This is a most auspicious and exciting day, lovely reader! The wonderful Pam and Sandy, founders of WOW (or Words of Wisdom), have chosen me as today’s Blogger of Note (or BON)!! You might remember the post I did a while back where I expressed my excitement over WOW and my views on “Bloggyland.” I am thrilled to report that WOW seems to be catching on! The community is growing every single day, which shows that people wanted this community and want to see it grow!
For those who might have missed out on my previous post, WOW focuses on “blogs of substance;” this concept is explained in WOW’s “What is a Blogger of Note” post. The basic idea is that WOW wants to put the blog back in blogging. They focus on bloggers who write posts that contain good content: posts that make people want to join in on the conversation, that make readers laugh, think, cry, and want to comment. The blogger doesn’t have to be incredibly profound; they just need to focus more on writing and sharing their thoughts than branding themselves or wooing sponsors (i.e. making money).
For my regular readers, the fact that I am today’s BON should tell you a little bit about what WOW is looking for. Writing. Plain and simple. Writing. That’s all I do here. I’m not profound (usually). I do not have any groundbreaking, Earth shattering advice or knowledge to impose upon you. I’m not special or extraordinary in any way. I’m simply here to share my life, my thoughts, and my experiences with you, lovely reader.
For those who are new, whether visiting from WOW or elsewhere, welcome to my little home on the internet! I am excited to have you here, and hope you enjoy the time you spend wandering around my little blog. I will warn you in advance that I tend to be verbose. I just can’t help it; I like writing, and words, and giving every single little detail when I tell a story.
My “About Me” page sums me up pretty nicely, but I will give you a short introduction anyway. I have been blogging here at “A” for Effort (“B” for Blog) for a little over six months now. Last summer, I decided to return to school to make a career change from the corporate world—specifically finance—to social work. This blog documents my journey as a thirty-something adult student, starting college all over from the beginning (it’s a long story). I also post about my life, my thoughts on random subjects, and my family (which includes the hubster, whom I refer to as Music Man here, and my “kids,” Wiggly and Bug).
Sandy and Pam asked me to pick out three of my favorite/best posts for you to enjoy, lovely reader. What a task that was! You see; I am my own worst critic, and as such, think most of my writing is complete garbage. I’ve always had a hard time accepting compliments. (Self-esteem issues? Me?! NO WAY!) I am consistently amazed that there are those of you out there who not only come back here repeatedly to read what I’ve written, but also leave wonderful, genuine comments.
Here, in no particular order, are some posts that I feel are a fairly good representation of my writing style and the kinds of things you’ll find on my blog:
Meet my “kids,” in S for Smart Puppies. (Note: Cute picture alert!!)
I for Idiot (M for Moron): Apparently I is one. Will give you a little insight into why I’ve decided to pursue a different career. (Warning: Some “adult language” is used. Viewer discretion advised.)
In E for Examining Differences, I expound on the differences between adult students (i.e. me) and some of my younger classmates. (Snark Alert!!)
Please take as much time as you’d like exploring my blog archive. Then, if you haven’t done it yet, please do go check out WOW. You will not be disappointed!
Thanks again to Pam and Sandy for honoring me as a Blogger of Note! If you’re visiting from WOW, thanks so much for stopping by! I do hope you enjoyed your visit and that you’ll come back again. To my lovely loyal readers: thanks again for stopping by and for being you; I heart each and every one of you!