3 S.R. Johannes: A Slew of Friday Fives - A 5 year old's Word to the Wise

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Slew of Friday Fives - A 5 year old's Word to the Wise

First Things First

I want to thank WOOF for the Premio Dardos award. This award is given to acknowledge blogs that have cultural, ethical, literary and personal values. (Really? I do that?) The award honors favorite blogs for reaching out to readers of all generations who encourage self-awareness, good will, and literacy throughout the world. (Me?)

The rules are:1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog with a link to the grantee. 2) Pass the award to other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement and let them know they've been selected.

Marketing Tip: 5 ways to cause Blog Traffic Jams (BTW you want those!)
  1. Comment on other blogs. Yes, that goes for all you lurkers. We can't visit you if you don't tell us who you are! :)
  2. Create Blog rolls to your favorite blogs. Not only do people come to your blog to read about you, they can also use your bog as a resource "rest stop"
  3. Post frequently. Keep it fresh. Don't let people come several times without an update. They will get bored.
  4. Check your stats and see what is popular and where people come from. It helps you keep your blog topics on target with your readers.
  5. Be courteous and respectful. Remember this is not a diary - people will read it. Does not mean you can't be honest. But be aware of your wording.
Don't forget: My Marvelous Marketer for Monday is Martha Mihalick from Greenwillow!
A 5 year old's Word to the Wise. (yes she is 5 now *sigh*)
Words she's trying to use:
  1. Compromise (Mommy mommy, lets comprise. Ill have fruit And cookies)
  2. Consequence (So if I don't take a bath, will there be a consequence?)
  3. Distracting (Mommy! Gray is distract me! I cant think.)
  4. Disgusting (Blah, that's gigusting)
  5. Exhausted (It's been a long day. I'm just e-zausted)
Things she says that touch my heart:
  1. "Mommy, I wrote a book for you!" (music to my ears)
  2. "I hope you feel better. Can I get you some water?" (all at once now....aaahhhhhhhh!)
  3. "Can I sell cookies and give money to the firemen? Not all of it, but like...a dollar?"
  4. "When I go to sleep, I think of the beach."
  5. "How come I never see a rainbow? Am I not magic enough?"
Naughty words she's found a word for:
  1. Butt - bum bum
  2. sucks - stinks
  3. OMG - oh my giddy aunt (my hubby is British)
  4. Damn - Crumbs (again British)
  5. hate - don't like
Have a good weekend! ;)


Irene Latham said...

How inspiring is life with a 5 year old?? You'll be glad you catalogued all her adorable expressions... sigh. (mine are now 14, 12, 9) I'll miss seeing you in Atlanta, but will keep up with you HERE. :)

Heidi Willis said...

Congrats on the award!

Your daughter is precious! Write it all down! It's amazing how much you forget as they grow out of precious! :)

Great blog advice, too. It's amazing how many people read my blog but don't comment. And the biggest google draw to mine? I once titled a post "I have CDO; it's like ODC only the letters are in the right order." People apparently google that a lot! I'm not sure what they expect to find... I think that's pretty much the quote right there!

Have a great weekend!

Casey Something said...

Congrats on the award Shelli!

I've been trying to figure out how to generate more blog traffic. So far I'm trying to post regularly and comment on other blogs but it's definitely time consuming!

Your daughter says such adorable things! Thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

Congrats on your award. You've got great information here. Definitely very well deserved.

Thanks for posting about how to get more blog traffic. Those are great ideas.

Your little girl sounds so cute :)

Sherrie Petersen said...

My kids are now 6 and 9, and even though we aren't British, we've used bum from the beginning. It's just a much classier word. Another one we re-worded is "fart". I thought "toot" sounded lame, so we've always said "passing gas". My daughter (the 6-year-old) still says "grass" as in "Mommy, that was some stinky grass you passed!" It still cracks us up :)

Sarah Campbell said...

Congratulations on the Premio Dardos award. Keep those marketing tips coming. We've got to have them.
How about "bottom burp"? That's our word for fart ... or it was until the boys hit middle school.

Anonymous said...

Your kid is so cute. Congrats on the award. You do such a service with your marketing tips.

Carrie Harris said...

When I'm in a bad mood, my five-year-old offers me a massage. It's so sweet.

I'd better stop commenting on blogs for a while. I'm e-zausted. Snarf.

Carrie Harris said...

When I'm in a bad mood, my five-year-old offers me a massage. It's so sweet.

I'd better stop commenting on blogs for a while. I'm e-zausted. Snarf.

Anonymous said...

Kids can be so sweet. My daughter who is 11 will occassionally say, "let's have tea and read together," if she thinks I'm having a bad day. How lovely is that? My son? if he even notices he might say something like "Sorry for ya, Mom." And yes, I am beyond touched when he does. Daughter doesn't see how that's fair and she's right. But you gotta meet people where they're at and my boy is...well, a teenage boy.