Monday, September 14, 2015

Let’s Get This Pawty Started A Day Early


Guess what? Tomorrow is my Blogoversary. I’ve been married to this blog for six long years now or should I say I’ve had TW in my employ for six years. Either way, we both think she thinks that it’s not one of the big blogoversaries so we’ll keep our celebration to a minimum. I don’t usually post on Tuesday so I’m starting the pawty a day early.

Over the weekend instead of writing this blog post and giving it her whole attention, she spent all day proofreading the 2016 Cats of the Blogosphere weekly planner for Mom Paula. She said it’s the least she can do to help the CB since she did a lot of proofing in her former life back when she got a pay check. I think just sharing my stunning pics and prose is quite enough to help the CB. Anyhoo, that’s why she didn’t have time to gussy up this here blogoversary post. It is what it is.


It all started at a 5000 watt radio station in Fresno, CA. Oh wait, wrong show. It all started on Twitter and then I branched out cos I had more to say than fit into 140 characters. My first blog post didn’t even have my picture in it! That was when I murdered fired my first secretary, JoAnn, and hired TW.

Lemme take you into the back room and tell you how a typical blog post comes to be at stunningkeisha.com. I don’t think any other cat blogger has ever discussed the whys and wherefores of how a post comes to be.

The night after a post goes live, I call a meeting to discuss the next post topic. I’ll usually have an idea, which may start with an image or there may have been an incident in the condo I wish to address. Sometimes TW will object and I’ll quickly overrule her. We’ll discuss what Wednesday word to use; one we think will make people innerested enough to click. At those meetings—some of which include Pop—I’ll discuss which CB events I’d like to take part in and TW will let me know if there’s a conflict as far as sponsored posts.

Then we’ll discuss how I want the blog illustrated. TW will hem and haw about how long it takes to create an image. I’ll get out the violin to accompany her until I’ve heard about enough.

Finally, I’ll dictate the post and TW will read it back to me. I’ll attack it with teeth and claws my red pencil and she’ll try again. This continues until she gets it right. Finally she’ll create the images under my watchful eye. After such images are added to the post, I’ll ax Pop to do a final proofread, usually at 10:30 at night when he’s 7/8’s asleep. If he laughs and doesn’t nod off, I know I have a winner.

I hope you enjoyed this rare behind the scenes look at the antanomy of how I create my blog posts.


Now that I’ve finished the business of the day, please stay and enjoy some Chinese food and beverages. I ordered us up a mess of Chinese food cos it’s my favorite. Click to biggify if you can’t make up your mind what to order.


Oh, now that I’ve bribed you plied you with nommy food, if you can please let me know in the comments what you’d like to see more of—or less of—on this blog. Again, remember TW has a very thin skin; she bleeds easily, and I have a bad temper and I bite easily. I need your input since I do it all for my fans readers. You’re the reason I keep TW on staff and why I try my best to be entertaining. I greatly appreciate everyone who stops by and hopefully I put a smile on your faces.

41 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary, CK! I think your blog is pretty awesome already - I always enjoy visiting!

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  2. Happy blogaversary, CK! We always look forward to reading your posts.

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  3. Happy Blogoversary CK! You are always rockin' Blogville and you are indeed a Rock Star!

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  4. Happy BLogaversary sweet CK! And the noms are fabulous!!!

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  5. Happy Blogoversary, CK! The image of you dictating with red pencil made me giggle :-)
    I look forward to reading more of your stunning posts!

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  6. Happy Blogoversary, CK!! We love your blog, and we are glad we have you as a friend. We hope you continue to blog for many more years!

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  7. Happy Blogoversary CK -- 6 years is a long time for a blog and we are so glad to be celebrating with you. WE love your content and we just ask for MO MO MO!!!

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  8. Happy 6th CK! It seems like only yesterday .....

    With regards to improving the blog? Hmmmm! I think you could probably make it a bit less funny! In all honesty, laughing makes The Staff spit up and that is not a pretty sight! ;) xxxx

    PeeEss Nice noms! :)

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  9. Happy Blogoversary, CK!!! We know we've been busy lately, but we don't love you any less. We think you're purr-fect just the way you are! We love it when you tell it like it is...we love when you share what's happening in the condo, in your life. And we love it when you make us laugh. ...which is every time we visit.

    Six years is a big deal in blog years! You should be very, very proud.
    xo

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  10. Happy 6th Blogoversary, CK & TW! That is awesome, Congrats! We love your blog as is, we appreciate your humor and your "keepin' it real"! Thanks for the Chinese food and bevvies!

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  11. Happy Blogoversary CW and TK. We luv yous bloggy. Fanks fur da wefweshments and have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  12. happee earl lee 6th CK...N thanx for hostin thiz food fest....we will haz number 3, top rite hand korner with an extree side oh shrimps, N we will take de furst waters pleez on de top left...speekin of waterz, we think yur fry day fotoz frenzy rocks de houz, hope ya keep at it, we wood like ta see ewe get rid oh de burd skin; may we sam pull thiz yeerz merlow~~~~~~ and heerz two another 6 grate yeerz ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  13. Happy Blogoversary CK! The Chinese buffet looks great. I'll have some with the prawns.

