Thursday, March 26, 2009

Two-timing it

I threw a little thought out there on twitter the other day, that blogs seem to be like tattoos: people can't seem to stop at just one. I mean, really. It seems like almost everyone I read has two blogs--a personal blog and a review blog or a personal blog and a declutter blog or a personal blog and get the picture. Even though I don't have one tattoo, let alone two, I am thinking of two-timing Smiling Mama to start another blog.

One of my goals this spring and summer is to get out and about more, beyond my comfort zone of the few parks and museums that we frequent. I started a list of the places we've been to once that I want to get back to and the places we've never been but want to go. And then, like any good blogger would do, I thought: this would make for great blog material!

Much of my inspiration comes from A Parent in Silver Spring, my main go-to site for great family-friendly activities in the DC Metro area. The problem, of course, is that she's soooo far away in Silver Spring, Montgomery County (not really, but you know it does involve the Beltway!) and I'm way down in (often under-appreciated) Prince George's County. I'd love to feature some of the great, and lesser known spots closer to us.

And, since many of my readers don't have kids and many more don't live in my neighborhood, I don't think this is the right forum. Do you? No. It would need to be another blog, a blog about family-friendly activities in my neck of the woods and our escapades in trying them out.

It's all just swimming around in my head a bit right now. I want to get started on the right foot, starting with a name, a cool design and a plan. (So unlike when I jumped into this blog with the most basic blogger layout and a hastily written first post.)

If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them! Otherwise, stay tuned!


  1. Even though I do not have children or live in your neighborhood, I will still faithfully read your new blog. Good luck!

  2. It is so true! It is hard to stop at 1 blog! I can't wait to hear about all the undiscovered places we've never been to in PG!

  3. Pretty soon you'll have three or four. It's hard to stop at just two as well. :)

  4. Great idea! And I'd be happy to help!

  5. I know that your new blog will be amazing! I can't wait to try out your recs on all the awesome that resides in PG County and beyond! xoxo


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