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Title: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on May 14, 2019, 08:27:58 PM
Hey everyone!  I wanted to let you know, that since I love to write, that I started my own blog about life with Larry.  I hope that you will have a look and leave feedback to let me know what you think and how I am doing, how I could improve, what topics you would like to read about, etc.  Here is the link!

https://hippiedolllover.home.blog (https://hippiedolllover.home.blog)
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Begog on May 14, 2019, 09:00:58 PM
Well, I read it. Takes guts I guess I don't have. Here in the Bible Belt, my chronic doll fucking habit would be seen as perverted, disgusting, blasphemous, (insert derogatory adjective). Only a select few see things my way around here. Anyway, I applaud you for having the guts to spill it, although you have so far kept any pics of yourself out of the blog. That is probably a wise move. See how this plays out before taking any risk. I'll check back from time to time to see how it is progressing.
 :thumb: 
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: akira-fan on May 14, 2019, 10:12:27 PM
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hope that you will have a look and leave feedback to let me know what you think and how I am doing, how I could improve, what topics you would like to read about, etc.

Every time I see that, I get blocked within the week. :laugh:

One of the perils of being a former newspaper copy-editor and movie/theatre critic, 8) I have no "online friends."  :laugh:
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: noquiexis on May 15, 2019, 12:44:15 PM
Docsgirl82 (HippieChick),

     Nicely done blog! It contains everything that current and prospective doll owners would like to know. History, uncrating (unboxing) photos, and Larry's evolution from the raw doll that you bought to the companion that you want! Looking forward to the next installment!

;) 8) ;)
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Ceej on May 15, 2019, 03:56:16 PM
Looks great! its an interesting read and it shows those out there that there are many benefits that dolls can give you besides the obvious ones.
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on May 17, 2019, 10:36:26 AM
Thank you, everyone!  Well I did post a couple of pics with me and Larry,  but I made sure to blur my face and tattoos out so that it would be difficult to detect me. Begog, I actually have written and will be posting about how we have to keep our love for our dolls and even our dolls secret due to those who do not and refuse to understand. Akira, please comment away!  Feedback and constructive criticism will help me immensely!  Now and Ceej, thank you so much for also taking the time to read and enjoying my blog. I am very happy to have any and all support.  8) ;D
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on May 30, 2019, 07:21:40 PM
The blog has been a lot of fun!  I am starting to get more traffic and I am very happy that others are enjoying my writing and photos.  I pretty much have most of June already covered as far as posts are concerned.  I wrote and posted daily throughout May, but since the summer months are typically busier for me with school being out and hopefully I will be starting school myself in the autumn, I have decided to mainly post on Monday's and Friday's.  Friday's will be my photo posting days, that I affectionately call 'Photo Friday'.   ;D
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: noquiexis on May 30, 2019, 08:22:33 PM
Docsgirl82,

     Nicely done! Your blog is really taking off! Doll meets are such a blast, and everyone enjoys their time! Now that your HH has a doll, maybe he will be more relaxed around Doc and Larry.

:thumb: :D :thumb:
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on May 31, 2019, 04:14:29 PM
Noq, he is!  Things have gotten very interesting at home since Samantha and Aspen arrived. HH even took pics of me with Larry and Samantha. I have lots to add to the gallery!  I am so glad you like my blog. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Ceej on May 31, 2019, 07:57:54 PM
That's pretty sweet! :)
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on May 31, 2019, 10:28:32 PM
Thank you, Ceej!  How are you, the Mrs, Sandy and Christine?
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Ceej on June 01, 2019, 06:25:47 AM
We're all doing very well :)
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on June 01, 2019, 05:10:08 PM
That is great to hear!
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: primedollz on June 08, 2019, 01:58:17 PM
Just saw this! Very interesting read! Thanks for being so open!
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on June 08, 2019, 08:57:47 PM
Thank you, primedollz.  Larry and I have just started a new segment where on Wednesday's we will post his story from HIS point of view.  Right now we have 7 segments already scheduled to be posted with more to be written.  I do hope you and everyone will enjoy!  Also, my blog is now on Instagram (@hippiedolllover427) and Twitter (@HippieDollLove1) if anyone would like to follow.  :)
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: noquiexis on July 17, 2019, 07:52:47 AM
Docsgirl82,

     You asked on your blog, "Anyone out there know how to make a doll stand for a life sized doll?" There are step-by-step instructions for the Camp/incred doll stand here: BUILDING A DOLL-STAND (http://ourdollcommunity.com/forum/index.php?topic=1377.0). For dolls that do not have a neckbolt, you might rig up a sling that goes under the arms. If the sling is under the doll's clothing, it would not show in the pictures.

     It has been years, but there are a few wedding shoots on the forum. Everhard had one, but his gallery went offline and those pictures disappeared from his post. You might search his gallery here (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/index.php?cat=12679) to see if he uploaded any of them.

     Your blog is coming along nicely! I like your "Larry's Story" theme shoots. Seeing things from a doll's point of view is a refreshing change.

:thumb: 8) :thumb:
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on July 17, 2019, 05:29:24 PM
Noq, thank you so much!  I will go read Camp and Incred's threads on the doll stands and of course I have seen Ceej's awesome stand for Sandy!  I will see if I can find the photos from Everhard.  That is pretty cool!  I am trying to keep things interesting so that everyone continues to enjoy the blog and the posts.  I have done some pretty neat photoshoots with Larry and Samantha and one of them included Doc too, so he is getting some love.  I love to hear that you are enjoying Larry's Story.  I thought that bringing him in to tell his story and eventually Doc will as well, that it would spark interest.  My human husband says that Larry's Story is definitely his favorite part of the blog and he looks forward to Wednesday's Point of View with Larry as well.  Thank you so much for the feedback!  It really means a lot to me!  I hope you are doing well!
Title: Re: I Started an Online Blog
Post by: Docsgirl82 on August 06, 2019, 12:35:04 AM
Blog Updates!  I have gone back to daily postings Monday - Saturday.  I have a name and theme for each day and I have added Doc and Samantha Alexa as full time contributors on the blog as well.  I have also scheduled the posts to go live each day at 5PM CST because when they would post at 10AM CST, no one would be able to read them as it was when most people were at work.  I had noticed a significant decline in views and even lost a couple of followers over the last couple of months.  So, I am constantly trying to come up with ways to bring in new viewers/followers and keep current viewers/followers.  I really hope that the blog really takes off by the beginning of next year.  So, these are the post days with their names and themes:
Monday - Daily Posts
Tuesday - Tuesdays with DOC
Wednesday - Wednesday's Point of View with LARRY
Thursday - Thursday Tips and Thoughts
Friday - Photo Friday
Saturday - Samantha Alexa Saturday
Sunday - No posts, cuz I need at least 1 day off, LOL!