As I mentioned over in a post earlier today (ain’t I prolific?), I lead a workshop on blog design at Dad 2.0 Summit. While I felt relatively prepared, had a clear agenda, bugged Doug French until he scored me a monitor, and put together some pretty darn cool swag to hand out, the only thing I was not prepared for was Charlie Capen and Andy Herald from How to be a Dad coolly sauntering over (I hear that’s how they all walk in Cali) to the first of my three presentations. I’m pretty sure I gave them a look of “What are you doing? Go away! You’re intimidating me with your combined blogging/design prowess!” Yet I kept my cool until the end when I opened it up for questions about the design principals I’d just eloquently finished discussing.
Andy raised his hand, “Dude, why aren’t your superhero notes on your blog?”
“Well, I have a couple of things on there about it, but they get posted to Instagram and Facebook every day,” I kind of stammer.
“Dude, they need to be on your site STAT.” I’m paraphrasing, except for the dude part. (Remember – from Cali)
Charlie said something in an attempt to help interpret the Andy-ism and I got a little confused about what was going on and said something about we can talk about it later, but I think Andy told me again to put it on my site.
Luckily the bell rang and they had to leave. But I gave it a lot of thought. I had given it a lot of thought a lot of times before, but thought if I put it on my site every day it would be too much, or possibly force me to write more to fill in the other spaces, or maybe I could just do a week’s worth at a time. Mainly I just over-thought it a whole lot. Because really who cares as long as you get to see cute doodles of superheroes (and monsters), amiright?
So I did it and here it is (up there, top of the page). Now please like and share and come back every day and repeat as necessary. Oh, and please tell Charlie and Andy I did what they said. And also Stacy (the mother-flippin Editor-in-Chief of BlogHer and a great gal to do Jell-O shots with) because she also said I should do something with them. I’m a little fuzzy on the details. (Remember – Jell-O shots)
Okay, so I promise not every SuperLunchNotes post will be this long and annoying, but I thought it warranted some explaining.
Please tell me what you think. If you like, love, hate, meh — whatever your opinion, drop me a note.
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They were right. And the Godzilla is amazing.
Maybe you could post categories each week. One week, superheroes. The next, monsters. Halloween week. Whatever.
Takes the pressure off a daily post and mirrors the way that some other art sites (DeviantART) bundles up and shares stuff.
Thanks for your input — I’m formulating a plan as we speak. But I gotta try something and see if it sticks. Great thing about the internet, I can always change it! 🙂
You gotta watch that Capen! At least, that’s my motto. So, I’ve stalked (oops my attorney told me to stop using that term so let’s say “watched”) every YouTube video I can find in which he appears. But, seriously, he’s a smart fellow so his advice is probably sound.
HA! Good motto — to which I also subscribe.
Thanks Electradaddy (BTW, don’t tell anyone, but I LOVED Electrowoman & Dynagril when I was a lad.)
I love the super lunch notes! They are so cute and you draw really well! Please keep posting them! My Mom used to always take little post-it notes and write little phrases like “have a great day”, or “Mommy loves you” and other sweet reminders of how much she loves me and she would put hearts and stuff all over them. I loved them. I’m 20 now and they are still really sweet memories I have. Sometimes I put little notes like that in my boyfriends lunches when he goes to chess tournaments. The notes made my day when I was younger, and I can only imagine how much your son loves these little notes, and when he’s older, he will cherish the memories, I know I do 🙂