November 23, 2011

Bloggy Wisdom

I really hate to admit this because I practically bragged that NaBloPoMo should be easy for me since I often have to hold myself back from posting some days....but man, is it a lot of work!

Oh I have plenty of ideas of things to blog about.  And when I don't there are lots of places to go looking for inspiration.  So it's not so much not having enough to write about as it is just doing all the actual writing...and then the pimping that goes along with each post.  Oh the tweeting!

Right!  As if I hate tweeting.  I freaking love tweeting!

But that's not the point.

The point is I am staring at my computer screen writing, editing, choosing pictures, linking, tweeting, stumbling, facebooking and posting SO much I'm pretty sure I'm putting some serious strain on my eyes.

Oh, my tired eyes!  I ask so much of them.

(You know it's really only my EYE, right?  It's just that's so awkward to say, "my eye".)

But that's enough about my NaBloPoMo blues!

I also wanted to talk about blogging in general.

I think I've been pretty clear by now how much I love my blog and being a blogger.


I feel like I've found a niche.  I mean, a niche other than secretary, or my personal niche of wife and mom.  I've always known I wanted to be a mom, but I never had anything else I KNEW I wanted to be.  You know, like a teacher or a lawyer or an astronaut, all of which I considered when I was a kid, but never got that "light bulb moment" feeling for any of those.  I was a pretty good student too, my best subjects being language arts and history/social studies.  I mean, I stumbled a little in high school (stupid geometry!), but I kind of think that's because I had no clear direction.  I knew I should go to college, but I had no clue what for.  I knew I should want to be "something" when I grew up, but I couldn't figure out what that should be.


And then I ended up with a disability and that tends to kind of derail a person from whatever path they may have thought they were on.  Don't even get me started on the insecurities!  I did, however, take several college courses and got some vocational training.  Turns out I have an aptitude for administrative tasks.  Not very glamorous, but someone's gotta do it, and I'm pretty good at it.

Still, raising a family has the strongest pull of anything I've ever been interested in, and it's something I can do regardless of physical (dis)ability.  So that's what I focus on, am fulfilled by.  It's where I really shine.  And I'm proud of it.

Sorry, feminists.

But now there's blogging and the community that exists therein.  And it's like my new baby.  I started this blog long before I discovered all there was to it and it pretty much blows my mind seeing what others are doing, and what I can do.

It has been a major confidence booster.  I'm learning tons.  I'm finding my voice.  I just added a page up there under my blog title, "Me, Elsewhere", because I have started putting even more of myself OUT THERE and I'm feeling pretty proud of it.

Proud of MYSELF?  What is that?

I so want this pajama set from Soge Shirts!

I need to say Thank You to YOU for this.  Thank you to all the wonderful, supportive and encouraging bloggers I've "met".  Thank you for every single comment, tweet, Facebook "like", responses to comments I leave....for every time you click a link to get here.


"Blogger" has become a new part of my identity and I am grateful for it all.



  1. Blogger is one of my favorite parts of my identity too.

    And really, I think the true definition of feminism is having the CHOICE to do what makes us happy, instead of it being decided by someone else.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Blogging has been so great for me as well. Just wish I could manage my time better b/c it's so addicting!

  3. I tried to comment earlier from my phone but it didn't go through. Bloggers are some of the best and most talented people around.

    Thanks so much for the link to our I blog therefore I am Pajamas. I'm sure they would look great on you :)


  4. What a fantastic, uplifting post! I love it! I am doing NaBloPoMo and am starting to struggle even though we are so close to the end. I STILL don'thave the freakin' acronym memorized and have probably screwed it up on at least half of my tweets. But, as you said, we are all in this together. So... happy to tweet you!