Last week, after much back and forth in my brain, I decided it was time. I walked into Wil’s office and said “I can’t believe I’m about to say this but…I think…I want my own blog.”

I know. It’s like I’ve been possessed by some sort of technology demon whose evil, whispering chant keeps getting louder and louder. It started with Facebook (Which isn’t a public account, just a private one for family and some close friends where I share way too much about myself. Come to think of it, I already do that on Twitter so I’m not really sure what the big deal is. Also, why am I having this entire conversation with myself in parentheses when you can all see it anyway? I’ll have to get back to you on that.)

As I was saying before I interrupted myself, I started with Facebook and then branched out to setting up my own Twitter account two years ago. Honestly, I did that because I started to feel bad for my family and friends who had to put up with my daily postings on Facebook of jokes or puns that I made up, or my over sharing of humiliating, yet funny stories about something I once did. I needed a bigger outlet. My friend refers to me as “no mystery” which I think is fairly accurate. I also set up that Google+ thingamajig but that thing seriously frightens and confuses me.

My husband, who is my resident nerd, set this up for me because let’s be honest, I have NO IDEA how this stuff works. Right now it looks pretty basic, but I will figure it out over time and make it my own. He just got it set up for me so I had a place to get started. Well, set it up and then made the first post with a magnificent derpy face picture. There were lots of server crashing issues last night and comments weren’t working but I think it’s all better now.

You may be asking yourself, “Who is Anne Wheaton and why does she have a blog?” So I’ll tell you a little bit about myself now. I’m a 44 year old wife, mother of two grown boys, retired hairdresser, rescue animal advocate (we have 5 of our own), a googly eye placing ninja, and a sucker for a good pun. I have my own favorites in the board game department, I don’t enjoy video games that aren’t 8-bit technology, I’m not a Star Trek or Doctor Who fan but I do have my share of nerd shows that I love, and I’m pretty sure I was a circus performer in a previous life.

I wanted a blog because sometimes Momma’s got too much shit to say and 140 characters just isn’t going to cut it. I am not a professional writer so if I make mistakes, I’m really okay with it. I’m doing this for my own amusement and an attempt at doing something outside my comfort zone because life is too short to not try new things.


79 thoughts on “I AM QUEEN OF MY DOMAIN!

  1. I’m so happy to see you with a blog, Miss Anne! It’s so much fun to follow you on Twitter, I love how unabashedly yourself you are. And your tweets and Wil’s often help me remember there are good folks everywhere, and sometimes their voices even make it through the cacophony of the internet.

  2. I’ve been stalk…um..Following you for a while now, and so far, you have said nothing to really gross me out, so yeah, I’m happy to read even more about you and yours. Is it weird that I secretly wish we were neighbors so I could visit all your furry friends? Can’t wait to see what you have to say next.

  3. blog away I love reading your over shared tweets, look forward to more than 140 characters!!!

  4. I don’t know you but I feel proud of you. Is that weird? I’m glad you’re doing this and I look forward to your stories!

  5. HOLY CRAP THERE’S COMMENTS. Thanks for your support you guys! I’m so excited to have this blog and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I know I will. Let the new fun begin!

  6. I’m there with ya with the whole Facebook family thing, being confused by Google+, and venturing into the world of blogging adventure. Hell, I’m just beginning to understand Tumblr! I do enjoy your tweets and share your love for rescue pets, so I am looking forward to reading about your journey! Yay!

  7. I love your Twitter feed which I started following after ECCC 2012 on a friend’s recommendation. I have laughed every day since then. I am totally looking forward to see what all you say with a larger space. Welcome to the blogging world!

  8. Hi Anne ! Like everyone else here I’m so happy you took the “leap of (blog) faith” !!! I must say I enjoy your tweets very much as they always lighten up my day, and have me in stitches most of the time ! 140 characters is definitely not enough so yes, a blog was the next best thing for you (and us !) and I’ll be looking forward to its next installment ! Thanks to Wil for helping out with it ! You two are such lovely, loving, caring, respectful, decent people whose voice it’s good to hear above the daily pandemonium of the Internet !!! I love that feeling !

  9. Yay! More Anne. I really enjoyed meeting you when you came to VA with Paul & Storm. I’m adding your blog to my daily reading list. I really hope to hear more stores about your family as they draw me in more. Good luck with the blog 🙂

  10. I met you once at Phoenix Comicon while you and Wil were wandering around the convention floor on preview night. I ignored Wil (because he gets enough attention anyway) and went straight to you. I told you I was a fan and following you on Twitter. You were super nice but then Wil, who was taking a picture with fans, yelled “Hey! Wife! Get over here!” and we had to stop chatting. I kind of think this blog makes up for the interrupted conversation we had. Looking forward to reading more!

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