Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Inspiration – What’s The Matter Mary-Jane?

I guess this is a bit like a Featured Friend post but I really wanted to share who was my inspiration to blog.

I love reading and writing and loved it in school. I took Creative Writing in High School and in my 20’s went back to college and did a PR Diploma (I loved “fannying about with Press Releases” re: Bridget Jones!). My work life took a different turn and I ended up looking at numbers all day not letters.

Mary-Jane (MJ) and I used to work together in the late 90’s. We worked on a large team Project together. It wasn’t until Facebook (or Arsebook as MJ likes to call it) that we became “friends”. Her status updates about her family were always hilarious and then she started to blog. I loved reading her posts and then one day, while writing a really long status update on Facebook it was like a light bulb went up above my head. Ohh I thought – I would like to blog.

And so became My Life Badly Written.

So in honour of MJ, for her inspiration and her very creative and fabulous blog. Here are my favourite posts from her blog What’s The Matter Mary-Jane - A modern day Carol Brady without the hair or Alice... but with much sexier Tupperware.

The Teary One – Whoa, get your tissues ready. A wonderful piece written about her step-daughters fight with Cancer and a small insight into MJ’s world.

Step-Parenting 101 – A great post and shows you what a fantastic modern Step Mum MJ is.

Parenting Palaver – The Movie Spoiler – I laughed so hard at this one – she truly has great wit!

There are many more so please go check out her blog. She has just signed to SITS and I am sure she will be inundated with followers soon enough – but it’s always nice to get a front row seat!!

And thanks MJ…you know what for!


Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Oh I love Bridget Jones! If I ever have the courage to write a novel, I'd want to write something similar - funny and shamelessly embarassing stories. LOL! I'm visiting from SITS and I'll be back again. Thank you for posting the links to your favorites. I will go check them out! Happy Saturday.

S3XinthePantry said...

Stoping by from SITS, I'll check out MJ's blog too!

Mary-Jane said...

She sounds awesome! Thanks for the lovely words babe :)I was curious to see what was your Top 3. Finally have computer back from the shop and shall be online tomorrow.


Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

It was hard picking 3 but I picked ones I thought my followers would like!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Thanks for the recommendation! She's very good - am now a follower!


The Grown-Up Child said...

What a great blog. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm off to check out her blog.


ditto - just followed her too.


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