Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Confessions, Kilts, Ghosts, Sleep- Blog Mash-Up Time!

First of all I have a confession. Okay, I find myself saying that a lot. I blame that on the fact that I am Catholic. Forgive me Father, but I am WAY too wordy. I have a hard time telling a short story. I have an equally difficult time editing my words, each one is so precious. But you know the saying “sometimes less is more”, I need to practice that a little more often. That’s why Coleen’s post hit home. I dare you to head over to her blog and just see if you can sum it all up in 6 words. 6 little words people! I was amazed at what an long story just 6 words can tell.

Have you ever thought of trademarking yourself? Well, to be honest I haven’t really given it much thought until today. But I began to think I might be a little irritated if someone else began calling themselves Eskimo Kisses and Air Hugs. I mean, who else would do that? But someone might try to steal  it and it would be a whole new kind of identity theft . It would be my online identity and that wouldn’t be good. I was happy to read there is a way to prevent this on Jeannie’s blog. She’ll give you the low down on how she did it.

I recently just finished a book about ghosts I found from the author of this blog.. I’m not normally a paranormal kinda gal, but these ghosts hailed from Scotland over 700 years ago. I’ve got to tell you if my hero isn’t a cowboy, it’s a Highland Warrior. Stetsons or kilts, doesn’t matter they both work for me. So when I stumbled across this link from Mike’s blog about Ghost reviewers it grabbed my attention. Sadly, no kilts are involved in this post, but he does bring to light how some book reviews may not all be on the up and up. Something to think about as we read reviews and allow them to influence whether or not we buy the book.

I know that my eldest daughter’s birthday is just around the corner when the Oscar nominations are announced. We keep saying we’re going to throw her a red carpet birthday celebration since her birthday is always near the Oscar ceremony. This year one of my favorite actresses is up for an Oscar, again. And she starred in a movie my girls and I love to watch and then go around the house for days singing, “I work all night, I work all day To pay the bills I have to pay Ain't it sad?”… Fabio blogs about this favorite actress and all her nominations on his blog today. You should check it out.

It’s been a rainy day here today and really I just want to get under the covers, read, do some writing and dream so my Highland ghost can pay me a visit. Thanks Ginger for posting about sleep, dreaming, creativity and the such today. Now I won’t feel getting for getting some much needed sleep.

I’d love to hear what you have to say about any of these topics, especially the Stetson vs kilt question. And if you are a man, which would you rather wear?


Coleen Patrick said...

What a cool surprise Kara! Thanks for the shout out. I love your 6 words. Isn't it crazy how it makes you think? I think I've been self-editing all day, trying to put all my thoughts in neat 6 word sentences.
I love Meryl Streep too and a red carpet party sounds awesome--you will have to blog about it! :)

Karen McFarland said...

How fun Kara! Today it must be Mash-up day! Love these posts girl. And never worry with us about being wordy. We love all your words! :)

Ginger said...

Oh my gosh, Kara, thanks so much for including me in your mash-up! I'm honored and thrilled. And, I see a couple blog posts that I missed … so thanks for offering such great resources.


Fabio Bueno said...

Thanks for including me in your mashup, Kara! What a lovely surprise!
I liked Jeannie's blog, thanks for letting us know about trademarks.

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

thanks for the shout out kara! i hope no one every calls themselves eskimo kisses and air hugs!! you need to hop on that trademark girl! :)

i'm a follower now!

Warren Baldwin said...

A stetson. But I respect the guys in the kilts. Scotland has an amazing history. Check out the background to the song, "You take the high road and I'll take the low road." Very tragic and sad, but an amazing song and piece of history. Retelling it will keep an audience spellbound (I've seen it).

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