Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Friday (almost) and My SITS Day

I didn't think this day would ever arrive but here it is - my SITS day.

(OK, technically I posted on Thursday but I can't find the instructions about delay publishing my friend Joanne, once provided. I didn't want to miss any of you so I am posting before going to bed. My apologies to Thursday's Featured Blogger.)

I discovered SITS (the Secret to Success is Support) about a year ago when perusing Tales From the Bum Bum Patch. I wondered how my coworker had so many followers despite us starting our blogs at the same time.

I kept noticing 'Stopping by from SITS' in her comments and also noticed SITS' nifty badge. One click later and I learned part of the secret to her success.

In addition to gaining followers and getting some great feedback on my blog, SITS allowed me to find some fantastic gems, bloggers I truly miss when I am not reading their posts.

Here is a little about me: I am a copy editor at a community newspaper chain in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, I am the online features editor, which gives me the freedom to write and assign anything I like. It's a beautiful thing.

But my real job, one that I would love to do full time, is being a mom to our little miracle. Our son turned two in October and the most you'll see of him is this:



Or this:


Or this:


I have written too many articles about cyber crime to put my little guy's face or any other information online, which makes me a hypocrite seeing as I love reading about other people's children and looking at their photos.

I am also mom to our kitten, Cosmo, who has become a friend and enemy to our little guy, and a stepmom to AD, who is now 20.

My blog was created as a way to make money so I could stay home with our little guy but I soon realized this was a naive dream and one that I gave up quite quickly. Now it's a creative outlet to offer my opinion on This, That and The Other Thing.

Looking through my almost two-years of blogging history, it's hard to pick three favourites, so I cheated and am offering you three favourites - or at least ones that received the most comments - in various sub-categories. And feel free to poke around my blog. I look forward to hearing what you have to say and finding more gems among you.

LisaDay

This, That and The Other Thing
http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-in-your-purse-or-better-your.html
http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2010/12/to-flush-or-not-to-flushwhile-you-are.html
http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2009/12/pathetic-really.html

Commentary on the News

http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-joan-rivers.html
http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2010/09/quran-burning.html
http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-warning.html

Early blogs

http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2009/05/beautiful-monsters.html
http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2009/05/you-know-you-are-redneck-when.html
http://thisandthatday.blogspot.com/2009/07/toilet-paper-dos-and-donts.html

Enjoy.

LisaDay

102 comments:

MommyToTwoBoys said...

Yay!!! Well I am cheating right along with you, a day early! Happy SITS Day!

And I think this is how we became blog friends, from you visiting on my SITS day!

Oh, and you freaked me out. Now I am considering going back and taking my kids out of all my posts. But that would basically erase the entire thing so I guess not.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Damn! I wanted to be the first to say it but Happy SITS Day!!!!!

I'm so happy for you and I wish you hundreds of comments and new followers!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

misssrobin said...

Congratulations on your special day. I hope it brings you all you've hoped for.

April said...

Happy SITS Day!!

Erin said...

Happy SITS day! And here I was hoping to see a pic of the kitty! =)

Nocturnal Queen said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Saretta said...

Happy SITS day! Guess what? I was already a follower of yours! :-)

Licia said...

Wow. I like that you have what seems like a really cool job, i know other moms who have to work when they would rather be full time moms, and I like at you still have a positive outlook even if things have not turned out exactly like you expected!
Enjoy your SITS day!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Happy SITS day! Delighted to meet you - and I totally understand the paranoia about pictures of your family.

Katherine said...

Lisa, congrats on your SITS day! I love it when someone I already know is the SITS FB. It really makes the whole blogosphere seem a little smaller!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Happy SITS Day!

I don't post pictures of my kids either! I'm back to work full time out of the house this year and even though my kids are in school and I enjoy my job, I'd rather be home taking care of the kids and being able to give them 100% when they get home.

When Pigs Fly said...

Looking forward to reading more of your posts. I completely agree with you about not posting pictures of your kids. I have some up of my dogs. Not too worried about them getting snatched. They have very big teeth.
I'm intrigued that you are a journalist. And, you are blogging. I don't know how you find the time.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I hope it is a great one!

nmaha said...

Happy SITS day.

I love that you discuss current affairs. Post baby I'm always scared that I'll forget the outside world.

Alison said...

Stoppy by from SITS...I hope you enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Making It Work Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! I hope it is a fabulous one for you.

Lindsay Blogs said...

Happy SITS day! You have a nice little corner of the blogoverse here!

Tiffany said...

I often wonder if I should have kept my kids anonymous...too late now!!! Happy SITS day!

Karen said...

Happy SITS day! I have wondered if blogging was around when my boys were young if I would have put them out there or not.

Lindsay {DesignerWife} said...

Happy SITS Day! Loving your blog and excited to have found you! :)

Linds

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I like the blanket photo - more interesting than just a boring old pic! Happy SITS day!

