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  1. Tracy
    October 9, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    I’m impressed with your numbers. I have to admit I was overjoyed when I got over 300 hits when I announced that I got engaged – the stat was almost as exciting as the engagement (just kidding – a little).

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 11:29 am

      It’s bizarre to me, and possibly sad? How crazed with enthusiasm I was… shouting at my husband—I AM A ROCKSTAR. Then the next day, mourning my immediate fall from grace.

      I’m jealous you got to blog about your engagement. I wasn’t nearly smart enough to have gotten on the blogwagon soon enough.

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  2. Karen B.
    October 9, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Victoria,
    Hilarious, but seriously, if they ask you to become Princess of England, can I be your driver or valet or something? We could all hang out with Kate and Will and laugh and attend British sporting events.
    The problem with blogging, as I see it after 3+ years of doing it, and pretty much scratching my head as to why 376 readers liked a post about other bloggers, I see no rhyme or reason for one bloggers over the top numbers and why others (moi) fall into some abyss of non-celebrity. I often say, well, I’m doing this for me, a kind of journal. Who are we kidding, it’s fun to know other folks are reading our ramblings and even commenting.
    For what it’s worth, I consider your blog writing to ‘rock star’ worthy and I believe all of your readers feel the same. They just don’t always comment. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. Please keep doing what you do, it’s the best of entertainment and fun a person can have on a computer.
    xo,
    Karen

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

      Firstly, Kate will need to leave. Sad, I know… everyone likes her. Also, I will be keeping her wardrobe and hats.

      Secondly, I will need someone to manage the English country house… as I do not plan to spend any time there. Why have a country house if you have a palace? I’m sure you are just the person for the job.

      After hitting publish on this, I immediately had horrible feelings of cringing and anxiety. Why did I think this was a good topic to blog about? Note to self—stick to writing about paint colors.

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      • Karen B.
        October 9, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

        This is the “keepin’ it real” portion of the program. Besides, you’re just talking about stuff all bloggers everywhere (except the one’s whose comment count in in the hundreds daily) are curious about.

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  3. patinaandcompany
    October 9, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    This post was both fascinating and an absolute scream to read! “It’s not like it’s my I.Q. score”! You have such a way of saying things that gets to the heart of things we all hold dear, whether admittedly or not. Keep posting!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

      Thanks, seriously. I really really really really appreciate you saying that.
      p.s.- that is, actually pretty close to my I.Q. score. 🙂

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      • patinaandcompany
        October 9, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

        What is–476? : )

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        • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
          October 9, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

          Yes… that’s what I meant, but was (obviously) kidding. I’m not even sure the chart goes that high. Lol.

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  4. Shirley T.
    October 9, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    Well Victoria, I really enjoy all your posts. I love your writing style and I have often thought you would do well writing for a publication or you could self-publish. helpful link below:
    http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/05/why-and-how-i-self-published-a-book/

    And just so you know, every time I pass a boulder oddly placed in a front yard I think back to your hysterical posts about the big rock and smile. Maybe this just proves how weird I am, but whatever. I dont care.

    You do have a great talent. Cheers!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement. You rock. Ha. Sorry, irresistible…

      My best friend and her boyfriend self-published a book together. Their experience was both positive and negative. I think they would do it again, but I can’t say for sure… maybe if they had 163,000 people liking them on facebook like the guy in the link does…

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  5. Jennifer S
    October 9, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I like this breakdown… it was entertaining and informative. And your blog is a wonderful read… I have no doubt everyone who’s visited will be back.

    The post about your BFF is one of the first I found and it really resonated with me… also, apparently, everyone else! You hit on so many things… almost indescribable things… that make those youthful friendships deep and profound and important. It felt like you could have been talking about my own best friend from college… and it definitely made me nostalgic for those days when two single gals could bond so completely and so easily.

    And yet… your blog turned out to be so much more than college girls and road trips! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all your posts. Will always be checking in to read the next and the next and the next. 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

      You know how people always say—write what you know. Write what you love… blah blah blah. I always kind of thought, yeah, yeah… writing 101. But now I’m like, oh, right. There are reasons clichés exist.

      When I started this, I thought I needed a niche. Or a definition. And the house thing was handy—plus sucks up all my brain-power anyway. Now I wish I had more to say about being twenty-two… It’s such a universal experience. Rather than screwdrivers and paint

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  6. scottiev
    October 9, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    I adore your blog and only found you because you liked my post… I too have a crazy driving across country story and didn’t know about yours.. so I have some more investigating to do since I apparently missed that post.

