Monday, March 25, 2013

The Moo Cow Origin Story at Project: UnderBlog

Today I am sharing "Moo Cow of the Year" (originally posted in Meredith Spidel's Mom of the Year Series) at Project: UnderBlog.

I started blogging because I love to write. I love the written word, the way languages evolve, the way the right phrase can perfectly capture a moment in time. (I'm also an insufferable grammar and spelling snob. I'm sorry, it's true.)

I admire Project: UnderBlog because it recognizes and celebrates the value of beautiful, authentic writing. From the About page:
Project: UnderBlog is a submission-based collaborative writing project honoring the smaller voices in the blogging community.... Anyone can submit and share their voices and stories without consideration of their blog stats, followers, page ranks, and social media reach.
.... There are thousands of writers within the blogging community that write with authenticity on a daily basis and, because they may not possess the numbers most writing communities want, they may not feel they are being heard. But that doesn’t diminish the value of what they have to say. Project UnderBlog is a place where bloggers are accepted based on the power of their words and not on the reach of their numbers – where they can be heard, promoted, and celebrated no matter their size. It is about celebrating the fierceness of the “underblog.”
If you missed "Moo Cow of the Year" the first time around, it's the story of how I came to be called the Moo Cow in the first place, and why, even when I doubt myself, I am still Henry's best Moo Cow.

Even if you didn't miss it, head over to Project: UnderBlog and read this beautiful post about a mother's driving to the emergency room when she hears her two young sons have been in a car accident: Prayers of a Mother.

If you are a blogger, I encourage you to submit to Project: UnderBlog!

And without further ado, click here or the icon below to read my post.