We did whaaat? Trains, dragons, and pageant dreams.
Because of course they all go together.
Welcome to the debut of We Did Whaaat? The blog’s monthly wrap-up.
My new site is over one month old. I’m very excited about this. When I started I almost told you what I wanted to accomplish with this blog, but I took a hint from the writer handbook and decided to show instead of tell.
How’d that go? *bites nails*
Did we laugh? Did we cry?
(A good cry or a this is horrible cry?)
Since now you all want to read more (lol), here’s a recap of some of the things we talked about.
I was pleasantly surprised by how many of you are open to embracing the ridiculously optimistic resolution for the pageant dream of world peace.
Despite intentions to the contrary, I scared and freaked you out with my ice cream truck post. I’ll just continue to apologize for that for, well, ever. If that wasn’t bad enough, I followed it up with a video of the creepiest ice cream truck ever.
I also attempted to start The Rap Revolution (I believe rapping about staplers was mentioned in the comments?). We’re still recruiting on that, in case you’re late to the party. You can never be late to the party on this blog.
We went positive and optimistic after the negativity of the internet got to me.
And I was honest about my struggle with The Worry Dragon. I was delighted with the response to that post. Although I’m still not sure if I accidentally managed an inappropriate title.
Don’t forget The Shopping Cart dance move flash mob.
Oh, and you all seemed to like Prickly: The Balloon Animal Making Porcupine. So much so that he’s a little full of himself. Now he insists on wearing shades everywhere. I told him that was so 90s. He argued that stars still do it.
I realized I can be a huge thoughtless jerk. Then days later made a counteroffer by professing my sincerity. I asked my husband if he would read my post on me being sincere, but he said no, because he doesn’t read lies. *insert, oh no he didn’t, expression here*
I think a lot of you like getting angry at lime green baskets. GRRR. All together now. Free that fury on a healthy target. And look! A puppy.
I rounded things out with a question everyone should ask their life partner and a confession about how I really feel about zombies. The Walking Dead may or may not make an appearance in that post.
And I’m pretty sure the consensus was that adult tantrum throwing is okay in the privacy of your own home and without webcams.
The top search for the blog this first month was “Adult Video”, which is completely awkward and probably what happens when you show an adult throwing a tantrum, but tag it with adult video. Lesson learned.
I really hope to create a positive community here and get to know all of you. At least four of you told me you laughed this last month, so I’m walking on air.
On the writing front, a reviewer said Draybeth and Barrett from Excuse My Fairy are kind of a modern Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. I’m only sharing here because it kind of made my life. When I told my husband, he said I can’t post things on the internet and pretend other people wrote them. DUDE. So here’s that review, to prove it wasn’t me. And since we’re wrapping things up, just FYI, I really do love my husband, despite what I post here.
Keep up the good fight, and I hope to see you around again. They’re trying to stop the train, but I just keep chugging.
Thank you so much for all the support this first month. I hope the best is yet to come. Your feedback has been great, and I can’t wait to hear from you.
May the strange rock on.
Kinley Baker (@kinleybaker)