Doing what I want

One day when The Mathemagician and I were going to see a movie,I took a pic of this guys feet. He had a tattoo of slippahs, so he didn’t have to wear shoes! Whatever,he does what he waaaaants.

Or how a hillbilly gets her grove back.

The A to Z blogging challenge gave me an opportunity to write. A lot. I’ve realized I’m not a daily blogger but 3 to 4 times per week is my sweet spot.  And while I was writing, I kind of crafted the key elements that I want to pursue with this blog: writing tips, how-tos, social media and writing, my poetry, info on poetry and guest blog posts. But I have so much more to say than that.

And so I’m going to start another blog. I’ll give you more info as I shape and play with it. I’m really excited about it! I just wanted to give you a heads up.

Also, I wanted to go hang out with some friends. I am visiting my homeland of West Virginia, so I’m trying to see as many people as possible. But not everyone has wifi. Or even internets. So, I had to do stuff like *gulp* interact with real people. 


No, actually that was awesome. It’s really good to just connect with someone other than a Gravatar or a profile pic. It did make it more difficult to post. I tried posting things from my tiny Android screen. In fact, a couple of the last posts A to Z posts were from the new phone. I’m still trying to get used to that WordPress app. It’s a bit odd, but it worked in a pinch.

Oddly enough, the act of not blogging made me lean more toward fiction. I started writing  on two short story ideas,  you know just to get the ideas down. The bloggingg…eh…not so much.

What do you do when you’re heart wants to write about one thing, but the brain is trying to get into to something else? Should I start adding short stories to this blog as well? Let me know what you think in the comments.

OH! I made a button. It’s on the right over there. Do you like it? I tried to make it smaller, but I’m not sure if it’s small enough. Let me know gang, and feel free to steal it. That’ll make me feel pretty and special. 😀

Aloha ya’ll


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12 Responses to Doing what I want

  1. Best of luck with the new blog!
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  2. Love your button! And think it’s awesome that you’re also venturing out and exploring new things. Isn’t it great when your heart craves writing all the time?! I also feel a bit lost when I don’t write for a while. It’s like something is missing. Looking forward to hearing more about your new blog, sounds exciting!
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thanks for the button love Melanie! I wasn’t sure about it, but I’m getting good feedback, so I’m keeping it. Writing is definitely in my blood. I’ll be holding back the blog until it’s in a good point. I’m having a hard time getting things done here at my Mom’s.

  3. Aw, Tamara, I can appreciate this one. Sometimes, we want to write something within our hearts that we know is RiIGHT to WRITE…but sometimes are constrained by the brain or the things we are SUPPOSED to write. A lot to think about here! Thanks for sharing!! And sharing this too.

    • Tamara Woods

      Yeah, it’s a balance that I haven’t found yet. So, I guess I have to keep going at it haphazardly, and hope that I get it all done! lol.

  4. hahaha, “how a hillbilly got her groove back” – awesome! You should *always* do what you want – especially where blogging is concerned. I am a 2-3/week blogger so the A to Z was a big challenge for me, but I’m glad I did it. And I’ll probably do it again next year, but probably won’t do another month-long challenge for the rest of the year.


    And I love your button!!
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thanks! I’m glad I did the A to Z challenge too. It was rough, but I’m just proud I got through it. Thanks for the button love. 😀

  5. Love your new button! And yay on your new blog – I can’t imagine having the energy for another one, so hats off to you!
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked the button. I wasn’t sure if it was too simple or not colorful enough or something, but it seems pretty me.
      I’m not sure how I’m going to find the energy either, but I haven’t decided how often that one will be updated. Maybe a month of dailies and then backing off after that? Choices, choices, choices.

  6. Good luck with your new blog 🙂
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thanks! It’s definitely going to be a few weeks before I unveil it, but I’m pretty excited to start it.

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