I'm in the middle of adding a few new features to my blog. One of them is a new "About Me" page which is what this post is going to be. If you've read this blog for eons, feel free to read this really fast or skip past it completely. If you're new, you might learn a few things about me, such as...
I'm Erin. I'm the writer of this blog, The Erin Experiment. This blog started out as an experiment to learn about web 2.0 and social media. I've safely moved past the web experimentation stage and now post social media tips under a separate blog: http://emediaconsulting.blogspot.com.
This blog has evolved from a web experiment to a landing page of thoughts and ruminations about my life, my stepmotherhood and my elusive dream to be great at something.
For whatever reason, I feel compelled to tell people who don't know me personally my match.com-esque stats: I'm 32, I have brown hair, green eyes and a nice-enough size ego to fit into my size 14 jeans. I recently started fitting into my size 14s again after I changed my lifestyle and started eating healthier and working out more.
I work out at the gym and at my local pole dance studio. Yep, you read that right, I pole dance. Not for money, just for honey. I started taking lessons at a local studio (Flirtease Dance and Fitness (formerly known as Tease Workout) last year and now I'm hooked (literally and figuratively). I occasionally write about my pole antics on this blog; however, (full disclosure alert) I'm doing the social media campaign for the studio, so I write a lot more about it here and here.
My life's aspirations include fitting into size 10 jeans, launching my own social media consulting company, and bonding with my fellow stepmothers via books, blogs and social media sites. I'm so enamoured with the idea of helping out my fellow stepmommas, that I created Stepchicks, an online community that hopes to debunk the wicked stepmom myth one blog at at time.
I am married to a cool guy who has his own blog and a book deal. Thanks to a few blogging faux pas on my part, I don't refer to him by name on this blog. He will forever be referred to as "my husband" on this blog unless I slip up.
I also have two stepkids, who shall remain nameless, that are currently 7 and 12. I love the dickens out of the little kiddos; however, I'm human and I'm flawed and I can't help but ponder if I'm doing this whole stepmother thing right.
I try to write several times a week on this blog in hopes that I can capture people's attention and get them talking. I like to talk. I also like to write, so when I'm not wittily introspecting my stepmom life away on here, I'm writing on my social media blog as well as on MomsLikeMe, an online community for moms.
If you can't tell, I'm a bit of an adrenaline-driven success junkie. According to my friend Katy and nearly everyone else who knows me, I am also tireless, driven and maybe even a bit manic. I will wake up and post something on Twitter at 5, Facebook at 6 and LinkedIn at 7. That's just who I am.
There's probably a bajillion things about me that have yet to be uncovered. Stick around, grab a subscription and hang on for the incredible adventures of a pole-dancing, social media blogging stepmother.