Thursday, April 8, 2010
Last month was the two-year anniversary of "Margie and Edna's Basement," and there have been over 500 posts since the blog got its start in March 2008! The ladies have surely had a lot to say on a variety of different topics, and they don't show signs of stopping any time soon.
We want to thank all of our readers, from those who were with us at the very beginning, to our more recent and most loyal readers (you know who you are). Margie and Edna have found an appreciative audience in you all, much to their delight, and the whole thing has been quite a learning experience. Today we'd like to share a few things that the ladies have learned over the last few years of blogging.
Edna: Blogging is hard to do. It's fun, but it's hard, especially if you want to publish something regularly like Margie and I do. It takes a lot of creativity and imagination, that's for sure.
Margie: Edna, why did you pinch me? I wasn't going to tell them that I've learned never to blog again with a bossy sister.
I'd like to say that I would not do a blog if it felt like work and this blog doesn't. I love trying to anticipate what our readers might enjoy. I'm their favorite anyway.
Edna: Margie, our readers will tell you that they have no favorite sister (although I know they're just being diplomatic and I'm really their favorite).
Speaking of being bossy, blogging on a regular basis takes a lot of planning and cooperation. You might not know it from our interactions, but Margie and I have learned a lot about negotiation and conflict resolution. Although I still say Margie could benefit from a few intensive anger management classes.
Margie: Edna thinks conflict resolution is sitting around pouting and negotiation is threatening me.
I've also learned a lot about anger. You stay calm by shutting your ears to ignorant dummies. Ring a bell, sister?
Planning is correct. Nobody wants to read a blog about nekkid men when it's winter time and the men all keep their clothes on.
Edna: Margie, I'm going to ignore those hateful and untrue words. But you've reminded me of something else I've learned: give the readers what they want and they'll keep coming back. And back and back and back...
Margie: Edna, I'll have to agree with that. They sure keep coming back to see you act a fool. Thanks folks.