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Changing it up

I have the sinking feeling that I say the same stuff over and over. Is it always about Crock Pots and cleaning? Weight and weird music?
Talking about the kids, that’s the most important thing to me. They’re kind of my true audience. I don’t think I always show them that even the smallest things they do are important to me. But they are… which is why I chronicle them here. Or, why I should be chronicling them here.
So here’s to a new page getting turned.  Or in this case, a new Web page getting refreshed.

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Zero to Hero, Day 22:

 

Today’s challenge: Find a blogging event (try our Blog Event Listings) and throw your hat into the ring.

I used to be the one making these up for students; the tables have turned, and that’s ok. After scanning the listings at the linky-thingy, this is the one I chose.

PICTURE WRITING CHALLENGE

Event Type: Fiction & Flash Fiction, Poetry

Start Date: Sunday, recurring weekly

Description: The ONLY “rule” is that you use the picture I’ve posted to make the story (or poem — yes, yes; I’ll also allow poetry). That’s it.

You don’t even have to do a story as such, it could be a thought, a memory or a feeling that you get from it, basically anything involving words.

Please comment on the photo post with a link back to your story/poem/whatever you wrote, so that I can link the credits on the following challenge.

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Visit blog on Sundays for a photo and full event details.

At the very least, it’s yet another blog to follow on my reader (which is good, because it’s been looking a little unbalanced in there). 

Here’s to keeping a commitment to myself and my audience (which still humbles the heck out of me). 

Zero to Hero, Day 1

(Ok– I’m behind already… Winter Storm Hercules threw me for a loop.)

Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post.

OK, I can do that.

I’m a stay-at-home mom to four kids who is a lot less stressed than when I was a work-outside-the-home mom to three kids. A friend of a friend told me that she thought I was the most happy, laid-back mom she knows and I ought to share with the world how I do it. I don’t know if I’ve really done that with this blog so far, but that was the original intent. I do have delusions dreams that I can become a famous “Mommy Blogger” and would love to have a great following and interesting feedback. 

I’m also looking to hone my writing style, in hopes of becoming a published writer. That would be amazing. My dad asked me once (the first time I got laid off), “Why don’t you just write a book?” I would never have thought it could be that easy. But that question has been stuck in my head for years. It just might be time to make that happen.

Here’s to a new year, and dreams that can be within reach.