My Brilliant Idea

In an attempt to prove that this blog will not just become one long Uterus Update, I’m going to share my Brilliant Idea…

I’m no where close to showing or having to change sleeping positions because of my baby bump, but I am trying to get in the habit of sleeping on my left side. Because The Internet told me so.

Sleeping on my side sucks. So I’m not sleeping well. And when I’m not sleeping well I think. And this morning is when I had my Brilliant Idea.

As we all know Reality Television is taking over the world. Slowly but surely people like Snookie are flourishing during an economy where the best of the best are struggling. It makes no sense.

However, if you can’t beat them, join them, right?

So I came up with a Reality Show Competition. For bloggers. Because once cupcakes, the most peace loving baked good of them all, start warring then a competition for bloggers is inevitable.

First, I came up with a title:

The name of my new show

I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch this show? Funky spelling (GR8). Patriotism (American). Awesomness (Blogger). And? A great time slot. Eat it, The Bachelor.

Then my Brilliant Idea needed a host.

Most of the people who read this blog are my friends/family from real life. This means that I try not to blog too much about my opinions about the people that I love (and hate*) online because most of you don’t know about these people and I want to respect that.

However, it’s these people that will make the best characters for The GR8 American Blogger. That said, let me introduce you to The Host:

Names changed because I don't want to get sued for defamation or something.

This is “Ryan Paw”. He’s based off of Ryan Paugh the Community Manager at Brazen Careerist (which is an awesome website for all you job hunters and career driven types). I’ve changed the names to protect the innocent.

(No one at Brazen had ANYTHING at all to do with this cartoon. This is a joint effort between Sleeplessness and Lunch Time Boredom. Trust.)

Like any good Reality Show Competition, The GR8 American Blogger needed challenges that really pushed bloggers to their limit.

I don't know Ryan Paw. I'm making him sound vain in this toon because all Hosts are vain. That's just life. And I do think he could take Seacrest down.

In case you can’t read it (because I barely can), the challenges are: Top 10 list of how vacationing living in Thailand for a year helps your career, dirty sock giveaway, and getting Guy Kawasaki to guest post for you. All of these (lists, giveaways, and superstar guest posts) are tried and true ways to make your blog traffic soar. Trust me. I read a blog post about it (10 Ways to Grow Your Traffic).

And, finally, the cherry at the top of every bowl of Reality Show Flavored  Ice Cream is the neutral guide/expert (e.g. Tim Gunn).

Mo Dite. She's GR8.

Just like I protected Ryan Paw, I’m going to protect Mo Dite (which is based on Rebecca Thorman‘s blog Modite). She’s a natural for this role in the show because a) she has wonderful aesthetic (I have no clue what that means, but they say crap like that on Project Runway… WHICH I LOVE) and b) she really is like the Tim Gunn of blogging. In love with the craft, a class act all the way, and totally won’t bs  you when you’re WAY off.

And you have just been introduced to my Brilliant Idea. And what I do during a lunch break. Sad? Yeah. Maybe a little bit. But guess what? I’m pregnant right now, and YOU CAN’T BE MEAN TO ME. Ha.

Stay GR8, Bloggers. Stay GR8.

P.S. If you steal this from me, Bravo Network, I will sue.

P.P.S. I said earlier in this post that there are bloggers that I hate. I don’t really mean hate, of course. That wouldn’t be Christian of me, right? No, what I mean is that there are some bloggers out there who are annoying as hell. I’ll never share who they are, but let’s just say that as long as you aren’t a pretentious Gen-Y’er with a chip on your shoulder about, well, everything, I’m probably not talking about you.

6 thoughts on “My Brilliant Idea

  1. Liza says:

    Please sleep however you want to at the moment. Later, when you really can’t get all confy and yummy on your bed you’ll really hate that you didn’t just sleep while you can.

  2. Sam Davidson says:

    Having met both Ryan and Rebecca in person, I can say that your drawings are spot on.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Hahaha. Um, yes. I totally love this idea. I agree, you nailed Paw and I both 🙂 In other news, the pics in today’s post are from my iPhone. I fail 😦

  4. Ryan Paugh says:

    Holy awesomeness! Thanks for this. You know one of my life-long dreams is to be made into a cartoon series and now I feel closer to that dream.

    My socks do smell awesome.

    Best of everything,
    Ryan Paw

  5. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rebecca Thorman, Ryan Paugh. Ryan Paugh said: Today I was immortalized by @marriagestudio over on her blog and I feel one step closer to my own cartoon series –> […]

  6. Secret Agent "CT" says:

    I agree with Liza. Sleep however you want. It’s only important when you are too big to sleep on your belly. That’s when you “fake” sleeping on your stomach by putting a body pillow on your right side and sandwich your belly between the body pillow and the mattress. (Technically sleeping on your left side. lol) It somehow tricks your mind into thinking you are sleeping on your stomach eventhough you are not. I would have never slept if it wasn’t for this trick. (Kathy told me about it. She’s so smart!) Let me know if you want to borrow my body pillow. It’s a pregnant must!

    My doctor told me it’s okay to sleep on your tummy as long as it’s comfortable. It will hurt to lay that way when it’s time to stop. 🙂 That’s when I started the body pillow affair. (Don’t worry, my body pillow affair stopped approximately 6 to 8 weeks after delivery.) lol I’m back to sleeping on my stomach. It’s great!

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