I’m still a newborn in the blogging world. I began The Little Mumma in 2009 but to say that my contribution to it was sporadic is to understate it dramatically. A toddler, a pregnancy and a deep laziness meant that I posted very irregularly. Finally, I got my act together in August 2010 and have been quite the dedicated little blogger ever since. There are still the pesky issues of MY KIDS and I'M LAZY but in general, The Little Mumma is a going concern.
So I’m still new and learning, learning, all the time. What has become apparent to me is that the blogging community is just that – a real community. If you reach out, if you participate, that community will rally to support you. It’s quite wonderful.
In particular, bloggers are great at giving shout-outs to other bloggers. And in December last year, I was absolutely stunned and thrilled to the core to discover that someone had made me a Featured Blogger of the week on her incredibly popular site. That was Kris at Pretty All True.
So I would like to pay it forward. I want to give back to the blogging community that I so enjoy being a part of. And even though it may come off as an exercise in mutual back scratching, I am making Kris at Pretty All True my first Heads Up! featured blogger.
Yes, I feel I owe her a tremendous debt. But I am realistic enough to know that the tiny trickle of traffic I might send her way will barely register on her already wildly popular site. The main reason I am featuring Pretty All True is because I get a kick out of reading Kris’s writing and I think you will, too.
So go check out Pretty All True. All of her posts are amazing so it doesn’t really matter where you start but you should definitely read one of my recent favourites, Realize The Idiot Is You. It made me laugh in a manner that was audible to others…
But don't always expect to laugh. This writing can bring you to your knees. That's what makes Kris so fucking incredible.