Funny. With a blog titled all.things.fadra, you would think it would be easy for me to talk about myself. The truth is I started my blog as a place where I could voice my opinions without judgment (because nobody judges in the blogging world). I didn’t start it as a place to promote me.
As it turns out, to develop a following in the blogging world, you HAVE to be a bit of a self-promoter. I just think it should be done with a bit of humility. So here is my humble self-promoting blog story.
I started out as a working woman (after childhood and stuff, of course). I met the love of my life and became a working wife. And then with my typical devil-may-care attitude, we had our very own superhuman offspring, my son Evan.
I continued on as a working mom, sometimes part-time and sometimes full-time. Then last summer, things changed.
I had a boss. He made a lot of money during the dot com boom. I got a little piece of the pie but thought this guy had the Midas touch. So I worked with him on and off as his right-hand man for the 10 years. When he laid me off the first time, I took it in stride. When he laid me off the second time, I realized it was personal.
So I took the knife out of my back and tried to figure out my next move. First the first time in my life, I realized that my potential could be used for good and not just evil. I could work for myself. I dabbled in this and dabbled in that and ended up as a part of the blogging world. And that allows me to be a hybrid part-time-stay-at-home-work-for-myself mom.
I started my personal blog, all.things.fadra, in September 2009 for fun. As a creative outlet. I was a random writer. I didn’t really “get” blogging. Then one of my best mommy friends, Sue, told me to go to a one day blogging conference in Baltimore. My sister lived there. Free place to stay. So off we went.
One day in February 2010 was all it took. I realized that there isn’t just a bunch of bloggers out there. It’s a blogging community. It’s competitive and supportive all at the same time. It’s working women. It’s stay-at-home moms. And so Sue and I spent our journey home planning our next moves. I dove into blogging more or less full-time and started a second blog because I love it so much.
So what would reality TV do to change all this? Besides vindication against that awful boss, it would give me a platform to show the world that blogging is a way of life. And much cheaper than therapy.