Every blogger has a platform, where they display their writing gift, their art, their mission, their business, and their voice. We take center stage when we post an article we deem worthy of reading, sharing, and publishing out for the world to see. There are countless men and women that work behind the scenes, connecting and networking and establishing community and support for various book launches, sponsorship, link ups, marketing/advertising, and exposure for the vast blogging scene that offers endless possibilities. What you don’t see dear readers, is all the work we do on the side lines… the hours we spend organizing, communicating, planning and structuring our various opportunities to share our work. This is where the majority of our time is spent. This is where relationships are built, support is provided, encouragement lingers, and contacts are made. It’s the behind the scenes of the show- it’s the make up, and the rehearsals, and the costumes, and all the directions and instructions and never ending preparations for our ‘performance’ that hides in the wings. Every blogger does this. Endless emails, and facebook groups, and messaging are taking place in the backdrops of our blogs.
It’s pretty amazing, really.
But sometimes? It just gets down right goofy. And sometimes? When you’re in the thick of things… it’s simply just meant to be. A waste of time? Maybe. But really? It’s in those moments, you connect- and you laugh- and you glow with a lightness in it all. Perhaps- these are those moments are simply are the finest, and I’m thankful for them all. I could share endless conversations I have had with so many awesome women that we did on ‘the side lines’. Oh so many. And I am simply honored to be connecting, relating to and above all growing beautiful friendships in this gig.
Seeing as I never play by the rules- I will simply say that there are surely TEN things of thankful hidden in this personal message thread. I may even count the play on words poop… surely there are ten!! Thank you Kerry and Lizzi for the perfect on purpose ‘time out’ for fun and down right giggles!
It was sorely needed.
I’m picking you two if you are interested. It’s a chain if you will. I was picked and accepted but now I have to pick two. If you accept then you would also pick two writers and ask them to submit a post on why they write. Interested?
Blog post at sarah-reinhart.com : When my writer friend Kristin (of Two Cannoli) asked me to join in a blog tour which asks participants about their writing process, my [..]
Tempting…does the link explain more?
I have read a bunch of these! I would love to do it! Is there a timeline on when? I won’t get to it until next week sometime….
(hey Kitty – cool dis, huh?)
I don’t know who kitty is you two cyber besties:) yes that link gives you the instructions at the bottom, check it out before you commit. I’d love to hear your reasons;) and yes Chris you have time;)
She’s Kitty, I’m Tigger
Thanks – I’ll take a look
Ooooooh that totally makes sense now
Cos I have the tigger suit, right?
I forgot about that costume until you just reminded me
lol naaah it’s kinda become my ‘thing’
Wait! I thought I WAS TIGGER!!!!???? No wait. Kitty!!! No wait…..
I a Tiger
I a kitty. prrrrr……..
card-carrying and proud of it.
FOUR DAYS LATER:
Kerry- are you going to write about how you write as well? Then add us to continue the ‘chain’? Just not sure when or where or how blah blah blah… I will check out the link you shared and see if that answers my questions!! I am just looking into writing my post for this now…
CRAP I forgot all about this! SO SORRY
What am I meant to do?
I think we are supposed to write about our ‘writing process’… but I haven’t seen Kerry’s post about it yet… oh KERRY!!! Where ARE YOU!! She’s probably nursing or changing diapers or chasing kids or some such thing…
She’ll get here. Right I found the original link
Hm. Is it a blog hop? What IS it?
A ‘pass it on’ thingie… I’ve read a few of them around…
Not really- you would write about how you write, then pick two bloggers to tag so they then write about how they write…
Okay, so Kerry needs to write hers, tag us and then we respond
And btw- HI LOVELY!!! Hope your Monday is going good Tigger!
HEYYYYYY *grins* Yes thanks. Saw my Bezzie, had lunch, bought some new jeans and then got grocery shopping outta the way. Now WRITING
‘cept so far I’ve done nothing
HEY that post got HUGE good responses, by the way – thanks for the encouragement to publish it
How are you?
Oh WONDERFUL!!!!! I am SO glad about that!!! And your bezzie and new jeans and and and…all of it! I am trying to sift through tons of crap and figure out my priorities… typical day here! lol
It looks like there are questions to answer? I am gonna wait til Kerry does hers- I think she still needs to write hers? Not sure who tagged her in this…
There are questions
Good ones, and it looks like fun, but until Kerry’s tagged us (KERRY ARE YOU LISTENING?) we should do nothing
Yeah- I will work on the four hundred other posts I need to kick out! lol
Lololol I love how annoyed you two are getting that I hadn’t chimed I yet! I’m here and you are right I have to answer mine I’m just waiting for my lovely Greta to tag me them I’ll tag you two. You girls are the cutest!!!! Tigger and kitty… Roar meow
Ps I know you aren’t annoyed really
Kerry you SOD!
*giggling* This feels very vicarious all of a sudden
Is there a British slang use for sod or did you just call me grass?
it’s along the lines of a rapscallion/rascal
Don’t dude your about to get tagged
Lol so appropriate!
Aw I hope I don’t have to do this straight away – I’d have to fit it into the A-Z thing
(CHRISTINE wherever the heck you’ve gone) re letters/kids etc – I’m happy too
No you have some days. I’m excited to read how you ladies go about your process.
HI KERRY!!!! I am doing ‘other things’- got distracted!!!! (I pooped okay? I freaking POOPED!)
