Well, there I was yesterday trying NOT to figure out what my “B” blog post would be (Blogging seemed too obvious) and to keep my pantser reputation intact by waking up today and being hit with a bolt (note the ‘b’ in bolt) of “B” lightning, when the wonderful Sheri de Grom stopped by my blog to state that she would NOT be doing the challenge (but you should read her blog here nonetheless) because she had shoulder surgery, making it naturally difficult to write. Her note reminded me of my bunion surgery that I had 18 months ago, which did not render me incapable of writing, but it did make life tough for a while.
It also reminded me that before I met the fantabulous Kristen Lamb (do go check out her blog here) at the 2012 RWA National Conference in Anaheim, I had no idea that all my blog posts were supposed to be in ONE blog. Well, I hadn’t realised that and so set up an entirely separate WordPress Blog about my bunion surgery called “Not Another Bunion Surgery Blog” which you can read all about by clicking here.
I had no idea at the time I started this blog that I would get SO many followers and people sharing their surgery stories and their bunion tales of woe, survival and triumph. As I mentioned in that blog I really set about writing it because when I was contemplating surgery I went looking for stories of people’s experiences to try and prepare myself. Some of them helped me a lot, so I decided to share my experiences from pre to post surgery to give other people an idea what to expect. I was amazed by pre and post bunion surgery people who logged onto my blog and shared their war stories and asked questions ahead of their own surgeries. One poster even said “Are you a writer? You should be.” And then I sent them to THIS blog. Blog hopping would have been avoided had I just incorporated my bunion surgery experience into this blog but this was pre-Kristen Lamb.
On that note, today’s “B” could also have been for Bronte – as in my 2-year-old Golden Retriever Bronte (who is naturally named after Charlotte (not Emily) Bronte – my favourite author.) Bronte too has her own blog over here at English Golden Retriever Girl. She hasn’t posted in a while though – opposable thumb issues – and her blog was also pre-Kristen Lamb. No idea how to meld all three blogs so they sit on different blog sites.
And so, that is why today’s blog is about bunions. If you want to know how my bunions are today, well you can hop on over to Not Another Bunion Surgery Blog and check them out.
See you tomorrow. And no, I still have no idea what “C” will be. However, fellow writer Christine London has her entire A-Z list all planned out. Colour me jealous. You should check her blog out, here.