Friday, 10 February 2012

I must write. I must write.

Is what I said to my husband in my best Shakespearean voice.  This was on the back of discovering that me and my little old blog had been crowned "blogger of the week" by BritMums.  And just to really blow my own trumpet here's the link http://www.britmumsblog.com/2012/02/britmums-blogger-of-the-week-the-1970s-diet/.

As soon as he entered the house I ran up to him like an excited school girl waving my hands above my head in a circular motion saying "guess who's blogger of the week then?" He read the review laughed and said well done.  "That's made my day that has" to which he replied "oh, so me making love to you last night hasn't but a review from an anonymous woman has - bloody charming!".  I skipped off to do the rest of the housework leaving the dejected hubster to mull over his love making techniques.

The review was written by one of  BritMums  team who has her own successful blog.   I mean I looked at her twitter account and she has approx 60,000 tweets 3,000 followers - this woman is hard core in the blogger community.  She's so hard core you can't even comment on her blog. The comment function has been switched off. How nonchalant is that!

I'm liking being described as "slightly cranky" not ranting or rage monster - slightly cranky. This sits nicely with me.  I can rant don't get me wrong and there are lots of ranty bloggers out there.  I think these days people are so bland that if you express any opinion with a bit of gusto then you get labelled a ranter.

I don't blog network that much. What I mean by that is the type of  'networking'  you have to do at work functions - suck up to people you don't know to get on. It is very similar in the blogging world. I've only been doing it for 4 months so I am, in real terms, a blogger virgin.  I belong to Mumsnet bloggers too - god knows how you get to be on their 'featured blogger' list.

In my finest Richard Gere voice (you know that classic scene in Pretty Woman) I would imagine there is "A lot of sucking up" like "major sucking up" going on. David Milliband is one of their featured bloggers for christ sake, professional writers and anyone that talks the right kind of talk.  Well that's sealed my fate as a featured blogger at any rate.

I do tweet my blog posts and tweet in the day. I subscribe to blogs and read them, follow back followers and comment on the comments.  I try and participate on the blogging sites for blogs and thoughts etc.  I have my own blogging protocol.  There is so much you can do to promote your blog it can make your head spin.  I could even have a 1970's facebook page but I haven't for obvious reasons - namely being lynched in the playground by a baying mob of late mums.

I have encouraged my friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer to start writing and I'm happy to say she will also be joining the blogging community soon.

My aim when starting this blog was to lose weight - to reach my goal weight.  I'm glad to say it still is but I have to say I am enjoying the whole blogging experience and, of course, did I mention.....being crowned BLOGGER OF THE WEEK!!!!!

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the crowning, it is where I came across your blog and I have to say your posts are a great read! I am still relatively new to blogging and finding balancing the networking vs my real life a challenge (I really need to get off twitter!) so it's nice to hear I'm not the only one, and you can be recognised for your work without sucking up!

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    1. Thank you Lisa - yep you don't want to spend every few mins checking stats etc. I do try and limit the amount of time I spend on the blog/twitter otherwise the kids early memories of their mother will be of her with her head down looking at her phone saying "in a minute"! Natashax

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  2. What a lovely post! Poor hubby! It's all downhill for him now that you're Blogger of the Week! He's going to have to come up w/ some stellar moves now. You're welcome by the way. ;)

    Karin

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    1. I have been instructed to make it clear the technique is perfectly adequate - which it is poor luv he does get a mention on here! Natashax

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  3. Big well done on being blogger of the week. That helped me find you here and that makes me smile.

    I was also born in '73 and am on a constant battle with the food. At the moment my aim is 3 meals a day and just fruit as snacks, so you are right, pretty similar to when I grew up - who knew!

    Mich x

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    1. Glad to hear I make people smile although may not as word may have reached the playground! But were you allowed crisps on a Tuesday and Thursday pray tell?! Natasha x

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  4. Hi I love your blog! Yeah interesting we really didn't hardly have snacks in the 70s only the occasional bag of monster munch. I have lost 15lb but it was through diet to go - you know one of those services that sends you calorie controlled meals. Glad you are focussed on weight loss! Good luck

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  5. Emma I'm full of love today! Thank you! Well done on the fab-u-lous 15lbs its all good. I can highly recommend tinned fruit and its a lot cheaper! Natasha x

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