Scaring off celebrities

Evil Dwight, the pseudo-editor of my other blog, just let us know that Mama Drama was being touted in the “Moms” section of, a website aggregating “all the top sites on the web”.  


The Alltop site is the brainchild of Guy Kawasaki who is totally famous for stuff.  I don’t know the details but trust me.  Totally famous.  So I decided to send him an email (subject line: yeehaw): wrote:

Just wanted to say thank you for including “Mama Drama” on Alltop.  You made our day!

My personal blog, The Bloggess, is not popular enough for the “Ego” section and not momish enough for the “Moms” section.  Have you considered a section for “blogs that inexplicably get lots of hits even though they’re all about offending your ritzy neighbors by taking risque crotch shots in your front lawn and tattooing your half-paralyzed-man-boob cat”?  Because I’m pretty sure I would totally kick ass in that section.

Love and googly eyes,



Guy Kawasaki wrote:


 How many hits do you get?



******************************************************** wrote:

According to Google Analytics I get between 25,000 – 35,000 pageviews a
month which is embarassingly small in comparison to big bloggers like you
guys but considering that I only blog about stuff like the time that Magnum PI heard
me vomit, or the joys of artificial cow insemination, or why Amy Sedaris
is legitimately frightened of me it’s really quite astounding. To me.  Nobody else really cares.

PS.  I totally love you.  You’re the guy who invented the motorcycle, right?


Then he stopped responding to me and I can only assume is now desperately deleting Mama Drama from his list. 

Still, the fame was nice while it lasted.

61 thoughts on “Scaring off celebrities

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  1. I fucking love you. I would buy your drinks and smooch on you all night long. There’s a deal to Houston this weekend. Are we on?

  2. Jenny! Your emails. I am LMAO (which is good since I stressed out and had an ice cream today).

    But…I am so over elitism. It’s like so 1989. For sure.

    25,000-35,000 a month is SMALL BEANS?!?!

    Geez louise.

    I like places that tout the new, small and fresh blogs.

    Like my blog pledges. Which reminds me, I have forgotten to do that for three months in a row.

    Julie Pippert’s last blog post..Is there gender bias on the playground and political field alike?

  3. Punditmom – You’re about as meaningless as dinner plates. Like, you could totally get along without them if you had to but why would you want to? Dinner plates kick ass. Much like you.

  4. Oh yeah, just like all the other wannabes, this guy is a wanker too.

    Just to give an example of the relevance this peckerhead has, here is an actual cut and paste of a complete post from one of those in his list.

    “asdfa asfdsilfn iopifj adsifhadsfadjfasdhfk iuas · asdfa asfdsilfn iopifj adsifhadsfadjfasdhfk iuas fiafi afiuads f asdi iiuasdhfiua fi i”

    Yep, that’s some mighty fine prose right there.

    Willowtree’s last blog post..Fun Monday – mastheads and menus

  5. Ah, but Jenny – you ARE a rockstar blogger. At least in my book (and your mom’s). You’re probably way too far above what’s-his-name’s head for him to GET you. We do though! Can I have a lock of your hair? I didn’t know you were giving them away!

    Sayre’s last blog post..Fun Monday – Why I’m Me and What I Like

  6. Ok,

    This will make no sense if you don’t watch 30 Rock and I totally tried to find a clip of the episode I’m about to refer to on youtube but I’m still traumatized from the time I searched for “zit popping videos” so I could make myself sick to my stomach instead of eating a plate of brownies but…

    Jenny, you remind me of the Tina Fey character when she interviwed w/ the ritzy co-op board.

    Greta’s last blog post..What’s Your Somatotype?

  7. That’s because they all end in me embarrassing myself. Amy, Guy, Magnum, Ken Hoffman, Chloe Dao…all end in me vomiting, cutting my hair off, accidentally destroying their reputation or frightening them. It’s like a gift.

    A horrible, horrible gift.

  8. Next time I visit H-town (heaven!), I’m sto telling you. We gotta meet somewhere for a drink. Oh, and that would be Easter. Wanna get rocked so we can hide eggs in places the kids deliberately can’t reach them? 25k. You must be joking, right?

    (I’m in. ~Jenny)

    Anglophile Football Fanatic’s last blog post..No Wire Hangers!!

  9. Guy Kawasaki twittered me. *giggle*

    That sounds so dirty. (But not as dirty as the pay-per-view-hot-girl-tickle thing which is totally on as soon as I find a venue.)

  10. Jenny,

    Hilarious. Congratulations, even if you don’t quite grok how cool it is to have Guy Kawasaki paying the slightest bit of attention to you.

    I’d say, “You’re not worthy”, except you are, totally.


  11. I bet they are Dooce-Bags *zinga!*. Seriously, if you were any funnier, my face would explode. If anyone else made the “dooce-bag” joke, I apologize but I did not read all of the comments.

  12. Seriously, people, the power of Jenny is awesome. She fave’d my blog on Technorati and I gained a QUARTER MILLION POINTS in ranking.

    I am afraid and awed by her power. mk

    (of course, I am still ranked like 1.4 million, but hey)

    markira’s last blog post..Haircut

  13. I’m jealous. It’s too bad I can’t get technorati rankings for not having a blog anymore.

  14. you did great! i think i blew it with guy when i told him i couldn’t wait to meet the only guy at blogher. i never did meet him, but i think it’s because he ducked under a table each time i scanned the room looking for him. or maybe it was the fact that i was handing out blog url ‘cards’ scrawled on toilet paper. not sure.

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