Gee whiz!! You spill your guts on the internet and you get a prize, guys!! My birth story and my postpartum post had a zillion more page views than my ordinary posts (although perhaps it was the pictures that did it, I am fairly certain there is a stray nipple in there somewhere!) and I thought that was prize enough. While I certainly do not write with the intent of generating traffic it is a pleasant surprise when something that I questioned posting at all is a hit.
Last week I received the 7×7 link award from The Waiting. She is an Emily, but a pregnant one!! She is also in the Cackalackey so we have that in common as well. I enjoy her pregnancy related tales, but suspect I’d have enjoyed her tales prior to this shared experience as well. Go. Read her. She is smart and funny. That’s Win Win.
The rules are simple – list seven of my own my favorite posts and then nominate seven other bloggers for the award .
My favorite seven posts
Security – This is an all time favorite because it is the beginning of what has become a valued friendship with my friend Karen. And the first time I realized that barfing my feelings on the internet really makes me feel better about my Universe.
When I Grow Up – another post that was prompted by a question from an old friend. The answer to the question of why I didn’t grow up to be an actress.
A Test of Patience – Sometimes I need to remember that I have come a long, long way. And I have been patient. Occasionally it would serve me to be a little less so.
How Symmetrical is Your Face – I miss This Book Will Change Your Life. I need to get back on the horse.
Express Your Views – Alternately titled “I Told The Internet About my Abortion” – a tough one to write. But impossible not to.
The Post Where I Coined One of my All Time F avorite Phrases – And in what I declare a moment of genius told her that “our hearts are like earthworms. We have endless regenerative powers.” Hillary is a tough cookie. And when I didn’t hear from her I assumed that she was toughing it out. Her earthworm heart mending itself in time to be torn in two for perhaps the gazillionth time, but all in all, no worse for the wear.
And a couple bonus entries to make you laugh….
Magic 8 Ball of Crazy – Pregnant and Bat Shit Crazy –
How My Monday Was Like a Primus Song – Why I love the DMV
Have You Met My Wife – another reason I love MQD
And now 7 blogs I enjoy!!
Toulouse & Tonic: – Read her. Comment. Be engaging and witty. This delightful gal is on bedrest and needs you to entertain her.
Xanax or Running Shoes – Jeanna has an amazing gift for telling a story. She is engaging and funny even in trying times.
Squatch Makes Three – A DADDDY to be blog! He is clever and a fine representation of a real dad to be.
I’ll Sleep When They’re Grown – She is newly pregnant again and a good time. Another good sense of humor. Are you detecting a trend?
Great Big Question Mark – Kim. Kim is a real life person. She was an internet person and made the leap. Kim held my hand through some of my darkest days and it was her sarcasm, her kindness, her smarts… that more than once saved my ass. Kim is smart. And the only really short person I have ever truly loved.
Real Life Homes – Karen had a genius of an idea. Send her pictures of your real life home so we can all stop feeling like rotten homemakers when we look through catalogues. I ruined the curve when I sent her pics of my pregnancy induced nesting home.
The Adventures of the Family Pants – Collen and I have never met but we will. She is a delight, she makes me cry and laugh and makes me want to squeeze her kids and make up songs and pay and wear a lot of glitter. She is good people.
And a bonus nominee because I can’t say enough how you should really read Karen’s blog. She is a hundred times smarter than me. And her kids are way cute. And even her husband has won me over. Uncomfortably Honest & Honestly Uncomfortable.
Muchas gracias, my blog friends. I promise I will get my shit together and get back to more regular posting. I am trying to give the Facebook page a little love, bonus pictures and the like in the meantime. So, come on, Like me! Heh.