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, letâ€™s get down to business, shall we?
1. Whatâ€™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 canâ€™t live without, but since Kate only wants one, Iâ€™m going to give you two. Thatâ€™s how I roll.
First, Iâ€™m in love with Sandra at Absolutely Narcissism. Sheâ€™s funny, slightly off color, always witty, and would be an absolute blast to hang out with. Just when I think she couldnâ€™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, sheâ€™s a talented writer and great picture taker!
2. Whatâ€™s my best blogging tip?
Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™m in a position to dish out advice since Iâ€™ve only been doing this since November! There are a couple of things that I would tell a new blogger, but I think itâ€™s important for us to all remember why we started blogging in the first place. Itâ€™s so easy to get caught up in the numbers game (you all know what Iâ€™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 Iâ€™ve experienced with blogging. Every experienced blogger Iâ€™ve ever tweeted a question or written a ten paragraph email to has responded to me with great advice and kindness. So, donâ€™t be afraid to ask questions!
3. Whatâ€™s my favorite post?
At the moment, I really love Friendship Lost because itâ€™s still raw and painful. The morning after I had that dream, I just couldnâ€™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 didnâ€™t edit. I didnâ€™t rewrite. What you read is unfiltered â€“ from my brain straight to a screen. I do have particular posts that Iâ€™m very proud of, but that post really sums up the pain Iâ€™ve held on to for a long time.