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. Congratulations on the breakage of your blog cherry! Remember: don’t write for us. Write what YOU want to write. We’re here because we want to know what’s going on in your delightfully deranged brainparts. Do that, and you cannot fail. <3

  2. This is exciting news! I find you funny as hell and looking forward to a more expanded version of that!

  3. I’m so glad you are blogging! My whole family loves the Wheatons and it’ll be wonderful to hear more from you–even just from Twitter, you manage to be funny, clever, and touching (I’m thinking of your posts about your parents’ wedding photo recently).

  4. So awesome, Anne! I’ve been following you on Twitter for … well, since you’ve been on Twitter and have loved it. Can’t wait to read more than just 140 characters!

  5. Hi! Bookmarking commencing! Nothing like a good pun! Have fun storming the castle! I want to rhyme but i think if i got started, there’s no stopping me, so I’ll slink off now. I’ll torture you another day! -theresa

  6. Dear Anne, all my congrats to this milestone and achievement. Now finally more than Twitter Texts (proud follower of yours). I am really curious about what you are going to write. And finally, to quote a character from the game starcraft:
    Hell, it’s about time!

  7. Congrats on starting the blog. You may find that it feels very like having a public diary. Mine is averagesoprano.blogspot.com, if you want to see how weird my nerdy life is. (Beware, I’m a Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Ron Perlman fan.)

  8. Hi Anne, Congrats on stepping out side the comfort zone and sharing your fun stories! I think you and your husband are fun and interesting people. I look forward to reading your posts!! Have a great day and a wonderful holiday season!

  9. Not bad for a first post Anne! <3 I love that you write like I do….rambling nonsense and hope that people will understand you…not that you wrote nonsense….oh, you know what I mean…..I hope! 😉

  10. Great first post! I definitely look forward to reading your posts in the future. Blogging is fun. I just recently started posting on a blog several months ago. I started it hoping that it would be an avenue of advertisement for my book, but now I pretty much post about whatever comes to my mind. Would love to have you do a guest post on my blog one of these days. I only have a small 30 something followers, but I’m sure they would be very entertained. 😉

  11. You are an inspiration, Anne! I’ve been wanting to write a blog of my own for years, but not knowing whether or not anyone will be interested in reading it is what kept me from starting. I’m the same as you when it comes to how open I am. I’ve been that way my whole life. I don’t feel like there’s a point to keeping much secret, and it’s more fun to share my experiences, good or bad. One day, I WILL start my own blog, but until then I’ll just live vicariously through you.

  12. Totally excited to hear more from the Woman Behind The Nerd. I think you two are adorable together, I hope that lasts your entire lifetimes.

  13. see? Popping that post cherry wasn’t so bad.. it’s not painful or anything!

    Happy that you have made a technological advance!

    Also your husband is so awesome the link to your blog on his is wrong. lol

  14. Great first post Anne! I first heard about you because I’m a fan of your cutie husband and Chris Hardwick. I fell in love with you because of your Twitter and Vine feeds. You are so fun to follow. I look forward to more blog posts.

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