Wednesday, September 29, 2010

why are we here?

Not why are we here...on earth, but rather why are we here at On a Chicken Wing and a Prayer in the blogosphere?  I can't answer for you.  I need to answer for myself.

I'm trying to 'step-up' my bloggy skills, so I'm asking myself deep, angst-evoking questions about blogging.  I know why I'm here in that I like communicating, I enjoy other people's blogs, and I have a story to tell.  The $64,000 question, the one that makes my head spin and my mouth spew forth pea soup like the girl in the Exorcist is this one:

WHAT IS YOUR BLOG'S NICHE?  Hell, I barely know what a neeesh is.  Why is it always easier to describe what you are NOT as opposed to what you ARE.  For example:

This is not a mommy blog....although I answer to 'Mom'.
This is not a photography blog....although I like to take pictures.  I'm a NOOO-VIS..that means beginner.
This is not a techie blog....although I sometimes write about my cell phone, my adventures in shaving and my Keurig.
This is not, REPEAT NOT a menopause stat page says one of the popular Google searches for this blog is 'chicken wing hot flashes'.  I googled it....guess what comes up?  Dear reader....kindly accept my deepest heartfelt apologies.  I TRY not to whine, but sometimes.....oh, you know.
It's not an animal blog.  It's not a horse blog.  Chicken Wing is not a dog blog, a hog blog, a grog blog or a frog blog
oooops...busted.  By the by, I took this likey?
Maybe I do compose ditties about frogs (you won't believe my upcoming frog post!) but it's only the most cutting-edge, cool, fashion-forward frog stuff.

So, I'll keep working on my NEEESH and my About page.  News flash to me.....the About page is supposed to be interesting and catchy?.....can interestingness be increased by changing font colors??  We'll see.

Maybe my NEEESH has something to do with humor.  A satirical martini with just a splash of spirituality?  And fun.  Fowl tales and cock and bull stories?  And dogs....a wienee martini?

We'll figure it out together.  Thanks for stopping by, whatever your reason.  You enrich my life.  No joke.

Fashion-forward frog love to all.


SarahinSC said...

I think you've found you NEESH in humorous blogging! I thoroughly enjoyed that funny post!

Anonymous said...

maybe your niche is the antithesis to the "about nothing" of the former Seinfeld series. Your are "about everything" that you encounter in your world...and you spin well with wit, insight and pictures. Frog pic is Natgeo quality.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, have just found your blog via Bloghop, and yes, you may have just defined your neesh nicely.

Oh - and I definitely likey your frog pic!


T.J. said...

I agree with SarahinSC: your NEESH is certainly humorous with a dose of wise words, friendship and pictures I most certainly LIKEY tossed in ;)


Kate said...

If you were asking me, I'd say this site is a delightful example of a humor blog. It's one of my favorites, and I'm always excited when I (finally) open my reader and see I have some of your posts to catch up on and enjoy, most frequently with a hearty chuckle. CHUCKLE

Steven H said...

Creative, daring, silly, fun - I absolutely love it! Good luck with your "neesh," LMAO.

I Wonder Wye said...

My blog is just what it says on the title - observations on life on and off Wye Mt...

Shrinky said...

You have a LOVELY blog, please don't even think of changing that! Ooh, did you really take that frog pic? Awesome!