Wednesday, August 24, 2011

loving my readers giveaway!

So.  My sister mentioned The Pioneer Woman today and I realized I haven't read my most favorite blog in entirely too long.  I've missed her.  And, I didn't even realize it.


Do you know The Pioneer Woman?  If not, you are missing out big time.  P-Dub (man, I need a reggae self-named nickname!) is like Ellen.  She makes you laugh just being herself.  Like, as in every time you read something on her blog you are guaranteed to laugh out loud.  LOL.  Seriously.  And, I pride myself in never typing LOL.  Or LMAO.


So.  I was catching up with P-Dub tonight, LMAO as usual, when I saw a link to her "Ten Most Important Things I've Learned About Blogging".  So I clicked.  And, I found yet another fact confirming my suspicion that TPW is my long lost older sister.  Her tips are the same as mine when asked about getting more traffic on a blog.  Except that she is funny.  Like Ellen.  And, try as I might, I am not funny like that.


Well.  She did include one tip that really opened my eyes:


10. Value every person who takes time out of their day to stop by your blog.
Tell ‘em you love ‘em. Regularly.


P-Dub made me realize I don't address *you*, my readers, often enough.  I need to give more love and ummail off those books from my last giveaway, to make sure everyone knows I appreciate every clickable effort you exert to get over to check on my messy messy life.  


And, trust me, I know clicking around the internet is a lot to keep up with and I LOVE that you choose to click over to me!

I'm feeling like this post should wrap up in a giveaway but I'm at a loss being as how it is 9pm (ergo, my brain is non-functioning past the 7 o'clock hour) and this giveaway thought just struck me.  


So.  A surprise giveaway it is!

Leave a comment.  Tell me something.  Anything.  I'll let you know you wins the giveaway as soon as I decide what to giveaway and when the giveaway is over.


THANKS FOR READING!!!

18 comments:

Dale and Holly said...

I smile everytime I read your blog because I remember the Laura Meigs I loved from Holy Savior and now I have the pleasure of re-getting to know you as a wife and mother. Your blog is great, so glad Kim shared the link with me!

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

I, too, pride myself on never using LOL. Or any acronym for that matter.

But I'll allow this time ;)

Amanda said...

I'm a relatively new follower and I was hooked when you talked about your napping woes. I related oh so well. :)

Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

Just wanted to say I *heart* you, Laura, and thanks for being my blogging guru!

Jessica said...

I love reading your blog. I love your babywearing and homebirth topics. :)

Kristy Tunnell said...

P-Dub is one of my favorites - as well as your blog! I love seeing what Henry is up to becaus Logan is doing similar. Liza is such a cutie pie!

The Lovebugs said...

I love reading your blog and all the advice and honesty that you share regarding subjects like birth and breastfeeding, raising children and cooking. Funny thing is: I'm not pregnant and I haven't had any children...yet, hopefully it's just a matter of time though ;) I just want to research everything and learn, because I know one day I will be a mom and that's a day worth preparing for :)

Dusti said...

Love your candidness!

Dusti
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Brittany @ The Pistachio Project said...

Love reading your blog. I love reading a blog that fits my lifestyle so well. :)

Lane said...

I pride myself in never using LOL as well. It's so terrible. :) But laughing out loud is definitely something us mamas of littles need more often!
I love reading a blog about someone else in my same little town.

Jude and Alisha said...

I hope the giveaway is $112,500.

That is all.

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

I didn't realize everyone would leave a comment praising me!! Maybe I should do a giveaway everyday.

Alisha, how did you ever guess?!?

Gretchen said...

I'm a pretty new follower, but I'm loving everything!

Mandi @ Living the Good Life said...

LOL!!! :)

Whitney said...

I struggle with feeling like I don't acknowledge my readers enough too. It's always fun to get them in on a conversation!

Deedee said...

I love your blog too!! I love to be inspired by the way you do things. The way you are open to learning,discovering and finding better healthy choices in all aspects of your life. Of course our kids are so close in age it is fun to see if they are doing similar things too. I know I'm to far away for the contest but really wanted to say some positive comments to you!

Luke & Amanda said...

I also love reading your blog...and I really needed to read the biting post today! Kate has gotten to where she bites Preston...and I was at the mad, foot stomping, bite her back (did I really do that today?!) phase. I am going to look more into positive parenting NOW!!
love~

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

Amanda, we bit ZHeny back one time. The next time he bit, he started crying "no, no, don't bite me." It made me SO sad....and obviously didn't work since that about 6 months ago.