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To avoid any confusion I thought it appropriate to list the names (cyber) I go by.
My Names:
Mel Kaye-(my real name), MondayMorningPower,
MMP, Killeris-(Technorati name), Powerkis-(Wordpress name), SiFiBiBi-(Original Blogger name)
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Attitude, The Ultimate Power-(Blog name)
MondayMorningPower-(Blog AKA)
It's All About Attitude-(Blog AKA)

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Why read Monday Morning Power?

You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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This Site is dedicated to the development of your ATTITUDE, which is your ULTIMATE POWER. The content includes: Essays, Articles, Poems, Links, Inspirational stories, Quotes, Research, Music, an original series called the "Process" and Laughter....all focused on the
Pursuit, Capture, Care and Feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Why Do You Blog? - Reworked

First I want to thank everyone who participated in my earlier post "Why do you Blog?":

Amel's Realm
A little bubble in the maelstrom
lynda's loft
The Oswegan
The Thoughts and Sayings Of Baba Doodlius
Nonsense, fun, tears, happiness & anger all rolled into one!
Mental Poo
Life is a roller coaster!
Little Aussie Cynic
Working From Home! - Rose's Blog
Pete Aldin
Enjoy Life
WIXY's Gone Bananas
Anything Goes!
~~Sugar Queen's Dream~~
Linda and her Surroundings
Comedy Plus

After much thoughtful review of your comments I have decided to make a change to my “CAVES” analysis (Cathartic, Altruistic, Validation, Earnings & Strength.) I have reworded the entire process. Here is what I have come up with:

  • Cathartic – I have changed this to Therapeutic, which is really more descriptive in why we want to share experiences.
  • Altruism – Stays the same. A way to disseminate valuable information (valuable in the mind of the blogger. Whether it is actually valuable has no real bearing for this discussion) that you want to be put out their; truly giving.
  • Validation – Stays the same. To feel valued as a person, or feel that his or her ideas, opinions or creativity are worthwhile.
  • Earnings – I have changed this to Money. (Again, whether blogging actually can make money has no bearing on this conversation.)
  • Strength – I have changed this to Improvement. What I mean by this is a channel by which we can effect change.
  • Communication – New addition. Some of us what to be able to communicate with family and friends based on your circumstance, communicate with like minded people.
  • Enjoyment – New addition. Let’s face it, some of find the process to be fun.
  • Enlightenment – New addition. Some of us are looking for growth, looking to learn and, yes, become enlightened. If you are providing enlightenment then Improvement is your focus.

So the new formula will be known as TIME CAVE


Again, for the sake of this discussion let’s use the following scale:
0 = Absolute no
10 = Absolute yes

Using the TIMECAVE analysis I will rework my original quotient.

T – 3
I – 8
M – 3
Enj – 9
C – 2
A – 4
V – 6
Enl – 2

I believe that this analysis better address the varying needs of why a blogger blogs. I know that it better enables me to come to grips with why I blog. For me the rewording of Strength to Improvement better describes what I am doing. It allowed me to reduce my Altruism factor in order to make it more realistic.

I would love to get further feedback. I grow with every discussion. Maybe I should increase my Enlightenment factor?

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Baba Doodlius said...

You need to add a new category:

"The need to create long acronyms".

DubLiMan said...

I was actually thinking about that. Believe me, I got the basic categories pretty fast; all the time was spent in trying to figure out the appropriate acronym and still have it true to the concept and the categories. I actually thought about a category for this process. It's sad to admit, but for me it falls under E for Enjoyment.

Marja said...

ok Mell Give it a try again
T 4
I 8 foremost in the writing area
M 0
E 10
C 4 Best communication in real life
A 3
V 7 for writing
E 2

DubLiMan said...

10 for enjoyment....Blogging is fun, isn't it.

Amel said...

Hey, Mel...GREAT post!

Now let me share mine hmmm...

T: 10 (I've said to everybody over and over again that it's VERY therapeutic for me)
I: 6
M: 0
E: 9
C: 9
A: 7
V: 8
E: 8

Bobby Revell said...

Thanks for the link! My url is

I moved from my old address! I am happy to participate. It's a great topic!

DubLiMan said...

Thanks for the input. After reviewing the comments it seemed logical to remove "Cathartic" and replace it with "Therapeutic." I also figured that for many bloggers the T"T would get a high therapy.

DubLiMan said...

That error has been fixed. Thanks again for your input.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

I love the depth to your post!!! WTG!!!


DubLiMan said...

Nature Nut,
Thank you for visiting. I just like to get to the root of things. I hope that you come back and read more.

Max Coutinho said...

Hey Mel,

I shall be back to give my input on this improved version.

For now, I came to tell you that you have been tagged:


DubLiMan said...

I will respond, but it may take a few days.

Twilight said...

Hi Mel

Michelle at Crows Feet has tagged me to join in the "Why Do I Blog" meme. I'll get to it on Saturday. I might bend the rules a little (sorry) because I belong to the astrology bloggers community, so I'll try to make it into a suitable subject for passing readers.

In the meantime I tried your TIME CAVE list and wanted to give myself 10 for everything except money, which is a definite 0. I must be a hopeless case!

It's an intriguing exercise and worthwhile.

DubLiMan said...

Hi Twilight,
Thanks for your "TIME CAVE" input. It tells me that you are a very passionate person. As far as contributing to the meme.... whenever you are ready will be fine.

Twilight said...

Mel - in reply to your comment on my blog re the tags required (I'm repeating it here in case you didn't see it)- at the moment I don't think any of the bloggers I regularly read are the type to get into a meme, so I'll have to remain "unofficial" for now. If I stumble upon someone in the near future who I think will join in, I'll certainly tag them. So my tags will have to be marked "pending". :-)

My blog is carried on "Astrology News" (widget) so I hope the meme will be read by several there, and if they feel inclined they'll take up the meme.

DubLiMan said...

I have absolutely no problem with the way that you are handling the list. I do suggest that after your original post works it's way into your archives, that you continuously update it from my master list. For what it's worth, I now pronounce you OFFICIAL. LOL

Emily said...

My post is up, since "Somerset" Bob tagged me ;)