Janice’s Jottings

Or, Re-blog, Rinse, Repeat.

Janice Wald from mostlyblogging  didn’t re-blog me, but she talked a LOT about me in this post:

/how-to-increase-traffic-with-a-blog-brand/  !!!  When I read it, I was blown away!!

She has a HUGE following!  So for her to say I’m doing something right is an invaluable compliment!

Here are excerpts:

Examples of Blog Brands

Melinda Mitchell has a self-deprecating online presence.  Her persona is funny, creative, and highly critical of herself.  She calls her blog Purple Slob in Recovery, and that is her online presence–she is a purple slob.  Bear in mind I am not calling Melinda a slob.  This is her online name for herself.
Her self-deprecating persona continues into her posts.  A typical post, Library Loser, explains how she loses library books.
Her avatar is that of a woman wearing purple looking distressed.  She carries this “purple” theme across her social media.  Her Facebook name is Purplelinda.
Another creative maneuver that makes Melinda a stand-out blogger is her use of alliteration in her headlines.  Dying Dishes is another one of her posts detailing the filth that covers her dishes.  The post asks where dishes that dirty go to die.

The Value of a Blog Brand

Melinda’s is funny.
I did not have to research to find these bloggers when discussing them in my post.  I was able to discuss them because I remembered them.  I remembered them because they have creative blog brands.
 
Can you see why Janice Wald is my new Blog BFF??
 
 
 
Go check her out!!
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Many Melindas

Why are you waking me up so early? I hate you.

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Guiltily reading under the covers cuz I can.

I'm the boss of me.

I’m the boss of me

Omie as 3 d art piece.

Decorating Omie

Decorating Omie

Sister smells something!

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Harried chef.

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Chief cook and bottle washer.

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Weeding woman.

Digging in the dirt

Digging in the dirt

Seamstress Sal.

Me sewing industriously

Me sewing industriously

Sibling rivalry instigator.

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Dutiful daughter.

Dutifully eating the

Dutifully eating the “rotten” eggs.

Proud Mama, and Omie-to-be.

showerFashionista.

Spring Wardrobe from Anonyomous

Spring Wardrobe from Anonyomous

Happy Homeowner.

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

Willie.

willie

Spike.

biker

Aunt Jemima.

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Taste tester.

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Lazy Laundress.

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Pooped partygoer.

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Me, (YES, really me! 3 decades ago)

Me, (YES, really me! 3 decades ago)

I’m not really sure why we look so weirdly truncated, but I’m sure it has something to do with my (non-existent) photography skills.

I hope you enjoyed the many moods, and faces, of me.

Under Cover, Under Counter

This looks bad, I know.

Right side

Right side

Left side

Left side

This is another one of those cases where you just need to be grateful we don’t have smell-o-vision.

Yeah, it kinda… um, how can I put this delicately… stinks.  Like mildew.

Now, I wasn’t aware that the sink leaked.  Until the day when I needed a cleaning wipe.  Yeah, remember that 1 day when I actually cleaned the sink???

I reached under there, and that whole towel was wet.  Nasty surprise!  But did I do anything about it?  Like remove it?  Throw it away?? C’mon, you know me better than that by now!!  (For those of you who are new, I’m lazy, and a slob– SHOCKER- right?  And a big time procrastinator.  That’s all, back to your regularly scheduled post.)

Sadly, that wet towel is still there, stinking, to this day. sniff, sniff  (It’s my allergies, I’m not crying over spilled milk, or whatever the heck that liquid is.  Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.)

Well, I found out it was only water, (YAY) and not from the sink (double yay!).  Did you see the plastic jugs to the left of the pipe?  Turns out there were 3 of ’em full of water, for our emergency stash.  Until suddenly, no water at all!  Not sure what happened, but there’s holes in them now.  At least now I won’t be afraid to take up the towel, YAY!  Maybe I’ll even do it now!  {Here’s hoping!}

You’ll be happy to know, the under counter was cleaned by the time I moved out, on June 30, 2015.  Yay, me!  (Or whomever cleaned it, who may or may not have been me.  Hint: It wasn’t me.)

(I’m so frustrated with myself right now.  I took a picture of the cleaned space.  But now I can’t find it.  (Typical slob prob.  Maybe I need to… organize (GASP!) the way I do my pix?)

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Melinda’s Memoir

Nony

 
 
6/26/15
To: purple.librarian@hotmail.com
My email icon.  I hope those ladies don’t mind being on the web!

 

Hello  6/26/15  Just reread this today.;

melindasays:

I have purged today! 2 drawers full of stationery, 90% of which is being donated. The chest the drawers came out of has to be thrown away due to water damage. Then I purged 7 gallons of trash from a large moving box,(7 GALLONS!!!) and condensed down to a small diaper box! Feeling so good right now! Waiting for my husband to come back from the store, so he can bring me another box. Here’s hoping I can stay on this high for awhile!! Thank you, Nony!

