I started blogging last November because my wife said I should share my BS with the world and because Facebook comments weren’t the best forum for my, uh, witty, uh, yeah, witty remarks. I was getting friend requests from strangers who said they enjoyed my nonsensical comments, so I figured I’d just go ahead and share my nonsensical comments with the entire internet.
I started out not knowing what I was doing at all. I was going at WordPress all alone. My first several posts never had a single “Like” or comment because I didn’t tag them. I didn’t know!
I eventually figured out tagging and started reading other blogs and began building some great relationships with other bloggers. I’ve enjoyed learning so much from my now 500 plus followers about being a Canadian Clown, eating disorders, surviving abuse, raising kids, poop, pets, travel, cooking and a whole slew of different things that y’all are really talented with. I even have a favorite Canadian and Mormon now!
I’ve written some pretty stupid ass posts during my brief blogging life, including the first one that was just a story about some idiot that was showing me some porn on his phone because he thought he new the woman in the video. I had just bought a new house and I was all trying to look past the tits at the wall in the background because it was a cool gray color that I thought the wife and I might agree on!
But at some point, the Connecticut school shooting happened and I was too sad to be funny, as most people were, but I wanted to write. I wrote a stupid poem and asked a dear friend of mine what she thought about it before posting it. I was embarrassed to post anything about something so important, but she said to pull the trigger so I did. The poem was terrible and it didn’t garner any attention, but it allowed me to become comfortable posting about things that weren’t funny or that pissed me off.
Part of what I love about my blog is that I never know what I’m going to write from post to post. I don’t post regularly and my blog isn’t pretty in that it’s just a utilitarian design with a bunch of words on a page. My wife and kids are beautiful, so that helps when I do use pictures, but the most popular picture I’ve used is of my fat ass on a kids bike. I look like a circus bear on a small unicycle or some such nonsense, according to one of my favorite daddy blogging pals.
Anyway, the point is that I got some traction and started to really enjoy this shit we call blogging. I don’t have a label for what this blog is, so if somebody asks, “do you have a parenting blog?” I guess I’d say sort of. I also sort of have a humor blog and a police related blog and an I’m going to bitch about whatever I want blog as well.
The past few months have been the most awesome. I’ve established myself as a successful blogger in my own mind by being invited to post on Black Box Warnings, which I implore all to read, by being Freshly Pressed, winning an argument (shut up, I won, Jules!) with a popular blogger and winning the vote of a 14 year old Jewish boy. I also won a book written by a Canadian lady about licking a minivan, and most importantly, I made a calendar! A calendar! How cool is that? It’s been a great ride.
Anyway, I thought the ride was over, but a blogger friend of mine, Arden (I know, right, but she’s sweet so leave her be) introduced me to this Blogger Idol contest. It’s like an American Idol setup, but for bloggers. It’s a great contest.
I’m not some famous mommy blogger or the Pioneer Woman or whatever, so I figured that I didn’t have a prayer of making it to the final 12, but I entered a post anyway. I caved and used my Freshly Pressed post because it was a good post, regardless of whether or not it was my usual content.
Anyway, the short of this post is that I was selected to be a final 13 contestant in the Blogger-Idol contest! There were like 219 entries, so it’s something that I’m proud of.
Apparently, I’ll have to beg you people to vote for me from week to week and post to post…PLEASE!? Fuck you, you better!
More to come! Lol! Love y’all!