Thursday, September 29, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

Here is a little awesome and awkward for ya.   As always, inspired by Sydney over at The Daybook.  


Awkward:

  • Spammy blog emails.  I love hearing from readers who are genuinely interested in my blog.  I love answering questions and meeting new friends.  However, I don't love emails that essentially say "I am only interested in you following me, and I haven't read one thing on your blog."  I love following new blogs, but the best way to get that to happen is to genuinely comment on my blog (because I always try to comment back.  When I do, I am looking at your blog too).   
  • Also, all of the odd Yahoo groups that I seem to be getting added to on a daily basis that look an awful lot like spam.  Does this happen to you too?
  • I saved this ad a while ago (it was real), and it still cracks me up.  I like to think the webmaster had a real sense of humor.



  • This is how Petunia rolls when I am blogging.  She is laying behind my rear, with her head poking out of the arm of my desk chair.  She is still adorable (and obviously very involved in the whole blogging process).


  • This "little" guy, made a web directly above the sliding glass door exit to my back yard (just above my head).  He is definitely plotting on me.  




Awesome:

  • I am so close to 100 followers.  I actually can't believe how close my little blog is coming.  I know, numbers are not supposed to matter (but not so secretly, I am thrilled).
  • Being this close to 100 followers means it is time for a blog redesign.  A total redesign.  This is more than awesome, and my first update ever.
  • Profiteroles for dessert.  Really pretty profiteroles.


  • This very cool invite I got to my nephews' b'nai mitzvah.  It was a message in a bottle (you pull the mylar strings and a scroll comes out.  


22 comments:

Bravoe Runway said...

That is an awesome invitation! Happy new year to you!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

i get lots of "spammy" commentors that only comment so i will follow them. i don't get emails...that's a tad creepy lol!

congrats on 100 followers (almost). your blog is lovely & looking fwd to more from you!! xx

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Congrats. I think I've been there almost since the beginning. You're fun, out of the box and have the most adorable pets.

Adele said...

I love the invitation idea & little Petunia melts my heart. Missy always sits behind me while I'm blogging (on the floor though, she's too big to fit on the chair!!)
Happy weekend Erin & here's to your 1st 100 & many more to come xoxo
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MM said...

Honey, regarding the emails I understand you completely!!! I don't like them either...
About the invitation idea, I love it!! And I love Petunia!! So so cute!!!

Have a great weekend, my dear Erin!!!

xoxoxo

shopgirl said...

I love this pic of your pug! I could look at him all day!

And I totally know what you mean about the comments that people leave behind saying "I'll follow you if you follow me." What is that? Blogging is not about popularity. Sure it's nice to have followers. But blogging is about having something to say that others are genuinely interested in reading, and developing that relationship. I follow blogs because I'm sincerely interested in what the writer has to say with words or pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend Erin!
xo
Reese
http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

Catita said...

your pug is so lovely!! love hiM!
xoxo
Catita

colleen said...

your little pug is so cute! and yes, that's an awesome invitation.

Julia said...

hello!!!! I;m the 96th follower! :) I loved your dog while sleeping!!!! Ufortunately I can't have a dog in my place because of my mother allergy :(. It is nice when you find people that really read your blog and understand you. Keep blogging and I'm waiting for the changes you're about to do in your blog! Have a lovely weekend!!!!
If you want to follow me back
julia-mylifeandthoughts.blogspot.com

Elle Sees said...

I hate when someone follows you, you follow them back, and then they delete you!!
I've lost lots of followers lately, and while one here and there doesn't bother me, I'm just so upset about it!!! :(
buttttt have the best weekend!

Gertrude said...

I HATE spammy blog emails as well! Ughh. And your pug is sooooo adorable ... I want a pug :(

BlueVanilla said...

This is too cute! Love A&A thursdays!
xx

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Bad Joan said...

Such a great post! Got a little laugh from it!

GTBB,
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Suze said...

lovely dessert and invitation!

I have had both the spammy blog emails AND the yahoo groups- annoying!

Kathy S said...

What an adorable dog!

ajg-jane said...

Oh Petunia...you are so cute!

Sick by Trend said...

delicious!! :D great post I'm following

Check my blog and follow me if you like

xx

Have a great weekend! :)

www.sickbytrend.com

shooting star said...

You know i absolutely hate those you follow me i follow comments and messages!!!

your dog's cutie!!..i think ill bring home one too....despite the hubby's protests....i think dogs are the best kids you can have!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com/

Bon Bon said...

Ugh. I can barely look at the spider. Gives me the heeby jeebies. He's definitely plotting something:-) xoxo

Erin said...

I love Sydney's awkward and awesome posts! And I loved this one too! The following requests-I totally agree. Also, I love your nephews invitation-I always loved Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties when I was younger! They were all the rage and your social life in it's entirety when you were 12-13!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Lorena said...

I get you.
I hate it when people leave messages like
"I am your new follower, follow me too" I am into content and people not numbers :)

Kelly said...

I love that Walmart screen shot. I blame some clever coding intern in their IT department, no?

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