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Meet My Friend

I’d like to introduce my readers to Meet My Friend, Connie Roberts, whom I’ve invited to Guest Post on Moomette’s Magnificents.  Connie is also known around the blogosphere as “Connie Foggles.”

Connie and I met, if I recall correctly, through Twitter.  We shared some common interests – we were both eBay sellers; moms; were somewhat the same age; and were both bloggers.  As time went on we found ourselves connecting through social media forums, and eventually began a friendship emailing each other sharing blogging tips and talking about being mother-of-the bride at our daughters’ weddings. Recently I learned Connie’s a native New Yorker, even though she now lives in Florida!

Connie Foggles

I’m not sure why I’ve put off writing a guest post for Cindi. It may be because I have to write about myself, which I find a bit difficult.

Now if someone asks me questions, I have something to focus on and don’t feel like I’m tooting my own horn, but just writing without a “script” isn’t easy. Now that I ask bloggers who write product reviews to answer interview questions for my new writing gig with MurrayNewlands.com, I know how frustrating it can be to seek out people that you are actually willing to promote and have them turn you down. So I’m biting the bullet and giving this a go.

I’ve been a WAHM for a long time. I began working from home 11 years ago when my youngest was a few months old. Since I didn’t want to leave her in daycare, I answered an ad that I really thought was a scam. It turned out to be one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. I was a customer service representative for Huffy Bicycles. My hours were flexible and I was even able to work part time as a home health Social Worker once in a while.

But, my life came to a hault suddenly almost 7 years ago, when I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare neuro-muscular disease.

Soon after that, I was diagnosed with other chronic illnesses and was pretty much bed-bound and unable to work. I went into a deep depression but stuck with my doctor’s treatments. When I was told that I needed to seek help for depression, I did fight a bit, but finally gave in and am so happy that I did.

A few months after I began treatment I recognized that I was able to try to do get back into doing some kind of work, but it had to be at home with a very flexible schedule since I still am sick and have frequent flare ups. I became a member of DOUA – Disabled Online Users Association which helped me learn how to sell on eBay. My husband helped me a great deal with this as packing and shipping was too hard for me to do. The main thing though, was I was doing something! I felt more confident and happier.

After a few years of eBay, I learned about blogging. I began to write to cope with all I was going through. It was like therapy for me.

Brain Foggles LogoThen I learned that I could earn money by blogging and my journey began. I monetized Brain Foggles first through paid posts and then through affiliate marketing. When I learned about product reviews I was so excited! I enjoyed sharing my views on products, running giveways and connecting with advertisers. I even was paid for some of my product reviews.

I enjoy paying it forward by helping out other bloggers, volunteering online and in real life and sharing about ways to help non-profits on my blogs. I am an avid reader, am a DisneyFanatic and love spending time with my family. My daughters are 12 years apart so I have the best of both worlds! I recently became a mother of the bride and had a blast planning and attending the wedding. So far I’ve been to Affiliate Summit East 2009 in New York City and IzeaFest 2009 in Orlando. More blogging events are definitely in my future.

I currently publish and author 3 blogs –Brain Foggles, my mom blog where I share about my family and write product reviews, as well as provide information about blogging.

Connie’s View, my parenting blog where I also write some product reviews I have a page devoted to sharing giveaway links.

My Chronic Life – my health blog, where I write about coping with living with chronic illness, disability and provide information on all typed of health issues.

I’m known as @ConnieFoggles on Twitter almost everywhere on the internet. I’m addicted to the internet and have been known to lose sleep staying up too late visiting blogs and hanging out on Twitter and Facebook.

Thanks Cindi for the opportunity to share some information about myself. You have been an inspiration to me with the knowledge you have and continue to learn.

If you have a topic of interest that you’d like to share and be a Guest Blogger on Moomette’s Magnificents, please contact me (see Contact tab above).

