OK, the reason I’ve asked everyone in early is to discuss a medical condition someone never mentioned before joining the Low Firm of Kram, Snampook.It’s not company policy to divulge medical records with such bravado, so those who want to leave may do so.
(Half the room clears out with a WHOOT! WHOOT!)
Obviously, those remaining will now learn something gossip-worthy, so without any further ado, I present Cassie Mae and her overactive blabber. J
Wait a second! Half the room cleared out??? Do I smell? Gosh, I could’ve sworn I put on deodorant this morning… but that may have been yesterday.I don’t care if you have a medical condition! Come back!!!
1. Are you a glutton for punishment? Why did you evah say yes to me interviewing you? (Weird cackling noise escapes from interviewer’s mouth…)
I have a problem saying no. People ask, I deliver. Truth or Dare is a game you do not want to play with me. :)
Did you say pie? I’m not a fan of pie, but the Asphalt Pie at Winger’s??? I mean, just look at this thing!
Besides that, I’m not an organized person at all! Not sure if I’m qualified to answer this question. I drink Mountain Dew, but sadly, not every day. (Crap gets expensive after a while. Send me a case, and you’ll be my best friend!)
Best answer I can give you? I schedule my posts out, that way I have time to read blogs in the morning instead of writing my own. Then, I participate in a lot of stuff because really, I need to fill the schedule up! No one wants to hear all the crazy stories and habits I have. I think I’d lose all my followers. :)
No, no, I think that’s *why* half of us love seeing a new postJ
3. What about the home life. How do you balance being a mom, wife and blogger?
I think God made me with energy-laced blood cells. I can’t seem to stop! Always bouncing, running, blogging, writing, reading, coaching (ya, I coach a wicked sports team!), and yet I only get about 5 hours of sleep at night. Honestly, I have NO IDEA how I get it all done. Just when I commit to something I do it all out!
Whatever it is… bottle it, it’s workingJ
4. Why Mountain Dew? Seriously, have you never heard of a Non-fat Venti Chai Latte (with soy) and an extra shot? Puhleez…
I have a strong attachment to the Dew. Good friend of mine got me addicted and fed that addiction by buying me a 12 pack every birthday growin’ up cuz the parents weren’t too tolerant of Dew-ed up Cassie. (I don’t blame them, lol.)
And you lost me at Non-fat.
I used to live in Southern California, and I heard some dude at Starbucks say “Non-fat” helps the hair follicles restore themselves…
5. I have about 195 followers, you have 67,012 and we both started at the same time – August 2011. So, OK, I suck, right, but what’s your secret to attracting and keeping followers? (Do you have a really, really large family, and everyone’s following you?)
I have two family members who follow me officially. And one of them is actually me under my hubby’s name. I’m a huge dork and when I first started the blog, I was sad I didn’t get many comments, so I signed the hubs up and commented as him, lol.
Then my sister reads my posts, but she doesn’t have a blogger acct. Then of course Mommy, cuz she’s my number one support!
Oh! You asked a question. Silly me! I like how you said ‘attracting’. I’m a better ‘de-tracter’, lol. But I’m not sure what happened to be honest. I joined the IWSG, which helped, and I’ve run a few blogfests that required a follow. (hehe) But other than that, it just sort-of happened.
As for keeping the followers, you got me on that one too. Geez, I’m not very helpful am I? Are you sure you wanna call me smart?
I know this answer is getting freakishly long, but I can say comment the snot out of every blog post you read, no matter how stupid you sound. I pretty much make a fool of myself on every comment I leave (sexy butt comment, anyone? ;) ), and next thing I know I’ve got a few new followers.
Apparently, geeks are in these days. :)
You signed up and commented as hubs… that is soooooo funny (I hope you never replied to one of your comments J)
6. What’s the biggest mistake a writer can make when they first start blogging… apart from following me, apparently?
The only reason that would be a mistake is because they’d be too distracted and laughing too hard to write ;)
Biggest mistake I can think of is coming off too cocky, or too many posts about how awful some other author is, or how they think they’re a much better writer… you know crap like that you don’t think people do, but they do! It just boggles my mind. Be nice, be you, and be supportive. That’s the best thing about this community. But no one wants to support the person who seems to do it for themselves already.
Very sound advice from the Queen of Keeping it Real J
7. Have you ever wondered if Alex J. Cavanaugh actually sleeps?
I have a theory… Alex J. Cavanaugh is actually 400 people under one alias. Like on Clone Wars.
Caption: We are Alex. We must read 3,000 blogs and write 50,000 books by sundown.
Classic!!! – But, we all wish we could do it like you, Ninja Captain J
8. Why are all the cool writers from Utah? What is *in* y’alls darn water over there yonder?
Did you just call me cool??? I don’t think I’ve ever been called that!!! Sweet!
There’s lots of stuff in the water here. Something that busts out awesome writers, casserole makers, baby makers (hehe), and also something that tells us carrots in Jell-O is okay. I think I’m immune to that side-effect though.
You had me until the carrots in Jell-O….. ewww, but Utah does have some cool writer peeps… like Brendon Mule… what? That’s not his name? J
9. Speaking of names, “Calinda Me” is a unique one… so unique I can never remember it…. What’s the history behind Cassie Mae?
You ask some personal questions my friend, lol. I’m about to get super cheesy on you. You ready for it???
My best friend started calling me Cassie Mae in HS, and the hubs calls me Cassie Mae when he’s being all cute and lovey. That name hits a good spot for me, and when I started the blog, I wanted the community to think of me as their friend and that we could have that close relationship I share with the friends I get to physically interact with.
Not cheesy at all. Cheese is good. I’m so cheesy, the people of Wisconsin will one day welcome me as the CheeseMan.
10. And finally…how did you end up with that unique profile pic?
It’s unique?? Haha, it’s one of MANY that I take of myself. And no, you’re not going to see all of them… but here’s another. Ignore the glitter that exploded on my face!
Cannot. Get. Off. Floor. Peeing. Myself.
Thanks Cassie, it’s been hilariously real being real.Thanks Mark! You are full of awesomesauce, in case you didn’t know that already. ;)
You can follow Cassie Mae here, and as an added bonus, Cassie is starting up a group blog that launches on April 1. (This is not an early April Fool’s jokeJ)
She’s got some amazing writers joining her there, so keep your eyes on her blog for the chance to follow her somewhere else :)