I need your help! As you can see, I don't have any kind of descriptive tagline below my blog title "The Happy Feminist." I wish I had some quotation or pithy one-line summary to explain the gist or the flavor of this blog. But I am completely stumped. So here is my proposal.
2. When I get a sufficient number of submissions, I will post all the proposals and solicit votes from all of you as to which is the best one.
3. The author of the submission that wins the vote will receive some sort of bloggish prize that is as yet undefined. (In fact this very contest is the result of a bloggish prize I won at Stay of Execution, the story of which is recounted at the bottom of this post.)
I reserve the right to reject and refuse to post any obscene or offensive submissions (not that I have any reason to think any of my or Scheherazade's readers would do such a thing). I also may or may not choose to adopt the winning submission as my tagline. I am hoping this contest will resolve the whole tagline issue for me, but I reserve the right to choose a completely different tagline, either from a non-winning submission or some other source altogether.
ORIGINS OF THIS CONTEST AND HOW I CAME TO SOLICIT HELP FROM SCHEHERAZADE'S READERS
A couple of weeks ago, Scheherazade happened to mention in passing on her blog that she once drove a Buick the length of the New Jersey Turnpike while wearing nothing but a watch and sandals. After some readers (myself included) begged to know how this event had come about, she asked readers to concoct their own explanations. She then posted the reader-submitted explanations along with the real explanation and asked readers to vote as to which was the real one.
The readers favored my concocted explanation as the most likely scenario at a rate of about 3-to-1. Because I won the consest, Scheherazade invited me to propose a bloggish pize of my choosing. I chose to solicit her readers to participate in my contest.
The moral of this story is that it just goes to show how far careful blog reading can take you. Having read Scheherazade's blog daily for over a year, I became familiar with her penchant for drinking tonics and for skinny dipping and incorporated both to those elements into my story. So pay attention, folks!