15 July 2010

Things Bloggers Do

I've decided to start my own series called Things Bloggers Do.  It's full of cliches, terrible drawings, and humor dripping with sarcasm.  So fasten your seatbelt, you're about to get wet. 

Actually, before I start, I just want to let you know that this series is not meant to offend anyone, it's just meant to help us step outside our blogging bubbles to realize that there really are some pretty funny cliches.  I know that I partake in half of them, and honestly it's where I draw most of my series ideas from!  So let the fun begin, and feel free to email me with Things Bloggers Do suggestions, as I'll tackle just about anything.  

1.  DIY posts that leave you more confused than you started



You know the one. The one you’ve been excited about finding, or even the one you’re writing...

The supplies are usually laid out in a cute, fun, decorative and picture worthy manner…not too many surprises, maybe a weird measurement or two, but nothing your Martha Stewart loving, Country Living readin’ self can’t handle.



Step 1 starts out easy enough. It’s easy to read, makes sense, nice pictures to go along with it…and you get into a rhythm, already envisioning yourself with the awesome project before you.





Then, step 2 shows up and even by the picture you’re already confused. Did they start another DIY tutorial in the middle of the first one? I’m pretty sure there are supplies in there not mentioned on the original list….so you go back to the beginning. Did you miss something? Is “fabric” French for the supply that you’re missing?

Confident that you have what you need, you press on, hoping that your kids’ Sunday school pipe cleaners will double as wire….







Step 3 basically says something like this:

“Step 3: so that’s it! Voila! You now have a beautiful ruched, fabric rosette covered, ticking burlap hobo bag. Great job! See you next week with another DIY special!”


Um….




 



22 comments:

Kourtney said...

Um, did you read the same tutorial I did? This is sounding familiar... :)

Seriously, the last picture is so funny! I'm loving the angry little square teeth!

Great idea for a series!

Sydney said...

you have to stop making me laugh my ass off while I'm at work...or maybe I should be working at work...either way, I'm dying over here, you crack me up!

laughing my arse off said...

freakin hilarious girl....
love this series!!

Amanda said...

hehe! I have been exactly here!

gina3 said...

This is hilarious and will be so much fun to read regularly. Thanks for a giggle.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

hahaha! love the graphics.

Mikal said...

Oh my... thought it was just me that this happened to! :)

Ashley said...

HAHAHA! I LOL'd at work! I love the girls faces, especially the last one! The teeth! HA! So great!

vintage girl at heart said...

too funny...

Kelley said...

I look forward to more of these! :)

Amber Rose said...

oh oh oh!! I have SOOO many ideas for your series..I see you have already picked up on some of my fav's..speaking french and cover EVERYTHING in burlap..AWESOME!!! Of course I can't help but chuckle over the food and babies post..even though you did that like 2 weeks ago..I really think you are on to something here:)

Jean said...

Love the "dripping in sarcasm" remark! It just happens to be my favorite language! I like the posts where they show you pics of their ridiculously awesome project and don't give ANY details....so frustrating.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG you are cracking me up :)

paige said...

that is too funny!
i love it!
can't believe those illustrations. what a riot!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Love it! Great illustrations!

homesteader said...

How did you get that picture of me?! (;

emily said...

Um, this makes me so happy. Love it.

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

ha! what makes the tutorial even better is if you paid $10 for the e-book that says the same thing in 25 pages! : )

Robyn said...

I love the CHICKLETTE TEETH TOO! YOU my friend are a true ARTISTE'!

michelle b @ every little thing said...

jana, you are too darn funny! the drawings are magnificent! looking forward to your series!! hee hee!

Jenny said...

If more do-it-yourself tutorials featured spot-on illustrations and instructions like this I might be able to follow them better.

Ummm...

Yea.

terrid614 said...

ohhhhh eeemmmmmmmm geeeeeee. i am dying. you. are. too. funny! thanks for making me laugh! xo