So… it was about half a year ago that I wrote THIS POST. And of course, I meant every word I said, but now, I feel slightly different about the whole thing… more laid back… less anxious? It’s good! Without the anxiety there’s less of a negative feeling associated with the whole thing (topbabyblogs). But still, like I’ve said before, I in NO WAY want to spam you with topbabyblogs. Zip Zero NADA– no spamming. Sure, I started off this entry with a beyond adorable image of my kid, cause I mean, look at it! That is beyond cute! But really, the idea of posting heartfelt images or exciting (or even really sad) news and then tainting the post with a huge VOTE FOR ME banner, is (still) kinda blegh. It ruins the real meaning of the post and makes the whole thing… a bit… commercial… a showcase? I dunno, something. Less meaningful, for sure.
While, I wont win a prize, make the news, or have anything really tangible to show from it, I do enjoy being ranked on topbabyblogs, I like a lot of the traffic it brings… and even more importantly: the new readers (and friends) I gain from it. When I first became pregnant, I really had no idea there was a whole world of baby blogs out there. Topbabyblogs was a nice resource— a jumping off point where I was able to find a lot of the blogs I read today. And I hope that by being ranked: other moms (and of course: non moms) will find my blog too. Considering how BIG the world wide web is, there really isn’t a whole lot of single-mama blogs out there. I mean come on— raising a child with a partner is hard and time consuming enough— so to do it alone and blog about it— well, it’s kinda ridiculous. But I do it, and I enjoy it, so… I’m hoping that through the efforts of topbabyblogs and more importantly– through the votes of my readers— we will continue to: grow, connect, relate, and gain from each other.
Like I’ve promised in the past, I will only ask ONE TIME for your vote (today! today is the day!). If you enjoy this blog (or even if you still hate it, but keeping coming back for more— cause you know— maybe you can’t quit it) then I would really appreciate your vote today, and once a day— everyday. Or of course, whenever you see fit (that’s everyday, right? hehe).
drea & marlowe
ps! Did you see my original post? OH MY GOODNESS! M was an itty bitty cutie pie!
& the little yellow smock dress above? you can purchase similar ones: HERE. And I could be wrong, but I heard a rumor that there was more coming to the shop in the near future 🙂
oh! &! I’ll totally be back with even more adorable pictures of M very soon… as soon as she lets me and as soon I find the time… which should be soon since my momma flies in tonight to give me a much needed hand! squee! <3