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My podcast: 5 things you need to know

Ordinarily I share my Friday favorites and link up with Amanda and I had planned on it but a bunch of you guys wanted to know about my upcoming podcast so I figured I’ll switch gears and do a Friday Five and share 5 things about my podcast you need to know:

  1. I’m cohosting it with my friend Bobby, who blogs at 2 Minute Finance. The idea came about while we, and a group of our other blogger friends, were wandering the streets of New Orleans and as we talked, we realized we had similar ideas for a podcast. We decided it would be a good and fun idea to work on it together.
  2. The first episodes will be released in January. Right now, we’re still working out the kinks in the interview format and developing our guest wish list along with practicing how to interview, designing a logo, and writing our rapid fire Inside The Actors Studio-type questions for the end of each episode. 
  3. Even though it was founded at a financial blogger conference and Bobby is personal finance blogger, we don’t plan to have a personal finance focus at all. In fact, the nature of the podcast is everything but the blogs. As in, we’re talking to bloggers about all the stuff they love. Except their blogs. There’s enough blog talk. We want to know about the person behind the blog.
  4. It’s official name is Offline. A woman in my mastermind group came up with it so I have to give her props. It’s a kick ass name and I’m super excited about it. I just hope we have no conflicts and we don’t have to change it. So far, I think we’re good. (Off topic: remember yesterday when I didn’t know if I should italicize or use quotes for podcast titles? I looked it up. Titles are italics, episode titles are quotes. Just in case you need to know).
  5. I have no idea what I’m doing. And my interview skills are terrible and I have consciously remind myself not to curse. Thankfully Bobby is way more savvy with this stuff than I am and all I really need to do is write questions, send emails, and show up. And not curse. 

Thanks you guys for your enthusiasm and questions and I can’t wait until I have episodes to share!

Since I can’t let a Friday go without sharing at least a couple of my favorite things, here’s my favorite funnies:

 This kid is brilliant

computer guy








If you understand this, we are BFFs. 








Cow vengeance. The threat is real.








And my favorite internet reads for the week were this post on how lateness is actually extremely rude and selfish (and one of my biggest pet peeves); this post discussing that moms are people, too; this list of 18 ways people make their lives harder than they need to be; and this list of 20 unconventional date ideas (my husband and I plan to do a few of them).

Let’s end this with my favorite 90s song of the week, “Plowed” by Sponge. 
Plowed by Sponge on Grooveshark

On deck for Monday: the second post in my cheer mom series, focusing on the financial aspects of being a cheer parent.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout

    Can’t wait for your podcast! It sounds like it will be really good.
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  2. Julia

    This sounds really cool! I know I’m always interested in the person behind the blog and who they are, that’s a great focus!
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  3. Kerry

    It’s always nice to listen to bloggers talk about their life outside of blogging. You will do great.
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  4. Kelli

    I checked out Serial yesterday and it looks interesting, I just need to figure out the best time and place to listen.
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  5. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

    Awesome! Can’t wait to hear the first one!
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  6. lisacng @ expandng.com

    Very cool to know more about your podcast. It’d be great to know more about the bloggers behind the blogs! I read the article on being late and it makes me so sad/mad because I used to be someone who was always on-time and even early because that’s how my dad raised me. But now, I just let time slide and I feel like we are always the last ones to show up at playdates and dinner parties. I’m sure the other families “get it” because they have kids too, but I always hate it. That said, I try not to be late to professional meetings.
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  7. Nadine

    You are awesome and I know that will come through in the podcast! How exciting!

    I always laugh at the “had” memes! They crack me up! Have a great weekend!
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  8. Amber

    Sounds awesome! I’m sure you’ll do great. If I did a podcast, I’d probably say “um” a lot. I tend to get nervous.
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  9. Ellesees.blogspot.com

    that podcast sounds amazing. if you need a long distance interview, i’m available! 😉 and omg i haven’t listened to that song in forever!!
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  10. SMD @ Life According to Steph

    I can’t wait to hear it! It sounds awesome. And since I dislike a ton of blog talk I’m excited.
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  11. Amanda

    I seriously can’t wait for this!!!! And the name is awesome!
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