Thursday, June 19, 2008

re: Dooce, the Blogging Goddess

I know sometimes I write things that make it seem like I don't like Dooce (ie. the thing about her peeing Dom Perignon and having a pet unicorn, or pointing out that I'm prettier, which probably isn't even true if you were to see the unWarholized version of me) but that's not the case.

I am just wildly, insanely, passionately envious. I heard she makes $40,000 a month blogging, or something crazy like that.

How about she just makes $36,000 a month, and I could make the other $4,000? I think that's reasonable.

I will say it loud and say it clear, Heather B. Armstrong is a GENIUS and an inspiration to us all. I'm not just being an ass-kisser when I say that either. I've only read her blog twice, because my jealousy keeps me away, but it's obviously Good and she's clearly a Marketing Genius, because I even know her full name (and I'm not stalking her at all, she's just everywhere I go).

I just wanted to clear up that I have nothing against Dooce personally, and any teasing or trash talking I do is a product of my own envy because I want to BE her. She is the Oprah Winfrey of the blogging world...and that's the job I want.

edited to add: Alright, I went and clicked my own link to her and I also think she's a better photographer than I am. Does it ever end? She's like a classier, more talented, successful version of me. Grrrrrr. Maybe I don't like her.

I bet I have a bigger laundry couch than her, so there.

I also bet that I can out drink her. That counts for something.

23 comments:

jenn said...

Love the label line! You definitely have the advantage over her on your labels. I practically wet myself reading those.

What the hell is a "nubbin" anyway?? That's what she puts on almost every post's label.

Marie said...

I think it is so funny about the laundry couch I have one too. The bad thing about this is my grandparents popped in this morning and saw it :0.

jennyandcompany said...

nah, her posts are way too long, and I really don't need to know that much about somebody. I can barely finish one post before losing interest.

Me said...

her nose bugs me.

Audubon Ron said...

Dooce is really a staff of five sometimes six people. She really doesn't live in Salt Lake, that's all a set up for "little miss goody two shoes goes bad and makes big money on a blog...and you could too." She really doesn't make $40k per month, something like $75k a year for all the modeling, because she actually doesn't write anything. She lives in San Diego. Send her an email and see if she responds. This is all a set up to harness soap bloggers.

What I know is in real life she has a severe crush on me and I'm ambivolent about it.

So, ya know, ya know.

Shannie said...

For what it's worth, I don't read her either... Ehhh. You totally have her beat. AND, being able to hold one's own in the alcohol department is a huge bonus for me...

P.S. I have a laundry PACK N' PLAY. I've been meaning to put pictures of it on my blog... The biggest laundry basket in the world. It's fabulous. And, intimidating...

Life, Love & Lola said...

You're Funnier and prettier. I just went to her blog for the first time...no need to go back.

Mitch said...

I'm not just saying this to kiss your ass, I swear, because there's nothing that I hate more than an ass kisser. But, I honestly don't like reading Dooce. And I like reading you. So there.

Casey said...

I keep hearing how amazing she is but honestly, her posts bore me to tears. I don't have her added as a bookmark (a VERY prestigious honor!) but I have you bookmarked and come to your site waaaayy to many times a day to see if you updated.

I don't understand how she makes 40k a month (a month?!?), but maybe you could get some ads. I promise to click on them!

Tammy said...

Alright, you got me...I clicked the link after reading her name on here a couple times within the last few days.

I honestly can say it wasn't a good read to me at all. I read a little of the first entry then switched to skimming then woke up (a little boring to me)and tried again. Now I know better and will naver make that mistake again.

You have her beat hands down! Now if we can figure out the money/marketing thing for you life would be good in Ashleyville.

For what it's worth- you are much hotter than her...not saying that in a wierd/stalker way either.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, I don't get the big deal w/ her. B-O-R-I-N-G blog, weird face. Seriously. Hardly ever go there, and usually when I'm out of my fav blog options. You, on the other hand, I visit several times a day.

Anonymous said...

IDK Ashley. I am far more entertained by you and enjoy your writing style over hers. Give it time, no doubt if you keep this up, you will get there. Just keep at it.

Sasha said...

Yes- drinking someone under the table definitely = cool. At least in my book. Especially during The Summer of Beer.

Would you please move here to the south(west) and come hang with me? There's nothing that cool to do here, but I know you could get some fab pics of P and WC for your portfolio and the Sasha Family antics would keep you entertained.... I drink a lot, and maybe Mr. Ashley could do some work for Mr. Sasha's recruiting biz......

Cassadie said...

I have read Dooce from start to finish and I think she is an amazing writer and her photography skills are pretty sweet.

That said, you are way funnier AND you update so often that yours is the first I check each day.

There, I finally commented. I can't wait for the cruise.

Dre the Texican said...

Wrong.

Don't argue.

Bye.

Anonymous said...

Dooce hasn't been interesting for a long time. Her claim to fame is that she got fired for blogging re: work, and then managed to turn it into a mommy blog, and a dull mommy blog at that. She's now famous for blogging but she doesn't have anything interesting.

I admit I like some of the Leta posts because I have a friend with a child the same age, and I have a perverse voyeurisms watching people with kids raise them since I don't have them.

Ashley said...

I still think you're prettier. Even Warholized. Her chin is too sharp.

daners said...

I've never heard of this person and I went to look at her blog or page, and I didn't get it. How the fuck (sorry, but I believe that word is required here) is she making that kind of money? You are sooooo much more entertaining and fun. Keep your head up, one day you will be Oprah rich. You are waaaayyyy (using my vest valley girl voice) too talented.

Lipstick said...

So about this Dooce chick...her blog is pretty enough I guess, but her posts are TOO. DAMN. LONG.
I heart the closet for multiple posts about multiple topics.

queenstella said...

I tried to read her blog as faithfully as I read yours, but it just isn't happening. Maybe I need to go to the archives, but she currently isn't as entertaining as you are. And I'm not just saying that to get on the Closet Cruise, not at all (do you think we'll get the verandahs? Just wondering.)

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Quite honestly, I USED to read DOOCE. But, ho-hum, I deleted her from my reader...you on the other hand are STILL in my reader. 'Nuff said.

MizLiz said...

Dooce= posts long--not in a good way-- sort of boring, whiny and braggy, does not cause spontaneous laughter, kind or polished look but the font/typeface isn't "friendly"and pleasing to the eye, she lives/lived in two of the places on my top ten of places I don't want to live or really even visit (again), she can put a sentence together to give her credit

Ashley= posts both long and short are never boring or braggy--sometimes whiny, but that's okay in moderation, quirky and fun, always makes me laugh, love the BK dialog--never fails to make me smile, nice layout and "friendly" font/typeface. Ashley's kids are way cuter--don't want to dis anyone's kid/kids--I'm just being honest here

Desirée said...

She's like a classier, more talented, successful version of me. Grrrrrr.

Funny, that's how I feel about you!

I haven't clicked your link to her yet, so I can't say much about that but I can say this: You were the first blog I ever bothered to read (months ago) and it was so great I thought I would check out others...you set the bar pretty high girly and you are still the only blog I have bookmarked.