So you know this is one of the oldest blogs in the blogosphere, right?
Yep. Yep. Been typin' round these here parts since way back in Oh-Five. 'Course, back in the day, it was a lot more photos and a whole lot less of my own take on the world. At that point, with a three month old baby and a two year old, I was celebrating more than four hours of consecutive sleep in any one night and speaking in full sentences once in a while.
Now. By the standards of modern blogging in 2011, this here blog is downright homely. That's right - I said it. Homely. Not obnoxious, with huge blobs of multi-colored scrapbooking paper strewn about. But just... plain.
I've been stewing over this sad & homely state of affairs for quite some time now. Never mind that I have a posting schedule that could only generously be called haphazard. Never mind that I go long stretches where the cleverest thing to cross my head is by jove, I've got it! Oatmeal for breakfast! I just keep pretending that if my blog was high-class, high speed and self-hosted (dontcha know) then I would absolutely be inspired to post every day.
So here is where I share exciting news: do you remember katdish, who so kindly invited me to guest post last summer? At this very moment, she is hosting a giveaway on her blog - sharing the giveaway, in fact, with Peter Pollock - that offers the chance at a new life. A new blog life anyway.
If I win [she fluttters hands over her chest excitedly] Kathy & Peter would help out with getting me switched over to Wordpress, sorting out my very own domain name, and getting the whole site hosted. There are 3 separate prizes, and if you're at all interested I'd strongly suggest going on over there to check out what's going on.
Here's there deal: I saw in my tea leaves the other day that I am totally going to win the Big Enchilada. But... if you enter too you may be almost as lucky as me and win like, second or third prize. And I promise I won't lord it over you on the winner's podium. Scamper on over and check it out. Tell 'em I sent ya. But don't delay - the giveaway ends tomorrow!
In the meantime, I will carry on with my fake Gold Rush Miner accent and massacring metaphors here on my homely site, counting the hours until I hit the bigtime.
So. I'll let you know if the tea leaves were telling it straight.