What’s This All About?

Once upon a time, there was a little, oddly-shaped hermit girl who lived in a small, hippie-inspired apartment in a big city far, far away from home.  She had opinions on lots of things and felt like dedicating her life to a cause greater than herself.  Without being able to go outside for fear of the stupidity of society,  and with nothing to contribute to the world but her loudmouthed mockery, she made a pact with herself to reignite her blog and to post every single day in 2011.   And in a true display of creativity and wit, she named it The Jackie Blog.

After successfully writing a post every day and gaining a surprising and lovely following, Jackie trudged onward in her quest to maintain her blog forevermore, vowing to post every Wednesday and perhaps even jaunt about for a Lollipop Tuesday or two, while challenging herself to more 365 Challenges. For 2013, she’s launched Project Fat Ass 365, wherein she pledged to exercise every day for at least 20 minutes on a quest to transform from gelatinous couch-bound goo pile to hard bodied hottie who has finished a 10K.

In 2014, she set out to tackle a new 30 Day Challenge for each and every month, suggested and voted on by readers. She failed miserably. In fact, she fell off the map entirely and was sucked into seemingly eternal damnation and was only pulled out a year later, in September of 2015 to confess her sins. But because she was truly changed on the inside, it was found she had been training for a half marathon during the hiatus and shortly thereafter, completed it.

Onward she trudges, year after year, to continue to dedicate herself to doing things she hates that are probably actually really good for her.

Welcome to the gooey insides of her brain.  Stay a while.  It’s warm. 

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78 Responses to “What’s This All About?”

  1. theeclecticwoman at 4:46 pm #

    Clever! I love your about page. Best wishes on your daily blogging!


    • Jackie at 5:42 pm #

      Thanks! I’ll need it – finding something to write about and making the time to do it is pretty darn challenging!


  2. nancykhicks at 9:08 pm #

    Very ambitious–good for you!


  3. Robin Waller at 12:49 pm #

    Please don’t stop!! You give me a reason to read, other than work! To me, it’s a laugh a day, no pressure or anything, but I need my fix! Not stalking or anything, just enjoying your humor.


  4. Tall Pajama Man at 9:52 pm #

    you have me curious, and interested to see what comes of 2011 for you… and for me in watching. thanks for reigniting your blog 🙂


    • Jackie at 4:48 pm #

      hey thanks for stopping by, Tall. 🙂


  5. leahsinger at 12:55 am #

    Love your blog. Can’t wait to read more. And congrats on being freshly pressed.


    • Jackie at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks, Leah. I appreciate it!


  6. My English Thoughts at 5:40 am #

    Very Nice blog ! Congratulation for being freshly pressed. 🙂


    • Jackie at 4:43 pm #

      Thank you so much for dropping by 🙂


  7. liannouwen at 3:09 pm #

    Hi Jackie. You’re blog is great! I’m looking forward to your post every single day. I’ve awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out at my blog!


    • Jackie at 9:08 pm #

      Thanks, Li! I really appreciate it – what a groovy concept. I wonder if I can even scrounge up that many people to pass it on to… THE PRESSURE.


  8. projectofficefree at 8:45 pm #

    I enjoy reading your blog. It is funny and witty. It brings me a smile every time.


    • Jackie at 12:43 pm #

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate you stopping by and letting me know 🙂


  9. emmawillemijn at 12:13 pm #

    I just subscribed! i love reading your blog


    • Jackie at 4:08 am #

      Awesome! Thanks so much – I hope I won’t disappoint 🙂 Though when posting everyday, you’ll have to allow me a dud from time to time 😉


  10. eva626 at 12:24 am #

    wonderful about page!! and great blog


  11. lindsay herforth at 7:57 am #

    Jackie you’re awesome 🙂 I love this blog.


  12. sidhu89 at 6:39 am #



    • Jackie at 8:19 pm #

      Woohoo!! 🙂 Thanks for sticking around a while longer.


  13. gonewiththesummer at 8:30 am #

    You have a great blog, and an excellent wit, I’m glad you were Freshly Pressed so I could “discover” you (like a Starbucks in NYC). I must ask, what is in that peculiar banner of yours?


    • Jackie at 7:33 pm #

      Thanks, thanks, and thanks! So glad to have you here.

      As for the banner – I needed something kind of silly that didn’t look too homemade so I flipped through some pics of a photographer friend of mine and cropped this. I’ve been told it’s a stuffed animal character from the tv cartoon “Yo Gabba Gabba”. Google search confirms this is true.

      I’ve actually commissioned a graphic artist to design me an upgrade – something more tuned to my blog and much, much brighter. I can’t wait until it’s ready!