    Thank you for sharing your stats. You’re a riot and I love reading your posts- I think you’re a rockstar no matter what those silly stats say! Keep it up.. they’ll be bigger than that before you know it! I’m actually going to “Pin” this now…. that’s how much I like it!!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

      You need to write your cross-country story. If only so I can read it.

      I drove to Texas with my best friend when we were twenty-two. It was wild. In the tamest way you can imagine. Just SOSOSOSOSO fun to be that age and kind of untethered from growing up but still adult enough to be in charge of yourself… I’m sure you can imagine, even if your story isn’t exactly the same.

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  7. RedCandy
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Nice stats *wolf whistle*!! I guess that’s the thing about blogging…..you never know what’s going to appeal to different people. Congrats on the rock star status. I’d be pretty excited too! 🙂
    You know, the good thing about spikes like you had in Sept, is that you can see clearly who your loyal followers are…..all the people who are still reading. Those others, as nice it was to meet them, are just fair weathered followers. 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

      I DO love my true blog buddies! Your comments are priceless.

      With that particular post, the feeling of connecting with strangers to such an extent… Felt mindboggling. Genuinely. Like I’d made 206 new friends. To some extent that feels like a ridiculous thing to admit out loud. Seeing it typed out, I’m kind of like—do not post that, it’s insane. But it’s true.

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  8. Gus Sanchez
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    You had me at “656 views.” And here I was all proud of myself at reaching 100 views just the other day…

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  9. Jessica@CapeofDreams
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    I found that post through Freshly Pressed, so perhaps that is why there were so many more views than normal. I completely understand your let down when the numbers did not continue. I was doing fairly well for a while, and by that I mean at least 20 hits a day, and then suddenly experienced a drop off. I was very upset by it. My husband tried to explain to me that I should be doing this for myself, but I could just write in my journal if it was only for myself. The purpose of a blog is to share with others. I get so excited when I get new followers or comments. I hope that you continue posting because, although I am a new follower, I really enjoy reading your writing.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

      I really, really think that unless you’re the one writing the blog, you cannot understand the investment. My husband tries to listen, but I can tell his eyes glaze over after too much of, my blog, my blog, my blog… there’s no way to explain it to someone who isn’t doing it.

      You have been blogging for THREE months? Probably not even quite three months, yes? Don’t be discouraged. You’re not even acclimated yet! Look at me, giving advice to people three months less than me. That’s kind of obnoxious, but I don’t mean it that way. Be patient, write, and seek out other bloggers. Interaction with the people who get what you’re doing makes a world of difference.

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  10. Belinda Britton
    October 9, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    Hi Victoria,
    I’ve never commented (or followed) a blog site before, but wanted to Congratulate you on yours. I love your posts and your style of writing, and get so excited when I see your updates pop into my mailbox. Hey, just wanted to let you know, in your latest post you say how excited you were about your stats and number of readers, but i was wondering if the stats tell you ‘where’ (country/location) your readers are from (as this would be VERY exciting). I’m in Melbourne, Australia.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 9, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

      I don’t want to scare you, but I love you. Seriously.
      Before I had a blog, I never once followed or commented or participated. I don’t know why. Even if I really liked a blog, I didn’t feel like I had anything to add… or I just kind of figured it was an insulated world. Blogger over there, me over here…

      Now, being on the other side of the fence, I realize how much of blogging is just sending my random thoughts out into the internet-wilderness… and mostly just wondering what people make of them. Other bloggers are good about commenting, because they understand the unfulfilling mystery-aspect… where you wonder if people liked or loathed what you wrote.

      The stats do show me a map of my readers… It’s so nice to “meet” one of my Australian readers!! I’m so worldly and sophisticated!! I’m so glad you said hi!!

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  11. curt
    October 9, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    Well, well, well. So now we know just what a rock star your really are. I don’t have anything to add – I just thought it might add to your stats 🙂 But for the record if you ever write a book – any book – I’ll buy it – and I don’t buy many books – also, I don’t have a lot of time so make it a short one.
    you are one of a kind VE – so keep up the good work.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 10, 2012 @ 10:00 am

      Laughing… I will make it an audio book so you can listen while building epic laundry rooms!

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  12. Mrs. White Twig & Tea
    October 9, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    You are so AWESOME! Your “making you famous” post was really good, but the compilation of all your writing is what makes your blog great! – Angela

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 10, 2012 @ 10:01 am

      Thank you for that, really.
      After being away from the post for a day now, I see it could be interpreted as more about stats than I intended. I really wanted to convey the feeling of connecting with absolute strangers… and how surprisingly validating it was.

