Apparently people all over the Internet are very excited for autumn.
A little back story: I'm a community moderator over at 20 something bloggers and most of what I do is review and approve applications. We ask that people have at least 3 posts within the last month, so I feel it is my duty to read those 3 posts before approving.
This week alone I've approved about 200 members.
That's a lot of reading.
It's a good way for me to keep meeting new Internet peoples, though, and gathering material and discovering new blogs and helping 20sb, because I love them.
It's also a good way to notice trends around the web and feel inferior to people with prettier blogs or better writing or more followers, etc. Just kidding! Mostly.
The point is that I noticed a few things this week:
So Says The Internet: Autumn is so amazing! Everyone loves autumn! I'm gonna wear a scarf and drink and eat and snort pumpkin!
So Says Lorraine: Today's high is 91. I'll wear a scarf if you all want me to die. But not to be left behind, I did make an awesome outfit collage, just like the rest of the Internet, made especially for fall in south Florida:
So Says the Internet: We're all married to a man in the armed forces.
So Says Lorraine: Is there a "find a Marine husband" bar I'm unaware of?
So Says the Internet: We just love our furbabies! They are like our real kids!
So Says Lorraine: Stop it.
So Says the Internet: We're all in the Peace Corp, teaching English to little Asian children, studying abroad or making our own clothing, jewellery and headbands with giant flowers on them.
So Says Lorraine: NO REALLY STOP IT.
If you like fall, are married to an army man, love your furbaby's furry butt or like knitting hats in your spare time: JAYKAY. Mostly, I'm jealous because my blog is about, uh, nothing.
Speaking of my blog, today is the last post in September and thus the end of my "post twice a week" experiment. Truth is, before this I was averaging about 6-8 posts a month anyways, but they were more scattered as far as posting schedule.
I'm not sure how I feel about the schedule. It certainly keeps me organized and on my game. It keeps my post size down, which if you know anything about me, I need. It chops the work week down. All good things.
However, I have noticed a dramatic drop in comments. This could be because of a few things:
1. This is waaaay too much Lorraine for my readers to handle.
b. I've gotten significantly less entertaining on a schedule.
cat. I talk about people with furbabies and now they hate me.
Sads. Of course option DD.) would be that it's the time of year and people are busying enjoying fall and snorting pumpkin.
So, I have to decide if I want to keep up with this schedule. BOOOO DECISIONS.
In other blog news, I set up ad sense on my blog a little while ago. I'm not supposed to tell you to click on it and this is me definitely not doing that. I did want to point out that I've been closely monitoring the ads because (and I'm probably going to regret writing this because the ad sense WILL KNOW) I've been afraid that it will decide my readers really need to be linked to something awful like STD screenings or hemorrhoid cream.
Apparently, though, it has decided that my readers are actually interested in wedding invitations and base jumping in Miami. You're welcome everyone!
I've made like $0.20 so far. If I ever get that $0.20, I'm gonna put it towards a real nice zebra cake and have myself a party on you guys.
I like your faces,