Unwashed and somewhat slightly fazed.


In the last month, my WordPress subscriber list has gone WAY up. I get dozens of new sign-up notifications a day, and hundreds in a week. So…I have to ask…who are you? Are you bots? Are you real? Are you Real™? Say hello in the comments below, and tell me who you are, and how you found this blog! Thank you. And hiyeeee🙂


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54 Comments on “Unwashed and somewhat slightly fazed.”

  1. John Middleton says:

    Hi Monica, found your WordPress from your Twitter feed. And I’m real, honestly, living in the North of England. Have a good day

  2. astrojak says:

    Hi! I can’t remember how I found your blog, but I enjoy it every time a notification lands in my inbox! You have some great insights about the world, and scholarly advice on becoming a writer.

  3. Fabulous results, more than 3,000 subscribers — have you done something different? Have you been in the public eye more somehow?

    I started subscribing long ago when someone on Twitter sent me to your wonderful spreadsheet of submissions and rejections — so I have no personal insights to offer here.

    But if you figure out what it is, let us know!

  4. Bhanu says:

    No, they aren’t bots n neither am I !

    It is just the reciprocation of your work and something that happens after you do some amazing work.

    So yes, I like your blog too and when your name flashes, I like to see what’s new!

    I found you here in WP reading list.

    See you around.

  5. mmerriam says:

    Hi, Monica! I found my way over here from Twitter. I saw someone retweeting you and I thought, “She seems really smart about art and interesting.” I’ve found I enjoyed your tweets, your stories, and your novels. Maybe someday I will see one of your plays on stage.

    As for me, I’m a writer, storyteller, actor, playwright, and spoken-word performer living in Minnesota. I’m blind, married, getting older, and have two cats who are probably more famous on the internet than I am, and that’s cool with me.

  6. jamjarhead says:

    I saw your abs on Instagram.

  7. sweetsound says:

    Been following for awhile so I can’t remember exactly but I think it was either WordPress freshly pressed or WordPress discover.

  8. bsdonovan says:

    I am a robot overlord
    Resistance is futile

  9. Hmm, can’t remember to be honest. I trawl for interesting writing and follow when something takes my fancy. Good that you are getting followers though. I hope it keeps going up and up.

  10. galenkreiser says:

    We went tubing together down the Quitty a few times.

  11. Joan says:

    Hi Monica- I’m a real human living in good ol durm. Found your blog from your Twitter feed. I am good friends with many in your theater community and love reading your stuff in any format! Huge fan (wannabe pal)! Most call me Joan’s- but my both name first is “Monica” too! 😜

    • Monica Byrne says:

      Oh excellent! And my wannabe Confirmation name was Joan for a long time–I called myself Monica Catherine Lucy Joan Byrne. Hahahaha.

      • Monica Bryant says:

        Tiny world in a big way! My Confirmation name was Clare!

        Seems like I replied twice here and you responded to the one that looks a wee bit illiterate! (damn spell check!) I have no idea what “both name first” means!

        Thanks a million for taking the time to comment! Happy Spring!

      • Monica Byrne says:

        WHAT. Clare is my sister’s name!!! Excellent. And oops, I thought they were both the same, so I deleted the other one, hahah…I didn’t even notice😉

  12. Straight, white, middle-aged man says:

    Melbourne Australia, here. It looks like I’ve been getting the blog feed since 2014. Must’ve been reading Girl in the Road. I read a *lot*… but you’re the only author I actually follow. (Cos you’re articulate, opinionated, informed and ‘alt’!)

  13. Hi dear Moniica, I found you in facebook looking for writers. I’m a writer, and Nurse too, from Argentina.
    A real one🙂
    Thank you for the good vives and for rise my mood w every post.

  14. Kyozo says:

    found you on the Word Press reading list!

  15. Jeremy says:

    You were suggest by WordPress so I checked you out and followed. @plowline

  16. I hope I’m a bot…😀

  17. Hello! Not a bot and first learned about you in an article I read somewhere. It’s all a little foggy.

  18. Jason Scully-Clemmons says:

    Hi, Monica!

    I only stumbled in after seeing your tweet about new blog followers. (“WHAT?!? She has a blog that I haven’t been reading? Rectify now!”) So, there’s proof I’m not a robot; robots are *way* more observant.

    Ok,so, to sum up:
    I’m Jason.
    I’m not a bot.
    If I can manage to be brave, truthful, and unselfish, perhaps someday, I will be a real boy, or so the Blue Fairy says. That’s a daily challenge, and a decent goal, to be honest.
    Since my jokes are cheesy, I suppose I am already Real™.


  19. Hi I found you in the Reader on WP! I’m new to WordPress and checking out what’s going on. Very real, no robot🙂

  20. smileyp123 says:

    Hi Monica,
    Im not a bot, WordPress recommended your site to me, I’m new to Blogging on this site, from one writer to another, hello and I look forward to reading your posts.

  21. Suddenly Jamie (@suddenlyjamie) says:

    Hello! Definitely not a bot. I loved Girl in the Road, but didn’t find your blog until (I think …) you were featured on the WordPress Discover page. I’ve just added you to my Feedly list & look forward to reading your blogs.
    In the meantime, here’s a link to my post where I shared your book with my blog readers: https://nhwn.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/weekend-edition-world-of-inspiration-plus-good-reads-and-writing-tips/ 🙂

  22. Oh! Am I late? I discovered your blog today itself, thanks to WordPress suggestions. Kind of solved my problem because I have been looking for inspiration and well I have just read two posts so far. But I think it would be honest only part to say that I am hooked! So I look forward to reading more of your posts!😀

    Have a nice day.

  23. peaceof8 says:

    Congrats on you success! I found you on WordPress Discover. I love your writing tips and HOW you write. Fun! Glad to be following you. And yes: another real (well most days) person likes what you are doing! 👏

  24. mimispassion says:

    Hello, I’m real…. Lol😀😀…. Found you via WordPress discover… I live in Ghana

  25. nicklewis says:

    I discovered you through WordPress.com discover. Looking for inspiration in the world of writing, blogging and so on 😀

  26. Hi I just found you on wordpress…great stuff…I am a new blogger myself and love your creativity…keep up the good work..

  27. luvsclassics says:

    Hi, I found you on WordPress.com / Discover; I’m receiving e-mails synopsis of blog writers. I’m new to your writing. Reading all the comments, I’ve learned that you’re also a playwright, where are your plays performed? In New York, I hope; reachable by train for us. Grace

  28. Hi Monica Audrey here new blogger and found your blog love reading them have a good day .

  29. Daal says:

    I found you thru Discover – great blog!

  30. CaraLee Cook says:

    Hi Monica,
    I found a WordPress entry when I Googled Belize one day.I can’t remember what I was looking for, but I recognized your picture as someone who sat on the porch of my husband and my restaurant on Burns Ave, in San Ignacio (Flayva’s). I served you more than a few drinks while you were in Belize, and now I love keeping up with your further adventures. Especially the comments on people making art in less than mainstream ways. Keep it up and thanks! CaraLee

  31. Jenn says:

    I’ve been following you for a while. I find you to be a very down to Earth alternative to the junk food of the internet.

  32. I’m a real person reading real words!

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