Writing Process Blog Tour

Aisha over at The Hashtag Generation and Minnie over at A Minnie Blog have chosen me to partake in a little post to describe the process I go through when writing posts for my blog. I can assure you that it is extremely physical and strenuous. Ahem.
Basically, it’s like this but with less old Chinese men….

Aisha and Minnie’s blogs are both great and their posts (which I’ve linked to above) will give you a little more insight into their blogs.

Basically the writing process blog tour is a way for bloggers to give a little insight into their own blogs. There are four questions to answer, and you then nominate three bloggers who carry on the tour exactly a week later? So in Irish time, I’ve got very little time to finish this argh!

So, let’s begin:

1. What are you working on?

Well, I just made lasagne….oh, my blog…right. I’m actually working on improving my blog a little over the summer. I would like a little more structure to it. I’m just going to clean it up a bit and organise it a little better, although organisation is not exactly my strong suit. You guys need to see my shoe closet.

I would like to do more collaborative stuff, or even have guest posters so if you’re interested, you know what to do. Oh, you don’t? EMAIL MEEEE!

2.How does your work differ from other’s in its genre?

The thing is, I don’t necessarily look at myself as having a “genre”. I have talked about such a wide variety of topics that I don’t really know where I belong here. *Goes to cry in the shower*
I suppose I would like to think that I have a good sense of humour, that I’m very laid back about this whole thing, but that I also try to write about serious topics…sometimes. I’ve said this before, but the best compliment for me is knowing that I’ve made someone laugh or even smile. Why am I suddenly sounding like Miss World?

3.Why do you write what you do?

In case any of you don’t know, I’m a teacher. I love my job, but maaaan, it’s stressful. When I began this blog, I was going through a very difficult time in my life (seriously Miss World, f**k off!) and I suppose I just wanted an outlet. My “real” life often requires me to be very serious and responsible and I suppose I just wanted a place where I could be weird and silly. I never, ever thought people would actually read this. So, from the bottom of my aortic pump, THANK YOU.

4. How does your writing process work?

Okay. I have to be honest here. This post is one of the first times that I have ever used a laptop to write a post. I ALWAYS use my phone. I know this will seem a little strange to you all, but there’s a reason for it.

When I first started, I had a laptop. After a few days, it broke. Jack is doing a PhD, so he uses his all the time. I got comfortable using my phone, and I just haven’t really gone back.

So, how do I get inspiration for posts I hear no one ask? Well, it could come from anywhere. I might see a beautiful rainbow and think “man, I love owls” or I might see a sunset and think “I’m going to write about my mad karaoke skills.” It’s a rich tapestry.

Blogs I am going to choose to continue the tour:
(If you don’t wish to participate, or have been chosen to already, there’s no hassle in the castle)

Julie from Musings From a Workaholic

V from The Verbal Spew Review

Tara from Love from Tara

Ladies, if you are so inclined, you continue the tour with the same questions in one week.

Also, a big thank you and hug to Sarah Kirkland from Falling with Style for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award and to Cheryl from Tropical Affair for the Quintet of Radiance Award. You guys are so getting virtual internet pie. You. Are. Welcome.


35 thoughts on “Writing Process Blog Tour

  1. V says:

    Holy Jaysis, I am so impressed with your unbelievable phone posting skills. I had no idea you did all of this on your phone! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    • V says:

      And thank you for the tour nom. Do I have to wait a week, is it? I’m sorry, my brain isn’t working ‘cuz it’s late and there’s been beer and football and it’s a school night.

      • janeybgood says:

        Yep. At least, that’s what I did. I think this is actually a nice post to go, it’s not too time consuming and it does give a good look into the inner workings of a blog.

        And also, I’ve been having copious amounts of beer and football. And it’s great.

      • V says:

        Isn’t it just brilliant? And are you seeing the sun? Tis a beautiful day here over my neck of the woods. Be rude not to fire up the BBQ to accompany those beers I’m planning on having later.