About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger and influencer from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Crochet Shop for the latest Handmade Fashion trends, Home Decor, Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

15 comments

  1. Thanks for such a great opportunity Cindi! I won’t ever put off a guest post again now that I did this. You got me off to a great start.
    .-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..My T.J. Maxx And Marshalls Secret Santa Identity =-.

  2. This is a great guest post. I hardly ever get to know very many bloggers, and it was really great to read about Connie. She is an inspiration as a blogger.
    .-= Louise´s last blog ..Sunday Savings, What’s your best Money Saving Tip? #giveaway =-.

  3. This was a refreshing guest post. So many times guest posts are on a certain subject and it’s so NICE to see someone talk about themselves and share their life. It sounds like you have been on an amazing journey and wish you only the best in the future. Thanks for sharing your story and it’s nice to meet you :)
    .-= Deal-ectible Mom´s last blog ..Beyond the Rack: New Private Shopping Site w/discounts up to 80%! =-.

  4. This post is terrific, and the perfect guide/motivational tool for the would-be blogger who says, ” But what do I write about?”
    Thank you Connie for letting us in!
    .-= Daneka Soudak´s last blog ..Time for an ergonomic keyboard? – Tips for a healthier affiliate lifestyle. =-.

  5. Awesome post! So nice to “meet” you Connie. I sort of know who you are too.

    I’m sorry to learn about your chronic illness. I’m sorry that you have to go through it but it looks like you are not letting it get the best of you, which I think it’s great.

    You seem to have a lot of your plate. I have one blog and that is enough for me. How you have THREE blogs and can keep up with them. WOW!!!!

    Kudos for doing all that you do. You are a very busy lady.
    .-= Kimberly´s last blog ..Pearl Cards Review & Giveaway =-.

  6. It is amazing how you can develop a relationship with someone online. Thank you Cindi for introducing us to Connie! Would love to see more from her!
    .-= Gena´s last blog ..I need a HUGE favor please! =-.

  7. Nice feature Cindi.
    I’ve seen you around for quite some time and it was great learning more about you Connie.
    .-= valmg @ Mom Knows It All´s last blog ..No More Cold Coffee =-.

  8. Hi there! Dropping by from SITS to say, “hello”. I’m so glad I came by. I would like to ask, which work at home option have you found to be best? Currently, I update a couple websites and check http://www.ratracerebellion.com/JOBLEADS.html for work at home leads however I am not getting the results I need…just thought I would ask what you have found to be adequate. It’s nice to “meet” you. I’ll add your site to my “follow” list. Best wishes in 2010.

    Kindest regards,
    Brook
    .-= Brook (Matt5verse6)´s last blog ..Standing Outside the Box Pt. 1: What Does Scripture Tell Me =-.

  9. Great to hear more about you Connie… I have read some of your blog a few times, but have been very lax on my blog visits due to recent surgery and have been doing all I can to keep up with mine.
    It’s great to hear how you can do it with your diability, it is a terrific inspiration! Thanks for the encouragement!!
    .-= Lorie Shewbridge´s last blog ..Photos of Specialist Nikolaus Murowsky, US Army =-.

  10. Thank you so much Cindi for giving Connie the chance to share more of her story with me and all of your wonderful readers! :)

  11. Yay! I just adore Connie! She’s a wonderful woman :)
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Being Smart Doesn’t Equal A Good Teacher =-.

  12. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! I recognize Connie’s pics with her sunglasses from all over. Great to know more about her.

    p.s. Thanks for linking up at Friday Follow. Join us again next Friday to party!

  13. Connie, it was great to learn so much more about you! How brave you are to fight through your condition and keep the positive attitude that you display on a daily basis. :)
    .-= Heather Kephart´s last blog ..Joe got his first real haircut! =-.

  14. Connie, you are the poster child for chronic illness suffers. You handle your illness so well and you definitely get the word out there about it.

  15. Thanks for introducing another great blogger!

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