Clearly I’ve been writing about the wrong topics.
Our newish dishwasher is an epic fail at cleaning dishes. We suspect the hard water of Wichita is the culprit.
A few nights ago, I did what any modern woman does to solve domestic issues. I posted our problem on Facebook to see if anyone had suggestions.
More than 50 comments later, I had a nice list of options to try including Cascade, Lemi Shine, and vinegar.
MORE THAN 50 COMMENTS?!
My new friend Pam, a mother of six who’s blogged for five years at It’s Time for More Coffee, could relate. She commented:
“Some days I realize I’m blogging all wrong as well. My number one post is still about Dr. Scholl’s Orthotics. Really? I blog about a lot. I bare my soul. What gets people’s attention? Shoe inserts.”
No wonder those product review bloggers do so well. Not only do they get free samples, lucrative sponsorships, and hoards of followers, but they also get invited to the coolest brand parties at the blogging conferences. Swag a-plenty.
Cooking blogs are another thing all together. My friend Leah’s recipe for Hawaiian Rolls Ham Sammies went viral. When she disclosed to me the number of page views her blog Beyer Beware received as a result, I experienced a momentary loss of consciousness.
I came to with my mind racing. Maybe everyday epistle needs a food feature.
Holy meatballs. Angel food cake. Consecrated cherries in the year of jubilee.
I mean, who wants to read about the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb when there’s cookie dough brownie fudge cake balls to be made? Why ponder where God intersects with contentious societal issues when bacon wrapped grilled scallops with sweet ginger glaze are calling?
Leah’s Ham Sammies is a yummy, simple recipe with straightforward ingredients. And Leah consistently produces delicious content like this.
Every week, persecuted, hypoglycemic carnivores like me visit her for Hunk of Meat Mondays. What’s not to like?
That’s all well and good, but it still doesn’t explain the enthusiastic response to my dishwasher detergent question. Maybe no explanation is needed. Maybe the comment stream accomplished its higher task of restoring my faith in humanity.
It reminded me there are good people out there who want to help. Who want to speak. Who have useful information to share.
Welcome to the blogosphere. From dishwasher detergent to Ham Sammies and everything in between, we have a lot in common, you and I. And what a wonderful place to discuss it.
Go to work in the morning and stick to it until evening without watching the clock. You never know from moment to moment how your work will turn out in the end. Ecclesiastes 11:6 The Message
Are You Washed in the Blood? Alan Jackson at the Ryman.
Have a great weekend!