Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Year in the Making

I know, I know, I just posted yesterday. But truly, today is a special day and special days are worth noting. It was exactly one year ago today that I started my blog. It was my little experiment. What would happen? Would anyone care? Would anyone relate? Would I fade into the sunset, laptop in hand, tail dragging on the ground behind me as I retreated from my writing dream?

Heck to the N-O! I consider my first year of blogging a smashing success. I've gotten my feet wet, gotten paid for blogging, made wonderful friends and connections, and have been proud of what I have done here. Also, it is an excellent day to announce my book! Well, I say "my book," but it belongs to many.

It's a humor anthology called My Funny Major Medical and I have two blog pieces in it - the ones about my mammograms this year. If you are a long-time faithful Everyday Underwear follower, you'll remember The Ma'ams-o-gram and Ma'ams-o-gram: Take Two, with a Twist in which I talk about my boobs, the pain, and Jesus holding my boob (in prayer!) to the end of chuckle-worthy results. All came out fine with my mammos, and thanks to a thread on LinkedIn which I just happened to comment on and mentioned my boob work (LOL! - snort), I got the opportunity to submit the pieces and they were accepted.

I am so proud to say that I am now a published author and my own Amazon Author Page and I downloaded the book (with me in it) onto my Kindle Fire! I read it first to make sure it didn't suck before I told anyone I was in it. It doesn't suck! It does have some cursing in it, so if you are extremely prim and proper (and if so, why are you reading this blog?) you may not want to read it. Other than that, I actually found myself chuckling many times throughout the book, and not just when reading my own stories!

I am in the company of some wonderful humorists, such as 2010 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Winner, Barb Best and award winning and Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Saralee Perel plus many other talented folks, both male and female, telling their medical funny bone breaking tales.

I'm happy to have this blog, the relationships I've come to have with all of you, and the ability to write despite my recent challenges. I'm even taking steps to plan attendance at my very first writer's conference. I'm so excited, I could pee my pants! I won't, since I'm not wearing a diaper, but you get what I mean.

I thank all of you for coming along on this ride with me this past year - the making of Everyday Underwear. I will continue to do my best to entertain you further! Remember, no thongs allowed.

22 comments:

  1. To your blog:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzfBgkTTNUk

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  2. KCLAnderson (Karen)November 8, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS Cindy!! I'm off to check it out! :-)

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  3. Dear Underwear;

    I am loving your blog. I love your tone, your vocabulary, and your point of view. It took me a long time blogging sporadically to get where I am. If you keep up the pace you're on, I expect you to go Oprah any day now.

    Keep it up. Never stop.

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  4. Becky Green AaronsonNovember 8, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Congrats, Cindy!

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  5. Isn't it amazing, where our journeys take us by surprise?? Way to go, girl - keep writing and making us laugh!!

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  6. You know I will keep doing my best, Melody!

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  7. I will stop by and see you when I go on Oprah so that you may bow at my feet momentarily. You speak as though I am the queen of blogs! Thank you, dear. I appreciate such compliments coming from a talent like yourself!

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  8. Congrats!! From another proud reader of a (now) famous author!

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  9. Hearty Congrats Cindy from a fellow blogger...who ISN'T getting paid! LOL I applaud you...great job and write on my friend :)

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  10. Mod Mom Beyond IndieDomNovember 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Congrats on the one year Blogaversary and the book! I recognized your blog too - I've read ya. Memorable, hilarious blog title!

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  11. Thank you! So nice to connect again :)

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  12. Cindy my dear sweet friend, congratulations on one year of successful blogging and on getting one of your blogs published!!! As a new blogger myself, I can relate to everything you shared and I wish you ongoing, continued joy and success in your writing!!! Lots of love, Lisa

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  13. Thank you, dear friend! If not for this blog, I wouldn't know you and be able to call you friend. When do you go for your follow-up test for Lyme?

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  14. Hi Cindy, I had the blood test on Saturday and they said I should get the results by Tuesday. I'm curious because last week I developed a strange, mysterious, circular rash on both arms. I looked like an alien! And it went away as fast as it came. Not that I want a lyme diagnosis, but it certainly explains a lot!!

    Lot so love,
    Lisa

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  15. Wow, I will be on pins and needles! Some people have to be tested many times before they get a positive result. Always take pictures of your rashes so you have a record. My hives came and went fast enough that I didn't get them, but thank goodness I had the other pics. I will be taking them to the Infectious Disease tomorrow and I think it's really going to help my case.

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  16. Yes, I must have been channeling your wisdom Cindy because I did take photos of the rash! Good luck to you at your doctor tomorrow! Take care, Lisa

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  17. Congratulations on your blog-aversary!! One whole year must feel good - and how awesome that you're published now, too! I look forward to both these milestones myself, but in the meantime, I'll be happy for you reaching them!

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