Small Blogs Unite! {UBP14}

After blogging for almost six years, I’m still a small blogger. My stats are small. I read and enjoy every comment. (Except all the spammy ones. That’s what Aksimet is for!) I have never had a blog post or even a pin on Pinterest go “viral.” I’ve applied for blogging jobs and been rejected several times. I’m not a social media expert, and I don’t have a huge amount of followers. Some days I wonder why I like blogging so much.

Even though I’ve had some rejection, I keep plugging away. I’ve had some success, too. In 2013, I was so lucky to have two of my stories published in The Mother of All Meltdowns and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game. I was also chosen by BlogHer as a Heart Voice of the Year after submitting a story on a whim. What will 2014 bring? Maybe nothing. Maybe something.

Looking forward to the “maybe something” part of life is exciting, don’t you think?

One of the reasons I love 5 Minutes for Mom is that they continue to support bloggers like you and me. This is the fifth time I’ve participated in the Ultimate Blog Party–at least, I think it’s the fifth year. Every year I meet some amazing bloggers who are plugging away (sweating away? laboring away? obsessing away?) at blogging just like me!

I would love to connect with you on Twitter, Facebook, and even Google+. If you’d like to learn more about me, go to my “About Me” page.

Tell me, why do you blog?

Ultimate Blog Party 2014


Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Spring is finally here! Today the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and spring flowers are starting to show their faces!

Spring crocus (2)

And when it’s Spring, it’s time for the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

I’ve met so many bloggers through the Ultimate Blog Parties in the past, and I’m looking forward to meeting even more this year! Discovering new blogs to read is always so much fun!

On my blog, I write about my life as a mom after breast cancer. I was only 27 when I was diagnosed with cancer. Now I’m the mom of two little girls who are truly the light of my life! As an older mom and breast cancer survivor, it is my wish that my blog somehow inspires those who also face challenges to have hope about the life that is ahead of them.

While I do have some tear-jerker stories on my blog, I mostly write about ordinary things that make life worth living! Lately I’ve also been making some vlogs. Here’s one I made with some bloopers. I was trying to learn the Cup Song!

Be sure to introduce yourself in the comments below if you are stopping by for the UBP!