Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Blogess Returns - An Update and a Giveaway

So, I realize I've been M.I.A. for a little while, and for that I apologize, but life's been hectic lately. Good hectic, but hectic all the same. Last Wednesday night I was trying to put together yet another lame post, just so I could post something and keep "Blog 365" going, and I had a bit of a computer "meltdown". Nothing major, but just enough that in my exhausted state I realized it wasn't worth the effort to re-do a post that was lame to begin with, and I threw in the towel. "That's it!" I said. I made it to June, that's half-way for Blog 365, and that's good enough for me. The truth is, I feel that my blog was suffering in terms of "quality" in order for me to fulfill the "quantity". I think that if you read me semi-regularly, you've heard me mention that I can be kind of OCD about certain things, so signing up for something like Blog 365 was just asking for trouble for me. It's really hard for me to just "give up" once I've committed to something, even something as insignificant in the grand scheme of things as blogging every day.

However, things are going on in my life right now that are taking such higher priority that it just seemed ridiculous that I was stressing out about coming up with some lame post JUST to post.

So for my own sanity, and for the benefit of this blog, and hopefully the enjoyment of my readers, I decided that I was going to forgo quantity in exchange for quality (I hope). I decided NOT to post an entry last Thursday. And then, once that was done, it was easy to just decide to take the entire weekend off from the blog. A "hiatus" if you will, and come back refreshed this week.

And I am BACK folks. And I have all sorts of fun things planned, stories to share, and goodies, goodies galore. I will most likely NOT be posting daily now, but I will be posting regularly, and I will be posting stuff with a bit more substance. Not always, after all, we all need a silly meme here and there, right? But I want to get back to the reason I started this blog, and that was to share a bit of me with you. I've been getting away from that, and here I am with a whole new blog design, and wasting it with lame "filler" posts. Well, no more!

And speaking of the blog re-design. I had a little party a week or so ago, and I promised goodies and giveaways, and then I sort of "spaced" on it. But I am here to tell you that prizes will be handed out. I did have a request, so the Labyrinth DVD goes to: Sandy M, who's name was actually the first one I pulled out my hat (okay, I used a basket, not a hat, but whatever); Also a winner? Sassy Mama Bear (who gets the teddy bear with the smiley face, because well...I thought it was appropriate). Ladies, please email me with your mailing addresses so I can get the prizes out to you.

Now, I do still have the Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD to giveaway, as well as the consolation prizes of "earphones" (there are three of these), but looking back on it now I realize how LAME these prizes were, so I'm going let you all decide if you actually want these things. So, here's what I'm doing...if you commented on the original "Party" post and want either the Texas Chainsaw DVD or the Ear Buds, comment here, let me know and they will go out "first come, first serve" basis. If you did not comment originally, but think you might want any of these things, speak now, and you'll go into the queue.

Once I get my head together some more, I'll have a "proper" giveaway to make up for the lameness of this one, I promise.

Well, that's it for tonight, I have some serious "blog visiting" to do, I need to find out what you've all been up to in my absence, but do come back, I have lots to share with you about my new job, my new friends, and my new outlook on life. Life is good folks, life is hella good.


Sandy M said...

Yea! I never win anything. Emailing my address. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am just so glad that life is hella good for you - that makes me happy!!

ARG - Blogger won't let me sign in.


Rebecca said...

I'm looking forward to all your new stories - and did LawBoy ever text you again after last week?

Happy Monday!! :)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Bloggers should never feel like they MUST post when the fabulousness of life presents itself in all its glory. So glad its hella good for you, Karina!

Joy T. said...

Yeaaaa you're back!!! You have been missed :o) It sounds like you're very busy and I think that's super. Man you went for a spell there.

I read a few blogs where people are doing the 365 and it's beginning to get unbearable to even go and read them. Sheesh I hope that doesn't sound mean?! But it's so obvious they are only writing a post to get a post in for the day. What's worse is they know it but just don't know what to write about any more. Quite painful for everyone involved I'm afraid.

Unknown said...

Cool! Love your look! Glad you're back! I missed you but knew things were probably pretty busy for you right now.

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back.
This new blog look is soooo hot.
Lissa outdid herself didn't she?
Can't wait for updates.

Dory said...

Love your blog re-design.... Lissa did good :o)

Welcome back, by the way!