(Forgive me if my title was a bit misleading. I may have resorted to misdirection in a lame attempt to get you to click on this post).
Now that you are here, hopefully you are curious as to what was so important to cause me to give my husband a near-heart attack at the mention of expecting.
You may recall that my 12 in 2012 value this month is curiosity.
When I started this blog, I had no expectation that people would actually read my musings. It truly was an outlet for me, a record of this amazing experience called motherhood.
I hit share on Facebook thinking my close family and friends would enjoy seeing what new things the babies were doing. Then, I started expanding my circle by following and interacting with other mommy bloggers.
To this day, I smile every time someone comments on a post or likes my link.
I am always amazed and flattered when someone tells me they read MaMe Musings. Who knew my readers included an uncle, a friend I haven't seen in years, a former colleague, a friend of my mom.
I look at my Google stats and I see visitors from all over: Canada, the UK, India, Ukraine, Russia.
It's kind of funny to look at the search terms that have led some curious readers to my site: cousin it, zumba Thanksgiving, 5 weeks pregnant ultrasound, solitude.
All of this got me thinking, made me curious.
Sure, I can see who comments, who follows through Google Friend Connect, and who likes MaMe's Facebook page.
But what about those readers who remain in the shadows until our chance encounter at the grocery store?
In an effort to satisfy my curiosity, I've devised a
Entering is simple!
1. If you are on Google, FOLLOW through Google Friend Connect AND then leave a comment--say hi, tell us what you like about MaMe Musings, crack a joke, pose a question. Whatever. Just let us know you're there!
2. If you usually get here through Facebook, LIKE MaMe Musings' Facebook page AND then leave a comment--again, say hi, tell us what you like about MaMe Musings, crack a joke, pose a question. Whatever. Just let us know you're there!
Are you curious about the prize?
Good because it's a mystery!
One lucky reader will win a MaMe Musings' mystery gift basket--full of items that have been mentioned in my blog at one time or another!
I'll close the entries on October 31 and will announce the winner on November 1.