Last week, I was nominated by the lovely blogging sisters at Fairytales and Fitness to join in a blogging “tour”! It’s kind of peek into what’s going on behind the scenes with some of our blogs. I was very pleased to be nominated and glad to play along!
1) What am I working on?
Boy, howdy, what do I feel like I am NOT working on? With three kids going back to school, it’s a crazy time of year. I’m working on getting them ready. I’m working on milking as much as I can of what’s left of “summer”. I’m looking forward to getting the house back under control – I totally let the wheels fall off once the kids got out of school. I don’t feel bad about that, especially, but I do look forward to routine coming back. I’m working on picking up my preschool teacher hat again this fall with my 2 year old friends after a two year break.
Blog wise, I’m working on helping this space grow up a little. You might see some changes in the way the blog appears as I’m playing around to see what I think fits. Stick with me!
2) How does my work differ from others of its type / genre?
I don’t know that I really have a firm “type”. I’m not strictly a running blogger and I’m not strictly a mommy blogger. I don’t like to put myself too deeply into one niche or another. I feel like my blog has a focus without having too many limitations.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I like to tell stories. I like to share stuff with people like me and get reactions. I know there are a lot of other people in my boat – mother runners who are trying to juggle motherhood with maintaining their self-hood.
I know what running has done for me and the amazing people it has brought into my life, so I want to encourage others to take it up, keep at it and keep going!
Finally, I love to take my boys to fun places and expose them to as many cool things as possible. When I find somewhere great, I really like to share it with others so that they can make fun memories with their own families!
4) How does your writing process work?
I wish I had a straight answer for this one. I usually start with pictures. I’m a visual person, and getting my pictures in order helps me remember and flesh out what I want to say. After I get all the pics tweaked, I kind of unleash the stream-of-consciousness writing on the computer. After I throw it all out, I read and make adjustments. Then I re-read. Then I let it sit for a while, go do something else, and read it again later just to make sure.
Sometimes, when I am just too distracted by the temptation of Facebook, Twitter, email and everything else on my computer, I go old school. I hit the kitchen table with notebook paper and a pen and write my hand off. I get more posts written when I work the welcome desk at my kids’ school in the afternoon than I ever do at home. Two hours stuck at a desk with no wi-fi – the perfect opportunity to get back to basics!
Now that I’ve revealed a little bit about me and my blog process, I want to share three great bloggers with you!
If you’ve read any of my runDisney recaps, you will know one of my BRF’s, Julie at Run Walk Fastpass Repeat! We earned our tiaras together at my first half marathon.
My partner in crime during the infamous Peachtree Road Race 2014 was Smitha, of The Faux Runner. Let me tell you, there is nothing fake about this girl’s commitment to fitness!
Finally, a new acquaintance but I’ll bet you are familiar with her blog. Or her face. Lindsey has been on local Atlanta morning shows in addition to working on her fabulous blog Red Head Baby Mama!
Check out my three nominees and spread the love!