Hey, maybe I'll start a blog

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Traffic: I owe it all to these babies

If I had a dime for every time someone said to me, “Hey, you should start a blog,” I’d have a bunch of dimes.

They say to me: “I saw on Oprah/The Today Show/The View this woman who left her job/was fired /suffered from post-partum depression/chewed off her right arm and started writing about it on the Internet. Now she makes like $100,000 a month just blogging,  using the good arm, of course. I wish I could write. I would totally do that. You should do that.”

As I’m listening to these kind suggestions, offered to me because I am formerly of the newspaper business (which hardly exists anymore outside of Hollywood movies) I’m thinking of my humble home on the Net, how it’s remained largely a secret and doesn’t pay me a dime.

Then I explain that I know of whom they speak, the SuperBlogger Queens of the Universe. It’s probably too late in the game to dethrone these tiara wearers, but that’s no reason to shut down my little cobbler shop situated in the back alley of the kingdom.

In spite of a recession of rich ideas, a scarcity of traffic leading to generous ad revenue, this week I observe two years of blogging.

What I’ve learned in two years:

  • Writing and maintaining a blog is work. The more you work it, the bigger the returns. It’s a high-maintenance relationship. Have flowers, chocolates and wine at the ready.
  • Even though I call myself a Zombie , I have no affinity for the flesh-eating undead. I did like “Shaun of the Dead,” but on the whole I don’t care for zombie movies. This does not stop the zombies from  stalking me. In fact, there’s one knocking at my window right now … 
  • My readers all seem to be West of the Rockies, South of the Mason-Dixon Line or East of the Allegheny Mountains. Why? Don’t know. Just glad to have all 10 of you. 
  • Believe it or not, the name MomZombie is a compromise between two earlier titles: Fluffy Chicks in a Basket and the totally emo Bleeding Soul on Edge of Jagged Razor Blade. It all has to do with too little sleep and too much caffeine.
  •  You like it when I humiliate myself. Boy, those stats really skyrocket when I take one for the team. 
  • For more than a year, Grandma Cleavage (see above), was the top search term for my blog. I’ve since purchased an underwire for this site.
  • Latest searches: Zombie yogurt, Zombie Killer Moms, Big Asses in Bathing Suits, Wooden Picnic Table, Herman Munster  in a bathing suit.
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    munster

    Sorry, I could not find Herman Munster in a bathing suit.

     If you are reading this, thank you.

11 thoughts on “Hey, maybe I'll start a blog

  1. OK spill…where do I get myself one of these blog underwires? My humble little asylum is badly in need of one.

    Oh and dearie, I think there’s still plenty of time to dethrone the Queen Bee herself…actually I think she’s doing a pretty good job of it herself lately. And Bossy can stay cause I like her and she actually visits the asylum from time to time.

    Sometimes I leave the most random comments. It’s mostly because I just woke up. Yeah, I know, it’s 11AM. It’s one of “those” days. *sigh*

  2. “Facebook boobs” drives most people to my site… What can I say, people love cleavage.

    Glad I found your blog, even though I am late to the party.

  3. West of the Rockies here. Hearing about searches that bring people to blogs cracks me up!! I love the “big asses in bathing suits.” LOL!!!

    There seems to be a lot of people joining the blog world thinking they can make a buck or two. It’s kind of getting on my nerves. Haha.

  4. belly button fetish. seriously. i get more traffic for the keyword belly button fetish than any other keyword.
    i’m so on the same page as you with all the queens of the blogosphere. but, it’s time for some new royalty. from the michigan connection. whaddya think?!

  5. As the Queen of the Coconut Crabs and Big Butt Special, I hear you on the Granny Cleavage.

    I LOVED Shaun of the Dead. And I am happy that you picked MomZombie instead of Fluffy Chicks In a Basket, even though that’s kind of cute, or the Emo one. If you ever do decide to change, though, I am totally voting for Fluffy Zombies In a Basket.

    P.S. I never read the SuperBloggers. Why would I bother leaving comments someplace with ten thousand other people? I like finding the fun, interesting, witty people who will actually interact with me from time to time. Like people who have granny boob shots at the tops of their posts. 😀

  6. No, thank you!
    I love your blog… especially when you take one for the team.
    The grandma cleavage, I could take or leave. 😉

  7. Congrats on two years of blogging–it is hard work–and wine at the ready always helps. So glad we “found each other” even though the reason sucks. I just love reading your posts–from the embarrassing to the hilarious to the sentimental–I love it all. Cheers!

  8. They say to me: “I saw on Oprah/The Today Show/The View this woman who left her job/was fired /suffered from post-partum depression/chewed off her right arm and started writing about it on the Internet. Now she makes like $100,000 a month just blogging, using the good arm, of course. I wish I could write. I would totally do that. You should do that.”

    LOL MOM ZOMBIE!

    Dethrone them. Who cares if their dog took a poo and they snapped a shot of it, and 250 thousand people left comments about how adorable that was, and so forth. That’s crazy speak. I would rather visit your cobbler shop. Sorry that I have been absent. I have been hard pressed for time and the drama has been intense here.

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