Ms Bibi said...

Congratulation on your SITs day.

Hope you have a great day and enjoy your weekend.

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy SITS Day to you!!

And Happy Friday as well!

Mundanemomma said...

I'm going against the grain and saying, "Happy Friday!!" LOL

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

So nice to 'meet' you. :)

That snow photo is too funny!!

Maggi said...

Happy SITS day! And congrats on 2 years of blogging, I just celebrated my blogoversary this month. :)

Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Lynn said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! Enjoy all the love!

Bella @ If This is Motherhood said...

I'll be following you now. Stopped by from SITS. I hate parking tickets lol. I got distracted by that post and the post about the recent officer. Great blog!

Laura said...

Happy SITS Day! From what I can see, you have a cute little man!

cornflakegirl74 said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I am a fellow copywriter and think it's awesome you work for a community paper--how fun!

Love your blog and can't wait to see more :)

Wishing you all the best for a lovely weekend.

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

Happy SITS Day!

Karen Kaye said...

Congrats on your SITS Day from a fellow Ontario blogger. I'm from Ottawa (and my SITS Day is next month!)...

I'm the poster girl for "putting it all out there" in terms of exposure. I naively think that no one is interested in the insane ramblings of a Black suburban housewife!

Date Girl said...

I can definitely sympathize with not putting your child's face on your blog. It took me two years to even put my own face and my husband's on my blog. I like the anonymity. I don't know if I will put my future child's picture online. I think I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

I would love love love to be a stay at home mom someday. I hope someday you are able to do that.

Happy Sits Day!!

coolestfamilyontheblock said...

Happy SITS Day! Congrats on your feature day, how exciting!

I can see that you're much more prepared than I was since you posted a day early and I almost didn't even post the day of! (I'm the one that wrote about Christmas pajamas and forgot it was my SITS day!). Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my SITS day, I appreciate the support.

I plaster my daughter's face and name all over my blog. Guess it's a good thing that I don't have any readers ;)

Enjoy your day!

Luci Gabel said...

Woo hoo! Happy SITS Day!!

Amy said...

Happy SITS day!

LindaFaye said...

I keep finding myself telling the featured blogger that I love the clean crisp look of her blog. Today is no exception. Your blog is nice and simple and pleasing to the eye. It seems that you are a no nonsense woman with a good head on her shoulders. I look forward to reading a few of your posts today. Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Rebecca said...

I'm glad you've discovered a love for blogging for yourself! :) There are so many that I love to read too now and have discovered through SITS. Happy SITS Day!!!

FRANNIE said...

Happy SITS Day!!

I gave my kids 'online' names and use very few pictures of them. Hopefully this was the smart thing to do.

Enjoy your day. :)

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!!

I loved your answer on the SITS day post about what you would do with $1,000,000!

I hope that you're day is amazing!

Jacki said...

Happy SITS Day!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! I think those pictures are really cute. The snow angel one is very neat.

Suzanne W. said...

Happy to meet a Canadian Blogger! I'm formerly from Montreal.

Happy SITS day to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Friday!
Happy SITS day!

Losing Brownies said...

Happy SITS day! I too don't post pictures of my little guy, or even myself. I usually MS paint on a smiley face because I can never find pictures that don't show our faces.

Lara T. said...

I have to say, I feel the same way about my kids and photos!! lol I always wonder at the moms who post tons of pics of their kids, all over their blogs, facebook, twitter, you name it! I'm too paranoid for that!! lol Great blog, I will follow! :)

Marilenn Alcantara said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Tracy said...

Happy SITS Day! Great Blog!

Caren with a "C" said...

Stopping by from SITS. Love your blog title! Good thoughts about not putting too much information out there about your children. I'm going to go check out some of your other posts.

Michelle Saunderson said...

Happy SITS day!

JennieB said...

Happy SITS day!

Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

Love the name of your blog! Happy SITS Day!

c.e.l.i.n.a said...

Happy SITS DAY!
I am excited to look around!

- theMRS.

c.e.l.i.n.a said...

Happy SITS DAY!
I am excited to look around!

- theMRS.

Julia Writer said...

Congrats on your awesome days Queen!

Heather said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I'm looking forward to perusing your blog further!

Have a great day!

Bonnie said...

Happy SITS day! I'm enjoying your blog and looking forward to checking out all your favourite posts!

"H" is for Heather said...

Happy SITS day :) Hope you enjoy it!

Karen Averill said...

How wonderful that you are protecting your children. My alter ego business is S.A.F.E. Training and I am forever hammering my nieces for their posts! Besides, you've created some unique and interesting photos which I love! Congrats on your day!

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

Happy SITS Day!!! :-) Can't wait to read around your blog a little more... Congratulations!

Holyoke Home said...

Yeah for you! Enjoy your SITS day!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you are enjoying your day in the sun:-)

Ginger said...

