The Naked Blogger

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Real Estate Cafe LLC

The Naked BloggerMany have asked why I chose the pen name... The Naked Blogger.  Especially since I'm a relatively conservative gal who's pretty much chosen the straight and narrow path through life... accompanied by none other than a trusted moral compass.  So what's all the fuss about The Naked Blogger?  

When I was in the sixth grade, I dabbled in a game or two of Truth or Dare.  Every time someone asked... Truth or Dare, I waited with eager anticipation to hear the answer.  Sometimes the risky behavior that followed filled me with curiosity.  However, my fascination for the game quickly ended when I accepted a dare that sent me to the closet with a boy I didn't like.  Awkward for sure, but a useful lesson in teaching me to make wiser choices.     

The Truth is...  getting naked doesn't have to be awkward.  Inhibition often comes from a place of fear, and fear can paralyze us from speaking the truth.  We're afraid to say what we mean for fear someone may criticize us.  We're afraid of being perceived as boring for fear someone may reject us.  We're afraid of being misunderstood for fear someone may twist our words and use them against us.  Fear is a relentless hand... holding us back from being ourselves and letting it all hang out.  Embracing truth... exposes our nakedness and helps us to see our greatest potential.  

The Naked Blogger... dares to strip down to the bare essentials, willing to reveal oneself completely to his/her audience.  It doesn't require a lesson in pole dancing to get comfortable in your own skin.  It requires knowing and understanding who you are and remaining true to oneself.  There are plenty of exceptional writers out there who have perfected their craft.  It would be easy and tempting to emulate another's style, but authenticity comes from being true and genuine to your own style.  

The Naked BloggerThe Naked Blogger... knows how to cater to his/her audience by offering bite size morsels of truth that are pleasing and tasty to the palate.  Presenting a genuine and intriguing message gives the reader good reason to come back for more.  I'm not suggesting a 'bare it all' style... some things are meant to be privately savored.  The goal is to create a better blog by offering a down to earth, raw and real glimpse of you without pretense or subtext. 

The Naked Blogger... creates a sense of intimacy by removing all walls that stand between you and your reader.  The Naked Blogger communicates openly, honestly, with feeling and fluency, offering a refreshingly transparent point of view combined with a genuine sense of vulnerability.  That's where the craving starts, the sparks fly and the magic begins.

And that my friends, is the reason I chose the pen name... The Naked Blogger.  

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 Real Estate Cafe LLC - Melinda Peterson

   Melinda Peterson - Real Estate Cafe LLC

 

Melinda Peterson ~ Principal Broker

The Naked Blogger

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Thank you kindly John.  I too, have perused your blog and I can see that you have a great sense of humor ;)  AR is a collective community of souls delighting in laughter on a daily basis.  Nice to meet you in the Rain and I hope to see more of you in my neck of the woods.  I'll certainly be stopping by to visit more often.

July 18, 2011 03:00 PM
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Melinda ~ not only did I enjoy your title, I enjoyed what you wrote.  And fear can really halt us in our tracks.

July 18, 2011 03:53 PM
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Mary Stewart
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Hi Melinda ~ Perfect post and also love the title.  I am finding that learning to blog/post is also about learning to let go and take a chance, take the risk of exposure of who you are.  It, I am finding is quite enlightening.

July 18, 2011 07:38 PM
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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Two of my favorite Naked Bloggers...

Dawn ~ Thanks a bunch sweetie!

Mary ~ It's all about letting go and taking chances!

July 20, 2011 04:08 AM
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Hi Mel,

You mean we should get naked and put our foot in mouth at the same time?  That takes courage, but you can't look back.  Soon after it'll all feel natural.  Nice post!

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