Divorced Pauline‘s ex’s name (for a completely different reason). I’ll have to come up with something suitable.)
Whoops…that was a bit of a ramble.
Anyway, I’m different than anyone else just because there’s no one in the world quite like me. Mommy Bloggers run the whole gamut – like snowflakes, no two of us are exactly the same. There are those that do crafts and have potty parties. There are the fashion mommies. There are those who blog about ADHD, Autism and other special needs. There are those struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder. There are single moms. And moms who are married. And moms who are married who wish they weren’t. There are moms with one kid, three kids, five kids. And then (my favourite) – the food mommies. I loves them.
Therapy. Yes – my blog is all about me in so many ways. It helps me to remind myself that my ex husband is mentally ill and I have to take baby steps and be patient. (Today was one of the more difficult days…deep breaths). I keep myself on task – and try (through writing) to remain true to myself and my beliefs. Sometimes it’s fun to poke fun at my ex for your amusement (today is one of those days…but I’ll save that blog for later). I don’t think it would be fun any more if he were aware of it or if the kids were reading my blog. But for now, it helps me. So, as I said. It’s all about me.
Generally it goes like this: something happens or I get something in my craw. I write about it. Then I rewrite. And rewrite again. And sometimes, one more time. (Because I’m a little anal retentive and like to ensure that grammar and spelling is correct).
And then I spend an incredible amount of time making a pretty graphic. Which I add and hit “post”.
Image Credit: (Edited) “Steam Locomotive 2150” by Tom Curtis / freedigitalphotos.net