My first Blog Buzz column features the fascinating Mercy of Le Menage. I appreciate her candor regarding her unconventional relationship and her allowing us to share her journey as she navigates complicated feelings. In fact, her blog prompted me to start this weekly spotlight, and it was my pleasure to ask her the questions excerpted below.
Mercy uses her blog, Le Menage, to chronicle her relationship struggle– torn between the relationship she wants with the man she loves versus the relationship she’s been told she deserves. Based in Denver, the 27 year old is a Controller for a Marijuana Edibles Company, started her blog last month. She notes the significance between the name of her blog and the website, atrois.co. Since hers is a story of an open relationship she wanted something to convey that concept without sounding sleazy. Outside of blogging she enjoys reading, spending hours in old dusty bookstores, playing with her two very spoiled dogs [a Great Dane and Boxer mix], movies, good food, night walks, and exploring abandoned buildings.
“She’s clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
What prompted you to start your blog?
I have always enjoyed writing. It’s a way of escape, of clearing my head and it allows me to see things from a different perspective. My relationship has hit a rough patch that I feel many people find themselves in at some point or another in their life, but it’s not something I want to speak to my family and close friends about. This is a way for me to share my story with, and maybe get feedback from people who have faced similar issues.
Tell us the best thing about blogging.
Stress relief. It’s cleansing, and I feel lighter after each post.
And the worst?
I think the worst thing about blogging is the slight anxiety about whether or not people will enjoy reading what you write.
Do you have writing aspirations outside Le Menage?
I would love to publish a book. I have pieces of a story that I’ve been working on for years, but the writing style is drastically different from what you’ll see on my blog.
Has Le Menage led you to any noteworthy experiences?
Not yet, my blog is still pretty new.
Do your family, friends, coworkers, and other people you encounter in life know that you keep a blog– and that they could be fair game for material?
I have two blogs. My family and friends know of the first one that I started several years ago, but they have not been introduced to Le Menage.
Has blogging ever caused problems for you personally?
I have not had any problems with either blog so far, but I imagine I would if anyone in my life connected me with Le Menage.
What advice do you have for fellow bloggers or those wishing to get started?
Just do it. Don’t worry so much about what others might think of you, or your posts.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,