29 January 2009

The Freedom To Write

I have a regular post on BabyCenter.com called Mommy Wore Combat Boots. I get to chronicle my change from active-duty military to full-time mom. And it's fun, it really is. I re-discovered my love of writing. I discovered that I'm pretty good at BS. And I also discovered that as wonderful as BabyCenter is, it's not enough for me.

BabyCenter reaches a wide audience of moms and women. The regular commenters are nice enough, they never flame me for my lapses in parental judgment. But there are those that vehemently flog me with their verbal whip, and that's pretty demoralizing. I mean, I'm putting it all out there for the public, in order to help other moms feel like they're not alone, and I get slammed for it!

So I started this blog, to help myself improve my writing; to give myself another outlet, where I can play around a little more. A place where I don't have to watch what I say quite as closely. And where I can be a little more personal, a little more me. Hopefully I'll have interesting things to write, and learn things along the way!

3 comments:

Kim Moldofsky said...

Ha! You're a true addict now. Welcome to the club and thanks for the linky love! I'm updated my blogroll now, so I'll be sure to add you.

Mrs. Jacqueline said...

Very funny :) I'm not sure if I could reign in the (ahem!) personality enough to write professionally, LOL! So yay for personal blogs!

Amanda said...

Sweet! I look forward to reading more. I need to write something in my blog...it's only been about 6 months I think. lol