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Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Blog for the People


I’ve shared a lot on this blog.

About my family (only because I kinda have to; it’s a “parenting” blog after all, even if I don’t really excel in that!).

About my marriage (well, not so much. Dumb Dad is sort of an enigma).

About my job (what friggin’ job?!).

About the fact that doing Writer's Workshop every Thursday with Mama K is my life's goal.

Even about my effed up stank butt kidney from Hell internal organs (might as well, they suck it anyway).

I think I’ve put it all out there (not much to IT actually, so no big deal).

To read me is to know me, that’s what I always say.

parenting BY dummies is an open book.

But the one thing I’ve never really shared with you is why I blog.

Why do I open myself up to criticism, and ridicule, and judgment?

Why do I share my inner most thoughts and desires?

Why do I make a fool of myself for the enjoyment of others?

I’ll tell you why.

Because you love me. That’s why.

I do it all for you, people.

It’s obviously not the fame or fortune.

Not that I don’t desire fame and fortune (call me TLC, I have a marvelous idea for a new reality show: Dumb Mom Nation. I go around and spend the day giving other moms a break from their hectic lifestyles. I watch their kids, I do their laundry, I even go on dates with their husbands entertain their in-laws. And then, when they come back from their lovely, relaxcation I go over the 101 ways that they are dumb and give them constructive, provided by an actual professional, ways to improve. Awesome, right?!), but there just doesn’t seem to be enough of that to go around.

I like to interact with my 10 readers (I think I’ve gained a few since Bloggy BC).

It didn’t start out that way, of course, but that’s what it’s become.

A way for me to share with you; to feel more connected to the outside world.

To make your days brighter, really.

Which is why I make up funtastic little things like Thank Me Later Thursday that pretty much just Maggie participates in (thank you Maggie).

And, even though Thank Me Later hasn’t taken off the way I’d hoped, or at all, I’m gonna try again.

Because I’m a glutton for punishment a sweetie like that.

Introducing: Mom Tip Tuesday!

An easy way for you to do what you do best…Tell other people what to do, and how to do it!

Share what you know, or what you want others to know, or how to know more like you do, or what to do with what they know, or where to take what they know and shove it, okay maybe not so much he last one, but you get the picture!

Because mom’s like to brag share.

And most of us have tons of things to brag share about only no one around who cares to share with.

That’s what we, your hopelessly devoted bloggy buddies, are for.

To listen when no one else will.

To praise you when no one else notices.

And, to steal your ideas and act like they are our own (okay, maybe only I do that).

So, if you have a handy little piece of advice, a recipe, a craft, a dummy proof DIY home project I (and by I of course I’m speaking for all Dumb Mom readers) would love for you to share.

So we can steal it support you, and tell you you’re amazing, and possibly attempt to incorporate your advice/project/awesome way of life into our own homes.

Now, I know you probably have tons of questions.

Let me answer a few of those.

Q1: Hey Dumb Mom, what if I shared this perfectly delicious recipe for cow tongue last year when no one was reading my blog. Can I repost that and share it with you all now?

A: Well of course, Made Up Question Asker! Feel free to share a previously posted post, but we’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t share them all, on the same day. Maybe just one or two.

Q2: You know, Dumb Mom, I already participate in a meme that I really like doing on Tuesdays. Can I add a tip into that and post it here also or does the whole post have to be about a tip?

A: Good one, Second Made Up Question Asker! All I can say is that I’m really desperate not particular. I mostly just want people to come to pBd to share what they’ve got going on over at their blogs. Your tip can be an entire post or one line of an entire post about something else. I’ll take what I can get.

Q3: Well, Dummy, if I enter a link are you even gonna read it?

A: First of, calm down, Champ. Dumb Mom I’m fine with, Dum-my, not so much. And, yes. If I host a Linky on pBd it’s because I really do want to read your posts and interact with you on your blogs. So, yeah, you link it and I’ll read it, simple as that.

Q4: This is truly awesome, Dumb Mom. Should we thank you now or later?

