Writer’s Workshop: Blogging In My 20s

2.) 10 reasons you should be glad I didn’t blog in my 20’s. (Inspired by Wendi Aarons and friends)

When I saw that Wendi Aarons and company had begun a meme of posts titled “10 reasons you should be glad I didn’t blog in my 20’s” I just knew I HAD to invite myself to join the fun! One of my mantras to live by is “when not invited, invite self”…and that’s exactly what I’ve done here.

So what would my blog have been like in my 20’s? This was really fun to think about!

I would have shared videos that make me cringe to look back on.

I would have posted unflattering pictures of myself.

I would have blogged about hurt feelings I maybe got from other bloggers who called me “too big for my britches” in a blog post about me WHEN I THOUGHT THEY WERE MY FRIENDS.

I would have over shared about my birth control.

I would have posted embarrassing pictures of myself without asking.

I would have jeopardized my job by blogging about it in great detail.

I would have written about how I was thinking about giving “Twittering” I try.

I would have admitted to my deep desire to get in my daughter’s face and call all the kids ugly.

I would have daydreamed about divorce and talked about ignoring my own crying children.

I would have celebrated the big 3-0 on my blog and…wait. A. Second…I WAS blogging in my 20s wasn’t I!?!

Maybe that wasn’t such a great idea after all…

Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) When you were in high school what was your favorite song? What did it mean to you then and what does it mean to you now?
2.) 10 reasons you should be glad I didn’t blog in my 20’s. (Inspired by Wendy Aarons and friends)
3.) If you had to select a color to pick your personality what would it be? (inspired by Jamie Miles)
4.) Inspired by Pinterest.
5.) Share how you came up with your kids names!



Comments

  1. says

    Ha! Well, you were clearly more evolved and interesting during your twenties than I was. But then, I am MUCH older than you, so maybe I’m not remembering myself that clearly.

    • says

      I think the internet became a “thing” when I was a senior in high school. That’s when AOL started sending out 30 day trial CDs that you could pop into your computer and wait forever for dial up to connect you. :)

  2. says

    This is the prompt I chose…be happy there was no opportunity for me to blog back then – it would have gotten ugly.

    Really? You overshared about your birth control?

  3. says

    OMG – you are too freaking YOUNG. If I would have blogged in my 20’s it would have been about the cool new kids in movies, “The Brat Pack” and OMG have you heard about “grunge”??? And working in radio all the weirdos you meet. :(

    • says

      Oh how I did enjoy the grunge era…so proud Seattle could bring that to the forefront of American fashion. …i think.

  4. says

    Had I blogged in my 20’s, I think I would have bored people to death because my life just wasn’t that exciting, not ended up with my husband because I would have blogged about all the “dumbass” things he did (but then that would have made me a bigger dumbass for staying with him) or gotten fired because I would have blogged about my classroom (oh, the blog fodder that was!) and the craziness that students brought on. Side note: Hubby is a much better husband than he was a boyfriend…I got lucky.

  5. Jodi T. says

    Mama Kat, I’ve enjoyed all of your “20’s blogging”. You are so freaking hilarious (and relatable). Here’s to even better “30’s blogging” :)

    • says

      It’s amazing how totally silly some of those posts were…I mean I might have been in my (late) 20s, but I was still a full grown adult! I think back then you just didn’t really grasp what blogging truly was and what it was going to become. So I just shared EVERYTHING! lol

      • Jodi T. says

        No! It should be a rule that you have to be silly every once in awhile. With kids and everything else, we have to be able to laugh. Especially at ourselves.

  6. says

    Ha! I LOVE your mantra. Words to live by. I shared why I named my daughter Syndil- people always ask, but in the past 7 months, I just never wrote about it. Thanks for the kick in the pants!! But your blogging in your 20s post was so awesome, I think I’m going to do that one, too- and then schedule it for Friday. So, inspired again!! My readers are going to be like “3 posts in 1 week? Is the world ending??”

  7. marie says

    I just peed a little because I was laughing so hard reading your old posts. Love you, Mama Kat!

    • says

      Sadly I have even funnier ones that I was just too embarrassed to pull back up but not embarrassed enough to delete for some reason.

  8. says

    I was blogging in my 20s as well but on a couple different blogs. Ah how life was so different for me then! I need to go read some of these posts I missed :)

  9. says

    Ok, I gotta say this post was a brilliant idea to get more page views… click those links, baby.

    Also, we weren’t blogging in our early twenties so it all still counts.

  10. says

    Why wait for an invitation? Like you, I prefer to jump right in. I don’t know what my blog would have looked like in my 20’s so I skipped over that one. I was way tooooooo serious back then (and a new mom to boot). Life is so much more fun in my 40’s anyway. Why go back?

    • says

      100% agree with that one!! I think at 28/29 I was just more willing be as “edgy” as possible. But I read those posts now and I just think some of them come off as obnoxious.

  11. says

    I would have not kown the first thing about blogging in my twenties. I got my first computer when I was 24 and no way would I have been able to figure it all out. I needed years to get here lol

    Names…that is what I wrote about this time around….one is a certified true stripper name…yep going to hell for naming my kid after a stripper…perfect!

  12. says

    So, I should ASK for permission BEFORE I post embarrassing pictures on my blog? Hmmm…kinda takes all the fun out of it, don’t you think? I’m in my 40’s and just don’t really care anymore!

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