Guys, this may surprise you, but there are some things going on in my life that I am not *entirely* an expert on. Like, for example, being a mom and writing a blog. But, you may be thinking, aren’t those the only two things you’re doing right now? Taking care of a baby and writing a new blog? Why yes, you are correct. This can pose a dilemma when it comes to crafting material for said blog.
Another item for your consideration: Nolan is still too young to talk, or walk, or crawl. Ok you’re right, he’s not too young to crawl, but he IS too lazy. The reason I bring this up is because I’ve found myself in the position of writing a blog about being a mom to a largely inanimate object, whose opinions and thoughts I can only guess at by his various bird-like sounds.
It’s not like I can write about all of the funny things Nolan did at pre-school, ya know?
Although, that does remind me of something funny he did the other day. We were at a restaurant and Nolan was sitting in a high chair and completely flirting with this baby girl who was in the high chair across the way from him. He was talking in his best pterodactyl voice and flipping his hair back and forth in a come hither way (also in a way that kind of looked like a twitch). And the baby girl was totally eating this up, babbling back to Nolan and showing off her headband (which, poor thing, was just sitting there on her bald head. I told Nolan not to make too much of a big deal about his luxurious hair but it was like he couldn’t even hear me through his sideburns). Anyway, as it turns out, the entire time Nolan was flirting he was doing so with an enormous dump in his diaper. That’s not how to win a lady, Nolan.
Now to my point. I could use a little help with ideas for the blog and/or expertise from moms who actually know what they’re doing. Some of the best ideas for posts so far have come from readers. Baby-Celebrity Looky-Likey Contest? Thank you Chrissie! 10 Pieces of Advice to My 22 Year-Old Self? Thank you Lynda! Comparing Match.Com to Care.com? Thank you Tina! (I haven’t written that one yet, but I will and when I do, watch out!).
What’s been really cool about having a blog so far, besides the fact that I’ve made almost enough money in 5 months to buy a single sweater from The Gap, is the interaction with readers. Getting emails and comments makes my day. Nolan could care less, but he’s a diva that way. I try to tell him “No man is an island” but he’s all “What’s an island?” and the conversation stops there.
So. The purpose of today’s post is to solicit ideas from you, the readers. Got topics you think would make for good blog material? Leave them in the comments section! Funny news items that would be good fodder? Comments section. Contest ideas? Well, if you don’t know where to leave your suggestions by now I can’t help you (hint: comments section).
Finally: If you have any ideas for regular weekly features that you’ve seen on other blogs and think I should steal for this blog – that’s right – leave them in the comments section.
To sum up: Any ideas you have for what you’d like to see on the blog, throw them my way. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving an idea in the comments section just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would be super helpful and ensure that I don’t have to think too hard, which I’ve heard is bad for your looks. And remember, this is your blog too. Unless it becomes wildly financially successful, in which case it’s exclusively my blog. Thanks everyone!