Which one is everybody’s favorite game show host, Guy Smiley—and which is that actor from Mad Men?
Thanks to all of you who participated in Customer Satisfaction Day, it was very enlightening. For instance, the consensus is that Barbie Theater is your favoritest thing, like, ever. Except when you think it’s serial killer crazy.
And the Bossy Tutorials are too weird. Unless they are the only reason you read this blog.
And the clutter of features? It’s wonderful, horrible, fun, miserable, quirky. Bossy has heard you loud and clear, where clear equals Are you people speaking the African click language?
If you haven’t yet left a comment describing all of the changes you’d like to see when Bossy launches her new blog design, please proceed to the next post and have at it. Unless you only read Bossy through Google Reader, because the idea of clicking on stuff? Bossy, please.
Avitable saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 8:54 am
This is why opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, and most of them stink.
Sarah saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:00 am
Yup, I only read on google reader, so I just love the humor, but don’t see most of the sidebar stuff….I did click when you showed your son’s senior trip–I have a fourteen year old boy, and like to see what’s ahead of me! 🙂
Miss Wisabus saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:00 am
I must confess, I’ve turned into a Google Reader. Wait, not *actually* Google Reader — a person who reads blogs through Google Reader. A Google Reader…-er?
But I try to remember to click through so that the people I am actually reading know that I am.
Also, I love Barbie Theater. And it *may* be serial killer crazy.
Debby saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:07 am
Keep the Barbies! Keep the Barbies!
Tula saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:19 am
Maybe you should have a Barbie dedication ceremony to the nearest 6 year old so it’s a win win situation. We all still love us our Bossy Blog 🙂
You can call me, 'Sir' saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:21 am
I’ve heard that some sites do well upon the addition of naked women. This may not be your thing, but could possibly increase your traffic, assuming that demographic isn’t a concern.
Auds at Barking Mad saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:37 am
Meh, I prefer the muppet myself.
One question Ms. Bossy…are you and your wonderful design team staying with TypePad? If so, how do you plan on beating it into submission? Because let me tell you, I’ve just about lost my mind (what little was left of it anyhow) trying to deal with my own amateur site revamp.
I’m sure whatever direction Bossy takes her site will be fine. I’ll be back either way.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:41 am
Heh. Guy Smiley. I forgot about that guy.
Jean saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:50 am
I love the bossy tutorials, in fact, I pretty much really enjoy just about everything you post. Mixing it up keeps it interesting. I never know just what I might find when I click on your site and it’s always entertaining.
The world needs more smart, clever, funny women like bossy. Good luck on the revamp.
Heather saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 10:07 am
I was in LOVE with Guy Smiley when I was a kid. I was completely convinced that I was going to be Mrs. Smiley one day. I think I just liked the fact he seemed to have a lucrative job. Game show hosts make what??? A minimum of $150,000.00 a year?!?! I smells me a Smiley Mercedes!
Oh a PS I HATE Google reader. I have a nice little folder under my bookmarks where I keep my daily reading. What good is it if you can’t see the pretty pictures people?!
Rechelle saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 10:07 am
Hmmmm – All I know is that I like the middle part of your blog… you know the spot where you write all the funny things. I hope you don’t get rid of that part.
Jodi aka soNOTcool saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 10:19 am
Who’d a thunk that I wanna get it on with Guy Smiley?! No one is more suprised than I am.
I just hope that he shuts up and stops smiling while we do it.
whall saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 10:41 am
I love Guy Smiley.
Bossy's friend Amy saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 10:52 am
I LOVE, Love, LOVE, MAD MEN! – Best show ever!
AmberStar saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 11:03 am
I didn’t know you had tutorials….now I have to read them. The google ads for Bras Seen on TV Shows-Find Your Favorite Bras or Panties. Free Shiping and Sale Items. BiggerBras.com, well, that seems a little tacky for a high brow, klassy blog like this one, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
bananas saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 11:14 am
I would like to see more tutorials on how to speak that African click language.
clickmom saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 11:20 am
I thought my girlfriend’s new boyfriend looked like a muppet forever and my girlfriend thought I was the meanest person ever until I found out her whole neighborhood referred to him by his muppet name behind her back!
I sadly perhaps, do not click on anything and I don’t use a reader or a feed to get here. But if I had to make one change it would be the moving ads, I hate them to death where ever they are and if they are too distracting I will sometimes click away rather than read.
Gayle saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 11:26 am
Hey, I like everything just the way it is!
Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 11:40 am
I have no idea what you’re talking about as have just stumbled on your blog today and saw a picture of a muppet and thought ‘cool’. So keep using the Muppets!