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  13. Apple Hill Cottage
    October 10, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    Well, truth be told, I skipped over your giant travel-with-friend post and went straight to the 3 part porch story. Of course, that’s probably why my biggest day was 77! 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 10, 2012 @ 10:10 am

      Well, it makes sense you’d go the porch route—you can relate to the house-obsession that drives some of us!!

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  14. Jessica
    October 10, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    I’m subscribed to you through Google Reader, but I try to click through so you get the page views.

    Sometimes I look at my numbers every day, but a lot of times I ignore them for a few weeks at a time. They’re pretty consistently low, so I feel safe doing that. I know some blogs get millions of page views a day but none of them started out that way. 656 is an awesome number. Bring on the four digit days!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 10, 2012 @ 10:15 am

      That’s incredibly thoughtful of you… and also not something I ever thought about!! That’s a great tip.

      You’re on blogger… how do you like their stat charts? I guess I like WordPress’s, even though they’re not highly specific, the lack of detail lets you feel pretty good about yourself. Ha ha.

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  15. Danielle
    October 10, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    This is so spot on… thank you for sharing. It’s wildly exciting when you get a spike and you’re like “yay!”. And then you get crickets. But no worries… you’re writing style and wit will continue to grow your readership. Plus you used “naked” in the title of this post, so you’re sure to reach 700 very soon. 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 10, 2012 @ 10:32 am

      I don’t know at what point I tipped over into a person who thinks—Yes! I said naked! People will look! But? There you have it.

      Also, I am not someone who likes randomness… I like everything neat and understandable. So the arbitrary whims of the Internet aren’t really doing anything for me.

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  16. the home tome
    October 10, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Oh Stats! Sometimes I quit them cold turkey (because yes, I blog bc I love it and if only one person reads it then I have officially shared…). But I always eventually sneak back and take a look.

    It IS funny how a big day like that (and that post was really great and very memorable!!) does make the graph completely morph! The way yours is poking up in the middle in this shot almost makes it look like it’s flipping the bird 🙂 hee hee.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 11, 2012 @ 10:21 am

      I actually hooted at your observation… I don’t know how I overlooked that. It’s pretty much the essential summation of how that day’s aftermath felt. Like a big um, *dismissal.*

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  17. Seat12
    October 12, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Oh, wow! I’m getting goosebumps here! There’s my avatar in one of your pictures! I believe this is second-hand or third-hand fame?!? But I’ll take it! Come on stat spike!

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  18. mamaneedsahobby
    October 13, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    I was almost giddy the first time I received a comment. A real comment – not a spam from sexy-need-a-date-and-a-cell-phone dot whatever. I think I’d rather show my driver’s licence picture than my blog stats, so kudos to you. (And you should be very proud of 656!). You’re blog is fantastic and a good reminder why I don’t want to renovate a house again 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 15, 2012 @ 9:52 am

      My spam has literally no variety. It’s all generic-Viagra, all the time. It makes me wonder—is there really nothing else being sold on the Internet?

      My blog is also a reminder to ME… why I do not want to renovate a house again. I mean, besides living in the mess, which is its own deterrent. Although? Despite the ongoing prompts, we still look at new, old-houses with an alarming degree of interest.

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  19. Jennifer S
    October 15, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Victoria… I’ve passed some awards along to you. Please feel free to accept or decline… whichever you choose. I just enjoy your blog so much… wanted to show some appreciation!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 15, 2012 @ 10:23 am

      THANK YOU. Normally the blog awards make me feel pressured into unwanted responsibility. (Mostly because I have trouble separating real responsibility from things that happen on the Internet.)

      But I see how you handled your “acceptance post,” and that seems doable. Although, geez people gave you a lot of awards.

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  20. mrscarmichael
    October 15, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    I think you deserve that handbag right now.

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  21. JackieP
    October 15, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I just found your blog, and I can soooo relate to the stats thing. It looks like mine! The ups and downs and then one big up, and then many downs. But, we are both enjoying the ride aren’t we? I’ve only been blogging for about 4 months so still learning a lot.
    Also, I went to Texas with my brother when I was 22! We were from Wisconsin. Wild huh? So now you have one more follower. Watch those stats! 😉

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 15, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

      Four months is still such a short time! I’m working on my seventh month, and I cannot believe how quickly it’s gone! I feel like I am pretty slow with my posts… other bloggers are creating twice the content I am, and I’m not sure if I just think slower than they do, or if I have less going on!

