Tooting Our Own Horns, in 6 Words

You don't have to be a star, baby, to be in my show. (Snowtrooper jubilation at Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke, Va.
You don’t have to be a star, baby, to be in my show. (Snowtrooper jubilation at Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke, Va.

Sometimes, you just have to represent.

6 words graphicYourself, that is. None of this ‘aw shucks’ stuff. No, “no one reads my blog. I just mess around with words” business. It’s not usual fare for a blogger to boast (or is it?), so this month’s challenge proved … challenging to most.

I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in six words. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt every month.

October is National Self-Promotion Month. In six words, tell us something good about your blog. 

This wasn’t easy, apparently. I hang with a particularly humble gaggle of blogfolk. Plus, the drive time alone of coaching one team here and having three girls playing soccer there, here, and here, well, it gave me little time to write, let alone invite.

Though the sample size be small, it’s worth checking out the links. If you’re a blogger, give us your six words in comments.

Photo courtesy of Hilary Grossman

1. I have a very cute cat.

Hilary B., of Feeling Beachie

2. I am purrrfect, pawsome and punny.

Patricia C., of New Bloggy Cat

3. Heartfelt honesty with lots of humor!

Tiffany M., of Sounds Like Life to Me

4. Incredible pictures, great stories, fresh coffee.

Tamara G., of Confessions of a Part-Time Working Mom

5. Hopefully-motivating-homeschooling-expat-mom-thoughts.

Sandra, of A Momma’s View

6. Uniting runners from various experience levels.

Lauren B., of Lauren Boldizar

photo credit: quinn.anya Food via photopin (license)
photo credit: quinn.anya Food via photopin (license)

7. Practical life skills for messy lives.

Rhea M., of LiM2 (Life is Messy. Life is Marvelous)

8. I’ve uncovered a whole new me.

Lisa L., of The Meaning of Me

9. Bookish, Rational, Intelligent, Gentle, Hopeful, Trustworthy.

Susan D., of Color Me Writing

10. optimist seeks readers who love living.

beth, of i didn’t have my glasses on …

11. Tough enough to wrestle a longhorn.

Eli P., of Coach Daddy




  1. These are awesome! Glad to be included in the small but mighty roundup this month. Will definitely check these out.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Not a bad abbreviated lineup, eh Lisa? I’d take this crew to any tournament. Plus, it’s a reasonable amount of blogs to check out – hope you found one or two to follow.

  2. I love your prompt this month! And, of course, the submissions. I’d love to add mine. “As always, straight from the heart.”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Susan! I wish I’d gotten more invites out for this one. I love yours – and can attest to its accuracy.

      1. Thanks Eli. Always fun to chime in, even if it’s in the comments section. Life’s been crazy busy lately- as it has been for most people I know.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        We need a global movement back to doing the reading and writing we really want to do.

  3. Miriam says:

    What a great prompt and awesome answers. Here’s mine if I can add it in the mix:
    “Turning ordinary moments into extraordinary adventures”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you liked this one, Miriam. You can definitely add yours – look forward to checking yours out, and seeing you in a future six words post.

      1. Miriam says:

        Absolutely. I’ll have to look out for it Eli. 🙂

  4. ksbeth says:

    love that eli guy’s post )

  5. mocadeaux says:

    A small but mighty group! Here is mine:
    “Place of love, laughter and wine.”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Let’s hope for a bigger gaggle next time, Mo. Your description is perfect.

  6. Wohoo!! Thanks again Eli for a great roundup! I love this prompt!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      That’s the spirit, Lauren. Glad you were part of this! I have to come up with a prompt for November, pronto.

  7. Thanks Eli for the fun. Meow! ㄱ(ㅇㅅㅇ” )ㄴ

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for adding to it, Pat – and I dig the new look on your page!

  8. There are so many great blog titles listed. My own:
    Life between the sheets (of paper).

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you like it, Alvarado. I recognize yours! Look forward to getting to your blog soon – and getting you in one of these posts.

  9. amommasview says:

    I’m tooting, I’m tooting 😉

  10. stomperdad says:

    I definitely toot my own horn and when I do the boys laugh and laugh and laugh (and DW covers her nose). “You’ll laugh with me or at me.”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I knew someone would take this angle, Eric. My money was on you!

  11. Kisma says:

    Lots of love all around! These are great. Thanks for the invite my friend!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      At least 10 rounds of it, Tiff. Not a bad slice of the pie. Glad you were a part of it, as always.

  12. Tamara says:

    This was definitely a challenge!
    I’d like to see a demonstration on that longhorn wrestling!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s not easy to pimp ourselves out, is it Tamara? That longhorn became a tasty snack that day.

  13. susank456 says:

    I’m sorry I missed this one. I would have said, “A warped sense of humor here”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      We’ll get you in one soon, Susan. Warped sense of humor is perfect!

  14. These are great. I think my six would have to be “Don’t touch my Goldfish and wine”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks, Sheri. If Goldfish and wine don’t get people over to your blog, they need to check themselves.

  15. tania2atee says:

    I always liked these posts…so great. As usual!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Tania! Look forward to getting back to your place, and getting you back in a six-words post.

      1. tania2atee says:

        I’m glad I found my way back!! And I would love to participate in your six-word posts again.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        I need to get back to your place soon.

  16. pilch92 says:

    Those are all great.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Not even one stinker in the bunch.

  17. Hilary says:

    Love it!!! Everyone is sooooo great~!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      A stinker would have stuck out like crazy in a month like this, Hil!

  18. Laura says:

    Love these! Mine? “I speak truth, ugly and otherwise.”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you like them, Laura! And I appreciate your entry. Lots of beauty in that on your blog, my friend.

  19. Rorybore says:

    A beautiful opportunity you provided for people to see their own beauty and worth!!! LOVE that about you Coach 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Les – it was a stark reminder, too, of how little time I’ve had to reach out to my wonderful friends for collaboration of late.

      I’d like that to change.

      1. Rorybore says:

        I feel ya on that sentiment! I always seem to be behind these days.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        I’m settling into that and owning it, Les.

  20. How fun is this? It occurred to me that my Twitter profile works: Wrangler of words, water and wind.”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s a blast, Terri. Perfectly put on your Twitter profile, too. Wranglers of Words should have their own fast lane on the highway and their own checkout lane at the King Soopers.

      1. Yds, indeed! Thanks also for following again. I recently left self-hosting and kind of starting over with readers 🙂

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        How’s that going?

  21. It’s going great! I’m happy to be back with wp dot com. Suits my needs better. My belief is self-hosting is for those who want to create an online business.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I’m glad to hear that – I always thought I was hurting myself by being too cheap to buy my own domain.

  22. heartbeatssoulstains says:

    You are always reliable to give some words of wisdom along with a great laugh!!!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Sometimes I can’t tell the difference between the two, Debbie. Great to see you here!

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