Hello, lovely readers! I’m having a fantastic day. My baby boy, the one who brings me fistfuls of leaves every day, snuggles up to me whenever I sit anywhere, and has literally written me so many love letters that we can’t keep paper in the house for more than a week, has just turned six.
Did you know that R can use the force to open automatic doors?
I recently learned from Reddit that there’s an 11-year-old on the New York subway that sells emotional advice for two bucks a pop. No lemonade stand for this kid.
It’s a pretty interesting business prospect. Emotional advice from a ball of hormones, angst, and ironic Wicca worship. Who wouldn’t pay $2 for that? Sure beats your mental health co-pay.
Nonprofit marketing directors know that a good email list is essential to gaining and utilizing donors and supporters. But getting people to hand over their email address is only the first challenge. You also need to keep them around. And in today’s atmosphere of competing interests and overflowing inboxes, that can be tricky. So how do nonprofits get people to sign up and keep them subscribed?
Here are my nine easy tips for growing and maintaining a nonprofit email list.
Look at this awesome swing we found! It’s got a spot for me, and one for baby G!
Want to know what makes a humor blogger tick? Ever read a funny post and thought, “What on earth is
Have you ever wondered, “What makes smart ass writers want to inflict their inner ramblings on the rest of the world?” Perhaps you’ve read my blog and thought, “Is this real? How does all this crazy shit happen to one person?”
(Answers: 1. Narcissism 2. Yes. 3. Beats me.)
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I have some questions for my fellow humor bloggers. (Do you mind? It is my blog, after all.)
Baby G actually does a better job walking in heels than I do!
If you’ve been following my blog regularly, you’ve already heard about some of my parenting fails. It’s really hard for me to choose which was the biggest, or most hilarious, though. Was it the time that I called my pediatrician’s office and insisted that my daughter was born on my dog’s birthday? The time I drove my kids home to the wrong house? Or got lost on the way to their school? What about the time that I woke up in the middle of the night, tore the sheets and blankets from my bed, and screamed at my husband that we had to find the baby…who was sound asleep in her crib? (And now you know why I drink.)
It’s really hard to choose! But since I’ve had so much fun writing about them, I asked some of my blogger friends to share their most hilarious parenting fails with me.
This week we’re talking to Katie from The Squirmy Popple. Katie is an American-ish digital content nerd living in Glasgow with her husband, toddler and a-hole cat. She was born in New York but moved to the UK over a decade ago and never looked back. Her passions include cheese, feminism and NPR.
Check it out! R made his own Dog Man comic!