Sure, BlogathonATX is over this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep meeting some of the cool bloggers that are part of the community…
THE OFFICIAL 2013 BLOGATHONATX BLOGGER QUESTIONNAIRE
2. What is your blog’s name, URL, and what’s it about?
I write (and cartoon) the blog Chump Lady — “Leave a cheater, gain a life.”
It’s a blog about infidelity with advice, gallows humor, and cartoons, that takes rather a dim view of reconciliation.
I’m very happily remarried today, but I was once briefly married to a guy who turned out to be a serial cheater. Chump Lady is the compendium of wisdom I wish someone had given me the day I woke up to find another woman’s thong in my bed.
I’ve been writing the blog for 18 months now and I’m nearly at 1 million hits (I may be there by the time BlogathonATX starts). After 6 months, I was asked to be a contributor at Huffington Post divorce, where my columns have run pretty regularly since. And I’m working on a book, at present.
All to say, there are a lot of chumps out there who need encouragement to leave cheaters and get to a better life. I’m just doing my part as cheerleader and I pen some snarky cartoons as well.
3. Please give me a link to your favorite blog post you’ve written in the past year.
Well, one favorite with folks is “Is It Real Remorse? Or Genuine Imitation Naugahyde Remorse?”
It’s a checklist to help you determine if your cheater is truly sorry, or just genuine imitation naugahyde sorry.
If it’s not the real deal (it seldom is), don’t waste your time.
4. Why did you decide to attend BlogathonATX?
I came to my first one almost 2 years ago when I was just starting out blogging and I was so encouraged, and met such great people — that I wanted to come back. Julie Gomol helped me launch my blog — and gave me my first constructive criticism in the “Room for Improvement” session. That right there is worth the price of admission, folks.
5. If you had to be stuck on a deserted island with one celebrity for five years, who would it be?
Stephen Fry. I can’t think of a better conversationalist and bon vivant. He’s gay, and I’m married, so no sex — but I could worship his mind and British sense of humor. Maybe we’d read passages of P.G. Wodehouse to each other. (He could do all the Jeeves parts.) Swoon.
6. If you had to choose your Last Meal, what would you pick?
Indian food at the Great Nepalese on Eversholt Street in London. http://www.great-nepalese.co.uk Various curries and peshawrii naan bread.
7. What do you like to watch on TV?
Downton Abbey. It’s killing me that season 4 isn’t out until January.
8. Which of The Avengers are you most like?
Um. I don’t know who the Avengers are. I’m guessing super heroes. I’m the avenger most like a middle-aged woman with weird curly hair and a lap top.
9. Cats or Dogs?
Dogs. I’m codependent. I can’t relate to cats.
10. What is one quote that you try to live your life by?
“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” – Frederick Douglass
Pray with your legs — do what needs to be done. More action, less wishing and hoping.