Struggling to write something amusing is tough when you’ve got the blues, yo.
I’ve been dealing with a major depressive episode for months. It’s not going away, it’s not getting better, and there are some days when I pretty much hate myself. And blah blah blah.
But enough about me. I got a chance to tour the world, and I think it’s pretty cool.
Marcia from Menopausal Mother tagged me in this fun little blogging game. So maybe I DO have to tell a little more about me. I had to answer these four simple questions and then choose three bloggers I love who will hopefully jump in and also answer the four questions and tag three bloggers they love and things of that nature.
If you’re a blogger, you know that there is no such thing as four simple questions…
1. What am I working on?
Trying to find material that is interesting, relevant, and does not simply contain the words fart, butt, pee, poop… you see where this is going. I live with two elementary schoolers who think that stuff is to die for. Kids, they’re funny creatures, except when they’re not.
Currently I am working on getting to bed before 2 am most nights. So far I am not successful. I also might get published in something sometime soon… stay tuned for that.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I am a mom who blogs, but I don’t feel that I really fall under the mommy blogger category. I have a child who has some special needs (ADD, sensory issues, other stuff that may never be diagnosed), but I don’t really belong in that category either. I do believe that we geek moms who like NASCAR are a rather unique social subgroup, don’t you?
In other words, I don’t really belong anywhere, right? Who’s with me? Bloggers With No Niche, UNITE!
(I really like acronyms. That’s totally a thing.)
3. Why do I write what I do?
I originally started blogging as a way to write down my thoughts. The thoughts weren’t so nice at first. But as time went on I started writing with my own warped sense of humor. And my humor is definitely not one size fits all, as I rediscover daily whenever I share something on Facebook.
So when I actually do write, I do it because something motivated me to write, or because someone made me do it. You know who you are. 😉 I really do hope to get to a point where I will be able to write regularly again. Because no brains.
4. How does your writing process work?
I get an idea. I find my phone. I put that idea on the notes on my phone. I forget I have an app for that. Then I remember I have an app for that, and I stare at something I wrote and cannot fathom for the life of me what that was.
So my process isn’t exactly yielding a lot of product right now. Maybe someday…
Three bloggers that I love… This part was so hard because there are so many blogs that I love. I wanted to choose three from that long list that are not as well known writers that I think deserve some extra attention from all of the famous people that I’m sure are going to come read this.
All The Everydays (the blog formerly known as Mama Schmama). Jean and I share a similar sense of humor, not to mention that she is one of the nicest people on the planet. I do really think that we are long lost sisters. She claims that she is a stay-at-home mom and a former teacher in the about section of her blog,but I can tell you that as a mom you are also a teacher all day long every day. She’s not fooling anyone! 🙂 Please go over and check her out!
Sarah’s Brand New Chapter The one and only Miss Sarah Balding is a fellow Sarah, librarian, and geek. She is definitely on the list of bloggers I want to meet someday! I love her writing and feel that if we lived closer to each other, we’d hang out regularly. Maybe even at the library. Stop over, say hi, and read some of her awesomeness!
The Regular Guy NYC I don’t live anywhere near NYC, but I can live vicariously through Phil. He visits some great places to eat, and he always posts stuff that makes me giggle. If you live in the area, or even if you don’t, he deserves a peek or two!
So that’s all she wrote. Really, that’s all I wrote!