Blogger Name: Manic Mommy
Blogger URL/link: Duh. Here.
Blogging since: December 2004, coming up on three years.
337 posts from my first Blog; 510 posts from Manic’s Blog
Manic: Well, this evening, we have a very special guest interviewee, and I’d like to introduce you all to Manic Mom.
Manic: Hey there. I still cannot believe I was randomly chosen for a Minute With Manic. It’s great to be here.
Manic: You don’t sound so great, what’s up?
Manic: Well, I think I have to quit this daily Blogging thing…
Well, it’s just that… I may have over-extended myself with this feature-a-blogger-daily thing.
Manic: How do you mean? It’s great! People are excited, they love your interviews. You’ve never gotten so many comments from such nice people in all of the three years you’ve been blogging! You’ve posted 847 times in almost three years! What’s that come out to per year?
Manic: I don’t you. You know I suck at math.
Manic: So do I!
Manic: You know, I really thought I could do it, but it’s like, it’s just too hard! I’m neglecting my family big time. I mean BIG TIME! I should be focusing on my freelance work more. I haven’t touched my novel (or my husband!) in like a month practically. And don’t get me started on the laundry.
Manic: Oh come on, everyone has laundry to do. That’s a lame excuse.
Manic: I know. I feel really bad about the whole thing, like I’m letting people down.
Manic: Yeah, you kinda are, but when you think about it, family comes first, and you have to prioritize.
Manic: Prioritize! I know! I suck at that. I try to take on more things than I can handle, and it just comes back to smack me in the face.
When I thought up this fun idea to do an interview every day for the month of November, I was thinking I’d do three quick and easy questions, but then I really get invested in it, and it’s fun to learn about everyone and… can I have a Kleenex please?
Manic: Oh, Manic, don’t cry. I understand, and I am pretty sure the people out there will understand too.
Manic: I hope so. But I don’t want to quit, and I’ve promised four or five other Bloggers who have already been selected that they will have their Minute With Manic. I’d love to do two or even three a week, but … well, I could make them all feel really sorry for me and start talking about the migraines and all that, and my doctor’s appointment yesterday, but I don’t need to go there.
Manic: Migraines. Man, I get them terrible too! What do you take for them?
Manic: Maxolt. But my doctor’s going to put me on that daily drug for migraines now. I’ll be fine. I just hope I don’t get shunned in the Blogger community, cuz I do love to Blog. I’m just now realizing my limitations. I don’t know if it makes me brave or a quitter, but I’m admitting that I just cannot do it every single day.
Manic: Well, what do you plan to do?
Manic: I think I might try to do Monday’s Minute With Manic. That way I can give the featured Blogger the attention she or he deserves, and really put more energy into it. But for the rest of November, I am going to fulfill my promise to those who already have their Manic Minute questions, and for those of you (DREW!)! who would like to be a future feature, you can leave me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put MINUTE WITH MANIC in the subject line, please. I’ll put them on a list, and in the meantime, I’ll start a document with fun questions that I’ll have on file already, so it won’t be as stressful to come up with questions and do the interview.
Manic: That sounds fair. I’m sure everyone will understand.
Manic: I really hope so. I’ve seriously been a wreck about this, and I know I shouldn’t be, but I think Bloggers are all in this little community and we look to one another on a daily basis. I love checking out everyone’s Blogs and learning what everyone’s been up to. And I would really feel a loss if I didn’t have the camaraderie I’ve gained through being a Blogger.
Manic: OMG. I feel the exact same way! We must be kindred spirits!
Manic: Or twins separated at birth!
Manic: So, Manic, now what’s on board that you’re dissin’ all of us?
Manic: Hey, don’t say that! You’ll make me cry!
Manic: Gawd. Can you not take a joke? Do you not know my sense of humor? How LONG have you been reading Manic Mommy? Get a clue!
Manic: Sorry. I’m just kinda emotional right now.
Manic: Hey! Me too! So, as I was saying, what’s the plan now?
Manic: Well, I’m actually heading over to the neighbor’s for a much-needed
Manic: Well, take it easy, then. Don’t get too crazy over the weekend, but hey, if you do, I know you’ll have some crazy stories to share!
Manic: Don’t worry, Manic. I’ll be good.
Manic: Good girl, and now, what’s that little catch-phrase of yours?
Manic: "Are you not entertained?"
Manic: No, not that one, although that is pretty funny!
Manic: Oh, you mean…