Friday, November 22, 2013

five things I learned from blog comments

I kind of kicked myself after publishing yesterday's post because those are the types of short thoughts that are perfect for five on Friday. Oops. I was trying to think of five more things I wanted to share with you, and I thought about comments I've received on my own blog. I know that I read blogs in the morning; some posts already have a lot of comments, and some have few. I rarely read comments others leave on a blog, honestly, because who has the time, so I expect many others are the same. There is a lot to learn in the comments section, though. For example...

1) Um, a lot of us are guilty of wearing pants in favor of shaving our legs. Sorry, men in our lives, but laziness always wins.

2) Bloggers seem to feel very strongly about being on time, but those of us who are late at least admit to it! The response on that one was pretty mixed; see it here.

3) Making friends as an adult is hard. A lot of us are lonely. I mean we have significant others and families and coworkers and a few friends, but a lot of us are looking for a particular type of friend and aren't sure how to find it. I think it's hard to admit it at first, but we aren't alone! I love the comments in this post because we all kind of agree - childhood friendships were so much easier!

4) Okay, this next one isn't from a blog comment but from a tweet - I asked how much you pay for a haircut, pre-tip, and I got a wide range of answers! I know geography and having a relationship with your stylist plays a large part, but we all pretty much agreed that my coworker's assertion that $75 was the going rate is ridiculous. $50 or less seemed to be the most common, but a few people are bigger spenders. I love being able to get on twitter to either confirm or deny my own opinions.


5) We all need to unplug every once in a while. I did it a few months ago and y'all were so supportive and so many people said they needed to do it, too. We're going into a holiday week where we are supposed to be thankful for things that matter. My cousin posted something on Facebook the other day along the lines of "Life is what's happening while you're staring at your smartphone." Um, yes. While I am spending time with family next week, or even just with my husband, I want to make a better effort to be present. So, here's another reminder to me, and to you if you need it: put the phone down. Twitter won't miss you that much.

But wow, can't social media teach you a lot? This is why it's so hard to unplug! I have a pretty busy weekend ahead but only a two day work week next week, yay! Enjoy your last non-holiday weekend of 2013!


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23 comments:

  1. This is a good post idea! And twitter is awesome for trying to reach a consensus.. Also so is snapchat hahaha I wanted to know whether I needed to wash my new duvet cover before using it the other day so I sent a pic of it on snapchat and sent it to like 7 people -- I ended up washing it!

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  2. I love social media! And omg yes to making friends as an adult. Also hard? Finding a boy as an adult. Don't get me started on that... -destined to become crazy single cat lady.

    Pants... definitely. Especially when I don't have a man to impress lol!

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  3. Sometimes I go three or four weeks without shaving my legs, I'll admit (but my husband doesn't care)! I have specifically chosen pants for that reason.

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  4. Making friends as an adult is so hard. That is way to much to pay for just a haircut, color is another story. Unplugging is so needed every so often!

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  5. Yes to the making friends is hard thing. I've written a post about making friends and read so many others about the same subject.

    Adult friendship is so weird.

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  6. Ok 75 for a haircut is way too much. I think last time I paid 15 lol I just needed a trim! PS: I tagged you in a post today!

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  7. I always seem to be late, too. I didn't use to be this way, but now I try and fit in one more thing before I head out the door, when really I should just leave the house.

    I should really get into this Twitter thing. My favorite part of Facebook is posting statuses. I get away with paying $57-$60 or so for a haircut, a brow wax, and that includes tip.

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  8. I'm good at letting Twitter and FB go, but I do continue to post to IG always. I love doing it.

    Cut & color for me is 85 plus tip. It's totally dependent on geography I think!

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  9. The smartphone thing is huge for both me and J. Next week will be his FIRST DAY OFF since July. He hasn't had one single day--not a weekend--nothing since then. Technically recruiting starts next week--so I'm going to have to enforce (at least for one evening/afternoon/day/something) a no-cell phone zone. We're both so guilty of half listening. It's horrible.

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  10. My cut, style, color and tip is about $100-$115 here in Birmingham depending on if I get highlights, all over, or multiple colored highlights. In Atlanta it was well over $150 for all of that in the suburbs. Don't even get me started with downtown!

    Also, I think it is VERY important to be present and forget the smartphones when you are spending quality time with family and friends, especially around the holidays. I feel like I miss a lot of connecting on Twitter because I am not on it every second, but I think it is a good sacrifice to make to be with my husband or my family.

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  11. meetup.com is huge in Chicago! I bet you could find fun groups near Houston too on it. Great way to make new friends.

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  12. i admit i pay way too much to get my hair done, but i also get it highlighted too.

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  13. I've met people through meetup.com meet ups. You're right- making friends as an adult is hard! I don't know why- seems like we are all looking!

    I pay $35 for a haircut and wash/style. $50 when I get it highlighted. #MidwestisBest

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  14. I've met people through meetup.com meet ups. You're right- making friends as an adult is hard! I don't know why- seems like we are all looking!

    I pay $35 for a haircut and wash/style. $50 when I get it highlighted. #MidwestisBest

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  15. I've met people through meetup.com meet ups. You're right- making friends as an adult is hard! I don't know why- seems like we are all looking!

    I pay $35 for a haircut and wash/style. $50 when I get it highlighted. #MidwestisBest

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  16. my haircut is about $40 which isn't too bad. i color my own hair at home and it suits me well. plus, the whole spending hundreds on hair just doesn't sit well with the cheap chinawoman in me.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  17. Cut and color for me is $150. Yes, I know. But when you've been gray since you were 16... you don't mind paying that so you don't look 50! Ha! Love the post. Happy Friday, and thanks for linking up! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  18. I go through social media phases...I'm on too much or not enough. I need better balance, for sure! Agreed on the legs, whoops. Sorry, spouse!

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  19. I think I already mentioned to you that I can without shaving my legs for a while - that's why I love winter!

    My cut is usually 80$ and I don't even get a dye/colour. Sickening hahhaha

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  20. I love this! Depends on the blog topic - sometimes I will read a lot of the comments! I love to see other people's opinions. Hear different sides.

    I dye my own hair, and I am cheap. I won't pay more than $50 for a cut. I keep it short. I got every 6-8 weeks. And I don't ask for a lot.

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  21. Agree with the friend thing!! and $50 for a hair cut is nuts!

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  22. Love this post! Making friends as an adult is definitely not the easiest...I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking that!! And I found a hairdresser who did a good cut for only $15...but then one day she burned my scalp with the blowdryer, and I couldn't go back. So sad haha.

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  23. I have found some of my favorite blogs through browsing comments left by others! :)

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I like comments and read them all but I'm not great about responding to them, so please don't be offended. I would much rather visit your blog instead!