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Hello fellow lovelies.  I wanted to take the time to address everyone by writing this.  My goal is to develop a personal understanding of the vibe I intuitively receive from being here, reading people’s blogs, questions and answers.  It is my hope that the issues I bring to “the table” will also perhaps guide the newer kids on the block and answer their questions as well.  I come in peace!

Actually, that is the whole enchilada.  I would imagine that we all come in peace.  We all have ideas and personal experiences which do make us experts of sorts.  We are by nature as female beings the nurturers, the care givers, the fixers and the doers of the world. This being said, it seems that people feel the need to indicate that their answers are their humble opinions.  Why is there a need for this?  It confuses me, as if they feel the need to state MHO or IMHO as a disclaimer for not sounding too preachy?  I believe I even indicated that in a post, also, because I saw others doing it, and didn’t want to offend or rattle anyone ( so new in my arrival here, anyway—teehee wink and all that stuff ).  

My gut is that this was perhaps an issue of the past that sort of continues to linger?  Women who were perceived as know-it-alls that perhaps caused other’s to feel that their information was not valid or that they were not intelligent?

There also seems to be a strange dynamic with regard to people “pushing” their products and or services on this site, when in fact that is part of the reason—that is the reason that many of us choose to pay the yearly premium.  To be able to advertise goods and services is part of the “pitch” for choosing to go premium!

I appreciate any thoughts or comments.

With love and light and respect,

Lori

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      UK Girl wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • Honey - these are good observations .......

      I’m so glad your premium and yes tell us if your selling something - Fabbers do buy off other fabbers ask Cynthia who makes wonderful chocolate and Cindy Lou who makes amazing candles .....

      The MHO or IMHO has been going on since I started and I’ve been here nearly a year ........

      Enjoy the site we hope to see you often



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      Mztracy wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • Basically I use the IMHO or IMO to show that it is my opinion and I am not adding anyone else’s with mine. IE; only speaking for myself. And, yes, it has gone on for the almost year I have been here. [oct 22, 2008]

      All of our opinions are ‘valid’ and those who thought they knew it all are no longer here. lol

      This is a networking site, hence ‘pushing’ our products. lol BTW for awesome memory wire bracelets, check out my site! [plug plug plug plug] estatic

      Have fun and see ya around the blogs!
      xx



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • Thanks for recognizing that “pushing” our merchandise is one of the reasons some of us chose to go premium. I do participate beyond selling my products, IMHO lol!!!



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      Frannie1964 wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • I don’t have anything to sell...lol, But I do pay the yearly premium just because whatever I do I need to go one up on It..lol, I like my blogs and my questions to be on the home page to make sure everyone sees them estatic I guess I’m spoiled that way. On that note, I love all the things these Fab40 ladies have to sell, everything looks so nice, just wish I could buy from everyone, oh but I am sure I will make my way to everybody herehappy :wink wink:



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      Lori Daniell wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • Divine sistas!

      Thank you for your reaching out and helping to validate/clarify.

      I sell fair trade products on my website-  LOL

      Much Love



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • I have visited your site upside down, in and out.  I like the items you are selling as well as the concept of fair trade.  

      I wish I have fund to spare.  Keep up the good work. happy



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      Mztracy wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • Gr8 things at your site.
      Where do the items come from?  

      I see ‘fair trade’ products all over. What exactly does the term mean? Sometimes I am not the brightest star in the sky! lol



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      Mztracy wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • ok forget it, just read your other blog!! estatic



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      Mz. Queen wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • Welcome to the club of Fabulously 40. We are a diverse culture and I know you will fit in perfectly somewhere. Jump in!

      47n



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      Lori Daniell wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • You chickies are like the most awesome girls on the block!

      Smiles, love and hugs!

      For those who asked about what fair trade is (Mz Tracy, in fact- you are so bright that you blind yourself, but that is a separate blog entirely) China Doll, thank you thank you and thank you to everyone who has visited and for your kindness, humor and words of support! estatic...Fair trade is a concept where impoversished global communities connect with fair trade partners.  These fair trade partners teach or encourage the village participants to create goods based on the materials they have, and/or based on the cultural history of their country. One example which blows me away is a village in Kenya and the artisan partner is called Uniqueco. What these people do is collect flip flops that collect on the shores from tourists, and were taught a process by which to make jewelry from them!  This is a blessing in many ways.  Firstly, it provides the workers and artisans with a sustainable wage and a sense of pride, empowerment and purpose for themselves and for future generations.  It also saves the local food source (fish) from being killed as a result of being choked by the flip flops. Seriously, how cool is this?
      My site happens to feature free shipping. We are not in it for the profit. We are in it to because we believe in the concept of “Paying It Forward“. Period.
      On my site alone I feature products from artisans and their partners representing almost every continent.  

      There are very strict rules involved with fair trade.  For more detailed information you can go to [Link Removed]

      Mucho Amore!


      Thefunkjunkie, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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