Since this blog became a capital-T "Thing" last April, I had an idea last night to make today's post a sort of "Previously, in the Hayleylujah Chorus" recap of the year. Then I remembered that this hayleyghoover video exists. My second idea was to create a catalogue of the recurring characters in my life (which friend goes with which name, etc.) and a sort of dictionary for the nicknames and euphemisms I use on a regular basis that might be confusing to new readers. Now, I'm not going to totally discount that idea, but if we're being honest, such a post would have the potential to a) make me feel really self-obsessed and lame for acting like my life is an ongoing soap opera for tipsy housewives, and b) insult those readers who have stuck by me through the good times and the bad, with whom my Hayleyisms are sort of in-jokes. It's not fair to the handful of awesome people who comment once a week, watch fiveawesomegirls, and follow my tweets if I rehash old stories and call it new content. But at the same time, it literally makes me giggle with glee to see that new people are stumbling over here, and I don't want them to feel like this is some exclusive party they were only invited to out of politeness. So how do we deal with this?
Here's what I'm thinking. Would you guys be willing to fill out a tiny survey in the comments of this post, so I can get a better feel of who I'm talking to? For example, I know there are a lot of people who read religiously but never comment (which is totally fine, and something I do all the time), and some people who pop in from time to time, but (QUITE rightfully) do not care to absorb every ounce of angst some stranger cares to spew at them. But... the more I get to know some of you individually, the more deeply I fall in love with the group of you as a whole, and I think this could be an easy way to feel more connected. Anyway, feel free to abstain, but for those interested, it'd be awesome if you filled at least some of this in.
What's your name?:
Where (generally) are you from?:
How old are you?:
How long have you been reading this blog?:
How often do you read it?:
How did you find out about it?:
Do I confuse you with all my friends' names, etc.?:
Harry Potter fan? Nerdfighter? YouTube enthusiast? None of the above?:
Do you blog too? Where?:
List several reasons why I'm cooler than Kristina Horner (NOT REALLY. THIS IS A JOKE.)*:
What's something interesting about you?
What's going on in your life lately?:
Would you be interested in a blog recap/FAQ-type post?:
Thanks, guys! On that note, I think Jess and I have a date for some nacho cheese. I look forward to reading your responses, and I'll see you lovely people tomorrow.
Chipotle burritos this year: 13
Nail color: "Plum's the Word," Sally Hansen Salon
*Please, PLEASE do not answer this! Hahaha. Our rivalry is purely fictional and strictly for the lols.