Monday, August 31, 2009

Oh, hi there.

I think this may be the longest time I've gone without updating the blog. For such an anal retentive person, that's a travesty. But, really, there's been a lot going on and little time to tell about it (isn't that the case for everyone?)

Last week was dramatic, but it had nothing to do with the in-laws - WHICH IS A FREAKIN' MIRACLE. There was the tail-end of playgroup madness, people cutting off their noses to spite their faces. I'll write a blog post on this next week. It's too good to not tell but it isn't over yet. Lovely, isn't it.

I suppose the biggest hoo-ha was with my restaurant review that I wrote on the other blog. The other blog is going quite well, gaining popularity in our little town and I'll be ready to pick up advertisers this week - making me a professional blogger (how crazy is that!). Anyway, I wrote a review about a Caribbean place in town that wasn't so great. It was a fair review though, and I did point out some great dishes. Well, the owners caught wind of it and sent a mass email to their customers who sighed up for their newsletter and asked them to visit the blog and leave comments about how great their food is. This tripled my stats and I had just added a few advertisements to the blog. Cha-ching!

It was interesting to see how many people RAVED about this place, calling it their #1 or #2 favorite place in town. If that's they case, these people are missing out on A LOT. Anyway, it was entertaining, to say the least and it certainly helped me out on the marketing end.

The rest of the week was pretty chill. I'll FINALLY have Carter's 11 month update done tomorrow as we get ready for his birthday party this month and also get Logan ready to start preschool! It makes me want to cry!


Alicia said...

Boy people are concerned that one person's review could kill their restaurant! I guess now you know you are on the map. Congratulations! I see this is where the shark experience came from...LOL. Have they invited you to come back and eat on them?

Kristin said...

Yeah, this was the shark and they certainly were freaked out! And the good reviews that they claimed to have were from the paper - and they don't print anything negative about restaurants. They aren't reliable reviews.

They invited me to come back and try again - on my dime.

Joanna said...

Wow, 11 months already, time just flies!

I read that review...and I didn't think that it was a "bad" review per sey because you did point out some good dishes. Oh well, I can't believe they acted that way.

Congrats on your blog doing so well!

Kristin said...

I didn't think it was that bad either. But whatev! :)

And yeah - 11 months has flown by. I can't believe he's going to be a year old!!