Updated in July 2018
I am a big fan of actually getting off the computer and meeting people in real life. Computers are fun, but they are ideally suited for connecting us with REAL people. People who you can see, touch, take pictures with and get to know better over some iced tea. I attended a blog conference last year in Charlotte, NC, where I was able to meet some awesome, powerful women who are using their blogs and platforms for telling all sorts of stories.
This year we have committed to getting to know each other on a deeper level by participating in a weekly blog series called, ‘Meet ‘Em Monday’. Catchy, right? This week, it’s my turn! Drumroll please for my answers to the weekly questions. By participating in this directed-blogging, I hope you will get to meet some of the fabulous women that I met and learn just a little bit more about me.
How long have I been blogging?
I have been blogging off and on since 2007. The URL for my blog has changed a couple times, and I usually have more than one website I’m working on at the same time, but I have been writing online for over 11 years. Wow, time has flown!
Why do I blog?
I blog because I want to increase my circle of influence. And I blog to share the knowledge that you can be who you really are and be successful. The more I blog and the more people I meet, the more my life is transformed. So I blog because I want to return the favor by relentlessly seeking out those who want to hear from me and making myself available. I am really passionate about my message and wake up every day excited to share it.
Who is my current blog crush?
I have a couple blog crushes! I love Susie Moore‘s blog because she is so sassy and she talks about confidence and showing up in the world. (Sound familiar?) And I love No Sidebar. No Sidebar is about minimalism on the surface, but underneath it challenges me to focus on the important stuff and let everything else go.
If I were stuck on a deserted island indefinitely and could only bring three things, which items would I bring and why?
I am assuming that my desert island has excellent wi-fi and electricity (I may be cheating…) so I am bringing my Macbook Pro because it has everything including a microphone, a Kindle app and Skype for calling people; a never-ending supply of lip balm because I don’t want my lips to be crusty when I’m eventually rescued by an Idris Elba look-alike who is currently working as a good samaritan-type pirate; and my Vitamix because on the island I will need to make a lot of frosty cold fruit drinks.
If I was given a $25,000 shopping spree at a store of my choice, which one would I choose?
This was THE most difficult question, but my answer would be Amazon.com. That’s a store, right? I think the reason is pretty obvious. If Amazon is not a fair response, I will pick Walmart. The Walmart pick is hysterical because I rarely go there, but I figure they would have the broadest range of stuff for me to buy to delight my friends and family. If I picked the Apple store, many of them would be bitter, even though I could easily spend $25K in that place.
If a movie was made out of my life, what type of film would it be? Which actress would play me?
It would be a slightly cheesy, Lifetime-ish, straight-to-DVD combination of Waiting to Exhale and La Femme Nikita. I love sisterhood, wisdom and empowerment, but there needs to be some serious butt-kicking and action as well. And let’s just go ahead and book Angela Bassett right now to play me.
What is my biggest addiction?
Popcorn! They know me by name at my local popcorn shop and I have a dream of eventually owning a Garrett’s so I can eat there every day for free.
What is my favorite flavor of ice cream?
I’m not much of an ice cream eater, but I have been known to work with Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone.
Which celebrity annoys me the most?
Most of them! Especially those women who embarrass themselves and all of the rest of us with ovaries, by fighting with each other over men who could care less and are clearly not worth their efforts. I want us to value ourselves more and I fear for young girls watching those shows and thinking that behavior is normal or acceptable or worth losing your soul over for the love of fame and money.
What is my dream job?
I have another tie. Job 1) professional life coach (YEAH I DO THIS NOW!!), Job 2) owning a WNBA team.
What are my three favorite posts on my blog?
Fear. Throat. Punch. (I like this because it’s about silencing fear)
How to stop breaking all the promises you make to yourself this one seems pretty self-explanatory.
The Day I Didn’t Have it In Me (I like this one because of the outpouring of love I received after posting it from the most unlikely sources)
So you got to Meet Me a little more today. How did that taste? Let me know in the comments below and please, have a POWERFUL day!