Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blogging: A journey



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photo's by UberTim

It was in a dimly lit room while high on caffeine that I started my journey into blogging. With trepidation I sat in front of the neon glow emanating from our computer screen. Who was I going to be in this blog space? How should I present myself? Hold on, Who am I? As I struggled to understand the blogspot format, rustled up some pretty photo's and bumbled about with writing my first posts - I decided that I was me and that was enough.




Once the sun was high in the sky and the Lady Baby asleep in her little wooden bassinet, the fresh air called me. In a rare display of domesticity, I headed outside to clean the windows and burn off some of my coffee induced energy.  I may be me, and me is enough - but my windows were filthy. No self respecting woman steps out into cyber space with grime between her and the universe, does she?


I was going to write about art, fashion, design and interiors. Under no circumstances would I succumb to the lure of full blow Narcissism, uuh-uh! No way, not me. Blog 'me' would be cultured and interesting, refined and restrained. Knowledgeable about current affairs, informed on the latest trends and slim. Yes, slim is very important. My children would be well behaved, my husband the ultimate provider and my home - immaculate. It would all be very real, very honest.


For a little while day or two I upheld these ideals (except the slim part) but then I ran out of material. It would appear that a stay at home mum scarcely has time to shower and get dressed, let alone have any idea about what is going on outside the four walls of her filthy home. I let narcissism in, started writing about my children, my youth, my husband, my life - *gasp* myself! The good, the bad, the trials and triumphs, the tears, tantrums and bear hugs.


 I promptly posted my blog to facebook and invited my friends to mock me at their leisure. 

They did, and they do. 

  






  The superfluous, that very necessary thing... 
-Voltire-

The secret of being a bore is to say everything
-Voltire- 



I feel so honoured to have been chosen as one of the Kidspot Top 50 bloggers. If you would like to vote for this silly little space and increase my chances to win a trip to New York, you can do so here

25 comments:

  1. It's enjoyable reading some different Aussie blogs!

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  2. Your blog is so sweet and your photos are always amazing, good luck!

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  3. So beautifully written - you make one fine blogger!! Briar x

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  4. You're just lovely, Em and I wish you the best of luck. x

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  5. I always love reading your blog, Em, regardless of what you write about, because it's your enthusiasm and attitude towards it all that makes me come back day after day. Good luck with the Top 50!

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  6. You're a beautiful writer and have a fantastic space here Em. I think your formula is on the money... and obviously hundreds and hundreds agree! I must say I also find your humility so beautiful. You ARE interesting and funny and inspirational. You know I'm cheering you on for Top 5 xoxo

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  7. Your writing is beautiful and your blog is great!! Glad that you decided to jump into blogger land. I have become a follower so that I can pop in often.

    Faye

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  8. You've done such an excellent job Em. You should be so proud (in a humble way!). How could I not vote for you! x

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  9. You got my vote, but no surprises there because you know that I love you!

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  10. I enjoy seeing what you have been up to, just voted.

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  11. You have my vote; fingers crossed for you x C

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  12. i am so happy you decided to start writing.

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  13. You're blog is one of the bright spots in my day! Please keep writing and my vote is in to send you to NYC! xx

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  14. I'm a new comer here, you have a beautiful and interesting space. Good luck with the comp.

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  15. Just voted for you Em - good luck! :)

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  16. I adore your blog Em... such a little ray of sunshine. Good luck! xx

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  17. What a lovely way to start. And look at you now. Who would have thought you're life could be so vouyeristic?

    I love sneeking a peek into your life. (And yes, you KNOW I voted for you!)

    xx

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  18. I love this post. Thanks for coming over to my blog and making me grin from ear to ear with your lovely comment. Good luck with the competition. Cheers Kim

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  19. I like this! I started very late one night when my daughter was still failing to fall asleep and my house was chaos. Hiding on the Internet seemed like a sensible thing to do, somehow!

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  20. You didn't have to ask, I already had. You and sweet Ruth. xx

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  21. Even though I have only been visiting your blog for a bit over a month one, live that you write in a way that makes us feel like we could have known you forever. I wish you all the very best Em and thanks for such a gorgeous place to visit. Xx

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  22. i have voted for you. you have such a beautiful blog and i love the way you write. good luck! x

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  23. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I Love your blog and your family is soooo cute! Will be back soon.x

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em