November 28, 2013

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Photo credit: Kendi Skeen

I haven’t blogged in awhile. It’s because I lost a subscriber. When I lose a subscriber, I get in this weird funk for about a week. It’s not that I don’t want to blog, but I feel afraid to because I feel like something I’m doing isn’t right.

I’m calling it the Lost Subscriber Syndrome, or LSS.

After about a week I get over it. This must be what it feels like when writers get bad reviews on their books. They feel eh about the whole thing for a bit. They go back to binge-watching Dexter on Netflix, and they go back to their dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joes. Then a week passes and they go back to writing anyway because nothing else gives them the same feeling. Nothing else fills them up. So without question, without even thinking about it, they’re back on their laptops, typing away.

That’s what happened here. So, that’s it. I’m back.

Oh yeah. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I’m in bed right now and my room is a mess. There’s a foam roller in the middle of the floor, jewelry on the desk, spilling out of its box, and a lot, I mean A LOT of clothes lying around the room.But I’m happy it’s Thanksgiving, and I’m happy I get to spend some time with my family, gossiping about celebrities and the crazy people in our lives.

This also means that Christmas is officially here, meaning the budgeting can finally begin. I honestly have not even started my shopping. I always say I’ll start early but I never feel like it. Today I’m going to make a list of everything and get moving.

I’m also going to be listing some cool stuff in the sidebar of my blog in case you want to do some holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I’m an affiliate for Mod Cloth, a super cute online store that sells dresses, office/apartment decorations, and a bunch of other awesome vintage stuff I can’t afford, which means I’ve got the inside scoop on all the sales their having. They’re giving 50% off on a metric shit ton of stuff, but I’m more obsessed with stuff for my apartment. Luckily ModCloth is doing an excellent job at catering to this obsession. I mean who wouldn’t want a bird door mat?

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Seriously. Map pillows? Kill me.
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How’s your holiday shopping going? Have you started? And how in the hell do you organize it all? I’m using Evernote hardcore this year. And hopefully not going over budget.

Alright. I’m late to Thanksgiving. I really hope you guys have an awesome day, and if you’re into the whole Black Friday madness…good luck to you!
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Monique Muro

Monique is an exceedingly happy human from LA. She runs the blog A Novel Quest, and writes. A lot.

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  • DomSharee

    I know exactly how you feel regarding LSS, it’s just as bad for me when I don’t get as least one comment on a post or not visitors at all. However as you stated, you get back up and try it all over again.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

    • Monique Muro

      I’m so glad someone else feels the same way! Also, did you get that email I sent regarding your feature? I want to make sure I put it up but I wasn’t sure if the answers you sent me were still the ones you wanted to use. I sent you your answers to the interview questions a few days ago, let me know if you think those are good and I’ll post it asap! :)

      • DomSharee

        Yes I did receive your email. Sorry for the late reply, with the holidays and all I haven’t been checking my email regularly. I will review the answers tonight if it is not too late and have it back to you. :-) So excited!!!

        • Monique Muro

          Wonderful! Not a problem at all. I already have your post ready so whenever you want to send me the updated answers you’re ready to go! :) Thanks again for participating!!

  • Deanna

    I’ve just started watching Dexter on Netflix and now you have given me the desire to spend the next several hours with him. Living in Hawai’i I miss Trader Joe’s tremendously and so you have now made me miss it even more! Love this post, as always! Keep up the awesome work! By the way, do you celebrate your new subscribers as much as you mourn your lost ones? Just some food for thought. :)

    • Monique Muro

      Hey Deanna! I’m so sorry I got you hooked on Dexter haha. He will consume your life. I’m on Season 4 now, and still going strong. They don’t have a Trader Joe’s in Hawaii? That’s terrible! But I’ve never been to Hawaii so I’m sure there are wonderful alternatives :) And I have totally been trying to think of a way to reward my subscribers, but haven’t really thought about rewarding *new* ones, which is a brilliant idea. Now I’m excited to get started brainstorming! :)