We met at NaBloNoMo (or something like that) and have been bloggy buddies ever since. She even let me guest post over at her site HERE.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to
**Your Blog(s): - Wow. I guess I'm pretty lame. I only have 1 blog (Momisodes.com). I am also a contributor for Momlogic.com in their local Boston group. Why do I all of a sudden feel like I'm standing up in front of everyone without pants on now?
**How long have you been blogging?: - I published my very first entry about two years ago. But don't read it. It's not good. Plus, I think I took a hack saw to most of my archives a few months ago.
**WHY do you blog?: - Writing has always been an outlet for me. Almost cathartic. So I created my blog as a personal space where I could document my life as a woman and mother, totally unscripted.
**What does your blog say about you?: - Hopefully that I'm not that boring, and that I am doing the best I can in life.
**What is your favorite part about blogging?: - To be honest. I often feel as if no one listens to me. It's been that way for most of my life. Me, just a meek Chinese girl with no real emotions, backbone, or opinion. So the best part about blogging is that it gives me a voice. A place where I can put it all in black and white, and make it as powerful or humorous as I want. Best of all, I'm finding that people out there do listen, and friendships and bonds can be made as a result.
**What DON'T you like about blogging?: - It can turn into a heavy addiction. Although it is an incredible release to write, read, and receive feedback, there are times when I feel as if I've become sucked into a black hole (don't ask me how many social networks I'm a member of) and it consumes my life.
**How often do you blog?: - For a year, I participated in Blog365 (a.k.a Blog360Suicide) and blogged daily. Now I try to post about 3-5 times a week.
**Do you comment?: - When I first discovered the blogosphere, I lurked. I visited blogs regularly, but never had the courage to write a comment. It was intimidating. Especially after reading some of the other clever, witty commentators. However, after I started my own blog, I remember how it felt to receive my first comment. The concrete evidence that someone else out there took the time to read my writing, and share their own experiences and thoughts. It was such a rush. Since then, I've instilled a rule that if I read a post, I must comment.
**Does your family know you blog?: - *sigh* If ONLY someone would have grabbed my face in their hands in the beginning and said, “Sandy, don't do it. Don't tell ANYONE about your blog. You'll regret it!” I would be in a better place. A place where I could blog freely about family members. Oh, the blog fodder would be endless. But then again, perhaps it is for the best. No one really wants to read endless strings of obscenities. It would be like watching Jerry Springer, in text.
**What's your favorite thing to do when you are NOT blogging?: - At this time, I am the main caretaker of my 3-year old daughter, so there is little room outside of blogging and folding laundry. But if I'm REAL lucky, I get to bask in the glory of a 5-minute shower or pee break...with the door closed...alone. Sans toddler. It's all about the simple things.
...And Grandy's favorite question to ask ALL stalkers...
**Tell us more about YOU:
In a nutshell, I’m a typical career mom turned work-at-home, turned stay-at-home. I worked for years as a traveling neonatal nurse- moving, saving babies, and holding my bladder for endless stretches of time. Now I’ve unpacked my bags in Boston, and occasionally use my stethoscope to plug my ears as a stay-at-home mom.
My husband (Dadisodes- aka video game creator/geek extraordinaire) and I have an amazing 3-year old girl (Babisodes) that looks nothing like me. Many claim that I was just an oven, but I assure you, she is mine and my DNA is there.
Please feel free to follow my episodic nonsense at Momisodes.com.
Thank you, Sandy, for being a faithful stalker of Functional Shmunctional. Thank you for your openness and honesty, both in your blog and here. I truly value what you share.
Congratulations on your upcoming feature for the Mommy Blogger Award!!
You rocked every vote!!!