Friday, April 11, 2014

My Blog Has Been Kidnapped!

      So……I decided to step WAY out of my comfort zone this week and do something I have never done before: attend a writer's convention! But not just any convention----this is the Erma Bombeck Writers convention! How cool is THAT? By the time you read this, I'll be laughing it up in Erma's college town of Dayton, Ohio, with a bunch of other funny writers. The only thing missing is one of my blogger besties. I wanted more than anything for her to be here with me, sharing a glass of vino and making each other laugh. But since she couldn't make it, today she is doing what every good bloggy buddy does--she is taking control of my blog. BWHAHAHA!!!! I love this blogger so much that I invited her back for a third time on my site! Please welcome my dear friend Sarah from The Sadder But Wiser Girl! When I met Sarah over a year ago, I knew immediately I had found a kindred spirit in the blogosphere and she has been one of my favorite bloggers since then. I always look forward to reading her new posts because she consistently makes me laugh. Sarah and I share a really weird sense of humor that often leaves others scratching their heads---but we totally understand each other and have spent many nights on the computer until the wee hours laughing over stupid stuff. Our conversations are hilarious and we do some of our best brain storming this way.
     Besides being a very talented writer, what I value most about Sarah is her friendship---she is so kind, sweet and loyal---I know I can depend on her in a pinch. She has always been incredibly supportive of Meno Mama and knows how to lift up my spirits when I'm having a craptastic day. Please welcome this talented, hilariously funny lady to my site with lots of comment love!

Support Your Local Blogger


While I spend my time these days doing more work at my “real” (paying) job and being a mom and wife (don’t look in my sink), I still try to stay active in the writing world where I crank out a post or two when I can. Some weeks I’m full of inspiration and other weeks the instructions to a box of Hamburger Helper are more interesting than my writing. I’m in a couple of different groups for bloggers that help me tremendously when I need some inspiration or some support. I just wish I could spend more time chatting with them and writing than I get to do most weeks.

It suddenly came to me one evening as I sat staring at Facebook with an empty head and even emptier stomach-what if there were actual support groups that bloggers could join if they needed help with certain things?  And it went downhill from there…

Having technical issues with your blog?  Don’t understand how it all works?
Never fear, you can join B.U.T.T.S-Bloggers Undergoing Tremendous Technical Stress

Or this one:  W.H.A.T.-Writers Helping Acute Technophobes

Tired of spam? Then this group is for you!
B.R.A.S.-Bloggers Rallying Against Spammers

Are you sick of reading blogs by people who slept through English class?
I could so join this one in a heartbeat:
C.A.G.S-Crimes Against Grammar and Spelling.

Are you one of those people and are admittedly in need of help?  How about joining R.A.W.M.E.A.T.-Read And Weep, My Editing is Always Dreadful

Spending too much time blogging?  Then you need a support group!
I.N.E.E.D.B.I.B.S-I Never Eat, Excrete, or Dream Because I’m Blogging Seriously

AND there are some that sadly just need to join this group.
B.O.O.B.S-Bloggers Obviously Only Being Stupid.

What support group do you think you need to join?  Don’t you think the world would be a better place if these actually existed? Wait… don’t answer that…





BIO:
Librarian and Mom by day, blogger very late at night, Sarah Almond The Sadder But Wiser Girl knows a thing or two about sleep deprivation, chocolate consumption, and cheap wine. Check out her random creative outbursts at her blog http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com. Bring caffeine.


35 comments:

  1. Hey you, you look like a great writer there. How would you like to work for The Sadder But Wiser Girl. The perks are great, the hours kind of suck, but there is wine and chocolate!

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  2. Haha! I didn't sleep through English but I can't say the same about statistics or accounting. And one teacher had the girl next to me whack me with her newspaper to wake me up. I could sleep non stop in those days, now I'm up at 2:30 reading my favorite blogs because I can't sleep!