This is what I’m doing along with a massive pile of laundry I kept out of the photo
(Precious photo here of her two beautiful twin babes!)
I can do it for X, next week
I will hold off on writing mine then (whew!) and wait to read Kerry’s post when you’re done with it, Kerry….? What does the X stand for Lizzi? X-rated? Hmm….
Lolol Ewww pooped . You should take us next time so we don’t miss out…
I will video it if you’d like… it’s quite entertaining…
Not visually just bring the phone so you stay in the thread
LOL I know you love my smut, but NO
X is for eXpository
so it’s kind of perfect for this post
Not visually? Crap. (see what I did there?)
I love a good play on words Chris
expository ɪksˈpɒzɪtri/ adjective adjective: expository
1. intended to explain or describe something.
It’s a STYLE OF WRITING
Oh…… always teaching me something- you.
I hope NONE of the writing styles I’ve done are pieces that anyone feels like ramming up their ass…
BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Gently pushing is more like it…
I think YOU should write a freakin X-rated post
Me too. Lizzis post is going to be amazing while mine says “my girls did something so I jotted it down followed up by a prayer that my father doesn’t read it to yell at me about my grammar
Okay- now I HAVE to write or I’m in deep DO DOO…. (Kerry? See what I did there?!!!)
Well, if you have to write, just don’t sit down too suddenly, given the *ahem* content of this convo…
(Kerry, whatevs – we’re all different, innit)
You have the cute baby pics which make everyone go all gooey and mushy, and which most everyone can relate to, so there’s that
Kerry- all you have to do is put up a few of your photos… and all our hearts will melt. No words necessary. Lucky you.
GET OUTTA MY BRAIN
What? You STOLE MY WORDS!!!!
Lol this is hysterical!
STOP IT!!! *Runs at top speed toward you with head down aiming at your belly to tackle you over*
Christine keep up with the play on words they’re killing me
*hunkers down, eyes narrowed, just the very tippy-tip of the tail twitching, watching you helter-skelter towards me*
*Crashing to the ground rolling over and over with giggles and screams of “GET OFF OF ME YOU NUT!!!!!!!*
kerry- after such a long weekend I am so POOOOPED!!!! Damn I’m so good.
*POUNCES HUGE with great big whompy paws, pinning you and tickling til you agree THEY WERE MY WORDS FIRST*
*Starts crying ‘STOP!!! THAT HURTS!! IT DOESN’T TICKLE!!!!” Trying to squirm my way out of your grasp and hold and pinned down so tightly I can’t move an inch, so I cry harder*
It always ends in tears doesn’t it? Go ahead…. call me a cry baby. Meow.
You cry so easily
Someday I’m gonna pin you and you’ll pull out one of those Acme hammers and clobber me ten bells sideways
Sensitive soul I am… it just comes right out of me… (see what I did THERE Kerry? Damn I am SO good!!)
*face in hands, shaking head*
*backs away slowly* PEEEWWWWW dude DID YOU JUSt……ohmigosh….*holds nose*
HAHAHAHA!!!! Or scrap ya like a LYON!!!!! I am going to copy and paste this sucker on a post… I SO AM gonna do that. Kerry- do I have your permission? Lizzi- you are in this no matter what you say!!!!!
*Runs away crying hysterically holding my bottom*
*dies laughing* HERE’S YOUR AMAZING CREATIVE PROCESS, POO AND TIGERFIGHTS
(am I indeed *sly look*)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!
And you’re gonna post this word for word
With Kerry at the window peering in with big eyes and dropped jaw!!!
Well yeah, she invited you to do a piece about your WRITING process, not your morning dump…
I might have to ‘bleep’ out that word- even though it totally makes that so much funnier!!!!! (I did take out her really bad word. Shame on Lizzi.)
oh NUTS dont do that
Hey- you boobs were calling for me, and I had to explain where I was!!! I felt ‘the pressure’… (See what I did there Kerry???!!! OHMYGOSH I AM SO FREAKING GOOD AT THIS)
Who you calling a boob, you tit?
Now that is a BAD word… like crap versus SH–. You have to be kinda choosy on my site… I may have youth reading it! And Lord knows I need to try really hard to be a good role model. *Really hard*
BTW- Kerry totally left us. She probably regrets ever asking us to join this ‘writing process gig’…. lol
Her loss. That or she’ll come back later and see it’s descended into poo and boobs jokes and she’ll regret even knowing us
Hey hey hey settle down you two changing poop
oh she has REAL poo
I think it descended long ago… we are just hanging in the muck now- rumbling and rolling down… (KERRY!!! YOU ARE MISSING ALL MY BRILLIANCE!!!! See what I did THERE?)
honey I am rolling in NOTHING you just produced
(see, I can totes double it)
Oh wait. Excuse me… ahem. Kerry, here I GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! (last one, PROMISE!!! lol)
Ah the glorious vision of writers at play *leans back and spreads le-NO WAIT…not here*
It’s going to take me a good pumping session to read all this I need a day job where I can actually get on Facebook more
hahahah pumping. Want some warm water and a tube?
Our words will go right in
It’s the BEST time suck EVER Kerry!!! Now, how do I copy this thing? Lets see….
Lizzi said really REALLY nasty stuff here that I deleted. She’s probably gonna kill me for it. (Save me!)
BOOM! OHYEAH I broke the thread
I didn’t even get as bad as I could’ve…
*giggling so hard*