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Not Totally Off the Grid…

December 18, 2008

Hey there dear readers,

I promise I’m okay. I promise I’ll be back.

A real life friend called last night, I think she was genuinely worried that something had happened to me… It reminded me that there are (or were!) some real life friends and virtual (but very real) friends who might be wondering the same thing…

Everyone is busy at the holidays right? So I’m no different. This is my first year running a ‘sales’ business during the holidays! And it’s fun and crazy and wild and exhausting… I have filled all the orders I promised. And I’m almost through with one that I only partially promised… and still crossing my fingers that I can get it in the mail AND it will ship in time for Christmas!

Plus we now live in a town that isn’t afraid to hold Christmas concerts… in fact they are pretty bold about it, don’t even say ‘holiday concert’… and I’ve been to three of them so far and 3 class parties coming up. And the snow and cold weather finally hit here (they’ve been warning us about it.. but we were all.. oh? we can handle it, lived in Utah for Pete’s sake…! Ahem.. had to go get STUDDED tires for the van.. what? I didn’t even know there was such a thing. Now I do.)

Oh and a little thing that I managed to co-create… that little thing called #GNO over on Yeah, well. Due to the vision of my Biz partner Jyl, big things are happening, and bigger things seem to be coming down the pipeline every day. Stuff like this comes out of my mouth, “I have to run, cuz I have a business conference call…” I love saying that!

Yesterday we found out that the great Sugar Jones, had chosen to award MommyGossip-GNO with the $6,000 worth of HP magic she was giving away! Talk about hyperventilating…

We are so excited and we have great plans for what to do with ALL THAT STUFF!

We have been shaping our vision for several weeks now, and we really want MommyGossip-GNO to be a force for good, yes, in the most cheesy way… We want to change the world, one mom at a time. Can we do it?

We think so. We think Moms Make a Difference.


A Twitter Tale

October 24, 2008
I moved.

All that was covered in previous posts.
(You remember the high-centered moving truck right?)
(In case your forgot.)

When I moved. I didn’t know anyone in my new town. But I still had all of you. My little online world. But talking to you through your blogs, or emailing you and waiting for you to get back to me, was taking too long. And for a long stretch there I had no adult interaction.

IT all started when I asked a couple online friends to join me on Twitter so I could chat with them sorta kinda live? I worked out a time late one evening when all three of us could be online, and they slowly grasped how Twitter does it’s thing. They each had that head smacking moment where you GET Twitter and go: “Oh my gosh, this is soooo easy! Why did it take me so long to get here?”

We had a blast. And we thought we were so cool.
We agreed.
For sure the next week…

Same time-Same place.

And my friends?
Twitter Girl’s Night Out was born.
It was bald of course. (All my babies are.)

There were about 15 gossiping gals that next week. And over 50(!) the third week. I called in a massive favor to relative new-comer to the blogging world: Jyl, Ms. MommyGossip herself. I said, hey? This is bigger than I know what to do with! Help!

And look where we are now? I can’t even find a way to tell how many amazing tweeters join in on Tuesday nights? 75, 150, more? But we tweet at a blazin’ 300 tweets per minute, and I expect that to RISE!

This thing needed it’s own HOME.
The new. The fabulous. The very real #GNO website.
For all things Twitter GNO.

So what’s next for my baby?

mom's bald baby picture
(Not my baby. This is JoyGant’s mom.)

  • Topic Tuesdays.
  • Topic Talk (for following up on Topic Tuesdays)
  • Featuring You and your input, ideas, and posts…keep ’em coming,
    we are writing this all down!
  • A Calendar of Guest Tweets.
  • A Shopping Directory for Our Gossipin’ Gals Great Stuff!
  • YES! A blogroll!
  • Tutorials (You know me too well…?)

And now….
In honor of Halloween, we thought the best way to really celebrate in true MommyGossip style?

Twitter GNO will be All Twilight, All Night.
Twilight Book Cover images

(Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Is it possible to BREAK Twitter?)

And one step better. We give you Self Proclaimed Twilight Freak.
Our Guest Tweet for GNO:

The one- the only- the Great Lula! From Lulaville.
You love her too dontcha?

Better start following her now…

And yes. We attempted to contact Stephanie Meyers. We’re still waiting…

What questions do you have for Lula?
Do you LOVE Twilight?
Hate it?
Want to Have Edward’s children?
Or are you a Jacob fan?
Oh, and? Spoiler alert. Yes. We will spill the beans.
If you have any really great ideas for GNO? Send ’em our way!

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