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. Wow.. just wow. Thanks for sharing giving me a good laugh.

  2. Yeah. And as soon as you get that LIKE button, you’ll get all kinds of AWARDS for BEST BLOG! :-) Thanks to Bake at 350 for directing me to your blog. That letter left me speechless; the comments left me in tears of laughter. Good medicine.

  3. Wow, that was hard to read. Do you think the person was drunk when they wrote it?

  4. Kelly Savelkoul says:

    Copy and paste. If you cannot figure that out “K”, you probably aren’t smart enough to make any of these lovely recipes correctly anyway.
    I could use the print button (I’m sure it put you in the poorhouse to get that :-), but I’ll copy and paste just on principle.
    Keep it up!

  5. This is hilarious! What’s so difficult with just copying and pasting? That way you get to change the font type, size, text alignment, AND decide which picture (or not) you print out.. I’m a bit weird that way, but hey, at least I don’t send these lovely people (bloggers) rambling emails about the importance of having a Print button!

  6. This sounds like a child! Best thing I have read all week, not all month mind since you are not a best blog!!

    Does this woman (assuming it is a woman) not own a scrap of paper and a pencil? Even easier than copy and paste.

    I loved this!

  7. Sugary Flower says:

    This is hysterical – how DARE you not have a print button?!?!?!
    Love it – thanks for the laugh.

  8. What the heck??? Surely, this reader has some print issues stemming from childhood. I always just highlight recipes anyway – even those with a print button – because that way I get all the pretty pictures that you guys take so much time to post. :) This is my first time visiting your blog and while you may not be the best blog to her, I’m sure to someone out there…YOU ARE. Way to keep positive!

  9. Wow! So sad that this person “K” doesn’t have anything else to do in real life but comment on and on about you not having a print button. Sometimes when I want to make a recipe from a blog (even ones that have print buttons) I just (gasp!) grab a pen and paper and jot down the recipe.

  10. I don’t have a Print button on my blog! So I don’t have Best Blog either *sobs* (even though I never said I did) Perhaps I should look into getting a print button so I can be in the running for this Best Blog thingy K speaks of….

    I never had a problem with “Copy” and “Paste” as the person who wrote you that email apparently has never heard of. Nor have I ever had issues with Highlighting and “Print” + “Selection”! Or even better, “Ctrl” + “P” =D Maybe I know all these methods of printing because my husband works in IT and I know all the tricks of the trade! (like turning it off and on again – trade secret, y’all… don’t spread it about.)

    Your post gave me a good laugh however I would not put much stock in the woman’s opinion considering how many spelling/grammatical errors she had in her missive. Don’t you just love people like that??

    Thanks for the laugh on a Monday morning!

  11. Seriously, this lady needs to copy and paste and move on with her life. Good grief!

  12. OMG…this post was tooo funny. Is the poster print button obsessed or what??
    I copy and paste all the time but I have a feeling this poster is not that computer savey…she can only handle ‘the button”. Anyway thiss is my first visit to your blog but I like what I see so I will be back. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I think you need a neon print button. I could barely find it. Also, I would totally come to your blog more often if you only came to my house and baked that cake for me. Do you know how much work it is to bake a cake? I have to get my flour out of the cupboard, walk all the way to the counter and use math to measure things. You should think about dedicating your entire life to making my life easier. Then, I would read your blog and then you would be the BEST.BLOG.EVER.
    Thanks to Bake at 350 for sending me over for a morning laugh.

  14. Oh my word. Thats a whole new level of crazy. Has this person ever heard of copy and paste? (Not to mention that you have a Print Button!) My word. I am going to be shaking my head and laughing about this all day long! Right after I double check to make sure I have a print button.

  15. She obviously does not know how to cut and paste. I’m sure Ree would not want your to “meat” her. Lol too funny!

  16. Oh my gosh. Hilarious!!

    Wonder if I can create a 14 paragraph reply with instructions on how to copy and paste, or even, highlight & print selection??? ;P

  17. Wow, I’d hate think what they might say if they knew I didn’t even own a printer…!
    Pen & paper baby, woohoo!

  18. I really don’t care if you are the best blog. I don’t even care if you’ve been in jail. This post made me love you. So you’ve got a new follower. Especially since you have a print button now!!!

  19. I was REALLY hoping your print button would direct me to a page that said something very… colorful :) Or maybe take us to a 14 paragraph response about how this person could simply write this on a scrap of paper. OR how they are super inferior if they can’t read a recipe and memorize it like the rest of us with crazy robot brains. They must have the worst brain ever.

  20. oh my what a hoot! I’ve always said I should write a book some day, just filled with all the crazy emails and comments we get as bloggers!

    so I’m dying to know…….did you reply?

  21. @Tidy Mom- I did reply. Was politically correct and told her that I had a print button on newer recipes and now the recipe she wanted. She wrote back THANK YOU!

  22. Hahaha!!!! funny post-thanks to Bake at 350 for posting thins.
    It’s amazing what free time does to people, cause I suppose that someone who wrote such a lengthy email about this, really has a lot of free time . I don’t know why, but I think I might have seen on a blog a similar comment about not having a print post, a few months back.

