Censorship: The Secret Ingredient

Posted on February 25th, 2011 by Jean

On Valentine’s Day, I had the honor of being the featured blogger at SITS (Secret Is In the Sauce). Due to this, I’ve met so many wonderful bloggers, and am still catching up with comments.
I was taken aback, though, when I realized I had been censored. The first thing I noticed was my blog header was cropped, removing me entirely.

My interview was very nice, but I was startled by the warning posted at the end.

Luckily, the turn out was incredible, and those that commented were supportive of my header.
Later I realized that my favorite posts were not included in the published interview, so I’ll include them here now.

Here are 3 of my personal favorite posts: FB Profile Hack combines humor and tech, while A Haunting at Chuck E Cheese adds humor and photoshop to the supernatural. The salacious Man Stories took me out of my comfort zone which I found exhilarating.

I’m not sure how featured bloggers are chosen, but I can share how I was picked. In October 2010 I was contacted by one of the SITS leaders and asked to host a “tribe” (group of bloggers with similar style). For my efforts, I would be featured. A few months later, I received a schedule with a tentative date for being showcased, and was interviewed via email prior to the Valentine’s Day.
All in all, I am still a member of SITS and encourage you to get involved if you haven’t already.
• Is your header censor-worthy?
• Do you read blogs with your child/ren on your lap?
(I actually do!)
• Which celebrity would you photoshop your head onto?


Posted on December 28th, 2008 by Jean

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Thank you all for the Christmas cards, gifts, comments and wishes! Several of you played Secret Santa to me and my family, and I thank you very much for your generosity.
Our Christmas was magical and innocent. Santa did visit our house, and the delight in our daughters’ eyes was evident. Here are just a few photos from the day.

Christmas morning.

Pearl and Natalie enjoy view-finders, Pixos, and radio-controlled cars.

Natalie mastered the Scratch Art kit. (Thank you, Jessica!)

Pearl and Natalie take their *big girl* bikes for a spin.
Sorry that I haven’t blogged lately. My computer is on the fritz, but heading to the repair shop on Monday.