Real like the Velveteen Rabbit?

Does a blog that people will read and follow actually exist?  Can I create one, too?

I have a lot of online friends… both in the blogging world and on various chat sites.  The latter perhaps may be a shock to some of my blogging friends and perhaps to some of my “real” friends.  I put “real” in quotes because I believe all friends are real… regardless of whether you’ve ever met them or even ever spoken with them in “real” life (aka ‘in person’).  But in this instance (mentioning “real” friends), I am referring to the friends I actually have met in person.  Confused? Good!  So am I!  ha!

I’m throwing this out there to see what people will think.  I love to write.  I’ve been told by several people that I’m a good writer.  (I could devote a whole blog JUST to that.  No, not a whole blogpost but a whole blog!  In other words, a blog about what a good writer is, does, thinks, etc.)  I would LOVE to be able to write “for profit.”  And no, I’m not interested in being a millionaire or even a thousandaire (if there was such a thing).  But, I am passionate about writing and wish that it indeed could be my sole income source.  Alas, I’m currently “just” a day care teacher.  I have nothing against being a day care teacher, per se.  I just know that it doesn’t stretch or even use all of my intelligence, and therefore, my brain is still telling me, “There’s got to be more!”  (I could devote a whole blog just to how a day care teacher could possibly expand his/her ‘ideals’ simply by studying the children he/she cares for. (I keep caveating in my head about this.  Even ending that sentence with a preposition is something I could caveat about.  Ugh!  There I go again!))

So what’s my point?  I want to write.  I want to be paid to write even if that means that I’m being paid by companies/businesses that would advertise on my blog.  I think my blog should have a creative name beyond Anita’s Antics, though, because my life is certainly about more than just my antics.  I’m considering making it an anonymous blog because I know that I’ll (most likely) be more willing to write about things that some of the people who REALLY know me would consider VERY shocking. And, I’ll probably have a bigger following if I’m able to write about those things because those things even shock me!

If you (the reader of this post) have ANY ideas about what I might call a blog like that, please let me know.  Also, if there’s a topic you’d like me to blog, please let me know.  I’d be willing to blog about just about anything.  No, not “just about”… I will (if given the proper ‘stage’) write about anything.

Oh, and by the way, this is me.  Or at least a picture of what I looked like this past Sunday.  I may never be this “real” again. 😉



Randomness in ‘early’ Summer

By the looks of my blog, one might presume that I have nothing to share or haven’t had time to write or… what DO you think?  Since I haven’t blogged in so long, I’ll be surprised if anyone even reads this.

Life has kept going at the speed of light, or at least it seems like it.  I now have a full time job and live in a two-bedroom house at the end of dead-end street.  My ‘husband’ and I have still not filed for divorce.  Some people seem to think, “what’s taking so long?”  Others seem to think, “are you planning on reconciling?”  And further still, there are other reactions that seem to have me re-thinking things… as if I needed a reason to THINK more!  😛

I tend to self-analyze and psycho-analyze myself quite a bit.  Some would say I need to just ‘chill’ and NOT think so much.  So, what IS the answer?  I’m a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, so I know what THE answer is.  (I hesitate to call myself a Christian lest someone think I’m one who thinks I’m “holier than thou’.  But, that’s a whole other discussion.)  However, just knowing THE answer doesn’t always answer all of the other questions.  I feel that some of my fellow born-again believers would disagree with me.  And, that’s fine.  We each have our opinions.

Soooo… why am I blogging at this particular moment?  I don’t really know.  I would like to see what others’ opinions are of what I write.  I enjoy blogging and writing in general.  I sometimes long to be a writer or author of books, or at least magazine articles.  I don’t know if I ‘qualify’ or if my writing would be considered article-worthy or book-worthy.  But, thanks for reading my blog at least.  🙂

Random thoughts on blogging while in the process of a divorce

I started out tonight wanting to write a blog entry about whatever came to mind.  However, I’m not able to do that… partly because I do not feel the freedom to write whatever comes to mind.  I know that my soon-to-be ex-husband reads this, and who knows if he tells anyone about what I write.  That’s a bit disconcerting.  If any of you have ever gone through a divorce while being a blogger, I’m curious to know your ‘take’ on what you did and didn’t include on your blog during the process.  Thankfully, my ex and I are being civil with each other and not trying to gain the upper hand in our unfortunate circumstance.  Obviously, I’m opening the proverbial can of worms even by creating THIS post, but this is me.  Take me or leave me.  🙂

Random Rambling

It seems I go vacillate through episodes of blogging, tweeting, facebooking, stumbling, chatting on instant message ‘programs,’ and even journaling on ‘regular’ paper.  There are so many words, thoughts, and stories to be told… and yet I don’t always take the time to express them in ANY form of medium.

I enjoy so many things from Veggie Tale videos with Mike Nawrocki’s quirky creation of Larry the Cucumber to Peter, Paul, and Mary’s “If I Had a Hammer” to Tim Hawkins’ “Do You Hear What I Hear” to Katy Perry’s “Firework” (which incidentally has a very imho1 controversial video) to Twila Paris and Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Faithful Friend.”  And yet, I also enjoy being silly with my children, sitting and being quiet (yes, I am quiet… at times :P), contemplating life, going for a swim at the Y, sipping hot tea, drinking ice cold Dublin Dr Pepper, traveling, …

So, what do I like the best?  Good question!  If you figure it out, please let me know.  🙂

1imho= in my humble opinion

Do I hear sleigh bells?!

Wow!  I did absolutely no posts in October!  What was I thinking?!  What was I doing?!  Good questions!  I’m glad you asked!  😉

Seriously, life has been traveling at the speed of light, or seemingly so.  I was hired on for a really good job near the end of September, but by the end of the fourth day I was fired.  Yes, apparently they forgot to issue duct tape to me before letting me loose to the dogs.  LOL!  Because of the way things get around the Internet, I will unfortunately be unable to share the details.  (Sorry!  I’m not as brave of a soul as my ‘sweet’ friend Tricia is.  Love ya, gal!  BTW, I picked a totally random post (to link back to) from my list of 3,000 something faves of yours.)  Needless to say (or perhaps is warrants mentioning), I’ve been kinda down and out about that.  I’m not too happy with the nationally known temp agency that rhymes with smelly, nor do I appreciate the amount of ‘power’ given to trainers at a major health insurance company that wants to cross their hearts and shield me from the blues.

To quote my favorite VeggieTales character Larry the Cucumber, enough of that!  (Actually, it was Larry Boy who coined the phrase in his Super Hero Slim Down video.)