BRA-less No More

True story Bitmoji

So I had this incredibly stressful evening changing my address at the DMV online. Hopefully I didn’t screw it up because god forbid I won’t be able to vote for one of the doofuses in the early California primary. I waited until tonight because of my tags, which had already been sent, and I wanted to make sure they were actually in my hand before I began messing with stuff. The last thing I need is to stress about my tags being late, or not getting forwarded, or some horrible thing. But they are here, and all is good. (Another time we’ll discuss how I can’t bear it if I put them on the slightest bit crooked.)

Later Bitmoji

But then I was sad because no one tagged me for a Blogger Recognition Award (BRA). Everyone else had a BRA, but I was going around BRA-less and starting to feel a bit self-conscious. I said this to Jim and he took pity on me, bestowing on me what we call in the business a “pity BRA.”

Some of you might think, “that’s no good… I’d be too proud to accept a pity BRA.” Well, that’s you then. Me, I’m taking it. Thanks Jim! I can always count on my good buddy Jim to help me out. I ran right back over here to display my BRA for all to see and get on with doing BRAly things.

Blogger Recognition Award

I thanked Jim already yay! Now I have to bore you all to death with the story of how I began blogging…

In the beginning, all was darkness. Then I turned on a light, made a cup of tea, and thought what the heck am I going to do at 5 in the morning? Some of my writer friends had already begun blogs (2004), in order to promote their books and talk shop, so I decided to do that too. I mostly just blabbed on about whatever I felt like though, which was more fun than sticking to one topic. I was obsessed with stats back then, and this ultimately ruined my blogging experience. I highly recommend not allowing yourself to be consumed by counts of followers and views. In any case, my blog blurged along for several years, as I jabbered on about All The Things, until I got into a flamewar with some nutjobs about pitbulls. That’s when my comments got hacked and things went all kerflooey, to use a technical term.

Eff it all Bitmoji

I gave up blogging! Yep, I archived and deleted that blog and said pffft who needs this?

For about five minutes. Then I made a new blog where I only posted about cupcakes. And cats and shoes. That was boring. It hit the trash can after a little while. I had a few invite-only blogs at times too. Those were a bit more lively. 🌶

Finally, I began Light Motifs on Blogger. It worked out well except I like WordPress better for comments and such, so I made this one as version two. Originally, this particular blog began small-scale and I was mostly posting song lyrics 🎶 regarding a troubled relationship like some teenager. But gradually I branched out to full-on pointless rants and jabber as you see today.

Now, I’m supposed to give two pieces of advice to new bloggeroos. Everybody says the same things… write what you enjoy and don’t obsess about follower numbers yada yada (which I already said anyway), so I’m gonna say new things:

1. Don’t post about the same thing all the time because that’s boring. Unless you’re really really funny, then okay, but chances are you’re not, so don’t.

2. Don’t ask for money just because you exist in the WordPress community. I also exist, as do all the other bloggers here. And guess what? We all like money! Isn’t that an interesting coincidence? Why the hell should I buy someone else “a cup of coffee” because I like one of their posts? I drink coffee too… maybe they should buy me a cup. It’s so freaking ridiculous! Just. Don’t.

Note how my advice is negative rather than positive. That’s just how I am, spreading dark clouds of strife wherever I go.

Santa Bitmoji


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29 responses to “BRA-less No More

  1. Congratulations Paula. I have nominated you for a BRA but the post will be published later today. Great sense of humor.

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  2. And where’s my award? 😛 I got none boo! I’m sad now! X

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  3. Not negative advice. Realistic. Sometimes, you have to smack people back down to earth so they can actually enjoy stuff without annoying others.
    PS: BRA is the Norwegian abbr. for gross living area (bruttoareal). For a moment I was expecting you to talk about your new digs in foreign! 😀

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  4. Perhaps certain characters might be more interested in buying you a coffee if you went BRAless…

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  5. I really enjoyed reading this post as it was filled with funny tidbits which I did not know about you and it also contained brutal honesty, which you have a gift for revealing. You are wearing you BRA proudly.

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  6. I laughed, I cried, I had a great time reading your BRA story and award answers. Congrats on your two BRAs!

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  7. Blogwise, I’m currently on a Trump fetish. Oy. But it’s sooo fun.

    For me.

    I just dump my prolific FB bickerfesting output into my blog. Easy peasy. I get a lot of positive reactions and comments in one of the private FB groups where I also duplicate my Bickerfest output.

    I just can’t help but excoriate that obnoxious dude. It’s so satisfying.

    Anyway, I also wanted to tell you about a strange dream I had last night. It was about you. And it was one of those dreams that seem to go on for hours.

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  8. I am well on board with your negativity.

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  9. I got a BRA so whenever I do the thing, I’ll send you one too. You’ll have 3 BRAs🙊

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  11. Yay for finally getting a BRA! I never know who likes to do these awards so I stopped the nominating part.
    I like how you made such a fun post out of this. 🙂

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  12. Dammit, I thought you had this else I would’ve nominated you!
    Congratulations Paula (and my apologies for oversight) ❤

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  13. Oh!! Well! Then!!

    Seriously, when folks do research and focus on a topic and people use them as a resource, yes, they can ask for a cup of coffee. In fact, I need to start giving a few cups of joe. 😃🤪🤔

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