Friday, August 9, 2013

Can you call it "being published" if it's on a blog?

On Monday of this week I found myself dragging my kids up the stairs to my one-bedroom apartment, sweating profusely, and wondering how I was going to survive life in a small town in middle America when something very exciting and unexpected happened to me. 

I say that it was unexpected, but the truth is that I knew about it, and I knew it was coming, and I had been excited about it for MONTHS, but in the craziness that is me trying to figureouthowthisallworks I had fogotten.

This is how it went...
I got home, fed the boys, threw them each onto a different mattress scattered throughout our flat, and then in a huff sat down to drink a cup of luke-warm tea and check my email. 

In my inbox was an email from Joanna Goddard, the author of the blog, A Cup of Jo.  It was such a nice email, telling me how much she loved featuring me today on her blog.

TODAY?!

I suddenly panicked, because I had all of these plans of how I was going to finally get around to blogging again right before it was publish.
Best laid plans.

You see friends, my heart took a little longer to heal than I realized it would.  It was a little harder for me to write than I thought it would be.  Life got a bit busier than I intended.

None of those things have changed, but the sudden traffic my teeny tiny corner of the internet did force me to kick my butt into gear a bit. 

I mean, you DON'T get to be featured on a super awesome blog by someone in New York and just stop writing because you're still a little sad.

So I hiked up my big=girl trousers and published the easiest thing I could think of - pictures.  Which led to other ideas.  Which led to more ideas.  Which eventually led to two posts in one day. (Wowza.)

So the basic idea is that I'm not not sad.  But I'm not not happy.  What I AM is ready to start writing again. 

(I know, you're all so excited - please, in the back row, stop hyperventilating.)

And now that I live in a one bedroom apartment I can look out of my window at certain angles and pretend like I'm in New York too. 

Okay, so it's a stretch. 

Whatevs.

If you are feeling even the slightest bit interested after what I can only imagine sounds like my self-important rambling, you can read the article HERE!

Good day.

6 comments:

Rachel Kathryn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's awesome, Tiff ... congratulations!!!

Fräulein Katie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So glad I found your blog (through Cup of Jo)! Looking forward to exploring the archives and new entries as you post them. :-)

Bisous,

K

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your blog. Discovered it through cup of jo. Feel for you in your time of transition, so hard to leave a place that you cherish, hang in there!

R&B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Found your blog through cup of jo too! I think your blog is beautifully written and inspirational! Keep at it!

purplehippo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your blog too. ( also found you through a cup of jo!)

Ella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there! I found you by way of A CUP OF JO and I just think your blog is so wonderful. You write beautifully!