      • janeybgood says:

        I’m getting ready for a BBQ right now. And more than likely beer, because beer. Enjoy yours! And wear sunscreen because other wise you’ll look like me: a rather lobster shade of red. Not good !

      • V says:

        Ah no, did you get burnt? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I can’t step outside in the sunshine without my Factor 30, otherwise it’ll be redness and freckles for me.

      • janeybgood says:

        I went for a walk assuming I’d be grand but as a wise old man by the name of Steven Seagal once said “assumption is the mother of all f**k ups”. Wise words.

        Damn pasty Irish skin!

  2. girlseule says:

    “Well, it could come from anywhere. I might see a beautiful rainbow and think โ€œman, I love owlsโ€ or I might see a sunset and think โ€œIโ€™m going to write about my mad karaoke skills.โ€ Itโ€™s a rich tapestry.”

    I love this, I am the same, ideas pop into my head when I am doing something totally unrelated to what my idea was!

    • janeybgood says:

      Thank you! I know it seems really weird but I would find it hard to change the habit now ha! Thanks for choosing me for this, I really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. anupturnedsoul says:

    Brilliant as always!

    And I concur with all those who’ve expressed admiration and awe that you blog solely via phone. That’s either a lot of blarney or you have mad skillz ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • janeybgood says:

        I actually was thinking the same. I’m sure there’s places you can go to go through a similar experience. Maybe not the eating food off the floor part ha!

      • anupturnedsoul says:

        Near where I live, there’s one of those ‘trendy’ Boot Camp places, where you can pay through the nose to be treated really badly and forced to do all sorts of painful exercises on grub which may well be served on the floor.

        What my mind thinks is fun and what my body thinks is fun… well, they do that agreeing to disagree thing!

        The film was fun to watch – both installments of it. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to do that move she did on Bill in the end. Tum tee tum ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • janeybgood says:

        I am intrigued about these places but I don’t think I’d last an hour; I’m far too sensitive to take someone continuously yelling at me.

        I love those films. The move would be really really great. Imagine all the banks you could rob. Actually, scratch that. And now I’m probably on some kind of list haha.

        I heard there was going to be another sequel to Kill Bill but I don’t think it’s happening now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. Julie the Workaholic says:

    This is awesome! And thank you…I don’t have tons on my plate today at the office so I might give it a go after more coffee (another pot, please), as I can’t get going this morning. Or…I could wait and do it after I get back from the dentist. I may still be looped on Valium and gas, LOL…THAT’d be a fun post to read later, ha ha…

    • janeybgood says:

      Ha, I’d love to read a Valium influences post ๐Ÿ˜€ hope the dentist goes okay. And I hope you enjoy doing this, it actually was fun I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Julie the Workaholic says:

        Welp…I leave in twenty minutes so I am not sure if I can crank a puppy out in that amount of time, but perhaps if I can keep my eyes open after. I swear to dog, man…this stuff is no joke…only it kinda is, because EVERYTHING is making me giggle…I am so glad I don’t have to drive.

        I HATE taking this stuff at work, tho, because it kind of blows my credibility as the fearless leader. *snort* (Not like anyone has ever thought that, anyway, but…)

        Ok yeah…stop typing Julie…it only gets worse from here.

      • janeybgood says:

        Ha, I remember my friend was dosed up on it and I just kept holding up random objects and putting on a silly voice like “shoooeee” or “staplerrrrr” and she nearly peed herself. So silly but so fun!

        Us Europeans aren’t as dentally hygienic as you guys, I haven’t been to the dentist in a while but I do try with my teeth. I’ve had them whitened and all but there’s probably all kinds of problems. You’ll be the one laughing when I’m all gummy at the age of 30 haha!

      • Julie the Workaholic says:

        Whew! That was a tough one! Note to self: always get a Valium appointment early in the day. I was wonky all night and sluggish this morning. I think that’ll be the last of it for a while, tho. Crown comes in on the first and that’s a cakewalk.

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