Thursday, October 16, 2014

So I'm Doing The Blog Tour

 I have been a little MIA lately and when Nancy from Sincerely and Sarcastically emailed me to see if I would want to participate in this Blog Tour, I decided that it would probably be a good idea to get back out there. Out there in blogland that is. So here I am... answering questions and linking up with some other bloggers. 
What are you currently working on?
 I am currently working on a whole lot of nothing. Well, I have one blog post sitting in my drafts that I have been meaning to finish but haven't found a moment to myself. I'm doing the whole after work, online schooling right now and it's eating up any free time that I have.  
How does my work differ from others of its type/genre?
 I'm supposed to write something really creative, something that will lure readers to my blog, but to be honest... well that's just it; I'm honest. I don't take selfies of myself when I'm looking my best.(Or ever..) IF I'm snapping a selfie of myself, it's first thing in the morning for my workout posts.  Believe me, there's nothing pretty about it! So when I write, it's all real and I don't filter too much. An example? Sure... I wrote about Alina's poop faces last week and I'm pretty sure one day she'll be so horrified over it. You're welcome teenager Alina...

THE selfie that just made me a total liar liar pants on fire..
Why do I write what I do?
  I literally write what I want. I write about my husband Rob and all of the craaazy ass shit he does. I can't help but write about my daughter who is now 19 months old. I don't want to be pegged as a mommy blogger because I don't feel like one. I'm a mom and I think I'm okay at it. But I'm definitely not mastering DIY crafts and pinning a redecorated house on Pinterest. 

It is completely normal and somewhat encouraged to wear a basket on your head in our house...
 How does my writing process work?
There really is not much to my writing process.  I think of an idea, I write it in my notes on my Iphone and then when I find the time, I pick from my list and that's pretty much how it is done. Exciting, I know. 
Now now.. get your own damn material bloggers...
 I read  used to read a lot of blogs. There are the bloggers that write almost everyday and I will read their posts if the title catches my attention and it interests me. There are some bloggers that I like more than their blogs. I read their posts because I like who they are and I want to support them. Then there are the bloggers that write when they can. The bloggers that aren't always on my bloglovin feed but when they are, I'm already clicking on their post. 
 Sarah from The Baloney Bin is one of those bloggers for me. She's married to Brent, a man with claws... and a serious obsession with the fact that he was once crowned Prom King. ;) She's surrounded by her three puppies and full of hilarious material for her blog. No joke, Sara has me laughing out loud every time I read her posts. Little tip though; if you don't know who Laura Ingalls Wilder is, than Sarah doesn't want to know you. No, scratch that. She might want to know you, but you might not get her Little House On The Prairie t.v. show reviews. I do, and I love every single one of them.

 Amanda from Rhyme and Ribbons is one of my all time favourite bloggers too. She is an actress making her way, in the UK. She has been living there for years with her english boyfriend, Sam. The two of them live in London and are seriously doing it right. They are always learning about the history of where they live and Amanda is always blogging about her experiences. She also bakes and cooks the hell out of food! I have recipes linked on my home screen of my Iphone. THAT is how often I cook her recipes. I don't know how many times I've made her seriously delicious mongolian beef.  

  If you can, visit both of these bloggers because I don't think you'll be disappointed. 

Who are your favourite bloggers?


Amanda said...

Thanks for the lovely shout-out! And that's what my note section on my phone looks like as well! I wasn't cool in middle school though..... Glasses and braces put the kibosh on that. xx

Megan Campbell said...

Love this and love that photo of you! Gorg!

I love the kind of blogger that you are. You write about anything you want to write about it and are completely honest no matter what. I mean a post about Alina's poop...that is as real as it gets but we all loved it!

Keep being you! xoxo

Jade Wright said...

I adore your blog Haleypants. You're definitely not a mommy-blogger - you're a lifestyle blogger with so many cool twists. You're blogs always been one of my favs.

Hahaha my heart melted at Alina and Robs photo with the baskets on their heads :)
Tooooo cute!

Have a stunning weekend xxx

Gabrielle said...

This was so interesting to read through! If that selfie is you 'at your worst', your selfie game is strong my friend!! Your writing is a lot of fun to read, the touch of humour brought a smile to my face many times! I'll be sure to check out your blog recommendations sometime soon! Have a lovely weekend! :)