Saturday, July 26, 2008

WELCOME!

Welcome to On The Flipside - Where we are all great moms and fabulous women with different points of view!

I am anxious to get started and should have this blog up and running on Monday, July 28 (after Alexis' Birthday) with my first post.

For now, this is how the blog will look, but ... I have asked Lindsay over at SPLAT Creative Designs to design a great new template for On The Flipside and I can't wait to see what she comes up with.

Also, I want to emphasize that this is a FRIENDLY blog - just like On The Upside. While there might be subjects that people feel strongly about - it is not my intent to create any sort of battling between myself and other bloggers or hurt feelings amongst my friends. My intent is to simply throw out subjects that I do not often discuss at On The Upside and also that are not often discussed openly on "Mommy Blogs". A blog where people should feel FREE to offer their opinion - no matter what it is - but, do it in a GROWN-UP manner, without lecturing or preaching or picking on others!

I know ALL the women that I associate with are perfectly capable of discussing and offering their opinions without being mean or hurtful. I do, however, realize that there might be those "trolls" that will wander by our FRIENDLY site and try to cause CRAP. I have every intent of letting everyone's opinion be heard, but I will be the judge of whether the comment/opinion is appropriate or inappropriate and if it is not welcome here - I WILL DELETE IT or go back to the commenter and request that they come back to On The Flipside to EDIT their own comment or offer a follow-up comment to clarify what they were trying to say. I don't want people to ever feel the need to sensor their comments - but ... I do want bloggers to ALWAYS be respectful of each other!

Honestly ... there might be a subject every now and then that riles people up and might cause some pretty heated opinions, but ... most of the subjects are not likely to be that CRAZY! We're talking about Moms and Women here - not politics or religion (while we might touch on some issues of religion) or sex (while we might touch occasionally on issues of sex).

Also ... you might have noticed in my profile that I have another blog On The Darkside - Come On Over ... We Have Cookies (thanks to JoAnna at Bugs In My Teeth) sitting on my back burner. Yes - I may very well be starting that blog soon, too - but not for a couple of months. There are a few other blog ideas I also have - so keep an eye out for those in the future.

I know people wonder how I plan to keep up with 2 or more blogs. I've had several comments asking just this question, already. I honestly don't know if I will be able to keep up, but I am determined to try, as I really WANT them to work and be FUN and INTERESTING and blogs where people enjoy visiting and reading.

I hope you enjoy On The Flipside. I hope to see you often and can't wait to hear your point of view!

PS - YES - I'd love suggestions for topics!!!

18 comments:

tammy said...

I can't wait! I'm sure any blog you do will be just as fabulous as you are.

kim-d said...

Oh, Kellan, this is going to be so fun, and I can't wait for Monday!

Brittany said...

ooooh i can't wait!

THopgood said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Sally said...

Hear, hear, see you Monday the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise! :)

Tabitha said...

I for one will definitly be visiting!! Sounds great XXXX

The Fritz Facts said...

Can I tell you one more time how excited I am for this and you!! How fun! I can't wait.

forgetfulone said...

Is this a result of things you learned at BlogHer? I'm really looking forward to your new blog. I've already subscribed in my reader.

E said...

Looking forward in Vermont. May we suggest topics?

Pregnantly Plump said...

I think this is a great idea! Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Kami said...

I have the utmost of faith in you Kellan, you will keep up with them all and not only keep up but put out quality work. If I had half your ability I would be dangerous.

I look forward to forum you have created here :-)

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Sounds like it will be fun. I'm looking forward to it.

Joanna said...

Hee hee - I knew you couldn't resist. :)

Jacey said...

I've already replied to the two topics you've had up, but I have to say, I'm really loving this blog!
What a fantastic idea :)
I've read your On the Upside blog (I came across it a few months ago..... I may have commented once, but other than that, I'm a bit of a lurker) so this is great... gives me a chance to actually comment :)

Toni said...

What a cool new forum, Blog Goddess! (:

The Boyds Family said...

As you know, I've got three blogs but I'm not near as dedicated as you....I have dry spells, where my creativity shuts down.

One of my blogs never did turn out the way I really planned and I'm not sure how much longer I'll maintain it - although I have been told by several people that they love reading this one - it's my biggest challenge and I am currently 6 movies behind.

Anyway, didn't mean to ramble on about myself. I love your blog and I'm certain I will love this one too. I don't need to wonder if it will be a success, I already know it will. :)

My Goodness said...

Very cool, Kellan!!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

Well, dang, I guess I'm the last one to know! I knew you were starting a new blog but I didn't know it was up and running. Better late than never! =D