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What Can I Say?

photo: halfrain/Flickr

photo: halfrain/Flickr

You know what’s ironic about the low frequency of posting recently? The last few months have seen the most game-changing, paradigm-shifting, dynamic-corporate-jargoning events in the Cool Fam’s life since Cool Newbie was born. And we’ve shared none of it with you. Oof.

I don’t know if it’s disillusionment with blogging or it’s that the changes are so significant and sudden that I don’t know how to begin encapsulating them into a post. It might be better to email the news to the friends who still track this blog.

But as I sit here in the wake of Cool Newbie wetting his bed at 1:30am (yes, 18-year-old Newbie as you’re reading this 14 years from now, I just told the world – or a small number of friends – you peed your PJs last night), I remember that I love writing in this WordPress rich text editor.

Anyway, I just wanted to chime in, even if to just defibrillate this blog. I have to things to say. Funny, interesting, weird, and some kind of deep things. Who wants to read them?

I recently stumbled upon a new (to me) realm of the blogosphere – one where bloggers buy ad space from each other and hold group giveaways and where words like “Rafflecopter” and “linky party” are part of the vernacular. This takes our view of a blogging community to a whole new level. And we’re wading in.

Thus, I present our first group giveaway! Apparently, Rafflecopter is a platform that automates the giveaway process. Entrants submit their name and email address and do a certain task to earn an entry.

No, I’m not talking about car-crashing, slug-eating Fear Factor kind of stuff. I mean simple stuff, like Follow @arewestillcool on Twitter, which run seamlessly because the platform plugs into the Twitter and Facebook APIs. [-3 cool points for using the term API]

Here’s ye olde giveaway, hosted by Amy at Not Your Average Baby Blog. At Amy’s site, you can see the prizes, which include Starbucks gift cards, ad space to promote your blog, jewelry, and a Klean Kanteen water bottle (courtesy of the Cool Fam).

Check out the giveaway here.