the smell of my desperation has become a stench

How to Charm Me into a Gobsmacked Sober Stupor


Thank you to anyone and everyone who voted for me in the 2005 Bloggies. I am completely surprised and delighted and astounded and trying to overcome my disbelief at winning those categories especially considering the company I was in. I ususally try to ignore these competitions if only because I don’t do this to receive awards, I do this because I love it. But this one, this one is out of control. I wish I had been in Austin to see everyone involved, but alas, cysts and crawling babies demand my full attention. My most humble appreciation goes out to all of you, and I suppose here is where I make my anti-war statement and flash the peace sign?

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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