Friday, September 9, 2016

Let's try this again....again.

Opening my email the other day, I was alerted to the fact that my blog domain would expire soon if I failed to promptly update my payment info. This came as a complete shock considering I all but forgot I had even purchased a domain, let alone that I ever actually utilized it. Out of morbid curiosity, I ventured over to said blog to remind myself of its attributes. I am sad to report that it had been quite some time since I had last posted, and worse yet, my last post was basically a quick note to swear to anyone who would listen that I would start blogging again, I promise. Oops.

In my defense, back when I blogged semi-regularly, I was still a rookie in my pursuits of higher learning, and my blogs were meant to highlight mainly my life as a mom, while also showing off my linguistic prowess. This is hilarious to me, because holy hell, did my writing suck back then. At least comparatively speaking. I have learned so much in the last few years, and while I still have so much more to learn, I am confident that I can produce a greater caliber of content for my followers my Mom (my biggest, and quite possibly, only, fan).

It is also a bit of a mind fuck to know that at one time, my kids and all their stuff was all I cared about. If you learn anything from this post today, it is this: screw them and ALL THEIR STUFF. I realize I created this beast, but seriously, the last thing I want to rant about all over my pretty blog is the mess that is our kid crap collection. I am sure it will come up when I happen upon something that I simply MUST discuss/fawn over, but now that my studies have led me down the path of writing, real, true writing, I hope to have much more of that to offer here. And hopefully you enjoy reading my stuff as much as I enjoy creating it.

**Side note: I need to change the name of my blog, which I will do as soon as the perfect name lands in my brain. Be on alert.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I do like writing, I swear

Yesterday, I thought, "Oh yah, I have a blog! I should check that shit out!" I did, and I wish I could say, "Much to my horror I hadn't blogged in almost a year!" But I really wasn't all that surprised or horrified. I was more surprised and horrified by the design of my blog, as I had forgotten completely what the thing even looked like. My next order of business after posting this little entry will be a complete blog redesign--yuck. But yes, it's been nearly a year since I threw words at the screen, and this is really quite unfortunate, seeing as I am pretty sure both fantastic and tragic shit has gone down this last year.

I've said this before, I say it now, and I'll say it again, probably countless more times in my life--I need and fully intend to blog EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. My reasons for this are few and not all that incredibly epic. 1. I really do love writing, and this blog is my only outlet for non-academia blurbs. 2. Every notable author since the beginnings of the written English language have offered up the advice of writing every day to up-and-coming young (or old, in my case) writers. 3. I am a bit of an egomaniac, and think my daily activities and thoughts are so profoundly fucking awesome I must retell them to as many humans as possible.

This means you all, and by you all, I obviously mean my much adored 11 followers and my husband (a non-follower), can expect something from me every day. Now, my blog title is Not Your Mainstream Mama. When I first decided to start blogging, I thought I'd be really original and blog about life as a mom. Apparently this has been done a couple times, so I think I'll expand my repertoire. I still maintain that I am, in fact, Not Your Mainstream Mama, but I am also so much more. Maybe I'll toss in some excerpts from things I am currently writing for school. Maybe I'll blow your minds with a little poem about life as an unfertilized egg awaiting her one true sperm (I have been reading a lot of John Barth lately). I don't know. But know this, even if all you get from me is, "I hate this. Fuck off. Writing can go suck it," you'll still see something from me every day. I think.