I am always surfing wordpress for new sites to follow. A couple of months ago I came across http://didthatjusthappenblog.wordpress.com/
The post was from a fan gloating about a Cowboys victory over the Eagles. I had to reply to this annoying Cowboys fan. Well, this led to an exchange of comments with the blogger. I found that this Cowboy fan had a sense of humor and was almost conciliatory.
Since then, Kate and I began following each other’s blogs. Her posts focus on her life as a single mom who is always there for her family and friends. Despite that she swears she is not a future winner of the mother of the year award. However, she has sure enjoyed the journey.
Thanks to Kate for your contribution. I hope you all enjoy her writing as much as I do.
Read below and see how she deals with pressure.
There is this great song by Queen called “Under Pressure”. I’m sure you know it, and you know that the most excellent David Bowie is featured. It came in at #31 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 80’s, just in case you wanted some trivia with your blog today.
I was recently asked to be a guest blogger. I was shocked. I was surprised. I was beyond honored. I was all of the sudden (wait for it…) Under Pressure!
I mean this is a big deal. Memyselfandkids.com was the first blog that I followed that wasn’t a friend of mine. I’ve enjoyed his writings and they’ve inspired me. And he wants me to appear as a guest blogger? What would I write about? How could I compare to his musing? Would I completely alienate his audience? Oh man, please don’t un-follow his blog if you really hate my guest post!!!
I thought about it all afternoon. I wondered what would be a good topic to write about. I figured that it needed to be somewhat generic, since you probably don’t follow my blog, writing about my usual cast of characters would leave you cold and in the dark. And, I should keep it light and fluffy; bring a smile to your day. Most importantly, I should stay on track! My blog is didthatjusthappenblog.wordpress.com/ Named so because I can’t tell you how many times a week that I have to stop and ask myself that question! Truth is stranger than fiction really applies in my life! And a lot of it is really random stuff – so how do I pick something to share with you about me, how far do I go and seriously – what do I write about??
So, I called my girlfriend, E, like I do every day. Okay, that’s a lie, I seldom call her. She calls me. I’m a great friend, but I’m horrible about calling the people in my life. If I don’t talk to my dad for a couple of weeks, he’ll call just to make sure I’m alive. I have a good dad! Back to the point. I told E as soon as I could about being invited to guest blog. We gushed over it as only girls can do. Then we moved on to other things. About 30 minutes later, out of nowhere, I blurted out, “What am I going to write about? I am drawing a complete blank! It has been stewing in the back of my mind for the last 30 minutes. I’m completely obsessed about what I will write about.” Seriously, it was close to panic time. There was no way I could live up to the expectation. What would I write about?
Then E and I realized how funny it was that I spent all day worried about the guest post. Was I really drawing a blank about what I would write about? CDO totally kicking in (it’s like OCD, but the letters are in order like they should be!) and lurking in the back of my mind all day long. I was cracking up at myself and then we realized – what a wonderful post it would make! I’m sitting here obsessing about what to write about – yes, that really did just happen!