Blogging Code of Practice

Remember how I said I had three part time jobs and together it felt like I was working one full time job?

Guess what?

Two days later one of those part time jobs turned into a full time job (with a raise and a promotion, honk if you love good fortune). As of now I am doing my best to juggle that full time job with the other two part timers and still make time to look at Poor Kyle’s poor face every once in a while. I consider it a huge success that I made dinner three times this week (the third day was leftovers from the first day but if you’re counting you’re just plain rude).

In any event, I have let the blog slide once again. It seems like the only posts I’m able to come up with anymore are Saturday Steals and Saturday Steals Recaps, and even those are getting pretty meagre.

It’s not fair to you. You come here to read interesting stuff (or else to make fun of me behind my back, which, let’s face it, is awfully fun to do, isn’t it). You don’t come here to keep seeing the same picture of spinach day in and day out. Spinach, spinach, every dadgum day.

So I’m raising my self’s bar. I wrote a bill and Poor Kyle signed it and I’m enforcing a new moral code—a Blogging Code of Practice—to keep myself in check.

What does the Blogging Code of Practice mean for you?

It means you can expect the following things from me, blog-wise, from here on out:

1. One Saturday Steals Recap post every Monday.

2. One shorter post every Tuesday.

3. One longer (juicier! now with real fruit juice!) post every Wednesday OR Thursday. (But don’t get greedy: not both.)

4. One shorter post every Friday.

5. One Saturday Steals post opening every Friday night and lasting all weekend.

In addition to the above regularly scheduled programming, you can also expect the occasional giveaway, like-it link-it day, and any other sundries that tickle my fancy. I will strive to keep the tone light and funny, quirky and murky—no, not murky—to the best of my abilities. If you’ve stuck with this old blog for any length of time you know that it used to be a lot better. Just like my face used to be a lot better looking. (Okay, maybe not a LOT better looking, but certainly 5-10% less awful. You really must admit.)

I am like one of those dodgy politicians who wins people over with a false veneer and then shatters it as soon as she takes office, accepting under-the-table handouts in unlabeled envelopes from shady characters in trench coats and aviators. I’ve let my blogging morals slide, made excuses for my bad content these long months (first there was school and I was too stressed to write, then there was summer and I was too relaxed to write, then holidays came and I was too French to write, now it’s three jobs and I’m too rich to write).

But no more. The buck stops here. The mud-slinging is over. I am better than this. You know it. I know it. Everybody knows it, so the only thing to do is set myself these harsher rules and deny myself every possible option except Live Up To Them.

No backing down. No quitting just because I’m tired at 11:00 p.m. and want to sleep before waking up at 6:00 for work the next morning. No sleeping. Sleep is for sissies.

Sissiness is for sissies.

Who’s with me?


This post is written in conjunction with the Spin Cycle over at Sprite’s Keeper, the topic of which this week is morals. Click here for more of the most moralistic posts on the internet this week.

About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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10 Responses to Blogging Code of Practice

  1. Ros says:

    Hey! I’m so pleased for you with jobs. Which one are you doing full time now? I know the pain of working multiple jobs so I totally get why you haven’t been around these parts (nice to see you back though!)


  2. Alaina says:

    You can do it! Maybe I need to make my own code of blogging, too, because I’ve been slacking…

  3. 1-10. Congratulations!
    11. My moral code has slipped a bit on blogging as well. Busy is as busy does. But I have been finding time to make my bed every morning! Thanks for that.
    Also, I think I have a Saturday steal! I’ll need to write it up, but I’m quite enamored with it. :-)
    You’re linked!

  4. Geevz says:

    Darling Camille, I’m so excited for your job! I want to know what your jobs are! Did you post about it and I missed it? I’m dying of curiosity.

    Don’t stress about blogging! It’s meant to be fun! We are happy to read whatever you post, whenever you post it. And I think there is a special warm place reserved for those who make fun of someone’s blog, so please don’t worry about something happening behind your back.

    Best wishes with the new code!

  5. Julie P says:

    Camille, this post was great! I’ve been reading your stuff for a while — remember when you were in your make-flower-clips kick? I benefited from your creativity!

    Anyway, my fav part of this post was your reasons why you haven’t been blogging as much — it makes me happy to know you are going to post more! You’re hilarious!

    Best wishes with the new job!! :)

  6. irene says:

    i’m happy you got a raise and everything, that must make you feel great! i wish i could say i just had one simple part-time job… man… anyway, good luck on juggling all those three jobs!! and i don’t pity the spinach, i love them =)

  7. anna says:

    Congratulations on the job. Yay! Are you ever going to tell us what your jobs are or just keep that a secret?

    Congratulations on making dinner thrice. Seriously. I only made dinner twice this week and one of those was pulling a dish out of the freezer to bake that I made a few weeks. :)

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm… Well, I must admit that I selfishly want more posts because (a) you’re funny, (b) you’re my sister and it seems this is the only way I consistently can stay connected with you, and (c) I enjoy your blog. But. I don’t want you losing sleep over it and getting fired from one/two/three of your jobs. That would be a real travesty. So, if it happens it happens and I will be thrilled. If it doesn’t, it’s better that you get to sleep. And that’s alright. Stop setting the bar so high! Didn’t you ever hear that interview by Sister Hinckley? A reporter asked her how she has stayed so happily married for so many years and she impishly responded with a toothy grin and the following: “I lowered my expectations.” (True story.) So, take a page out of Sister Hinckley’s book and lower your expectations. You are demanding too much of yourself.

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