I e-mailed this to myself, because I was re-reading the post of Nony’s and saw my comment from last year.

This was 15 days before I started my own blog.

It was so neat to catch a glimpse of my former self on her blog!

I can’t link to the specific post, because I didn’t save it, of course!  But here is her site.

http://www.aslobcomesclean.com/

Nony started out blogging anonymously, hence “Nony”, because she was so embarrassed.

Not so me, everyone who ever knew me, knew I was a slob.  I couldn’t go incognito if I wanted to!

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Side Table

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Insert any one of a thousand pix here, as proof.

But, thank God, I’m on my way to recovery, and soon, I won’t be a slob anymore!  Then I’ll have to rename my blog, ” Purple Slob Recovered.”  Oh!  Won’t that be the day!!

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Yes, Shirley, it's really empty!

Yes, Shirley, it’s really empty!

See, I really AM making progress!

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Recovery 3 Ways

My health recovery has been going well lately.  Since I have changed my way of eating, I’ve lost 1 pant size, and 20 lbs.  (Major cause of celebration!!) Way more than that now, I wrote this June 18.

I’m able to walk around my apartment without my walker now.

Need a pic of me on walker, but I couldn’t find one.  (You already know my bad habit of forgetting to take before pics.)

But I still take it outside, just to be on the safe side!  I have tripped over my own feet, and lint on the floor, even when I was young and healthy!  So much better safe than sorry!

My physical recovery seems to be coinciding with recovering my home from slobbery.  That is very interesting to me.  People have told me before that messes make you crazy, but I pooh-poohed them.  Since I was already crazy, what did it matter?  But I’m finding out, it does.

Also. my spiritual health is improving.  I have been more faithful about reading my Bible,

My latest, and newest favorite

My latest, and newest favorite

and I have more peace now.  That is something I never would have believed, if I hadn’t experienced it for myself.

I’m shooting for the goal of becoming a minimalist, I guess.  That is something I never would have imagined coming outta my mouth, or fingers rather.

But I am finding that the more stuff I let go, the lighter I feel.  And feeling lighter is translating to my actual body…  I’m becoming physically lighter.  And my home is so much more “homier”  when I can actually use all of it, without a major excavation everytime!

I’ve let go of stuff.  I’ve let go of bad things, that I used to put in my body.    I’ve let go of some attitudes, and sins that were weighing down my soul.

We are made up of 3 parts, body, soul, and spirit.  It’s amazing how working on one part, has me working on the other parts.

God is so good to me.  Don’t wait till your life is half over, to begin recovery.  It’s real work, but it’s really worth the effort.

Update:  July 9, 2015

I’m totally off my walker now.  I have 2 legs! not 6!

My total weight loss to date is 41 pounds!!  I’m so over the moon thrilled!!  And all because I quit eating doughnuts!  lol ( and all other gluten products, and most sugar, and corn, and ……)

But mostly doughnuts!  😉

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Dana’s Doings

Another golden oldie from Nony’s blog.
melinda says:

I just googled “Cleaning blogs”. And yours is still # 2! as of 1 am Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Just discovered your blog recently. Where have you been all my life? Either we r soul mates, or identical twin sisters, separated at birth! I love reading your thoughts. |They echo mine! And like you, I thought I (and my sister) were the only ones!! I truly thank God for you. What a huge blessing you are to me, and so many others. Please, keep it up!

  • Nony, Dana White in real life, answered my comment!
  • I was sooooo stoked when I read her answer!  This was about a month before I started PurpleSlob.
  • I was binge reading ASlobComesClean, for inspiration.
  • And boy, did I ever find it!  She knew me!  She “got” me!  She was just like me!
  • I had found my tribe!  Everyone on that site was so supportive, because they were in the throes of their own mess.
  • slob, humor, mess

    My personal mess, well, one of them! And not just my mess, to be fair (to me!!) it’s PP’s mess!

Reblogged

I was re-blogged!!  I’m so utterly thrilled right now, I can’t even think straight, or hardly type!

Judith Barrows is officially my new best friend!!

She has a lovely blog named JudithBarrowBlog.com

Here is my post, re-blogged.

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Keeping a tight grip

Keeping a tight grip

Did I mention I was re-blogged???

haha

No, I’m not the least bit excited.  (Where oh WHERE can I find a sarcasm font???  Somebody PLEASE invent one, quickly!!)

Thanks you so much, Judith!! You are a wonderful friend!

Sincerely,

Melinda  AKA  Purpleslob

From Purple Slob to Clean Queen Well, maybe Princess? What's lower than that? Lady?

