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“Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.” Benjamin Franklin

Blogalicious Babe: Art by Stephanie Smith via see credits below

Who knew… I was checking out blogs on Freshly Pressed when I came across a post that caught my attention. It was a post by my British homeboy; TheBoyEllis Blog.  He gave his blog a bit of wellie by sending out feelers to test the Blogging buddy avalanche that has been part of the DailyPost: PostaADay/Week challenge.

He was hoping for some blogging action; the proverbial comment love via a committed buddy. Instead of getting a buddy or two, he got gobsmacked and featured! WT* WoW! I started to leave him the usual supportive blog comment: Kudos! Congrats! Blah, blah, blah… You mf ratyou fab music lover you 😉 and on. I was especially happy for him because he was/is truly appreciative (read his follow-up post) of the love coming his way from the rest of us. 🙂  As I was signing off, I wrote “Have a…” and the phrase “Blogalicious Year!” popped in my head.

Whoa! I thought, I just coined a new word … but, I better Google it to make sure before claiming ownership of the word; like my dearest, talented sisters – Bootylicious & Fabulocity claimed their special words.  Hey, we all deserve to coin our special words. I checked in with Google and sure enough the word loaded; all 42,100 of them. 😉

Lo and behold, I found a whole site – – run by a group of savvy blogging ladies who have built a community devoted to celebrating diversity in social media, and dedicated to the fine art of supporting multicultural women bloggers. They even have a movie – Be Blogalicious: The Movie – produced by Tyler New Media….showcasing highlights of a Blogalicious weekend. Also, plans are in the works to hold the next Blogalicious 2011 weekend/conference in Wash, DC. Do pay them a visit and peruse their offerings.

As for TheBoyEllis? I ended up writing “Have a Fab year!” as the sign off to my comment.  He got well deserved props from FP for giving his blog a bit of wellie.  He’ll understand… He’s English. Pay him a visit,  read both posts and leave a comment – they are spot-on!

And the wackiest advice I ever heard? If a word pops into your head, it’s all yours baby. Claim it and copyright it… yeah right! Double check first … It depends!  Have a Blogalicious Year all of you! 🙂

Do you have a favorite word? Have  you ever used a word you thought was unique to you and then found out otherwise? Are you the brilliant owner of a special word?  I’d love to read your favorite or wacky word. Leave me a comment and I’ll reciprocate. Do share!

Positive Motivation Tip:  Take a chance and write … You never know what good awaits you.

PHOTO CREDITS:  Blogalicious Babe – Art by Stephanie Smith via

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank

Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

27 Comments leave one →
  1. 16/01/2011 12:51 am

    Absolutely… I come up with words all the time only to find out someone else had the same thought. I am often even told that my made up words are not real and I am fond of pointing out who says Dan Webster and Cambridge have a monopoly on what is and is not words? After all, don’t they just write out the stuff they are hearing around the world anyway?

    • 16/01/2011 6:04 am

      So true… New words become part of every day conversation as more people use them and we are are all able to add words to the social exchange. I like the idea of new words gaining acceptance. Keeps the language fresh. 🙂

  2. 16/01/2011 12:52 am

    hahaha . @the word- “Good Gravy!” 😛 😀 Well, If its already claimed, I dont care. 😀 I love it! Good GravY! 😀

    • 16/01/2011 6:06 am

      Hi there,
      What happened to your blog? I was looking forward to checking yours out and returning the good will but I am informed you no longer exist… is this true? 🙂 What happened?

  3. 16/01/2011 5:47 am

    thanks for sharing the philosophical quotation
    “Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.” Benjamin Franklin
    frizztext, philosopher
    actually writing about the idiom
    “elephant in the room”

    • 16/01/2011 6:10 am

      Thank you Frizztext!
      I really appreciate the fact that you have consistently responded to my daily posts to support me as I have done yours.
      This journey will help us all as well as test our metier…. Have a restful Sunday. I should take a look at your wife’s blog in the coming days. 🙂

  4. 16/01/2011 10:59 am

    I love the word Blogalicious and whenever I see it, it will remind me of you! Reminds me of a screen name I made way back when Debalicious; didn’t use it long, since it was a bit much and others really read into that name….
    Hope your Sunday is going Great!
    Debbie 🙂

    • 16/01/2011 1:44 pm

      I love Debalicious :-)but can totally get how some people will read meaning into it; especially on a forum 🙂
      In addition to my daily comments on my Team We♥Wordpress blogs, I am going to do a blog visit to the FB folks.

