12.17.2008

You Post. Me Giveaway.

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I'd like to think that I blog for myself. That it doesn't matter what I write or photograph, because it is all for me. Well, to be honest I do blog a little for me, but I also do it for you. I have a handful of frequent readers now and I love that you keep coming back for more. Thanks! It's a good feeling.

Sometimes I run out of things to blog about. Don't you? You can only write about bugs, laundry, play dates, and baby poop so much.

Here is the part where you come in (yay!):

Ready?

I'm wondering if you have any ideas for me? Any...yes?

Like things to blog about in the new year? For those days when there is no baby poop to blog about. Just something fun that I can pull out of my bag.

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So, here is the perk. Don't we all love a good perk? I have a few more weeks of making Poppy Shirts before I take my LOA and I'd like to give some away.

So, you leave me a comment with a post blog-idea for me and I'll enter you to win one of 3 custom shirts. Yep, 3! You choose size, style, everything.

FYI: My posts will be a little more sporadic for the remainder of 2008. We are traveling and eating and gift-giving (like you are) and there is a baptism, a wedding, and a few fresh little babies to snuggle in Nevada.

But, I'll still be around and I need your ideas.

Oh, I'll announce the 3 winners on Sunday night. Yay!

30 comments:

CaTina said...

I have one, baby advice. I'm going to need it in May. Oh and can I custom order a BIG PERSON SHIRT?

The Wifey said...

Ooooh I know! Tips on how to take great pics (love yours!)

eRiCa said...

What about a weekly post sharing a story or something you learned in nursing school...serioulsy I would be all over that.

or ...umm...shoot...my brain is dead today ....i can't even think of intresting posts for my own blog...i'll get back to you when my brain revives itself..but does the one suggestion above count?

Garrison Propaganda said...

some ideas lets see: christmas traditions, bad/funny pictures with santa/christmas cards. (what made me think of this was the one we got from you guys...its not bad, but i laugh whenever i see it. every time i look at it my focus is taken right to erics crotch and your butt [sorry, but true], because of the bright sunlight beaming strategically between you two). i think elaine had a bodypart sticking out on one of hers in a seinfeild episode. or cheap things to do with kids while theyre out of school for forever during break!

M said...

What will we do without our Ava videos? I guess we knew you couldn't maintain this forever, but at least you'll still post once in a while.

Ideas, huh? What about a theme each week, or a letter and number of the week, like on Sesame Street (I love Sesame Street, can you tell). You can only use words in your post that start with the letter of the week.

There, I gave an idea. Now enter me in the contest! I'm gonna win, I can feel it!

Kiersten Matt Ezra Eliza said...

Well, I'm terrible at thinking up things to blog about myself, but I do always love to hear any tricks or hints at keeping up on things when life gets chaotic- and since you'll be heading into a pretty crazy phase I'd be happy to hear any tips you pick up to keep on top of it all!

Kink of a dull topic, I know, but I've always been interested in mundane- day to day things! And what can I say- I'd love to win a shirt!

mrs.kristin said...

I really enjoy the recipes you share. :)

Lindy Lewis said...

Ha! funny that somebody commented about your christmas card cuz me and Jeremy noticed the same thing. It's still a way good picture though!!

Anyways, a suggestion for posts would be how you manage your time to post so frequently. I am lucky to have the time when I do 1, maybe 2 a week. Or I love hearing about memories, feelings, and thoughts. I don't know!!!!
hope that helps a little!
A shirt for JJ would be fun!!

Lewieville said...

Oh Hayley, I love your quirky posts. I do think you should post about ME more often (I read about Alisha a little more than necessary:) haha) No I don't have any good ideas. You could always post the story of your brothers a June Bugs! I am still traumatized. Sorry I don't have more for you, I can't think of things to post myself. Good luck!

banananutmeg said...

I'm starting a thread all about balance in the new year. Balancing projects, mommy stuff, church callings, friends, learning, dates with our husbands, cleaning, time for me, cooking, showering, scripture study...and the list goes on. We wear a lot of hats during this time in our lives, and I think that after all we do, sacrifices we make, and time we give, we (meaning I) all struggle with saving a piece of our time to give something to ourselves. 2009 is about finding the right balance between stories, naps, poop, house projects, romance, FHE, and lazy days, and seeking out the JOY in all of them.
You'll be in school, and busier than ever, why not do a once a week thread that focuses something you did to feed those areas of your life? I'm going to try to focus on one area a week...one week will be the date we took, one will be something new I cooked and my menu that week, one will be about my attempt to break Q from thumb sucking, you get the idea...

Here's to finding the right balance in your adventure next year, AND making sure you leave enough time to blog about it.

banananutmeg said...

Oh and you'll also need to do a photometry of the freaks you run into at school. You can call it: "Behold, your future doctors"...just to give us all a good scare about who's really putting that IV in my arm. Who's really under those scrubs?

Rachel said...

I want to know all about nursing school. Seriously. And also how you stay in AMAZING shape. I'm so completely jealous. I want to know about what you're reading and if you're liking it. How about Easy E getting on the blog wagon and doing a post,huh? It's not just for women anymore!:)

It's ME! -- Christie -- said...

