Some cool stuff…

I started blogging last November because my wife said I should share my BS with the world and because Facebook comments weren’t the best forum for my, uh, witty, uh, yeah, witty remarks.  I was getting friend requests from strangers who said they enjoyed my nonsensical comments, so I figured I’d just go ahead and share my nonsensical comments with the entire internet.

I started out not knowing what I was doing at all.  I was going at WordPress all alone.  My first several posts never had a single “Like” or comment because I didn’t tag them.  I didn’t know!

I eventually figured out tagging and started reading other blogs and began building some great relationships with other bloggers.  I’ve enjoyed learning so much from my now 500 plus followers about being a Canadian Clown, eating disorders, surviving abuse, raising kids, poop, pets, travel, cooking and a whole slew of different things that y’all are really talented with.  I even have a favorite Canadian and Mormon now!

I’ve written some pretty stupid ass posts during my brief blogging life, including the first one that was just a story about some idiot that was showing me some porn on his phone because he thought he new the woman in the video.  I had just bought a new house and I was all trying to look past the tits at the wall in the background because it was a cool gray color that I thought the wife and I might agree on!

But at some point, the Connecticut school shooting happened and I was too sad to be funny, as most people were, but I wanted to write.  I wrote a stupid poem and asked a dear friend of mine what she thought about it before posting it.  I was embarrassed to post anything about something so important, but she said to pull the trigger so I did.  The poem was terrible and it didn’t garner any attention, but it allowed me to become comfortable posting about things that weren’t funny or that pissed me off.

Part of what I love about my blog is that I never know what I’m going to write from post to post.  I don’t post regularly and my blog isn’t pretty in that it’s just a utilitarian design with a bunch of words on a page.  My wife and kids are beautiful, so that helps when I do use pictures, but the most popular picture I’ve used is of my fat ass on a kids bike.  I look like a circus bear on a small unicycle or some such nonsense, according to one of my favorite daddy blogging pals.

Anyway, the point is that I got some traction and started to really enjoy this shit we call blogging.  I don’t have a label for what this blog is, so if somebody asks, “do you have a parenting blog?” I guess I’d say sort of.  I also sort of have a humor blog and a police related blog and an I’m going to bitch about whatever I want blog as well.

It’s awesome!

The past few months have been the most awesome.  I’ve established myself as a successful blogger in my own mind by being invited to post on Black Box Warnings, which I implore all to read, by being Freshly Pressed, winning an argument (shut up, I won, Jules!) with a popular blogger and winning the vote of a 14 year old Jewish boy.  I also won a book written by a Canadian lady about licking a minivan, and most importantly, I made a calendar!  A calendar! How cool is that?  It’s been a great ride.

Anyway, I thought the ride was over, but a blogger friend of mine, Arden (I know, right, but she’s sweet so leave her be) introduced me to this Blogger Idol contest.  It’s like an American Idol setup, but for bloggers.  It’s a great contest.

I’m not some famous mommy blogger or the Pioneer Woman or whatever, so I figured that I didn’t have a prayer of making it to the final 12, but I entered a post anyway.  I caved and used my Freshly Pressed post because it was a good post, regardless of whether or not it was my usual content.

Anyway, the short of this post is that I was selected to be a final 13 contestant in the Blogger-Idol contest!  There were like 219 entries, so it’s something that I’m proud of.

Apparently, I’ll have to beg you people to vote for me from week to week and post to post…PLEASE!?  Fuck you, you better!

More to come!  Lol!  Love y’all!

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67 Responses to Some cool stuff…

  1. aliciabenton says:

    I hope after all this fame you remember your lowly friends… 😉 I’ll vote for you every week, of course!

  2. Of course. You are an awesome writer. Who wouldn’t vote for you??? Big congrats!

  3. Utterly shameless…but I’ll vote for you – just don’t go all Sally Field ‘you love me, you really love me’ on our asses when you win, ok?

  4. tric says:

    Feck off!. Not voting for you. Couldn’t be arsed!

    • I assume that Irish limerick translates to “you’re pretty awesome, Don and I’ll vote for you whenever I can you handsome devil you!” And thanks for that!

      • tric says:

        🙂 Hoping your “We love you followers” would read it! It’s payback for the wealth of fine comments you have written on my site.
        Might reconsider…. I did like that post. But am still not over you being “Freshly pressed”.

