I’m A Social Media Consultant!

At least, I am for today. What qualifies me to call myself one? The same thing that qualifies all those other people who call themselves that. Nothing in particular.  

But, I do have some tips over at the Huffington Post for updating your lonely Facebook page now that the election is over. Because, the election is over, right? I’ve been kind of busy this week and haven’t caught up on the news yet. 

You know, if aliens landed here and this headline is one of the first things they saw, they might leave. 
A reminder that I have a super, super-awesome Facebook page for my blog.
OK. I don’t know if it’s really super awesome. I just do the best I can. That’s all a person can do. If you think I’m trying hard enough, you should “like” it. By not liking it, you’re telling me that you do not think I’m doing the best I can. And, if that’s how you feel, then that’s how you feel.
(How’s that for a guilt trip? I’m a mom. I know all about guilt trips.)
But seriously, the real reason I promote the page from time to time is that one day I plan to pick a Mammalingo Facebook fan out at random and give them a million dollars. That’s the plan, anyway. 
Last chance to click. 
UPDATE: Since I first posted my not-pathetic-at-all request, I’ve gained exactly one new fan on my Facebook page. So, I guess I can add “really persuasive” to my list of things I’m really excellent at. I like to fill out this list of things I’m really excellent at on forms where I’ve been asked to describe my hobbies… because I don’t really have any hobbies.
And, in case you’re confused, I’m talking about my blog’s Facebook page. Not my personal Facebook page. If I was asking for people to like my personal Facebook page, I would be even more explicit about it. I would use lots of exclamation points. 

You know, if aliens landed here and this headline is one of the first things they saw, they might leave. 

A reminder that I have a super, super-awesome Facebook page for my blog.

OK. I don’t know if it’s really super awesome. I just do the best I can. That’s all a person can do. If you think I’m trying hard enough, you should “like” it. By not liking it, you’re telling me that you do not think I’m doing the best I can. And, if that’s how you feel, then that’s how you feel.

(How’s that for a guilt trip? I’m a mom. I know all about guilt trips.)

But seriously, the real reason I promote the page from time to time is that one day I plan to pick a Mammalingo Facebook fan out at random and give them a million dollars. That’s the plan, anyway. 

Last chance to click. 

UPDATE: Since I first posted my not-pathetic-at-all request, I’ve gained exactly one new fan on my Facebook page. So, I guess I can add “really persuasive” to my list of things I’m really excellent at. I like to fill out this list of things I’m really excellent at on forms where I’ve been asked to describe my hobbies… because I don’t really have any hobbies.

And, in case you’re confused, I’m talking about my blog’s Facebook page. Not my personal Facebook page. If I was asking for people to like my personal Facebook page, I would be even more explicit about it. I would use lots of exclamation points. 

Did you know that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s all-time favorite show is “Happy Days”? He loves the series so much that the Facebook office conference rooms are named after show characters like Potsie, Mrs. C., Joanie and Chachi. And, the Facebook thumbs up that we are all supposed to click on when we “like” something is named for Fonzie’s famous “Ayyyy.” 
Okay. Actually. None of that is true. (This should serve as a gentle reminder not to believe everything you read on the Internet.) But, now that I have your attention, I just wanted to remind you that the Mammalingo Facebook page is open and ready for business. You can click on it here. And, those of you who continue to read Mammalingo without “liking” the Facebook page will soon be charged a monthly fee. Really. I’m not joking. Seriously. This part is true. Sort of.


Image source: Paramount Television

Did you know that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s all-time favorite show is “Happy Days”? He loves the series so much that the Facebook office conference rooms are named after show characters like Potsie, Mrs. C., Joanie and Chachi. And, the Facebook thumbs up that we are all supposed to click on when we “like” something is named for Fonzie’s famous “Ayyyy.” 

Okay. Actually. None of that is true. (This should serve as a gentle reminder not to believe everything you read on the Internet.) But, now that I have your attention, I just wanted to remind you that the Mammalingo Facebook page is open and ready for business. You can click on it here. And, those of you who continue to read Mammalingo without “liking” the Facebook page will soon be charged a monthly fee. Really. I’m not joking. Seriously. This part is true. Sort of.

Image source: Paramount Television

Elizabeth McBride of the wonderful blog, Mommytown, submitted today’s word, and I think you guys are really going to like it. 

FACEBRAG v. [Fr. Facebook + brag]: Boasting about one’s offspring or one’s spouse on Facebook.  Examples include saying things like, “OMG!!  It’s amazing sitting here by the fireplace while little Lola reads aloud from The Brother’s Karamazov!  She’s going to knock their socks off at kindergarten next year!!!”   Another example of facebragging might be, “Can I just say that I have the best hubby in the whole world?  As if the fact that he models for J. Crew and gets me free clothes weren’t enough, he’s also making dinner and sewing the kids’ Halloween costumes as I write this!!!  Wow, am I lucky or what???”

Related words:
BRAGFACE, n.: A person who facebrags a lot, as in, “He’s such a bragface. Did you see what he wrote about his nine-month old going potty on Facebook?”

BRAGFACE, adj.: Describing a noun that someone has bragged about. “That bragface post about her kids starting their own yoga studio made me want to puke.”


(So, let’s hear it. What are some examples of facebrags that you’ve seen? Please share in the comments.)

Elizabeth McBride of the wonderful blog, Mommytown, submitted today’s word, and I think you guys are really going to like it. 

FACEBRAG v. [Fr. Facebook + brag]: Boasting about one’s offspring or one’s spouse on Facebook.  Examples include saying things like, “OMG!!  It’s amazing sitting here by the fireplace while little Lola reads aloud from The Brother’s Karamazov!  She’s going to knock their socks off at kindergarten next year!!!”   Another example of facebragging might be, “Can I just say that I have the best hubby in the whole world?  As if the fact that he models for J. Crew and gets me free clothes weren’t enough, he’s also making dinner and sewing the kids’ Halloween costumes as I write this!!!  Wow, am I lucky or what???”

Related words:

BRAGFACE, n.: A person who facebrags a lot, as in, “He’s such a bragface. Did you see what he wrote about his nine-month old going potty on Facebook?”

BRAGFACE, adj.: Describing a noun that someone has bragged about. “That bragface post about her kids starting their own yoga studio made me want to puke.”

(So, let’s hear it. What are some examples of facebrags that you’ve seen? Please share in the comments.)

The Kidisms Are Coming!

On Monday, I will post the “kidisms” that have been sent to me. If you have your own favorite, it’s not too late to send it. You can always comment here or email mammalingo@gmail.com. There’s also a mammalingo.com Facebook page where you can post. In fact, if you haven’t become a fan already and feel like today’s the day…  just do it! (That would make a great marketing slogan for someone.) You can just hit the link at the top of the mammalingo page and it will take you to the Facebook page. I was going to make a Facebook privacy joke here but was worried that someone might take it seriously and think that I was really going to see what color underwear they were wearing if they friended the mammalingo page.