Yo. Here’s my blog.

Posted on February 21st, by Hayley in Advice for new parents, Rants, Sorry Mom. 13 comments

So, here’s my blog. It’s new. I think you should bookmark it or add it to your RSS feed. It has the potential to change your life.

Here are some questions you may have, and also my answers to those questions:

What’s up with your blog’s name?
My name, Hayley, seems easy to spell in theory, but my entire life I’ve had to correct the spelling of it. The most common misspelling is “Haley,” so I’ve often found myself saying “No, it’s with two y’s.” My mom got the spelling of my name from Hayley Mills, she of Parent Trap and Saved By the Bell fame. She is the most famous Hayley (until this blog takes off, and then it’ll be me), so it’s curious to me that so many people spell my name in so many different ways. There’s this whole batch of Hayleys between 6 and 12 with spellings like Haileigh (seriously). Parents, do not do that to your children. Hayley is surprisingly hard to spell as it is, and your daughter will get very tired of correcting people when they misspell her name, which will happen her entire life. So just follow Ms. Mills’ (and Mrs. Cheatham’s) lead, and spell it the logical way. Express your creativity in mediums other than the spelling of your child’s name.

Why do I, the casual blog reader, care what you have to say?
Honestly, you probably don’t. And I’ll probably only have about 5 readers. But I know I read blogs of people I don’t know in “real life,” and people who don’t write about anything particularly interesting, like their trips to Target and the reality shows they watch, so maybe you’ll want to read my blog, too. I won’t even write about Target or reality shows (very often).

You kind of sound like a snot. Why is that?
I honestly struggled with this. I don’t want the Internets to think I’m a snot, but I’m not all unicorns and sunbeams (like my sister, Erin). And I don’t think I’m a snot – I think I have a biting wit. And my parents laughed at all my jokes growing up, so if you’re bothered by my tone, I think the blame falls squarely on them.

Why did you start this question thing if you really only had three questions?
I don’t know.

So, thanks for lasting through the first post! Come back often!

13 responses to “Yo. Here’s my blog.”

  1. Erin says:

    I’m the first commenter!

    I’m glad you’re part of the blogosphere. More chances to laugh at your wit without having to post said wit on the fridge in order to remember it.

  2. Hayley's Dad says:

    Hayley your jokes were and are funny. Wish I could take credit for your since of humor but I can’t since peeps don’t laugh at my jokes!

  3. Todd says:

    I think this might be one of the happiest moments in our marriage. I can’t wait to read digital versions of the stories you tell me in person.

  4. Vanessa says:

    Yay! I’m so excited! I LOVE your writing! This is going to be fuuunnn!

  5. Jessica Adams says:

    This is a great idea, Hayley! I am very excited to read your blog. The blogs you have posted on Todd’s feed have continually impressed me with your provoking intellect and wit. It’s about time you decided to enhance my web feed with your unique insight and humor! So go forth and continue to impress me (…wow, that’s a lot of pressure…so bring on the Target and Lost stories)!

  6. Amanda Fox says:

    Hayley..I happened over here from Erin’s–you are hilarious! I totally agree with the parent naming thing! I will definitely add you to my blog list…can’t wait for another dose of wit!

  7. Tim Davis says:

    Let’s all be honest– this blog is going to be way more interesting, funny, insightful and worthwhile than Todd’s.

  8. angela says:

    just wanted to mention that, although parent trap and saved by the bell are classics from my childhood and i wouldn’t want to undermine their importance, for me, hayley mills is most famous for the beloved childhood film, Pollyanna (not sure about the spelling of that)! It is one of my favorite movies of all time!

  9. Mom says:

    Yeah! Now I don’t have to wonder what’s happening in Wichita. No more sitting forlornly by the phone, I can just run to the Mac and read about your life as I read about my other daughter’s — on my own time. What a world!

  10. Mom says:

    What does “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” mean?

    • Hayley says:

      I have to approve the first comment by each commenter, so that just meant that I hadn’t seen and approved your comment yet. All of your future comments should post immediately. I hope my blog doesn’t stress you out like Todd’s does!

  11. Joyce Ramsey says:

    Hey enjoyed reading your blog this morning. I can also run to your blog and read what is going on in Wichita. I agree with your Mom What a world!
    Keep up the good work!

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