Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Dream Finder. I am the 5th stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month, we are focusing on information about us, about our blogs, and what inspired us to start our blogs.
I’ve been a Disney fan since the word go. As a toddler, I carried a small plastic Mickey Mouse around with me. I wanted to go to Disney World for as long as I could remember. Once I found out we were going when I was nine, I read every guidebook I could. You know how normal people’s parents will tell people about how their kid always liked baseball? My mom will tell you about how I lectured them on going left vs. right when touring the Magic Kingdom on our first trip. (I’m still not over Betamouse bursting my bubble over that). I went back twice after that-when I was 12, and as my high school graduation present in 2002.
Flash forward to 2005. My mother and I had had a God-awful run of 2004 and 2005-my father and grandmother died within 10 months of each other, our cat died in the interim, I got mono and had to take a semester off school. Anyway, we decided to go away, and as I always wanted to go to Disneyland, we went. It was great. I decided to go to Disney World on my Spring Break. Following that, once I graduated college and decided I wanted to go to WDW every other year.
I write the blog I would want to read. This means that I will be talking about hair in one post, and food in another. I try to keep my blog varied, with many different topics discussed. As you may have noticed, I’m not a very loquacious blogger. Oh, and I like my parentheses.
This blog has a few different roots-one big one was when I was applying for the Mom’s Panel in 2009. I did not make it, but it helped me shape what would eventually become this blog’s “elevator speech.” Shortly after the “I should start a Disney Blog!” half-baked idea settled in, the Social Media Moms event took place. Now, I have nothing against Mom bloggers (heck, I bet I have more in my google reader than most twenty-something PANKS do). However, it seemed like Disney was missing out on a key demographic by not including me-is my Disney Visa not at the ready as soon as “Disney” or “Social Media” are said? So I began this blog. A huge inspiration to me was also Melanie of Savvy Auntie-seeing her create an empire based upon the idea of people spending money on children’s things that aren’t parents helped give this blog a push.
Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Your Highway in the Sky.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Disney Diva Tips
2nd Stop ~ The Disney College Blog
3rd Stop ~ A Disney Mom’s Thoughts
4th Stop ~ Disney Dream Finder
5th Stop ~ Walt Disney World: It’s Not Just For Kids
Final Stop ~ Your Highway in the Sky