If you were to ask me why I started this blog my answer would be that it was just a snap decision; I was feeling a bit bored and frustrated at not being able to find a job flexible enough to fit around the kids, and considering I have always liked to write, it was something to occupy my mind.
I knew I wanted it to be honest, I read baby book after baby book in my early days of motherhood and I swear they were responsible for sending me to a pretty dark place. I didn’t plan for it to be funny and I certainly never expected so many people to read it and resonate with it.
It’s lovely, it really is. Yet it’s also slightly nauseating if I think about it too much, because I am putting myself out there for complete strangers to review…
Annoying… yes. A bit of a dick… I can be. But the drawings are crap?!?!? WTF?! HOW VERY DARE YOU!!!
You see more the stats grow the less people seem to see that it’s just one person sitting here, X Factor on in the background, writing about her life, warts and all.
I don’t know what happens to people when they are sat safely behind computer screens, it seems to bring out the vilest of their sides. In real life if you disagree with someone or find them annoying, then for the most part smiling and politely nodding before making your excuses to leave, is enough.
On the internet however the reaction can commonly be…
And yes that was a real quote too. One of my particular favourites!
There are times when I feel like deleting this blog and shutting down my facebook page. I get that not everyone will like it but do I deserve to be personally attacked for it? It’s like going to a really harsh appraisal for a job I don’t even get paid to do.
I’m lucky though that it’s only a very small minority of people. 99% of the time people get that what I say is very tongue in cheek, that I obviously appreciate all that I have, love my boys to Toys R Us and back, and am just trying to raise a smile along the way.
On Friday night I got another little bit of validation that perhaps I shouldn’t be sneaking out the back door clutching my P45 just yet, because I won Blog Of The Year at the 2015 MAD blog awards!
And although awards aren’t why bloggers blog, and they don’t really make much of a difference. It came at a point where that boost meant quite a lot to me, as did seeing all of your amazing comments on Facebook, Instagram and twitter.
So a massive thank you to you all for reading, voting, sharing and always having my back against the meanies, you are the reason that I carry on xxx
P.S please do check out some the amazing finalists in my category Brummy Mummy Of 2, Don’t Be Sorry, Rainbeau Belle, Stolen Sleep and The Unmumsy Mum – I’m sure you will enjoy their blogs as much as I do!
P.P.S Haters – never feel sorry for my kids, they life the life of fricking Riley! It’s me who needs the sympathy.
**************P.S. My new book The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks is out on the 3rd March 2022! It's aimed at 9-12 year olds and you can buy it here :)