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  14. Happy 6th blogoversary my friend. Your, "behind the scenes" look at how a post gets out was very good. You're posts are almost as hairy as mine to get out. Chinese food...mom and I love it....look at the food..Ho Lee Chit, you have chow mein with balls on top...deep fried balls too! We struck pay dirt mom. Drinks too! Woohoo....we love anything with strawberries on top.

    Thanks CK

    Big hugs,

    Shoko

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  15. Happy Blogoversary!!! Here's to many, many more.

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  16. You sure do have your paw involved in every part of your blog, don't you? We love you to pieces and can't think of a thing we would change...we look forward to every single one of your blog posts. Happy blogoversary!!!

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  17. Happy Blogoversary!! What do we want to see more of? YOU YOU YOU!!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  18. Happy Blogoversary, CK! We love your blog!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary CK. It's hard to keep good help for so long and you're doing a terrific job.

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  20. Happy Blogoversary, CK! We think you should lighten up a little on TW. HAHAHAHA! No we don't!! You just keep doing what you're doing. :)

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  21. Darling, you blog is PURRFECT. The only thing I would want to see more of are more stunning pictures of YOU my beautiful LadyCat (well, you are *sort of* ladylike, right?) We think your blog is fantastic. Iespecially like your more bloodthirsty posts.

    Now gimme some-a that mu gu gai pan and pour me a niptini, will you?

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  22. Pop was all the way asleep on this one: "antanomy." Thanks for the chinese and drinks. This is super nommy. Six years is an amazing accomplishment. What do we want more of? Your "catitude," of course. Keep up the good work, C.K. Here's to at least another six years. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  23. Happy blogoversary, my STUNNING friend!! In honour of this day, let us cuddle and smooch. I would suggest we do a whole week of this, then maybe a month...

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  24. Happy 6th Blogoversary Keisha!
    We are so happy to help you celebrate this pawsome milestonE!
    Here's to many more years too!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  25. Happy 6th Blogoversary! Hard to believe you have been blogging that long. It seems like just yesterday we discovered your stunning beauty and rapier wit.

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  26. Pictures of your stunning self CK are what keep us coming back for more. But we love everything about your blog. We don't always comment as sometimes we read you on devices that make our secretaries life miserable if we try to leave a comment, but we always check out your post.

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  27. Happy blogoversary, CK! We wish you many more wonderful years of blogging to come.

    Purrs and peace.

    Nicki & Derry

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  28. CK first of all concats on the blogaversary......six years is a long time to get a human to do your bidding JUST RIGHT.....I suggest you keep this one. Secondly, the Chinese snackables - DELISH...my fave too! Thirdly, change things here? I think NOT! We love it just the way it is......your blog is a highlight for us. Don't go messin' with perfection!

    Love, Sammy

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  29. Happy Blogoversary, CK. We're wondering what happened to your first secretary, the one you fired. Is she still blogging somewhere or did she lose the will? We hope you were gentle.

    You actually collaborate with TW? Wow, we sometimes try to hide our posts from Jan cause she'd put the kabob on them. Oh, we meant kabosh.

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  30. A very Happy Blogoversary to you CK. Well done to do the blog for six years. WE do enjoy your blog and don't have any suggestions. We think your blog is just right the way it is. That food looks mighty good. You all have a super day. .

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  31. Happy Happy 6th Blogoversary! You are just a month older than we are!!!!!! Great pawty too!!
    xoxo
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  32. Happy 6th Anniversary Stunning Keisha! And many, many more!! Thanks for the great party!
    Your TX Furiends,
    Samantha & Mom

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  33. Happy Blogoversary CK ! What a great pawty, thank you ! Purrs

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  34. I had the chick-hen today, CK. It was delicious. The Human wishes I would eat some of the fancy healthier foods, but I like Sheba and Fancy Feast. Oh well.

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  35. Oh no! Our comment we left last night totally got eaten! Sorry, CK. Happy blogoversary, our dear friend. We are so grateful for you, your blog, and your friendship. Here's to many, many more blogoversaries still to come.

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  36. Happy Blogoversary!! (yep....we are late....what else is new) Keep up the good work!

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  37. Happy belated blogaversary, CK!
    Me whant´s to see more blood *mol*
    Just kidding ! I do feel a little bit sorry for TW when you cattack her.

    XOXO

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  38. Oh my pal, I wish I had not missed this incredibly nommy party. And to think you have been doing this for 6 whole years. Amazing. Mom L isn't sure she can make it 4 years come next April, 2016. And IMCO your blog is one of the very best around. Fun, funny, light, great product reviews; and of course always wonderful photos and graphics.

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