If you haven't noticed, July has been a pretty shitastic month around the blogosphere. Fortunately, I've not fallen prey to what has got to be the result of Bush pissing off Mercury to keep it in retrograde for the whole fucking summer. Unless you count the fact that my husband's libido is currently on strike.
Plus, he's a pilot, and planes need gas, and gas is expensive.
You do the math.
But I seriously find myself twittering a communal "God I'm So Sorry" on a daily basis.
So instead of typing "God I'm so sorry" yet again, I've created Blog the Recession Month.
The premise is simple. If you read blogs, then for the month of August, make the "pledge" to click through from your feed reader. No obligation to leave a hilarious comment or send a long stalkerish email (although both, within reason, are always lovely). Just click through to the blog (not on ads unless you are so led) and if you're feeling generous, click around to their older posts.
Just those extra page views can make a big difference for bloggers who could really use the help, or in my case, where page views don't matter so much, a big fat ego boost.
(Might as well inflate the ego since everything else about me is inflated these days)
(Oh, and I do link up some cool shit in my sidebar so that's worth checking, especially today)
If you feel like hopping on the bandwagon (c'mon, it's fun and I'm a really great driver), then all you need to do is grab a button -- see below, slap it on your blog, and [
beg, plead] ask your readers to click through on their feed readers or blogrolls and do the same within a post.
Send me the link to your post and I'll link you up here and enter you to win some *fantastic prizes.
*A new blog header ($90 value - certain platform restrictions apply), courtesy of Ruby & Roja Design
*A lovely handmade blanket "in cool colors," courtesy of Amelia Sprout
*Kid's Backpack - winner's choice, courtesy of Land's End
*Peace Love Mom Tee - winner's choice [use code Motherhood for 10% off orders over $20]
*Zivio Blue Tooth Headset by Joby, courtesy of Motherhood Uncensored
*$50 Amazon Gift Card
*TEN Paknaks (one to each of 10 winners), courtesy of Pak Nak
*TEN cases of Water (one to each of 10 winners), courtesy of Primo Water
*Basket of mom and baby essentials, courtesy of Johnson & Johnson
*The Rookie Moms Handbook, courtesy of The Rookie Moms (duh)
*Winner's choice of necklace/bracelet/earring set or a watch and earring or bracelet set, courtesy of Cheeky Sweetie.
*$50 Gift Card to Wine.com (you know, for WINE GLASSES PEOPLE - ahem), courtesy of Savvy Mommy
*Fantastic gift basket of homemade goodness, courtesy of Fluid Pudding
*A Wow Wow Wubzy Gift Pack
*$50 Gift Certificate to Itty Bitty Lady Bug
*500 free digital camera prints (plus 200 free), courtesy of Snapfish (and HP)
And let's hope August is better for everyone.
Blog the Recession Month Participants (make sure you write a post, dudes, and email me!):
*If you happen to have fantastic prizes (jobs and money are greatly appreciated), feel free to drop me an email and we'll talk.
[Thanks to motherbumper and Trista for the buttons!]