  23. Ok, I found the comment I was telling you about….
    http://rita-may-recipes.blogspot.gr/2011/08/lemon-brownies.html (search for Bonita of Bwana said… )

    I dunno if you want to publish this or not on your comments, just thought I’d send you this FYI.

  24. Ohh I know I am no wear near the best blog now! :(( But there is hope for you!! You added that print button! I so hope you let her know. What a hoot! Love it! I can now follow you since you installed that PRINT button!!

  25. One time my blog broke and my print button disappeared. I think this same lady might have emailed me!! LOL Seriously.

    It reminds me of the Sat. Night Live Skit… Cowbell. “I need more Print buttons!” “I got a fever, and the only prescription is more print buttons.”

  26. @tanja- haha- yes she clearly loves her print buttons too

  27. I think she thinks you need a print button! LOL

    I wish people understood how much work goes into a blog and instead of finding fault be thankful for your generosity in sharing!

  28. Thank you… for sharing that hysterical email, for having such a fantastic sense of humor and for letting the oddness of this one person roll off your back. In the time she typed up that monstrous email, she could have hand-written the recipe, baked the cake and eaten it. Funny!

  29. I almost choked on my Sugar Free Red Bull this morning. Thank you for sharing that – and thank you for reminding us not too take it all so seriously! ha! :)

  30. Love it!!! AS someone else mentioned, this would make a GREAT SNL skit!!!

  31. I popped over to read this from the Food Blogger Friends FB page. This is the best blog post I have ever read. Seriously made my day, if I wasn’t at work, I’d be laughing out loud. I can’t believe someone sent you that email. Also, love your wit and snark!

  32. This Has got to be a Joke! No wonder the world is ending on 12/21. You get my Vote for Best Blog Evah.

  33. Oh sheesh what were you thinking No print button!! Laughing, giggling and chuckling…some people need to get a life!! Thanks for the laughter today, it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round!

  34. TOTALLY cracking up. I’d accuse you of making it up, but I honestly don’t think stuff like this could be imagined. Wow. How hilarious!

  35. Omg! So funny! Seriously how hard is it to copy and paste or hit ctrl p?

    Shame on her. I hope you don’t take anything she said seriously.

    Thanks Bake at 350 for pointing me over here. Made my day. Have a great rest of the day! :)

  36. This is what happens when you take too much speed and start reading blogs…the 14 paragraphs just keep coming (with bad gremer). Thanks for the laugh. I think my favorite is when she says people who cook like craft or scrapebooking…what is scrapebooking. I mean I know what scrapbooking is , but scrapebooking? For what it’s worth, I think your blog is a best blog;)

  37. This made me laugh out loud! She is riding the crazy train and wants to take you with her! Thanks for the laugh and and bigger thanks to everyones comments!

  38. See, and now I am going to start following your blog!!! Thanks!

  39. Funniest post EVER. And this may not be the BEST blog, but it’s a pretty damn good one :)

  40. That’s hilarious! Kind of pitiful, but too funny!

  41. You responded so well, and added the print button! Your crown awaits you in heaven for your kindness to the strange and annoying.

    From the comments, I gather this person is on a mission to ensure that all food blogs have print buttons for each recipe — Food Bloggers Beware!!!

  42. I don’t have a blog but do you think i can get one of these print button thingys. They seem awfully important and popularity seems to be attached to one. (I wish I knew that in high school… all I needed was a print button).

  43. Please oh please tell me the “print” button brings up a splash screen with instructions to Copy/Paste, or to highlight and use “Print Selected” option?! haha.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I definitely got a good laugh from this (incredibly repetitive) email, especially your comments. Appreciate the laugh! :)
    Don’t let it get you down, I think this is a great blog! haha

  44. Quite frankly I was waiting for the offer at the end of the long diatribe to install a print button for a low monthly fee. And you may not be as popular as that other blog, but you don’t have a hate site dedicated to you either.

  45. Holy cow. I guess this means I have to figure out how to put a freaking print button on the ol’ bloggy. Haven’t people figured out how to cut and paste for gawdsake??? Toadally hilarious, peabody. Erm…”candy corn taste?” I guess I never actually thought about there being one I was so busy nibbling off the pointy part, and then that bottom stripe before popping the rest in. :D

  46. Jenn1boyle says:

    wow–thanks for the laugh, loved it And i think i may know this person, or at least a relative who is just as knowledgeable and helpful…good luck raking in the money. and for the record, its a great blog, i’m a fan <3

  47. I prefer to copy onto a Word doc to save the recipe to my hard drive. Thanks for the great laugh. She sounds too scary for me.

  48. I happen to adore your blog, and have been copying and pasting from blogs since long before anyone had a print button. People who can’t figure this simple thing out should be banned from using a computer :D

  49. can’t she just copy and paste it? lol. that was crazy, rambling, and awesome.

  50. Found you through Bake at 350. Your post made me laugh! I am looking forward to perusing your not-best blog and not-printing recipes.


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