Sunday, January 4, 2009

So...

Charles asked me why I changed my blog address. Well I did it at the advice of my agent who felt that Random Acts of Unkindness was not a good address for a young adult author to have. It took me longer than I needed to switch over because I hated to give up the snarkiness of my old blog, but I did a little impromptu poll with some parents and was told overwhelmingly that they wouldn't be too keen on their kid going to a blog with that title even knowing what it is I wrote, and even though I did clean up my posts. One friend even said that there was something raunchy and vaguely lascivious about my blog title. Well I tend to disagree - I mean it says unkindness right? Sheesh, what a deviant! If it said random acts of kindness - well maybe that would make more sense. No wait, that's some goody two shoes charitable/religious thing, not the kindness I was thinking about, beg pardon.

So I gave in and finally made the move. Like I mentioned earlier, my name blogspot was taken by spammers - BOO SPAMMERS!!! - and Hello Ello my second choice was also taken. And here we are!

Tomorrow the kids are all back in school. Cue music:



Yes I know this is really more appropriate for September. Yes I know it was only a week and a half. Yes I really do love love Love my children. But I'm so happy that they are going back to school I could cry. Please cue music again...

13 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

Hill-air-I-US!

JaneyV said...

The only trouble with the kids going back to school is that it means I'm going back to work. Boo! Hiss!

I suppose that your original blog title could be interpreted on many levels but you have to go some to give it a lascivious slant. Crack that whip El!

I'm just glad you're back whatever you're called.

Lilgirlie said...

MWUHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! yes I am back to annoying you (slightly) on your new blog!
"oh I have a new post!" You say, opening it up to expect to see some interesting compliment on the success of your new blog adress, or maybe a little link to add to your linky love board, well TOUGH LUCK! you're stuck with me, maybe because you never talk about me on this very blog, maybe if you wrote a little somthin'somethin about me I would stop bugging you like this and instead I would compliment you or whatever, I bet am making you very mad right now, oh yes,I can see your face already, it is getting slowly redder as you read through this meaningless driver. You want to hurt me dont you? Well sorreeee but I'm in England, and you are in New York. Don't take this the wrong way, I love your blog, I think it is the funniest thing that I have ever seen on the internet!!! Apart from maybe all my teachers at school on youtube singing along to amarillo...
BUT THATS NOT THE POINT!
The point is, I want you to mention me, just once in one of your upcoming blogs, it would mean the world to me to take part in a blog this deliciosly random.

later ;)

xXx Lilgirlie xXx

Colleen_Katana said...

Congrats on the new blog domain! I will do my best to keep my comments g-rated as well!

Kelly said...

Funny! I have gotten SO much done already this morning with 2/3 of my kids at school.
Hello to Hello Ello 2!

LarramieG said...

Actually the kids would have loved visiting such a "raunchy" blog. ;) Happy freedom, Ello.

Rena said...

I hope your kids have a good first day, Ellen. We were supposed to start school today, but I'm putting it off until tomorrow due to me not feeling well.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ah, that makes sense. I wonder if you need the "2" here, though, since it's the first blog with that actual address eh?

pjd said...

Thank GOD you kept the avatar.

The video is hilarious. Not because it's funny, which it is, but because I was going to send you this link when I saw your facebook status.

blogless troll said...

I hate to be the one to break it to you, especially after you've done all this work, but there's something vaguely lascivious about elloecho.blogspot too.

Teresa Wu said...

I love that you're A) an Asian mom B) an author! :) Thanks for dropping by mymomisafob.

Teresa

sruble said...

I've always loved that commercial. It's just perfect, and the actor looks exactly like a guy I used to know (who would have totally done that if he had kids).

Sorry you had to switch your blog name. I totally understand, as some people misinterpret my sense of humor or use of language too. :(

On the other hand, the new title is really fun to say :)

Chris Eldin said...

Congrats with your new blog!! I think it's a great move for your writing career....
But still, how about emailing us your other *secret* blog...
hehehe
:-)

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