Monday, November 28, 2011

My Blog Away From Blog

Or: A Smallish Open House

One of the things I've always wanted to do on the Web is
open a mail-order meat business have a real website. Nothing too fancy, of course, just a nice two-bedroom ranch-style with a good climbing tree in the front, mirror-foil wallpaper in the powder room and a nice, long driveway for roller skating.

This summer, after much searching, I finally found the little place of my dreams. It's on a cul-de-sac over near the middle school in that neighborhood with all the trees (the ones that drop those sticky blossom things that stain the hood of your car).

Of course, it wasn't exactly in move-in condition. Oh, yes, there was work to be done, so I spent several months making the place "feel like me." Nothing major, just adding a water feature in the breakfast nook, installing an electrified perimeter fence and building a custom platform for my submarine-themed waterbed.

You know, the usual.

Then, after completing that work, moving all my stuff in and finally getting settled, I forgot to tell you that the place even existed. I know: LAME.

So, in the spirit of better-late-than-never, I'm officially inviting you all over to check out my new pad:

In case you're wondering whether I'm giving up the lease on this sweet patch of Internet turf (a.k.a. the LJKGW doublewide), fear not! Nothing will change here and, for better or worse, you can expect the same "quality" posts as always, delivered into your mailbox or RSS feed at intervals that may appear to be sporadic but are actually super-strategic and calculated to the fifteenth decimal point.

No, the new place is more of a repository of my writing an
d comedic pursuits - a literary Death Star, if you will, to which all of my posts and essays scattered throughout the Webosphere can be called home and to whom they owe ultimate allegiance. (I don't know what that means, either, so let's just move on, shall we?)

Anyway, you can find lots of stuff in the new place, including:

* A second blog, called "Bride of Frankenword," which is more on the writing side of things

* A schedule of upcoming appearances and events

* Links to favorite essays

* Some standup videos and videos of readings

Nude photos (It's true! Underneath my clothes I am completely nude - go see for yourself!)

Anyway, you're welcome to stop by and, to sweeten the deal, I just opened a fresh can of dip.

(I'm also willing to act like I don't know you're rifling through the medicine cabinet when you use the facilities.)

See you over there - you can park in the driveway!

Fresh-Baked Posts

The book blog tour for The CHICKtionary is going strong! This week I have two brand-new guest posts coming out:

Thursday, December 1 - The lovely ladies who run "Chick Lit is Not Dead" asked me to write about my "5 Loves and a Dud." So I did.

Friday, December 2 - "Silver and Grace" will publish my guest post about immaturity. (Spoiler alert: I'm in favor of it.)


Mrs. AA at Frenemom said...

I love the new site's background. It makes me want to lay down and take a nap... After reading, of course!
Mrs. AA at Frenemom

meleah rebeccah said...

Wowzah! Love the new Internet Real Estate!

Alexandra said...

You know, this was coming, right?

We all have to grow up.

Congrats on the juicy new digs...the new place says it all:

a flair for design
with a glint of still waters running deep

Ann Imig said...

You already know I love it. I can totally feel the cork walls comin' out of that shag.

When does your tour land in the midwest??

Continuing and humungous congrats, my talented friend!

HermanTurnip said...

Very nicely done! Will have to throw up a link on my blogroll for your new digs :-)

Cheryl said...

Ever since I saw the link somewhere, I added it to my favorites, then totally forgot about it. Glad to hear it's finished. Maybe that's what I've been waiting for: the formal invitation.

Consciously Sedated/Rachel Paul said...

The website looks great. You are having quite the year, aren't you? Can't wait to see what's up for 2012;)

p.s. I used to love Adam Ant;)

Erin said...

Here's your plant, friend. You should be serving fondue on that shag.

When Pigs Fly said...

Rock on! Can't wait to check out the new digs. So glad your book and tour are taking off. Keep up the good work.