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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blogging Tip- Keep Your Blogging Circles Straight!

You might remember that I am "Queen of Embarrassing Moments!"
Well, I'm back at it. Because I am a giver, I am going to share my story so you can learn from it.
I joined the big world of the blogosphere almost one year ago. There are many circles of bloggers that I follow. 
If I need a some purdy house talk, I seek out The Shabby Creek Cottage or Southern Hospitality.
If I need a smorgasbord of great writing, I seek out Yeah Write.
If I need some funny mom moments, I seek out Nucking Futs Mama or Buried With Kids.
If I need techy help, I seek out Serenity Now or Angela Shelton.
If I need poop talk or vagina jokes, I find myself at Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva or The Bearded Iris.
A few weeks ago, I got this comment from Daphne at Flip Flops and Pearls on my blog: 

Have you tried Shock Top? It kinda tastes like BM with an orange already added, delish :)
I had been spending too much time with my raunchy circle, because "tastes like BM" immediately flagged a bowel movement reference. 
Being a vigilant blogger when it comes to spammer comments, I contacted Daphne to alert her that some sicko had left said comment on my blog. 
Daphne promptly explained that she had actually left that comment in response to a Blue Moon beer reference I had left on her earlier post. She explained this in the same, strained way that I explained to my son how to spell R2D2. 
Oops. My bad. Can we pretend that I didn't bring bowel movement talk into the world of purdy? 
So...as I tell my kiddos- keep your privates private. 
Remember to keep your circles straight. 



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39 comments:

  1. I'm down with O.P.P. (Other People's Poop)...not cause I want to be either. I'm a Mom to a six, four and two year old. I can't help it. You know it's bad when one of your most common tags on your blog is "Poop." No one ever told me motherhood could be so, so...shitty.

    Watch your circles, Mama! :)

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    1. O.P.P.- love it! I had four kiddos in five years- I spent years in a lactating, poop filled haze!

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  2. Oh My Hell!! This is so funny! Great post- Just laughed a bit over here!! BM!! :) So I just gotta share..you gotta try Pyramid Heff.... w/ a lemon! YUM YUM! Cheers to the BM talk!

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    1. Just when I thought I was getting classy...er.

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  3. Oh Kerry. I don't have a circle for you. Where would you go? Great design? Awesome moms? Always good for a laugh? You fit into all those circles!

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    1. HA! Thank you, Sandra! I am now party of the potty talk circle!

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  4. Freakin hilarious...I love Nucking Futs Mama...one of my faves! Isn't it funny how differently you read things from different people? Laughin my arse off over here!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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    1. My "Queen of Embarrassing Moments" post was actually a challenge/smackdown for Nucking Futs Mama! She cracks me up!
      Thank you, Jessica!

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  5. I have to admit that I went to bowel movement right away as well. I'm a nurse, so I can probably be excused, lol.

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    1. I bet you have some fantastic nurse stories! What kind of nurse are you?

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  6. Hee hee /giggle snort

    Good advice.

    I need to go have a BM now.

    Hmmm...what could I possibly mean?

    (sorry couldn't help nyself!)

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  7. I immediately thought of the same thing! You can hang out with me!

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  8. A nice cold BM sounds good. So does a beer.

    I need to check out some of your friends. Thanks for the tips, Kerry.

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  9. So funny. I have trouble with my audience at times, too.

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  10. Are you a nusre? Because BM talk is usually pretty easy to come up when I am talking with my nurse friends. Coming to you from the June Blog Hop on Bloggy Moms

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    1. Oh, the stories you could tell!
      Thanks for popping by, GIna!

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  11. Hilarious. In my mind, BM is definitely poo. Although, I just prefer the word poo. Just discovered your blog through the Mommyhood Chronicles Blog Hop. I love your black and white photos.

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    1. Poo is the best possible word for you know what. "Toot" is the only acceptable fart word as well.

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  12. Good God, I just spit out my drink, which unfortunately or (fortunately depending on how you decode it??)was not BM. My mind immediately went to BM when I read that above. I could totally see myself doing the same thing.

    Thank you for the laugh!

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    1. I love an orange in my Blue Moon, just not with my BM!
      Thank you, Erin!

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  13. Like many others my brain immediately turned toward the potty as well with the BM. Though, interestingly, I do enjoy a nice cold BM on occasion. I clicked over to your queen of embarrassing moments post and lost it on the stoned unwed mothers. You are one funny lady. I watched all the dancing bloggers too, awesome all... great idea.

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    1. YAY! Get your dancing moves on and join us!
      Thanks, Stephanie!

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  14. Hhahaha I didn't get what she meant, either. But I'm not a beer drinker...

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    1. I am a beer drinker and should have thought it through before embarrassing myself!

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  15. haha! you're funny. imma coming back here.

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    1. Keep on a comin'!
      Thank you for popping by!

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  16. In your defense, who thoughtlessly uses the abbreviation BM? Someone who clearly isn't thinking ahead!

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    1. Megan- you can be my enabler any ole day.

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  17. Ha! How were you to know?? That is hilarious. I would've totally thought about poop.

    (Thanks for linking up with us over at #findingthefunny this week!)

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    1. Thank you for hosting- I look forward to the laughs all week!

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  18. I absolutely thought BM = bowel movement as well. But I'm not a beer drinker, so maybe that's my excuse. I have to get my circles organized...mine all glom together and confuse me.

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    1. I put the "ass" in classy!
      Thank you for popping by, Kristin!

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  19. HA! My first thought was Blue Moon! I'm not as full of poop as I thought!

    Or maybe I'm just a lush beer drinker!! YEP.

    My second thought was bowel movement tho ;)

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    1. Oh, Pish Posh! As much as I love my Blue Moon, I have never once thought of it as BM!
      Thank you for popping over!

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