The Director’s Cut



Last Friday I was fortunate enough to be the featured Flogger on Flog Your Blog Friday at With Some Grace.  Grace requested that I contain my brilliance within 350 words. It seems I have to much to give. Grace was forced to do some slashing and burning. Here is the original version.

Its its short life my blog Mumabulous has been quite an adventure. For me the blogging experience is a bit like backpacking (unfortunately without the drunken shenanigans) in that its been undertaken purely for the joy of the journey rather than to reach any set destination. Here are some postcards from the trip.

At the time of writing my best buddy the Word Press stat counter is telling me that I’m sitting on 19,858 page views exactly. No doubt by the end of the week I will have blasted through the 20,000 mark like the Blues Brothers through a police barricade. I realize that the mega bloggers get more hits than that during their mid morning coffee run but for a minnow like me its not too shabby.  It was a good job that I published a particularly riveting post titled “Home Page/Archives”. Its amazing how much interest this piece of wit and wisdom continues to attract on a daily basis.

The London Olympics provided my stats with another much needed boost.  In celebration of the event I put together a mish mash of medal worthy Olympic humor. I mentioned that I was “childishly amused” by a Kenyan long distance runner with a funny name – Mr Mahboob. If only my own boob could attract so much attention. With the London cauldron long since extinguished I’m still picking up searches for “Mahboob” nearly every day.  Mahboob and I even caused a bit of a stir on Twitter. Some bright young thing tweeted the following enticing invitation “Click here to see a picture of Mah Boob”. You can imagine the punters’ disappointment when they were taken Mumabulous and treated to this.


The raunchy phenomena that is 50 Shades of Grey has also done much to arouse (snigger) interest in Mumabulous. I have no qualms about  jumping on a bandwagon. Despite not having read that book I blogged about my own interpretation with a post titled “Fifty Shades of Earl Grey”.  It basically described my steamiest fantasy involving of course Micheal Fassbender  (that goes without saying. I’m completely Fass-incated).  Foreplay would be a strenuous session in Chez ‘Abulous bathroom with Fass scrubbing all the mold from the tile grout. The  scouring would slowly build to a climax where Fass would serve up multiple cups of tea.  It seems that a lot of people are on board with this concept. I’m still getting several searches per week for “Fifty Shades of Earl Grey” not to mention the odd Fass related inquiry. Whoever googled “Michael Fassbender, well endowed” is certainly on my wavelength.

My three year old tries to pry me away from the blog.

Getting your name on as many blog rolls as possible is key to blogging success. So far Mumabulous has made the cut on a grand total of two. Nevertheless if I had to pick any two This Charming Mum ( and Woogsworld would be the one’s I’d go for. That loud clank you just heard was the sound of me dropping a big, heavy name. Back in August I wrote about how I was fast becoming another statistic in digital age epidemic of blog addiction. I bemoaned the fact that I had spammed Mrs Woog on countless occasions without a response. Sadly it seemed Mumabulous was not even a beep on her radar (Woogdar). I was discombobulated in the nicest possible way when this showed up on my comments.

Oh honey, you are SO ON MY RADAR! And taking photos of the laundry is what I do instead of tending to it. Take a photo, shut the door, pretend I am in Thailand xx

OMG! I toyed with the idea of offering a gushing apology but Mrs Woog doesn’t seem the type to appreciate brown nosing. Instead I ramped up the cheekiness and told her that I would go away if she put me on her blogroll. Success! Thanks Mrs Woog – you are a good sport as well as a good sort. I’ve recently attempted the same trick with Reservoir Dad but unfortunately no cigar. The moral is blog fans – be very careful what you write because you just never know who will be reading.  I’m holding my breath waiting for a commenting from Fass!

With much gratitude to Grace for giving me the wonderful opportunity to be a Featured Flogger.




11 thoughts on “The Director’s Cut

  1. I’ll tell you what Brendabulous, I am chuffed to be on your blogroll! That’s a total of two for me as well, though the other is not Mrs Woog. Also fabulous, however! One of these days I’ll become wordpress savvy enough to set up my own… Or I’ll ask my neighbour who is.
    It seems your gorgeous 3yo is working on dragging you away by Yahboob. Still cracks me up. I’m a sucker for a suggestive name.
    What a year you’ve had. Or demi-year. Keep ’em coming!!

  2. The Fifty Shades Of Earl Grey thing definitely sounds more interesting to me than Fifty Shades of Grey lol True what you say about being careful what you write as you never know who may be reading. I figured it was only my Mum reading my blog but had John Elder Robison (an author) comment once.

  3. When I get around to putting up a blogroll, you’ll be the first on it. My favourite name from the Olympics was the russian hurdler who fell – her name was Stumbolova – for real. I got a lot of hits when I commented on Princess Kates attire at the Olympics and has the words ‘tight’ and ‘pants’ in the heading. I’ll try that one again in 2013 🙂 (my confession to you – I don’t think I’ve ever seen Michael Fassbender in a movie) (I’ll hire a dvd over xmas – any suggestions?)

    • Thanks Lydia. I’ve been re-jigging the place around here and noticed that I’d left you off my new blogroll. Just fixed it now. As for Fass – he came to my attention when my husband dragged me along to X-Men First Class on a date night. I spent the entire film trying to scrap my jaw off the carpet. Admittedly when he donned the Magneto anti mind reading helmet he looked a complete dork. I’m planning on getting A Dangerous Method (where Fass does some naughty things to Keira Knightley) on DVD next time Dadabulous has a leave pass.
      Merry Christmas to you guys.

  4. You are on my blogroll now but I am a NOBODY! ALso OMG Mrs Woog! You clever thing.

  5. Oh wow!! Just saw I’m on your blogroll – am so chuffed! Need to skill up and repay the favour. Although, I do feel like I am pulling my weight on the site stats – I like to visit often! I LOVE your blog… 🙂

  6. Nice to see the Director’s Cut Mumabulous and congrats on your Featured Flogger status. I’m now chuffed to see my name listed in vaguely the same paragraph as Mrs Woog’s (not that I even have time to look at Woogsworld anymore because I have SOOO many other bloggers to follow!) She certainly inspired a lot of us though. I’m pleased to be on your blogroll too. I’m not sure how many I’m on, but I’m thinking I could count them without my toes. x

  7. I am so slack with my blog roll. I promise to put you on mine as soon as I get our home Internet connection restored. Merry Christmas!

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