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Why do I like PT? She's a fascinating read...


Why do I like PT? She's a fascinating read...

I need to answer some e-mail generated from this post.

If I don't un-flip my b*tch switch soon my sparkling aura of creativity is going to fizzle and die before I finish composing my next iTune... I am trying to do a YouTube over here so I'll make this mini-rant quick.

Point #1: There is a reason why I don't take anonymous comments on my blog any more. I FRIGGIN' HATE COMMENT SPAM. It's not because I want to limit criticism or discourse, I'm simply tired of the endless links to nowhere from hacks trying to get a free ride off of my SEO. I have better things to do than delete and report links to malicious scripts. Besides, I like all the fun e-mails I get (like yours - LOL).

Point #2: No one puts words in my mouth. I am chatty and catty enough to do so on my own.

Point #3: I endorse what I like for free because I REALLY REALLY LIKE IT.

Point #4: Everyone who hopped into paypal to buy Penelope Trunk's new limited edition sold out book (inspired by a conversation with her girlfriend Melissa) is getting an autographed copy. I am not special. I did not say that to act as if I was special. I said it because I am happy to be getting one. I am a bloody fan of the woman. Geez...  

If you had the opportunity to follow the advice and adventures of a plain spoken person who routinely leaves herself vulnerable to attack while teaching you something useful from personal and business experience would you do it? I DID.

Unlike some of you hit and run flavor of the day twitter attention span readers who can't get past a controversial tweet, I actually spend a lot of time lurking on the websites of the writers I enjoy and will not un-subscribe or un-follow from them if they do something funky. My hanging around doesn't mean I agree with everything that a person says, it just means after 46 years of schlepping around on this planet I've learned to enjoy people for who they are and what they bring to the table.

You want to know what I get out of it? Read. My. Lips.

(a) A self directed person suffering from Asperger syndrome who is determined to be responsible for her future. My 9 year old suffers from Autism. My 5 year old suffers from PDD-NOS. They have speech delays so I can't always find out what it is like to have their minds lock down. Because of Penelope Trunk I know what it's like.

(b) Penelope Trunk will believe in herself when others do not. I want my kids to be self-nurturing too.

(c) Penelope Trunk is action oriented - chicka will carry an idea from thought into reality. I love that. I get that. I can pull music and art out of my head. My kids are following in my footsteps in that regard and I let them manage my artistic career. The shorties are the boss of me. They even think they're friggin' Realtors and expect to be working in the family business.

You think PT sucks? Seriously? You're trying to "save me" by suggesting a better caliber of writer because I tweet the Harvard Business Review and Jango Music?

I should be linking to Harvard and not P?

Oh really?

Did you think I'd let you fire off your little prissy electronic missive without a friggin' answer? DID YOU?

Are you still waiting for me to respond to your offer to mentor my writing? Good. I'll send you this link. I have three mentors. No thank you.

I can do an entire outline of the alphabet and still have a list of relevant NICE stuff left over to say about P longer than my toilet paper roll. This is social media where we all live a virtual life. None of us are perfect. The mistake you have made with me is that you failed to realize that I am a transparent writer. I say what I think. I say what I mean. I do NOT link for brownie points. I frequently answer my e-mail in public AND I HAVE LOTS OF ISSUES but kissing ass isn't one of them. I earned the nickname Wordy C. The only ass I have to kiss is my hubby's (LOL).

You have no idea how offended I am with your arrogance... So what if I've only been writing since 2008. You obviously don't read me because you have no idea who I really am, what I have done and what I am capable of doing.

You have pushed my virtual buttons. I am seething...

Thank you for inspiring me to write about Penelope.

Blog post therapy done.




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Comment balloon 7 commentsC Tann-Starr • May 10 2011 09:47PM


Now take a really deep breath and let it out!  AHHHH better.

I think "they" are definitely messing with the wrong person.

BTW, I really miss you. Are you coming to say goodbye to the Chocolate house?. It settles in a couple of weeks.



Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 9 years ago

OMG - Margaret I do hope so because I love Lucy's house and composed a lot of music there (that I haven't released yet). My schedule is extremely tight because of the book and next gallery show. I have several portraits spread all over my apartment and three are custom presents so they have to get done ASAP. I really miss visiting you guys in MD. I am desperately trying to make my deadlines... I'll call you tomorrow, okay? We can do our F.A.F.A. workout together when I get there (LOL). ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

C Tann---the more I read you...the more I want to read your posts. Your brain forces mine to run at rapid speed.  It's a great feeling!  Thanks for the needed mental exercise.

Posted by Kirsten Lindquist, Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country (Pacific Union International) over 9 years ago

Wow, someone definitely got on your wrong side! LOL Fool that they are. ^_^

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) over 9 years ago

You wrote about PT a few years ago, and I have been a fan ever since.  Straight shooter, simple writer, but incredibly powerful.

Posted by Sally Dunbar, Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale (Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area)) over 9 years ago

Thank you, Kirsten :-)

LOL @ Maria. It was one of those if I could climb through the computer and travel the Internet to strangle you I would moments (too much caffeine, eh? - LOL). The whole tone of that thing just burnt my bacon to a crisp. Talk about get your knickers twisted. My mouth fell open. I read every word and thought: OMG - I need a vacation fron stupid people. Then I got mad. Really, really angry. Seriously so... (sigh)

Sally, I've been lurking over there almost the entire time I've been a blogger. She really does fascinate me and some of the YouTubes have hilarious guest speaker moments (LOL). I love her writing but hardly ever comment. I'm usually too busy reading all the arguments going on after a post. There's always someone who wants to rewrite what you wrote because they think their idea is better. My attitude is go write your own post on your own dime and not in the comments section of someone else's blog. The comment section is for comments to move the conversation along, not advertise yourself. P is nice. She actually leaves the comment spam there (LOL). Links are suppose to help the conversation, not steal another writer's traffic (or mess with their fans across social media sites - might get a cranky b*tch - LOL). ;-)

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