Monday, August 04, 2008

I Used to LOVE Recess...

Posted by Lara at 4:41 PM
... but recessions? Not so much.

I'm not going to mince words - the month of July was a complete and total asswipe to most of the blogosphere. It felt like every other day I was reading a post that made me comment, "Oh, I'm so sorry." There were cancer scares, there were terrible losses, there were lay-offs, there were illnesses, there were break-ups (*ahem*) - basically, there was a bunch of craptastic stuff happening. July? Was not a good month.

So, in the hopes of making August a little better, Kristen came up with a great idea she has dubbed "Blog the Recession." Participating is easy, here's all you have to do: Whenever you're reading your blogs on a reader (Google Reader, Bloglines, etc.), take the extra ten seconds to CLICK THROUGH. Clicking over to the actual blog serves a couple purposes - for bloggers whose ad revenue is based on page views, you're helping them make a few extra bucks. For bloggers who don't make any extra money because of your page views, well, you're just giving them a little ego boost with some more traffic. And after the July that many of them (us) had, that could do a lot of good.

If you want to do even more to help Blog the Recession, head over to Motherhood Uncensored to grab a button to put on your blog. If you'd like to spread the word, write a post on your own blog imploring others to join in the click-through fun. And if you have a prize to donate, email Kristen and share the wealth. Let's make August a good month. (Or at least a better one than July.)

And so, to bring you all out of your readers, I'm calling for comments on this very important issue:

Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don't. Is today a nut day, or a non-nut day? Inquiring minds want to know.

32 comments:

dawn on 4:51 PM said...

totally a nut day!

redcloud on 5:04 PM said...

Nutty as an Almond Joy. Without the Joy!

Major Bedhead on 5:07 PM said...

Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts.

gnomesque on 5:08 PM said...

I always click through; reading blogs through the reader seems so impersonal. I am definitely in favour of this idea.

As for the nuttiness of today... well, somewhere inbetween nut and non-nut. I'm being a nut in my head, but I just don't have the energy or desire to communicate it to the rest of the world.

Rowyn on 5:18 PM said...

Not a nut day today, but I have high hopes for the rest of the week ;-). P.S. See, look, I not only read your blog, I click through, and (this time) comment!

Blogversary on 5:29 PM said...

Nut day, but hoping to crack the shell and enjoy the rest of the week.

Maggie on 6:16 PM said...

I say not a nut day. But I prefer to have my almonds alone rather than with chocolate :)

Ry on 6:28 PM said...

I love this idea and saw it over on doobleh-vay. Plan on spreading the word myself tomorrow. It's really genius.

Today (and yesterday) were both nutty days. My brain is filled with them.

seven on 6:49 PM said...

Now I totally want a candy bar. I don't know what kind of day it is... but I love Mounds AND Almond Joy, and now I want one of each.

Dana on 6:54 PM said...

I really think the recession is hitting so many of us.....and it's just so damn frustrating and disappointing.

Mom101 on 7:14 PM said...

I ate three macadamia nuts this very morning, funny you should ask.

jen on 7:48 PM said...

amen! clickety click!

Mayberry on 8:23 PM said...

i don't feel like a nut. But will wholeheartedly concur that July sucked.

flutter on 8:46 PM said...

july was a blowfest.

Lara on 9:59 PM said...

mayberry and flutter - that's why august will be so much BETTER!

and everyone else - have you all been singing "sometimes you feel like a nut... sometimes you don't..." all day? 'cause I HAVE.

Issas Crazy World on 10:37 PM said...

Not a nut day, unless you're offering a Recees. :)

Anonymous said...

Nut day. You'll totally never guess who I am. Yes, even though it doesn't sound like a challenge..... its like a really vague scavenger hunt. I guess, like a test of your, lurk-back skills.

tata on 6:52 AM said...

I'm leaving comments for everyone on Kristen's list :) It's the least I can do!

TheAngelForever on 10:40 AM said...

I am guilty of browsing blogs in my reader, but I do try to click as often as possible. I will not make even more effort.

I just joined the Blog the Recession. Such a great idea and fun as well. Another fun perk is finding great new blogs to frequent :)

Mojo on 12:13 PM said...

Lara, we already know you're a nut... in the best possible sense of the word. I had a little bit of all of the above in one way or another in July. It started great ... and then faster than a speeding *ahem* breakup, it sank into the swamp.

Mounds or Almond Joy it doesn't matter. Around here today it's gonna melt into a sticky chocolate goo either way. We're headed for triple digits and that legendary Carolina humidity.

That's enough to make anybody nuts.

LaLa on 3:40 PM said...

July sucked (nod). I just had peanut butter and apricot jam on toast. Nuts.

CityStreams on 4:05 PM said...

Today is a somebody-took-my-nutty-candy-bar -and-ate-it-in-front-of-me day. Maybe I'm still in the recession.

Lara on 4:12 PM said...

anonymous - dang it, i HATE riddles! let's see... you came by way of a google search for "lara david," so you didn't come by accident. and the map tells me where you are, but i'm not positive that's accurate. are you from "real life" or blogland? did we meet at blogher? have we met at all? TELL ME!

Caroline on 10:28 AM said...

Yes! This totally follows my theory of blogger karma! I'm gonna stumble this, twitter this, do what I can. We need to take care of our fellow bloggers! (says she who hasn't even figured out how to get ads on her site yet - lol.)

Oh and nuts. Always. When I can. (Irony strikes: this nut lover has a son with a peanut allergy.)

Heather B. on 2:02 PM said...

Just dropping a "hello" In honor of the blog recession!

Jenny, the Bloggess on 5:52 PM said...

Nut day. Totally.

nomotherearth on 7:22 PM said...

Usually I'm nuts. Today was non-nut...so far. With a 9 month old who doesn't sleep, the day is never really over.

mothergoosemouse on 8:56 PM said...

Not so much when I was a kid, but now I always like nuts.

Guilty Secret on 1:35 PM said...

I pretty much always click through, but then I'm nice like that ;)

Oh, and every day is a nut day around here...

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah on 3:46 PM said...

I feel nutty, but I prefer dark chocolate.

So there ya go.

Daisy on 7:26 PM said...

Lots of joy but not all nutty. I baked cookies and left out the nuts yesterday; I thought using peanut butter was enough nuttiness.

Mel on 8:36 PM said...

Every day is a nut day.

 

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