I’m not a Best Blog…

So not only in the 14 paragraph email did I learn that I was horrible for not having a print button (which again for the record I do on the newer recipes) I also learned that I am not the best blog. Which is upsetting to me as pretty much anyone who asks what I do I tell them well I run the BEST BLOG don’t you know that? So clearly this was a blow to my ego. Thank goodness for Nyquil or I might not have been sleeping for the last few nights.

The other thing I learned is that The Pioneer Woman is the best blog and one of those reasons is because of her print button. Martha Stewart has a nice print button as well but that they would not want to be friends with her because she was in prison. Let me just say Ree this woman is a follower of you for life, though I do fear she may have a shrine up of you somewhere made of print buttons. Let’s hope she looks nothing like you Ree or she might be trying to do a little Single White Female switching action on you. Run Ree. Run.

Since she was so dedicate to all things Pioneer Woman I decided why not make a Pioneer Woman recipe? So I did…with my own twist of course. Tres Leches Cake (which means three milks for those not familiar) but with a candy corn twist since this has pretty much been candy corn week. Like the other things I have made with candy corn this week, this does not have an overpowering candy corn taste…just a hint. Which is why both candy corn lovers and haters will eat it. :)

And because I know the majority of you are dying to see what was in the email…here you go…in it’s entirety. My comments are in bold. :P :

I found your blog through Pinterest and while I find many of the recipes to look delightful you site is not nearly as good as most of the food blogs I follow. Do you know the Pioneer Woman’s blog? You should strive to be more like that. That site is well put together and has a lot of features your blog should consider. Hmmm…who is this Pioneer Woman you speak of? :P

The thing that bugs me most is that you don’t have a print button. I see a recipe that looks interesting yet I can’t print it. Am I supposed to walk to my computer everytime to make the recipe? Is this how I will burn off the calories I make from all your fattening treats? That is actually a great way to burn calories….good idea. 

Why would you make a site and not put on a print button. A print button is not that hard of a thing to put on. All of the best blogs have a print button so clearly you do not have a best blog. The best blogs have print buttons. Oh the shame I am not a best blog. (hangs head)

Maybe you like to tease us and are like joke on you you see the recipe but you don’t get to print the recipe. So you can want the recipe but can’t make the recipe unless you own a lap top which I do not. So if I want your recipe I either have to buy a lap top or not make it. Or if I print it will print out your entire site. Yes when I write this blog I think about how I can tease and mess with the reader…I did that in teaching school as well. 

Whoever designed your site shold have put in a print button. I hope you didn’t pay someone for this site because when you don’t have a site that looks like the Pioneer Woman people aren’t going to come to that site. But I guess that’s why she has books and tv shows because she knows how to run a blog. She also gets a lot of comments and you don’t because she runs a better blog. She does get a lot of comments. I used to get comments a lot more than I do now so maybe I used to be a best blog….just not anymore. 

It would make the life of the people who read this blog much easier to have the print button. We could just look at the recipe and print and it would be there in the printer. But you do not have a print button. The best blogs have print buttons. So what you are saying are the best blogs have print buttons?

It seems to me that if I were to start a food blog that had recipes on it and I wanted people to be able to use those recipes I would have a print button. I don’t have a food blog though. I don’t have a blog at all actually. But these are things to think about. Oh please, please, please start a food blog so I can learn from you. 

Another site that has a print button is Martha Stewart. She has both magazines and her website and I think she still puts out books as well. Very streamlined site. And she does crafts as well. Most people who cook craft or scrapebook as well have you considered a section like that. The Pioneer Woman has different sections on her blog and Martha Stewart does to. I’m not skilled enough to do more than one thing. 

I know you are not as popular as those blogs and people but I think more people would come to your site if they knew you had a print button. Maybe put in a print button and advertise that you have one on Pinterest and that you now have a print button which you currently do not have. I will have to look into that print button advertising. I’m sure it’s all the rage. 

