Thursday, August 20, 2009

Living Large, Online

Here and there, the Matron heads over to Dooce, largely so she can see how the other, more successful half lives.

Today's post was a special treat -- in which Heather Armstrong mentioned both her assistant and her new lawn furniture.

This gave the Matron pause. You see, neither Heather nor her husband, John have a job. Well, they do have a job: it's Heather's life. Her life --and writing about it--not only supports four human beings and two dogs, it has now acquired new lawn furniture and an assistant.

Jeez Louise. The Matron just got $29.72 from BlogHer. Her life can't even support her peanut habit. That's probably because she is the MATRON and says things like Jeez Louise. More than once.

23 comments:

Miss Erin said...

I read you over Dooce every time. I save your posts in my Google Reader until last so I don't just skim them. I think in my early college years I could have been actual student email fodder- it makes me laugh.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Stop torturing yourself. I, too, prefer you to Dooce, although that is neither here nor there. And lawn furniture gets dirty so easily, who needs it?

Is there a certain minimum that your ads have to earn before you see BlogHer Ads money? Nothing has shown up in my mailbox so far...

kmkat said...

Huh. My blogging costs me $4.95 a month and repays me only in satisfaction and entertainment and comments in my email. I used to read Heather Anderson but eventually decided she nothing of substance to offer. (Yeah, like I offer so much deep thought...)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Right place, right time. It can't happen to all of us.

Becky said...

Hah! We think alike, you and I. Maybe it's the matronly connection. Also, funny that you mention it, 'cause I just got a whole 30 bucks from Blogher. That's right, baby! 20-something cents more. Eat my dust!

Hay said...

Oddly, I checked in over at Dooce yesterday too, which I haven't done in about a year. Frankly, I hadn't missed much. You know who I love? The Bloggess. At least she knows that someone other than herself exists. And you, I love the Matron.

Rima said...

I think "Jeez Louise" is greatly underrated in our vernacular. And I like people who use it!

Susan said...

I, too, prefer you to Dooce. I tried on several occasions to read her and see what all the fuss was about and Jeez Louise, I just don't get it.

Heather said...

Meh, write for the sake of writing, not for making money. I'm happy I can get an extra $10 once in a while.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Is there something I can click while I'm here to increase your ad revenues or something? Because I do enjoy the Matron.

And God-Buddha-Oprah-Allah-Universe bless Dooce for pioneering, her writing, her marketing genius of a husband, and for having the backbone and gumption to stick with it through the thick and thin of blogging.

Anonymous said...

Her blog feels impersonal. All the ads bug me. I am a Matron fan-only time I ever read hers is when you compare-which you don't need to.

Steph

Minnesota Matron said...

Aw, shucks! Ya'll say the sweetest things. And I LOVE it . . thank you! I am a mass of insecurity and optimism. It's a winning combination.

jenn said...

I enjoy Dooce, but she does lack the personal connection. More like reading a tabloid about a famous personality than actually connecting with another person. And the only money I've made off of my blog is my husband offering me five bucks to not put certain embarrassing (to him) things on my blog.

katydidnot said...

is it weird that i'm slightly envious of your $29.72. it's like those weird rebate checks or insurance dividends. i love it when i get a check for like, eight bucks. awesome.

~annie said...

Neurosis sells. You are too sane for the Big Time. And I mean that as a compliment!

another good thing said...

HAH! me too. Blogher check $31 cost to keep website online $26 what kid needed for school today $5

sigh

Schmutzie said...

You are being featured on Five Star Friday!
http://www.fivestarfriday.com/2009/08/five-star-fridays-edition-67.html

Lisa Paul said...

Count me among the "Prefer Minnesota Matron to Dooce" crowd.

And don't worry about your Blogher earnings or lack thereof. I'm sure that big book deal is just around the corner.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I just thought of something funny (because I am) (in my own mind):

I'm a patron of the Matron.

That is all.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I like you because you're real and I know you're not getting paid a zillion dollars.

Michele Renee said...

Ditto.
And my natural birth was so 13 years ago.

SUEB0B said...

Not to put down Dooce, because she is fairly amazing, but I really think you have a much more interesting life.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I had never heard of Dooce, so I went over to have a read, but don't you worry, Matron, she is nothing compared to you.