I have spent the morning on Pinterest looking at blogging “tips” and it seems I’m doing this wrong. I should be tweeting all my posts 19+ times and using a consistent voice and giving you guys 27 tips on new uses for your LiveStrong bracelets.
But I will not do these things. I am not a mommish writer. The company I keep on the Internet is not looking for me to feign interest in laundry tips or coming up with cute anecdotal stories about C pooping wherein I pretend to be unaware of how gross I’m being. I know it’s gross and I’m not going to apologize. Most of the time, when I use Pinterest, it is to find new things to make fun of. Being overly fussy about C’s first birthday party would be the adult equivalent of me acting like I really cared when I went to sorority meetings in college.
So I will keep being me. In case you were wondering.
OK, I just needed to get that out of my system. It’s good for me to occasionally remind myself that I’m alright the way I am and that I don’t need to change just to be successful. Forty-five percent of the people who visit this blog leave comments and I’d much rather have than than 90% passive readers who just drop in for pretty pictures of banana bread.
But I am still having a giveaway, but not because I want to drum up new readers. Or because I have read somewhere that it’s a good thing to do for marketing. It’s because I want to give y’all things since you’ve been so kind to me. If you missed the post on the giveaway, here it is. There are strings attached, but they are good strings.
I have finally come up with a prize! It will be an assortment of nonperishable yummies from the North Carolina State Farmers Market! We went last weekend and it was pretty much the happiest place ever, and it would have been even if it hadn’t started snowing when we were there. I want to spread the love to you, so by submitting your baby picture for Miss C’s bloggy birthday bash, you will be entered to win it. So get on that.
On a completely unrelated note, I have been reading some books. I know you think all I do is read blogs, but you would be mistaken. When I am not reading blogs, I am reading books written by bloggers or books suggested to me by bloggers. Or teaching C how to write a blog because I have excellent priorities. I am working my way through Carrie Rubin‘s The Seneca Scourge and washing my hands rather frequently. It’s excellent and in case the 80,000 people who have already sung its praises weren’t enough, I’m also here to tell you that you should probably read it. Last week I finished Moosey‘s book on his stint in stand up comedy, Silence and I was heartily entertained. It’s really good, y’all. He will probably give it away to you if you really want, but why don’t you pony up the $0.99 required to purchase it for your ereader?
One last thing. C can now stand without holding onto anything. I should have probably said that first since I’ve got a Top Mommy Blog voting badge thing on my blog now, but look at me. I said it last. I saved it for last because it’s the best. She can stand up for herself. That’s as deep as it sounds.