As I was trying (unsuccessfully) to get to sleep last night, I came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea for my next Blog…’My first week in the Twitter-Blogosphere’. Ooh great, I thought, I’ll do that tomorrow.
I happily opened my blog today and realised ‘oh crap I should’ve written that on Monday’; somehow ‘My first nine days in the Twitter-Blogosphere’ doesn’t read quite so well. But I’m pressing ahead with it, so…
My first nine days in the Twitter-Blogosphere
I have met some truly fab people, read some amazing life stories, laughed, felt up-lifted, felt not-so-alone-in-my-thinking. At the risk of sounding like an X Factor back-story – it really has been a rollercoaster. Here are just a few of my ‘best bits’ (OK, will be stopping the references to reality TV now…)
1. The people I have interacted with – wow! How is it possible that in such a short space of time I have had the honour of tweeting and commenting with such lovely people. The welcome has been incredible, in particular from MummyNevaSleeps and Mammasaurus – your introductions to people and tweets of support have helped so much. Big, humungous thank you J
2. The stories of other people’s lives – some funny, some so incredibly honest and candid, some very emotional, and some – well some are just nuts!
3. Having a laugh. It’s been fun! And in the world of stresses and strains that come with motherhood and work and mortgage payments, how good it has been to just laugh at oneself and feel that others are laughing with you not at you!
4. The compliments from others on my blog. I honestly don’t mean this in a big-headed way; I mean it in a ‘I-really-didn’t-think-anyone-would-find-my-ramblings-even-remotely-interesting’ kind of a way.
5. Observing the world more. Since I’ve started blogging I realised that I have been looking more closely at the world and people around me. Even the things that irritate have a beauty of sorts; for example who would’ve thought my medicine spoon rant would have brought me into to contact with other, like-minded, fabulous people?
There have been a couple of down-sides to blogging too…
1. Even less sleep. I’m way too excited to get to sleep as my head fills with ideas for other posts.
2. Feeling somewhat technically inadequate – is a blog the same as a post? How do I make mine look more whizzy? How on earth do I follow someone else’s blog without having to find them on twitter, go to their profile and click on the link? Surely there must be an evening class in blogging somewhere nearby..
What a nine days it’s been! One of the best decisions I ever took was starting this blog. To everyone I’ve met, and everyone I’ve yet to meet this way – thank you!