Today’s post is brought to by Christmas Lights Online. Because, let’s face it, after my the exciting news I am about to impart to you, you will want to be dressing up your house and having one hell of a party.
I have some news.
This day, the 30th of October, is the last day that Diary of a SAHM will ever host IBOT. Or any other link for that matter.
In fact, this could well and truly be the last post that is ever published here, on this patch of the interwebz. And no, I’m not lying.
Now before you burst into tears or look or start wondering how you are going to start promoting your posts on Tuesday (which you will still be able to do!), let me tell you a story.
A bible Story.
A long time ago, before Israel and Pakistan and Jordan and whoever else lives in that highly contested patch of ground in the middle east, were blowing each other up, there was another nation set on causing as much drama for the Jews as humanly possible.
To cut what’s a fairly epic story down to its bare bones, a whole bunch of Jews went to live in Egypt during a period of famine in Israel, and then stayed there. Taking God’s command to ‘be fruitful and multiply’ very seriously, they soon outnumbered the number of locals, and the Egyptians kind of freaked out about the whole thing, and decided to make them slaves and order them to build Pyramids and stuff. It’s all very sad.
Anyway, at some point that had been supernaturally preordained, God decided he had enough of his very special people living in Egypt, and seeing as the famine in Israel was over, he was going to send them back there.
All two million of them.
Now I’m assuming most people have heard the story, (and if you haven’t go watch Prince of Egypt which is a pretty cool cartoon), but maybe you haven’t put much thought into it.
I, on the other hand, have, and have come to one ridiculous conclusion.
God is kinda crazy.
With all due respect.
Logistically, the idea of moving an entire nation of people from one country, across a desert, into an already occupied country is completely absurd. You just wouldn’t do it. It would make far more sense instead to help the Israelites revolt where they are, and take over Egypt where they can at least appreciate the tourist dollar in centuries to come. (You know, from the Sphinx and stuff.)
If I could try and bring it into the present, it would be sort of like if we decided to move the population of Perth across the Nullarbor into Adelaide with no cars, buses, trains or automobiles of any kind. You can have camels.
Anyone want to be in charge of that operation?
I think not.
It’s just a ridiculous idea.
Fortunately, (or perhaps UN-fortuately as the case may be), I embrace the ridiculous, and so, in the spirit of a modern day Moses (and I’m dodging lighting bolts as I write), I am attempting to drag every single one of you out of Egypt, and into the Promised Land.
Or, less ambiguously, I’m rebranding Diary of a SAHM and starting effectively a whole new blog with a new name, look, URL, and Facebook Page, and I’m really hoping you’re all going to follow me over there.
Now I realise that this is the biggest risk I have made blog wise. There are 875 of you following on Facebook and then about 80 feed subscribers, who are all going to have change details and try to keep up with me. I expect that at this juncture I may lose some friends, and I’m saddened by the fact. But I’m also hoping that we might make some new ones along the way.
I’m hoping to make the transition as easy as possible for you. Instead of leaving you as the seemingly hapless Israelites were, wandering around the desert with the candlelight of the menorah…. oh hang on. Wrong story. (That was another time they got lost, and is why the Jews celebrate Hanukah, lighting a candle, since they obviously haven’t got their Christmas lights online (excellent segue yes? ))
No I’m making it easy. So easy, that as of today, right this moment in fact, you can already head over and like the NEW FACEBOOK PAGE, and be privy to all the new info. Only new likers are going to get the updates and believe me, you want the updates. Because not only will you be there for the very moment the new blog goes live, you’re going to have first dibs at all the awesome prizes lined up for the launch party.
Oh yes, I did just say launch party. I’m talking giveaways, party hats and an instagram hashtag. All the good parties have a hashtag.
As of tomorrow, (Wednesday), I’ll be changing my Instagram and Twitter handle, so you won’t be able to @ diaryofasahm anymore. The new handle will, of course, be revealed on Facebook.
So for now, that’s it. Everything you need to know about the big rebrand. Head over and like the new page, and then feel free to unlike the old one. You won’t be missing anything and I’d hate to double spam you.
I’d also suggest you start planning your outfit, and decorating your houses (maybe with some online Christmas lights), cause this party is going to be Awesome!
I’m pumped for the new look. Are you?