I Ask: Is “Read My Blog” Too Obvious?

As some of you know, my husband is a pediatrician. I’ve considered giving him a section of my blog where you can ask him questions. But then you might just come here to ask him doctor questions making my blog a shell of the blog it once was.  And I would have to go back to mothering. Or doctoring. Or PHILOSOPHIZING.

So instead, I spent my day convincing him that he needs car magnets. Actually I suggested BEDAZZLING HIS CAR for his practice:

We also let my children participate. Which is how we got the acronym right. The other dots are ALL ME.

But then I realized it was also MY CAR. So we debated BE-JAZZING my side with LateEnough.com. But that seemed tragic:

Maybe with flames? And more cursive.

So we went back to the car magnets.  But his practice needs a SLOGAN!

Possible slogan Scott emailed me: Great Docs for Great Kids.
My response: Great Kids Need Great Docs (so if your kid sucks, go to that big office down the street)

And it got me thinking about my catch phrase: RDA of Liberal Bias and Baby Poop. I came up with that back when I thought I would write about politics and babies. But mostly I write about biased poop possibly giving my potential new readers the WRONG IDEA!

And my tag line has NOTHING TO DO with my name, Late Enough (for the poem it’s based on click here).

So I have some ideas for a NEW tag line:

  • Late Enough | Because if it was any earlier, I’d be asleep
  • Late Enough | Because if it was any earlier, I’d be grumpy as hell
  • Late Enough | Because if it was any earlier, I’d be drunk

AND…

Um, well, that’s all I got. And since I use the same eight words over and over, it’s really not that much.

So I ask: What should my new tag line be?

And you can also throw in your two-cents on Scott’s pediatric practice, but I’m pretty sure he’ll ignore you.

I, on the other hand, will credit your genius on my site. Like FOREVER.

To be honest, y’all are so cool and funny that I almost DIDN’T chose answers. I loved them all so much. But then I thought: WIMP. And I picked a few. I also tweeted out a few last weekend so I didn’t give double-love.

Answer that I offered to Scott’s practice that he could actually use. The Sweetest wrote: Dr. Scott | He’s Right For Your Tot!

Answer that I offered to Scott’s practice that he SHOULD actually use. jules wrote: Yes, That’s a Stupid Question Pediatrics

Answer that I’m strongly considering for my blog. C @ Kid Things wrote: Late Enough: You’re Lucky I Even Showed Up

Answer that I’m not sure I can pull off but I love. Ryan wrote: Late Enough | Better Late Than Pregnant

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

34 thoughts to “I Ask: Is “Read My Blog” Too Obvious?”

  1. “Wild nights; wilder days: saving my life.” Kinda speaks to the poem, and motherhood and the “saving my life” has a double entrendre of saving as in rescuing or saving as in preserving (through writing about it).

    I actually like your tag line even if it doesn’t quite 100% fit. It makes me laugh. You could do a scrolling one. Just take all the possible tag lines and have them scroll across, then you wouldn’t have to make a decision at all.

    How about “RDA of deep thoughts knee deep in baby poop.” Or “read two posts and go to bed” (not quite as obvious as “read my blog!”).

  2. Darn this is so not my thing. I’m in search of a new one of my own…so I think I have to reserve all my creative energies for that.

    But hmmm, here’s a couple, not really creative though:

    Late Enough: Is there any other way?
    Late Enough: On my way, and dammit I will get there

    And in the meantime if you feel inspired at all about mine, let me know. I could use all the help I can get.

    1. I’m totally going to think of one for you…

      Coffee and Commutes: Better Than Coffee In Your Crotch
      Coffee and Commutes: If I lived any closer, I’d have caffeine withdrawals
      Coffee and Commutes: I Heart Late Enough

  3. Hmmm, is it bad that I didn’t know that you needed a tag line? How about: “I’m funny, dammit, read my blog!” Too aggressive, mayhap?

    RDA of snark, deep thoughts and baby poop?

    As for your husband…Shots for snots? 🙂

    1. You don’t NEED it. But I’m so TALK-Y/WRITE-Y that i can’t RESIST an opportunity to have MORE WORDS ON MY SITE.

      And Shots for Snots is good except he’ll totally lose the hippy population here…

  4. So, I can e-mail you a picture of my daughter’s spider bite to pass along to your husband and he’ll tell me what needs to be done, right? And my son’s fat lip? And my newborn’s cradle cap?? And … Just kidding!

    How about “Late Enough: But Just in Time to Save My Sanity” or “Late Enough: Because Baby Poop and Gray Hair are Way Overrated”? =>

    1. You can. Because my husband is nice like that. He’s like a pediatrician or some crap, and I’m just a semi-snarky blogger. (I can use the pics afterwards for a blog post right? Cradle cap IS hilarious… oh wait… no it’s not. PS. my daughter STILL has some. She’s not even IN a cradle anymore.)

  5. You’d think with a career in marketing that I could be of help to you. Nope. Nada. Sorry.

    But then again, you could say anything, even “I write about scurvy and tapeworm” and I’d still come back for more.

  6. How about “Late Enough, but Eventually Showed Up.”

    or Late Enough but Better Late Than Never

    or Late Enough When the Going Gets Rough

    or Late Enough – because if it was any earlier, I’d still be in pajamas.

  7. I’m a teacher who JUST had a HORRIBLE class….so all I keep thinking for your hubby are things like:
    Shots in the Ass for Pains in the Ass
    Good Doctor for Good Parents ONLY (questionnaire inside)
    Yes, That’s a Stupid Question Pediatrics

    See? Maybe I should come back at the end of July.

  8. Late Enough: Because On Time is so Last Season.
    Late Enough: After the Cocktail Hour – Before the Nightcap.
    Late Enough: It’s After Noon Somewhere.

    I’m noticing a drinking theme to my suggestions (2 out of 3 makes a theme, right?) but I suspect that’s just because it’s after work on a Friday. 🙂

  9. Oh, the tag line decision. I have to admit… I don’t know what RDA stands for.

    I’m very ashamed.

    Also, I sadly can’t think of any good ones, as I can’t even figure out a good one for Best of Fates!

  10. Based on knowing you as a person and being a regular reader of the blog –
    Late Enough: Cheaper than therapy
    Late Enough: Parenting, and so much more
    Late Enough: Sometimes being smart means knowing you’ve got a lot left to learn

  11. Late Enough: We blog so you don’t have to

    [Peds Office]: We do shots so you don’t have to

    Late Enough: Because I’ve been up since 5.

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