Blogosphere- Holly Meyer always wanted to be a writer.
Now, thanks to hard work and a blogger account, she can say she’s a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. Holly Meyer, 31, started blogging about the antics of her five year-old just sixteen months ago. Within four weeks she was hooked, and by the time six months had passed, every stay at home mom (or SAHM, in blogger lingo) from Portland to Pensacola knew about the hijinks of little Kelsey Meyer.
The magic began for Holly one night at her subdivision’s weekly Bunko group.
“There I was, with eleven of my neighbors, telling them story after story about my little girl, Kelsey. My friends were laughing so hard, because everything Kelsey does is just so funny! For example, she can’t pronounce the letter r, so I’m laughing every morning when she just asks for ‘bweakfast ceweal.’ Really, I can’t make this stuff up.”
And so “Kelsey’s Korner” was born.
A typical blog entry for Holly always starts with a picture of Kelsey.
“She has so many princess outfits, and she used to wear them every single day. Then one day, out of the blue, she up and asked for a Star Wars costume. Star Wars! I can tell you, it was so darn cute to see her little face peeking out of an Annikan Skywalker robe! Nobody can predict Kelsey, and that’s part of what keeps people coming back.”
Along with a photo that warms the heart, readers get an accounting of Kelsey’s day. Holly usually posts about her picky eating habits (“she ate only white food for a whole month!”), her silly songs warbled from her booster seat in the mini-van (“she calls the mini-van a Mommy Van!”) and the drama that accompanies kindergarten playgrounds across America (“Kelsey had to learn to stand up for herself and tell that little boy to stop cutting in line. She grew up that day.”).
But it was the heart-warming post detailing Kelsey’s struggles with wetting the bed that pushed Holly into fame.
“I think I got something like 47 comments on that post. I didn’t know I would touch so many lives. Kelsey isn’t even in first grade and she has already left her legacy for the world. A legacy of laughter, princess tea parties, silly potty jokes, and her pain as she struggled to sleep through the night without wearing pull-ups.”
Will the $10,000 prize money change Holly and Kelsey?
“Absolutely not! My husband was going to build me an extra room for my scrap booking supplies and stamping gear, and now we can do most of it without breaking the bank. Our lives will still be the same: funny, full of love, and a little crazy.”
Or should we say, cwazy.