A New Start

Hi Friends,

Just so you know, everything’s fine. I didn’t have an accident or ingest the wrong berry. My head is OK, or at least as OK as it can be.

I signed up for Blogging 101.

Yes, I’ve been blogging for a while. BUT, because the last Blogging 101 happened right before I began my blog I thought I could learn something and fix my blogging boo-boos.

Introduce Myself

My name is Barbie. I’m a goofball and kind of the opposite of an M&M-my hard shell is on the inside. I am in the process of writing my childhood memoir that I would love to see on the New York Times Bestseller’s list. The problem lies in the fact that I’ve had no training in writing. OK, I did take one workshop in memoir writing and I’m starting the follow-up course in a few weeks. Minimal, but it will do for now. I am, however, enjoying the challenge.

Now for the real problem: As in any good memoir, the depths of your soul need to be revealed. This is not easy because of my M&M shell on the inside. I need some support here people. Warm hands will melt that shell.

All in all it’s as grimy a goal as an oil change and I will need a lot of Goop to clean up the mess. If you don’t hear from me it’s because I’m washing my hands. Goop

My Goals for Blogging 101

Well that’s a little personal isn’t it?

  • Write because I enjoy it.
  • Practice putting personality on paper – I seriously didn’t intend to make alliteration here, but now that it’s there I’ll keep it.
  • Learn something from about WordPress.
  • Attract an audience And here’s more alliteration. I’m beginning to see a bad writing habit. Just ignore that and join my blog.
  • Pretend that sharing personal info is no big deal.

Easy right?

My Blog 

  • Life, Family, Travel, Nonsense, Quotes, Pictures of faces

Wait a sec. Pictures of faces?

Yes. Pictures of faces.

Like children with big eyes? Women weaving baskets? Men looking macho?

No. Pictures of faces I find in random places, like in the knot of a tree or a sewer drain.


Because I see faces everywhere and they all have a distinct character. I also fear for the loss of creativity in mankind so I’m doing my part to keep it going. It’s good for the brain, and the soul.

Oh. Ok. Whatever.

One More Thing

My blog is light-hearted and silly. I aim to keep it a happy place to visit when writing my memoir brings me to the low-down hoe-down. (I live in Montana. I do believe they still have hoe-downs here.) If I have a deep moment please don’t drop me on the tile. That’s when I’m the most fragile.

C’est tout. (Yes, I speak French.) Thanks for visiting.

Love, Barbie

Is my eye bleeding?
Is my eye bleeding?





8 thoughts on “A New Start

    1. Oh Jenny. Thank you so much for the nice support and the nomination. I am happy to accept and spread the hugs throughout the blogosphere. However, I will need about 23 cups of coffee before I finish the task. 🙂

      Thank you for reading my blog and supporting weirdness in the world.

      1. Haha, more than happy to make a team effort in spreading and supporting the weirdness! Really pleased you have accepted the nomination. And yes, 23 cups of coffee sounds about right! I’ll look forward to reading your answers when you are done. 🙂

  1. Wow. Really enjoyed going through it and loved your writing. Can’t wait to read that memoir of yours and see it on New York Times Bestseller’s List. 🙂 🙂 😀 Best of luck with that and we will always be there to support you… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Hi Barbie! Never swear off alliteration! It’s a poetic device that can be used to wonderful effect, when used consciously and judiciously. I love alliteration and will defend it to the death.

    Writing memoir is a tricky road, I understand. I’d love to know more about the one you’re writing. Deep moments are allowed. Required, actually. Go courageously and trust yourself. Be unapologetically yourself.

    I love your narrative voice in this post, by the way.

    1. Thank you so much for the nice compliment and the encouragement. I appreciate you taking the time to give me a much needed lift.

      I am also a huge fan of alliteration. That’s why I kept it in there. 🙂

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