A MMM Interlude . . .

August 30th, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore » Monday Monthly Mission

Ahhh, another Monday and another month is blooming on the horizon. Is summer really slipping away already?

Regulars here on BA may be checking in to see what sort of mission I’ve set forth for us this month. Will we be cutting consumption of plastic? Or saving our change for charity? Or maybe we’re giving up toilet paper? Well . . . no, not quite.

Dearest readers, this month I need to ask of you a favor. I’m asking that you allow me a self indulgent interlude. And if you love Bonzai Aphrodite and you believe in what we’re doing here, then I’m asking for your help.

See I’ve always dreamed big, big, BIGGER for this little webspace. Now it’s time to begin the process of, er, biggering! I’m ready for BA to grow! (a bit) And of course, I want you to be a part of it.

Thus, I’m officially declaring September 2010 as “Get Out The Bonzai!” month.

I need you to Get Out The Bonzai! I’m hoping you’ll help to spread the word about BA and what we do here. I’ll be tasking you with outreach projects each week, as well as unveiling some exciting, new, reader-supported features. It would mean so much to me if you would join me this month in my effort to take this dream to the next level!


The first mini mission is an easy one. Do you have a Twitter? If so, I’d love it so much if you’d follow me. Then, at some point this week just tweet about BA – maybe link to an article you like, or talk about why you dig the site, or just encourage your followers to check it out. That’s it! Easy peasy!

And stay tuned for updates, announcements, and all sorts of news as the month progresses. I’ll be setting forth a framework for the future, as well as introducing new additions and facilitating discussion. We’ve got so much excitement coming up!


  • http://becksplusworld.wordpress.com Becks

    I don’t twitter well. At all actually. Can I do the same on Facebook?

  • HeatherG

    Hi There…I “joined” you for the 2nd month of kindness to strangers and, despite not being vegan, I still gain a lot of value from your site (and love seeing precious Waits! :-)…I *did* pass along your site to my vegan friend who was very excited at what BA had to offer…

    I’m probably one of the only people on the planet that doesn’t Twitter, OR Facebook, for that matter, but I’m spreading the word the semi-old fashioned way…Keep doing what you’re doing, we love it!

  • https://twitter.com/bewildermum Charlotte

    I added you to twitter a while back and have just tweeted your homemade laundry detergent article because it first brought me to your site.

  • Pat

    I dont twitter, but i added ur BA page to my facebook account..hope it ll help!

  • http://www.windycityvegan.wordpress.com windycityvegan

    I’ve been twittering about you for awhile now and put a link to you on my blog a long time ago. I always e-mail posts of interest to friends. I’m trying desperately to migrate away from FB, but I just peeked at my account and it looks like I added BA a long time on there, as well. Looks like I’m already helping to Get out the Bonzai…and it isn’t even September yet. ;-]

  • http://twitter.com/erosan erosan

    Aye, I always do free BA plugs whenever I can… and of course, I’ve fan-ed you on facebook and am following you on twitter. (though I seldom use them these days).

    No worries tho. I accept the mission ^_^

  • Melissa

    Yes indeedy! I am of the old school (no facebook, no twitter) but I have a mouth and my email and daggonit I will continue to spread the joy that is Bonzai Aprhodite!

    Mission accepted!

  • http://kpapoulias.blogspot.com/ Kathryn

    i’ve been spreading the site by word of mouth around campus :D

  • Tenise Rae

    Oh man, you know I love you girl!! I’ve been pluggin’ you for months now. Uuum…okay that just sounds wrong, but you know what I’m sayin’. Hehehe. ;)
    I not only post some of your articles to my facebook page, but I also post links to the Live Journal Natural Living forum when necessary. :)
    I just got one of my vegan friends stuck on your blog after your most recent zucchini noodle post. AND she went through your archives and found your vegan tattoo article and posted it to her site. Oh yeah baby!!! OH YEAH!
    I whole heartedly accept this mission and will continue on with it for as long as I possibly can. I can’t think of any other blog I support more than yours…..seriously. :D

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    Yay! Thanks so much guys! And it sounds like a lot of you are waaaay ahead of the game, with the Facebook and linking and *gasp* actual real life word of mouth! You guys are awesome and I appreciate it SO much. THANK YOU!!!

    @ Tenise Rae – What’s your LJ name?

  • Charlotte

    Speaking of Live Journal, I first heard about your site on the community Poor Skills thread and recommended you to a vegan mama on a parenting community. So word is slowly spreading.

  • http://www.oregonweddingofficiants.com Maureen Thomson

    I’ve been following you on Twitter for some and would be happy to twitter about you and post a link back to your site. Your work is fabulous!

  • Melisa

    I’m ahead of the game, too! I just shared your site (specifically your laundry detergent post) less than a week ago on Facebook!

  • http://www.windycityvegan.wordpress.com windycityvegan

    On your end of getting out the Bonzai, are you speaking at Vida Vegan Con next August?

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    @ Charlotte – Yay! Bit by bit! =D

    @ Maureen Thomson – Thank you!!

    @ Melisa – Thanks lady!

    @ windycityvegan – Um, this was news to me! Thank you *so much* for bringing it to my attention! SO RADNESS!!!