Wednesday, March 15, 2006

i'm doing it- and you should too!

i'm applying for that mom blog thing. i don't think in a million years i'll actually get chosen, but i figured what the hell- why not apply?! what do i have to lose, right?

my hope for this is that they don't choose bloggers that already have an audience. bloggers that everyone already knows about. you see, those blogs are already read on a daily basis. those bloggers are already in the blog public eye. in my opinion, that would be fucking retarded to choose one of them. what would be the point? oh, you chose heather from dooce? how original. cause she doesn't have enough of a following? i hope that people who are relatively unknowns are chosen. people who this would be an "opportunity" for, not people who already have opportunity beating down their doors. and i hope the blogs chosen are actually worth reading, cause like i've said before- some of the popular blogs in my opinion are a fucking waste of cyber space. and i'll never understand for the life of me, WHY they even have an audience aside from the fact that maybe dooce mentioned them in a post once or something. i've given them more than one chance too. maybe they had a bad blogging day- an off day- mercury is in retrograde, whatever. but that's not it. unless their bad day has lasted a good 3 months, i'm inclined to say that these particular bloggers just suck. good lord ladies- if you're going to give certain bloggers this much attention, at least make sure their blogs are worth the time to read. cause for me, i want that time back.

i really do wonder how much of this is a fad? and how quickly it will all fade? or will it do the opposite and just continue to grow and get more popular? i guess time will tell!

ps- i will be really disappointed if becky, stephanie, ventura mom, jenn, sam and midwestern mom don't apply.

pss- i'd really love for these people (virigina belle, charming but single, dating hell ) to apply too, but they're not moms. suckers.

17 comments:

Becky said...

MAN dont pressure me or anything! lol. i did the survey gosh darnit! what does being picked entail?

jennster said...

you have to write blogs, but you get paid for it.

Becky said...

i just re-read it all again. i forgot. ugh jenn! i dunno! i'm thinking about it. promise.

Becky said...

one more question. it can be our current blog right? like we dont have to start another one right?

jennster said...

i don't know. i mean, i was thinking that if we have to blog FOR their blog site- it will be the same blog there as what i would post on mine, you know? lol

Becky said...

yeah i know. but thats two blogs going then. and for you it'd be 3! LOL. ugh. but i could use the cash. i've alreayd got the email done cept writing 3 new blogs on their topics. son of a bitch. why cant we just show them what we've done and be done with it? finding my 3 fav posts was hard enough!

russ said...

everyone is this dooce person's friend

Kristen said...

Ha. Good for you. I agree - good writing is key. There's probably some strategery in it all - maybe choosing to write about money and economics (blech) - I can't imagine they'll have tons o' takers on that one.

And I agree about the blogs of popular opinion... Although we all can't have on days all the time... BUT, if you're getting paid, you'd think you might want to up the ante.

Mom101 said...

I don't even know what contest you're talking about but I vote for you! Yay!

And oh lord, I SO agree with you about some of the "popular" blogs - posts about waiting for the electrician for two hours? Don't get it. I can only imagine they are popular because they got all the easy-to-remember urls because they were there first.

Thanks for coming by my blog and not lurking, even if I did make you miss LA. I'll have a Pink's dog for you.

jennster said...

mom- i'm a commenting whore! i loved your blog and you had better apply too!

charming, but single said...

Um, if winning this means I have to have a kid, I'll pass for right now. But thanks for the shout out! :)

Stephanie A. said...

I'm glad you're applying Jen- I think you would bring a great perspective to it. I hemmed and hawed about applying, and now I think I will. Writing the 3 blog entries for what would be their site is what I'm trying to do now. I have two ideas... that third one had best come soon!

Good luck to all who apply!

Melanie said...

Is it a contest...like people have to vote? Ugh - I can't stomach competition. I'm such a wimp!!! Good luck jennster!!!

Jenn said...

YAY, I love when pwople link to me...makes me feel so special =o)

I have to write stuff that isn't on my blog for this. That's why I havne't done it yet. But I'm gonna I'm gonna.....I feel like I'm in school and have to write a paper to impress someone...=oP yuk!

Piece of Work said...

They sent me an email too, but I deleted it without reading it. I'm so protective of my blog--it's all about me, and I don't want its function to change in my life, you know? Though of course it would be nice to make some money . . .

I agree with you about the popular blogs, too--it would be silly for them to choose someone well known.

Virginia Belle said...

jennster-- i am so flattered! thanks for the compliment! however, alas, you are correct in that i have no kids. yet. *VB knocks on wood. Hard and rapidly.*

did you say getting paid to write?? um, i think i feel a pregnancy coming on....

kidding.

Lisa said...

YOu made my day! Thanks for even thinking of me. I'm thinking about applying but will probably chicken out!