My friend Vicky just shared her new blog with me, Mom of Merrill Manor. Her decision to write, the quality of her writing and the diversity of her subject matter inspired me to get my fingers back to the keyboard, writing something more than once a week and more than 420 characters long. (That's the space limit on Facebook statuses...you can find me here for those.)
For the past 2+ years, I have been writing a weekly blog for the Raleigh News & Observer's TriangleMom2Mom page. I love it and it does give me some structure having a weekly deadline instead of this blog's "whenever I feel like it" deadline. But, I am somewhat topically limited since I have to make my posts at least remotely related to motherhood. I'm proud of my work there, love my editor and love the other bloggers. We get lots of traffic, so I know I'm being read. Plus, we just started up a Book Club and we're fiddling with it to see how it goes, who is interested, what kinds of books we should choose, etc. This month, we are reading Celia Rivenbark's We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle. What is REALLY cool is that Celia Rivenbark is somewhat of a local here and has participated in the discussion, once referring to me as "the fabulous Di." I told my friends they could just call me TFD.
I'm hoping to use some self-imposed structure to get this old site back up and running and reconnect with some readers with whom I've lost touch. Here I can explore riveting subjects such as:
OMG...you are seriously going to be able to PAY SOMEONE your part of the lunch tab just by touching phones.
The pretend stock portfolio I am going to start with my pretend $10,000.
Why I'm going to watch Oprah today.
How Facebook may have sucked the life out of my writing.
So, tune in...and if you don't hear from me for a few days, get on me...don't let me get away with it! No excuses.