29 February 2008

Better Than NASCAR

Not at building racetracks, obviously, or even at turning left. But I've been watching NASCAR events as a casual fan for about 3 years now, and the one thing I have to say they're really awful about is cross-promotions. I think they know it, too, but it doesn't stop them from trying it over and over again. Every time they have a race of high importance that they expect will draw a large TV audience, they make it a point to team up with a bad movie to do a hokey cross-promotion during the pre-race coverage. Without exception, they are cheesy and forgettable, and you can actually see the broadcasters cringe when that part of the show is approaching. "Speaking of Jeff Gordon, make sure you go to the theater this weekend and see his ex-wife's new Movie "The Life of a Wealthy Divorcee"." I don't know if that's actually a real movie . . but it may as well be. I cringe when one of these meatball cross-pros is being set-up in their broadcasts, and I'd like to think that, in general, I can do a much better job of it than the NASCAR boys. So here goes . . let me know what you think.


And while that isn't exactly a promotion so to speak, it's my attempt to cross-promote our latest online creation, Blogging For A Healthy & Happy 9 Months . It is Mandi's brainchild, even though so far I'm out-posting her at a 3:1 clip. She's determined (at least while she's still not showing) to do weekly belly pictures, which we'll display side-by-side with the previous week's, to show the week by week progression. There's a poll about when you think she'll start showing, and I'll be adding new elements as the urge hits her.

So I'll do my best to separate my posts between the two blogs, reserving this one for what it's been up until this point, namely funny stories about our current kids and my birding. I'll be walking a very thin line on the other blog, wanting to be candid and funny but without upsetting the prego. I'll let you know how that goes. I've added a link to the pregnancy blog on the left of the page, as well as a pregnancy ticker at the bottom of the new one. So check it out and let us know what you think.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

that was some fine cross promo Re, golf claps, golf claps.

SO excited to keep up with the weekly pictures, I voted and by Gosh she will SHOW at 13 weeks!