Back Story or Behind the Blog: The Miniseries
Ellen -One of the things I always find fascinating is the back story to a brilliant idea: how did it come about?? Now aside from the fact that I just implied our blog is brilliant, here are the humorous highlights to the conception and early gestation of The Sisterhood. WARNING: this is long! If you want to move on with your life, here is the condensed version:
[We wanted to start blog] + [stuff] = [blog]
If, like us, you are always curious about how EXACTLY something comes about, then buckle up for “Behind the Blog: The Miniseries.”
Erin – In a rare fit of role reversal, I actually remember the phone call better that she does. We were chatting about our eldest children (one of the ways we bond). We were both laughing out loud about something we had just said and Ellen said “we should write a blog about this”. Huh? “This.” Well, sure, of course, that sounds like a super swell idea. And the funny thing is, it did—at least to me. I had started talking to another one of our friends almost a year before about starting a blog. At the time, I kept coming around to the idea that I had a great group of friends and we were beyond the potty-training, sleep-training, training-anything talk. In fact, we all just talked– graciously, openly, honestly about everything. Our conversations took us from movies we loved to books we hated and all the way through great things happening with our kids to really crappy things we didn’t see coming. I kept thinking about Raymond Carver’s story that I love called “What I Talk About When I Talk About Love”. My thought was that I might write something like “What We Talk About When We Talk About Movies and Books and Kids and Life”. But I didn’t and wouldn’t until that fateful, ordinary phone call with Ellen. I giggle a little that Ellen is using the term “brilliant”, but something happened when we decided to team up. Think “spark to tinder”, and we were off.
By Ellen Williams Erin Dymowski