When I started The Midnight Goose blog, I had a very different vision of what it would be once it was up and running. It was going to be full of diary-like posts about my life (natch), recipes, lifestyle goodies, photography, poems, stuff about my books, and so forth. Ultimately, it has turned into a place where you learn a little about my life, some recipes, nothing in the way of lifestyle, no photography (except a few pics here and there), hardly any poems, lots of stuff about my books…and a lot of ranting and raving about stuff that no one really cares about. But, it’s mostly funny. Um, right?
So…I made the tagline of my blog “A Lifestyle Blog…for Anyone Without a Lifestyle”, because I was aware that things weren’t working out so much as far as “Lifestyle Blogs” go. I mean, The Midnight Goose blog is still for anyone without a lifestyle, obviously, but it’s mostly for anyone wanting to observe me going off the rails from a safe distance through the interwebs.
Anyhoozles, I realized recently that it was time to change my tagline. It didn’t really make sense after 150+ posts about anything but lifestyles.
So…I changed the tagline to “Come for the Nonsense, Stay for the Realness“. Perfect, right?
JoJo (the missus) didn’t think so. Well, not that she thought it was a bad tagline, per se, but she felt that there was another tagline that would be better.
Let me share a short story with you:
I know, I know. Bear with me. Stop rolling your eyes.
To preface this (I swear) short story–I wasn’t really aware that this was something I did until JoJo pointed it out. When JoJo and I are having breakfast and coffee together, getting ready for our work days, we tend to recap the previous day for each other. And, apparently, when I do this, I use a particular sentence to lead into a new gripe or complaint I have. According to JoJo, I am particularly likely to use it when referring to the dogs or someone that has pissed me off.
Apparently, when I start in on a rant, I preface my story with:
Apparently, I say it in a short burst of verbal diarrhea.
So…she suggested since I rant so much on the blog, I should change the tagline to “You Know What These Motherfuckers Been Doin’?”
In JoJo’s defense, it’s a good tagline–and I was this close to using it. But…I didn’t really want every social media post to have a curse word in it. ‘Cause I’m classy.
Side note: as I was writing this post, both dogs came into the office and attacked. Jolene, in particular, rubbed her slobbery face all over my left forearm as I attempted to type, then tried to tackle me as Cash stood dumbly by and observed while scratching his undercarriage and rubbing his face on the carpet. These are the best pics I could get since at least one of them was constantly moving:
Anyhoozles, I’ll just stick with “Come for the Nonsense, Stay for the Realness”. It basically explains my personality. And it probably won’t get me banned on Twitter.
Until next time…