A friend of mine wrote that he was happy to see the return of pole dancing pictures on my blog. I told him that I de-emphasized the pole content in order to widen my audience. He was surprised that there was anyone who didn’t like the pole pictures. What a sweetie.
I guest blogged for a friend’s website for a short period of time. He loved my writing but wouldn’t link back to me because he didn’t want to alienate his conservative readership. It was excellent feedback that I have taken to heart since I want to reach a wider audience. Because he wasn’t paying me I decided to focus my energy elsewhere, like here.
I ran into him the other night and I told him about my rebranding. He said, “That’s great! You are so much more than all that pole stuff.” Yes, I am more than pole dancing (and motherhood, and cooking, and ceramics, and writing, and any other one thing I do), but he made it sound like that “pole stuff” was a bad thing. I had half a mind to remind him about when he got W A S T E D at a party and followed me around, begging me to show him my boobs.
I may not dance for money but I sure as hell ain’t giving it away for free. Herein lies a really common conflict. People (men) have a problem with pole dancing because it is sexy and therefore unacceptable … unless they are drunk, with a bunch of other guys, at a club, etc. and then they can’t get enough. Seriously guys, which one is it? Not that I really care, I pole dance because it is FUN.
There are plenty of other things I am happy to give away for free, though.
Just look at this beauty. It’s DOGS playing POOL! I think I might have to ship this off to Bobby’s office lair. It isn’t an oil on velvet, but it’s close. You know you want it.
I pulled all of this out of a window well in the basement. It was trapped between the window and a wire shelf rack. God, it’s such a disaster down there.
More yarn. FREE.
Pillowcases, all some shade of white or off-white. Standard sized and clean. FREE.
Queen sized sheets. FREE.
I got super excited when I saw a Jimmy Choo box. Nothing is impossible in this house, but alas, it was empty. TRASH.
Towels. The one on top is a standard size. The bottom one is a beach towel. FREE.