      I *adored* Texas…where did you go???

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      • JackieP
        October 15, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

        We we went to the Ft Worth/Dallas area first. Then Lake Worth for a bit, We both stayed for a few years. I mostly lived in Lake Worth, then in Springfield, had a bestie that lived in Rhome. So I was all over Texas. Was a great experience!
        Yeah 4 months is pretty short, but one thing I’ve noticed is everyone has there own ‘schedule’. Depends on how busy they are. I have 2 blogs. A food blog and a writing blog. So I keep busy with them. I have no life. Ha!

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        • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
          October 15, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

          We were in Ft. Worth… it really seemed like another world. A lot of that was just being young and on our own, which I’m sure you relate to. But some of it too, was feeling like Texas itself was a very singular experience.

          I struggle to post reliably on one blog. I cannot imagine two. I mean, I can… a couple of times I’ve thought—Oh!! Such-and-such would be such a great idea for a blog! Then later, I’m like… please. Love the blog you’re with.

          Also, no doubt any new blog I can think of is already in existence many times over…

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          • JackieP
            October 15, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

            Oh Texas is like going to another country. I lived there for years, got married, got divorced and moved away. But there will always be a piece of my heart that belongs to Texas.
            My first blog was my food blog because I developed a wheat intolerance, and wanted to help others. But other blog is where my short stories, and other writings are. So yeah it keeps me busy, but I love it.

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  22. Brenden
    October 15, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Putting the word “naked” in your headline. . .pretty desperate. Also pretty much a guarantee you’ll see a spike on that little graph.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 15, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

      You say desperate. I say savvy…
      It would have been better if you didn’t use your real name. Then I would have worried that complete strangers thought I sucked. It would have been so much more painful.

      P.S.- “naked” has not gotten me any hits, but “exhibitionism” has.

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      • Brenden
        October 16, 2012 @ 10:32 am

        Ha. Well that was the only reason I clicked. ,And to be honest, I was pretty disappointed.

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        • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
          October 16, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

          After I replied, I realized a better response would have been to use my editing power to change your comment to read: Victoria, you are awesome.

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          • Brenden
            October 16, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

            Victoria, you are awesome.

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  23. Catherine Charlton
    October 18, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing this up and down about tracking the stats! You write fantastically and always provide a reality check on the renovation/relationship/life front. Thanks!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 18, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

      Thank you… this entire house has been a reality check for me. Initially, my instinct was to gloss over that piece of it. But, now I think being honest about it is way better. Or, at least more interesting.

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  24. a city girl
    October 25, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    Honestly I am shocked your numbers aren’t this high on each post! Your blog is very entertaining. As someone said you could do well writing a column and be super successful at having a following. Congrads and great work

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      November 2, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

      Well. Thanks for that. I too am surprised my numbers are not astronomically high at all times. After all, I find myself incredibly entertaining… I can’t imagine the rest of the world doesn’t want to get on the bandwagon.

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  25. Pecora Nera
    November 8, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    I try not to look at my stats but it holds a strange fascination and I find myself logging on to see if they have risen. I know it is very Narcissistic. I enjoy blogging, for me it is like sitting in a bar with a glass of beer chatting with a group of friends recounting the latest fun / mishap in life.

    And I agree anyone who visits the blog and leaves a comment is instantly my best friend and can come to dinner and meet Mrs Sensible.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      November 8, 2012 @ 8:38 am

      People who don’t look at their stats must have better impulse control than me! I check them everyday! It would be better if I didn’t… after all, the vagaries of the internet are kind of outside my control!

      At the same time, though… you’ve created something and put it out for the world to see… probably normal to be curious if anyone read it!

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  26. Kylie
    November 16, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    Just hilarious! I’m lying in bed on the other side of the world giggling away at your blog with my husband at my side completely disinterested in my mirth! Thanks for the nights entertainment. I love it!