Does it cost money for the print button? Is that why you don’t have it? Are you too cheap? I bet the Pioneer Woman didn’t care about the cost of the print button. I bet she thought what would the people want? I think she is very generous in that way. I bet she would be great as a friend. I wish I were her friend. I don’t think I want to be Martha Stewarts friend because she has been to prison. I don’t trust people who have been in jail. I suck at programming so yes it cost money to have the print button added. As with anything added to this site. It cost more than I make in advertising to run this site. I bet Ree would be a good friend. And yes be wary of Martha Stewart as she has far too many knives at her disposal and who knows what trade secrets she learned in prison for stabbing people. 

So if you could add a print button that would be great. I notice you have a donation button for pay pal so you will take our money gladly but you wont give a print button feature. I will never give you my money for your inferior site. Hey look I do have a print button. 

I can’t believe you expect people to give you money for this site? You just rake in money from us and expect us to sit by and make you one of the popular blogs when you don’t have a print button. You will never make it as a blogger without a print button. Yes, that’s me, just raking in the money. 

Maybe one day if you are very lucky you will meat the Pioneer Woman. If you do you need to ask her how she runs the best site there is. She might not talk to you because you don’t have one of the better blogs but she seems charitable to me. So maybe charity will be on your side and she can tell you how you can do the best blog ever. Yours will never be the best as hers but maybe. Yes MEATING the Pioneer Woman would be great. I have met her sister and she was lovely so genetics probably dictate that Ree is the same, eh? Yes hopefully she would help me become the best blog ever…after hers. 

So again please put in a print button. I want to print this cake but I sit here and I can’t I can not print because you do not have a print button. You are not a good food blog. Your wish is my command. 

Thanks for consideration please add print button or I cannot make recipe,


Not to be out done by the dog here is me in the Mail Chimp hat. :)


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  1. Hilarious! People lack of knowledge about computers is always impressive…you know you can go to File–>Print on most web browsers, right, anonymous writer? Right? Right…?


  2. Ok, I seriously laughed harder than I have in like…forever.
    People never cease to amaze me. I am a first time visitor and have hopped all around. And this is just CLASSIC!

  3. So I just came across your site from Pinterest and I LOVE it…I seriously just about peed my pants reading this entry (exactly what I needed today at work) That person is a total an idiot who clearly doesn’t know techniology and can’t spell.

  4. skye @ neathering our fest says:

    OMG THIS IS THE FUNNIEST BLOG POST I HAVE EVER READ!!! Bridgit at Bake at 350 posted in on her blog and I came over to read it and I have been literally LOLing at my computer with my coworkers staring at me like a lunatic. And it was completely worth it. I cannot believe someone would have the gall to say all that! People are insane. (Plus, haven’t they heard of “copy and paste it into a word document and click PRINT???”)

    Thanks for sharing – hilarious!! :)

  5. pam oswald says:

    I saw this on pinterest, and couldn’t stop laughing.

  6. Okay, crazy ass question, but how the f*&( do you put a print button on your blog. I’d love to put one on mine. Thanks! maggie

  7. @Maggie- I would love to tell you but I have no idea. I hired someone to put that in.

  8. I haven’t been around in quite some time and was sent this by a good friend. I LOVE your blog, always have. I hope the poor woman realizes that she could of Cut & Paste to word or note pad and printed out the recipe. Oh but wait, she didnt ask your persmission now did she? it’s your original twist that she wants to make, but then ethics aren’t a strong point here. she wanted to tell you about not having a print button HOW MANY TIMES? guess it’s why i’m not blogging anymore. Love your attitude Pea, You’re a class act and ALWAYS will be, Print button be damned! LOL

  9. “…Most people who cook craft or scrapebook as well.” Really? I’ve visited a lot of food blogs and most of them do not also craft. And none of them SCRAPEBOOK. In fact, I don’t believe I’ve ever run across any blog, good or bad, that features scrapebooking. Also, I have not had the opportunity to MEAT the Pioneer Woman either, but I know for a fact that she does not craft nor does she scrapebook. Maybe she’s too cheap?

