Friday, September 6, 2013

What, You No like?

Well today I had originally planned to do a whole post on why Holly is the ultimate ray of sunshine, but... you can read her post HERE... LOL

Speaking of getting our feelings hurt (Holly and her Abscent Sunshine Award - LOL)... When you lose a follower(s) on IG, Twitter, your bloggy blog, etc... - I am sure most of you are thinking (as well as me) Why? (we are only human, right?) Did I post something ridiculous, too much kids, too much fatty food, too much ME... (never too much ME - EVER;) Truth me told - losing a follower(s) = reflection back on why they decided to exit your world of the internet?

So in the honor of that today, I am asking YOU all... what do you want to see more of - what do you want me to post more about - TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT? "Help me, help you". I blog for ME but I also blog because I enjoy YOU all - so here is your chance - what do you want from me - hahaha?

I am also putting this out there...What DON'T you like hearing about/seeing? I am a girl who takes constructive criticism - I might cry about on the inside, BUT... I do reflect back on myself and try to understand it from your perspective. NOW... I might not change if it is something that is apart of my core values, BUT I can appreciate your point of view. I might be opening a can of worms here - but hey... I can handle it...

Feel free to leave your wants and/or not wants in the comments below... or email me personally at missmel_joy@yahoo.com - even if you don't comment often and you are thinking something when reading this - DO COMMENT or EMAIL... It's time for me to do some personal reflection and I need your help:)

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On a lighter note... Keep an eye out on IG - my first half marathon this season is Sunday AND... this is the FIRST race I am traveling for. We leave Saturday afternoon and will be back on Sunday afternoon. I am so excited to share this with Holly and K9Bish.

And... for your viewing pleasure - MY BAY BAY BOY! Just cut his hair last night. hahaha


FYI... I am taking Monday off of blogging (I will be gone this weekend and have class on Monday - so a day off sounds appropriate) - I will be back on Tuesday with my race re-cap and hopefully, if I get some comments, answering and adding your WANTS into next weeks posts.

WEEKEND ON

30 comments:

  1. I get all butthurt when I lose someone too. It is hard not too. I have to remind myself that sometimes they follow me on Bloglovin and don't want the email anymore...that or they just hate my face. I had to delete the app that tracked lost IG followers. I just can't deal. HA!

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  2. I'm like whatever - the only place I actually notice it is on my facebook page because the number is right there every time you log on. I don't really look at my GFC and I have no idea about bloglovin' either. LOL

    I want to read what you want to write. I like your flair. Keep doing you.

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  3. I will tell you that when I open up my blogger list yours and Hollys are the first I look for and will open to read. If I am away from the computer and you post about it on IG I will go from the IG app and read in Safari. Stalkerish? Nahhhh- I love your(both you girls) writing styles. I am never bored OR offended with anything you post. Maybe it has to do with knowing you IRL too and I can relate to you, I dunno but I honestly can't think of anything I would want to see different. Love you both:)

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  4. I don't notice but maybe because I'm not in the big time like you. ha! Good luck on your race hot stuff.

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  5. Omi love everything you write! I love hearing about the kids, the workouts the food. It's all motivation for me and so I just want you to continue being you!!

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  6. Oh lady, I totally feel you on that! I didn't know if I was the only one feeling like that (being somewhat new to the whole blogging thing) so it's good to know that I'm not alone! The way I look at it is you started this blog for yourself...and don't change because somebody "leaves" or "unfollows" you. Be true to yourself. I love your style, your writing and your beautiful face! So if it helps, I'm not going anywhere!! :)

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  7. What is there not to like here. I love reading about your health journey and your kiddos. You inspire me to get off my a$$ and do something about my baby weight.

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  8. I read because you are you! You are real and I just love ya! I mean there arent many people who share my love of the cards, swedish fish, and gushing over adorable kids so as long as you keep being you, Ima be right hurr!! Oh and your fashion sense is much better than mine so if you wanted to add more of that...have a great weekend doll!! :)

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    1. Fashion - not my forte (hahaha) but you got it girl!!!

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  9. I hate losing people. I feel like before baby I had this great following, people were invest in my adoption story. Now that we have baby, no one emails, texts, losing followers. I get hurt too. But I keep trying to remind myself I am blogging for my kids. So they have something to look back at. This moment in time will be captured for them.

