This is our ONE THOUSAND AND ONETH post. Yes, that is 1001, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing some thoughts from the BLUNTmoms authors?
Each one of us have had our word babies published on BLUNTmoms for the first time at some point. Then there was also that glorious moment when we were invited to the inner circle as a cadre writer. We each had to deal with being the new chick joining the cool kids. These women are the equivalent of the bad girls who skip class, hang outside the back portables cat-calling boys, and drinking tequila from flasks. They are smart, funny and fiercely loyal to each other. Also they will cut a bitch who disrespects their fellow BLUNTmoms.
This is no small thing we have going on. As our readership grows, and we celebrate clicking over 1000 posts, we asked the writers to tell our readers how it felt to be a newbie. Here are their always original words:
Anne Radcliffe When I first joined the BLUNTMoms group, I thought the other writers were going to bite me. Magnolia was going to set my writing on fire and hand it back to me. Fortunately everything went much better than I expected.
Carrie Groves I felt like a hayseed fresh off the turnip truck. I was sure that at any minute they would realize they made a horrible mistake and kick me out. Still feel that way a little bit; they are all amazing writers!
Kyla Cornish I like to think of myself as the first recruit. If not first, I was in the first handful. BLUNTmoms became more of a publication for me, as you notice I hardly write anymore, but it came a place of friendship and love and trust. I am truly honoured that that they keep me around.
Brooke Takhar I went from being one to being one of a tribe. Being a BLUNTmom expanded my reach, skill and confidence as a writer, and my heart as a person.
Magnolia Ripkin I was BM writer wave 1.5 I think. Not sure now. I came in to the group clutching my newborn blog like a stuffed bunny and hoped that the pro bloggers wouldn’t mock me. They didn’t, and then Julie let me propose a strategy and structure, and a team was born. Love this place and yes, this tribe is something I would cut a bitch to protect.
Tara Wilson I joined BLUNTmoms before it even was published. I was honoured that Julie asked me to write, as it was my first writing gig outside of my site. BLUNTmoms launched my career. For that and for the incredible friendship and support that the ladies in this tribe have given, I will always be grateful. Congratulations BLUNTmoms on 1000 posts of genuine us.
Cordelia Newlin de Rojas When I was asked to join BLUNTmoms, I had to pinch myself, black and blue to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I was so excited to be a part of an incredible blogging team. Little did I realise it would be so much more than a writing gig. BLUNTmoms was, and continues to be, my lifeline. They reeled me into the biggest, warmest, most supportive, foul-mouthed, sex-crazed (some of us) amazing group of friends. They are my tribe, my sisters, I love them. Here’s to the next 1000 posts together!
Shannon Day-Cheung I have been a fan of BLUNTmoms for longer than I’ve been a BLUNTmom, but what a group of creative and funny women, they are. They inspire me and make me want to be a better writer. I feel very privileged to be a part of this supportive and talented crew as we reach our 1000th post!
Shawna Scafe I felt like I jumped over the fence to get out of the JR high dance and smoke behind the bleachers with the badass chicks. These ladies have lead me across the line from feeling like just another mom blogger to a writer with a story to tell.
Olga Mecking At first I didn’t want to write for BLUNTmoms. I thought I wouldn’t fit in. Oh yes, and I also that they would eat me alive. Then Lynn persuaded me to join and I am so glad I did. For me, BLUNTmoms is the place to learn, to experiment, to write something different And I can’t even say how grateful I am that they believed in me and pushing me hard to do better. I just love it when I wake up and there is some hilarious thread going on in the Facebook group. And, congrats on the 1000 posts, that’s awesome!
“: If We Have Told You Once, We Have Told You 1001 Times – http://t.co/bxJdX2eUX3 http://t.co/Oy8Jff7N0U” My tribe! Love them!
Congratulations to one and all blunt moms…!! Love, love, love this blog site not only for its rich and varied content but also for its honest and pragmatic take on all things momsy. It gives me that wrap your hands around this coffee cup warmth when I need comfort and that glass of cold water thrown in my face when I need a slap of reality. I visit, I read, I critique and when I leave your blunt sanctum I believe that I improve as a mum as a woman and as a writer. For that I salute and applaud…….
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