Monday, November 2, 2009

Who are you?

Woah.

I don't check stats very often, because I'm not in this to become a "big" blogger (whatever that means... I guess an appearance on Oprah? Ugh, I would be too nervous and would make an ass of myself, anyway). I am not a social climber. No, really. I'm not. I know that it seems like someone who blogs would be a totally narcissistic person, putting the minutia of her life out there for the whole world to read for attention, fame, and fortune. I know there are people who blog because they want the recognition, but I'm not one of them.

Honestly? I just really like to write. And I like the idea of having a record of my kids' childhood.

Occasionally, I get curious, though. I just looked at my feed stats and my Sitemeter stats, and it seems that when I threaten to put my kids on eBay, there are 300-500 of you out there reading about it, which makes me say...

Woah.

I mean, Dooce farts and gets more traffic than that in a nanosecond, but for me, that's a lot of people.

I'm pretty sure I'm related to 299 of you.

Can we play a game? Just for fun? If you're reading this, will you just leave a one word comment? I don't even make you do that annoying "Captcha" thing. Just leave one word. It can be anything... How you're feeling, what your dog's mood is, your favorite word, your favorite color... It doesn't even have to be English (Hello recent Peruvian visitor! You so totally rock!!).

Even if you're related to me, leave a comment. One word (or more if you feel like it).

And hey, if you link to your blog, I promise to drop by and say hi. Ok?

I'll start...

53 comments:

Amy said...

Woah!

Heather said...

Wish I had a tenth of your traffic. 30 readers would rock!

Michelle said...

Hello!

Kathryn said...

My favorite recently read book is The Lost Symbol - awesome!!

Anonymous said...

sleep

strwberrryjoy said...

Hey! Put yourself on my blog as a follower. I'm on yours! :)

The Moniak Family said...

Random (more-than-one-word) comment: I just had mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar. Best dinner I've had in a month.

Anonymous said...

nursing

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

love you. xooxx

Mimi said...

I'm one of the related.

Sarah M. said...

read! not related. found you awhile back thanks to your 2 under 2 series. :)

Val said...

Amy, you crack me up! So glad we're friends ;-)

amywoodbeck said...

I found you awhile back when you did something about baby bunching. I have 2 boys 14 months apart. My life is crazy and my name is also Amy. I love your blog, your honesty, and your kids are adorable.

Lesley said...

Hi! I have NO clue how I found you, but I've had you in my reader for a while now...

Cheers!

Rachel said...

Hi

Rhonda said...

Can't remember how I found you, but love to read about your kids. I have a cute one too!

Cathie said...

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RobMonroe said...

MUCK-LUCK!

(Comedy is not about saying bad words, it's about saying clean words that sound dirty...)

Indy Cookie said...

Hi all!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Berlin, Germany!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog on my phone :)

Debbie said...

Hi!

Cassondra said...

Fabulous!!

Katie Kermeen Swisher said...

housekeeping!

Jami said...

Serendipity

Jami said...

Serendipity

Beth Dunn said...

Preppy

angel0199 said...

Gigi!

KaityK said...

My parents saw you yesterday, I'm jealous! We need to get together for lunch!

chicagogoebel said...

Current Battle Cry of hubby and 1.5 yr old: "Go Team Danger!"

Don't ask. I couldn't explain if you did.

BTW - Any more toddler discipline nuggets of wisdom to share? We JUST started time-outs last weekend due to a rash of braining his cousins with wooden toys (sigh). I've been thinking a lot about a comment I heard "most people forget that the word discipline truly means to create a disciple," so I'm trying to approach discipline in a teaching/leading mindset, as opposed to punishment. Your thoughts??

Amy said...

Purple. My favorite color.

Someone directed me to your post about timeouts and I decided to stick around for more...

Mamameah said...

You said to keep it a secret of how I found you ;)

Have the T-shirt said...

Not related..but we've met in person!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you'll get 500 comments?? It's Dori and I don't feel like logging into my wordpress, I gave up blogging for now. Read your blog all the time.

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, btw, when are you going to post your comments on that article you put up about time outs meaning we don't love our children??

Cate said...

Hey! I don't have a sitemeter on my blog but I do have that cool map that shows me where in the world people are looking at my blog. I suppose that link could just be making it up, I mean, how would I know, but it's really cool watching a little red dot pop up on a new continent that had no activity yesterday. If you go to my blog and click on that map, it will have a place for you to click and find how to put it on your blog. I think it's a lot of fun.

Mad Mrs. E said...

Hey! I like this idea! I may steal it for my next post!

Leanne said...

Pharmacovigilante. It's what I do.

Find you by way of your fabulous post on breastfeeding and confidence about 6 months ago(right about the time I wanted to hurl myself off the balcony but didn't because I couldn't see through the tears of frustration clear enough to unlatch the sliding door)

Anonymous said...

QWERTY

Fran said...

Single gal living vicariously through your blog... I can't hear my clock ticking through your rants... don't get me wrong, I love it!

Miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

PURPLE

Chrissy in New Zealand said...

Not sure how I found you, but I love your blog name, I have a almost 3 year old and can totally relate to your broken sleep, time outs & ebay days :)

Chrissy in New Zealand said...

Not sure how I found you, but I love your blog name, I have a almost 3 year old and can totally relate to your broken sleep, time outs & ebay days :)

Auntie Ann said...

Entertaining

Charlotte said...

Howdy

Pam said...

Hello there!

Jessica Howell said...

Bleh.

Erin said...

i don't know you, but i somehow stumbled upon your blog and i enjoy it, so i subscribed. your stories are entertaining :)

Cassondra said...

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/biorkman.asp


I posted this because I know you have lots of readers who could help out!! Thanks.

Heidi said...

Hi, again!

Adelas said...

Like Heather, I think 30 would rock :)

katshepherd said...

Hi Amy - Kimberly from Kats Eye on Life here! A thousand thank yous for your Melatonin advice - it has saved our sanity and made my Girlie into a reasonable preschooler again! Thanks also for your recent comment on my blog about West Lafayette as a community to consider. The negative about moving to IN for me is that it doesn't accomplish two of my goals - being closer to SOME family (all of which is on the east coast) and being warmer. :)

scharkey said...

Hey - I found you with a link to 2 under 2 (maybe via Ask Moxie?). I only have one right now, but I might have 2 under 2... we're trying. I have a sister who is 15 mos older than me and I loved it. My parents still seem sane, so why not?