    Are you kidding me? Seriously. This is sad. Just sad. I feel bad for her. She obviously doesn’t carry a full box of cookies. Isn’t it fun running a (not the best) blog, raking in the money, and making new friends all over the web-a-verse.

    p.s. First time visitor – I’ll be back (said like AH-NOLD). Thanks for the laugh. And the yummy recipes. And the almighty print button, for the love of Pete.

  10. Hahhha how on earth did I miss this post? I’m not a commenter, but I just had to on this one. I think she said print about 50 times. Every other sentence is.. print button, why don’t you have a print button, your blog will be better if you have a print button!

    I wish this woman visits my blog, atleast you have a print button on your newer posts, I don’t have one at all :P (maybe I should change that, basic coding is manageable)

  11. THIS. this made my morning. clearly a few donuts short of a dozen….

  12. I am visiting this page a bit after the fact but the good news is that you DO have a print button. That will alleviate the torture of me having to copy your text and paste it into a text document for me to print. I don’t care if this effort cost you a bazillion dollars for you have saved me 10 seconds of my life. I know Ree has a bazillion dollars but then she is the Best Blog; I doubt you have that much money because you are not so I am doubly impressed. :)

  13. The woman seems rather obsessed with the print button. Wonder if she’s ever heard of a pencil and piece of paper to jot down the recipe on. Hmmm…….

  14. I find in a pinch good ol’ fashioned pen and paper can come in handy. Slightly longer process but same end result…

  15. I completely disagree with a couple of your commenters. I hope this woman, K, never finds the copy/paste trick. I hope she is forever taunted by your recipes that she cannot print.That seems way more fun for the rest of us!

  16. This is awesome and I did not see it the first time around. Love, love, love it. And you. You and your blog rank right up there as one of my favorites. And I’m saying this as a 6 1/2 year peon blogger–I do not have a print button on my blog. Besides my laziness and my “really-don’t-care” attitude, I don’t want one. I don’t like them. I never use them on any of my favorite blogs or ones that I hate when I want to print a recipe. I have always and still prefer to copy and paste to my Word files. I can then make the recipe look like however I want, in the size of print I want AND I hate when I have a very few times printed a recipe from a “print this” button and it prints the last two lines of the recipe on a second piece of paper. So annoying—and wasteful, and adds to the death of innocent trees. I stand by my “no print button” policy. So if you want to continue as one of my favorite blogs, please remove your print button. I would be so happy.
    And for the record, I’m not kidding (about my way of liking to print recipes) and that your blog is one of my favorites. No joke. I’m just sorry I can’t say it in 14 paragraphs. I might die if I try. ;)

  17. A foreigner…on drugs..

  18. Kerry Srike says:

    Oh dear. That poor woman who emailed must not have hands to scrawl down the basics to try your *amazing* recipes. Because of the lack of print button I’ve only made almost all of your recipes. Some multiple times. Sad really. No print button, no hands, starving…

  19. I have been DUPED! I don’t own a printer, and until now I didn’t realize how much of fool I have been reading all those recipes and even making some of them over the years.

    You tugged at my heartstrings so by a plea for beer money I even hit the donate button.


  20. Heather Imbraguglio says:

    That was one of the funniest things that I have read in a long time!!! What a jackass!!!! I find,in a pinch,if there is no print button,paper and pencil work pretty good. Just saying.

  21. I am dying here (yes you MADE me come look). In the time she whined about a stupid print button she could have copied the content and pasted it in notepad and printed it a hundred times. Which was what we did in the ‘olden’ days; even before The Pioneer Woman!

    On another note…I remember Print This! I modified it with great success for clients for years until Ziplist convinced them they would all make money from their recipe plugin; you know, before they went defunct? At least Print This is still working!

  22. @barb- yep I jumped to Ziplist and then went back to Print This…simple, easy, and works.


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