Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Big Picture

The first rule about blog writing is that you don't talk about blog writing (or, maybe you don't blog about blog writing? Since we don't talk we blog.). It's kind of an unspoken (unwritten?) rule, yet I've seen several professional bloggers write about not writing about it. Confused? So am I.

Moving on. I realized that this is blog post #162 for me. It's a random number, but considering I'm blogging, on average, 71% of the time (227 total days possible, if I added correctly), I think I'm doing rather well.

All this rambling to just to say that I wanted to tell you the POINT of this blog. A little late in the game, huh? Oh, well. Here it is anyway.

You see, I think I'm a fabulous writer. I know I may have delusions of grandeur, but some of my friends (whom I trust to tell me if my work is crap) have said that my work is good. My professors always told me I was an excellent writer. I've wanted to be a writer since I was about 10, but applying for an English degree seemed cheesy, so I went for "Communication Studies." Which had led me back to...writing.

Now, this blog is not my finest writing work. It's casual. I can just speak my mind. So if you're looking at this thinking I have no idea what I'm talking about, I promise, I do know how to write.

In light of my fabulosity (a word I just now made up) and apparent ego-tripping, I also aspire to become a public speaker. I want to talk to throngs of moms out there who need some reassurance that they are not the only ones who think their daughters are too sassy or their sons are really alien beings. I want to talk about parenting, adoption, infertility, post-pardum depression and the gamut of everything in-between. I want to encourage mothers to keep going, even when they feel like quitting and running away to Mexico - with or without their husbands.

(This is, if you didn't pick up on it, the reason I wrote yesterday's post on becoming well-known.)

So, I started this blog as a way to do several things:
  1. Keep writing every day.
  2. Share my faith.
  3. Encourage other moms.
  4. Become a launching point for my soon to be well-knowedness. (Another word I made up just for this blog.)
So, in a very brief and slightly random post, that is why I blog. Now you can say you knew me when (when I become "well-known" or when I get committed, either way).


sheridan said...

You are silly & I LOVE it!!!

I have not read your books, but I still think you will be an amazing author/speaker. You are such an encouragment to me and so many other women.

And I'm slacking off today. Yesterday I read your blog 38 seconds after you posted. Today it was 18 minutes. Ok. Maybe I'm the silly one! :D

Allison said...

LOL! You are too funny. But at least I know I have an audience of one if I'm ever blessed to get on a stage professionally!

sheridan said...

Nope. You already have an audience of One. Add me and that makes an audience of two.

You know, God & me...

Allison said...

:) Thank you!


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