A: You know, either way works for me:). Adding your links below (and on Tuesday) is thanks enough!

Hopefully that covers everything and some of you (other than just Maggie, bless her devoted blogging heart) will be inspired to participate.

Because that’s what it’s all about, right?!

On that note, I also have to tell you that I’m entering a sweet little BlogHer contest hosted by Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom and Seed.

It’s about my Seedology, which, from what I can discern, basically translates into what sustains me.

I made a funky fresh Whrrl Story about it.

Watch it if you want. Just to bribe you...It has never before seen pictures of The Dudes.

Powered by Whrrl

You can enter too only, as I plan to win, there is really no reason that you should.

The only thing you should do is leave me a lovely comment saying that you love me, and make sure you find your way back here with a tip to share next Tuesday and every Tuesday after that for the rest of your blogging life.



Erin said...

I love the seedeology!! And I'll link up this week...In my post #2 is my advice on how Life Happens! Let me know if it works!

Heather said...

What a lovely idea! Thank you!

Rebecca said...

Haha...this is my favorite part of today's post:

Because you love me. That’s why.

I do it all for you, people.

♥ Kathy said...

that was fun :)

Farmers Wife said...

I love your blog and I just realised how much I love the big header pic of the kids!!!!

Kmama said...

I think I'm gonna really like the Mom Tip Tuesday (is that what it said because it is REALLY tiny and I had a hard time reading it).

Maggie S said...

It was my privilege, and if you noticed you did thank me later... So it was effective for its purpose. I think this Teeny Weeny Mom Tip Tuesday thing is going to be huge!!!

Maggie S said...

Oh yeah, somebody let me know if you try Heather's Fish thing.

Anonymous said...

Mom Tip Tuesday sounds fun...I think I have something rattling around in my head as we speak! :D

Jennifer said...

Ok now, I've done Thank Me Later Thursday before. Sometimes I just forget, or am lazy. LOL But I will try to do the Mom Tips Tuesday. Good idea. And I should totally be able to work that into what I do now. You are a genious and I'm just gonna keep telling you 'til you believe me.

TubOfLard said...

Fantastic idea! I have lots of mom tips I'd like to share!

Kristy said...

You can check out the silent-but-deadly-fart strategy for discipline in "Silent but Deadly Discipline" in February 2010. Or, how about "Genius Mommy" in January 2010 when I suggest taking a crying, sick child to Wal-Mart for distraction techniques!

Shell said...

When you get your TLC show, please come to my house first. You can even go out on a date with my husband as long as I come home to a clean house and boys who aren't bouncing off the walls.

AngieB said...

Oh, thank God, you're still doing Thank Me Later Thursdays! I'd been missing it somehow - got to go write a post. And put me on the list for the reality show - if you'll come take over her for a day or two I'll listen attentively to ANTHING you want to say!

angie said...

Would you remind me to participate in this next Thursday, PLEASE?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I don't have any tips. I'm winging this parental thing. I just plan to get them out of diapers and keep them out of Juvy.

Anonymous said...

I did a thank me later post! It's my first one, so please, be gentle.

Kekibird said...

I linked up a recipe for bath salts. You can thank me in gold, preferably in gold coins but I'll take cold hard cash.

Sarah said...

You are awesome. Thanks for dropping by my blog today!

Maya said...

you're so witty! i love that you made your whole story rhyme!

Frugal Vicki said...

Okay, I have to go reread the post, because I was loving the question answer part and all I could think was
Dear Dumb Mommy, why in mama drama do cramps hurt so bad?
I will be back after I pop a midol.

Jen said...

Stopping by from Raine's (trueconfessionsofasinglemother) When I read your comment on her post yesterday I just had to come "meet" you! You are hilarious! Oh and your kids are beautiful!

Sunday said...

I totally love you, heart you, and think you are the awesomest of all that is awesome and with all that I have and all that I am I will REALLY REALLY try to remember to come back on Tuesday and link up with some of my insanity that is a tip on how to juggle chainsaws...or do underwater basket weaving.

Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.
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