Okay, for those who are following, here’s how it went down.
As of 5pm today, the tagline with the most votes was “Refreshingly honest or disturbingly candid? You be the judge.”
I wrote it. I liked it. But I felt like it lacked a little levity. So, I began re-reading the comments following that post. (All of which are SO VERY APPRECIATED, by the way.) And I saw one comment that suggested simply using the second half of my Twitter description. Then, I saw another commenter seconding that idea and even quoting the passage.
“Funny, poignant and completely candid. Come on over. I just made paella.”
It sounded a lot like the winner of the contest plus it had a little something extra on the end. And, well, YOU might not think it’s funny. But I do.
And so, with that, I give you my new tagline, soon to be listed next to my blog name, on TheBloggess.com.
I’m pumped. Thanks to everyone for playing along. And a special shout out to According to Mags and HonestMom for helping me make this obvious realization. Two funny ladies. You should read their stuff … but only after you’re finished mine. 🙂
Since I created this little project back in August 2011, I have made a real effort to seek and read the work of the many, talented bloggers out there writing about everything from making Susan Spicer’s Pork Chops with Satsuma Marmalade to fulfilling An Adventure – The First Naked Bar Dance. I have “met” so many interesting people that sometimes I forget that if I bumped into these people at the grocery and tried to strike up a conversation with them that I might wind up being hit by the business end of a honeydew melon (does a honeydew even have a “business end?”) while they escape the maniacally-friendly, crazy lady.
Anyway, in my travels, I’ve become well acquainted with lots of very impressive writers including the two above as well as blogger extraordinaire, Jenny Lawson, and her website entitled TheBloggess.com. If you haven’t visited her already, treat yourself and head over there now. (Did I just send you to someone ELSE’S blog??? I am so bad at this game.) In addition to being profoundly funny and insightful, Jenny is one of the most popular bloggers in the business which is why I’ve decided to advertise ODNT alongside a handful of others right there on her website. Being adjacent to greatness is almost as good as actually achieving it, right?
But here’s my problem.
I need a tagline. If you look at the other blogs listed on her site, you’ll see all of their names followed by a short description, mantra, song lyric, shoe size, favorite snack, etc. It’s whatever the writer wants to use to represent him or herself in that listing. So, I lost a lot of sleep last night, waking up every so often to jot something down in the notes app of my phone, trying to come up with ideas. I pestered my husband, my mother and four of my good friends … one of whom spent the whole afternoon brainstorming with me. (Thanks, Ashley. Also, your cheese presentation was as delicious as it was pretty.)
We probably came up with nearly 50 ideas, some of which were so very bad that I question whether I should even be granted permission to write something like a grocery list. And we culled it down to seven and are putting it to a vote. Here and now. Let me know what you think. The blog listing will read “Old Dog, New Tits” and then the tagline. It’s sort of like someone reading their business card as in ‘Dr. Will Slaughter, CardioThoracic Surgeon.’ (Yeah, I was a big Simpsons fan back in the day.)
Anyway, here are your candidates. Please vote. I need to turn this stuff in!
Hate ’em all? Well, aren’t you persnickety? … No! Wait! I’m kidding. Please don’t run off. Have a better idea? Please list it below in the comments section. Have I mentioned before that I LOVE COMMENTS?
Thanks, guys, for helping me decide. I’ll post my final decision very soon. And maybe share a few of the earlier rejected clunkers for laughs … if you want to hear them. But you can’t like them better!!