Chaotic Kids & Clutter started about 4.5 years ago, after my pastor encouraged me to start a blog while we were eating breakfast at Denny’s. He thought my incessant facebook posts were funny enough to warrant some longer ramblings. He clearly was delusional. Not long before that I had read somewhere that the average blog has a readership of one person, which further proved that my pastor was insane for even mentioning it. I continued to think he was crazy until about 12 minutes after I got home from breakfast that day, when I sat down and wrote my first blog post (apparently I can be easily swayed by a man of God…). Right from the start, I have written about whatever has popped into my head, most of which has revolved around my kids (did I mention that we have four…?), but could include anything and everything. When people ask what kind of blog I have, I sometimes tell them that it’s part humor blog, part parenting blog, and part desperate plea for help. I think that explains things about as succinctly as possible.
I will mention that Chaotic Kids & Clutter was fortunate enough to win the prestigious Best Kept Secret Blog award at the 2014 Bloggie Awards, and it was nominated for the same award in 2015. I am extremely proud of both nominations, and frankly don’t understand how it got nominated either time, but I will gladly accept the accolades.
I will also mention that, if you do happen to read some of my posts on Chaotic Kids & Clutter, you should know the cast of characters I write about. First of all, I am me. Second of all, my wife is known as The Wife. Our kids are, in order of age: The Girl, age 7; The Boy, age 6; The Little One, age 4; and The Baby, age 0. We also have two annoyingly yippy dogs named Toby and Gromit. For some reason I have never deemed it necessary to give them aliases. Or is it alii…?
So, this was a brief history of Chaotic Kids & Clutter. If you check it out, I hope you like what you see. And if you like what you see, I hope you tell all your friends and/or enemies and/or people you kind of know but not really. Oh, and I also have a fly-fishing themed blog called The Riffle. I have been an avid fly fisherman for 32 years, and have worked in and around the fly fishing industry for 15. If you are at all interested in learning a little more about that coolest of outdoor sports, please check out The Riffle. Thanks! And thanks, Jesse! I hope you don't regret having me as a guest blogger!
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I want to thank Scott from over at Chaotic Kids & Clutter for taking the time to guest post here on average jester. It's fun to open up my writing space to fellow bloggers that I enjoy reading. Scott is actually the first blogger I ever officially followed (not in a creepy stalker way) when I first got the idea bouncing around in my head to start my own blog. I have enjoyed his writing style and humor ever since. If you enjoy what you see here on average jester, I strongly encourage you to check out his work. Thanks again Scott! ~Jesse