From Purple Slob to Clean Queen
Well, maybe Princess? What’s lower than that?
Lady?

 

Mama’s Mention

Oh, my goodness!  I just had the best news!

“So am I, Melinda!! I’ll be linking to your blog within the next hour or so. Careful not to dismantle your house in your search for minimalism.”
Nancy featured me as Blog of the Day!  I went there, saw it, and was SO excited!
To see PurpleSlob on someone else’s site!!  Made my heart go pitty-pat!
I didn’t take a screen shot, silly me!
But, it’s there in her own words, that she’s gonna do it.
And she did!!
Thanks a million, Nancy!!

Hoarded & Holding

Here is the top of the entry hall closet.

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Okay, the ice cream freezer is perfectly reasonable.  So is the Swiffer refill.  The cake keeper??  Probably not so much.  It has never held a cake , in the approximately 10 years I’ve had it.

Hmmmm.  Does that mean it needs to go??  Well, it sure doesn’t pass the “If you haven’t used it in a year, toss it” test.  So, I guess so.  (It won’t break my heart.)

But, as Sweet Friend just pointed out, now that I’m doing the “C” word, I might find a use for it.  (No wonder I can’t get rid of stuff, I’m being sabotaged!)

Ha! I got rid of it anyway!

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And what do you mean that I’m hoarding shopping bags?? I use them!  No, I’ve never needed all of them at once.  No, I don’t know how many I have.  Can I just maybe get rid of a few that aren’t purple?  I’ll happily do that!  Cheerfully, even!

I had 22.  Yes, I was hoarding them.  {hangs head in shame}

Bags be gone!

1- thrown away, for some reason it stunk!

11 donated,  10 kept.

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Not tidy, whatever, there's less

Not tidy, whatever, there’s less

Also, the gift bags, aye yi yi, the gift bags!  I had —-18—— of them! And, I don’t even want to talk about the bows!

Bag o' Bows

Bag o’ Bows

Now, Neat

Now, Neat

Here’s the bows, after throwing away the trashed ones, and assorted pieces of bedraggled ribbon:

Much better!

Much better!

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Okay, I can explain.  The bottles that appear to be wine, are in fact, sparkling grape juice.  Sister got them for 20 cents a bottle! So, yes! I told her to buy me as many as she could!  Which turned out to be 4. Woo hoo!  I am set for this year’s NYE party!!  Maybe I can even have a party! because my home will be de-cluttered enough to not need a week, a backhoe, and 4 strong men to clean !!  Yay!! That’s what I’m working towards!!

Yeah, maybe the broken down boxes can go.   sincerely hope I’m not moving any time soon!!  (This was written looong ago, before I knew about Brother leaving, and the choices of whether to move or not.)

Don’t know what’s in that box.  Perhaps it needs a quick look-see?

Definitely need to keep the Swiffer, and use it!

The vacuum is from an anonymous donor.  When they read that I didn’t have one, they gave me this.  How wonderful!

So, now I just need to do a few little tweeks, and Voila!

Nope!  Just kidding!

Just when I think I’m done with the bags, I haul out that big box and find 8 more hiding in the back!  Oy vey.  4 purple to stay, 4 others to go.

Then to make things festive, this pops up.

20150602_222359Last year’s Christmas basket o’ greens.  Not so green any more. But I must say, they do look pretty good in that photo!

Oh, the box? Verizon components from 2 places ago. Oops.  Guess that’ s why the final bill was so high, I still haven’t paid it off yet..  Maybe I should take care of that right away.  Better take a lesson kids- this is where slobbery and procrastination gets ya- in big money trouble!

I even swept!

I even swept!

1 more closet done,  5 more to go!  (Well, only 3 more of mine, not doing Brother’s 2!)

Bedroom closet

MIddle Top

Middle Top

Far Left Top

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Right Top

Left , Hanging

Left , Hanging

Bottom, Right

Bottom, Right

Why, yes, that is a hospital gown.  What?  Like you don’t have one.  You don’t?  Really?

I had to wear it home, that time they took me nek-kid to the hospital.  Remember?

I got rid of some stuff outta here, but probably not as much as I should have.  But, you’re not the boss of me.  It’s my house, I can keep whatever I want to.  So there.

I did get rid of the potty bucket.  Yay! 1 thing!  Ah, ah , aa!  (The Count from Sesame Street.  I’m not sure how to spell his laugh.)

And 1 pillow.  Yay! 2 things!

And the empty(!!) cardboard box, under the pillows.  Yay! 3 things.

(Empty box?  Insanity!)

Ok, enough already of the Count.

The empty grapevine wreath, the fake flowers, the red dress, and the cardboard box beside the potty bucket, all went too.

All in all, I’m calling it better than it was!

Oh, you wanted after pictures?  Oopsie!