    You talk a lot about running, I get it. It's cool. I like to read about it, it's inspiring. But what else does Mel do? You have school, running, and kids. Oh and you like watching baseball. I'm guessing you don't scrapbook because you don't like to collect things, hehehe. What's an interest of yours, a hobby? Photography, baking, crafting, decorating, etc? I wanna hear something we may not guess about you!!!

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    1. Yes you got it girl!!! Love this... Something you might not know? Hummmm? LOL

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  10. I want to see more of you in real life....like in Memphis! :)

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  11. You rarely talk about yor husband! Besides the of the link ups (like the wedding one), I would think that you were a single mom! Do you go on dates? You met in college (a while ago), how do you keep things interesting?

    Btw, I love your taste in music! You can post about that all day long!

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  12. Losing people hurts my feelings too. Every single time...except for one who had zero sense of humor. Didn't hate to see her go. Girl, you're amazing just the way you are! (and now Bruno Mars is stuck in my head)

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  13. I want to see more of your fabulous home decor. The pics you put up of Wes Man's room were amazing. I need style ideas to copy, yo! :)

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  14. Love to see some more of your work out routines? Videos? Not comfortable doing that? Ummmm maybe just sharing what u do on arms day leg day core day? What stretches u do to stay limber for running?

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  15. But ALSO just you!!!! You are a bright spot with your blog! Maybe people just have too much to read (I did at one point) but your awesome and keep rocking! :)

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  16. I love reading your blog! I'm always so disappointed when you and Holly don't post. You both seem to have this 'working, hot mama' thing down so I read for life lessons. :) My blog isn't big so I don't necessarily worry about followers there yet but I always think 'why' on FB. Lol.

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  17. I love everything you talk about!! Can't wait to see you lovely ladies tomorrow!!! I still can not believe it is here already!!!

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  18. I love everything you talk about!! Can't wait to see you lovely ladies tomorrow!!! I still can not believe it is here already!!!

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  19. I love your IG, blog and you, just the way they/you are! I lose followers daily....don't understand why, but I guess I am just not everyone's cup of tea. I get that. Still stings though, we are human after all. Have a great race weekend!

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  20. I want more face to face time with you!!!! We must find a way to make this happen more often... WITHOUT running!! :)

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  21. I love you just the way you are. Is that a song? Good luck this weekend! I know you girls will do great! I was in your neighborhood today at lunch, and I almost texted you. But then I chickened out. womp. womp.

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  22. I go into a crying jag for a week when I lose followers, especially since I don't have many. Ok, that might be an exaggeration but I do get pretty sad and beat myself up over it for awhile. :(

    As for what I want to see more of, I want to see more of MEL!!! More outfits, you don't post those as much anymore, more of your 'boring' day to day stuff, not just the stuff you think we want to hear about, cuz I want to know it all! What did you eat for lunch? What was for supper? What crazy dream did you have lst night? I just want to know more about Mel. :) Love you girl!

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  23. I think you are great. I read your blog every day and follow you on IG. Love your sense of humor. Some people have the personality and the sense of humor of a tampoon. I know it stings but people will drop off. Keep being YOU! I don't like blogs where they never struggle and their lives are picture perfect. That is not real life, that is a highlight reel. Keep it authentic, just like are.

    TLSchinkel

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  24. The only follower count I really pay attention to is GFC and that has been unchanged for months. Weird. I do get hurt when someone I talk to on a fairly regular basis cuts me out which has happened recently. Their loss, I say.

    I love to hear your stories and you should totally vlog them. You have a way of telling a story that is hilarious! Plus, I just love you. :)

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  25. It always feels so personal to lose a follower, even though I usually have not personal reasons for unfollowing someone in the first place. I love that you keep it real! I can't stand it when bloggers try to play off that they're perfect, or like everything is sunshine and quadricorns.

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  26. Ummmmm the better question is what is wrong with those ppl? How could anyone not love you?(non stalkerish of course).... You inspire me daily and you are such an amazing woman....I remember when I first read your blog I immediately followed.....aren't we all tryin to live in a gangstas paradise? Xoxo

    Ps I love your blog the way it is....as well as your IG

    HATERS GON HATE!

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  27. I love your blog! I found you through mama Laughlin a long time ago. I love how easy going and positive you are! Keep it up!!!

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