I’ve Been Memed

Kim Moldofsky at Hormone-colored Days tagged me in the 6 x 6 meme. Kim gets the honor of tagging me for my first meme of 2009. I’ve been a little light on posting lately (I completely blame Twitter), so I thought this would be a fun and easy post.

Rules: Choose the 6th image out of your 6th picture folder from your computer and blog it. Then tag 6 more people to do the same.

The 6th picture folder on my laptop actually contains just one photo of Miss C and it’s a school picture so I went ahead and cheated a little (it’s OK, Kim did, too) and skipped to the 7th picture folder and found this lovely snapshot of a typical cooped up in the house day from last year:

Please note I am not a great photographer but I believe I got all artsy fartsy and stood on a barstool to capture this shot in an attempt to get a good perspective. Thankfully I didn’t fall and break my leg.

This is what we call unstructured play time at Casa BlondeMomBlog, also known as “you girls are driving me nuts go amuse yourselves!” Of course this means they are likely to completely dismantle their bedrooms and create a “jungle” in the den. Apparently little girl jungles are filled with stuffed animal wildlife and soft pink comforters. My kind of jungle! (Although mine would include a margarita fountain.)

Now to tag six bloggers: Mrs. CPA, Shannan at Mommy Bits, Kelly Portnoy (she and her husband are amazing photographers), and some Tennessee bloggers, Mrs. 007, Jessica Turner, and Moriah at Please Pass The Salt.

I met Kim at Johnson & Johnson Camp Baby last year and she’s been kind enough to give me blog advice in the past. She’s written a great wrap up post this week of bloggers pontificating about marketing and the current state of the blogosphere. So many mom-centric blog conferences, BlissDom included, have focused on branding and monetizing, just what does all that mean? What is my brand? What is a brand? Who needs a brand? My 60-second take on all of this is there are millions of blogs all focusing on different things…find your niche. There’s one for everyone: SAHMs, working moms, single moms, military moms, crafty moms, photographer moms, baby-wearing moms, crunchy granola moms, shopaholic moms, coupon clipping moms, slightly OCD goofy moms (like me.) Blogging doesn’t have to be run like a business, unless it’s your full-time job, and for many of us it’s simply a creative outlet and a way to make a little mad money. And a place to post memes when we’ve run out of ideas.

5 comments

  1. Shannanb aka Mommy Bits says:

    Thanks for the tag and for the link to Kim’s post. Sometimes I go to conferences and I wonder – is everyone just trying to make money? I know blogging is different for everyone, and don’t get me wrong – I completely understand that it can be a great $$ resource, I just don’t want it to become just about that.

  2. sandy says:

    I think I have a brand – but I really love this post. And good job on standing on the stool for the pix 🙂 I found Blissdom very helpful 🙂

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  3. Amy@UWM says:

    I get branding because it’s what I do professionally, but I’m with you. Some of us have day jobs and do this blogging thing for fun.

    Cute photo. Very familiar scene at my house. If not jungles, we have elaborate villages set up with Fischer Price and Polly Pocket houses.

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