Hello, My Name is Sally, And I Am A Blogoholic

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Hello, My Name is Sally, and I'm a Blogoholic

          Tug Boat - Lonsdale Quay - North Vancouver

I am addicted to Active Rain and blogging.  Really, they go hand in hand.  I cannot deny it.  I'm really a commenterholic.  If I read a post, good or bad, I feel obligated to leave a comment.  I'm getting the nickname "the mouth".  I just can't keep quiet.  It's a problem. 

Since I'm a very visual person, what really grabs my interest when reading
posts are the photos.  A post without a photo is like a sundae without a cherry, a ski run without snow, Eggs Benedict without the Bernaise sauce, a staged room without a fake orchid...  you get the picture.  Therefore, whenever I write a post, I'm more concerned about the photos that will go with the post than the written content. 

My daughters have grown accustomed to me carrying my camera.  I don't leave the home without it.  You never know when you might snap a photo that will go perfectly with a post, or become the subject of a post.  "Mum, do you really have to take a photo of"...SNAP...  "oh, never mind".  I have a file in iphoto on my computer named "Blogging Photos".  Here are a few photos I had intended to use for posts, but never did for various reasons.  I hope you enjoy them and remember, never leave home without your camera!  You never know when and where inspiration will strike
for your next post!

          Steamer for Home Staging

 

This is a steamer I bought at a home show.  I thought it looked just like an alien, and meant to write a post about it, but didn't get around to it.

Digby and Kona

Honestly, I was tempted to enter this photo into the Kodak photo contest.  I would have entitled it "BFFs".  This is my dog, Digby (the Nova Scotia Ducktolling Retriever), with his best buddy, Kona, the Yellow Lab.  Another missed opportunity...

          Remeberance Day West Vancouver

Sometimes photos are time-sensitive.  I took this photo this past Remeberance Day, intending to write a post about the wonderful service that takes place in West Vancouver.  However, I ran out of time, and a few days later, it seemed a little too late.  However, expect a post about this next November!

          North Shore Mountains-Vancouver BC

Ok, you really know you're a blogaholic when you almost kill yourself, taking a photo while driving across a bridge with one of the narrowest lanes known to man.  At the time, I thought this would make a great post for, well, something...  instead, I uploaded into a comment I wrote on Alan May's post - he was going on about the snow in Chicago at the time, I believe. 

 

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Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Fred - Ha ha!  Very funny!  Thanks so much for taking the time to phone me - it's such a thrill to finally talk to A/R members on the phone rather than just through the key board.  Your experience with video-blogging is so helpful to others, and thank you for the great video blogging ideas.  I can't wait to get started!

All the best to you in 2011 - it's going to be a great year!

Jan 10, 2011 04:30 AM #46
Rainmaker
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Dana Smithers
PRES Staging Resource Centre - Vancouver, BC
PRES Staging Training, Redesign Training & Busines

Hello, My Name is Dana, and Sally has turned me into an 'AR Blogoholic'! Nah... just joking but since Sally taught me more about Active Rain I have been much more involved than ever before and I must say I do love it. I also love bernaise sauce but I don't have it very often.I do however, like to take silly photos like this one. I have a few flying pigs around and since this photo probably will not go into an AR blog here it is. This sits in my 'wealth' corner on my desk...

Pigs DO Fly!!!

 

 

Jan 11, 2011 11:32 AM #47
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Dana - Too funny!  Oh come on, I know there's a blogoholic lurking deep down inside.  Glad to hear you're having fun in the rain.  These little piggies are adorable, and is that a Red Mini I see?!!!!  Thanks for sharing your photo!

Jan 11, 2011 11:57 AM #48
Rainer
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Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

OMG Sally!!! I am rolling on the floor. I thought I was the only one...I seriously could have written this post myself...LOL!

My family are used to me and my camera...it's like the 6th member of our family.The whole time we were in England over Christmas I was 20 feet and ten minutes behing everyone else, all the time!!!

 And, yes, I too have many "post photos" lying in wait.

Jan 12, 2011 01:44 PM #49
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Great photos Sally! Ignore your family and keep taking them! Good luck in the Addicted to Active Rain contest ;).

From another blogaholic ;).

Jan 14, 2011 03:04 AM #50
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Valerie - Too funny.  A few years ago I was in Paris with the girls.  I have a gargoyle fetish, and kept stopping to take photos of gargoyles.  The girls would say - Oh, mum not another ABG (Another Bloody Gargoyle)!  Ha ha.

I think it's great to have a back-up vault of blogging photos.  You never know when you might want to dip in and use one.

Jan 14, 2011 06:48 AM #51
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Janice - Now how did I know you were another blogoholic...  Oh, I have very selective hearing when it come to complaints about photo taking.  Snap, snap, snap - huh?  What were you girls saying?  Ha ha ha!

Jan 14, 2011 06:50 AM #52
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

You are too funny Sally. I love your posts. Always entertaining and a good read. I wish we lived closer to each other, would love to work with you one day.

Jan 18, 2011 10:57 AM #53
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - Wouldn't it be fun to work together one day?  Although, maybe we'd have too much fun and wouldn't get much done!!! 

Jan 18, 2011 02:12 PM #54
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sally, loved the staged room without an orchid!  And geeze, lady!  Drive carefully

Feb 02, 2011 07:11 AM #55
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Patricia - I know, I know - two hands on the wheel, I promise!

Feb 03, 2011 02:04 AM #56
Rainmaker
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David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Hi Sally - fellow BC'er! I would love it if you would kindly write my blogs for me, since you love blogging and talking so much! I'm just the opposite, so we will get along great!

 

Cheers!

Feb 20, 2011 02:32 AM #57
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Hi David!  Ha ha ha!  I just checked out your blogs and they're great!  You're a fantastic writer, and the post I read about the antique dealers disappearing in Victoria practically brought a tear to my eye!  My parents are also British, and Victoria is one of my all-time favourite cities.

Feb 20, 2011 03:11 AM #58
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

What's wrong with fake orchids? ;) Sally, I too, have joined the AR-AA or is it ARA? And I too have started taking pix for the sole purpose of blogging about them, funny how you're life changes when you try something new...

Feb 28, 2011 11:56 PM #59
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Peg - AR-AA - yes, that's very appriopriate!  Oh wow, sorry for the late response - just noticed your comment.  I've so enjoyed reading your posts - love your sense of humour and your photos!

Mar 24, 2011 06:52 PM #60
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Sally, I never tire of reading your posts. Love your photos as well. You are right, it's like a sundae without a cherry if there is no photo. Keep on writing :)

Jun 08, 2011 12:35 PM #61
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - Well, I have to say, the feeling is mutual - I love your posts, too!  Can you imagine a newspaper or magazine without photos?  I think it's the same thing.  There are too many visual people out there - we just can't disappoint them.

Jun 08, 2011 04:43 PM #62
Rainmaker
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Ok I am gulity to. I try to always have my video camera with me, great picures people enjoy.

Jan 26, 2014 10:05 AM #63
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Steven - Video is king these days - good for you for "vlogging"!

Feb 01, 2014 02:21 AM #64
Rainmaker
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi there Blogaholic, Loved your post.  So true!  I take photos all the time thinking what a great post this would be but many times never get around to writing the post.  The bridge picture brings to mind many a time, I've done a similar thing.  My family gripes at me about this.  Be careful!!! :)

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