Don't make me beg, ok?

So here’s my request: Talk to me! I live for comments on this blog, absolutely obsess over them. If you read the comments here and think I know all these people you’re totally wrong. OK, so one is my best friend, and then a couple more are my other best friends and one is my sister in law and sometimes my sister comments (using the super clever handle “your sister”) but almost everyone else is a stranger. At most they’re an internet-only acquaintance who I’ve gotten to know through Facebook. I am not Dooce or Amalah or one of the 25 other mommy bloggers I have bookmarked. I don’t get thousands or hundreds or even dozens of comments. I don’t get free stuff from companies. I don’t have ads. I didn’t start doing this to be famous or rich* – I blog simply because I have too much to say and not enough real life in person people to say it to. So if you like reading here, please join in. It doesn’t have to be clever or funny or interesting. You don’t have to have kids. Hell, I’ll take a “FIRST!1!!” or a “Why is this even ON Bebehblog?????” I swear to you I read every single comment (usually the minutes you write it) and appreciate anything you have to say.

p.s. If you do like reading here and know anyone else who might enjoy it, could you pass it on? So far my biggest day ever was only like 300 views (which is ridiculously pathetic) and half of those were E and my friend Erin.

p.p.s. Anyone want to give me some advice on using an internet hosting company that allows ads? So far my attempts at online writing have resulted in $300 of unpaid entries to a military spouse website and this blog. I don’t want to switch platforms so I’d like to use the software but beyond that I have NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING. Email me!

p.p.p.s. I swear I won’t do this again for at least six more months. I’m back to all baby, all boobs, all poop all the time. Here, let me make it up to you:


*I’m not saying I don’t WANT to be rich or famous. If somehow you have the power to make that happen I’d love to hear from you too. Call me, Oprah! Or Ellen! Or Bonnie Hunt! (Did you know she had a show? I bet you didn’t. Because you have a job and better things to do that watch tv at noon.)

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20 Responses to “Don't make me beg, ok?”

  1. Amanda says:

    You still have more visitors than me! My top for last week was only 106!

  2. I love reading your blog, Suzanne! My baby is due on the 23rd of this month, and so I look forward to reading about your experiences, baby in hand! The first thing I did after finding your blog was read through your pregnancy! I loved it! I regulary take a break at work, just to see if you’ve posted something yet! I admire that you’ve stuck with the blog and take the time to fill us in almost every day with something witty, or humorous, or whatever! I hope you keep it up!

  3. erniebufflo says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever even hit 300 views on a post, ever! And now my stats are all jacked because an old post is getting 100 plus views per day because of the effing pictures of Keira Knightley.

    Random question: do any of the hippie moms at the baby store know anything about making homemade peanut butter? We’ve been getting a crapload of peanuts in the CSA box each week, and Jon has been faithfully trying to roast them and turn them into peanut butter, to no avail. I think we need some sort of specialized grinder…

  4. Natalie says:

    300??? I think my top day was like 50.
    I’m lame, but that’s okay. When I die (in 80 or so years) all of my unpublished and unread stuff will sell for millions (or trillions, depending on inflation) and my kids (or grandkids) will be rich.

    And they better damn well buy me a solid gold urn. With jewels! Better yet, they better have my ashes compressed into a diamond. Then they’ll probably sell it and make even more money and I’ll be worn by some snotty rich person.

    Wait..what was I talking about?

    Oh yeah. I’m lame. But I do enjoy reading your blog. :o)

  5. Mitch says:

    I have a buddy who sells hosting on the side, I could get some info for you. WordPress usually isn’t too hard to get up and running, Are you looking for any other capabilities besides wordpress?? Forums ?? etc..?? I can get you some info from him if you want and we can all get together and compare crap on the internet. YAY INTERNET.

    BTW…. did you know the internet never lies? Its my new life motto.

  6. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    is it sad that I get RIDICULOUSLY excited about being mentioned in your blog??? Like startled-the-sleeping-baby-by-yelling-YEY! excited.

  7. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    p.s. I need a fake name

  8. bellegourmande says:

    I just emailed you, Suzanne, but I guess I should just post this here as well. Do you or does anyone else have recommendations for pregnancy books, besides The Girlfriend’s Guide… by Vicki Iovine? Just found out that I’m pregnant and have no idea what books to get.

    Thanks! I love your blog.

  9. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Hang in there Suzanne! You have a real gift for writing/story telling and your blog is always a delight to read…. :)

  10. ryan says:

    hi! i came over from a jeze-blog, britni’s maybe?, and have obsessed over your archives numerous times since finding out i was pregnant a few weeks ago.

    so, i guess all that is to say i’m reading and enjoying your blog very much! sometime you terrify me. maybe that’s why i’ve been so quiet. but i’ll try to change that because like i said, i really do like this place you’ve created very much.

  11. 300 hits really isn’t that bad! I promise. It took me a long time and a lot of years of blogging to get my hits to where they are now.

    I love your writing and I read every post, even though I don’t comment often. Mostly it’s because I don’t have much to add or say regarding babies because, well, I don’t know much about them! I don’t have one :)

    I have you linked on my sidebar, so hopefully some of my readers click your link, and I’ll try to be more vocal in these here comment section!

  12. Oh, see!! The commenter above me maybe found you through me! I has a proud.

    And hi, ryan!

  13. arely says:

    i came over from jezebel… : )

    I love your writing!! It’s engaging, funny and witty. I would comment if I had something to add, I’ll try to add my two cents more often! Promise.

    anyhow, thanks for updating so frequently and sharing all that you do.

  14. Ita says:

    I read your blog and I love it! I even added you to my blogroll so my three readers (yes, I am THAT pathetic) can find your blog! I totally understand you, though. I sometimes feel like I have something to say, I write a post, and end up feeling like I am talking to a wall. I guess it is all about a good read (like your blog!) plus some good on-line networking. Patience helps also… I know, who has time to be patient these days?

  15. piprii says:

    Hi, I originally found you on Jezebel and I discovered that you’re about the same age as me. (I’m 26, will be 27 in a few months-however, I have no kids and I am not married) I love your honesty and hilarious commentaries. You are an excellent writer and I hope you will be able to continue updating often.

  16. Brigid Keely says:

    I use for hosting, and have for… gosh… six years? Seven? It’s less than $100 for a full year, and you get a bunch of cool features for free INCLUDING one-click installation of a wordpress blog. LunarPages also has really great customer support both via email and telephone, and I think you can register a domain name through them, for free.

    I use plugins to crosspost my blog to LiveJournal, InsaneJournal, DreamWidth, and FaceBook.

    There’s wordpress templates that have ad space built in. They’re designed to work with google ad sense.

    If you, uh, use my reference code with lunarpages I allegedly get a kickback. . However, several people claim they have used my ref code to use lunarpages and I’ve gotten nothing from them, so IDK.

  17. your sister says:

    hey thanks, i’m pretty proud of it.

  18. ceejeemcbeegee says:

    Hey! I’m here, i just view you via google reader on my blackberry, so I can’t comment. Love the blog! Bye!

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