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Gimmicks

I’ve been mostly quiet this summer. Part of it has to do with working full time and chasing a very active child. But the other part was just me discovering who I am and what I want to write about.
Before I started writing, I read a lot of “mommy blogs”.  A lot of them. Everyone had their own little hook or gimmick that was theirs and theirs alone. In order for me to share my opinions and thoughts, I felt like I needed to have quirky things of my own.  I contrived weekly posts that while often were awesome and cool and meaningful, often fell short and smacked of a little cheese.

What I’ve realized is that I’m not a stereotypical “mommy blog”. I don’t have any advertising on my blog, nor companies pounding down my door to review their products. (Although I admit it’d be fun to review things from time to time) I don’t stay at home, I work full time with a 40 min commute either way.  You read this because either a) you’re family or b) you’re interested in what I have to say.

So no more gimmicks. Everything will be honest and thoughtful and sans cheese. Deal?

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Something Good 7/15

Happy Friday!

It’s been a little quiet around here the last week and a half. Miss P has had a rough time going to bed at night, so we’ve been doing lots of extra cuddles. I’ve got some great stuff on deck, but the baby cuddles have come first.

What’s good in your life this week?

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Spam!

Ugh. Spam. Just the word makes my toenails curl.  I’m not a fan of the canned meat product – my siblings loved to eat it while we were growing up, but I really don’t like food that has slimey bits all over it.

The spam we’ll talk about today is blog spam. As soon as I became active online, my blog started getting spam. My analytics tell me that they are visiting from South Africa, Brazil and Russia!

I’m not sure what the goal is of these spam comments – because they’re weird and odd and make no sense.  The spammer always puts their website in the links. Maybe they want you to click it? Anyways, I’m constantly amused… so I thought I’d share a few with you:

Steam locomotive-hauled passenger train
Other than interest area, the perfect time is also need to consider for taking a cruise. Like other journey experiences, the Bermuda Cruise has high and lows and this determines how a lot you??™ll pay. Summer time is in between June and August, which is the highest season and it is not steamy hot.
Other than day train, night train and high speed train are also available for specific roots, however early reservation for your seat or sleeper is suggested. Trains in the European south are cheaper than European trains in the north, subsequently; travelers need to select an appropriate one as needed…

Yeah… what’s the point? That one was posted on Hello, Kensington! – having nothing to do with trains.

Hey – don’t forget – the clock in your car is not as smart as the clock in your smart phone daylightsavings

This one made me giggle (Came in on Random Monday: Japan)

I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. many thanks

This one (in some form or fashion) comes in every couple of weeks on various posts and is by far my favorite. Why is it my favorite? If you’re a Word Press powered blogger, you’ll know that my template is one that’s premade for WP. It’s boring and unoriginal. I don’t have any coding skills in the least – and haven’t even started looking to purchase one (Unless someone wants to donate their skills?). I do need to do something different, but just haven’t gotten there yet.

My spam filter catches all of these, so I don’t have to filter myself – which is great… but I still go in and read the comments from time to time, since they always make me smile.

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