Welcome Joey from Big Teeth & Clouds. She was one of the first bloggers I found when I started blogging. She always has some great posts & very insightful too! I think one of my favorites is Picture Perfect Gardeners…check it out (after you read here first.) (: And leave her some comment love!!!
And pay attention to her blogging tip: It’s so true!!! I wish everyone would do this!
This is my first guest post ever and I’m so grateful to be here on Mommy Monologues! I write a blog called, Big Teeth & Clouds. It’s about my experiences as a stay-at-home mom and some of my most treasured memories.
My favorite blog to read is Generation X Mom. It took a few days for me to decide on one blog to list. I make a point to read each and every post on this one, so it must be my favorite!
My best blogging tip is to be accessible. It took a lot of blog reading to discover that making my email address public would enhance my blogging experience. When you get rid of firstname.lastname@example.org (the reply-to address of a blogger with their email set to private) you’ll find comments turn into conversations. Accessibility can also be enhanced by providing an easy subscribe by email widget. I think a blog will be more successful if it provides lots of options for delivery. I say this as a person who has four email subscribers!
My favorite post I’ve written is called Learning to Play the Game. It’s about playing UNO with my dad.
So now that you know a bit about me, here’s the kind of post you’ll find over at Big Teeth:
When I was 19, I worked a part-time office job in a little southwestern PA town called Canonsburg. One of my job responsibilities was to walk about four blocks down the main street to collect the mail from the post office. It was a cherished duty.
The walk broke up the monotony of the day. It was exercise and sunshine. Looking back on it, everything about being 19 was awesome.
Being a college student and a newly employed professional type, I had a collection of skirts and shoes with heels. I could still walk in heels back then and wore them every day I worked.
Many days on my post office walk, the men of Canonsburg would honk or whistle at me. I was asked by fellow pedestrians if I played basketball because they thought I was so tall. I’m 5’6”, but boy was I something in that little town.
My self-esteem was very high back then and as the years passed I maintained my hot stuff mentality. I’ve been pretty sure all this time that I’ve still got it, at least in Canonsburg.
Lately, I’ve been doubting myself. I hung up my skirts long ago and my knees ache when I wear heels. No one honks at me anymore. I haven’t heard a whistle or a cat call in my direction in quite some time.
At 29, the closest I can get to that feeling of being a highly desirable woman is a trip to Lowe’s or Home Depot while wearing shorts. The worker’s there all say “hi” and ask if I need help. It’s because they think I’m hot. Don’t even tell me they treat everyone like that. The home improvement stores are all I have left.