I am not a blogger

Obviously, I am in a bit of blogging denial.

I never intended to blog.

Not that I saw anything wrong with it.  But it’s worth noting that I wasn’t even sure what a blog really was until fairly recently.  Until last year, blogging, in my mind, was something reserved for techies (ironic, I know, since I’m actually in the technology field), news junkies and celebrity gossip mongers.

Blogging – and reading blogs – was something other people did.  Not me.

Once again, I was wrong.

Here I am, not only blogging, but joining my first blog hop, courtesy of the D-List.  I debated for a while about opening this blog up to others in cyberspace.  Partly because most of the stuff I write about is random pieces of my daily insanity, and I’m not sure others would find quite as funny or amusing as I do.  But also because I’ve kind of enjoyed the obscurity and anonymity of blogging for no one but myself.

I started this blog as a means to an end.  I needed a place to capture my thoughts about my kids: the things they said or did that made me want to laugh, cry, or run for the bottle of Pepto Bismol.  I found myself forgetting details about their growing up I never thought I would (not surprising, because hell, some days I forgot whether I brushed my teeth or put on deodorant).

I found blogging to be the perfect outlet for this, but it became so much more.  A cathartic, almost therapeutic outlet for me to journal about the good, the bad and the ugly.

I had no idea the vast network of “mom blogs” that existed out there.  But once I started exploring a little more, I found that there were some really funny, inspiring stories told by other parents who shared many of the same sentiments and experiences as me.  Parenting can be insanely rewarding, challenging and lonely all at the same time.  It’s nice to know we’re not going at it all by ourselves.

Soo, to get this party started, a few things about me:

  • I’m a full time, telecommuting mom with two little rugrats (the namesakes of this blog), a ferocious tabby named Booyah, and a ball and chain (I say that in the most loving way)
  • I love beer.  And not that foo-foo microbrew stuff.  Give me a Bud Light any day, and I’m a happy girl.
  • I am neurotic about organizing.  I’ve unfortunately passed this trait onto my daughter, who likes to sort her M&M’s into color-coded little piles before eating them.
  • I am crafty, and not in the sly, sneaky sort of way.  I would love to have more time to do things like knitting, sewing, and decorating.  Maybe one day I’ll take up macrame.  Oh, and I also have a side business doing custom nursery artwork.
  • I think Las Vegas is the happiest place on earth.  Like Disneyland for adults.  Although, I don’t buy into the slogan, “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.”  I have two kids to disprove that.

So that’s a little about me and how this blog came to be.  Kudos if you’ve actually read this far.  If you’re looking for a good place to start, some of my favorite posts can be found in the “Oldies by Goodies” section at the top.

Thanks for stopping by and checking things out…and for helping to enable my latest addiction.

9 thoughts on “I am not a blogger”

  1. OMG. You are too funny! I was like you in the beginning too—I had NO CLUE that there were so many mom blogs out there. It is wonderful to have such a great network/support system.So glad to have you join the party!

  2. I love to craft as well! It definitely runs in my family! looking forward to reading more! I too had no idea about mommy blogs! It's a great community though!

  3. I never thought I was going to be a blogger either. Who knew about the world of mommy blogs? I know I sure did not. Now I am addicted to it, and love reading other blogs! I found you through the party:)

  4. Fellow D-Lister here…Nice blog…for a non-blogger :)I just recently started putting my blog out there too, the network really is amazing.Nice to "meet" you!

  5. Bahahaha yes, what happens in Vegas certainly does not stay there. I have a divorce to second that.

  6. I just started blogging in January and I still don't think of myself as a blogger, but I guess I am. I love it with other people feel the same way about Vegas. Ah…it used to be so fun when my friends and I would go every June.I'm now a follower thanks to the D-List!

  7. New follower! I too had no clue about the blogging world until I found The Bump and Heir to Blair then that was it. I was hooked! For a long time I just read blogs here and there and then decided to start my own.

  8. You had me from I love beer!So do I, any kind. Nice to meet you, I am from the party. I am glad you opened your blog!

  9. I can't remember what I had for breakfast. I started blogging for the same reason, to document my daughters life's experiences so I could remember them in 10 years (hell, in 10 days) but I hardly ever post on my family blog because it seems like nothing ever happens but for my working my butt off (I wish) trying to get my house in order so we can actually live in it. I've actually been worried that something bad was growing in my brain and taking up all that space that should house my memories. Just had a brain MRI and am happy to report that all my friends were right, it is just "mommy brain."

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