Over The Moon

Over the moon might not even fully express how excited I am today, but it’s pretty close.

When I started blogging, I thought I’d try it out, see how it went, and give it a go. In all honesty, I didn’t think anybody would read it. It would just be my own little place of rambling, and if I got really lucky, I might meet some online friends.

I have gained so much more. I have met some amazing writers, found writing communities that stun me with their talent, and delighted in the joy of online communication with wonderful people.

And the weird part? People are not just reading this blog, they actually seem to like it! I am giddy with excitement. This blog thing? Might actually work out.

I am honored to share with you two blogs that have featured some amazing writers this week, and am beyond excited to say that I am mentioned! Twice!

I found Jennifer through the Yeah Write community. I have been so thrilled with the talent there, and love Jen’s contributions. She just posted April’s Best, a collection of wonderful writers and posts that will make you think and laugh. Here, she mentions my post Get Over It. Head on over to check out this collection of bloggers. They are all worth a read.

I’m not sure exactly how I came across Kristen of What She Said, but I am oh so glad I did. Fellow Richmond dwellers with toddlers, we live in similar worlds. I love her humor and honesty, and she made me a life long fan with her post The Road to One and Done. I have also loved following her on Twitter and getting to know her as a “real” person. Her words of encouragement have been so inspirational to me, and it was by her reassurance that I thought, “maybe I really could be good at this blog thing.” I am truly touched by the sweet comments she made about me in her post Friday Tapas: The Lite Edition, and her mention of my recent post, Life Lessons From the Toddler. Head on over and get to know the fabulous Kristin!

And just for a little more shameless self promotion, I wanted to let you know that I finally jumped on the bandwagon and made a Facebook page for Elated Exhaustion. Come on over and “like” it. You would make my day. http://www.facebook.com/elatedexhaustion I even updated my social media buttons so you can get to the page from there, too.

Thank you all for your support. I am so honored.

Have a great weekend!

~Julia

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10 thoughts on “Over The Moon

  1. So glad I could make you feel so good! And it’s so nice of you to publicly thank me like this!

    But I do agree with Kristin about pacing yourself. I’m in the middle of a pretty intense blogging time, and it does kinda feel like a lot. One thing I’ve done is to notice which days of the week your readers come around most, and take the OTHER days off. Like, the weekends, for example.

    Anyway, you’re awesome and your blog is pretty and just yay!

    • Thank you so much! Good advice; I can totally see how this could become very intense long term. But it’s so fun! (So far.)
      Thank you so very much! Can’t wait to get to know you better in this blogging world!

  2. Oh, how I wish I still dwelled in Richmond! Maybe I will again someday, but for now I’m still stuck up here in West-by-God. 😉 (OK, it’s not all bad… but this city girl misses her beloved Fan district. Also? I’ll be back “home” next weekend.)

    Anyway, thanks for the shout-out! Ironically, your enthusiasm over blogging comes on a day when I’m seriously struggling with the ongoing balancing act it requires and, as I have in the past, find myself wondering, “Should I just hang it up?” Of course, I don’t want to and don’t even think I could, but I do need to find a way to make it “fun” again. Lately, it’s been a little too… intense. So, along with the other completely unsolicited blogging advice I’ve given you, here’s some more: Don’t get TOO caught up in blogging – because as with any high, the crash can be ugly.

    I know – I’m such a buzzkill.

    But seriously – try to strike a balance between your online and offline lives. (And if you can figure out how to do that, please clue me in.)

    And yay for pimping that Facebook page!

    • I adore your unsolicited blog advice. 🙂 And the Fan district. We live on the southside, but I like to pretend we’re cool enough to be in the Fan.

      I can totally see how this is going to be a hard thing to balance long term. It’s a pretty time consuming hobby! And emotionally trying when you really write from the heart. But oh so amazing (so far.) You can not stop, ever! I just found you! I’m sure you’ll find a way to make it fun again. Maybe drinking wine while blogging and online penis shopping? (Too far?) 😉

      Yay for the Facebook page! Thanks for being my first fan!

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