The Blessed Blogger

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Grants Pass, OR 199909023

The Blessed RealtorThe Blessed Blogger.  After several years of using the pen name; The Naked Blogger, I wanted to change my pen name to something that would bring me joy, and perhaps better reflect my happy and blessed soul.

What's the inspiration behind the name?  Very simply, I've been blessed with a loving family, wonderful friends, and the best career a gal could ever want.  Sure, I've had struggles like everyone, but I've tried to make a conscious effort to see the positive side of every situation. 

I've been blessed with some wise mentors too!  Here are some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite peeps who have left an indelible mark on my soul.

Those that are the hardest to love, need love the mostMom (1971)

What would Jesus do? - Jean Turkish (1974)

You're a champion - Dad (1979)

Major on the majors, and minor on the minors - Dave Ludwig (1986)

You can do it kid!Don Rist (2000)

Show up like a grown-upDr. Robin Smith (2006)

When people reveal themselves to you, believe them the first time - Maya Angelou (2011)

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Melinda Peterson

Melinda Peterson, ABR, CRS

Oregon Principal Broker


Real Estate Cafe LLC


Serving Central and Southern Oregon

Inspired by her love for dreamy homes and lattes, Mel specializes in creating relationships of land and life... with a latte laughter =)


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Comments (9)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mel- I like the change in your moniker and it suits you!!!!  My favorite has to be your mom's advice!!!

Mar 11, 2020 12:12 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Ahhh, thanks Kathy Streib!  My Mama was wise beyond her years! 

Mar 11, 2020 03:12 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I remember when the Naked Blogger came into being. I wish her well and welcome with open arms the Blessed Blogger. And the first and last quotes are two of my favorites. Hugs to you, my blessed friend.

Mar 11, 2020 12:21 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Thanks so much Mimi Foster.  You have certainly been in my prayers these past few months.  I hope you and your hubby are on the mend and doing better.  Blessings and hugs to you too! 

Mar 11, 2020 03:15 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Love the new name.  It makes me happy reading it.

Mar 11, 2020 12:44 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Thanks a bunch Chris Ann Cleland!  It makes me happy too! 

Mar 11, 2020 03:17 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mel - it seems like a natural progression.  

Mar 11, 2020 04:23 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Nakedly Blessed I suppose!  Thank you kindly Michael Jacobs! 

Mar 11, 2020 04:48 PM
Michael Jacobs

Mar 11, 2020 06:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mel so you decided to get dressed? Like the Naked Chef as we get older we need to get dressed:) love your new image:)Endre

Mar 11, 2020 10:12 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Lol Endre... Blessed and Dressed for Success, that's me 

Mar 12, 2020 09:41 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Mel,
The world would be a better place by far if we all took your Mom's advice to heart, wouldn't it? 

Mar 12, 2020 06:28 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

I think so too Carol.  Let's spread a little love and kindness today!

Mar 12, 2020 09:42 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

I too like the new name, it does suit you. And yes, as Michael Jacobs hinted at, we tend to adapt and grow into life as our roles become refined and redefined. 

Mar 12, 2020 09:07 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Thanks a bunch Debb... I've certainly had my share of refining and redefining.  Watched a few of your vids last night... you are sooooo smooth girl! 

Mar 12, 2020 09:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Melinda (Mel) Peterson - Your new name is perfect! I like it a lot! 

May you be blessed. 

Mar 12, 2020 09:55 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

 Thanks so much sweet lady Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP! 

Mar 14, 2020 03:43 PM