Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Blogging with substance

Clare at A Modern Military Mother has very kindly bestowed this lovely award on me.

In truth I would have thought this blog less deserving of such warmth and praise. Possibly a 'Blog with Sarcasm' would have been more appropriate?

Never mind - I am touched, honest I am. Explaining it to the kids was a tad less straightforward.

"What does substance mean though, Mummy?"
"Well, you know the stuff I put in your sandwiches for your packed lunch?"
"It's a bit like that. A filling."
"What, like ham and cheese?"
"Err, yes, sort of."
"So do you write about ham and cheese then Mummy?"
"Not quite."
"But you do write about sandwiches, don't you?"

(LCM thinks of another analogy akin to 'rubbish in, rubbish out')

"In a manner of speaking, yes. Just a bit more of a grown-up version."

Having dispensed with the explanations to minors, I am now duty-bound to follow the rules that go along with accepting this award.

And here they are:
  1. Thank the blogger who awarded it to you
  2. Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five words
  3. Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance
So firstly, THANK YOU CLARE! (I did post the cheque but you might find the envelope confiscated as it had a skull and crossbones across the seal. Sorry, only one I could find amongst the children's paraphernalia at the time. Bit of a rush as usual.)

Secondly, my blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience in five words or less:

'Occasionally engage brain before writing.'

Thirdly, ten other blogs that I believe have substance (*laughs hysterically then remembers aforementioned philosophy and pulls self together thinking "Act AGE, not SHOE SIZE...despite them being almost same thing... oooh brain overload..."*):

Pants with Names (formerly Brits in Bosnia) - one of the two bloggers who inspired me to start my own
Bloomin' Marvellous - the other one
Ladybird World Mother - love this woman
Mothership - tells it as it is, often tongue-well-in-cheek
Potty Mummy - who probably already has this award, but if not, she certainly deserves it
Troutie - rude, funny, never misses a beat (except when it comes to effective contraception)
Expat Mum - wry observations from the other side of the pond

Is that ten yet? No? Well, my report card did once say "makes occasional slips in maths".
Guess this is one of those times.

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