It’s the first of October which means two things. It’s my birthday month. Two, email marketers have done everything they can to remind me that it’s my birthday month and have started flooding my inbox with “special offers” and “great deals.” All so I can become emotionally attached to a percentage off, or receive a free dessert if I spend $150 for dinner at their restaurant.
What does all of this mean?
It means I really hate my inbox right now.
My business partner and I were discussing the fun Halloween header I put up today to commemorate the month of October. She mentioned that if I really wanted to be spot on with timing, I’d have made it a Christmas themed one. By the looks of my inbox, I could also be using Valentine’s Day and swimsuit/sunless tanner season as a theme.
Not that I’m truly complaining, but I get what I call “seasonal blah” disorder. When you’re a blogger, if you want great search engine optimization and want people to find your great holiday posts, they need to be up much earlier. In other words, I should be feeding you Halloween recipes in August. However, I’m much more organic, or at least I try to be. After all, there are a few of my readers I know quite well who would probably call me up if I serve them a Christmas post next week — the second week of October. Although, that would be a good test to see if they’re still reading my blog.
Do you ever suffer from marketing overload? Because I am pretty sure that’s what this seasonal blah “thing” is. Normal emails on top of press releases this time of year is always in overdrive. Especially since I’m putting together a holiday shopping guide this year. Nothing super fancy, but it is things I love and would recommend to everyone, and am possibly buying, as seasonal gifting items, a/k/a Christmas gifts.
Is it still PC to say Christmas anymore? This is where I “harumph” and keep on saying “Christmas,” because, well, it’s Christmas. The next thing you know, people are going to say we can’t say “Happy Thanksgiving” because we eat turkey and they’re not happy because we’re cooking them and we have to think of their feelings.
If you’re still reading, you’ll see what the seasonal stuff does to me. I’m like Ricochet Rabbit, only worse. This is where I bid you adieu. My to-do list needs creating as that’s what keeps me on track during this busy time of year. Be on the lookout for some new recipes over the next week, as well as a few revamped ones. I’ve been holding off due to the atrocious gray days we’ve been having — they’re not good for photography. I’ll also be adding some fun DIY/crafty things. They may even be Pinterest worthy — you’ll have to be the judge.