Not Gilbert Grape, and Yet

I’m plumb out of foodness inspiration for today.  Of course I did eat but my culinary experiences weren’t earth-shattering (though the pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was nice, and the bean and corn salad came out good, too– and yes, those flavors do go together).

I guess something is eating at me (see how cleverly I’m changing the subject here?). 

For some reason, I don’t seem to be getting as much traffic as I have been and this fact has me a little –more than a little, really– puzzled.  I like the attention.  Even if you guys don’t say hello, which I understand because blogging doesn’t have to be an ongoing dialogue of, “Oh really, you, too?  Me, too!  And you, too!” I like knowing that you guys stop by and read what I have to say.  Except that for the second part of this week things have been sluggish.  Is it me?  Do I smell?  Have I been blackballed by some alpha blogger and no one is telling me?  (I have, but shh… don’t tell ’em I know, ok?)

I guess some weeks are slower than others.  Sometimes I feel like maybe blogging isn’t as fun as it used to be.  Sometimes I feel like not even doing a monthly assignment stirs things up.  And sometimes it’s a little frustrating to be a very small fish in a pond whose tributary is the equivalent of Niagara Falls.

Don’t mind me.  I just sometimes feel like being eye-rollingly curmodgeonly.  Oh, and it’s BlogHer conference time, too.  What’s a not-really-fitting-in-anywhere-oh-so-seriously gamma girl to do?

Who said nothing?  DING! DING! DING!
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Wanna know if you’re an alpha, beta or gamma girl?  Of course you do, even if you’re a guy clawing at your mouse to get you the hell away from this page.

Click here for a really silly one.

Click here for another not-as-silly one.

My results, complete with she-should-shoot-someone ugly picture of Julia Stiles: 

I am a gamma!
Are you an alpha, beta, or gamma girl?

Are you an Alpha, Beta or Gamma girl?

Your Score is:  9 
(5-11 points: GAMMA GIRL)

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6 thoughts on “Not Gilbert Grape, and Yet

  1. I scored gamma on both tests, too. But I’d never heard of these classifications/stereotypes before.
    I try not to care about my blog traffic, and yet I feel compelled. To check compulsively. And frequently be disappointed.
    (And what’s wrong with the picture of Julia Stiles? She looks amused.)

  2. I’m just glad to know I’m not the only one who frets over blog traffic. It is indeed frustrating sometimes to be a little minnow in this great big blogging ocean…and not going to BlogHer, either.
    The “silly” quiz link didn’t work for me, but the other one told me that I’m a gamma girl too. Not too far off – just glad I’m not a beta, which I’m pretty sure I was a few years ago.

  3. I’m a Beta-Babe! It totally fits, too!! I’m the loser everyone teased in high school. Much better to be a Gamma-Girl!!

  4. Rev. Mom on said:

    Here to cheer you up! Fret not, mah dahling, your loyal readership is there, as am I, always. It must be a summer lull–or maybe everyone is just having food-blog-induced coma… Oooo, and btw, I’m a Gamma Girl, too. Yay!

  5. hey! i’m still here. i know sometimes if i have a busy week, i kinda read all of your posts at the end of the week in one sitting, but i’ll still read! don’t forget about your loyal blog peeps. trolls come and go and but loyal blog peeps are forever!

  6. Cartesian Snark on said:

    I’m an alpha. But I’m also a guy so some of the questions are lost on me. “Wedge heels”? Not on these feet, sister!

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