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A change we can believe in

Like most of the things I care about in this world, I’ve been neglecting my blog lately. Which I don’t want to do, because a couple of weeks go by, then I think “Oh gawd, so much has happened, anything I post is going to be long and rambling and stupid, so I’ll just wait until I have time to do a recap” and then the next thing you know, it’s been 6 months and I’m full of shame and have to quit the internet.

Anyway, even though I haven’t had a super good post ever lately, my blog has been on my mind like always. Paul and I are working together on a full-blown redesign and relaunch of Domestic Disturbia, and I am STOKED. I am ready to put my blog out there with the big dogs and get as famous as, um, all those other totally famous bloggers who are so famous I don’t even have to name them. You know who you are.

The new and improved site is going to be not just my place to rant about how bad I suck at everything I do. It’s going to be more personal, more humorous, have more features and look really freaking awesome (it is the BEST to be married to an amazing web designer). So we are brainstorming and scouring the whole entire internet 24/7 for ideas to copy inspire us, and my little brain is just bursting at the seams with the things I want to include on the new site.

For my faithful followers, I’d love to hear from you, too. What are things that make you read a blog? What makes you come back time and again? What DON’T you like on a blog? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I know we are all super busy and tired during the holidays, so hopefully this is the right time to be a slacker. Stick around, it will be worth it, I promise!

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I’ve made it.

Ya’ll, for real, I’m big time. Major. For realz.

My deep, dark secret is that my dream in life is to be a writer when I grow up. I don’t even know what kind of writer, just someone who gets paid to write something. So that’s where this little blog came from. It’s my starting point to living the oh-so-cliched dream and find my voice and all that crap.

I was already feeling successful because people I don’t even know are reading my blog and commenting. Total strangers! That’s huge. I mean, my family is obligated to read this crap and pretend that they care, but for people that aren’t even biologically connected to me to waste take the time to read my ramblings means I’m making steps toward living the dream. Watch out, MTV Cribs! You will be in Knoxville any day now! (Is that show even on the air any more? I have no idea.)

Anyway, imagine my shock when a couple of weeks ago, a HILARIOUS web site called Aiming Low accepted one of my blog posts and published it on their site. I mean, for an ego maniac like me, this was hitting pay dirt. And the site is called “AIMING LOW.” It’s fate. No one aims lower than me. No one.

So I have been feeling pretty good about myself lately, which is always annoying because then I get all showy and try to tell too many jokes and think I look good in straight leg jeans (I don’t), but I feel like I’m hitting my stride. I feel like I might just be able to, one day, make something of all this nonsense.

That day is today.

So, I get this notification from my blog hosting site that one of my posts has been “Pinged.” I, of course, have no clue what this means, so I go digging around on the site to figure it out.

Get this.

One of my posts (the same one Aiming Low thought was funny enough to publish) was linked in an article about talking to your kids about sex. Fair enough. BUT. My post was used in reference to what NOT to do in regards to what you should teach your kids to call their genitals. SCORE! I’m the “how NOT to talk to your kids” mom. Fabulous. I always knew nobody should listen to me.

The icing on the cake? The web site that linked to my blog is run by a group of moms who work for a sex toy shop, and the article is about a “Sex Positive Parenting Series” at one of the sex toy stores in Seattle. My little old blog caught the attention of dildo dealers on the West Coast!!!! Classic.

As if this wasn’t enough, and it really and truly is, I kept digging around on my site stats. I found that another site, unknown to me, was recommending my blog to its readers. I am a big believer that any publicity is good publicity, so imagine my delight when I saw that Treatmentforhemorrhoid.org features a link to my blog on their site.

Hemorrhoids and sex toys and me. I’m made it.

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