Friday, June 18, 2010

Whuck Happened? It's All Different!

Hi there. Are you looking around thinking - What the WHAT? Am I in the right place?

Yes, you are.

Kate and Lydia have just decided to freshen things up a little bit. [Editor's Note: Lydia, are you implying that our blog is not-so-fresh? We say douche, we don't talk about it. Jiminy Christmas. - Kate]  And by 'freshen', we mean get a little professional up in here. [Up? in? the? non-freshness? I have to stop reading this. Immediately. - Kate]

Look at that y'all - a logo! WOOT! And a banner and a button and all kinds of groovy bloggy things. Also, advertising (because we got babysitters to pay and t-boxes on lay away). And a store. With cool Rants from MommyLand stuff that you can buy!

We recently learned that as mommy-blogs go, we're actually doing pretty well. Who knew?! We're still surprised that anyone other than Lydia's Aunt Mary ever reads us. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We started MommyLand because we needed an outlet for something or we were going to start drinking in the morning. You have no idea how much better we feel knowing that we're not alone out there...

We spend a whole lot of time writing this blog and we love it. And we really, really want to keep doing it. But summer is here and school is out and it is all kids, all the time. Unless we pay babysitters and camp registrations, we will not be doing much writing this summer.

And our beloved MommyLand has turned into a sort of full-time, unpaid job. So we're trying to figure out how to make it a full-time, sort of paid job. We know. We're crazy, right? We're mommies. By definition, that means we work all the time and never get paid. But this is MommyLand and anything is possible! So we choose to be like the Pointer Sisters. We have a new attitude! We are going to get out there and promote our blog! And make a little money! And that is more exclamation points than we have ever used before so… Can! You! Feel! The! Enthusiasm?!

Thanks again for reading these rants and for sharing them with your friends. We really appreciate your support. If you have any thoughts or suggestions for us as we try to put on our big-girl-blogger-pants, please get in touch with us. As you no doubt know - we're making this up as we go along and need all the help we can get.

And if you're wondering how we got all this awesome logo and banner and stuff - here's your answer. We got it from a Pregnant Chicken. If you ever want to work with someone who brings the awesomeness in every possible way - this is your chicken. Look no further. Oh, and she totally rocks Nancy Wilson from Heart High Kicks. And, she's from Canada...eh? [Editor's Note: Stop saying that, Kate! Stupid. - Lydia]


By the way, you look really good today. Did you get your hair done? Because it looks magical.

xo, Kate & Lydia

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22 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Ladies. It looks FAN-flippin'-TASTIC! You're in the Big Time now!

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  2. It looks great! I miss the "for the love of God let me pee alone", though!

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  3. Lovely!! The logo is awesome.

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  4. To cheerip88- it's written a the bottom of the official logo :-)

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  5. Oh, it's still there. Look in the banner under the shoes & wine in their sweet new logo. :)

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  6. I think I'm going to miss the kitchy pictures of the ladies smelling their paint thinner, etc... so hopefully you can bring them back for some guest appearances in the future! And, I know your banner reads, "For the love of God"... but you ladies have me reading it in my head as, "For the love of MAUDE!" I. Have. Been. BRAINWASHED! And I am loving it, too!

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  7. As long as I can still wear my robe and slippers (or clogs!) while reading this--I love the new look!

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  8. I have to be honest, I don't really like the banner. I liked the totally retro look of the old page. This one looks like the header of a British boarding school for moms (ok, that would be kind of awesome).

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  9. Oh, I was so thinking about trying this out, but you guys have been on my mind ever since I read the ad.... you HAVE GOT TO CHECK THIS OUT. Money for Rants! About being Mommies. No Sh*T!

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/wri/1792377768.html

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  10. One little suggestion from a designer and site fan - that logo is very hard to see when it's that small up there on the banner (esp. on my little laptop) and almost impossible to read. I'd like to be able to feel ALL the love and hard work that went into it. A different blog template would easily accommodate a larger logo or just changing the header height.

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  11. Oh, well done! It looks professional and fun, and I'm so glad you've found a way to draw income with all this hard work and popularity!

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  12. The button worked!! Can I get a woot and a Pete Townsend-slide-across-the-stage-CSI-opening YEEEAaaHH! I seriously can't believe I tinkered that code correctly. I'm the code toad!

    You done the bird proud ladies and thanks for the shout out. You are my favourite fellas of all time even if you don't spell favourite with a 'u'.

    I'm going to get a Suck it Fancy shirt in XS and rock it with cut off jean shorts at the G20 Summit -- that's sure to stir up some news coverage for you.

    Love you gals, eh.
    Amy

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  13. Good luck, ladies! May you make tons and tons of money and eventually become big TV stars/writers/producers. That said, I did like the look of your blog better before...but it won't stop me from reading everyday!

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  14. OOOOOOOOOOO! I am excited not only for the new edumicated look of the coat of arms but also to be able to sport some RFML bling! I have been telling any mom I know (who'll listen to me) that they need to fill up their glass (XL) and READ THIS BLOG! Soooo, I'll be needing to get a t-shirt to wear on my 500 weekly trips to the grocery store and spread the love! You girls rock the mommy world! :)

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  15. Okay--this has nothing to do with this post (which is awesome, by the way)--it's a confession ( and pretty funny). My daughter (5) just interrupted my husband and I mid-sentence while I was telling him about your new store (about the 346,290,031st time today). Without even thinking I snapped at her, "Zzzip it, Fancy!" She was so shocked she was quiet for a full 5 seconds... Jen

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  16. Looking really awesome you guys!! Congrats!!! :)

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  17. I love the logo! Clogs, heels, wine, and a BIG WHITE TAMPON. What else could you need?

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  18. Love it. Now pass me that contact cement, please. School hasn't started yet in these parts.

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  19. I recently discovered this blog and I love it!!! You ladies are tres funneh... I do like the smell of contact cement... Just one observation, The Pointer Sisters sing "I'm So Excited", but it's The, Miss Patti LaBelle that sings "New Attitude"... Happy Holiday's to all!!!

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