Today’s discussion during Armchair BEA this week is “Beyond Your Blog”. In other words, has your writing on your blog opened up opportunities to write outside your blog? Is your inner voice being heard elsewhere in the world and how did you get it out there?
I have a voice on my blog that I’m very proud of. I think my sense of humor comes out better in my writing than in person (look up the definition of “foot in mouth” syndrome and my picture will be nearby). I truly hope that quirky sense of humor I think I have comes out in my writing.
I also try and write in a style that is conversational while trying to stick to English rules 101. You remember these from high school and college: introduce the topic at the beginning, one paragraph flows into the next, close at the end, TA-DA you have an “A” paper!
Well, life has gotten a bit crazy here in my household as of late. Anyone with a special needs child will understand the drama around a school principal being moved to another school while you have major issues (like the assignment of a para-professional for your son) on the burner with that principal. I’ve actually had to sit down and write a ton of “professional” sounding emails out to officials at the school board.
But now that the drama around our principal is public and I sort of, kind of, got into it with another parent at the PTA meeting last Tuesday (I had no clue I offended her, I had to be told afterward – I’m that clueless), emotions are high. I’ve taken my rant to Facebook (um, yeah, I know, I know….). But now I have neighbors asking me to write letters to the newspaper. ON TOP OF THAT… I sort of put my name on the ballot this fall for a position in our township. So I’m officially running for an election. Oops, kind of forgot about that whole reputation thingy…
SOOOOO, to close this post, wrap it up, get my passing “C” grade, I won’t really be posting anything today about getting out and writing anything outside the blog because I’m going to be writing a letter to our local newspaper about what a crappy job our school district’s superintendent is doing.