Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Get to Work

I'm not MIA. I'm working.

I know. It totally sucks. For all of us.

As much as I like to bitch about not having any work, actually having to do some stresses me out, especially this "Senior rush". I don't like deadlines and graduation is a big one.

So I'll be back later. One of your two things should be figuring out a way for Ashley to make some sort of salary (not even anything monumental, but something that could be defined as income) from blogging.

Life would be way more fun for all of us if it was MY JOB to post 8-10 entries a day for your entertainment purposes.

So get on that and I'll be back this evening.


Maddness of Me said...


Do you ever check out Dooce? I think she pretty much supports her family with the advertising on her blog.

She is a free lance writer too though. But so what, you are a free lance photographer.

She has been on Good Morning America and other television interviews to talk about blogging. I don't know if she gets paid for those appearances or if it just equals more traffic.

Anonymous said...

Get your traffic rating or whatever its called, show it off to "people" and they will want to advertise on your site to get the traffic looking at their ads. I totally just pulled that out of my ass, but it sounds like it should work.

Melissa said...

I would love it if your job was to write on this blog all day!

Anonymous said...

Uh-oh, someone mentioned dooce.

hicktowndiva said...

I don't know how the pay-for-blogging works, but I think you are way funnier than Dooce and are highly deserving of the big bucks.

Maddness of Me said...

The Closet is way funnier than dooce. I think you could make a fortune. Although, the sponsors might be dildo stores and sex toy shops. So what.

Hey, a girl's gotta eat.

Anonymous said...


the-one-who-we-shall-never-mention-again's blog totally sucks. I read a few entries because it was on BBC and I wanted to see what the hype was about. I'm still don't get it.

Anonymous said...

How about the book deal? That should yield you some ca$h and all you'd have to do is compile some of Ashley's Closet's best entries!

Anonymous said...

I just visited dooce. She's not funny! You're MUCH better!! You should have all the publicity she does and more!! She's BORING!!

Sasha said...

I don't get dooce either. Went there once, never went back.

I do however, frequent The Closet. A few times a day.

If you can figure out how I can eat food and try out makeup and post about it and toss in an ocassional crazy story about the kiddos and replace my salary, let me know. Cause that's what I want to do.

Renee said...

How about an Ashley's Closet Store, where you recommend stuff to us and we buy it and all the vendors give you a cut of the profits. And they send you lots of free stuff to review. And they advertise in your store.

How about you schedule an Ashley Appreciation Day and ask each of your readers to send you $1.00. And if you reach a certain goal, you guarantee us a certain number of posts for the next month. :)

-The Renee

Kate said...

Yeah what they all said!

1. Dooce = suckage...I don't get all the hype and I don't find her funny. I like funny.

2. Pimp out blog = $$$ and you get enough traffic that you could totally do what Catfish mentioned. Sell yourself (but totally not in a whorish way!!)

3. Working sucks = I have no time for comments or posts lately and its really pissing me off.

Yeah thats all I got!

KatBouska said...

There there. Let's figure this out shall we.

First of all, never you mind that Dooce character. Sure I read her blog everyday, but that doesn't mean I LIKE it! Pashaw. In fact, every time I read it I just think about how you could have made that story funnier and then how you're wayyyy pretier than she is. Even though I've never seen you...I can just feel it.

Secondly, Someone mentioned selling yourself via t-shirts and what not and I'd like to take that a step further and advise you to go ahead and sell yourself in a whorish way as well. We actually make some good money...I mean I hear people can make some good money that way, especially if you whore yourself off to a high profile politician...and then you could blog about it. Win win.

Lastly, perhaps you could auction off some dates with Mr. Ashley. I for one, would totally bid on a hot date with that studly husband of yours...I mean I've never "seen" him per se....I can just feel it.

Let's get the ball rolling on this...

the mom said...


OK, I like selling ashley gear. Cafe press.com?

I think the only way to really make money is to whore yourself out and get a book deal.

And I agree you=funnier than dooce.

Maddness of Me said...

Oh man Ashley. Now that you mentioned Mr. Ashley reading your blog, there is going to be more boobs in the closet.

In that case, I will put mine away.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashley, I am finally leaving you a comment, please don't kill the cat! LOL. I love your blog, you are hilarious and your boys are adorable. Thanks for the laughs (and the, erm, Too Timid link).

Renee said...

Well, I had good intentions today. I wanted to be productive. But instead, I sat here reading a million blogs and updating my Google Reader with all the links of the blogs I was reading. I need your advice - is it corny of me to sign my name The Renee on other people's blogs? They are all people who post here, so I didn't think it was that weird at first and then it started to seem dorky.

-The Renee

Life, Love And Lola said...

First things first...Lola just looked at me because it's dinner time. And I said give me a minute...Let's go comment to Ashley. She walked to the office and is currently lying under my feet. See how popular you are. Even my dog knows you.

Here are my plans for you to become Oprah Rich...

1. Start a talk show. We would all tune in daily. Promise. Once you become famous we could sell pictures of you to People magazine. Only problem is that everyone would know your face and I would be concerned about the "Anonymous Fucktards" that stalk you and of course "The Paparazzi".

2. Okay maybe a radio show would be better. Everyone will just hear your voice. We would all listen. A morning show perhaps..."Ashley's Coffee Talk" or "Coffee in The Closet". Just an idea.

3. Charge us a monthly fee to visit your blog.You make us laugh. You're FUCKING FUNNY! I would pay. You're better than Direct TV and hell I pay for that.

If you pick #3 maybe you'll cut me a deal. Being my idea and all.

Off to feed Lola.

Unknown said...

The Renee, you are a dork, and that is why people love you and know you.

I have lots of responses to lots of comments but had to stop in really quick to tell Renee to TURN HER MESSENGER ON.

That is all. Thanx.

Be back soon, big things a brewin'.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Another idea...

4. Bumper stickers. ASHLEY FOR PRESIDENT! At $1.00 a pop. You'll be Oprah rich in no time.

Southern Mom said...

Dooce has her husband working full time as her "business mgr" plus she hires an advt. company. She's been around since 2001. It is no wonder she's making so much money! Your blog is much funnier so don't compare yourself to Dooce. She was just lucky to be one of the first ones out there!