When my sister and I were little, we crammed as much Bazooka Bubble Gum we could handle into our mouths and had bubble blowing contests. The brands varied; Double Bubble, BubbleYum, Bubblicious or Hubba Bubba, but Bazooka seemed to be the least sticky, plus it had the Bazooka Joe comic. The object was to blow the biggest bubble, without having it pop, leaving gum on your face or in your hair.
In 1928, Walter Diemer, an accountant for Fleer Chewing Gum Company, experimented on new gum recipes in his spare time. He considered it an accident when he came up with a formula that was less sticky and more flexible than other chewing gums. This flexibility allowed the chewer to make bubbles. To help sell the bubble gum, Diemer taught the salespeople how to blow bubbles so they could teach the potential customers. This gum was marketed as Double Bubble and for many years was the only bubblegum on the market.
At the end of World War II, The Topps Candy Company introduced the Bazooka Bubble Gum. This was named after the bazooka, a musical instrument created by Bob Burns. The Bazooka Joe comic strips were added as a gimmick along with the baseball cards.
Each brand of bubble gum has its own unique formula and flavor, much like the various blogs I follow on WordPress. My love of writing prompted me to start this blog in October, 2012. It has provided me with the necessary accountability, and it’s all the motivation I need to get something written on a deadline. I never imagined I would connect with so many wonderful people. I’ve discovered numerous blogs that inspire me to be a better writer. I follow blogs that provide writing tips and keep up with the industry. Some of my favorite bloggers make me laugh out loud and some have made me cry. It’s a wonderful community that I’m honored to be a part of.
The past couple of months, I’ve been nominated by fellow bloggers for the Liebster Award. It’s taken me a while to acknowledge these awards, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the recognition. I know I’m not following the rules of acceptance, but I don’t want to create more work for anyone. I just want to say thank you and give these blogs a shout out. Please check them out; there is a little something for everyone.