Lately I have been feeling like a journalistic one night stand. In the past few weeks I have done articles for over 6 other bloggers, along with about a kabillion graphics. Why? Because I want to. Because they asked.
Holly from MidewesterMamaH has filled in for me more times that concrete on a sidewalk. Mily also did a couple of guest posts at one point during one of my mandated hiatus. I owe Holly my first born son, but you know what, I love her too much to do that to her.
I am a bit sad, that I can actually find most of the guest posts and graphics work I spit out like a mad woman working well over 70 hours in the past couple of weeks to produce. It's their blogs so it's their choice. But they asked. I used to charge $65 an hour for webwork, and graphics, but in this blog society I find myself scratching one back in the hopes of getting scratched back. Obviously my hoping is like spitting into a fan, it accomplishes nothing and I get luggies on my face.
Don't get me wrong I am not upset that my articles/graphics weren't used. I am sure there were reasons and possibly it didn't fit in with their " theme". But when I handed my blogs over to Holly, she may have said or did things that weren't 100% on board with how I felt, but I asked her to do it, she did it, and I value her thoughts and opinions, same things with Miley. Maybe I just expect my readers, friends, followers to appreciate a different perspective and the awesome talent of the people that stepped in.
A good friend of mine started up a conglomeration blog we've been friends for EVER way before bloggy days, real life actual we can punish each others children ( that's how you know a real friend). I got txt's, and emails, and chats and phone calls. I never offered myself up as to not create an awkward situation but I must admit I was a bit hurt being overlooked.
So now I am done being the lonely drunk chick at the bar at closing time who will go home with the last desperate guy simply due to process of elimination. I will always be willing to help friends if they ask,
but I wont kill myself like a waitress at IHOP dealing with the Sunday after church crowd.
I wont overlook my blogs for the benefit of others who may or may not use my work even after they asked, approved, and told me how awesome and perfect it was then thanked me.
To Holly I will be forever in her debt, she consistently has covered my ass like granny panties, and usually at the last moment. If Holly asked I would probably chop off my pinky toe if I though it would help. ( don't judge me people I love my pinky toes.)
I struggled with what song to put here, I thought of Elton John, then Meredith Brooks, but those are so played out so I am going with this chick who I have never heard of.
Hello kind world.