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#30 ~ Being a follower is underrated. (and a few clues)

“The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader.” – HA, so being a lone nut isn’t such a bad thing! I’m in luck! This video is HILARIOUS…I cannot stop watching it…

Speaking of followers…I LOVE MINE!! When I started this blog, I never imagined I’d have so many followers and so quickly.

Some new followers have been sending me emails, comments and tweets asking what my blog is all about. First off, thanks for joining me on my adventure. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee or tea (I just made some blueberry pomegranate tea…it’s fab!) and make yourself comfy…

Oh and a BIG WELCOME to “Earphone Man” – I blogged about the guy who sat next to us at Starbucks and he found my blog yesterday and left a comment on the post named after him! LOVE IT!

So, what is this blog about???

You can catch up on your reading by either clicking on the first month I started blogging (January 2010) on the right hand side of this blog and then scroll down or you can click on “The ‘Project'” on the tag cloud on the sidebar.

The name “6 Feet Over” – I’m 6 feet tall and I am trying to accomplish some rather big items on my bucket list before I’m 6 feet under. (By the way, I’ll be posting my full bucket list when my blog makeover is done…see below.)

I started blogging 2 hours after I got the green light for one of the biggest items on my bucket list. It’s a super secret project that I can’t completely disclose yet due to confidentiality agreements, but trust me, it’s a good one.

The Characters:

  • I pitched my idea to Mr. Pres. He’s not the President of the USA, but he’s a President of a pretty large company. He loved the idea of the project and in January he said, “let’s get this started!”
  • Another character in this story is VP. He works with Mr. Pres.
  • We’ve recently added Web Dude to the mix. He’s, well, our web dude and has one of the largest roles in the national company we’re starting. So, if it all fails, it’s his fault. No, just kidding. 😉
  • There will be more characters added to this journey soon. PR Girl is amazing and I cannot wait to introduce her to you all! This gal has some astounding  accomplishments.
  • Then there’s Big Wig Editor Man who is following this blog. Truth be told, it makes me a little nervous that he’s following because I’m fully aware that I need an editor…or a brain transplant. Maybe I could get a neurologist to follow the blog, too?

Earlier this month, I blogged about my trip to see Mr. Pres, VP and Web Dude. VP and Web Dude live in the same state (not the state I’m in). Mr. Pres and I live across the country from each other, so getting us all together in person for a meeting is a bit of a challenge. I’ll most likely be visiting Web Dude on a somewhat regular basis soon. Luckily, I don’t have to travel too far. (Hmmm, clue maybe???)

What do I blog about?

Oh and another thing, my blog is undergoing a HUGE BLOG MAKEOVER! Yaaay! Revka is working on it and it should be revealed within the next few weeks. I snagged a domain so the web address will be changing, but I’ll give my subscribers the heads up.

Follow meeeee….

Speaking of, you can subscribe to this blog by email or RSS feed. Just go to the top right of this page. You’ll only get notifications when I update the blog. I don’t spam and you shouldn’t either.

You can find me on Twitter, too.

So, here I stand…dancing to the beat of my own drum…the lone nut. Thank you for following. Thank you for encouraging me. Thank you for picking me up when I’ve thought I was crazy for dreaming so big. Thank you for making me laugh with all your comments and emails.

©2010 Melody G. Fritchley

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#7 ~ 2 hours @ Starbucks, Earphone Man and Inspiration Overflow…

A couple days ago, super awesome rock star-ish Blair (who works here and blogs over here) posted something to the effect of “love your blog…it’s book marked for real…let’s meet up for coffee on my Facebook wall – which not only surprised me, but also caused me to be as animated as a hyped up Yo Gaba Gaba character. Stay-at-home moms will understand this…I get really excited to get out of the house and be a part of a chat session with humans who are potty trained. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love and adore my two year old, but Mama’s got to get out and converse with adults from time to time. As an added bonus, Jessica piped in on our Facebook wall conversation and invited herself joined us. (Jessica is a photographer rock star, just in case you didn’t already know.)

I love that Blair picked Starbucks as our meeting point even though she doesn’t drink coffee…or tea. Funny how coffee joints have become today’s meeting arena. Two and a half hours later, I’m amped up on caffeine, I smell of coffee gloriousness and I’m totally inspired.

We talked, we laughed (way too loud) and we caused the nice gentleman seated next to us to put earphones on while working on his laptop. Side note: have you ever done that…put earphones on just to make it look like you weren’t listening to someone’s conversation? We tested him to see if he was faking it, but after Blair shouted, “I’m peeing myself right now” about four times, he didn’t budge a smirk. We were pretty certain he had the music turned up. (By the way, I did give him the blog address…let’s see if he shows up.)

