Dear Readers

June 21, 2013

Yeah, yeah you. I wanted to say thank you. I know a lot of bloggers have had their turn with the "what do I do with this hurtful anonymous comment?" Well, my turn is "what do I do with this hurtful not anonymous comment...from someone I see at every family function?" I'm also 90% confident this is why people don't share their blogs with their families.

Basically, there were two hurtful parts to the comment I received: 
1) I have a dishwasher to unload and laundry to do, I don't have time for your blog. 
Your readers obviously don't have to balance a job, bills, housework and two kids. 
2) If you share it with strangers, it must not be that important. 
So no, I don't feel guilty about not reading it. 

Alright. Here we go. 

I know life is busy, and stressful. That is why I can genuinely say, thank you for stopping by every damn day. There are 20,000 other things you could be doing with your time--I know that! That's why, out of all the things you could be doing, the fact that you take time to read my silliness every day HUMBLES me every damn day. You have all of the options, and you picked The Unreal Life. So THANK YOU. 

This blog is important to me and what I share is important to me. Right now, it seems there is a lot going around about how bloggers need to chill the eff out and put themselves back in perspective. I don't really feel 100% in agreeance with that. This blog is important to me, so I will continue to put my time into it. For myself, because I absolutely 100% love writing and have so much fun figuring out new and (hopefully) creative posts. And for you, because you do have 20,000 choices and you should be able to click with confidence knowing your minute, two minutes, three minutes isn't going to be wasted.

I love this place. This place has given me confidence in a way I didn't expect. I was bouncing up the stairs the other day and I was like "Why am I so happy?" Blogging. I'll say it. No shame. I love this zany world of writers and readers and GIF monsters. I am proud to be part of a group of women who have such a vast array of experiences and stories and talents and skills that they bring to my view every day. 

I've been writing for a long time. A long, long time. I have notebooks filled with pencil scratch stories since I was old enough for my parents to cram me into a car and drive Up North for two hours every weekend. But my stories are serious, unlike my life. When I tell stories in person, they're a lot like...well, like this blog. They're funny and zany and just about the everyday "wait...what?" moments. I knew people liked my short stories. But I didn't know if people would like my comedic stories. It's a hard jump. Literally, every time I hit publish and someone responds with "That's hilarious!" I fly out of my seat. I can't believe it. 

So. Thank you. For giving me a place to do what I love. To write. To share. To interact. And from my father, a big thank you because he was getting really creeped out by my dating disaster stories which, while funny, are also heart-attack inducing for a father. 

Honestly. You stop by every day. And I couldn't be more grateful. 

(Oh and THANK YOU to J Whitney Nic, our #bloggerproblemz link up giveaway winner. I had the absolute best time working with Blair's Head Band on that project, and loved seeing all your #bloggerproblemz comments!) 


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12 comments:

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    xxoo

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  2. I looove you! I need my daily dose of live dating and not dentist and hot dog stories, ok?!

    Aaaand screw you not anonymous family member, I take your comment personally. Because I have a way more than full time job that I'm grossly underpaid for because of the economy, psycho clients who expect me on call 24 hours a day and expect me to bail them out of jail at 3 am, housework and laundry and bills all my own because I live alone and don't have anyone to help me, including a very large pile of law school student loans, a very needy dog, friends, a boyfriend, a blog, parents who live 15 minutes away and need me all the time because i'm an only child. So bite me, you don't know my life.

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  3. Wonderful post and thanks for writing an awesome blog that makes me come back to read on the regular. PS. I work a full time job, commute an hour each way, have a home and yard that supplies me with a constant stream of chores, a husband, and a menagerie of creatures. So guess what, I take 30 minutes during lunch to read through all my favorite blogs on my phone because its important to me.

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  4. ok - so having just chatted the crap out of it last night on the twit about pretty little liars i feel compelled to give you some super good advice that i tend to give out to everyone. DICK PUNCH.

    but in all seriousness. people are can be terrible. even family members. maybe just smile and nod. and then DICK PUNCH.

    also - i'm aware that there may not be even a dick to punch but you get the idea.

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  5. I've only discovered your blog recently, but your stories are hilarious and I am so glad that you take your time to share them with us! So, thank YOU :)

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  6. Cheers to you lady! You are awesome and I look forward to reading what you have to say EVERY DAY. Ain't nobody got time for them haters.

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  7. YOU are awesome, lady. Anyone who thinks we don't all balance 0298340928 things all the time can go jump off a cliff. If you don't have any time for fun in your life, it's YOU who needs to adjust your priorities, not us.

    Blogging IS fun. If someone doesn't like it, or doesn't want to do it, that's fine. But there's no reason to be a douchewaffle about it. Geeze.

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  8. Why are people such ass holes!? I really don't get it. You are amazing and I will always read your blog, I don't care how busy i am!!

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  9. Just keep doing what you're doing!

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  10. Whoop whoop! Pumped I won :)

    Girl keep it up! You're blog is wonderful.

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