The Things We Do For Fame

Hey guys!
Today’s post is short and to the point–pretty much an unprecedented thing on this blog haha.
When I made my Single Lady’s Calendar a couple months ago with the help of the incomparable Cindy Benton, I thought for sure I had found my ticket to fame. Things started out great, with lots of my wonderful, amazing friends and followers sharing it on Facebook and setting a new record number of views my blog has received in one day. But things didn’t go quite as I hoped from there. It got repinned quite a few times on Pinterest, but never managed to really catch on, and after a few days views were back to their normal level.
But, modest as they were, I had higher hopes for our hard work.

SUPER modest.

And so, in an effort to get famous, I have turned my Single Lady’s Calendar into a Buzzfeed post–because we all know you’re not really famous until you’ve made it onto Buzzfeed. Go big or go home right?
Unfortunately, it’s sort of difficult to just make yourself famous– but that’s where you guys come in. I have some of the kindest, most encouraging, just all around wonderful followers imaginable on this blog, and I am now throwing myself on your mercy.
I am BEGGING you all to help me out– please check out my post, and just share the heck out of it. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, WordPress itself–the more shares the post gets, the higher up on Buzzfeed it goes and the more people see it.
As you all might have gathered, my dream is to make a career out of this writing thing, whatever form that might take. The exposure that gettin’ famous on Buzzfeed could give me would enormously increase my chances for more opportunities.
So there you have it– you all hold my fragile, trembling dreams in your very hands, and you have the power to send them flying into the stars… or crush them into tiny bits of dust and cat hairs.
But no big deal, guys.

Here is the link to the Buzzfeed post:  //www.buzzfeed.com/saraashleighr/the-single-ladys-calendar-bhoz
It has the option to share via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Email.
For even more options, you can use the buttons at the bottom of this post to share this post and at least spread the word.
I’ll also be putting an updated note in the original Single Lady’s post on this blog with links to the Buzzfeed post, and you can feel free to share that as well.

But whether you choose to share this on every social media site known to man or you just shake your head at the pushy girl desperately promoting her blog, I still want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking even the brief moment to read this in the first place.
YOU ARE THE BEST.

I Got Nominated for an Award, Thank You Marlyn!!

This is a special post, because I got nominated for an award by another blogger! I have seen people post pictures or mentioning different types of awards, but I never really knew much about the whole process. But a wonderful fellow blogger recently introduced me to it when she nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award!

Yippieeee!!!!

So a huge thank you to Marlyn, who runs a fascinating blog called Kintal where she posts original poems on top of her original artwork. I always love checking out what new, creative thing she has posted, and I am so excited she nominated me!
One of the rules of accepting this award is that you have to nominate 15 other bloggers to receive the award. I feel slightly presumptuous doing so because a lot of the bloggers I am nominating are much more talented and experienced bloggers than I am, but I think it’s wonderful to be able to share their blogs with other people so be sure to check them out.
So here are my 15 nominees!
1. http://olivethepeople.wordpress.com/
2.http://nottakennotavailable.com/
3. http://theverybesttop10.com/
4. http://jesscy.com/
5. http://refashionista.net/
6. http://loveoverlust.wordpress.com/
7. http://vincentmars.com/
8.  http://spemma.wordpress.com/
9. http://everydayinadress.com/
10. http://thefacesbox.wordpress.com/
11. http://anarrowshot.wordpress.com/
12. http://lifemeasuredincoffeespoons.wordpress.com/
13. http://astoldbylaura.wordpress.com/
14. http://christinadangblog.wordpress.com/
15. http://newyorkcliche.com/

And here are the requested rules of this award!

  • Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  • Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
  • Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
  • Link them to a post and let them know about the nomination
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

So I guess this only leaves the 7 interesting things about myself?
1. My ears are terribly uneven; my left one sticks out and my right one does not, and I remember which is which with the handy phrase “Lefty loosey, righty tighty.”
2. I have never broken a bone before (keeping my fingers crossed), but I did fracture my skull when I was four.
3. My favorite thing to drink is milk, and I will literally drink it with anything. Seriously, there is not a single food on earth I would not accompany with a glass of milk.
4. I can roar like a lion.
5. I have a genetic disorder where some spots on my skin simply have no pigment, and one of the spots on my right upper leg looks like a surprised ghost:

Slightly risque proof!!!

Slightly risque proof!!!

6. I absolutely love to travel, and I have already been to five countries outside of the US, and I intend to travel to more as soon as possible.
7. I have played soccer in some capacity every year of my life since the age of 3.

So there you go! A huge thanks again to Marlyn for nominating me, and I truly hope you will check out her blog as well as my 15 nominees!!