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Bathroom Blogfest ’08 – Cleaning Up Forgotten Spaces Around Us

Bathroom Blogfest '08 - Cleaning Up Forgotten Spaces Around Us

Bathroom Blogfest

We’re off to another Bathroon Blogfest! And this time I found a little, cozy bathroom to blog about.

When I was on vacation with hubby in the Poconos a couple of weeks ago, we visited Jim Thorpe town… what a cute little town! To this day, I still can’t believe that small, cute, little towns like that still exist. And it’s also wonderful that they still exist. We spend most of the day there, and had lunch at this cute little cafe/restaurante called Through the Looking Glass (Yeap… Alice in Wonderland!).

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Lookign Glass

Through the Lookign Glass

I was so taken by this place’s charm, that I immediatelythought of Bathroom Blogfest and how cozy the bathroom at this cafe/restaurant must be! I eventually made my way there and…. it took me back quite a few years!!! It looked like a bathroom in one the those farms I spent vacations on back in Brazil… how cool is that?

Check this out!

As soon as I got in and close the door, this is what my view was:

It’s a tiny bathroom with that very rustic feel to it! From the wood and white tiles, to the sink, wood cabinet cabinet and embroidered curtain!

I noticed the lock on the door… that gave it away to me… I haven’t see this kind of lock in ages!

Then, I turned around and covered the whole bathroom…

These sink and heater skirts are just lovely! We see some pieces of moden times toiletry, but nothing too fancy to distract from the rustic decor.

Can you see how tiny this bathroom is? Everything about it feels like it’s a few decades old!

The embroided pieces are just too cute! Feels like grandma made it!

On the wall next to the door and toilet, there was this wall hug (or something like it) that seemed to be some kind of memento from a members-only type of organization – Fraternity, Confederation Pals… who knows?

I enjoyed being taken a few years back to my childhood, which wasn’t too long ago, and seeing these “old” minute details that bring back tons of memory. Funny thing, however, is that while these pieces of bathroom decor bring back some memories from 20+ years ago, these pieces actually represent an era that is much older than that! And part of my fascination and amusement in seeing such small towns in the US is that we can still see history, after all, in the midst of modern technology and high-tech lifestyles. This town has, without a doubt, the most low-tech lifestyle you can find… and this bathroom is proof of that!

If you enjoyed this post, there are many more you can read! Here are the list of our Blogfest 2008 participants:

Susan Abbott at Customer Experience Crossroads
Shannon Bilby at Floor Talk!
Laurence Borel at Blog Till You Drop
Jo Brown and the blogging team at Kohler Talk
Lisbeth Calandrino at Lisbeth Calandrino
Sara Cantor at The Curious Shopper
Becky Carroll at Customers Rock!
Katie Clark at Practical Katie
Iris Shreve Garrott at Circulating
Ann Handley at Annarchy
Marianna Hayes at Results Revolution
Elizabeth Hise and C.B. Whittemore at The Carpetology Blog
Maria Palma at Customers Are Always
Sandra Renshaw at Purple Wren
Kate Rutter at Adaptive Path
Claudia Schiepers at Life and its little pleasures
Carolyn Townes at Becoming a Woman of Purpose
Stephanie Weaver at Experienceology
C.B. Whittemore at Flooring The Consumer

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IzeaFest 2008

Yuppy! I’m writing again!

Very excited to share my experience at IzeaFest 2008. I had the privilege of being invited to be part of an advertisers panel to speak to bloggers about “What Advertisers Want”. This was last weekend, not this past weekend, but the one before, in sunny and humid Orlando. I’m late to the game, but nonetheless, it’s worth to write about it.

I met, talked to and exchanged one or two words with many interesting bloggers and advertisers there. That, in itself, was worth the trip! Some of the big name bloggers I met are:

Jeremy Shoemaker

John Chow

Lena West

I specially enjoyed meeting my account rep, Luis Abreu, who I mainly speak to on the phone, and the entire Izea crew, wich is made up of one super-energized CEO, Ted Murphy, and his super-tight and amazing cool staff, which I call the Izea Family.

I’ll post the video of my panel here, and if you’re interested in watching more, you can visit here.

What Advertisers Want

Enjoy!

Blogging Study

I’ve been doing some blogging this weekend trying to catch up quickly… I’ve finally become a member of MyBlogLog and have already made lots of contacts. One in particular was very interesting… Ricardo’s blog, Intranet Blogging, is all about corporate blogging and one of his lastest posts was on a blogging study titled Blogging Success Study – you can find the post here . Very interesting! I highly recommend you checking it out because there’s finally some “data” behind our blogging efforts.

Happy Holidays!

Let’s Help the Blogging Community – In honor of the Z-listers

Today, I’ll be adding blogs’ links to my blog for a little link-love exchange event Laurence started with the purpose of giving dues to blogs you feel deserve to be recognized. Great idea! And it’ll help you get ranked higher (and with authority) on Technorati.

So let’s the give the love of blogging! All you have to do is to CUT and PASTE the list below and the blogs you’d like to add to a new blog post you’re going to create, and ask others to do the same. Here’s the list I got from Laurence’s website:

Men-agement

Creative Think
Soloride
Movie Marketing Madness
Blog Till You Drop!
Get Shouty!
One Reader at a Time
The New PR
Own Your Brand!
OTOInsights
bizandbuzz
Work, in Plain English
Buzz Canuck
New Millenium PR
Pardon My French
Troy Worman’s Blog
The Instigator Blog
AENDirect
Diva Marketing
Marketing Hipster
The Marketing Minute
Funny Business
The Frager Factor
Mindblob
Open The Dialogue
Word Sell
Note to CMO:
That’s Great Marketing!
Shotgun Marketing Blog
BrandSizzle
bizsolutionsplus
Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes! Andy Nulman’s Blog About Surprise
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
darrenbarefoot.com
Two Hat Marketing

The Emerging Brand
The Branding Blog
CrapHammer
Drew’s Marketing Minute
Golden Practices
Viaspire
Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking
Buzzoodle
NewsPaperGrl
The Copywriting Maven
Hee-Haw Marketing
Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn
Multi-Cult Classics
Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation
Bullshitobserver
Servant of Chaos
converstations
eSoup
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov
aialone
John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck
The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained
Perspective
gDiapers
Marketing Nirvana
Bob Sutton
¡Hola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Community Guy
Social Media on the fly
Jeremy Latham’s Blog
SMogger Social Media Blog
Masey.com

New Media Wanderings

Return on Innovation

T’s Melange

 

 

Here’re my additions:

 

 

The Viral Garden

Let’s Blog! Branding, Advertising, Sharing, Exploring, Innovating… Blogging

The Qualitative Research Blog

Creating Passionate Users

The Origin of Brands

Beyond Madison Avenue

KDA Blog

Mind Space

Customer Experience Crossroads

Buzz Canuck

8Wishes

PPCPrincess

Booststrapping

Ricardo’s Blog

 

 

 

Have fun!