    Marcia, hope you are having a great time!

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    1. There is a support group for everyone! I remember sleeping nonstop. Oh those were the days...

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  3. HAHAHAHAH! Oh BRILLIANT! I love these. I'd join CAGS and BOOBS forsure!

    I think I'd also need to join C.O.V.O.S.B.O.W.L. (Constantly On Verge Of Sleep Because Of Writing Late) and H.E.W.S.P. (Hopefully Eventually Writing Something Publishable)

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    1. Right? Love the ones you came up with too! I giggled my butt off when I wrote this-glad to see other people are enjoying it too!

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  4. There are times I could use a group... not sure which one I fit into...

    It's too bad you were not able to go to the writer's convention... maybe next year :)

    Have a great weekend :)

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  5. I would love to go to ANY convention right now, as long as it wasn't in Iowa! :-D

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  6. Haha I love the abbrv ... Think I should join one of the group :)

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  7. Hahaha I feel like I could be CEO of BOOBS! :)

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  8. Nice Post. this is Really Helpful Post for every Blogger. Thank you very much for Sharing with us.

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  9. B.O.O.B.S. is definitely the group for me. With tearful appreciation! :)

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    1. I laughed so hard when I wrote this, I shed a few tears as well! :-D

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  10. A fun post. You're very talented and I wish you the best. I hope you'll visit me sometime at Chubby Chatterbox.

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    1. Thanks! I'll do some visiting tonight when I'm not wrangling children! LOL!

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  11. Ha! I could definitely see these being useful! Funny post! :)

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    1. Oh yes very useful indeed! Thanks for commenting!

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  12. OMG so so funny! I love it. I know some people who need a few of these - seriously. Sometimes I wonder how people edit so poorly and yes! Slept through English class! I, not wanting to make a mistake, will actually find a different word to use if I'm unsure of the correct one to use (lying, laying). Ha! Hope you're having fun with Erma, Marcia and Sarah is an AWESOME person to have take over your blog.

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    1. We'll see if she still thinks so when she returns to the aftermath! :-D

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  13. I bet BRAS is a supportive group! (Sorry,couldn't resist). Fun post.

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    1. Why yes, I bet it is. You totally get me, Bryan! :-)

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  14. **Are you sick of reading blogs by people who slept through English class?**

    FUuuuuuuuuuuNNY!

    Um, I'd probably join "Blogger Support Group For Really Weird People."

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    1. We must connect then. Really weird person right here... I'll think of an acronym!

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  15. Great ideas . . . maybe I'll actually start one of these . . . LOL! Been missing Sadder But Wiser Girl lately. So glad to see you here with Mama.

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    1. Aw... thanks! It's nice to know people are missing me! :-D

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  16. Sarah was a great choice to take over your blog. She a funny cool nerdy chick! Problem is, she might not let you have it back!

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  17. Lol. I want to join BOOBS immediately. I need boobs, too, so that totally works.

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    1. BOOBS! BOOBS! Fun to say! Fun group to join! :-D

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  18. *grinning* Very clever and funny, Sarah! I could easily join some of these groups, but lately I think I'd be in BB-FN (behind blogs - finishing novel). haha. glad I could spend today catching up a bit. I needed the laughs!

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    1. I love that you're finishing a novel! Definitely more important than joining a support group! Thanks for coming over and choosing this as the place to catch up with, Beth! :-D

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  19. So funny! Glad I found your blog...I've been looking for others like me! Off to read some more.

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    1. We are rare gems, yes we are! Glad you enjoyed it! :-D

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  20. I am laughing and embarrassed at the same time...so wish those blogger help sites were real! Excited to find your blog and read your stories as I too have many awful hamburger helper, cry myself to sleep, I drank too much wine..what in the hell am I doing days. I am a stay at home mom who just started working for my MIL from home- it might go down hill from here. Ha ha Hope you will join me for a glass of wine...or two!

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