Featured Blogger: Very ME! // yadadarcyyada #DonnaAmazing

I have always been me and despite many attempts to make me not me, I still seem to manage to be me. That’s not always a good thing. Read some of my stuff, comment, critique, praise, ignore, puzzle, or just do whatever you want. That’s my blog bio entitled, “Very Me”; has been since 2013…

Taylor Swift’s song, ME! is making ME rethink my Very Me title, so I’m running a contest to help ME pick a new blog bio title, with no prizes whatsoever, except knowing you’ve helped ME!

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Connection comes with risk. Always has, always will. Connecting offers up our minds, hearts, who we are, who we want to be, who we don’t want to be – all wide open! Connection has many benefits: love, happiness, acceptance, companionship…but there’s a flip side, we also open ourselves to: rejection, disappointment, ridicule, pain, and a whole other host of suffering.

Do the best you can 
until you know better. 
Then 
when you know better, 
do better. 
~Maya Angelou 

I’m wrong a lot, 
no, maybe wrong 
is the wrong word. 
I’m on a persistent path of change. 
Sometimes I want that change. 
Sometimes I don’t. 
Sometimes I’m not even aware 
things have changed until…well, 
that’s another story for another day.

None of this means we should stop trying to connect. Connect cautiously. 

Beware, connection machines like: 
Taylor Swift, 
Ryan Reynolds, 
Cristiano Ronaldo,  
Selena Gomez, 

all the sundry 
Kardashians/Jenners, 
Kanye West, 
Ariana Grande, 
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 
Camila Cabello, 

various 
‘Royals’, 
Jordan Peele (new Twilight Zone, nice and out there), 
Beyonce, 
each and every 
Marvel hero and villain 
Anyone see or want to see 
Avengers: Endgame
No spoilers. 
Now waiting for 
Toy Story 4
The Big Bang Theory or Game of Thrones finales? (The Big Game of Thrones Bang Theory?) 
They always have us waiting for something; 
Disney, Apple, McDonald’s, 
Toyota, Microsoft, Wendy’s, 
Visa, Post, Nike, Samsung, 

ACME, Kraft, Mastercard, 
BMW, Trump, LG, Walmart, 
Sony, Burger King, 
Volkswagon, Huawei, 
Warner Bros,
 etc. – 
are all about selling. 
Fluff connections. 

People love the rich and famous (or simply infamous), or hate them (or love to hate them), often for all the same reasons, and pay way too much attention to them and way too much money (even money they don’t have) to be like them. Connection should bring us together for the greater good not just to make us want to buy more goods. 

Social media whips people into a frenzy of, er, frothy connection with a cultivated, data-driven mix of: exaggerated praise, repetition, cruel attacks, misunderstandings, FOMO, repetition, deliberately aggressive language, SEO, influencers, native advertising, gossip, repetition, etc. True connection isn’t about massive numbers, they might be impressive, but what do they really mean?

People are people, 
no matter their title, 
bank accounts,
wheels, 
clothes, 
or what they use to connect. 
It’s choice, 
your connections to make. 
Like blogging, you put an offering 
of your mind and heart 
into a blog post, 
press 
Publish 
trying for a real connection.
Good stuff: readers feeling something (yeah!!!), 
comments, follows, shares, likes. 
Bad stuff: readers feeling something (shudder!!!), 
rude comments, unfollows, threats.
Sometimes, simply silence, like digital crickets 
(in blogspace no one can hear you blogscream). 

Newsflash, you can’t get any connection without beginning. If you want to connect, find people with common interests, start a club, join a club, (except a serial killer club, skip that meeting and report it); find people you’d like to know, not just those you think you should know. If you want to blog, write a blog post. Publish it (this part is super important). Connect with other bloggers, readers, etc. 

Here are a few of my past, umm, attempts at connection…

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/04/10/im-hooked-on-a-feeling/ 

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/01/06/im-not-inclined-to-resign-to-maturity/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/03/25/welcome-to-your-life/ 

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/06/10/cant-you-just-pretend-to-be-nice/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/08/27/message-in-a-bottle/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/01/26/two-can-keep-a-secret-if-one-of-them-is-dead/


https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/09/16/you-had-me-at-cake/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/08/31/fibromylagia-is-just-another-word-for-lazy/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/02/02/theres-no-crying-in-blogging/ 

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/02/06/dont-stop-me-now/

But wait, there’s more!

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/01/04/so-youve-ruined-your-lifenow-what/ 

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/06/21/how-to-get-your-book-published/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/03/20/25-ways-to-stay-alive-in-a-horror-movie/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/04/22/all-the-ways-im-told-im-stupid-everyday/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/08/25/rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/04/07/you-know-youre-obsessed-with-game-of-thrones-when/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/05/25/crapathy/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/04/19/50-things-to-get-busy-doing-before-50/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/02/20/compassion-never-goes-out-of-style/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/08/22/umbrella/

So shake it off, we know All Too Well that Haters Gonna Hate. Connect anyway…Look What you Made Me Do, I’m blogging again.

Ways to contact me (on my ‘home’ planet):  iwanttobelieve@rogers.com 

I’m a perfect twit (on come on now, no one is perfect):  https://twitter.com/yadadarcyyada 

Rarely there, but almost always baffled by humanity: https://www.facebook.com/yadadarcyyada 

The desert where I wander (mostly looking for desserts):  http://www.pinterest.com/dpark2/

I really don’t mind 
if you want to send ME 
free stuff
(trying to sound 
cool about it, but…
I love free stuff!).
I gratefully accept
promotional materials,
but respectfully reserve
the right to decide whether
said promotional material
are suitable for my blog.
100% honest reviews
and the opinions,
thoughts, and beliefs
will be my own,
not that of the provider,
party, or manufacturer.

Donations also gratefully accepted (but certainly not required) to offset blogging (not chocolate) costs. Help save the endangered broke and obscure bloggers who once roamed the internet free. It’s Paypal, for anyone including, but not limited to eccentric billionaires who want to adopt a broke and obscure blogger.

Bloggers struggling (like ME!) with the new “Block” or “Gutenberg” Editor on WordPress, yes, it’s difficult, if anyone tells you differently they have a Premium account, are a computer genius or maybe they’re a computer! 

Is it worth it? I don’t see it. Classic Editor, basic and awkward, yes, but this is waaaaaaay more time-consuming. 

Easier for those new to WP, ha, like they care, we’re all just lab rats in their data experiments. Wish they’d bring back the editor from 2013 – fast, easy, so very very easy. I did this post as a test, what do you think dear readers, stay with this or go back to the Classic

Oh and I almost forgot, please follow my blog https://yadadarcyyada.com 

Goodbye Peter Mayhew, 
forever in our hearts 
as 
Chewbacca
“GGGWARRRHHWWWW.”
“AAARARRRGWWWH.”
“RRRAARRWHHGWWR.”

Indeed, words to live by.

On Star Wars Day 
(isn’t that every day?)
May The Fourth Be With You 
(and 
Happy Revenge of the Fifth,
though I prefer to 
celebrate on 
May 6th
after 
Cinco de Mayo,
makes more sense). 
Hope each day 
treats you kindly.

Source: // yadadarcyyada

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