  14. littlemissmarika at 10:26 am #

    I love this!! so glad to see that there are other people in the world who’s brain works in the same unorganised way!! 🙂 lol. I like this blog, I will continue to read. Cheers 😀


    • Jackie at 10:53 pm #

      So incredibly tickled to have you. Welcome to the show 😉


  15. patricemj at 8:10 pm #

    I love the idea of a blog rebirth. I haven’t read much yet, but your intro is intriguing. You’re right, the world has plenty of people crying, which is OK, but who’s going to help it be reborn?


    • Jackie at 11:36 pm #

      You and I; we’ll go it alone. You in?

      Welcome – thanks so much for stopping by.


  16. Aloha and Congrats! I enjoy your blog, so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please go to http://pedrothecat.com/2011/11/28/versatile-blogger-kreativ-blogger-award-acceptance-nominations/ for more information.


    • Jackie at 5:05 pm #

      Well thank you very much 🙂 Also, you’re a sexy cat.


  17. Adrienne schmadrienne at 12:53 pm #

    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award;however, I see from previous comments you’ve been down this road before. I enjoy your site and think you spin a good yarn!


  18. Andrew at 2:24 am #

    Haha, oddly-shaped hermit girl. Oh that’s rich.


  19. meinventing at 12:28 pm #

    Funny, clever, and down right entertaining, comes to my mind when I read your blog. I recently nominated your blog for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD.


    • Jackie at 3:32 pm #

      Why thank you! I’m quite flattered and have posted about my mixed feelings about blog chain awards here: https://thejackieblog.com/2011/10/03/how-do-you-feel-about-blogger-chain-awards . I’m happy to share seven things about myself in case it keeps you up at night not having them.

      1) I have a natural blonde streak down the back of my hair.
      2) I knocked my front teeth so many times when I was young that they turned black and had to be removed. I like to run into things face first.
      3) I weighted 11.5 pounds when I was born.
      4) I have moved more than 15 times.
      5) I made my first banana bread today (that’s fresh off the presses).
      6) I used to have to fit people in bras for money.
      7) My D&D character’s name is Cattabrie.

      Thanks for the award and for reading 🙂


  20. hopewrites at 10:17 pm #

    Oh man, new blogspiration. I hope one day to have my wit and hilarity come across as well as yours! I’m new to this “blog” thing, but you seem to be doing what I’d like to be doing! Hoorah! Keep up the loud-mouthedness, it’s good for the soul.


    • Jackie at 10:01 pm #

      Well that’s mighty nice of you to say. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  21. VivBlogs at 11:02 am #

    It’s cold, dark and lonely inside my brain. Maybe your warm one will rub off on it!


  22. clairebear2013 at 11:52 am #

    Hi Jackie! I’ve just nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award ’cause I think your blog’s great! Here’s the link to give you some more info: http://clairebear2013.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/


    • Jackie at 12:05 pm #

      Claire, I’m so stoked and humbled to be nominated – thank you! I should note, however, that I’ve ranted about blogger chain awards in the past and as a result am bound to only reply in the comments with a thank you, the terms of the award, and a link to why I can’t pass it on or I’m a hypocrite. That being said, super stoked and the answers to the questions are below. Thanks so much for the nod! (https://thejackieblog.com/2011/10/03/how-do-you-feel-about-blogger-chain-awards/)

      1.Who is a woman from history that you respect?

      Am I allowed to choose Carol Burnett? 🙂

      2. Do you like your handwriting?

      Absolutely not. I write like a drunk 10 year old.

      3. What book are you reading right now?

      I’m supposed to be reading Bossypants by Tina Fey because my friend has commanded me to but I haven’t started yet. I’m reading textbooks for school. Woot.

      4. Are you ticklish?


      5. What have been your favourite methods of transport?

      Any World of Warcraft mount.

      6. What is your favourite breakfast?

      My mom makes a deliciously beautiful Bubble Cake recipe every holiday morning and it’s the best.

      7. Do you ever sing in the shower?

      If no one is home I do an entire album of Jackie medleys.

      8. Are you wearing socks right now?

      No. Socks are for when I mean business.

      9. If you could be given any gift, what would it be?

      A shopping spree at Urban Outfitters. Or an all-inclusive day spa trip.

      10. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass it?

      Watching Netflix, eating something delightful.


      • clairebear2013 at 4:04 am #

        Ranting is always fun Jackie, so I’ll let you away with it 😛 Cheers for the fun answers (I’m now wondering how a drunk 10 year old would write!) And thanks again for your wonderful blog!


