Monday, October 13, 2008

The Secret is in the Sauce...

I remember when I first heard of SITS. (Does that make me sound like an elderly person nostalgic for earlier days? Sorry, I can't help it--I can be nostalgic about things that happened yesterday; that's just how I am.) I had just started reading Tiffany's blog after she somehow found me and commented on a post about my experience with postpartum depression, and she was so encouraging and honest that of course I wanted to subscribe to her blog.

And then I "met" her friend Heather, who is a sweetheart and so much fun. The most important way they changed my life? They got me hooked on "crackliture," specifically the Twilight books, which took over my life for a while (not that I'm complaining.)

I knew these girls had plans for something that would increase their blog traffic, but I didn't really make the connection when mysterious posts began to appear that simply stated "The Secret is in the Sauce." It made me think of the Special Sauce on a fast-food hamburger, to tell the truth!

Then when SITS launched, I thought it was a great idea. The site features the blog of a member four days a week, and three of the blogger's best posts are linked. It's a lot of fun to get close to 100 comments on a post. I know I enjoyed it when it was my turn! And it's interesting to check out the featured blogs every day. I will never get tired of reading about people's lives--y'all are fascinating. Seriously.

On Friday Heather or Tiffany picks a blog to spotlight that is not on the list--usually it's a blog with a special theme. I especially liked The Pink Teapot, an online guide to etiquette.

Through SITS, I've found some great blogs to read. Hot Tub Lizzy is such a fabulous gal, so warm and funny and supportive, plus she's running for President through her very own Plaid Party.

Melissa at Stretch Marks is one of most hilarious writers I have ever read. There's no funny like Southern girl funny. Plus she has a new baby whose adoption was a miracle for their family. I'm getting verklempt just thinking about it.

I can't forget Jill at The Perlman Update! I love reading all about the life of an American family living in India.

There are so many more--but let me just say that if you can pass up a blog with a name like Killing a Fly with a Ukelele Is Probably the Wrong Thing to Do, then something is wrong with your curiosity!

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21 comments:

  1. Cool blog - especially the name! That's awesome!

    Hope you're having fun with the blogathon. Isn't SITS amazing?

    Have a smooth day...

    :^) Anna

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  2. I had to go look up "verklempt". I like it... I'll have to contrive a way to use it soon. ;-)

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  3. I totally agree SITS is fab and has such a great sense of community. And when you're featured you feel like the most special person ever!

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  4. I am having fun discovering blogs like yours! I'm trying to entertain 2 kids and keep up with this blog-a-thon...it's great to meet new people and find such awesome blogs!!

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  5. I like your blog name and design a lot. That green color is so pretty!

    Thanks for visiting me today! I liked your SITS post. Very nice!

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  6. Girl, you know I heart you bigtime.

    Wrote about you as well in my SITS blog.

    We are kindred spirits, you and I.

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  7. You're an original SITSta, my dear, and so you hold a special place in my heart. Happy Blogathon Day!

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  8. You're an original SITSta, my dear, and so you hold a special place in my heart. Happy Blogathon Day!

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  9. great post :)

    Stopping by to wish you a Happy Blog-a-thon!

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  10. I am not doing a SITS post today as I am celebrating my 100th post. Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

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  11. Happy Blogathon Day from one SITSta to another!

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  12. Great blog and great post! Sits is pretty awesome isn't it :)

    -Meaghan

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  13. It's crazy, but I've forgotten who all I've met on SITS. So many people have become "regulars" that I forget who came from SITS. Isn't it a great site?

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  14. Happy Bloggython Day, SITSta! How fun is this? Woo hoo!

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  15. I've wondered about SITS. I'm not convinced but I'm still thinking.

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  16. hey I never knew about SITS till now...hmmm.. you've definitely got my attention!

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  17. Sounds like something I should check out. Always eager for good leads.

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  18. Nice blogs you've featured. I'm still working on my SITS rounds!

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  19. I love SITS. I have met so many fun people thru it. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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