I think I’ve finally figured out why Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please has not propelled me into blogging superstardom, despite years of writing raucously funny posts about France and swinging and bugs (oh, wait, that post is not really about insects).
It’s my tag line. It’s killing my blog.
I figured this out after taking a look at the writing prompts over at the Daily Post Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog. Here’s the prompt from Friday, January 2, 2013 (day 2 of the challenge):
We make snap judgements about websites all the time — how many times have you disregarded a site because it wasn’t immediately clear what it was about? Today, you’ll name your blog and expand on that with an “About this Blog” widget, drawing on the introductory post you published yesterday. Let no reader click away to the next site because they were unsure of your focus!
I was explaining all this to my husband, about how the name of my blog and my tag line were probably turning off readers and how I really needed an “About this Blog” widget and then, look out,
there would be no stopping Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please. I had worked myself up into a lather while pacing the floor and making wild hand gestures as I spoke when he pulled earbuds out of his ears and said, “Sorry, I’m listening to a lecture. What did you say?”
This grievance was multiplied a thousandfold after I repeated what I had been saying and he then asked, “You’re still writing that blog?”
Realizing I’d receive no help from the man with whom I had made the disastrous (or so it seemed at the moment) decision to procreate with, I sat down and tried to think of a new tagline that would make readers “immediately clear” about Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please.
Here’s what I came up with:
- Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please. Humor. Or, at least, I think it’s funny.
- Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please. Humor and Sex. Not really that much sex. You perverts will be disappointed.
- Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please. Not really about plumbing. You plumbers will be disappointed.
- Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please. Blogging and Swearing.
- Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please. Humor and Sex. Mixing them together with embarrassing results since 2012.
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