I had too much to say for just one post. Not that I think 2 posts are going to capture everything that's in my head but, it's a start. BlogHer made me realize what I don't like about bloggers. And it's probably not what you think. I don't like that we don't put a mailing address on our cards! Because I thoroughly enjoy sending out physical follow up cards. I think it gives me an edge (of course, now that I've written this, the edge is gone. I hope you appreciate me sharing).
I still smile when I get a note in the mail from someone and so I try my best to follow up with a note here and there when I can (and when I remember). Â I've made it a point to write it in to my momAgenda as part of my monthly to do's and definitely after a conference.
I like to stock up on cards. One year, CVS had a special to get a box for your cards with the purchase of X number of cards. And, yeah, I got it. I love that you can file the cards by occasion. Â It totally feeds my OCD. Â How cool is that? Tell me, if you'd seen these cards while shopping, wouldn't they just scream PICK ME UP! I got these eons ago and haven't sent them out yet but I know where they're going to go now. It's all about timing!
Anywho, I love sending out cards but I rarely get a blogger card with a mailing address. And if I ask for a mailing address I'll seem creepy, don't you think? Also, if I ask for an address then I've ruined the surprise.
I dislike that I don't have Martha's mailing address handy. I loved her interview and what she had to say and I saw about 5 things that I've been looking for for my home office in one of the brochures I received. Â Plus, it's Martha so you know SHE sends out handwritten cards.
And who wouldn't want to send a card to Katie Couric? I'd send one to talk to her about the fact that she is so buff and how I'm now trying to figure out where I'm going to find the time to pump iron so I can be HAWT like her when I'm slightly older than what I am now.
Then there's Soledad O'Brien who looked poised and beautiful. To her, I'd write a note to let her know that I think all of the work she is doing (both on and off camera) is above board and how proud she makes me.
And don't get me started on bloggers! I'd love to send Queerie Bradshaw a snarky and funny card (actually, I'd love to send that entire Erotica panel cards thanking them for the awesome job they did and how funny and poignant they were). Â Oh and then there's Brian from Central FL Top 5 who I only just met in NYC even though we are in the same city! I loved him and I'd write a note to tell him I appreciate his openness and his willingness to help connect me with others. Â Yeah, I could go on and on and on but, surprise! I won't.
Instead, I will give you a chance to do this handwriting thing for yourself! Enter below to win a 10-pack of Hallmark Any Day greeting cards! And, if you should get a card from me, I apologize in advance for the bad handwriting. I was supposed to be a doctor and that, well, just didn't work out.