Oooh ooh, pick me, pick me! (hand raised towards heaven) heehee

OK, Idea...? I just check your PoppyTalk site...wow...hello TALENT...you are a master stitcher. Since you are soo totally crafty, I would LOVVVE it if you did a post on "CRAFTY HAIR BOWS/BANDS, you know the kinds you see that hair BIG flowers on them"...I have three girls and I am always trying to figure out how to make them hair bows that are cute and conversational. ;0) I don't know if you do anything like this or not, but I am SURE you could dream up something darling!

PS. My 3 girls would look sooo cute all matching in something you made if I win...(hint hint)

Young Family said...

This may sound lame, but I love to hear the day to day grind of being a wife, mother, ect. It makes me say "Heck, yah," of "I totally know how you feel." I always love a good rant too. I am sure you could find a million things to say about a trip to Wal-mart! :) Good luck! I hope I win.

The Lewis Trio said...

Usually if i am fresh out of ideas on stuff to blog about, i look for interesting topics, research it and discuss my findings. Not only are you learning something you did not already know, but you're getting the chance to teach others.

I am also a big fan of relating to others on the topics of baby life, marriage life, and finding a speck of time for yourself. Hope those help some.

Excited to see you this weekend!

Karen and Joe said...

You will have loads of fun stories once you start nursing school for sure. I joke about wanting to write a book about my experinces I'm having. They make Great stories! As long as you edit well! :)
I always love ones about the "funny things kids do or say"
But all of your blogs are so enjoyable, no matter what you say it's sure to be a good read!
Have a good trip! Let's play when you get back!

Saskia said...

How about photography posts... I'd love to know more about the processes and thoughts that go into the beautiful photos here on your blog!

Saskia x

Mrs. Blimes said...

hi! you have no idea who i am but i love your blog!!!

Im Marquesas, I'm friends with mary ann carr in tally and found your "dirt" thru her blog!!!

stop by my blog anytime, its open to everyone!!!

as far as blogging ideas... sometimes the best posts are just a pic with a caption that speaks from the heart...or says something funny...funny is always good!

peace

M

sheena said...

I want to hear everything about school as well. I like gross stories, once you start your rotations.

I also want to hear about all your projects....I know poppyseeds is on the back burner, but a crafty lady such as yourself will have to be making something...I just know it!

great idea!!

Jason and Tiffany said...

Well, this isn't what you asked for but I must say...I think anyone who reads your blog would be addicted. I am. Your stories are BrillanT! Your photography is UnBelieVeaBle!! and your Creativeness is Impeckible. I am truely addicted. I am SURE that 2009 will find YoU... just like they have this year. It always HAS and will always Do... you'll see... Luv, t

Megan said...

I think nursing stories too! I love gross stuff! I am a romantic at heart...tell us more about how you & your hubby meet, Balancing home life, school, church etc. I think you do a great job! I love your blog...it is a daily read for me!

Emily said...

Hi! I have never commented on your blog before, but I love reading it! An idea to write about would be "FIRSTS"...first day of school, first date, first kiss, etc.

The Brown Family said...

There are a lot of great ideas posted above and anyone of them would be great. Just wanted to add that I too love reading what you post. You are very original and even when you "think" you are posting about nothing I love it and I think everyone else loves it too! Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

More Post about my crotch!
-e

nicwoo said...

Cute, E. The burning question is in regard to photography skills you have in spades. I have begun asking other bloggers/wordpress-ers about how it's done. For non-poopy days you could blow the lid off topics just thinking of random things like: The evolution of nicknames for your kids, Ode to your favorite household chore, and easy one: origins of things about yourself (how you got started with poppyseeds/home-based business, quirks you have, Saturday-Night Musings, where you think your creativity comes from, what gave you that great idea for a new Christmas tradition...)I'll email you a grab bag list if you want, then you just close your eyes and point to something.
Can you tell I would like a shirt and think you can totally break your writing lull? I understand, you'll be tired w/nursing school. But all the more material to write about :)

kimhumpherys said...

i'd like to know your tricks using photoshop elements or whatever the heck you use to make your pictures look even more fantastic! And you could always do "flashback" day, like every friday, where you write a memory from your past! It's fun to remember those unforgettable moments we have in our lives!! Thanks Hayley, I hope I win!!
Kim

Sarah Peterson said...

I say a post about your first kiss and or your first crush/boyfriend! That would be fun, and of course we would want pictures...

Sassy Christian Momma said...

All your ideas are awesome. thanks! i'm on the road and will post again soon!!!

mE said...

I do apologize for my wife's crotch post! She is honest - and the image you sent was great. And yes, the sun does shine between you two and forms a heart - could the picture be any better? Probably not! Sounds like things have been busy and good for you all. And i think i enjoy your posts about the most random things - not that i read your blog with *cough*cough* And no need to enter me for the drawing - this was merely a postscript to follow my wife's comment!

Briana said...

I'm always late... no worries, but your handful of people who read your blog sure showed up for the contest :) Your blog is the most funny, creative and beautiful of any blogs I read. I want to take blogging lessons from you! My idea for you is to write about the first thing that went through your head when you woke the morning of your post. Good luck with Nursing school. Wonderful choice!

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