Hello, and welcome to my corner of the world wide interweb. I have started blogging as the 140 characters on Twitter were not longer enough and asI have so much to say that people increasingly suggested I blog. That was 2011 and I haven’t looked back.
Not for one second did I ever think that in 2013 I would win not one but two Brilliance in Blogging Awards. One for my use of Social Media (ie being all over it) and another in the Commentary category for being a founding member of Team Honk and the work we started with Comic Relief. Or that in 2014 I would be involved in winning another Brilliance in Blogging Award for Team Honk’s work, nor a MAD Blog award for the same. Team Honk is something I fiercely proud to be a part of and is something that is a direct result of blogging and shows perfectly the power of social media. To date it has raised over £40,000 for Comic Relief and brought together a band of over 200 bloggers.
As for me personally. Well I am the wrong side of 40 and the wrong side of a size 16. Mum of three and married to Mr B .
All my friends call me T (family call me TT), so pull up a chair and join me.
You might be asking “why the duck with the blindfold?” Well that is a very qood question. There are few pictures of me as I hate having my photo taken. I dislike most pictures of me as I don’t think I am photogenic. So when I signed up to Twitter, before I blogged and that meant that I needed a pic. This picture of a big rubber duck out of our hot tub had been taken at a party a few months before. There had been a pinata and somehow the blindfold from that ended up on the duck and a friend of my daughter’s took the pic.
I wanted to be anonymous on Twitter when I started and so I hid behind this duck. As I got more followers and then started to blog the duck stuck.
And I kinda like it. I am the same shape as the duck, would love lips like that and I am ever so slightly quackers.
You might also ask why “I am not a sodding potato”. Another good question. When people see my picture on Twitter that dirty duck tummy looks like a potato. Or a butternut squash. This lead to several hundred tweets where I screamed “I AM A DUCK I AM NOT A SODDING POTATO” and as a tag line it kind of stuck.