This is the post where I reach out across cyberspace and invite YOU to tell me all about yourself. I’d love to know about your life and the issues that concern you. More specifically I want to hear about the types of blogs you enjoy and what in your opinion makes an engaging blog. Please feel free to shamelessly hustle your own blog and Facebook page here. I’m hungry for all that tasty, tasty spam.
Mumabulous has been going for a little over three months now and has just pipped the 10,000 page view milestone.( I realize that Mr Woog gets more hits than that during her morning coffee run but for a newbie it ain’t too shabby.) She quickly became a very different beast from what I’d originally intended. I’d wanted to create a sensible and informative resource for parents. (I know, I know I’m stifling a giggle as I type). However my fingers hit the keyboard and something entirely different happened. Who knew there was so much mindless fluff and frivolity inside me wanting to get out.
Over recent weeks I’ve been flaunting my wares all around town like a ghetto pimp in the hope of taking Mumabulous to the next level. The good people at Aussie Mum Network (http://www.aussiemumnetwork.com/) have invited me to become a regular contributor and there’s some chance that I will be splashing my stuff on another start up website. I’m doing this purely for the glory and accolades this will undoubtedly bring. Luckily its not for the payola as there is none. Nevertheless if I’m going to take this step, I want to do it right. I hope to come up with content that people will actually want to read.
I’ve trawled through dozens of Mummy blogs since Mumabulous’ awkward inception – big and small alike. I’ve found an amazing breadth of talent out there. Many of the blogs are giving a voice to some very serious matters like mental health, PND, single parenthood, struggles with weight loss, grief and bereavement etc. This is absolutely as it should be. These issues should be dragged out from under the rug, aired and discussed. Nevertheless I find myself drawn to the light side. I’m attracted by wit and levity in a blog. Humor aside, I admire writers who offer something a little more than just your standard “mummy” fare. Those who are not afraid to offer an opinion and stand by it also have my respect even if I disagree.
Here are some blogs that have kept me engaged and entertained.
This Charming Mum
Musing and Mayhem
A Cup of Tea and A Blog
Handmade Tears and Triumphs
Here’s a bunch that must be wearing pullovers as I get see their buttons.
Enid Bite ‘Em
House Goes Home
Life With Square Pegs
This is really just the tip of the proverbial ice berg. I hope you’ll introduce me to a few of your favorites. Even more importantly for me at this stage, I hope you’ll help me become a better blogger by giving me an insight into what you’d like to read. In the immortal words of the Spice Girls ” Yo tell me what you want. What you really, really want”.