Friday, August 7, 2009

Featured Blogger Friday-Fairy Blog Mother

Welcome to another Featured Blogger Friday where every week, I feature a different blogger.

Today's blogger just so happens to be the sweet and sassy(not to mention extremely sarcastic) Annette of Fairy Blog Mother.

Trust me when I say you are never bored reading her daily posts! Lol I have so much fun reading her blog, that I wanted to take this opportunity to share it with all of you and spread the good humor around!

Q. What's your name and your blog? What other information would you like to share?


My name is Annette and I am the weirdo behind Fairy Blog Mother blog. I am 31 years old...married...mother to three kids, ages 13, 7 and 2. And like Valerie, (last week's featured blogger) I'm going to be a crazy cat lady one day.



Q. Why did you choose that name for your blog?


I wanted to pick something that people would remember. Fairy Blog Mother isn't totally original...but it's memorable.


Q. Why did you start blogging?


I had a personal blog that was being over run with blog giveaway entries. So I started a new blog just for my entries...then I figured why not have giveaways of my own? And now you all probably think my personal blog posts are getting in the way of my giveaways. ;)
My personal blog has pretty much been abandoned.


Q. What kind of stuff do you cover with your blog? Is there a specific genre you write about or is the sky the limit?


Is "smart-ass" a genre?
I write about whatever I want, whenever I want. A majority of my posts are reviews and giveaways. But I like writing about everything. I attend a lot of concerts and go to the movies often so I share my opinion of those things. Funny stories about my kids and some memes...because memes are fun damn it.


Q. Name one thing that you love about your blogging job.

I've always wanted to be a writer. A poet to be exact...when I realized that a majority of famous poets are dead (and some died horribly) I changed my mind LOL. I've always loved writing...so the whole writing aspect part of it is my favorite. And when people comment that something I've written has made them laugh...well, that just makes my ego swell and I love it...I won't lie. I have no shame. LOL


Q. Name one thing your not so fond of about your blogging job.


It would be nice to be paid for the work I do.
It's a lot of work to blog (the way that I blog). To organize reviews and giveaways, moderate comments, draw winners, email everyone and their dog about this and that. And yes, I am compensated with free products for the most part. But it is still a lot of work. But I love it...I get to "pretend to be a writer" and play Santa Claus.


Q. What's one random fun fact about you?


I do not have any wisdom teeth. They do not show up on my dental x-rays and I have never had them removed. My dentist says I'm lucky. I have to agree.

*BONUS*
Have you ever sang "Like A Virgin" at a karaoke bar while you were 8 months pregnant? I have!
(I was the DD...obviously)


Q. Inspiration comes in many forms for different people. What inspires you?


Oh, I could write some sappy paragraph about about how my children inspire me to stay young at heart and blah, blah, yada, yada. Which is all true...but zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

In junior high school it was Jim Morrison (The Doors) who inspired me to start writing poetry.
Eating at McDonald's inspires me to stay away from the bathroom scale.
Drinking one beer usually inspires me to drink another...and another...and before long I'm sleeping off my inspiration. (this also applies to margaritas)

One smart-ass remark usually inspires another...


Q. Any advice for other bloggers?


Be yourself.
When I started blogging I was actually censoring myself a bit by not swearing in my posts, keeping the sarcasm to a minimum...I didn't (and still don't!) want to offend anyone. But then I just said screw this...this is my blog, I'm doing this my way. If people don't like it they won't read it and there's nothing you can do about it...so don't sweat it.

Don't be afraid to ask for help from other bloggers. I've contacted many (many!) and every single one of them have helped me and answered my questions. I've "met" a lot of great people just by reaching out and asking for help.


Q. Where else can we find you(Etsy shop, other blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc)?


Twitter - http://twitter.com/funnyjello
Facebook (personal page) - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/ABurke1978?ref=profile
Fairy Blog Mother Facebook Fan Page

4 comments:

valerie2350 said...

ahhh.... I knew I liked you, Annette - Hooray for crazy cat ladies!!!! :)

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

I LOVE reading Annette's blog, she makes me laugh everyday. I enjoy her sense of humor, her honesty, and her "take no prisoner" attitude.

Thanks for featuring her Kayla.

Annette said...

Thank you for featuring me on your blog today.

I have a little something for you.
http://www.fairyblogmotherblog.com/2009/08/and-award-goes-to.html

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