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  27. Cork
    June 12, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    Your trip took me back on a journey down memory lane. Not a literal journey, but an abstract one just as satisfying. You so completely captured the essence of being in your 20’s. I adore my friendships from that time-some have endured, others have vanquished. Yet, even though I’m doubtful that was the best ‘me’ I had to offer (so many cringe-worthy moments!), in so many indescribable ways it was. The relationships I formed during that time are still the core I reference in my 40’s – is this a good person?, do I want to have a beer with this gal? a smokey treat? share my dreams and passions? Those smiles were pure and genuine. So many things lay ahead, yet isn’t it the not knowing that makes it so irresistible? Argh, to go back….not sure I would. The only thing worth the time travel would be to have that connection again, with those I love, and maybe fade a wrinkle or two.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      June 13, 2013 @ 7:27 am

      SO MANY cringe-worthy moments. I would definitely go back… but I hope I’d do a better job. Like you said– I was not always my best “me.” I wasn’t a very mature 20 year old… (it’s possible I am still falling short) Although, it’s probably always hard to evaluate fairly the ways you remember yourself being an idiot. I try to tell myself no one remembers those things—just me.

      And Lara. She has WAY too many memories of me being an idiot. That’s alright though, I’ve got some dirt on her too… Thanks for the visit, and the thoughtful comment!!

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  28. Kathie up in Canada
    June 28, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    Hi Victoria, I just wanted you to know that I only just discovered your blog today – in the wee small hours of this morning – and you have brought so many smiles to my face. I can’t comment on everything that has had meaning for me, but suffice it to say it has been a lot. I also checked out Younghomelove, since you mentioned them (just to see who they were, etc.), and I have to say I much prefer your blog. It resonates with me much more and I think you have incredible style and design sense. Don’t worry, girl, just keep blogging about what matters to you and what interests you and the kindred souls ‘out there’ will show up. Much love and thank you for your up front cheekiness and honesty. It’s refreshing and makes a great read

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  29. Cynthia Comeaux
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    I have no idea how I found you, I just know I’m glad I did. I first read your article about the “kingdom” mirror. Then I read every word ~ out loud ~ to my husband. We laughed really hard together. I thought my reading style contributed to his enjoyment but it was probably more of you just making me sound so good. You have a great talent. I haven’t quit reading all over your blog since last night. I’ll keep reading, and probably will keep commenting ~ you just keep writing, please. We’ll all do our part and everybody will be happy!!

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  30. Sabrina
    July 17, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    I just wanted to tell you that writers are snobs. We don’t like reading other writers’ writing. But I AM OBSESSED with your mind. We are meant to be best friends. YOU ARE HILARIOUS. I saw a quote recently…I’m too lazy to get on Pinterest and find the actual wording or even who said it…but you can look it up…anyway, something to the effect of “I just want to make beautiful things even if no one cares.” Keep at it!

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  31. Penny Mackenzie
    August 8, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    My friend Frances sent me an email with a note saying “A blog to laugh at” and a link to your home page. Frances is always right so I wasted no time in clicking and reading. She was right, your humour is catching.

    On the subject of stats on blogs. I wish I understood why I get so inordinately pleased when I get lots of hits. I am not renovating a home ( although it will feel like I am soon as we are moving from our lovely cosmopolitan apartment that never needed an ounce of work to the Dubai equivalent of the suburbs and a tired old 1980’s style villa with a dust bowl for a garden. SIGH) nor have special interest that I write about that has universal appeal. I blog because I too need to “foist my personality upon the world” and because I am an expat and am very far from home and because I come from Zimbabwe and we are a nation defining the word Diaspora and blogging keeps me in touch.

    So thank you I will add you to my blog roll and check in regularly.

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  32. Barbara H.
    March 18, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    I found you a while ago when someone linked to your Kingdom Mirror post and immediately subscribed via email. I just discovered Read from the Beginning and stayed up way too late last night (this morning actually) reading. I swore I was going to get up and get to chores outside today, but no – had to finish off the ice cream with one last huge bowl for breakfast and what better way to savor it than to continue reading your blog. Sadly, I can no longer read your comments if I have any hope of getting through this journey since you now get so many compared to the beginning posts. Thought that this post about stats might be an appropriate place to read through them one last time and then continue on. I’ve enjoyed every post – thank you!

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  33. Elaine Thomason
    August 21, 2014 @ 1:58 am

    Love all your posts – just saw this one and since it is about Texas – where I live – I couldn’t wait to read it. Uh, did you do anything other than arrive in this great state? Did you ever go to work? I doubt I’m the only Texan wanting to hear a little more about your adventures. Anyway, I hope you found the locals to be charming and courteous – we try.

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  34. Payton
    April 15, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

    For what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure you’re my spirit animal and I’m excited about that. You’re clever and funny and you think things through like me, so I’m in for the long haul. Also, your husband is adorable and you like cool old things! So I’m here. Keep your banana, I like you just the way you are.

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