I had a great weekend. I got to spend time with my best friend (even though I was driving her to the doctor- she’s better now). My husband cooked me dinner, did the food shopping, and brought flowers home for me. The kids are healthy and everyone slept through the nights. I made it to yoga class and feel appropriately sore because of it. I am off work today for Presidents’ Day. And I’ve had some blogging success.
On Friday I was Freshly Pressed 🙂
It felt good to get that email from Editor Hannah on Friday, but even better were the likes and comments that you’ve all left for me. Since Friday, I’ve had a conversation with Jack Flacco about David Puddy and Seinfeld, met a “Baba Jido” with a beautiful granddaughter named Saamah, and was convinced by hannahbanana to give Pride and Prejudice another try. I discussed the sexual orientation of the Man with the Yellow Hat with theravenloon and loosely planned a sequel to Gone With the Wind with CatherineTs. The Underground Writer and I conversed about The Wiggles and 50 Shades, and John Shue shared his thoughts with me on promoting “awesome sauce” as one word: “awesomesauce” (I’m on board). Also, I was honored to help a new blogger, MotherJam, with some WordPress tips, and was honored myself by Sounds Like Orange in his “Best of the Week- Week 7, 2013” post. As 1stpeaksteve commented, being Freshly Pressed is the “holy grail.” It is pretty darn awesomesauce, that’s for sure.
I’ve been hearing about the “blogging community” for awhile, but now I get it. The support you all offer, the kind words. And to think I was nervous about publishing that first post! I look forward to perusing all of your blogs and hopefully can give back some of that support you’ve shown me.
Thankfully, though, being FP’d happened to me over the weekend, because for the past few days, as I smiled and read your comments, I’ve been having to plan my next post.
Remember in The Brady Bunch, when Cindy and Bobby compete to represent their school at the televised game show? Cindy wins the honor, gets her hair done in a fancy updo, and grows an ego the size of The Goodship Lollipop, only to appear on the show and freeze with fear. This may remind you . . .
I’m sort of feeling like Cindy Brady right now (but my hair is not braided on top of my head). My thought process is something like this: What the heck am I going to write about next? Will everyone keep reading my posts? Do I have to be all serious now? What if my Gido post was the best I’ve got?
Then I remember all the kind words you’ve sent my way and use them as swords against that Blasted Duo: Fear and Doubt. Unlike Cindy Brady, I shake the sweat off my brow and decide to just keep moving along here on Waiting on a Word, doing my thing. I tell myself (and warn you) that it’s not all going to be FP worthy, but I hope you stick around. Because I love “us” and I love being part of this new blogging world. And most of all, I love writing.
Thanks for reading, and for sharing your thoughts, and for making my weekend so wonderful.