Post Comment Love 23rd - 25th June

Welcome back to Post Comment Love, it's lovely to see you again! If it's your first time visiting - Welcome! Link up your best post of the week and Stephanie and I will read and share. 

I had my second LLETZ treatment this week so I'm in recovery again. I've got a few restrictions for the next six weeks but hopefully that will be the end of it all. Hopefully.

The Hubby and I had a great time in London last week celebrating our 10th anniversary. We did lots of walking and enjoyed the sunshine but it was so nice to get back home too. I learned a lot about myself over the weekend, lots of which I'll write about in a post soon.

The boys have inset days next week, again. LP will be off school on Monday and BP is off on Thursday and Friday. I anticipate not getting much work done next week! Summer is creeping up on us too, before long they'll have finished for the six weeks holidays and I'll have nothing planned. 

Hope you've had a great week, let me know what you've been up to in the comments.

Blogger Showcase Jessika from AnecNotes

Who are you? 

I'm an internationally traveling musician, a disturbed citizen of the US, and a young woman. I lead a life far from the beaten path which has confounded everyone I know and love, but has given me fresh insights on the state of our world...and a long list of crazy stories that not even fiction could write.

How did you discover blogs/blogging? 

Years ago a friend of mine opened a private blog to vent about her frustrating dating experiences. While she wrote under a pen name, I was impressed with her candor and willingness to not be embarrassed by what she'd experienced -- and saw how all of us, to varying degrees, have shared similar experiences. Her readers welcomed it with open arms, and were entertained in the process. That left a good first blog impression.

Why did you start blogging? 

I turned 30, and I knew I needed to rise to the occasion of being a bigger, smarter person; I could no longer be the naive, hopeful girl I was before, but I had to allow that girl some place to be. I needed her to be valued and remembered, but not be the one who was making decisions for my future. Simultaneously, the political climate shifted, and I was disturbed by how our leadership was validating and strengthening the harmful aspects of our culture. I wanted to use my own experiences to shed light and awareness on what it's like to be a woman, what it's like to be a working musician, and what it's like to be a woman in a male dominated field.. My stories are to challenge assumptions and beliefs, entertain, and provoke discussion on creating a better world, with more equal opportunities for all.

What do you find most challenging? 

Keeping track of my code names for everyone. All proper nouns referring to individuals and groups are changed to protect the innocent (unless I'm given permission to use someone's real name in a particular post). It's also hard to choose a code name for someone that still reflects the essence of who that person is, as effectively as their actual name does.

What is your favorite topic to write about? 

Probably any post that fits in my "One Liners" category. I already have the one-liner etched in my memory, that threw everyone into stitches, and then I have to build the story backwards from there: explaining the characters and the circumstances so that the reader has access to every nuance of the joke. Then I have to trim it down, to be short and sweet, to maximize comedic timing.

Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals? 

I want these stories documented, and I don't want them to keep evolving as my memory fades. My life has been so strange that I feel compelled to write a book, but I need to make sure each individual story holds water on its own, so here I'm telling them separately. Then maybe someday I'll have an editor string them all into one coherent work. Also, this is a healing process. I'm being honest about my shame in many entries, and in shedding it, I hope to attract more sophisticated and inspiring challenges in my life.

What is your favorite thing about blogging? 

No one else's perspective gets to taint the stories of my life. Now, I'm not saying that the perspectives of those who were witness to these stories aren't valid, but they don't explain my actions.

Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think? 

I have not, but I did recently sit through a blogging webinar by Jeff Goins -- it was very good. Basically, I have the proper infrastructure in place to succeed, I now need to build a following. Then I'll be ready to move forward with his other suggestions!

What are your three best posts? 

Describe yourself in three words! 

Look out, World.

Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person? 

I am a coffee and biscuits person -- I have a dairy allergy so I usually have bad luck with cake. Biscuits can sometimes be cow product free! (Currently I'm working on the blog entry that explains my dairy allergy, which I was not born with, oh no...stay tuned.)

What's your idea of a perfect night out? 

A traditional Argentine tango milonga.

Your perfect night in? 

Knitting in front of the TV, after having written charts or a blog entry all day.

What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality? 

My loyalty.

Here's link to my blog AnecNotes: Tales of My First 30 Years in the Music Industry. Let me know your thoughts!

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