The Irony of Being a Mom Blogger

The one thing that makes you great happens to be the one thing that stands in your way of greatness. Make sense? Absofreakinlutely!

I’ve always been enamored with writing ever since I can remember. When I was little, I wrote stories about my Barbies and movie scripts for my Barbies. Yep, I’ve always enjoyed it. Writing was never a bad thing to me. In high school, my friends would moan & groan about writing papers and I loved writing papers. I’m an English major – sue me.

Throughout the years my biggest issue has been what do I write about. I’ve been minimally interested in so many different hobbies that none stood out. Then I became a mom about five years ago and everything changed. Blogging was the wave of the social media moment and motherhood was ruling my life. Writing and motherhood. Writing and motherhood. Computer keys and baby bottles. Sleepless nights and too many ideas. Of course! I will be a mom blogger. In 2008, MommyQ was born and it has been a blast!

And what stands in the way of blogging daily and turning a simple WordPress site into a magical fantasy world of revenue and recognition? Your children! I have lots of ideas for blog posts that never get written. Why? Being a mom takes priority. I, like most mom bloggers, have discovered irony is a funny little beast. So you see, my first comment is totally accurate. What makes you great can easily stand in the way of your greatness. I gotta run now…my baby is climbing the bookcase…again…

MommyQ Googles and Finds Others…Shocking, I Know

May I have your attention please. Will the real MommyQ please stand up? I repeat, will the real MommyQ please stand up? Yeah, not translating as well as I had hoped without a visual.

It’s a small world. We know that. And my blog name isn’t the most original in this big, complicated, goofy, odd and ultimately humid place. I was looking for some info and happened to Google myself and found there are more of me that aren’t actually me. Confusing, I know. Here are some helpful tips to consider to make sure you’re navigating the wild world of motherhood with the right gal.

– When I post to MommyQ, I post as admin. Not sure why, but that’s how this MommyQ rolls.

– MommyQ has a big animal print “Q” on my blog. If you don’t see it, you ain’t here.

– I don’t tend to abbreviate things. I have no idea what “LMAO” stands for and it doesn’t matter.

– I have nothing to do with a blogspot anything. The real MommyQ is a WordPress snob.

– I don’t get involved in political discussions, so any comments from a MommyQ in that context would not be this MommyQ. This one sitting here typing this word and this word and this one.

– This MommyQ is or has been on BlogHer, Shine, Twitter and Facebook. I do not do coupons – ever. I am not on Friendster. No clue what it is, but it sounds awful. Nothing with a “ster” ending can be good.

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