Monday, November 2, 2009

Holy Cow, Internet!

As you may or may not know, Dooce (and crew) launched an interactive community section of her website today. I haven't done much exploring, but I already think it's awesome. Basically, it's a lot of forums...where users post questions and other users answer them. At least that's what I can tell from my not-very-thorough research.

I posted a question** two hours ago, and there are already two pages of comments! What? Who are all these awesome people out there who want to share their stories with me (ok so some of the comments are me replying to people)? Some of these comments made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants (true story, and now I've found Reasons to be Happy You Don't Have Kids), and some commenters turned out to be instant blog-friends (Hey there, Junket Juice!).

Best comments so far?

From Shood: "Maybe your clock is ticking, but your alarm just hasn't gone off yet."

From Suzanne: "I think women are wired to be a little ahead of the game at all times."

And guys, Dooce (freaking Heather Armstrong herself) commented on my question! I think my life is now complete.

So yeah, check out the new Dooce community. It's pretty fun.

**PS: if you are too lazy or timid or whatever to click the link to read my original question (and thus see proof that people responded to me, wow, I am still in shocok), here's what it was:

"For a 25 year old not planning on children for another 5-10 years, I read an awful lot of mommy blogs. I can't help it! Am I a total weirdo, or does the biological clock just start ticking whether or not you want it to?"

There are some seriously awesome people out there, I tell you what.

PS - I almost forgot to give a shout out to new blogger Suzanne, who has a lovely blog (and it's new!) -- so show her some love too.

PS - EDIT: Holy cow, my question is a featured question? How did THAT happen? Is it randomly generated? How did I become featured? Whatever; it's AWESOME.

PPS - EDIT: I tweeted this and then Jon Armstrong (Dooce's husband/partner in awesome, and author of Blurbomat) tweeted this. My life is now complete, guys.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out woman! I feel like sending the Armstrongs a thank you card or some cookies....or a bottle of Patron or something.

  2. Hey! Thanks for the shout! I'm really psyched about the dooce community. So fun. Your question obviously struck a chord with a lot of women. Way to go!

  3. No probs, ladies. I'm surprised and overjoyed that so many ladies responded!