Super Dooper Bestest Ever Blog Post™

It doesn’t seem a year since the rubbish poem I wrote to celebrate my 50th birthday, but here we are, March 15th and I’m 51.

Fifty-one.

Good Gawd Almighty! How did that happen? I know they say time passes quickly when you’re having fun, but I haven’t laughed that much, even if the increase in wrinkles laughter lines would suggest otherwise.

Anyhoo, I digress. Writing this post coincides with reading a book about blogging which I’ll be reviewing in due course. But meanwhile, here is the Super Dooper Bestest Ever Blog Post™ containing a little bit of everything I’ve learned so far.

Write About Something That Interests You.

Where do I start? I have so many interests and I occasionally freak out at the thought of everything I’ll never find out about before I die. Yes, I may be a bit weird. I used to panic that I’d forget to tell my daughter that sheep baa-ed and ducks quacked when she was a wee toot. But the book says I should write about something that interests me, so I should pick something and go with it:

vdo1Vincent D’Onofrio.

It also says I should write about my topic with passion, so I’ll amend that:

Phwoar! Vincent D’Onofrio.

Moving on.

Share Your Knowledge And Expertise With Your Readers

Steampunk_spaceship__2_of_3_by_AletheartApparently you, dear reader, like to learn new things from reading blog posts, so be prepared to have your mind blown.

The word ‘astronaut’ comes from the Greek and its literal translation is star sailor. Thinking of this always makes me cry a little, it’s just so beautiful. I imagine steampunk ships, sailing the solar winds, sailors on board using brass aqualungs to breathe in the void of space.

Share Your Real Life Experiences With Your Readers

If you are no stranger to this blog, you’ll probably have shared in way too many of my experiences by now. For instance, my brush with the law or the time I took part in a TV quiz show. I’m not too sure there’s anything more to share that wouldn’t get me locked up…How about this: when I was a wee girl I used to believe that tiny men in white coats lived inside clocks and moved the hands when I blinked. I thought my dolls came alive at night so I never, ever took any doll or teddy to bed. I HATE marzipan.Yeah, I know, enough already.

Readers Love Posts With Lists: The 10 Best…

sherwoodOK, here are the top 10 presents I’d like – it’s my birthday, indulge me.

  1. Book
  2. Scented Candle
  3. Scarf
  4. Green & Black’s chocolate
  5. Nice Shower Smelly
  6. Teddy Bear
  7. Pen
  8. Notebook
  9. Anything Piratey
  10. Anything Star Trekky

I’m not greedy. I don’t want everything on the list. Anything on it would be fine. I have to say that I’m not sure why anyone would care about this, but the book said you would so who am I to argue.

Be A Curator

Blogs whose owners curate collections tend to be very popular. Enjoy the poodles and I’ll see you again next year.

P.S. If this isn’t my most popular blog post ever, I’m asking for a refund.

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32 Comments

  1. Bestest ever Birthday wishes too – and I want one of those Steiff collection bears too – I have wanted a Steiff ever since I can remember.

  2. Bestest ever Birthday wishes too – and I want one of those Steiff collection bears too – I have wanted a Steiff ever since I can remember.

  3. Peter Domican
    Mar 15, 2013

    You’re always popular. As the Lynx advert says, nothing beats an astronaut. Happy Birthday!

  4. Peter Domican
    Mar 15, 2013

    You’re always popular. As the Lynx advert says, nothing beats an astronaut. Happy Birthday!

  5. dandeliongirl01
    Mar 15, 2013

    Well I loved this blog post. Happy birthday Nettie. I did not know that about star sailors…I shall potter off to think about them sailing amongst the stars. Do thank you for that happy image.

    Oh and I love the poodle pictures 🙂

  6. dandeliongirl01
    Mar 15, 2013

    Well I loved this blog post. Happy birthday Nettie. I did not know that about star sailors…I shall potter off to think about them sailing amongst the stars. Do thank you for that happy image.

    Oh and I love the poodle pictures 🙂

  7. AHappyFlower
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy, Happy Birthday 🙂 xxx

  8. AHappyFlower
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy, Happy Birthday 🙂 xxx

  9. joskehan
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy Birthday Nettie…I hope any lines you ever get on your face are laughter lines….Hugs. xxxx

  10. joskehan
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy Birthday Nettie…I hope any lines you ever get on your face are laughter lines….Hugs. xxxx

  11. Margot Kinberg
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Nettie! 🙂 I hope you have a fabulous day. And I would love to fill up your gift list. Thanks for all of the interesting information too. Who knew??

  12. Margot Kinberg
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Nettie! 🙂 I hope you have a fabulous day. And I would love to fill up your gift list. Thanks for all of the interesting information too. Who knew??

  13. Michelle Proulx
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy birthday 😀

  14. Michelle Proulx
    Mar 15, 2013

    Happy birthday 😀

  15. Anne Harvey
    Mar 15, 2013

    Loved the blog, Nettie! The policeman bit really made me smile.

  16. Anne Harvey
    Mar 15, 2013

    Loved the blog, Nettie! The policeman bit really made me smile.

  17. Abi Burlingham
    Mar 16, 2013

    Aw, lovely post, and Happy Birthday for yesterday, Nettie. I hope you got some of the goodies on your list. Love the astronaut translation – how romantic x

  18. Abi Burlingham
    Mar 16, 2013

    Aw, lovely post, and Happy Birthday for yesterday, Nettie. I hope you got some of the goodies on your list. Love the astronaut translation – how romantic x

  19. Carolyn Hughes
    Mar 16, 2013

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

  20. Carolyn Hughes
    Mar 16, 2013

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

  21. Lisa Shambrook
    Mar 16, 2013

    Wonderful post and hope you got some of things on your list for your Birthday! Love the romantic idea of star sailors…and anything Trekky too!

  22. Lisa Shambrook
    Mar 16, 2013

    Wonderful post and hope you got some of things on your list for your Birthday! Love the romantic idea of star sailors…and anything Trekky too!

  23. Ange Barton
    Mar 17, 2013

    Super dooper bestest birthday wishes. xxxx

  24. Ange Barton
    Mar 17, 2013

    Super dooper bestest birthday wishes. xxxx

  25. elizasarahgraham
    Mar 26, 2013

    I love your sense of humor. Makes me laugh every time. You being you is the best thing to be.

  26. elizasarahgraham
    Mar 26, 2013

    I love your sense of humor. Makes me laugh every time. You being you is the best thing to be.

  27. Annette
    Mar 26, 2013

    Many, many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment and send birthday wishes. I had a lovely day you all helped to make it so.
    Thank you xxx

  28. Annette
    Mar 26, 2013

    Many, many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment and send birthday wishes. I had a lovely day you all helped to make it so.
    Thank you xxx

  29. elegsabiff
    Apr 4, 2013

    Thanks for the laugh (and the follow) and you reminded me of loftily telling someone my gathering creases were laughter lines. He looked at me pityingly. Elizabeth, he said, nothing is that funny.

    You just gave my laughter lines a workout.

  30. elegsabiff
    Apr 4, 2013

    Thanks for the laugh (and the follow) and you reminded me of loftily telling someone my gathering creases were laughter lines. He looked at me pityingly. Elizabeth, he said, nothing is that funny.

    You just gave my laughter lines a workout.

  31. Tanesha
    Aug 29, 2014

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
    it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  32. Tanesha
    Aug 29, 2014

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
    it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

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