Happy SITS day! I'm off to look around the place :-)

Austin Girl said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Love your posts. I only post pics of my beagle (Fat Bastard). Well, someone has to. Heehee!! Again, congratulations on your special day.

Ericka @ Creative Liar said...

Happy SITS day! Glad to find a fellow writer. :)

Sulli said...

Love the snow angel picture!!! Oh and Happy SITS day!

Everyday Mama said...

Happy SITS Day! I too am a journalist but it's so nice to be able to write what you want, when you want...with no deadlines or editors barking down your neck. What a great blog you have -- so happy to be following you now.

April said...

Happy Happy SITS Day! You have a wonderful blog!

Ashley Marie said...

Happy SITS day!! Even though I can't see his face I can still tell he's cute!!

Amy @ babybabylemon said...

Happy SITS Day!

Kate Collings said...

Hey hun, it was great to hear from you earlier I hope we get to keep in touch for the future.

I often debate about putting Younglings photo's online but I think he's too gorgeous to just keep to myself :-) I started using his name however and then changed it to Youngling. Still use my real name though DOH didnt think that one through ;-) Take care xx

Marti said...

Don't feel bad about not posting your child's face, do what you feel is best!!!

Love you page, I'll be back often!

Mellisa Rock said...

Happy SITS Day! Off to check out a few of your links!

Someday I'll Learn said...

Hehe...I love that two of your featured posts involve toilets!

Lindsay said...

I am so glad to have found you! I am NEW on this and am so excited to meet more fellow bloggers. Happy SITS day :)

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Happy SITS Day!

I'm freaked out by your mention of cybercrime too... yikes!

Anyway, I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more here!

Madison said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I like random blogs so I've subscribed to yours. :)

Zeemaid said...

Happy FB day on SITS!

Chaplain Donna said...

Happy SITS Day!

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Happy SITS day! I just signed up to be featured on SITS a few days ago, so I expect I'll have to wait about a year before my big day comes! I hope you enjoyed yours!

The BabbyMama said...

Ahaha, happy SITS day! The Thur/Fri thing was definitely confusing me for a second :) And thanks for stopping by my blog the other day - I just caught your comment!

Stephanie @ Figments of a Mom said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I didn't think about cyber crime - duh! I'm definitely doing some reading and going to be a little more selective about photos.

Amanda said...

Stopping by from SITS, happy FB day! I just finished poking around and I love your blog. I am all about the random posts about everything, as that's also what I tend to do on mine. :)

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Happy SITS day! Congrats.

Grams said...

Congrats on your SITS Day. Your post about toilet paper made me laugh out loud. I have been known to change the TP in other people's bathrooms. But I disagree with you. TP should go over the top. I love that you blogged about it though.

Bonnie said...

Happy SITS day! I too love reading about people and their every day lives. Really enjoy your blog.

CK said...

Happy SITS day! I think those pics of your son are great! ;)

Deidre said...

Happy SITS day! It's so true isn't it, it seems so easy to be able to make a ton of money off our little blogs - but sadly it's not!

Your son as a towel ghost is very adorable.

Classy Career Girl said...

Happy SITS day!! What a great day it is!! :)

Rachel Sue said...

Happy SITS day. And, nothing against those who can (and do) blog for the paycheck, but I prefer real life blogs. More like yours!

Tammy said...

Happy SITS day to you! I hope you are enjoying all the fun. Have a great weekend. New follower from SITS too!

Anastasia said...

COngrats on your sits day.

Miss Rhei said...

I hope I am not that late... Happy SITS day.

I'll find the time to browse your blog as I find 'you mentioning' cyber crime interesting.

Enjoy your day!

angelina la dawn said...

happy sits day!! how very exciting :)

Scarlett said...

Happy SITS Day! I love that your blog is a bit of everything, and I definitely enjoy your take on current affairs.

MoonNStarMommy said...

Whoooohoooooooooo - congrats on your sits day!!! I missed it :( BUT YAY!!!

MoonNStarMommy said...

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vivi b. said...

your son is adorable hahaha..

happy SITS day!

you know, i don't even remember how i got involved in SITS but all i know is that it had been a great help ever since!

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www.theblogforbrides.com

mangiabella said...

big hugs to you bella, keep shining and HAPPY SITS DAY!!!!!

Jill said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! So interesting...what have you written about that your son's face is off limits?

Jenn Erickson said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! I hope it was a huge success -- that you made lots of new friends, connections, and gained many new followers!

Sorry for the very belated visit. Even though my SITS day was in the beginning of January, I've been insanely back-logged since then, trying to visit everyone who paid me a visit. Whew...finally at the very tail end now.

I'm so happy to "meet" you and look forward to visiting your blog more regularly now.

Jenn

Amy said...

Happy SITS day. Yes, I know I'm incredibly late. I'm sorry I couldn't be here on your actual day. So cool that it finally came! Gives me hope....