My name is Emily, and this is my blog, Hold Me, Don’t Hold Me.
Initially, the sole purpose of this blog was just to make people laugh, or, to quote myself when discussing it with my husband, “I’m not writing this to help people, or to have some sort of cathartic experience. I’m writing this to make people think I’m funny.” But as time went on, I discovered I really enjoy the connections I’ve made with people who have, for one reason or another, found themselves wondering if they are as alone as they feel. Now, a little more than a year into it, it’s the idea of helping people that really attracts me to continuing this blog. And also the fame and riches that have accompanied it. Obviously.
I am not an expert. I don’t know what I’m doing. Don’t take anything I say too seriously, unless of course I put “seriously” in front of it, in which case you can trust that it’s actually serious. Maybe.
Sometimes I’m funny. Sometimes I’m somber. All of the time I’m honest, albeit with a heavy dose of satire mixed in. I am also always here to talk to anyone who ever feels alone, and I mean that.
My work can be found on Scary Mommy, Horse Collaborative, Mamapedia, Pregnant Chicken, Mock Mom, and BLUNTMoms, where I am a part of their writing cadre. And yes, I had to google “cadre” too.
Thanks for stopping by!