Sometimes the biggest type of flattery is for someone to say that they like you. I’ve only been at this blogging game for 15 months now, and I know that I’m not the best in the biz (boy, do I ever!).
I mean, I don’t write about my kids crazy antics (they do enough weird shit as adults that I don’t think they’d like the whole world to know about), or do giveaways (although that is something I’ve toyed with), or book reviews.
I don’t really belong to any “niche” that I can find. I write about me (boring!) and throw in a little splash of humor because I have to laugh at what life throws at me. And sometimes I don’t even know why I do this schtick?
On second thought, yes I do. Because many years ago my husband gave me the bestest Mother’s Day present ever: my own domain name. But this was back in the dinosaur age of the internet and “Blogs” were just for the elite who could pay for the type of software it took to start one. So my present sat in the closet and occasionally came out once in a while to be tested on newfangled software that popped up.
On January 1, 2011, I decided to resurrect the darn thing and use it for something besides my email (I must have been really bored!). But I didn’t really think that anyone would take a gander at it besides family so I decided to just be me and post stuff about our life in the Northwoods. Easy cheesy.
Over the last 6 months or so (which would be Winter in our neck of the woods which means down time and boredom) I’ve picked up my pace with networking the blog to try and gain more readers and see if anyone else gave a crap about anything that I wrote. And it finally seems to be working. People are actually coming here and reading what I have to say! I’m SHOCKED!! I mean, I’m not a writer, I’m just a nobody putting my life out there for others to laugh at. Certainly, that is not something people are going to come back day after day and look at.
A month ago I used (notmyfriend) Google and typed in “Minnesota Bloggers” because, well, I’m originally from Minnesota and I wanted to know if there were other local people that I could connect with that were in the blogging biz. I came across one in particular that caught my eye and I have been reading her ever since.
Sarah at So… what else? is one amazing person. This woman has roped me in as a faithful reader. Family? Humor? Real life? Career? She takes them all and wraps them up in a nice little package with a bow on top. I knew right away I was going to love this woman because a) she was from Minnesota, and b) she made me laugh.
When I went to her site the other day after work, I was scrolling along the postings and glanced at the sidebar where her Best Blogs Ever are listed and…. WHOA! There I Was! My hand went to my mouth and I gasped with surprise. This was a first for me, people. No one has ever put my blog in such a place of glory before. I felt like I had just won an Oscar.
This woman has been in the blogging world for quite some time and for her to place little old me on her site brought rainbows and unicorns to my world. Thank you Sarah, your kindness has given me a little more fuel to stay in the online world a little longer.
I will try to keep the squirrel complaints to a minimum.