Carri at Adventures in Mommyhood is my latest blogging discovery. Somehow we both ended up crashing #wineparty on twitter together, got thrown into twitter jail & the rest is history. She will make you laugh until you cry. But she can also get raw at the same time (she links a post about it at the bottom.)
If you do anything today I want you to read her post that Mama Kat featured in her newsletter as one of her favorite Writer’s Workshop Posts: 10 Reasons why Lil Wayne & I aren’t BFFs.
I’m going to make a bold prediction here and tell you that I think that Carri is going to be BIG in the blogosphere because she has the whole package!
Happy Friday, everyone!
I must admit that I just adore Kate. She held my hand through my first #wineparty and has been nothing short of a great blogging friend, and I was so excited when she invited me to her place for Friday Featurette.
Anyway, let’s get down to business, shall we?
1. What’s my favorite blog to read?
There are so many awesome blogs out there, and I really enjoy finding new blogs to read. I could rattle off ten blogs that I can’t live without, but since Kate only wants one, I’m going to give you two. That’s how I roll.
First, I’m in love with Sandra at Absolutely Narcissism. She’s funny, slightly off color, always witty, and would be an absolute blast to hang out with. Just when I think she couldn’t get any better, she does. Absolutely Narcissism was the first blog I ever followed, and it will always be one of my favorites.
The second girl I love is Kim at All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something because she is just so relatable. When I first read her blog, I felt so connected to her honesty, sarcasm and quit wit. I had no intension of diving into my experiences with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or PPD/A, but reading about her struggles brought it out of me. And, to top it off, she’s a talented writer and great picture taker!
2. What’s my best blogging tip?
I’m not sure I’m in a position to dish out advice since I’ve only been doing this since November! There are a couple of things that I would tell a new blogger, but I think it’s important for us to all remember why we started blogging in the first place. It’s so easy to get caught up in the numbers game (you all know what I’m talking about!) and the so-called popularity contest. If you stay true to yourself, the readers and the friendships will follow.
Something that has totally amazed me is the sisterhood I’ve experienced with blogging. Every experienced blogger I’ve ever tweeted a question or written a ten paragraph email to has responded to me with great advice and kindness. So, don’t be afraid to ask questions!
3. What’s my favorite post?
At the moment, I really love Friendship Lost because it’s still raw and painful. The morning after I had that dream, I just couldn’t shake it. So many feelings were coming out; I was angry still, even after all these years. I dropped what I was doing, went to the computer and typed. I didn’t edit. I didn’t rewrite. What you read is unfiltered – from my brain straight to a screen. I do have particular posts that I’m very proud of, but that post really sums up the pain I’ve held on to for a long time.