Forgive me bloggers, for I have sinned. It has been over four months since my last blog entry and about 3 years since I changed my profile picture. I don’t even look like that any more.
And now I’m only back because I need something! I need you to vote for my son’s band who is competing in the same contest my illustrious band, The CheeseBergens competed in some months back….but they actually have a chance of winning! So let me put in this plug for them before I give you a reason for my despicable actions.
They are called Diabology and here’s the link:
By the way, for those who are wondering why I’ve been absent, it’s because instead of filling my dull, senseless hours at work by blogging, I’m now doing freelance writing which I’m actually getting paid for. It’s been a difficult choice, but blogging just ain’t paying the bills! (By the way, If you want to do the same, I suggest you check out Upwork.com.)
And now, to make this post just a bit less self-serving… a poem…
Look at me
A senseless hack
Gone too long
But now I’m back
Not for the good
Or for the greater
But just to ask
You all a favor
Do not deserve
And you’ll all say
I have some nerve
And call me damned
But maybe vote
For my son’s band.
Voting goes through the end of October only!!
63 thoughts on “Hello From the Gutter (Please Vote)”
I think I’ve been gone longer than 4 months so don’t feel bad Marisa. Glad you’re finding some fulfillment in freelance writing!
Thanks Janey! I’ve missed you! Did you get a chance to vote?
I am so proud. When facing a choice of high craft and money, you chose money. Is your Graduation picture still of file?
Okay, enough with the wise cracks and you know, your’s is one of the few blogs I still read. Did you vote or not??
😂 You are too funny, Marissa! It is simply wonderful that you are here right now! That’s all that matters and I will head over to vote, right away!
Thank you Erika! I knew I could count on you!!
They are totally in the lead! Can we vote daily? I love their name but some of the other names are a bit much, lol. Your rhymes are hilariously honest, to the point, and self-serving–just how I like my poetry! CAN YOU JUST POST HERE ONCE A MONTH NOW? Sheesh, withdrawal city!
Thank you Stephanie! No, unfortunately you can only vote once in total (I should know, I’ve tried!) although you try on your cell phone and other computers.
Once a month sounds like a good idea and I actually have a bit of a back stock of poetry I’ve been meaning to put up but just haven’t found the time. It’s nice to be missed….especially by such a prestigious writer as yourself!
Done, and we’ve missed you around here.
Thanks Craig. You’re too kind!
Nice, thanks so much!
I was also thinking about doing Upwork. Thanks a lot for telling me about it now.
You’re welcome. For the most part, it doesn’t pay that well but it’s good for supplemental income. There are some high paying jobs on there though. If you decide to do it, I can send you some referrals.
Hey, did you vote for my kid’s band?
If you could just refer me to the high paying jobs, that would be great. I’m lazy and need to have them pay lots so I can do less.
We just voted, and I’ve tweeted. George
You are a dear!! Regards to your father. He’s been lying rather low…
Glad you’re back! I just voted. Hope his band wins.
Always great to hear from you Patricia! Thank you for voting!
woohoo! A status update AND a poem!
Glad to hear you’ve been MIA for a good reason and not just because you were bored with us 😉
Now I’m off to go and vote …
I could never be bored with you! Thank you Joanne!
My pleasure! 🙂
Welcome back, if only briefly to ask a favour haha. Right I’m off to check out upwork…ill be back when my son joins a band 😉
Oh and off to vote too 😊
Thanks for your vote! Always nice to hear from you. Yes, Upwork is good but most jobs aren’t that high paying. It’s good for supplemental income.
I was so excited to see you pop up in my reader! Seriously! Looks like your son’s band are set to win.
This was your diabolical plan?! Ha! Done! Voted already! And they are winning (looks like by a landslide!) wooohooo!
Missed you, by the way!
I missed you too! Hopefully I can be on here a bit more. Thanks for voting!
I will vote, Marissa! Good luck to the youngster. I hope they win. I figured you were just busy with your music stuff. It is very difficult to have more than one creative endeavor without one of them suffering. A senseless hack?….you are so funny!
Thank you so much L.T. Yes, that’s me for sure, ha, ha!
Voted and will vote until the end.. if you showed up once a year (twice during leap years) it would still be cool. Got to pay those bills! Take care!
Thanks Syl! I knew I could count on you! I do have a backlog of stuff so may start publishing more often!
You’re welcome, Marissa! It would be most welcomed!
Voted! And without damning you OR unfollowing you. 🙂
Ah, Colleen! You have gone above and beyond!
I voted! Looks like Diabology is WAAAAY in the lead, at least for now. 🙂
Thank you so much Joan!
LOL. Keep it real. Voted. Glad you’re rakin’ in the moola! I appreciate your keeping up with the reading.
Thanks so much! I am doing my best to keep on top of it! By the way, if you get a chance to vote, would truly appreciate it!
I said I voted. =)
I was voter #131 for Diabology! Go son of Cheesebergens!! 🎼🎸🎵🎹🎤🎶
I debated about waiting until Friday the 13th to comment but really, Marissa! Their band is the Best!
Thank you so much Robin! My son is very happy!
Let us know if their band wins!! They seemed far ahead when I checked, Marissa. Go team/band Diabology!!
Do they have results in yet? Hugs xo 😊🎶
First things first – voted!
And good to see you back! As I can see from the comments, you’ve been missed by many!
Thanks so much….on all counts!
So good to know you are writing, Marissa!!! I’ll have to check that link out. And YAY about your son’s band!!! GOOOOOO! 💫
Thank you so much Amy! Yes, I’m trying to keep it up!
Votings done. 🙂
And I am glad you’re back. Who else is going to make me laugh. Unless it’s Greg and Miss Menopause.
I’m sure there are others out there but always nice to hear…and thank you for voting!
I cast my vote for Diabology. Good luck!
Thank you Anna!
Marissa – wow – you have such a great approach in the mentioned blog, this is very enjoyable and great principles..
Thanks so much Mihrank!
Just made it in time. Mine turned their vote into 180. On top so far. 🙂
Thank you Olga! Every vote counts!
I have been gone for a little over 2 years. Read many books over that time but my reviews stopped. I finally logged back in today after the 2 years. Hope to get back reviewing books
Money is a good thing!
Merry Christmas to the Bergen clan, Marissa!