This week’s sentence for Finish the Sentence Friday is “My blogging goals for this year are…”
Goals? Perhaps one of them should be to include a Back To The Future reference in EVERY SINGLE POST THIS YEAR!
(Or to not use so many capitals. And parentheses).
I could aim to use not so many references to bodily functions, but what fun would that be?
Last year I thought I might be on my way to making a living writing. How’s that working out for me these days? Not like I had expected. While it has provided some very unique opportunities for me, now it’s something I do when I can do it. Which sometimes is nearly impossible with two young kids, a husband, a house to maintain, and oh yes the paying job. The job which just increased my hours and is about to give me a raise, because I’m almost off of probation, yo!
(That is the probationary period when you start a job, not as in ankle bracelet check in with your parole officer type of probation. Hey look, more parentheses!)
And to be a “blogger” these days one is expected to maintain all sorts of crazy online presence giving and sharing on various forms of social media. Some of that like Facebook that would rather show my stuff to one person than the almost 800 people who have signed up to follow it. Frustrating…
So what the hell am I still doing here?
1) Connecting Because the online community is fabulous with a capital “F”. This past month was definitely evidence that you don’t necessarily need to hang out with someone face to face every day to have a great support network.
2) Venting Because I certainly need that. Even if I have to speak in clever code that no one but me understands.
3) Creativity However weird it may turn out, I need a way to get that creativity out of me and into something tangible.
4) Sharing Because if I can share the weirdness that makes my family unique and make someone laugh in the process, it’s worth it.
So while I don’t have any goals, I think it’s good to have some concrete reasons as to why I keep hanging round these parts when I can. As long as you are willing to read my crazy randomness occasionally and maybe get a laugh or two out of it, then I guess my job here is done.
Kate of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine With My Quiet Time?
Stephanie of Mommy, For Real
Janine from Janine’s of Confessions of a Mommyholic