Wednesday, December 09, 2009

LiKe WHaT ya See?

Little changes.

I'm starting.

Not sure where I'm heading, but I kinda like the simple feel of the new template of MaNiC MoMMy. I played around with wordpress and thought about moving my blog to another blog 'handler' or whatever you call 'em, but I've been using BLOGGER for five years and I'm comfortable with it, so I'm staying. It's what I know. It's simple for this simple-minded gal. I know how to put the words on the screen and how to post pictures and youtube videos. That's all I need to know.

I've been thinking too, and Gosh, does that hurt. Every year, around this time I make myself the same promises. I will promise to write this book. I say it every flippin' year. And every flippin' year goes by and is that book written? Well, the first one is, but not the second one. And where is the first one? Well it's with my agent. It made it to some publishers, but timing wasn't right for that first book. The second one ... if I don't get a move on, the timing's not gonna be right on that one either. I need to kick it in gear. So, that's just another one of those things to think about for January.

Also, book related. We all know I love books. More than most women love make-up, shoes, hair products. So, I'm thinking of bringing back Booking With Manic. Maybe to a weekly (OK, let's not get too ambitious for 2010), or a bi-weekly feature on Manic.

Twice a month I will dish via video about some of the fave books I've read or will be reading. And I've got some great ones to kick off the new year with. Some books that some really off-the-wall MEN wrote. You know who you are you cock-sucking bastards. Yep. You guys. The two men who I would have loved to have known in college so I could have partied with who happen to be really great writers. More on that later. Now, if that's not tempting enough to get you back here in 2010, I don't know what is!?

19 comments:

Eileen said...

Oooh I like the new look. Tres chic

Reagan said...

Hey... this looks a lot like my new fridge magnet! ;)

Jess Riley said...

Your last paragraph made me laugh out loud. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve.

And yes, the new header DOES look familiar! ;)

Patti said...

love it!

shopgirl said...

Loving the new look - keep it up girl and can't wait to hear/see the book reviews!!

Christine in NJ said...

Ohhhh Soooo Very Pretty!

Well since it was YOU who brought back my LOVE for reading.... I am excited to get more Manic recommendations!...

The Jagow Family said...

Great new look and great idea to bring back the books. I have learned of authors from you that I may have otherwise not bothered to read their books. Can't wait to see what 2010 brings. :)

Kristin said...

Glad to see your changes. They suit you well. And of course, I'm always up to hear about a great new book.

Missed you yesterday...

Andie said...

I definitely love it!

Conna said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look!!!

Michelle said...

You sound like me with the where did the year go thing. Let me know if you find the secret.

LOVE the new photo on top. That or I haven't visited in awhile and it isn't new, but regardless, I do love it. Who drew it?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Hey guys, thanks for liking the new look.

Michelle, the photo was drawn by Michelle Kemper Brownlow, a fabulous writer and artist all around! You can visit her here: http://michellekemperbrownlowwrites4kids.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

I like the new look and the new direction!

Travis Erwin said...

Looking good.

pixiemama said...

Have you considered having a few sessions with a life coach, or trying an online course, like with http://jamieridlerstudios.ca/pre-launch-special-soul-reflections-the-home-edition?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JamieRidlerStudios+%28Jamie+Ridler+Studios%29&utm_content=Google+Reader or MondoBeyondo.org?

I did Mondo Beyondo in the fall. I didn't give it the time and space it deserved, and I'm considering doing it again in January, but I have to say, it was still a pretty wonderful experience - and it gave me the kick in the tush I needed to say outloud - I want to move to Oregon... and guess where we're headed? Might be worth your time.

And no, I don't get paid to say nice things about these people. Seriously. ;)

xo

pixiemama said...

i just have to comment again b/c the new verification word that popped up is yogauser. That's a message for you, chickie.

Couldn't make it up if I tried. Well, I probably could, but why would I?

xo

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Pixie-I love when the word verifications speak to me! It's so funny when they are right on target when I'm leaving a comment specific to someone's blog!

So you're moving to Oregon!? There may be a move in our future too; there's lots of uncertainty going on, but it's all good, just kind of not like being in limbo! Thanks for the heads up on the info you sent!

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Love the new look. Got to update my blog too. Blogger is so blah...

My Two Army Brats said...

I love your book reviews. I've fallen in love with Jen Lancaster, Jennifer Wiener, Sophie Kinsella and just bought Driving Sideways by Jess Riley...finally. All because of you.

I love the new header but the grayish purple makes me kinda gloomy.