Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Who keeps raising the goddam blog bar?
I have blog envy and since I don't like that about myself, I'm going to have to ask the rest of you to change your behavior. You see, blogs have become very fancy lately and I want to keep up. But I don't have the time or perhaps the aptitude. So please, I beg of you, knock it off. Have you seen the beautiful, clever, hilarious graphics on the homepages of some of these Mommy blogs? Some of you even have YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME. I cannot even imagine how one accomplishes that. I thought I was advanced when I figured out how to upload drawings (Thus the endless string of cartoons. Sorry folks, I'm addicted.). Things that I wish I had: cool retro style graphics, a catchy name, categories, advertisers, weather forecasts, fortune telling, babysitting, and Dom Perignon. Instead I have my own boring name that nobody can pronounce, a free blogger skin shared by thousands of others, and a link to Amazon to buy my book which must be broken for lack of use. Time to do a little Spring cleaning. Number One: My clever new blog name is now, "Fire on the Poop Deck." That is the most common Google search that leads to my site, so there you go. You don't have to change your links (all four of you who link here)-it's just a cosmetic change. Number Two: Next time I have the time, I will purchase a new skin for my blog with clever Mommy looking pirates who write novels. Number Three: I'm going to update my blogroll. If you would like to be mentioned on my site, just leave a comment. That is all I can do at this time. I have another novel to finish, a novel to promote and another one making the rounds in New York. And there's this motherhood thing I signed up for a few years back. Since that's about it for me, I beg of you, quit raising the goddam blog bar!