My Blogger CV
It seems so long ago that I attended the Cybermummy conference but one of my abiding memories (apart from the singing dwarf) is how cool everyone was. I didn’t meet one person that wasn’t friendly, open to talking to a billy-no-mates like me or who didn’t make me feel welcome.
It was my first big blogger meeting and I thought what better way to break the ice but to volunteer to take part in the creation of a Blogging Calendar that Jay from Mocha Beanie Mummy and Tara from Sticky Fingers were organising. I’ve now had six months to worry about whether I’d sucked my gut in enough because the calendar is now finally ready! Of course, bribing Jay with bacon wasn’t enough and I have to work for my calendar so here are a few things about me, my blog and why the hell I do it all!
Why/When Did I Start WitWitWoo?
I started in July 2010. I’d just graduated from Uni (English/American Literature with Creative Writing) and wanted a forum to ensure I kept on writing. Had no idea about blogging. Didn’t realise there was such a thing as a blogging community so I just wrote. I wrote whatever came into my head and have pretty much stuck to that ethos ever since.
My First Post
It’s always cringey looking back at your old writing but I never professed to be the next Jane Austen! My first post was called ‘Time to be honest …?‘ and was about weight loss. Was still too embarrassed to divulge my real weight!
I like to think I’ve made lots of friends via WitWitWoo – Twitter’s been great for that. It’s enabled me to network, find new blogs, great writers and meet wonderful people online and in real life. These days, after seeing lots of bloggers who have stopped writing their blogs, I think it’s an achievement itself to still be blogging after 18 months. I’ve also been asked to be a speaker at next years Brit Mums Live conference – and that is all kinds of awesome.
After a recent enforced Mac related Blog/Twitter break, I feel refreshed and ready for whatever 2012 wants to throw at me. One thing is clear, things are never straightforward but I’m always up for a challenge. Next year I want to vlog more, look out for more speaking opportunities, continue to forge relationships with other bloggers and PRs, hone my writing, write ebooks and do my best to enjoy everything!
My Favourite Post
This is also my most embarrassing but, in for a penny … here’s the story about some outdoor shenanigans – ‘Dirty Dancing.’
Some of my favourite photos that have inspired me to write …
And in a nutshell, that’s it. Well, I’m sure there’s lots more to it but Australia’s Next Top Model is on and, y’know, I got Quality Street to eat.
WitWitWoo … over and out.