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The Notification that Goes Ping!

The  WordPress app on my phone is a little slice of cake for me!  At random times throughout the day it lets off a little musical ping to let me know that someone has followed, commented, or  liked one of my blog posts.  I can hear the lovely  sound pinging from my purse at the supermarket or when I am in the office working as the bookie and enforcer  for the family business.


It also opens the conversation up about blogging because every now and then some curious being will ask about the strange pinging noise  from my purse.  Just the other day as I was purchasing the battalion of back to school clothes at Old Navy my phone let out two musical pings.

The cashier looked at me perplexed “Is that your phone?”


“I have never heard that ringtone before.”

“Oh. Well. It’s for my blog and just notified me that someone has commented.”

In the non-blogging world there are those that try to understand and those that don’t get the point of blogging at all.

“Oh. Is it like that Bloggess?”

“No. It’s not like the Bloggess.”

A sudden awkward silence as she waits for me to elaborate a little bit more.

Damn Bloggess for being so wonderful.

“It’s a life blog. It’s just a creative outlet for me.”

My cheeks flush and I curse myself for using the word just.

She gives me that look which says I am totally judging adding that special flair in the inflection of her comment, “That’s nice!”

I glanced around looking for the rabbit hole to make my mad escape from Old Navy and dash into the comfort of my truck to read the latest pinging comment.  Luckily,  I was given an out as she summed up the last of the pants and I paid with glee.

I dashed out of the store! I was free!

On the drive home it struck me that my blog was more than just a creative outlet. It has been part of my of existence for almost four years.  I have attempted to share the ruffles of life, the humor in the little things, and sometimes show a little muscle when the going gets tough. In the end my blog is my adventure and in all of its disheveled glory a small piece of me.






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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

30 replies

  1. Sounds familiar. Some people think blogging is like facebook where you put goofy things you are doing like, “at Starbucks” or “drinking wine” or something equally uninteresting. I started explaining that it’s more for writers, photographers and poets as a place to display their work. Sometimes they ask me for more information and sometimes it’s the deer in the headlights response.

  2. Ha ha–I think quite a few of us will say, “Me too!” when we read this one 🙂 You’ve nailed it! I react to the phone notifications with various emotions: annoyance (twitter, especially the foolishness where it tells you that some of the people you follow just followed someone else. GEEZ!), indifference (Facebook), annoyance (email, telephone), mild curiosity (texts) and JOY (wordpress) and, as you can see am quite in agreement.

  3. I’ve downgraded from my iphone to a “dumb phone” to save money but I can relate. I sell on ebay and used to have the app. There was always a rush with the alert of each new bid and then when my item sold, there was a cha-ching cash register sound. It was thrilling! I’m sure I’d be just as excited about the WP alerts. Great post!

  4. Love this! I know exactly what you mean. The amount of conversations I’ve paid attention to have fallen dramatically since I discovered the WordPress Stats page on my phone!

    Who needs real-life friends when you have wordpress “likes”?!

    Soph x

  5. I want that ping on my phone! I’m jealous.

    And yes, after 10 years, I know how difficult it is to explain blogging to non-blogging ppl. They look at me like I’m nuts– and I return their gaze suggesting to them [I hope] that I feel they’re nuts for not being involved in blogging. It’s not a perfect way to handle the conundrum, but it does make me feel better. 😉

  6. I don’t know why we always have to add “just”… Your blog is anything but “just a little creative outlet for you” it is a source of entertainment for so many and an awesome way to get to know you… I am so thankful of your little blog because without yours or mine we’d never have “met” and I love your friendship!

  7. I, too, am loving the WordPress App!! It brightens everything up a little, doesn’t it? Why is does it bring us such joy to feel connected to perfect strangers? I’ll have to think about that one. Is it just because they identified with something we wrote, or because they like the way we worded something? On a different note, I have also been kicking myself for the way I answered someone the other day. Someone asked me why I look so young. If I had a secret. I said, nope, and went about my business. But I have been thinking a lot about it, and I should have said, yep! Peace and happiness! Lol.

    1. Peace and happiness is the key to the good life! It is nice to see you Amy Lee and comments always bring me so much joy. I think it is a wonderful way to connect with people that you may never meet but are always kindred spirits.

  8. I am cracking up! I do this all the time! I so hate when people ask me about my blog because I get so awkward!! I’m not at all adjusted to it yet, so it’s like “what do you blog about?” “nothing it’s stupid please don’t google me!” meanwhile I can talk to another blogger for HOURS about my blog and it’s totally fine. Hazard of the job I guess 😉 xx

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