Out With the Old
My OLD website/blog was just sixteen months old when I decided it was time to recreate and refresh my www-world. It seemed the right thing to do with Novel Two of my Southwest series coming out soon.
Two months later, and after a lot of sweat equity on my part and from my awesome web designer – Laird Sapir, voila ~ a new website and blog!
Time to let all my sweet peeps know! But how?
It’s always a risk to assume what we know, have, or do will slightly interest anyone else. I began to imagine this conversation:
Someone perfect: “Hey, Jodi, what’s new?”
Just me: (Breaking out in big, silly grin) “Oh, not much . . . except I have a new website and blog!”
Someone perfect: “Really? Cool. (Huge yawn) “Well, have to go file my toenails. Talk later.”
Just me: “Well, phooey.”
With that make-believe exchange in mind, I thought: Okay then. What is the best way to
present my new website/blog without boring everyone to tears innovatively?
First my brain swelled up like a bag of pink cotton candy. Then it rattled around my skull in a 360. I contemplated all kinds of crazy stuff to do to celebrate this momentous occasion. Stuff like . . .
- hiring a mariachi band of Russian ex-patriots to march down the main street of Winona, Minnesota, or
- throwing a boloney and cheese blowout, or
- rolling a crate of oranges down Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the world.
To be honest, nothing seemed to fit.
Then it hit me.
I am the popcorn-nut of all time. If statistics are correct and Americans really do consume 15 billion quarts of popped corn annually, I’m guilty of consuming at least 7 of those billion quarts per year. That’s how much I love my popcorn!
You say, what’s the connection between popcorn and the unveiling of my new website and blog?
I say . . . POP.
That’s the connection.
- Popcorn POPS!
- My new, Southwest-themed website designed by Memphis McKay POPS!
Maybe not, but for hanging with me this long, I want to give you something – my Texas Hot Chili Popcorn recipe. It’s hanging out in the “Chuckwagons and Campfires” section of my website, *here’s a link.* It’s so hot, you’d better call the fire department before you serve it!
By the way, thank you thank you thank you for sharing my joy in presenting my new Cyber-Home!
Your opinion matters to me.