Oh, right, it’s probably my use of phrases like “dicking around” and posts like my now all too famous “Homemade Swear Words” or the time I wrote about feeding my dogs virgin blood… but in all fairness, really, I just want what’s best for dogs in the most ridiculous and pretentious manner possible. It probably doesn’t help that last month my most popular post was titled, “My husband wouldn’t stab me,” in which I detailed how I begged my husband to stab me on video. HEY! I did it for YOU. And there might have been something about a stab proof vest in there… I can’t be expected to remember all the things. But, regardless of their true reasons why, I have been declined by every blog network I’ve applied for. I usually get these really fabulous diplomatically vague answers about my content and numbers not being right for them Continue reading Dear Blogger Networks: Why Don’t You LIKE Me?
“Sometimes, I sit down to write something and think I’m going one way, then I get done and went somewhere totally unexpected. Then I realize, I don’t know where it came from, but it’s obviously something I needed to say.” – A Girl As a blogger, I basically live my life online. It’s easy to say that I’m anonymous so that must mean that I hold some things close to my chest… maybe I do a little bit. But the reality is that, as a blogger, my whole life is on display. Everything. The good, the bad, the weird, the unfortunate, and definitely the ugly. It also means that this is personal for me. I am sharing my personal life with you. I am telling you the secrets that the people in my real life never get to hear. I share my fears with you, the ones that I would Continue reading Living Life Online
Last year I was contacted by a lovely woman named Elizabeth who was writing a dissertation for grad school about the military spouse blogging community. I happily agreed to take part and, once we figured out how to work around the time difference from here to London, we had a rather in depth phone conversation about blogging as a military spouse. She kindly agreed to send me a copy of her paper once it was finished and I am not kidding when I tell you that I read the ENTIRE thing and was beyond impressed with her findings and opinions based on what she discovered after talking to a number of us. In short, blogging, Facebook and the entire online/internet phenomenon has changed how military spouses related to each other, connect, form friendships, and even how we view ourselves. If you’d like to read her dissertation, you can do so Continue reading Online Communities and Military Spouses: How a New Generation is Bridging the Gap