Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's True, I Signed Up for NaBloPoMo

And I mean I officially signed up.  Never been that committed before, but things are a-changing around here.
I've always got a ton of 'posts' that I'm writing in my head plus I have a lot of drafts going, so I know I've got the material--I just have to get it out there.

The other thing....and I've been thinking about this a that I'm thinking of taking this show out on a bigger road.  No, I'm not going to try my hand at stand up comedy.
But, I do need a job of sorts.  Anything that will pay me even a little bit of money would be nice.
And I like writing.  I have an established blog.  And for some reason, people stop by here every day.  Quite a few people.  
When I get an email from a total stranger saying "thank you for writing this"....well.  WOW.  Thank YOU for reading.

I didn't start this blog to make money.  I had no idea what I was doing when I started.  All I knew was that I'd been lurking around reading everyone else's blog for over a year and there were things I needed to say!  I still don't know what I'm doing (hello, have you seen my generic template?!) but I finally have a bit of 'free' time to work, learn and put forth more effort into my little blog.

Blogging has been an amazing form of therapy for me.  I have formed so many relationships, made friends and been able to be a part of a community that never would have existed in my 'real life'.
That community started out as lesbians TTC, then my circle grew to include infertility, then women trying to conceive through egg donation, then to pregnant with twins and raising twins and lesbian families and gay dads and now....I'm branching out to the travel families.
So many of us ended up here because of the TTC process.  Many of us left after 'goal achieved'.  Some of us kept blogging...sporadically....because life with a newborn sure does take away your blogging time.  Others decided they were too private to be a mommy blogger and put there family 'out' there.
I've had my own experience with a crazy lady or two that made me think twice about whether to go private or even shut down the blog altogether.

In the end, I decided to keep writing.  Put it all out there--I am who I am.  If I'm able to find a way to make some money off my blog while still staying true to the Pufferfish, I hope you will support me and keep reading.

Or maybe you'll at least stick around for the cute photos.

Who needs a step stool when you can wash your hands and brush your teeth while standing on top of the kitty litter box? (more space savings tips from "How to Live in a One Bedroom Apartment with Twins" coming up!)

I believe Grunter tried to push W2 off right after I took this photo.  
But, oh the love.  If only for a moment!  
Yes, we have a map of the world as our shower curtain.  
I like to learn geography on the toilet.


e said...

We have the same shower curtain and for what its worth, I totally TOTALLY support your blog expansion plans!

z. said...

Now if only our cat was still alive! :) We got two stools for the bathroom because the girls were pushing each other off every single time. Two stools+tiny bathroom=annoying. Good luck with the blog ramp-up!

eeny meany said...

We have the same shower curtain, too!

Strawberry said...

As usual, I look forward to reading whatever you decide to write. I find I really need an outlet like this as well. I have a personal blog and our mom blog so things feel pretty well-rounded, although I get new blog ideas all the time (just usually don't follow through). Cute picture!

Anonymous said...

looking forward to reading along this month!