This year I decided I would take a path not traveled by this blog in general and invite some of my favorite bloggers to guest post. I am so excited about the line up, I can't even tell you - trust that you will be glad to welcome these fine people into your own bloggy world if they aren't already! I will be featuring at least one blogger a month and to make things easier on some of them, I asked some questions that might give you a little clue as to why they are here being featured. Little bits of wisdom go a long way and you can learn something from each of them so listen up good!
You all know my first Featured Guest from our follies on Fridays here on Coffee Chronicles - together, we make the Java Joe Mamas. It was coffee that brought us together and it's her persistence that tells us to #ThankCoffeeitsFriday and keeps it all rolling through her own robot family follies with doctors, toddlers and the occasional let's talk about poop while my husband is drilling the doorknob because we got locked out of the bathroom incident.
She has also been known to look like Sarah Jessica Parker - she of course doesn't see it. The problem is she was using a fairly current blonde Carrie Bradshaw version to compare. I on the other hand, saw it but more like earlier in her career, before Footloose, and even before Girls Just Want to Have Fun and all her glory on Dance TV (totally one of my favorite movies having grown up in a uniform) back when she was about fourteen on Square Pegs...
|You can see it NOW, right???|
Yes, even though we are barely a month apart in age, she still looks fourteen..also I have her to thank for breathing some much needed life back into my blog. If there's ever a flash mob with robot dancing, she is your go to gal! You know her, you love her, it's The Robot Mommy!!
1. How long have you been blogging?
My current blogs, the robot mommy and nuts and bolts in the kitchen, have been going on since March 2011. I started them when I realized how much I miss being around my kids while at work. T.r.m. was based on my son and his creative imagination but it's evolved to be a little bit of everything; him, my daughter, me and my hubby. It always comes back around to my son and his amazing personality. He is my muse.
Nuts and bolts was created to highlight recipes I love and for others to share their favorite foods. I'm not nurturing it as much as I would like. I hope to change that this year.
2. What piece of advice can you give to unseasoned bloggers?
Write what's in your heart not what you think the readers want to read. People will come when they learn of your uniqueness. Try to stay consistent, a true struggle I have and know others do too. Make a point to write everyday even if it to just start a post. Just write. Simple as that.
3. When is your favorite time of the day and why?
Early morning is still my all time favorite. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE TO SLEEP! There's something about the calm of early morning. It's when I get my best ideas to write too.
4. Where were you last Tuesday?
Home, as usual. My days consist of home, home, errands with my hubs and home. I don't drive in my current medical condition.
5. Who or what brings you the most inspiration?
My son, as I mentioned, is my biggest inspiration but truly, I get inspired by my fellow blogger peers. Talking on Twitter, posting on Facebook, Stumbling; it all brings a spark to write. All things combined give me a push when I need it.
6. What is your favorite movie?
High Fidelity. Love me some John Cusack. And one of my friends calls me Barry after Jack Black's character. Many crazy reasons why.
7. Why should people read your blog?
Because I think I write in a real voice. I like to add humor to most everything I write but I can be solemn or sad but always true to who I am. I'm relatable.
8. What blog post of yours is your favorite?
Oh god, really?!? My favorites would be: When Life Gets Me Down I Tell Life to Stop it and Get Awesome
Sorry I couldn't just pick one :)
(you didn't fool us, silly!)
She gives some really great Life Lessons over there too you guys..
9. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Spain. Summer before my junior year in high school and again for the 92 Olympics. Beautiful, haunting, historic, memorable... The first time I had nutella was there. Changed my life forever!
10. This or that:
Gloves or Mittens?
Air Guitar or Lip Sync?
I look like an idiot trying to play air guitar so singing over the music :)
Cape or Mask?
A mask. And nothing else. Er...um..sorry. Moving on...
Heads or Tails?
Dude, always Heads.
Pie in the Face or Slip on a Banana peel?
Both? Love me some slapstick!!
You can also find The Robot Mommy blogging at Mom365 - go pay her a visit there too and try not to choke on your coffee!!
Join me next month when the party gets bigger - my 2nd Blogoversary Month which will have some more awesome Featured Guests and other fun surprises!