  23. Coco Lee at 1:39 am #

    Cat Blog! 😀


  24. gustatori at 11:53 am #

    You are absolutely hilarious!!! I don’t know what you’re majoring in, but you should be a comedy writer full-time!! And BTW, I used to refer to my ex-boyfriend’s dog as Mr. Bojangles, along with Arthur Murray (when his nails hit the floor, he also posed as a tap dancer part time.)!! http://www.gustatori.com


    • Jackie at 11:39 pm #

      Well that was a lovely compliment – thanks. By the way, your blog just made me super hungry.


  25. honeydidyouseethat? at 11:53 pm #

    You are funny!!! Thanks for dropping by “Honey.”


  26. honeydidyouseethat? at 12:06 am #

    Can’t get past the fact that you posted every single day… Wow!


  27. jackiesmith114 at 8:00 pm #

    Hi! I feel that being a Jackie myself, I must comment and follow this blog. 🙂


    • Jackie at 10:00 pm #

      Thank you parents for me. I appreciate the follow 😉


  28. Busy Girl Health at 2:29 pm #

    Oh my goodness I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You are hilarious and I love your writing. Can’t wait to read more 🙂


    • Jackie at 9:49 pm #

      Oh, why thank you! I’m oh-so-flattered 😉


  29. JenerationLife at 2:43 am #

    Wow… great writer… LOVE LOVE LOVE!


  30. ramblingjess at 7:59 pm #

    Hello! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Which means I enjoy your posts and think everyone should read your awesome stuff! If you want to pay it forward to blogs you admire, you can check out the details on my post: http://importantramblings.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/versatile-blogger-award/


    • Jackie at 6:50 pm #

      Thank you so much for those lovely words you shared, and thanks for the nomination. I must admit that while I’m flattered, I’m unable to pass it along thanks to this little piece I wrote some time ago: https://thejackieblog.com/2011/10/03/how-do-you-feel-about-blogger-chain-awards/

      But I’m happy to pay the dues so here are 7 things about me:

      1) I weighed 11.5 pounds when I was born and have been working it off ever since
      2) I used to live near a chemical factory and one day a cloud of rogue glue descended on my town and spattered all over everything
      3) I’m named after my grandfather, whose nickname was Jackie
      4) My dad’s a dungeon master
      5) I was a Math 24 Champion 4th-6th grade
      6) I used to be able to down a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and an entire Freschetta frozen pizza on my own
      7) I’ve participated in a Civil War Reenactment, The World Pinball Championships, and a pole-dancing class


  31. My Crazy NY Post-Grad Life at 2:40 pm #

    SO FUNNY! Can’t wait to read more now that I am following!!

    <3, Charlotte


    • Jackie at 6:45 pm #

      Thanks so much for following. I’m oh-so-flattahed. Big fan of your 10-goals section!


  32. mustardbrain39 at 10:16 am #

    Just found you via my recommended blogs. I’m lovin’ what I’m readin’ so far. I will be following. 🙂


  33. mynuttydubai at 8:30 am #

    I’m still learning how the whole “pingback” thing works, so I thought I’d stop off here too and tell you that I’ve nominated you for a bunch of awards today. I linked back to your blog in my post – so look out for it 🙂


    • Jackie at 11:10 pm #

      Why thank you! I’m flattered and ever so grateful 🙂 I should note that I’m unable to do the duty of dedicating a post to it and passing it along to other bloggers because I wrote this a while ago and kind of locked myself in there. But thank you so much for the mention, for making sure I knew about it, and for reading!


  34. oneawkwardyear at 4:48 pm #

    HI Jackie! I juuust came across your blog and spent forever catching up and I feel like we might need to compare socially awkward notes sometime. Love it!


    • Jackie at 11:04 pm #

      Oh why thank you so much! I visited your blog and was greeted by being called a beautiful butterfly, which I appreciate. Perhaps I’ll take a page out of that book and you can borrow beautiful ducklings 😉


  35. theanonteen at 11:34 am #

    This made me laugh. 🙂
    Ive just started a blog of my own..And you’ve provided me with lots of inspiration!!


    • Jackie at 1:01 am #

      well thanks! and grats on the new endeavor. the most important rule is to keep posting. 😉


  36. John Terry at 7:07 pm #

    Hi Jackie, thanks for sharing your humorous thoughts to the world. I can’t stop laughing while reading your words and it made me feel relax. I want to start blogging and your page is one good inspiration. I will continue to read your future post and best wishes to your blog… 🙂


    • Jackie at 11:20 pm #

      Thanks, John 🙂 I appreciate you taking the time to read and stop by with a comment!


  37. kdub155 at 8:25 am #

    I’m glad I started off my morning reading this. 🙂



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