Friday, March 27, 2009

Unfashionably Late for the Party...

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

You know back a little while ago when I said it was all about the quality of comments rather than the quantity? Well, I guess I sorta LIED. Where did all my bloggy peeps go? Last year this time I had double the number of visitors.

To be honest, though, I haven't been a good blog citizen either. I have been terrible at getting around to my favourite reads, let alone finding new ones. My reader has exploded ten times over. And I apologize for that...I think it will take a while for my former blogging ferocity to right itself again.

So what I must do is SCHMOOZE and thanks to 5 minutes for Mom, I have an opportunity! Let's do a bit of partying, and see if I can lure back some old friends while making a few new ones drunk...

Well, the digs haven't changed much since last year.

If you're new here, welcome, pull up a chair, or stand if you'd like, as I've got some awesome lounge/club music in the background... or if you're in a more laid back mood, let's listen to some Jason or Ray (blip and sip with me...)

We've got drinks...

Oops, wait a minute, since I had my gall bladder attack we should have low fat:


We've got appies...


We've got semi-naked guys wearing feathers...

Ahem.

So allow myself to re-introduce myself...

I'm Karen, a mom of 2 who lives in suburban Canada. I drive a tan bland minivan (as opposed to a lean, mean, driving machine... but then I never had one of those - and this goes to show, NEVER say never); my kids like soccer, I like my Tim's or Starbucks lattes, and I carry around a purse, but not so much Coach but more of the "one-of-a-kind made from scuba material" type pouch. I also like to use brackets and quotation marks unnecessarily.

I blog about my life, my kids, my husband when he's being good to me, my affair with the gym (Bodyjam, which I am missing with such a passion because I tried to do the good sport Mom thing and ended up with a sprained knee falling on a B.C. bunny hill), and other miscellaneous brain farts along the way. I work as a consultant when I'm not eating bonbons. I like shopping a bit too much, as you'll see from my Fashion Friday posts. And I love to blog.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to pop into a few of your sites in the next little while as the party winds itself down. If the gods are crazy, they will bestow upon me one of the following Blog Party gifts...

USC 45 — Pair of shoes from Eleven Collection Spring/Summer 09′
Provided by: Wishing Penny

USC 10 — The Big Combo Pack
Provided by: Mabel’s Labels

USC 47 — $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com by Shoshana of Just Say these Words
Provided by: Just Say these Words

Oh, and by the way I happen to be hosting my own giveaway, check this out... (limited to Canadians only, but once I get the ball rolling on the review gig, maybe I'll start getting international product too).

Happy blog party-hopping all...

10 comments:

Kori said...

Welcome back! No, I think it has been a lot slower all the way around these days;what little traffic I had has dwindled as well, but then I wasn't posting much either. I still like you! :)

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It's nice to meet you. A lot of bloggers have moved on to Facebook and Twitter INSTEAD of blogging, so it's probably not you.
If you like chocolate, desserts, giveaways, then my blog is the place to be. See ya!
http://joyofdesserts.blogspot.com

Rima said...

I've noticed the same thing, too, with the comments, and I'd say almost a good half of the bloggers I followed when I first started blogging don't blog anymore. Must be something in the air (recession is my husband's guess.) I hope it's just a down cycle, though, because I miss my bloggy peeps too!

bec said...

Karen--I'm still here and plan on stickin' around. Just don't have much time to comment since I'm usually holding my wiggly baby who would love to take over the keyboard! I'm lucky though since I can give my comments to you in person :)

Keep up the blogging. I've noticed comments are down around the blogosphere. Some others that still have high comments are really into drama.

I'm sure numbers will go back up in time!

ahappyhippy mom said...

I know I am very late but I am doing some blog hopping from the UBP and just wanted to wish you good luck in the prize drawing!

Plus I am from the Blogging Moms with Technorati and faving your blog!

Kat said...

I'm still here, gorgeous! My readers have gone down as well, but I spend far less time reading and commenting... obviously, when was the last time you heard from me! Life is busy, not so much time for all the blogs that I love, and lots more important things to do right now than to schmooze around the internet earning readers... though I miss those days.

Cindi @ Moomettesgram's Musings said...

Hi stopping in from Ultimate Blog party! Visit me too!

Also visiting from MBC & fav'd you to Technorati!

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned! #1359

dkuroiwa said...

Hi. My name is Debbie and I'm a blogger and sucky friend and!
I'm blaming my blah-ness when it comes to reading/commenting/actualy posting on spring fever.
The drinks and snacks were a good idea...next time I'll bring something, okay? okay.

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