“The Face Behind The Blog” Meme


 With all that said, I recently came across a meme called FACE BEHIND THE BLOG at SHA MONEY MAKER DOT COM. The meme was actually started 4 weeks ago by DAVID AIREY. The idea is that by putting a face to the name of someone you haven’t met helps recognition and adds a more personal feel to your conversations. – And he suggested illustrating the piece with photos that really show us in a different light, perhaps something other than our standard headshot!

And we really wanted to participate in this one! The whole reason   behind  LIFE BY DESIGN is why we live our life the way we do! We both feel so strongly about living each day to it’s fullest and creating a life full of happiness, energy and having fun! And when a stranger reads our blog, they really have no idea who we are – up until now. We want to share with you some images and stories of our 8 years together and our life by design!

Derrick and I met while standing in line at a nightclub! Both of us had previously had long term relationships which I think prepared us for our meeting. We only chatted a few minutes before entering the club, paid our cover charge and was dumped into the sea of people at this huge club. About 2 hours later, we ran into each other. He asked me if I wanted to dance, and we did. It was magic! And we have been together ever since!

For years, Derrick had studied all the greats; Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Dale Carnegie…all the master creators of a life by design. During our first year together, he brought me up to speed and shared with me all that I had been missing. Like a sponge, I soaked up all the information and started applying the principles in my life. While working for Siegfried and Roy, Roy had taught me a lot about living life and realizing your dreams, but all of this new  information took it all to another level.


Of course, as time went by, we had to keep raising the bar, and the outfits had to be more creative. Nightclubs  expected us, to be dressed up. And if there was a theme, we would embody the theme!

             Karen Hanrahan and
Jeff Maziarek
Tim Draayer

Instruction to this meme

1st step

Post a short blog article that includes a photograph (or a series of photos) showing the face behind your blog. If you already show a photo somewhere on your site (such as in your about page), then make your post more interesting and choose a photo that’s not currently online.

2nd step

Include links to other people that have displayed a photo, or include their photos in your post, adding a reference. Here are the others who have participated so far:

Gayla at Mom Gadget
Char at Essential Keystrokes
Paul at Reflections

Rob at 2Dolphins
Zep at The In-Sect

Ingo at Stixster
Stevie at Lost In Cyberspace

The Paper Bull at (oddly enough) The Paper Bull
Lisa Sabin-Wilson at Just A Girl In The World
Dawud Miracle at dmiracle.com

Wendy Piersall at eMoms at Home
Dennis Bjørn Petersen at Petersen Inc.

Randa Clay at Randa Clay Design
Drew McLellan at The Marketing Minute
Becky McCray at Small Biz Survival

Phil Gerbyshak at Make it Great!
Steve Woodruff at StickyFigure

Dave Olson at Live the GREAT life that you desire
Greg at Become a Remote Control SEO
Ariane Benefit at Neat Living Blog

Genesis at the At Home Mom Blog
Armen at iFFECT.NET

Mihaela Lica at Online Public Relations
Tara at Graphic Design Blog
Doris Chua at Home Office Women

Edward Mills at Evolving Times
Tony D. Clark at Success from the Nest

Jonathan-C Phillips at SmartWealthyRich
Karen at A Deaf Mom Shares Her World
Lisa Gates at intrinsic life design

Rammel Firdaus at rammelfirdaus.com
Carol at Pentimento

Adam Kayce at Monk at Work
Thomas at Technical Blogger
Tammy Lenski at I Can’t Say That!

Chris Brown at Branding & Marketing

Rory Sullivan at Hamelife
Derek Wong at Going The Wong Way
Embuck at embuck.com
Ms. Q at QMusings

Shelly Tucker at This Eclectic Life

Steve at Ramblings from the Marginalized
Troy Worman at on!blog
Lilith at Lilith’s Owl Nest
Revov at REVO-OVER

Karin at Stop/Start
Derrick at Life By Design

A link back to this post is much appreciated, to help create a more personal community!

3rd step

Tag as many others as you like in your post to spread the meme.

4th step

If you link back to me here and send an email I’ll be sure to include links back to you.

Each person tagged should create their own post and repeat the process.

HAVE FUN! Enjoy Life! Live Large!


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