Posts made in February 13th, 2013

find out who I am + win $50

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Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in Lifestyle

I’m so glad to hear that you guys are having fun learning who you are and getting generated content on the ArchetypeMe website!  While I’ve never taken quizzes like this too seriously (as someone said in the comments last time we chatted about this, it’s important to not limit yourself or put yourself in a box based on results), I have been having tons of fun with the content that ArchetypeMe has generated based on my quiz results. Curious as to what I am? Well, I am a…

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Is that what you pegged me to be? The Creative part struck me as the yooj—I’ve pretty much been labeled “a Creative” since the first time my parents handed me a box of crayons—but I was surprised to see the Intellectual and Caregiver ones pop up. Maybe it wouldn’t be a surprise to those outside of this brain of mine, but I never felt like those two qualities were dominant in my personality. But, then again, when I started to click around my curated content for those two archetypes, I found myself decidedly interested in what was there. At first I thought, “Well, probably any content on any of the archetypes tabs would interest me!” but then I started clicking around and while some intrigued me (like Athlete and Fashionista) others didn’t draw my interest nearly as much. I found it particularly interesting because the same story was being covered on all the archetypes—the President’s inauguration, but all with slightly tweaked headlines and photos that would appeal to that particular archetype. It really proved to me that delivery method means so much when you’re working with different audiences. For example, this photo and headline from the Rebel archetype didn’t really appeal to me. I have no interest in seeing President Obama drinking beer (good for him?). Although, I supposed that’s the kind of thing some people dig?

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But this photo from the Caregivers section really spoke to me. It’s not really all that different from the one above—the President holding a child—but the emotion of the photograph and headline moved me more.

 

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I honestly wasn’t expecting to learn a ton about myself from this ArchetypeMe experience, but seeing a very obvious example of how I absorb content online through my personality lens is fascinating! I’ve been in marketing for about a decade now, and I thought I could see through all the tricks, but I guess even I can be fooled when the content is generated specifically based on my personality.


If you haven’t yet, take the quiz at www.ArchetypeMe.com!


Sweepstakes

To celebrate the launch of ArchetypeMe, BlogHer is giving away $50 buckeroos in the form of a Visa gift card (Free money, woohoo!)! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering this question: Which archetypes are you?  You can find the list of archetypes on the website.

 

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 2/13/13-3/15/13. Be sure to visit the ArchetypeMe brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts and find more chances to win!    

what i ate wednesday: leftovers

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Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in Food

Good morning, my friends! I know we’ve chatted about it on here before, but I can’t believe there are people out there who don’t like leftovers. Leftovers are my favorite. Not only do they often taste better the next day, but they make food prep so easy. Like take for example this day of eats—I did almost no cooking. Why? Well, I cleaned the kitchen in the morning and deemed it “closed” for the rest of the day. We still ate great and managed to keep the kitchen spotless thanks to leftovers. Yum!

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  1. For breakfast, I blended up a smoothie using my immersion blender. Thanks to everyone who suggested trying it when I confessed that I had broken my regular blender (again). It works like a charm! In fact, I had totally forgotten that my immersion blender came with a cup for blending stuff like smoothies and sauces. It works perfectly. Maybe even better than my regular blender ever did. Woohoo! In the mix in this smoothie: frozen banana, coconut almond milk, unsweetened (homemade!) kefir, peanut butter, cocoa powder, chia seeds, ground flax seed, and half a scoop of unsweetened protein powder. I also had a clementine on the side. I’m going to be so sad when clementine season is over.
  2. Craig and I made a mid-Monday drive up north to buy garden fence supplies with my Dad, so I packed myself a lunch that was backseat-edible. I made a salad with our leftovers from the previous night’s tacos—lettuce, tomatoes, sliced black olives, cilantro, green onions, seasoned chicken, salsa, refried beans, cheddar cheese and a few tortilla chips. For dessert, I had a banana Chobani. So yum! I highly recommend the new flavors. The banana is great, but the pear? Out. Of. This. World.
  3. On the drive back from our fence-purchasing, I snacked on a hard-boiled egg and some fruit—a clementine, a few strawberries and some blueberries.
  4. For dinner, we heated up some leftover chicken noodle soup. I was feeling pretty sniffly for a few days, and I’m a total cliché and always make myself chicken noodle soup when I’m feeling sick. Along side, I had a piece of leftover cornbread. Yum!
  5. For dessert, I whipped up a Nutella Chocolate Cake in the microwave. This was my Lundi Gras last dessert hurrah before my Lent promise went into effect. As of today, I’m sugar-free! Along side the cake, I had a mug of decaf coffee with a splash of half and half and maple syrup. I’m really happy to report that coffee is now back to an every-now-and-again kinda treat for me. Which is how I like it! Woohoo!
  6. We ate dinner pretty early, so later, while we were catching up on back episodes of 1600 Penn (still not sure if I like it or not), we snacked on some air-popped popcorn. Crunchy, yummy, and only 100 calories for three cups. Such a great snack!

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What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far this week?