I didn't think I needed ideas for my blog, but clearly I do, since I've been
persona non grata 1absent for a week. Sorry- my mother called last night to see if I was okay- clearly my absence has gone on long enough. I don't have an excuse because I haven't achieved anything profound in the last week.
Well, lo and behold, guess what came in the mail yesterday? Margaret Mason's book, No One Cares What You Had for Lunch 100 Ideas for Your Blog that I ordered here off her blog Mighty Girl. I can't even remember how I found Mighty Girl, but she founded Mighty Goods, which is basically a window to cool and interesting shopping finds on the web.
Anyway, I ordered the book merely because of the title and she offered to "sign it and caress it lovingly before mailing it". She signed mine "You are fantastic". It's as if she knows me. Anyway, the book does have some good ideas and more importantly, it's hysterical and a quick read. Idea #47: Promote truth. "You're a font of wisdom, and you're getting sharper every year." (She really does know me, doesn't she?) "Outline ten truths you believe to be universal. You can tell us how you came to your conclusions, or explain how your beliefs have changed over the years." Two of hers are "Don't fill up on bread" and "Wear sunscreen". If you blog or just like humorous writers, pick yourself up a copy. Though I can't guarantee that she thinks you're fantastic too nor do I have evidence that the book was caressed lovingly before mailing.
Oh, and don't scroll down the book page if you are offended by offensive language. (Of course, you will now, but don't say I didn't warn you.) She sells a T-shirt including a particular word that horrifies many. No! Not THAT word! The f word. Of course, I had to buy one of those too because it made me laugh. I'll wear it for special occasions. Sorry, Mother.
1. While looking up persona non grata for spelling purposes, I discovered it really means "personally unacceptable or unwelcome". But it sounds so cool- I wish it meant absent.