  5. 16/01/2011 12:15 pm

    Words fascinate me!! Blogalicious = fantabulous!!! This makes me want to add a post to my Words of Whimsy column on my site. Hey Eliz, you may have inspired my next post! Thank you and hope your Sunday is a funday. 🙂

    • 16/01/2011 1:47 pm

      I love words; especially words that have texture and rhythm and style… 🙂 LOL!
      Fantabulous works and Funday is rocking.
      Go for it, I see you are already on a roll and I will come by later to read it 🙂

  6. 16/01/2011 12:24 pm

    Funny post! Blogolicious Blogstress!

    • 16/01/2011 1:49 pm

      Hey Barb,
      I’m really glad you liked it as I know and appreciate your sense of humor… Now Blogolicious Blogstress is another great phrase! 🙂

  7. 16/01/2011 1:05 pm

    I will definitely check out the Blgolicious site. 🙂
    I can always count on you to keep me informed of what’s going on in the world!
    And yes, several times I have thought…AHA! What a GREAT word (or idea)…only to discover that many many many people had been on the same page before I even opened the book.
    For example, in my new book, which has an eco-friendly slant to it, I thought about putting a little green bee flitting from craft activity to craft activity to point out that it was a “green” activity. And I thought the caption under the bee should say, “Bee Green”, instead of Be Green…I googled “bee green” and found pages of little green bees…oh well…great minds think alike. 🙂

    • 16/01/2011 1:53 pm

      Oh so funny and true… I love the Bee Green story and you should put it in the book anyway. Great minds do think alike! 🙂
      Do check out TheBoyEllis’ blog. He wrote a heartfelt thank you and his observations are spot-on.

  8. 16/01/2011 6:24 pm

    A wise person once said to me, ‘there’s no such thing as an original thought’.

    When we are ‘in the flow’ and linked to the universal mind, it stands to reason that we will channel some of the thoughts, words and ideas floating around in the ether!

    How many times have we thought of an ‘original’ great idea that we choose not to pursue at that time, only to find further down the line that someone else has come up with exactly the same ‘orginal’ idea…and made it a reality. So I guess the process works in advance as well.

    BTW – love the Green Bee story!

    Best wishes,

    • 19/01/2011 3:48 am

      There are no original thoughts just modifications of same… 🙂 true!
      We are linked to an source that feeds us all great ideas. Sometimes we listen and at other times we don’t… 🙂

  9. 16/01/2011 6:39 pm

    I would have thought you had grabbed “blogalicious” first! Who knew?

    • 19/01/2011 3:49 am

      Wish I had… but so many people use the word…I just heard it when it popped in my head. LOL! 🙂

  10. 16/01/2011 7:14 pm

    I invent new words all the time but sadly, mine are accidental and come from me messing up! Still, they are mine:)

    • 19/01/2011 3:49 am

      Oh, at least you get creative when you mess up… not bad! 🙂

  11. 16/01/2011 10:03 pm

    Haha it’s funny you use the term “Blogging Buddy Avalanche”.. That one blog from DailyPost spawned a TON of visitors, new subs and new friends 🙂
    LOL I’m sure I have some made up word.. but I honestly can’t think of it right now 😛

    • 19/01/2011 3:51 am

      Yes, it became the avalanche…I’m glad they offered it as I have met so many wonderful bloggers from this experience. 🙂

  12. 17/01/2011 4:48 pm

    I love how vastly the buddy system has been taken up – it really seems to have helped network people so much more!

    I’m hoping WordPress decide to do this every year – I’m really rather enjoying it. 🙂

    • 19/01/2011 3:52 am

      Yes, I love it … and I hope they create an app like Google’s Friend Connect. It would be fantastic for all of us. 🙂

  13. 18/01/2011 11:23 pm

    Blogalicious sounds cool and sexy! Anything ending in
    -icious probably sounds sexy…but yeah, probably already taken and coined. I’m going to check out Also, thanks for the visits to my site and the very generous comments! 🙂

    • 19/01/2011 3:53 am

      Thank you for stopping by too…. you are right that anything ending with -icious does sound mouthwatering. 🙂


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