My 6 Feet Over blog was one of many topics of conversation we had. I’ve received several emails from readers who have shared that they are inspired to either create or tackle their bucket list now. You being inspired, inspires me to share YOUR stories on a regular basis…

If you’re interested in telling me about your dreams and/or goals that you’ve accomplished, email me at 6FeetOver.Melody@gmail.com. Are you inspired to make a bucket list? I’m going to tempt you to share…trust me, putting it out there will make you motivated to take action.

Who knows, I may even randomly interview earphone wearing strangers at my neighborhood Starbucks. Hmmmmm If you know me well, you know I might will do it…

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©2010 Melody G. Fritchley

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#5 ~ Which came first, the blog or the project?

Yesterday, a friend of mine, Roni Marie, asked this question on one of my Facebook posts. Obviously, I got a kick out of it and instantly rolled it into this blog title. To answer the question, the project came first…

I started this blog a whopping 5 days ago and I’m floored that there have been almost 1000 views already! (That’s not counting my own, by the way.) I see there are blogs linking me to theirs and I’ve been added to many feeds. I’ve received emails, texts, phone calls, facebook messages in my inbox and comments on my posts all asking WHAT IS IT and WHEN WILL WE KNOW? Wow, talk about pressure! First, I’d like to humbly thank you for coming by…please, feel free to kick your feet up and help yourself to the fridge.

I still can’t disclose what it is, but I will be able to offer some info as we move forward. I can tell you that I had the idea for the ‘project’ when I searched for it myself. I searched high and low to no avail. Now, it could be out there, but if it is, it is hiding very very well. My two year old should get dibs on playing hide-and-go-seek with it…then maybe I’d be able to get some work done around the house.

A couple years ago I had the opportunity to sit down with some big wigs  who actually wanted to hear my thoughts on a project of their own. We sat, we chatted and I even came up with something that could come in handy for them. I was asked to help them locally. At the time, I just had a baby that had spent 7 weeks in the NICU, wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue the business I already owned, we were on the cusp of a big real estate undertaking and I was just overwhelmed a bit. Hmmm I’m wondering how it went for them…I should ask.

So, I had this big idea (aka the ‘project’) and was apprehensive about sharing details because if it was, in fact, a good idea, I sure as heck didn’t want to just hand it over for someone else to run with. After realizing that it was now or never, I shared my thoughts….and he (Mr. Pres) liked  loved it! It’s been a while and we’ve both been mulling things around and doing research. Now, we’re moving forward.

I’m not ignorant to the fact that there are an astonishing amount of steps to be taken in order to launch a project of such magnitude and really, that’s the reason I wanted to start this blog. When I think that I haven’t moved an inch, I’ll have the blog to look back on and see the progress. When I feel so extremely small, I’ll have support to kick my butt and tell me to get back in the ring. When I hit a road block and get stuck, well, I can click on all the hilarious YouTube  videos that friends post online and at least get a good laugh for a little while.

Right now, we’re in the heavy research stage…already past initial reviewing…it’s nitty gritty time. We’re also gathering the troops (the folks who will be working on this massive undertaking), marketing strategies are being formed and of course, the mad herd of buffalo are still stampeding my digestive tract. Poor little butterflies in my tummy didn’t stand a chance.

So, there’s some info to hold you over until next time. 😉

Oh and here’s some bonus info, a ‘tallness report’ if you will….I hit my head on another tree branch today.  I had mesquite tree bloom things stuck in my hair and didn’t know until hours later. Probably didn’t matter though…everyone else was too short to see the top of my head. 😉 Things like this happen when you’re this tall.

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©2010 Melody G. Fritchley

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#1 ~ 6 Feet Over – Alive and Kickin’

Have you ever been so excited that you immediately set up a new blog and start randomly spitting out words to try to express yourself? I’m sure what I’m writing right now will come out like an overly enthused teenaged girl ranting about the latest boy crush…I may be 33, but anyone who knows me is well aware that I still have that annoying 16 year old girl energy. It comes in handy at times, so I won’t apologize.

I was just given (10:17 pm – 2 hours ago to be exact) the BIG GREEN LIGHT on a project that is a topper on my bucket list. Yeah, you’re probably thinking, “Oh that’s just wonderful. Another lofty goal that most likely will go untouched. Poor thing is blogging now and thinks she’ll actually go somewhere with it.” Well, if that was your thought, shame on you and you can gracefully dismiss yourself. 😉 If you’re along for the ride, feel free to leave a comment and make yourself known. I may need your input later….actually, I need your input now…I don’t like the term ‘bucket list’ – I want something that refers to living more than kicking the bucket. Discuss….

The challenging and somewhat fun part about this blog…I won’t be able to say what the BIG NEWS is in detail. ME KEEP A SECRET??? Maybe THAT should be on my bucket list. I’m the one who can’t handle Christmas presents under the tree….I want to rip into everything and share all the good news. I can’t. Hmph….

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©2010 Melody G. Fritchley

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