Amy Wilson, creator of the one woman show, Mother Load (directed by Julie Kramer) and contributing editor to Parenting magazine, wrote a funny, funny book. She is in Boston and reading from it at The Brookline Booksmith tomorrow night at 7 pm. Her blog, motherload: the blog is funny, insightful and I know you will like it.
While ferrying around in my trusty Mommy Car today, one stop was for the Library fundraiser – I was to drop off blank name cards at a fellow volunteer’s house. She is going to use her (as yet unsung) skill in calligraphy to transform these randomly cut cards ( so green of me, I used the back of a calendar). I had a big piece of plastic to protect them from the rain but hadn’t thought to leave them for her in a nice package. Fortunately, Mommy Car is loaded with stuff and I was able to find a rubber band (from my stack on the gear shift from the take out sushi from Whole Foods) and further searching revealed a post-it note (although slightly wrinkled, not written on save for the cute PMS joke on it) and a (working) pen. I wrote a note, thanking my generous friend, put in on the (now ripped to normal size) plastic over the (green) cards securing it with the rubber band and dropped it on her porch. It looked like I may have even thought to package it this way before I left the house. Not so. Oh, well, now she knows I am really a disorganized wretch that sometimes lands on my feet and is pleased as punch but sometimes feels so guilty for looking together that I tell on myself.
Cheesy, right? I had Pimp Your Headlines as a title but that sounded too nasty, too close to head lice (big fear). Although I just started this blog this year, I already have a love/hate relationship with my stats. I check them daily (okay, more like twice a day but at least not hourly, like I have a problem or anything) and I do like it when more people read my blog. Go figure.
Check out this great post over at CoffeeShopBloggers from friend and fellow blogger (http://www.pragmaticmom.com) about 10 solid tips to writing great headlines for blog posts, mommy blog or otherwise. There are some good links to other great sites about how to get more traffic to your site. Disclosure – I write at Coffee Shop Bloggers, too.
Not sure I did everything I was supposed to in the article but let me know what you think.
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