November 13, 2006

Sweet Self Promotion!

I spent all day today updating the blog. I wanted it to look like I'd been blogging for 12 whole months rather than a week so every page has gotten an overhaul. Check out the "Flakey Goodness" links in the sidebar for a peak at the new pages!

I started blogging last November and didn't expect much of myself. However, 12 months later I've forced a sick perfectionist regime on this humble website and am always looking over into neighboring webpages to make sure I'm keeping pace. I've been surprised at how varied the blogs out there are. Some that started when I did last November ended on their first post. Others have gone on to become certifiably famous and have a couple thousand visitors a day after only a year's time. I want to know these blogs' secret. I want their traffic, their sponsors and their posh Park Avenue domains.

So every day I claw for validation. I email my website to directory services, woman's publications, humor websites, anyone I think that may provide me with that sweet acknowledging link. I've read about people like me. We're generally looked down upon on the blogging world. Supposedly, blogs are about content, not connections. But I don't agree. I'm not going to spend hours on the computer away from my kid and husband just to write for myself. I want to be read. I want to be rich. I want to jump on Oprah's couch.

Thanks to everyone who comes and reads the blog. It makes my little day, really it does. Like it says on top of the blog - hopefully you'll be getting your million bucks soon. I'm doing all I can to make sure you do!


Suzie Petunia said...

I'm here for you! I'm reading. I'm doin' the work. I want my money.

Can you give me some pointers on how to make my blog more... personalized? Where do I start? I want a new look for the new year.

Lindsay said...

Yay for 12 months! I totally love reading your blog, Sarah. It's fabulous!

(Thanks also for reading mine.)

kaff said...

Love the updated page, looks fabulous!!

A Payne said...

I love the new look, it's flakier, I mean more "Hollywood" than ever!

What I like about your blog is that you write about MORE THAN your adorable kid/kids.

When I am sailing the blogosphere and reading other "mom blogs" I don't linger long on the blogs that are ALL about, "Look at what my gorgeous/brilliant child did today!" BORING! WE ALL HAVE GORGEOUS/BRILLIANT KIDS! WHO CARES!

chronicler said...

Love the new digs! I am sorry to say, I will link you, but it won't do a lot of good. I am a lot like Mark & Brian only 7, count 'em, 7 readers!;-)

Annie said...

The thing I like most about your blog is when you are honest about totally random things you have been thinking about. Don't worry about content, the content is YOU! And you happen to be strange enough (in a good way) to make it very interesting to read!

Sarah said...

Wow! This was a fruitful fishing expedition :)

Suzie - I'll email you some ideas of what I do to make my blog "mine." It's nothing fancy, but makes the place feel a little cozier!

So payne - I got you to admit my baby is adorable. Mission accomplished. I can stop blogging now.