My business plan

Otto and I were discussing work, and somehow the conversation worked around to the sorts of things I talk about when I go give guest lectures or speak on a panel or whatever. My darling daughter—who probably wonders why anyone would VOLUNTARILY subject themselves to me droning on and on—asked what people usually want from me when I’m asked to speak somewhere.

“Well,” I said, “it usually boils down to them wanting to know how to start a blog that people will actually want to read.”

“That’s EASY!” she said, throwing her hands in the air with the absurdity of it all. “You just tell them to get divorced, make their kids miserable, and go get on the Internet. Right?”

(I’m revamping all of my PowerPoint presentations now.)

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32 Responses to “My business plan”

  1. 1
    Holly February 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    I’m so glad you have this in your blog so that years from now you can look back and laugh and laugh and laugh. This actually might be one of those things that you can laugh about NOW, though.

  2. 2
    Mir February 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    We laughed about it pretty hard right when she said it. Then I told her to stop, because I NEED HER MISERABLE FOR MY CAREER.

  3. 3
    meghann February 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    SO *that’s* where I went wrong, I’m still married!

  4. 4
    sassymonkey February 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    So my problem is that I don’t have kids and I’m not getting divorced. It’s really not that I never blog. ;)

  5. 5
    Amelia February 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Dang, I’ve done all those things! WHERE’S MY MONEY, ALREADY?! (Oh. Wait. I have to *post* things online?)

  6. 6
    Dawn February 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    That child has a way with words. She’ll go far.

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    Megan February 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    So, which clip art collection do you use for that? I’m seeing a nice tasteful cartoon nuclear explosion, you know, for when you Destroyed Everything…

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    Aimee February 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Heh. Now THAT’S a presentation I’d stand in line to see!

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    Scottsdale Girl February 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    HAHAHAH! funny! You also have to be Funny!

    Well played Chickadee, well played.

  10. 10
    Randi February 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    LMFAO – that’s hilarious!!! And why hasn’t she started a blog yet, hmmm? I’d read that!!

  11. 11
    Jamie February 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Wow, she’s been paying attention, huh?! :)

  12. 12
    Katie in MA February 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    No wonder Otto hooked you up with those students who were trying to get you more blog traffic. The poor man must be scared for his life! :)

  13. 13
    Summer February 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    She forgot about the shoes. And the boobs.

  14. 14
    Liz@thisfullhouse February 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad…right?

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    Ironic Mom February 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Hilarious! That makes my husband a liability. Now that it’s almost tax season, can I write him off?

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    Flea February 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    I’m doing it all wrong. Damn.

  17. 17
    elz February 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Soda all over the computer screen. Thanks Chickadee!

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    Headless Mom February 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    Damn. That’s where I went wrong. No divorce. I do have the miserable children though, so at least I have that going for me.

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    Shelley February 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    That is too funny! Thanks for the laugh Chickadee!

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    dad February 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    I have a brilliant grand-daughter.

    Get her a an attache case. She is ready to be a consultant…Or maybe one of those people from Wausau who take such great pride in reducing everything to its pure, naked essence.

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    Kate @ And Then I Was a Mom February 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    That right there? That’s the kind of bluntness we need more of in American politics. Sign that kid up for Campaigns 101, stat. We need her ready in a few years.

  22. 22
    Tracy February 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    It’s amazing how they figure things out so young. It’s taken me all my life and I have no clue.

  23. 23
    Heather February 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Oh I can see the teen angst from here ;) Too funny.

  24. 24
    Molly February 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    I am laughing so hard. Now, when my kids do something funny, or when I pull out the camera, they ask, “Are you going to blog this?!”

  25. 25
    Karen February 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    ….rolling on the floor…..

  26. 26
    Sarah February 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    You couldn’t have saved this one for Love Thursday?

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    Chuck February 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    I can see a future career for her in marketing.

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    Nicki February 18, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    Ahhh, out of the mouth of babes. And I think we know the kids don’t HAVE to be miserable…that’s just a bonus.

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    Brigitte February 18, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    I also wonder when she’s starting her own blog, she’ll be raking in the dough and supporting you and Otto in your dotage. Ha!

  30. 30
    Cindy February 18, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Too funny!

  31. 31
    Debbi February 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    LOL!!! I can’t stop laughing, that was just wonderful!

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    Nicole February 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    She needs to start a consulting company, that one.

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