Kit saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 11:41 am
I love Guy Smiley. Thank you so much for bringing him to your blog. I love Barbie Theater and tutorials. I love Guess and Press.
It IS a bit cluttered.
But I come here everyday anyway!
Grandma J saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 11:46 am
I said before, and I’ll say it again.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
That being said, maybe once in a while, like every day or week you could blog in African Click. That would be special.
Dharmamama saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm
More chocolate! Oh, wait – that would be up to me!
As long as you’re still you and blogging, I’ll love whatever you do.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm
When my son was 2 and had the vocabulary of a 6th grader, Guy Smiley taught him how to say MERCHANDISE.
Didn’t Guy host Squeal of Fortune with the pig in the middle of the wheel?
Fiesty Charlie saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm
I came for the humor and insight into life you offer. Your blog could be completely upside down, and I would stand on my head to read it.
Do what feels good!
I love Guy Smiley!
Amanda saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 1:15 pm
I like Google Reader but always click through. I want you to feel the love. I want your sponsors to feel you feeling the love. Google Reader doesn’t give any love.
Kit saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 1:52 pm
BOSSY COMMENTED ON MY BLOG!
[thud] [fainted from brush with greatness]
LoW saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm
I absolutely love your color scheme. Please don’t change it. It’s funky and cool and unlike any others. And the gray may be drab on it’s own, but it makes the other colors pop. And if would totally copy your colors but it would be obvious. But seriously, keep them, for me. 🙂
(however it must be known that my “i am” came long before I knew Bossy, I SWEAR!!)
Michelle saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm
I really hate RSS readers, because they’re not as pretty as going to the actual blogs.
ShallowGal saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Can I have your old layout when you’re done with it?
Mrs. G. saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 3:25 pm
Unlike Jon Hamm, Guy Smiley does not make me woozy or perspire.
The Domestic Goddess saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm
Don’t change anything. And a pox on anyone who thinks you should.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 4:56 pm
Thanks for being you – very much appreciated, really and truly. You make my day every day and even more so today. (day day day today day today today. I am too lazy to find better, less redundant wording. Just thank you.)
Also – Was that the sound of Bossy’s computer splintering to smithereens as it hits the concrete below her bedroom window? That’s OK if it is, but please don’t put yourself to bed for the rest of the year.
I need to know if I won that free toilet paper or not.
Mr Farty saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm
Oh! Oh! Headless Ken! I ? Headless Ken. Or is that just me?
Molly saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 7:27 pm
The Goldens are always good for a melt. They would like to play with Stella. Thanks for the pleasant surprise!
Amanda saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 7:49 pm
Seeing a comment from Bossy on my blog made my heart go pitter patter! Thanks Bossy!
Helen saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Y’mean those AREN’T the same guy??????????
Nance saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 8:54 pm
Bossy, please. Everybody knows Guy Smiley was separated at birth, not from Jon Hamm, but from…Mitt Romney.
melanietai saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:03 pm
i love your blog and everything about it. this customer is satisfied. yes, it’s cluttery, but this is how life is. i, for one, adore the buttons. i press them all and drink up every last bossy word. i LOVE the tree, LOVE the tutorials, LOVE THE BARBIES!!! (maybe if you only used barbies with heads, people would feel more comfortable) Please don’t lose the barbies!
cat saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm
Jon Hamm. Yum. More please.
Also, Suzy Crawford was excited to hear I read you, like everyday. She says you are BFFs. Suzy makes me sweat EVERY Sunday and Wednesday. I keep trying to get her to do it more often, but she likes to sweat during the day, and I am sweating at work during that time. Do you sweat Bossy? I guess you are too far away to sweat with us…but I know you would the minute you came in town!
I like Guess and Press. And Favorite Things. And anything to do with your kids. The Barbies? I only remember one. About Tom the Scientologist. Take it from me, they are intense people, and that particular little saga was PURRRR-FECTION.
BTW. How is your Mom?
Victoria saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 10:34 pm
OMG why had I never noticed the MadGuy / Guy Smiley thing before? You are most awesome
Hal saysSeptember 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm
Can you believe that Miriam Makeba tried to teach me how to do the “African Click”?
Noelle saysSeptember 23, 2008 at 9:33 am
I really like the Bossy Tutorials. Especially the one where I learned the thing about the thing.
The only complaint I have is that you have too many comments. It takes SOOOO long to scroll through them all, especially after I took SOOO much time to come here from Google Reader. So be less funny, okay? Just let some of that readership go already.
ms picket to you saysSeptember 24, 2008 at 6:41 pm
i love me some don draper.
never change, bossy! nevah!