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??
 
 
 
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Home Sweet Home

(No alliteration today.  Sorry.  😦  )

Here is the post on my new place!!

I’ve been wanting to move for a WHILE , but didn’t know where to go.  Since I go to Sweet Friend’s all the time, to use his computer, I suddenly thought, “Hey!  Why don’t I look around in his park?”  DUH!!  Some days I wonder how I don’t lose my head!  Thank God it’s attached!

Sadly, the only place in there for sale was NOT suitable– by a long shot!

But!!  Brother and I went looking in the sister property.  And we found an excellent trailer mobile home for only $1,000, by owner.   It looked good!  Partly furnished, with sturdy floors, very important to people in my weight class!  And the bathroom was big!  Huge even, for a trailer mobile home.  That’s really what sold me on it.  I have claustrophobia.  So a bathroom where you can sit on the toilet, soak your feet in the tub, and wash your hands at the sink, all at the same time is NOT for me!

Brother talked to the owner, man to man.  When we left, Brother said, “Wait 3 weeks, then he’ll give it to you for $500.  He’s just tired of paying double lot rents.”  Lo, and behold!  I did just what Brother said, and he was right!

I am now the proud owner of my very first home, all by myself!!

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

(But, the green’s gotta go!!  ASAP!  It’s so annoying.)

I’ve never lived by myself before, other than a few weeks here and there, never for very long.  It’s a brand new chapter in my life, and I’m excited for it!

Later, I’ll give you a tour of the inside.  (Becoming more and more purple by the day!)

Here’s my garden:

Double Hibiscus

Double Hibiscus

Purple Periwinkles

Purple Periwinkles

White Periwinkles

White Periwinkles

I’ve never been a gardener:  but being a homeowner must be inspiring me.  I’ve deadheaded the hibiscus 3x already!

Sleeping peacefully, and QUIETLY, in my own home, that I OWN is wonderful.  Thank God for my Home Sweet Home.

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So Slobby Sewing Space Sequel

Remember not long ago when I boasted about my superb sewing space?

Not changed at all

Not changed at all

Yeah…. not so much now.  😦

In the continuing effort to pare down, by purging, I gave up the nice big gray cabinet, which was wonderful for storage.  Purging  it caused a twinge of angst, but only a small one.

Then, Brother needed more room, so his ginormous bean bag somehow ended up in there.

Brother's Ginormous Beanbag chair

Brother’s Ginormous Beanbag chair

Hmmmm, how exactly did that happen?    That thing is heavy!

Then someone gifted me with a huge bag of fabric for quilting.  Who could turn that down? Not I!

And just when the storage cabinet went away too.

Gray cabinet gone, gone

Gray cabinet gone, gone

Bad timing there!

So, once again it’s a slobby sewing space.  sigh  And here I had been breaking my arm, patting myself on the back that I was making progress.

So how much does it count to have gotten rid of 1 huge thing, when it put the whole room straight back into chaos again??  See how I blamed the cabinet’s absence for the mess, instead of admitting it was me?  Pretty slick, right?

 

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The Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is terrifying to me.  I mean, there’s that big gaping hole,

Dun dun duh- the SINK

Dun dun duh- the SINK

where stuff falls in, and never returns.  And it sounds like a monster is eating it.  And it always stinks over there.  Dishes go there to die, and are never seen again.

The belly of the beast is even more terrifying than its mouth.

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From all the growling noises emanating from under there, it must a HUGE beast.  It’s dark under there, and damp, and musty.

20150421_152050I opened the door, and jumped back real quick-( you know that’s a lie.)

The other side of the dragon's den.

The other side of the dragon’s den.

Question- how did it know that I was going to open the door?  Where does it hide??

What if I reach in there, and something grabs me!  I’ll die of a heart attack!  But, some compensation will be, no one will have to pay for a funeral.  The beast will just eat my flesh and bones, and burp up my metal knee.  Hope I give him indigestion!

Seriously, how often do you beard the dragon in its den??

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Aha!  See?? You are scared too, and just don’t wanna admit it!

Nothing under there is worth my life.  I’ll just wait till Sweet friend, or Brother are around.  Then I’ll ask them to get it for me!  Sounds like a plan!