ME: “I’m using it allegorically … to illustrate a point.”
YOU (hopefully within your head): “Dork.”
Recipe for a Solid Blog Post
ODNT = one pound of ground meat
WordPress = skillet (preferably non-stick)
Britely Company = Hamburger Helper
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Remember The Day Things Got Hairy at Disney World? I wrote it back in April and it won me $50 (which, by the way, was the funding I used to purchase a certain ketchup costume). Well, thanks to the crackerjack team at Britely, yet another visually unexciting post at ODNT has been given an extreme makeover. And, although I wouldn’t have thought it possible, I think I have now managed to humiliate myself with this story … even more.
Click the image below the see the updated version of my most embarrassing moment as a mom
… now in picture book form!
And don’t forget to share this Brite book. Every click helps!
Yes, that’s right. Just one year ago today, I wrote a blog post …
… then sweated buckets about it, sent proofs to half a dozen people, second guessed myself, ate a pound of cheese and drank a bottle of wine contemplating it, considered scrapping the whole thing, third guessed myself, cried quietly, berated myself in front of the mirror …
… and hit publish.
It’s been a very interesting first year. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW to see just a few of the highlights in my scrapbook.
If you’re interested in reading some of the stories in this scrapbook, I’ve included the links for you at the end of this post. Because I understand lazy. And I know I would NEVER bother to look them up on my own. And I’m assuming that, if you read this blog, you’re probably lazy like me. So I did your heavy lifting for you today.
Thanks to all of you for riding shotgun with me the past year. Here’s to year number two!
The Posts that Inspired ‘Things You Read About on ODNT (2011-12)’
(I couldn’t have a won a contest at wittywoman.com or funnymom.com. Nope. I had to win at itsalldownhillfromhere.com. …. Just kidding, midlifecollage. I love you guys!)
I entered a story that was first published right here at ODNT called The Day Things Got Hairy at Disney World. Remember? And I want to thank my friend, Mel, at According to Mags for pushing me to write it all down, Disney World for offering up its malfunctioning ride as the backdrop for the story and, most importantly, my boy for embarrassing the snot out of me in the first place.