This is a guest post by my wife, Gina! How cool is that!? I put out a request for guest posts and she steps up to the plate.
OK, I must admit, I saw this neat online service that she used tonight, and I thought about writing about it. However, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to increase my female reader demographic. As she mentions below, my wife prefers to stay “undetected” on the internet. She has no facebook and is mainly on twitter to communicate with me. She wisely (and often) restrains me from putting too much information “out there.” Anyway, I’m excited that she took part. Thanks Honey.
Hello, my name is Gina Darnell, and I am a blurker. Yes, you read that right–a blurker. Unfamiliar with the term? It is a blog lurker: someone who “lurks” on a blog, reading the posts but not commenting or contacting the blog writer. (I’m pretty sure I picked up the term from one of the blogs I read!) I have a good many blogs that I read every day on various topics–homeschooling, moms, frugal living, baking, friends/family–and I get many ideas from these people. But I rarely leave any comments. I tend to want to stay undetected on the internet: just one of my many hang-ups. Here I am, though, about to give a big shout-out to one of the blogs I follow.
Jolanthe, at No Ordinary Moments, writes about various things on her blog that resonate with me: homeschooling, being a mom, being a Christian. I was reading her blog a few weeks ago and came across this post. I have been the meal coordinator in our Sunday School class for people who have babies. Knowing we had a few deliveries coming up, I filed away the website she mentions for when I needed it. In the past, when I have coordinated meals, there has been much e-mailing and phone calling back and forth: me to the meal providers, me to the meal receivers, meal providers to meal receivers, meal receivers to me…Tonight I set up our first schedule with TakeThemaMeal.com It seems alarmingly simple: sign up on a schedule for the day you want to provide a meal and what you plan to provide. E-mails are sent to the sender and receiver (and maybe also to the coordinator). And it’s all FREE!!
So, thanks Jolanthe, for sharing what works for you and helping to make things easier for me, too!