March 3, 2009, 12:05 pm

I Wanna Be A Blog Star!

3ff0_1Holy cow.

This this is five feet long and two feet wide.

I can’t believe someone would try and sell something like this on eBay.

I mean really.

Is there no limit to what someone will try and pawn off on another unsuspecting person?

I don’t know what to say!


This is going to look great in the downstairs “Nascar” themed bedroom.

The one my husband does not know about.



It’s Grand Rounds Day!

David over at Health Business Blog takes the reins this week in a very succinct, Twitter-style format that is easy on the eyes and fun to read!

Be sure to check out next week’s plans at the bottom of David’s post.  A Grand Rounds first!



There’s a new blog carnival in town!

Welcome to the first ever edition of  “The Handover”, a blogcarnival dedicated to the staff who provide emergency care both in the community and in the Accident and Emergency Department (or ER).”

Okay all you medics, fire-fighters and ER personnel!

This one is for us!

Mark has asked me to host a future edition, and I’m happy to do so!  Be sure to check out this great collection of pre-hospital/ER stories and by all means submit yours to the next edition!



Okay, so I’m driving to work last night and what comes on the radio?

Rockstar, by Nickelback.

Of course, I’m singing at the top of my lungs when I realize that this would make a great “blog song”.

So I took the lyrics (originally written by Daniel Adair, Michael Kroeger, Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake) and transformed them into “I Wanna Be A Blog Star”.

(Yes, I do have time on my hands, how could you tell?)

Ahem. Here is the result:

I’m through with submitin’ links to sites I’ll never get in
It’s like a posting contest that I’m never gonna win
This blog hasn’t turned out quite the way I want it to be

(Tell me watchya want)

I want a brand new website that don’t cost a million
A Site Meter widget goin’ to a bazillion
And an Alltop confirmation that indeed, I really do kick ass

(Tell me watchya need)

I’ll need a MacBook Pro with a screen de-fogger
And a big black jet that’s gonna fly me to BlogHer
Gonna join the mile high club and post at thirty-thousand feet

(Been there, done that)

I want a Google ranking that goes higher than Mars
With a broadband connection faster than a Nascar
Somewhere between Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt is fine for me

(So how you gonna do it)

I’m gonna write my guts out for fortune and fame
I’d even quit my job and divulge my name

Cause we all just wanna be big blog stars
And spill our whole lives writing in a coffee bar
The links come easy and lattes come cheap
With an extra shot so we just won’t sleep
And we’ll
Be so cool that we won’t even blanch
When we see Glenn Reynolds sent an “Insta-lanche”
Every good Mommy Blogger’s gonna wind up there
Every Medblogger  blogging in the scrubs they wear and
Hey hey I wanna be a blog star
Hey hey I wanna be a blog star

I wanna be great like Dooce, and have super grammar
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up spammers
Get some business cards and hand ’em out to everyone I see

(And write ’em off at taxtime)

I’m gonna Tweet my blog links with the utmost gusto
Get a free registration to  the BlogWorldExpo
Gonna sell ad space so I can spend all my money on me

(So how you gonna do it)

I’m gonna post my way to fortune and fame
I’ll comment on every blog and even leave my name

‘Cause we all just wanna be big blog stars
Hopin’ the posts they read are almost always ours
We can post in our underwear and stay in bed
And make avatars that look just like a Lego head
And we’ll
Hang out in a virtual place
In the VIP where the blogosphere waits
Every good post writer’s gonna wind up there
And we’ll post with abandon and not even care
Then we’ll
Get a guest to do our blogging for us
Use the latest dictionary and a big thesaurus
Then we hit the “submit” button with an relieved smile
Everybody’s got a web consultant on speed dial, well
Hey hey I wanna be a blog star

I’m gonna be controversial and give my opinion
Cos this blog I’m writing’s under my dominion
And it ain’t lip service, it’s just where I’ve been
And tomorrow I’m just gonna do it all again

Well we all just wanna be big blog stars
And post our heartfelt stories and expose our scars
The ideas come easy and comments come cheap
We take it with a grain of salt and don’t lose sleep
And we’ll
Pull up a keyboard and pour out our hearts
Cuz we know with every blogger, that is where it starts
And we post because we don’t want our blogs to tank
And we freak out when we realize our minds went blank
And we’ll
Look for inspiration anywhere right then
Something that will get us fired up again
Then a post idea just hits us and we start to run
And we realize again that this whole blogging thing’s fun
Hey hey I wanna be a blog star
Hey hey I wanna be a blog star


  • Medic999

    March 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Genius, pure genius!!
    How many people will be singing along in thier heads as they read that!
    It’s just crying out for a home made you tube video to go along with it. ( waiting with baited breath for that post !!)
    Thanks for the support for “The handover” blog carnival. I’m very grateful and a little bit honoured that you are helping my little start up carnival. I’m looking forward to seeing one I your unique themes for it.
    Hey, hey I wanna be a blog star… That song us forever changed now.
    Great post

  • […] whilst singing along in my head. If you are a blogger, or are thinking about becoming one, click here and sing along […]

  • marachne

    March 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Speaking of new blog carnivals, there is now Palliative Care Ground Rounds. It has had one carnival so far, and the next is due tomorrow, 3/4 (will be the 1st Wed of the month)

  • Nicole

    March 3, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Not sure if you have mentioned it before, but there is a youtube video of “I Wanna Be a DNR.” Apparantly, Rockstar lends itself to some much better lyrics! Yay! Fun! Nice work!

  • Black Cloud ER Tech

    March 4, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    You need a record contract… shall I suggest American Idol?

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