Thursday, October 21, 2010

News flash---I'm a blogger!

Taking the lead from a friend and, in my opinion, a real genius when it comes to creative blog posts, Liz, I've decided to do my own post about the seven signs that you're a blogger.

{one} The popular commercial slogan, Never leave home without it, only pertains to you if it refers to your go-everywhere pocket-sized digital Nikon, because credit cards you could live without, but quick access to a digital camera, ain't no way!

{two} The words, "strictly off the record" are no longer limited to re-runs of Law and Order, but rather have become family and friends' latest catch phrase in hopes of keeping their conversations from turning into your latest go-to blogging fodder. But, you can't figure out what all the fuss is about, after all, you always remove names to protect the innocent!

{three} It's a good day when you've had time to take care the kids, cook, tidy up around the house, prepare a dozen muffins for your husband's coworkers, and run errands. All of which happens just after your questionable five minute morning primp that will hopefully be enough to keep the neighborhood kids from thinking that Halloween came early. Yet it's not considered a productive day unless you've found the time to also draft and schedule, in advance, several posts for publishing in between making the rounds and commenting on all your favorite blogs.

{four} Even small, practically non-existent keys aren't enough to keep you from blogging. You've blogged from your cell phone because the reality is, the waiting room at the doctor's office is prime blogging real estate. Plus, it sure beats reading an issue of Vogue from 2008.

{five} To prevent further confusion, you've started using blog titles and usernames when sharing your day with the hubs. It's no longer about what Jane from Accounting said, but rather what Laura from  Cowboy Boots and Baby Booties commented.

{six} No-reply bloggers have quickly skyrocketed near the top of your list of annoying pet peeves, just after smacking and open mouth chewing, but slightly before mothers that drag their sick-germ spreading toddlers to music class.

And lastly,

{seven} Blogger guilt is real. For you, a day without blogging is unnatural, like Bristol Palin's dancing, Tammy Faye Baker's makeup (no disrespect intended), or being forced to go commando because you're behind on your laundry.

Then there's the real reason most of us began blogging in the first place, our lil' monsters kids.


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Though we blog about the ups and downs, poop blowouts and public meltdowns, we never forget that when it's all said and done at the end of a long day, we've got the best darn job around---and sharing our stumbles and triumphs with others while making friends along the way, well that's just icing on the cake!

So what do you think?

Can you identify with any of these signs or do you care to share some of your own?


{Congrats to Lexie Loo & Dylan Too for winning the Lee La La giveaway! Email me for details.}

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22 comments:

Bethany said...

Ha!! Loved the list! So true!! Have a great day!!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Total awesomeness! These are all oh-so-true! Last night, we were carving pumpkins and I took a picture of my mom - her first response was "that better not land on the blog!" :)

Casey said...

Oh my goodness this had me laughing! I love it. Oh and her shirt is adorable

Ashley E. said...

Oh my word!!! I love this list because it's SO true!!! Haha! Also, GG's shirt is so cute!

Kat said...

Very clever! Love it. And how cute is the back of her hoodie!?? :)

Lacey said...

Hi, I'm Lacey! I'm following back from Tag Along Tuesday. Your house looks gorgeous and ready for fall. It motivated me to finally put out my fall decor. I look forward to reading more!

Natalie said...

Yep! Every single one of them is so true!

blueviolet said...

It's the truth! I can't even take a picture of the kids anymore without them questioning what my intentions are for the photo!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love your list, and I can relate!
I'm so excited about the giveaway...thank you!

That's What She Said... (No, Really!) said...

GG's little monster shirt is adorable. I wonder if they make them in adult size... :)

I Do Declare said...

CUTE post! And so true. I find that I think in blog titles. If I get a title in my head, I'll have to live it out somehow just to use it. GET A LIFE, P! HA!

Mungee's Ma said...

So, so true! Mungee has the monster outfit too. I have a feeling it's going to be huge on her, unfortunately. And it's still pretty hot here, I don't think she'll be wearing those fleece pants for a while.

Liz said...

LOVE the list! I admit to never have blogged from my phone. You probably don't believe it, but I haven't done it.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

hahahhahaha rofl and sadly soooooo true!

esp #5 poor branden will hear me talk about my day and he'll say "another blogger again?" haha

Erica K said...

new follower from Friendly Friday. congrats on the feature

http://www.bassgiraffe.com/2010/10/follow-friday-1022.html

Ruth Ann said...

I can so RELATE!!!! :) Love your Blog!!!! I am a new follower from FrdayBlog hops!!! Would love for you to stop by HaddyGrace Designs!

A 2 Z said...

New follower! Great insight! I started blogging because my 2 daughters left home for college. Now I have 2 much time on my hands LOL

Anne-Marie

eof777 said...

Positive Kismet - Following you from FRIENDLY FRIDAY Blog Hop!
Have a great weekend ahead!
Elizabeth

Jennifer said...

What a great list Shannon!! You really are a blogger..LOL! I know you never leave without that camera :) The sad part is that you do feel 'guilty' when you don't post. I have had alot going on these last few weeks and have missed a few days here and there, I feel horrible. But, the reason is all the same....those little adorable monsters :)

Liz said...

LOL! That is so funny, I love it! And your daughter is adorable! I'm a new follower from FF. Hope you can stop by and follow back! Thanks!
http://chalkboardstostrollers.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

I so agree. I do feel guilty when not blogging and have such a feeling of accomplishment when I have blogged and have drafts and scheduled posts to go up. I love your list!

Stephanie M. Page said...

hahahahah!! I love this! YES I AM A BLOGGER!!!