8/1/12

Erin makes me laugh (she explains how)

I know-- I'm still out of town, perhaps sipping on some iced beverage right now, but I wanted to give you all still something great to read... enjoy this post from a gem of a girl, Erin. 


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Hey there kids.
My name is Erin and I blog over at Living In Yellow.


A blog that really has no point…which is why I am still trying to figure out what entices people to come back on a daily basis.

Anyhow—Miss Erika (aka my favorite fashionista, beer-drinking, brownie-eating, color-block tote making, Seattle-ian) asked if I would write a post for all of you lovely readers.

I know I know—guest posts suck.
But today, I am going to try my hardest to slash that whole “ewwww another guest post..catch ya later” mentality in the throat.
And what better way to do that than with humor?

Now I don’t know about you, but I love myself a good dose of humor.
My life motto is if I can laugh enough, I don’t have to actually do any physical exercise.
Wanna burn off the three donuts you just ate for breakfast? Watch The Ellen Show.
Way more beneficial than stepping foot into a gym.

So some of you may be thinking “well crap. I am not very funny…Nor do I know how to be funny on my blog.”
To which I would reply “Sucks to be you”.
Just kidding.
Kind of.

In an effort to put those thoughts to rest though, I thought I would share a couple of ways on

“How to be a funny blogger”

Let’s begin shall we?

1.  Make fun of yourself. Pretty regularly. Let’s face it—we all have flaws {unless you are Luke Bryan, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Aniston} and there is no reason we need to hide those suckers. I look at it this way—if I don’t make fun of them, somebody else probably will. Call yourself out on the fact that you wear socks with holes, that you pee your pants in the grocery store, or that you fall down stairs when wearing heels. Moral of the story: save yourself having to punch somebody in the face for making fun of you by making fun of yourself first. Your knuckles will thank you.


2.  Write as if you are speaking face to face with somebody. My favorite blogs are the ones where I feel like I am actually conversing with them. The blogs that use slang and aren’t afraid to type like they talk. Now I don’t know about you, but I am not one to sit and have a conversation that goes a little somethin’ like “Last evening my adorable husband and I sat outside and watched in awe as the fireflies lit up the sky”. No. I would never say that. However, I would say “so the other night my husband and I watched fireflies light up the sky like a mother and it was pretty darn amazeballs”
Yup. Much more my speed.

3.  Say what is on your mind at all times. So what if you are writing a post about how much you love your cat and smack dab in the middle of writing you get a craving for mac & cheese with hot sauce on top? Throw that in there. People want to know that you aren’t only obsessed with your cat but that also love mac and cheese {like any normal human being should}. Random is good people. Remember that.

4.  Refer to items as things with feelings. This is just something I’ve always done (then again I am not the most “normal” you may say..). Let’s use your blog as an example. See how boring it was just referring to your blog as “a blog”. I like to think of mine as a girl (because she is cute. Obviously if something is cute it’s a girl). And I believe my blog likes to indulge in a drink every now and again. Let’s compare the two sentences and see which is more enjoyable to read “I am going out tonight to celebrate that my blog just turned a year old” or “My cute little blog requested that I take her out for a celebratory drink tonight for her first birthday. She may be young but she sure knows how to throw down every now and again…” You tell me which was more enjoyable.

5.  Don’t be afraid to show sarcasm. It’s the best thing since Michael Jordan left his wife for me.


6.   Use some “shock and awe” in your titles and/or posts. I don’t like boring blog titles and I don’t think blog readers do either. Instead of titling a post “We Built A Firepit” why not call it “Getting Dirty with My Husband”. Take a guess at which one will bring you more page views. Lesson to be learned: People are perverts. Use it to your advantage.

….and there you have it kitten britches {lesson number 7—refer to your readers as kitten britches}, six to seven simple things to remember to make your blog posts hill rat hilarious.

Now do me a favor and stop by over here would ya?
I’d love to see your smiling faces. Or at least hear from your funny fingers.
Whatevs.

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I love me a good dose of Living in Yellow and I hope you guys did too. Now be dears and go say hi to her at those pretty links above. 
xo, erika

p.s. do you need a facelift? er... does your blog need a facelift? There's a giveaway for one here!

11 comments

  1. Erin is amazeballs and I love her! That is all :)

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  2. I absolutely adore Erin and so glad she's posting here today!

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  3. I love me some Erin. I look forward to her posts every day. I save them for last because ya gotta save the best for last. ;)

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  4. great advice, Erin! I seriously don't know how you do it over and over again :) but you're right, it keeps us coming back!!!

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  5. Haha! I love this post. It's as fantastic as Erin & LIY are. Thanks for the great read while I'm stuck here in a boring airport!

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  6. Oh she is just so awesome!

    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  7. Oh how Erin is an inspiration and of course amaze balls!

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  8. Sarcasm is pretty much my favorite thing ever, lol.

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  9. Such a cute post! Love your sense of humor, heading over now!

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  10. I love following both you and Erin's blogs, so it was great to see this guest post! Loved her advice!

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