Queen and Latifa


An Aside

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM Comments comments (0)

So here’s the thing…


This entry is about how awesome and fulfilled my life is and how I struggle to find time to write entries on both of my blogs. I’m hoping that this entry doesn’t make me look like a whingey old queen. I’m also hoping that it doesn’t come across as an unreliable person making excuses. And finally, I hope it doesn’t come across as boasty and self-righteous either! That’s certainly not the intention, but it inevitably will.


I do a lot of stuff. Seriously. I work full time, have a boyfriend with whom I spend a lot of time, do voluntary work for two charities, sit on four different local community committees/ initiatives (chairing two of them), watch an average of 10 hours wrestling a week, ring announce for two wrestling companies that are 80+ miles away from where I live, play World of Warcraft, play Dark Heresy (it’s kind of like a Sci-Fi Dungeons and Dragons), go out and drink copiously almost every weekend (and have shocking hangovers!), watch a lot of films, read at least a book a week, and fuss over my cat a lot. Oh, and of course, write two blogs.


And that’s the thing: I don’t write entries for either of my blogs as often as I like because I’m busy. In fact, I regularly curse myself for missed opportunities for timely blogs (particularly on GGWF).


I genuinely love everything that I do in my life, but I’m the first to admit that I probably do too much to be able to actually be able to commit as much as I’d like to any of them. It’s a tough choice to drop anything, and the simple truth is that I don’t want to. So I’m not going to. And I guess what I’m saying is that sporadic is the name of the game when it comes to both of my blogs.


Clearly, the solution is to not sleep… ever.


M x

Latifa's Guest Appearance Over At GGWF

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 12:34 AM Comments comments (0)

As regular readers will know, I write another blog by the name of Grumpy Gay Wrestling Fan: it's a lot more blunt, forthright and ranty than Q&L and is aimed at a more mature audience - it's about my experiences and views about matters involving LGBT in professional wrestling. And yes, I do flagrantly promote it quite often on this blog. I also enjoy writing 'crossover blogs' that I slightly adapt for the two seperate audiences, but essentially post the same thing (the last blog here being a prime example).


The latest entry on GGWF is still technically a crossover blog but I'd never actual post said entry on Q&L because, frankly, one of the images on this blog is too graphic and Q&L is a family friendly website.


However, the more mature readers here might like to see what was written. The specific entry is here.


M x

Twittering Queen

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you follow Queen and Latifa on Twitter? if not, it's @queenandlatifa.


As much as it could be considered a cop out, I tweet a lot more often than I blog. Such is the nature of the beast of having a busy life and two blogs, but sometimes there really is only time to do a quick tweet rather than a whole blog. I like to think that microblogging at least allows me a presence every day however little time I have. I also like to think that the gleeful, peculiar charm and cat obsession of Q&L is still there with the Twitter updates. The requirement to be concise is potentially a very good thing! After all, I do whitter on when given a free reign sometimes!


I really like Twitter actually. I have four other accounts that you might be interested in too:

  • @GGWFMark - The twitter for my other blog which is about wrestling (please note that the language isn't family friendly)
  • @QandLMark - An account that is just my random thoughts sans kitty or wrestling
  • @GlittergemWoW - An account for my World of Warcraft character! Yes, I am that sad!
  • @UoSLGBTStaff - The account I manage for the LGBT Staff Network at my place of work (I am its Chair)

Have fun,


M x

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