Oh, let me count the ways.
Mama Kat wants to know what blogging means to me and why I do it.
Well, lotsa stuff of course!
I love to blog because, um, well because, um. Hmmmm….
Because I just do I guess. Jeez.
My blog is not some deep, existential manifestation of my life.
It is not a way for me to work through my inner demons. It’s not an exploration. It’s not an adventure.
I don’t intend to find my soul or develop my passion.
You won’t be inspired, you won’t be motivated, and, based on Google Analytics, you probably won’t even come back.
But if you do, you will laugh. Long and hard. Not always, but often.
Because I’m funny (we all have our strengths and, as this happens to be my ONLY one, I’d appreciate it if you’d just go with me here, um kay?!).
Not intentionally funny (although I am intentionally NOT unfunny).
But funny all the same.
Some people are just naturally that way.
I’m one of those people.
In real life.
And, in blog life.
When people ask, I like to say I’m a
freelance writer* humor blogger.
A humor mommy blogger, I guess, with emphasis on the
And I get up everyday and spread a little funny on the Internet because
I’m desperate to have people like me I like to.
But there are other things that motivate me to wake up early and go to bed late in order to craft perfect posts, designed to make you laugh at
1. I like to share. Not money, or clothes, or my special fudge candies that I buy and hide from The Dudes and Dumb Dad. But other stuff. Stuff about me
2. I like being adored. And, the blog allows other people to give me the daily adoration that I require. Before I started blogging, I felt unfulfilled in the receiving of adulation department. The Dudes and Dumb Dad just weren’t giving me the positive reinforcement I needed to bring the awesome. I’m much happier (and, incidentally, more awesome) now, which is definitely how it should be.
3. I like to write.
4. My kids are cute. This is also the catalyst behind the launch of my photography business. Eventually, however, my photography website became inundated with photos of The Dudes. Not wanting to appear as someone unable to land clients not related to me, I figured I needed to develop an additional outlet for the sharing of their cuteness. Ergo…
5. It gives me a voice. It allows me to put people (you’re not off the hook yet, Kanye), places (yeah, Iran, I’m all up in your Kool-Aid), and things on my “Dummy Watchlist”. Currently, my biggest beef is with Wal-Mart, I mean McDonalds. Which sucks because Mickey Ds and I used to be cool. Real cool. And, when they added the apple sticks option to their Happy Meals I was, for lack of a better word, HAPPY! Not because we would ever really get apple sticks, just because I knew that, should I ever need to (like when super healthy PTA mom sees me with the tell-tell box at the park) I could nonchalantly allude to the fact that the kids “love the apple slices”. That’s handy. But now they’ve gone and ruined things between us with their “value meal” trickery. I mean why is it that if I order the bigger-than-a-regular-human-needs Sweet Tea off of the dollar menu it only costs a dollar, but when I sub it into my “value meal” it costs $1.69? Why is that McDon? Why? Is? That? It’s not like you give me more tea to actually increase the value of my meal, so why am I paying more for it? That’s what I’d like to know. And, that’s why I have a watchlist; so Kanye, Iran, and McDonalds don’t slip under the trying-to-trick-people radar. Save your money; order a la carte.
So basically, what it all boils down to, is that first and foremost, I blog for adoration.
Everything else is secondary.
Except for voting in my photo contest (clearly marked by the words VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!) placed in my sidebar. Your friends will love you for it I’m pretty sure!
*I am a freelance writer too, for magazines and newspapers and stuff, but mostly I am a blogger. Not just here, but over at the local magazine too. I just have a hard time explaining it still because people
are stupid just don’t get it.