Sunday, March 6, 2011

How-To Tuesday: The launch party begins in two days

While pondering life thoughtfully doing the dishes this weekend, I was struck with a genius idea.

So great in my mind was this idea, that had I been a cartoon, there would have been an actual light bulb in the air above my head.

And it would have definitely been switched on.

Besides my plans for world domination, peace in the middle east, and creating the pill that magically burns fat, this might have been one of my greatest ideas.

What was my genius inspiration, you ask?

This:

It's our new project: How-to Tuesday.

(And by our, I do mean yours and mine.)

What I propose is this: Every Tuesday, we all write a how-to post. It doesn't have to be complicated or long. It doesn't have to take hours of your time or include award-winning photography (but certainly could, if that's your thing).

Some possible topics could be: How to travel on a plane with a toddler. How to make your own curtains. How to host a party. How to decorate on a budget. How to teach your children to eat without leaving a large pile of crumbs on the floor.

(Anyone? Anyone have an answer for that one? No? Crap.)

Whatever your skills, ideas, or know-how, this is the place to share them. I will put up a Mr. Linky and we can all pop around the web and read each other's how-to posts. And, if the tutorials on the internet have led me correctly, I might even have a button for you to grab and put on your own blog.

I know. I'm the gift that keeps on giving.

And at the end of the day, we will have learned something we didn't know before. We will have shared with a stranger our wisest ideas. We will have visited a new blog or two, and maybe even made a friend. It will be almost as good as the fat-burning pill I long for daily.

So let's start it this Tuesday, shall we? Be thinking of your post, get it on your blog Tuesday sometime, and link up with our very first inaugural How-To Tuesday party.

I can't wait. I need your mad skillz in my life.

Please play along, won't you?

14 comments:

calibosmom said...

I like it! You might want to make it a separate blog and have ads on it so you can make some $$. You have a lot of followers. Thats my How to tip two days before Tuesday. I'll be thinking...

Tristan said...

I like the idea too! I'll see what I can put together...

Julianna said...

I LOVE THIS!

Maybe your Tuesday entry could be how to make a Mr. Linky and a button to grab...

Because as we all know... HTML hates me.

ali said...

Oh, man. I don't feel like I can write a how-to on anything. But I'll look forward to yours!

Wanted to say thank you for the making-friends advice you offered. You're totally right: A girl DEFinitely needs her peeps. :)

danandcindy said...

I thought you were doing a fine job in the "How to ignore your kids and immerse yourself into a pseudo-world where you are a goddess to all of your blog readers".

Lala said...

So fun - I think I may need to start a blog so I can join the fun-

Travelin'Oma said...

I'm totally in but I need a how-to on linking it to your blog.

Denise said...

When you find the whole eating w/out leaving crumbs thing, let me know. I'm 38 and still can't eat w/out getting crumbs all over me and the table. LOL

Kitty said...

This is a great idea. I just don't know what I could offer? I can't craft my way out of a paper bag. My idea of home decorating is getting Christmas up before the day and down before March.
How about explaining how to make homemade caramel au beurre salé? (French salted-butter caramel sauce) or maybe an excellent fluffy cheesecake with a Speculoos crust? Vegetarian Moussaka?
My only camera is the one attached to my phone, and it's not world-class or anything, but I'll try!

Lauren in GA said...

I have always thought of you as the gift that keeps on giving.

I will have to think of something...

Jane Doe said...

How-To Tuesday sounds fun, but I also want to propose something else: how about Guest Post Monday by DanandCindy?

Annie said...

Ah, you brilliant girl. I'll be thinking...

melissa ( : said...

Wish I had some skills to share....

I did hide some dirty dishes in the oven a few weeks ago when we had unexpected company show up.

Seriously. I did.

How do you like that?

Liz said...

Great idea! I'm late this week, but I'll join in next week.