Monthly Archives: May 2012

Blog Improvement Project, Part 1

Update, 7/27/12: Because I’ve realized that I’m playing with fire by using copyrighted images, I’m removing all copyrighted pictures (or pictures that I’m unsure about) from this blog. Since this profoundly alters this particular post, I’m making note of it here. Sorry about that. #1 and #2 from this contest have had to be removed. They were a picture of Mission Vao, from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and a picture of Buffy and Spike, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time. ~ Erma Bombeck

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I want to improve Don’t Forget To Feed The Baby.

It’s important to me that this blog be something that my followers look forward to reading, and that they think of fondly when they are not reading it.

So, in order to make this blog all that it can be, I have conceived my Blog Improvement Project. Over the last months, I have looked critically at other, more successful, blogs; I have analyzed what makes them so great; and I am now ready to copy emulate mirror incorporate the things that I perceive to be the keys to their success. I am ready to, incrementally, turn this into a cookie cutter successful blog.

Please join me, as I take Don’t Forget To Feed The Baby from blah to … well, whatever it will be when we’re done. Hooray!

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Part 1: Self-Portrait

It seems that, when I decided that I would only use obscured pictures of myself and my family, I really missed the boat. Forums, online guides, and the precedent set by other bloggers all seem to agree that in order for people to want to hear what I have to say, they MUST know what I look like. I discussed this with Loving Husband, and we agreed that getting more hits and being more ‘relatable’ to my readers is much more important than our sense of personal privacy. Therefore, I’ve gathered together several portraits of me, one of which will appear on my And This Is Me page. I would love to have your help deciding which one is the best, most flattering portrait, and the most appropriate for my little blog. Please vote in the comments.

#3: This is a drawing done of me the week before I gave birth to Sausage. I don’t think it’s very flattering, but it is in keeping with the blog.

#4: This is from this morning. Clearly, it’s not my best look, but it is true to life.

#5: This picture is so flattering, it’s almost wishful thinking. I had to include it, though.

Well, what do you all think? Which picture best encompasses your idea of this blogger, and of this blog? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Memorial Day Vacay Part Deux

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. ~ Kinky Friedman

Hey guys! Look what Andy over at How To Be A Dad made for me! IT’S PERFECT AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

Here’s the original post: Remembering. It’s a wonderful post, and I encourage you all to read it. But, if you’re ├╝ber busy, or lazy, or drunk, you can scroll down to see the comment I made which resulted in this happy memorial day deliciousness. Thanks, Andy!

Happy Memorial Day! Again.

Memorial Day Vacay

The average American is nothing if not patriotic. ~ Herbert Croly

Today is Memorial Day.

That means that my Loving Husband is home from work, even though it’s Monday.

We’re going to grill things and eat things and enjoy each other’s company, and I’m going to spend minimal time with my face in the computer.

Real posts will happen later in the week.

Happy Memorial Day!

Sausage loves his Daddy. Especially when Daddy wears his shiny hat.