May Blogger Spotlight

Welcome to my series in which I spotlight one of my followers. I’ve always had a deep fascination with people: how they became who they are, the struggles they won, and the hard lessons they learned over time. All of these scars and stories make up a person’s life. While I think it’s important to reflect on your own journey, it is also equally important to hear other voices and see diverse perspectives. In this series, the spotlighted blogger will be able to tell their story through curated questions I’ve asked of them.

The blogger that I chose to spotlight for the month of May is the epitome of a strong, fearless, shameless, free spirit (or at least that’s the way I see her)! She has an unapologetic way of expressing her true self with confidence and I admire the heck out of that! Never afraid of speaking her truth, she tells it like it is and explores topics that many shy away from- and I love all of it!

Without further ado, I introduce you to Libby Saylor of the Goddess Attainable blog.

A Bit About Libby…

List three characteristics that describe who you are.
Artistically talented, sensitive, goofy.

Do you have a favourite book or author?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

What is a talent you wish you had?
I wish I had a beautiful singing voice!

What is a guilty pleasure you have?
I love reading celebrity gossip magazines, which my twin sister and I refer to as “smut.” I also enjoy watching the Kardashians on TV. They fascinate me and I love them!

Finish this sentence: I can’t don’t want to imagine a world without…

Do you believe in soulmates?
Yes, but not in that “one and only” kind of way. I think we meet up with many soulmates throughout our life, and they arrive in many forms, not just romantic. A best friend who is supportive and awesome can be a soulmate. Or a grandmother who makes your childhood magical can be a soulmate. And I do think these are people who we have been close to in past lives as well. 

What has been a barrier in your life so far?
I’m not sure if this is considered a barrier, but I just haven’t been able to figure out the romantic love thing yet. I’ve just not had luck in this area, and I am always so quick to blame myself (and the dipshits I’ve dated and didn’t end up with). I just hope I get this love thing figured out before I die! Because it’s really the main thing I’ve always wanted, starting from a very early age.

On Writing…

Why do you write?
I write because I feel so much better after I do. I can’t really process thoughts and feelings in the confines of my mind, and I need to get them out. So, writing it all out is really healing and cathartic, almost every time I do it.

Do you consider yourself a writer?
No, not really. I wasn’t formally trained and I don’t think it’s my number one talent. But I think I have decent writing skills and communicate pretty effectively through words.

What makes a writer a writer?
I think a writer is someone who reads a ton, who is obsessed with the medium of words, and who has been reading and writing since they were young. I think it’s a thing like art. Artists love art, understand it, and feel comfortable with it. A true writer is someone who has always and naturally gravitated towards it. And continues to write because they must.

On Blogging…

What was your first ever post about?
My first post was called “Smooth Skin For The Everyday Goddess.” I didn’t know what I was doing with this blog, and this topic sounds so superficial and boring now. Yet, I remember feeling so empowered to just write about something that was 100% me. And I wasn’t worried about what anyone thought. It really changed my life, this blog.

Who was the first blogger that you followed that still posts today?
I think one of the first bloggers I began following was the beautiful Natalie Wester of The Hot Goddess. I followed her because I was looking for other goddess blogs, and she came up in my search. We are legitimate blogging friends now and are actually meeting up IRL for the first time in June 2022. I’m so excited!

Which of your posts are you most proud of?
Women Answer: What Do You Love About Being A Woman?
The World Is Petrified Of Strong Females
Would Modern-Day Aphrodite Indulge In the Pleasure Of McDonald’s?
Reindeer Magic, Part I: Claire

What was your most recent post about?
My most recent post is called “Pinterest Is A Terrific Blog Marketing Tool.” This post is kind of atypical of what I usually write about. But every once in a while, I love geeking out about blogging. And I actually can’t believe how many bloggers don’t use Pinterest to drive traffic to their blogs. It’s so easy and one of the more fun ways to market. So, I did a semi-deep dive in this post and included some basics as well as some tutorials. 

Who was the first commentor on that most recent post?
First commenter was my girl, Moksha of The Happy Panda. She often reads and comments first before others because she’s all the way on the other side of the world, and I publish at 12:01 am, so by then it’s like 9:30am in India!

Which blogger have you stumbled upon that inspires you the most right now?
I LOVE K E Garland’s blog. She’s one of those people who whenever she writes something, I feel like we must have some soul energy in common. Every time she writes, she speaks my truth, and she has also often commented on how much my words validate her feelings as well. She’s a super, badass goddess, and I very much admire her as a person. And when a blog post of hers drops, I just know I’m going to expand in some way when I read it. She’s truly lovely.

Thanks so much for sharing, Libby!

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25 thoughts on “May Blogger Spotlight

  1. Thanks for honoring me in this way, WOW!! I definitely took a screen shot of your amazing intro and will seriously look at it whenever I’m feeling like shit about myself. You did me justice and then some and I thank you so much for your generosity Jen!!! xoxo

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  2. Libby is amazing and has been an enormous source of support and inspiration. I love the power of her voice as she speaks her truth and shares her light. Thank you so much for the honor of a shout-out, GA! I can’t wait until June! 💜💫

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  3. I think you were the one who introduced me to Libby, Jen. One of the reasons I like her blog is it often with females in mind. I’m quite content with my maleness, but, in general, I like to understand people, especially from the female perspective. I’m probably not the typical guy because I would say my friendships are about split evenly along gender lines.

    Libby may not consider herself a writer, but I do. She expresses herself well. There is also no guessing where she stands on things, which is refreshing. While I’m probably not the one to relate so much to tough breakups, (I’ve been married to the same great lady for 35 years), I’m not so old that I have forgotten that feeling.

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  4. Well Jen, I was nodding my head in agreement for several of Libby’s answers, among them “I just haven’t been able to figure out the romantic love thing yet” – I am 66 and since I have never been married nor in a long-term relationship, I might as well just keep that status quo for the rest of my life now. 🙂 I cancelled my cable in 2010 and catch the news on my AM radio or online, but my guilty pleasure has been watching or listening to snippets of this finally-concluded Depp-Heard defamation trial. A different type of entertainment – that is for sure and I’m sure the celebrity gossip magazines (which I’ve also indulged in sometimes through the years) have had a field day reporting on this trial.

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    • Linda, I am so glad you could relate to Libby. A part of me (my former single self) relates to her so much as well. I think she is such a powerful voice for women who know what they want and have the guts to chase her dreams!

      Also, yes I have been sucked in by the whole drama of that trial too, it’s entertaining to say the least!

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      • Jen, it is nice to know I am not the only one that thinks that way. Libby and I are lucky because years ago there was a stigma associated with anyone who chose to remain single. It’s not as big of a deal now (in my opinion anyway).

        It was interesting to read comments by people after the jury came back this afternoon and yes it has been entertaining. There certainly was a lot of mudslinging going on! I know JD wanted his reputation restored, but he sure put out a lot of info about himself for people to chew on. 🙂

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