  5. A.J. Goode says:

    Congratulations! I’m really happy for you. A little bit jealous, too . . . But we won’t go there. 🙂

  6. Christina says:

    Sell out…
    Just kidding. Good for you!

  7. mozamenski says:

    Wait, where do I vote?? Can I vote against you?? 😜 just kidding! You’re my favorite ass!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Woohoo! Congrats! I’ll vote for you… if I can just figure out how…

  9. Go Jules Go says:

    Hmm. I guess I’ll vote for you so you can win SOMETHING…

  10. ardenrr says:

    HEY ASSWIPE! — What do you mean by this?! –> Arden (I know, right, but she’s sweet so leave her be)

    You already got my vote! I get 10% of whatever you win since I told you to do it….

  11. I Am Jasmine Kyle says:

    Good Luck in the contest! I’m glad you listen to your wife!!!

  12. WOW! That’s quite the resume! Good for you! 🙂

  13. findingninee says:

    Well I guess if I can find the time to vote for your tricycle-riding, wallet-less, bionic vagina-less ass, I’ll happily do so. By the way, I’m totally not jealous. Because I support my friends even when it means a bunch of judges decided they’re better than I am. Where’s the calendar?

  14. Nagzilla says:

    Congratulations! Color me jealous as well!

  15. Roxie the Outlaw says:

    Congrats Don! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. And I agree … your life is your life and that includes everything that makes you YOU! So keep at it. 😉

  16. Your bullshit is conquering the world. And to that I say, “Might as well be Don’s bullshit as any of the other bullshit out there.”

  17. A big old pat on the back from me (a paw on the back from Ted, naturally) and congrats on making the top 13! Was there ever any doubt in your mind? C’mon! As I get drunk tonight, I’ll be toasting each and every Skinny Pirate to you and your top 13 accomplishment. And while I will require you to beg, I really will vote for you. Rock on!

  18. All us Saudi bloggers are right behind you!

  19. I say we should have a damn Blogger Idol calendar. I’ll ride a kids’ bike or throw my wallet out the window. I don’t care.

    Let the pimping games begin!! (Should I say that to a police officer? I dunno.) I’m not looking forward to that part bc it makes me so fecking uncomfortable. Time to sack up, I suppose.

  20. I have to admit, as soon as I saw you had entered, I knew my spot was gone. Good luck! You will get my vote! 🙂

  21. Jolene says:

    where do we go to vote????

  22. Pleun says:

    Cool contest, I’ll vote and wish you all the luck. Don’t forget to mention us all in your thank-you words, cause judging by your earlier accomplishments last month, you will win 😉 Or do you think 3 times in a row is enough?

  23. Veage says:

    Congrats.. I like how you don’t care or try to box yourself into having to write based on your “theme”, like so many of us. I try to write whatever I feel as well. Nice post, good rambling topic. lol

  24. MommyVerbs says:

    Congratulations! I am so so excited for you and will be following and voting! Way to go!

    • Thank you very much. I’m excited about it too now that I’ve got a post submitted and understand how excited so many other people were about it. It should be fun! I’m hoping not to bow out after the first week, but that may happen.

  25. I enjoy your posts, but the comments are equally entertaining. You know the old saw, “with friends like these”?
    I was so excited to see you selected. Best of luck.

  26. ksujulie says:

    I only stay around for the bloggers that keep my attention! You’re a great writer and I love reading a dad’s point of view. Now, bring me to the top with you when you make it big!!! 🙂

  27. Jenny Hansen says:

    Congratulations! That’s a huge achievement and of course I’ll vote for you. 🙂 Now I have to go see if you posted the link…

  28. mamamlk says:

    Congrats!!! You rock! Worse to worse you will have new people discovering and reading and following your blog that may not have discovered you yet till the contest!!! 🙂

  29. Blogdramedy says:

    You’ve found your blogging voice. Congratulations. *grin*

  30. Decided to read this instead of your latest post. Anyone, with small kiddies, who has the time to write a blog is a superhero. After a week being around little ones, I’m exhausted. Nice touch with the “F you,” too. 🙂

  31. PinotNinja says:

    Congrats! In your honor, I will both vote and then complain about exercising while pounding a Bud Light Lime or seven.

  32. I’m waaay late to the party, but this is the first time I’ve been up to commenting. You deserve all the good things that come to you, Don. Really.

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