I’m sitting on my couch in my underwear, watching House Hunters with my cats, and drinking champagne. I don’t care if you think I’m lame. For me, this is a party. I am celebrating. What am I celebrating, you might ask?
- Getting a new place (read more about that here).
- The end of a long day – we’re in the middle of being audited at work. Noooooo fun.
- A big week in blogging.
The fun thing about blogging is that you get to just blab blab blab, and it’s your blog so nobody can tell you to shut up. Seriously, if you’re a Chatty Cathy like me, you should try it. But the sad/scary/ego-driven thing is that, potentially, no one gives a crap about what you have to say, and you’re blab blab blabbing to no one. Lame-O.
But this past week, many reassuring blog milestones happened for me and Happy City Living. They gave me so much happiness that I felt a celebration was warranted.
I should start by saying that I have super-duper-amazing friends and family who read my little blog and send me nice little loving notes about the things they liked reading. THANK YOU! Every comment, email, and facebook message makes me feel warm and fuzzy and loved, like you wouldn’t believe.
BUT! This past week, a girl I had only met ONE TIME told me she’d been reading my blog and even recalled a specific post she liked! She’s a friend of a friend, and Peltz, if you’re reading this, I floated on air on the way home from that bar on Houston Street, after talking to you – and it wasn’t just from being buzzed on wine and cranberry-vodkas.
Then, I had ramen noodles at a great restaurant called Minca (yes, you need to try it if you live in NYC – best. ramen. ever.), with my friend Eliya, who told me he’s been reading the blog. He said I should continue creating original content and that he thinks I might be able to monetize it soon! (Hey, who doesn’t want some moolah?) And he works in web advertising! A real-life professional thinks HCL has potential!
On Monday, one of my fave bloggers, Liz from It’s Great To Be Home, mentioned HCL on HER blog, and that was amaze-balls. Not only did she mention HCL as one of her biggest supporters, but she also has us on her blog roll, on her homepage! Liz is the real freakin’ deal. The girl flip houses, and she’s not one of those HGTV screw-up people who wings it and ends up in the hole from their stupid choices. She turns average looking houses into homes that make me want to live in the suburbs. No joke. Check her out as soon as you have the chance. If you didn’t click on the link above, click this one. Now.
And then tonight, just when it seemed that the blogging world couldn’t get any sweeter, another of my blog idols, ZDub from Raising Colorado, read my blog and left a comment. Ahhhh, life is good. ZDub mostly talks about kids (which I don’t have) and squirrels (which, as a New Yorker, I think are just rats with furry tails) and I still love love love her blog. I read it every day because she just makes me laugh so hard. And cry. Her daughter was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and I cry every time I read a post about it. And then I laugh, because ZDub is FUNNY AS HELL. So check her out! Please and thank you.
And now it’s time to go, because in my blogging fervor I just drooled champagne on to the carpet (Vader is currently licking it up). My sister would call me a shit show, and that means I must call it a day. Celebrating can get out of hand, even if you are on the couch with your cats.
But before I leave, I must share this…the House Hunters lady is showing homes with her Yorkie dog in her purse. I love dogs, but never have I seen such a thing. Nor do I approve of it. GET. IT. TOGETHER., woman!
…Or maybe I’m the one who needs to get it together. Meh, blogging
superstars maniacs get to drink merrily sometimes.
Images: Rebecca for Happy City Living