Blended Family Chaos

by Tamara Flaherty

I’m a Blogging Superstar!!


Not really.
At least not yet.

BUT….. I felt like one for about 18 hours and let me tell you something, it was amazingly awesome!

Ok so last night I was checking my blog to see how many views I had gotten on my latest post “The Wheelchair Princess and How She Got Her Crown.”

I was excited because I was about to break my own record daily high of 150 views. I was also really excited because people were reading Michelle’s story.

I was pathetically refreshing my browser, just hoping I would reach my goal before the stats reset for the day.

I was also hoping someone would comment. I had poured my soul into that post and I couldn’t understand why there Β were no comments.
Well that’s not exactly true.
There was one comment but she comments on all of my blogs and she’s often the only one who does. She’s like a mom to me so she kinda feels obligated to I think. (Thanks Sandra).

Anyway so as I’m sitting there desperately pushing the refresh button. Over and over and over. I got reblogged!!!

Ok I know there are bloggers out there who hate being reblogged for various and sundry reasons, but I was excited!
First because I’m a brand new blogger and I need the exposure, but also because I was reblogged by someone with over 60,000 followers!! (Thanks Cristian Mihai).

Within minutes I was a superstar blogger, I mean it was amazing!!

And then I got reblogged again. And again.

All of a sudden I’m at 200 views, then 250 with the likes and the comments coming faster than I can respond.

I was in heaven!! I imagine this is how the big time bloggers feel right?
Or are they so used to it by now that they have forgotten that rush of adrenalin when you realize that people you DONT know, who haven’t been pushed or guilted into it, are reading your blog?

I was grinning from ear to ear as I happily responded to comment after comment.

This went on until about 1am when I finally had to go to sleep.
I drifted off to the sound of pings hitting my inbox. Ahhh…sweet dreams.

I woke up to literally hundreds of emails. I was still floating. It was unreal. People were reading, liking, following, and commenting all morning.

It started to slow down after lunch and by mid-afternoon I was yesterday’s news.
Poof…it was over.




I’m really grateful for the experience although going back into obscurity is harder now that I’ve experienced the rush.

It’s like trying to be happy with a Prius when your used to driving a corvette. It’s really great that you have a good reliable Prius, but the corvette won’t be easy to forget.

Anyway I guess I will just have to write another amazing piece, and another, and another.

Happy Blogging;

12 comments on “I’m a Blogging Superstar!!

  1. Thandiubani
    April 7, 2014

    wow! that is amazingly wonderful. keep writing more is yet to come!


  2. MicheleMariePoetry
    March 30, 2014

    Chuckles… I’ve yet to reach your status!!! I’m sure this isn’t your only ’15 minutes’ of fame that you’ll share with us! Happy blogging!


  3. Miss Lou
    March 29, 2014

    Seems like your donations are still on the up πŸ™‚

    Just hit over $2000 πŸ™‚




    • Blended Family Chaos
      March 29, 2014

      Yes! Someone donated 600 dollars yesterday plus several other wonderful donations. I literally started crying.
      Maybe I shouldn’t have told Michelle yet what I’m doing but I did and I have faith that God will make it happen for her. It’s all she can talk about! She knows it will take a long time but she’s excited. She told me today “thank you mommy for trying hard”


  4. Angelina
    March 28, 2014

    We are still reading! I am in a large HS group where your story was shared today and I imagine it is being read by many people. And shared (as I will do now). I am about to donate money as well as I pray MANY more people will do! But above all, Tamara, I want to share a site with you because I have found it so encouraging (my husband has Parkinson’s diagnosed at age 38). Andrew Wommack is a pastor in Colorado Springs who has a large ministry (he is on TV, maybe you’ve seen him?). There are many, many people who have been healed as a result of his teachings (the Word that he shares, really) and some of their stories are featured on his site (they are excellent, very professionally made). This woman was healed of MS: This man had a stroke (fascinating story, even his neurologist shows his brain scans and talks about it on camera): This man had a huge cancerous tumor and the video follows it’s growth and healing: This baby was born with half a heart: And so on, there are many more, all here: I pray His healing, already paid for 2000 years ago, to flow powerfully in your home and lives!!


    • Blended Family Chaos
      March 28, 2014

      Wow! You just encouraged me so much!! We are believers! I just recently returned to God and my faith .
      We have prayed for Michelle’s healing throughout her life.
      Thank you for sharing, giving, and praying!


      • Angelina
        March 28, 2014

        Oh so glad! So this time I was the one refreshing my browser (to see if my comment passed moderation). πŸ™‚ You never know how people will receive something like this. I encourage you to listen to the stories and have Michelle listen and listen and listen, also call their prayer ministry, nobody prays with the power and understanding that these people do! I am praying for you both and am blessed to have “met” you. πŸ™‚


      • Blended Family Chaos
        March 28, 2014

        Lol, I plan on always posting whatever people have to say in regards to my posts unless they are threatening or profane so you’re good!
        Thank you so much for your donation! I know that if people keep sharing, giving, and praying her that eventually we will get her chair! I am contacting every outlet I can think of. Facebook groups, twitter , news organizations etc. Anyway thank you again and Gob bless you!


      • Blended Family Chaos
        March 28, 2014

        That should read God bless you!!


  5. Miss Lou
    March 27, 2014

    #Love It Tamara….

    It really is such an amazing story, and I hope all the shares and exposure helped you to gain some funds.

    The last time I checked I think it was at about $1273.00

    Thanks again for sharing so openly about your experiences. πŸ™‚



    • Blended Family Chaos
      March 27, 2014

      Hi Miss Lou,
      Thanks πŸ™‚
      We are at 1292.00 no donations in over 12 hours. We are losing momentum! Any ideas?


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