Practicing Self-Love: My 10 Commandments

ahhh…endearment 🙂

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I am glad that you are reading this post. This isn’t by chance or you just so happened to “stumble” across this post. It was meant to be. Self-love is an individual journey that only YOU can pilot, but often we allow others to direct us consciously and/or unconsciously.

In 2013 I met my mentor, Marion Christopher Pugh, who inspired me to develop my own journey of self-love through his everyday life. He has created his own environment of tranquility, happiness, and support even in the most toxic areas and moments. If you ever have a conversation with Chris I am sure you have heard him say “love yourself.” These two words carried me since I have met him. Sounds completely cheesy, but that is where my true self-love journey began and I am still growing. This journey is a life-time mastery, but it is beautiful struggle that takes time…

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Procrastination Is Over…

OMG! So I know I stated a while back that I would stop procrastinating and begin blogging consistently as I first began. I love and enjoy researching, learning new things and getting to share those things with you all. I love the support that I’ve had and gained since my blog first launched. I appreciate the feedback and interaction that you all have given as well. If not for my audience, I wouldn’t have a blog…really. Yes so little, but I never thought that I’d get this many followers and that’s something for me to be proud of. I realize in order to keep my followers and to keep the support…I should probably continue blogging!

My blog initially started as a class project, then led to a passion for me. Then I slowly began to get sidetracked with other things and forgot that I even had a blog. Life happened! But anyhow, I said all of that to say that I will continue to grow with you all through my blog. And I ask that you continue to support me and my efforts on 🙂

Interesting. Manteresting.


It seems to be agreed on that women are the target audience for the social media platform Pinterest. Do you agree or disagree?

I do agree that women are the target audience for Pinterest, but I am not sure if it began that way. There are many men using Pinterest. Most of these men pin things pertaining to architecture, food, manly funny things and men’s fashion. There are also men who use Pinterest for inspiration geared toward their career and hobbies.

Reading the article, Does Pinterest Really Need More Men?, it stated that ‘recruiting more male users would indeed increase the [Pinterest] scale and eventual revenues. More is better!’

First of all, are we really saying that 3.42 billion women — representing half the human race, including 160 million people or 50.8% of the U.S. population — aren’t a large enough target market to support a social media site through advertising?

More practical question: is it even possible for Pinterest to substantially increase its male user base? Here there are two somewhat related issues — men’s perceptions of the site, and fundamental differences in how the genders spend their time on aspirational media.

I would agree that a male’s perception of the site would be the biggest block to getting the male user base increased. When I think of Pinterest, I think of girly things and cute hobbies to take on. I would think that a guy would see this the same. But, I also see why Pinterest is seeking to gain more male users. At the end of the day, everyone wants to gain a dollar. If this is Pinterest’s way of getting more income, I say let’s raise awareness, change Pinterest’s perception and recruit more men!

Do you have a Pinterest account? If so, how many boards do you have? What types of items do you pin most often?

I used to pin A LOT, but now I don’t see the interest anymore. All I would do is sit around, looking for photos and creative inspiration-hobby photos that I know I would never have time to do. It was fun, while it lasted…for about 3 days. I can honestly say that I just don’t see the point of pinning. I mean it’s just a photo blog. A photo blog about someone’s likes, dislikes, inspirations and hopeful dream vacations! Come ON!

I don’t want to knock Pinterest. By all means, I salute those who have the time for it.

There are “male versions” of Pinterest: Manteresting, Gentlemint, and Dudepins just to name a few. Do you have or know anyone who has an account with any of these websites (or similar sites)? If so, what is it about the site which drew you to it? Do you think any of your friends would be interested in having an account on one of these sites?

I do not know of anyone who uses these particular sites, and I don’t think any of my friends would have the time of day to keep up with all the pinning. I think it is a cute hobby for someone older, who has no time on his hands or even as a fun hobby. I guess. The Manteresting site looks just like the Gentlemint site, which I don’t think there is a need for both sites. They are both geared towards ‘everything that’s manly’ and there is no physical difference to me, besides the web addresses.