Full Blown “Attention Whore” Mode Is My New Jam So… Jam Accordingly


Attention Whore
Full Blown “Attention Whore” mode is my new jam.
So… jam accordingly. Rock it if ya got it!

I read in an article recently that an attention whore can be a pain in the behind. (Well, they said a naughty word, I changed it to ‘behind’ to keep this family friendly) This person, man or woman, due to their deep-seated need for validation from others, will often try aggressively to takeover any social setting. Which, when you think about it, describes be perfectly! So, I’ve declared today, my official ‘Full Blown Attention Whore’ mode day. It is my jam today… all day... jam accordingly.

I will be pimping myself out all over the internet like no one’s business. You will find me on Twitter, The Facebook, and all the other ‘hot spots’ us attention seeking whores go. (I’m making a list, if you have hook-ups, hook me up) 

The article I read also said things about the extraversion, theatrical, verbal skills and desperate desire to woo people often makes an attention whore quite loud, pushy and annoying. (again, spot on description of… me me me me me) You just want to either get them to shut up and chill once in a while, or to hit them with a blunt object. Please, please, please… NO blunt objects. They cause bruises and I’ll likely end up with a headache or broken bone. This will throw me off ‘attention whore’ and into ‘whiner’ mode. Let’s stick with the proper theme.

Why you ask, my Juicer friends have I declared today as my official attention whore day? Easy! It occurred to me that some people are naturally shy, introverted and don’t seek to claim their rightfully deserved accolades. (I think the cool kids call that ‘props’) I can totally help with that! Aside from that whole psych school gig I did, I’m quite outgoing, I am great for starting a conversation and rarely is there any of that awkward silence stuff. Clearly, you can see how witty and cleaver I am. I woke up this morning feeling the need to share, well…. me me me me me…

Ok, all kidding aside (some kidding aside) My real main goal is to encourage people, men and women alike, that it really is OK to stand out from the crowd. Let your voice be heard. What you think and say… it has importance, meaning and feeling. Let others know that. YOU are worthy of those ‘props’… Everyday, I sit behind this screen and tell you what products I like, silly things Grandpa Juice does and how Ethan and the kiddos keep us entertained. And, day after day, you my awesome Juicer friends, come back to read it. I may not be bootylicious like Kim K, you’ll never see me on the cover of Sport’s Illustrated in a bathing suit (I just laughed so hard coffee came out of my nose at that image) But, I’m a good person, a good mother and wife, a loyal friend and; my thoughts, opinions and feelings matter. I’m not afraid to let them be know.

So, let’s all grab today by the (naughty word should go here) horns and tell the world TODAY IS MY FULL BLOWN ATTENTION WHORE DAY…. I want you all to leave me a comment below on some of YOUR great traits! Let everyone know why YOU rock! Brag Baby Brag!

Hello world! I am Grandma Juice and I’m proud of it! (mostly because calling myself 40 ywf, suburbanite who pops Valium is just way too common) 

Comments

  1. Grandma Juice!!!! You just rock Ronni! you should know that. lol.

    I’ve struggled with this my entire life. SUPER SHY here. I Forced myself to join drama, speech and debate and all that terrifying stuff in high school and college to help over come it. And it worked…for a time. But like any talent, you quit using it you lose it. I’m so much safer behind my computer keyboard than I am in person. But I do love the excitement of social gatherings, so some days I put on my big girl panties and force myself out of my comfort zone.

    I love to write, I love to blog. Gosh darn it, I’m a good BLOGGER! (oh look! I bragged..lol) I deserve to have better ratings than Google awards us, (I think Google is of the devil, but SHHH..don’t tell them I told you they will take away ALL my ratings).

    I’m a GOOD mom, and I do really well at loving my kids, ensuring they have what the need and quite a bit of what they want….probably a little too much of what they want. I am good at school work, don’t always like it, but GOOD at it. And darn it, I WILL triumph over my garden this summer. I’m stubborn and I will not let it get the best of me.

    But you are right, each one of us needs to take a moment and realize just how awesome we all are…even if you don’t think there’s something awesome about yourself…there is! Thanks for this reminder Ronni!!

    • Grandma Juice says

      1st – I would NEVER have guessed you are shy, let alone SUPER shy!! No way! And, Google can (naughty word goes here) just forget about them! YOU are a FANTABULOUS blogger! And, I bet, if I ask those kiddos, they will say YOU are the bestest mommy EVER!

  2. Jessica White says

    I’m no blogger..lol.. But here goes…
    I rock because I’m confidant things will get better. I don’t let things nor people get me down. I contribute to the planet/environment,and have a blessed life. The people in it and around me lift me up and make me a better me.

    • Grandma Juice says

      You do NOT have to be a blogger to be AWESOME! YOU contribute to the planet/environment and because of that we ALL live a better life! YOU said it yourself, YOU have a blessed life! YOU ARE PERFECT!

  3. Hahahaha, this was really funny ;). I am the shy introverted type, but put me on my blog and I use I and me a lot, lol. I don’t really think this is exactly what the article you read meant about attention whore though. I have seen some real crack up ones. The kind who makes up drama to get attention. A nice dose of me on your own personal blog is fine so long as you’re true to who you are and aren’t making up stuff for attention. That is my definition of attention whore anyways.

  4. Grandma Juice says

    It’s amazing what sitting behind the screen does to help someone find their voice! You sit right there and tell EVERYONE all about YOU YOU YOU!! Especially today… ATTENTION WHORE it up and BRAG BRAG BRAG!!! =)

  5. I am shy in person, but not online!

    • Grandma Juice says

      I do for sure think it’s WAY easier to chit chat up a storm behind the glass!! BUT!!! I’ve read what you write and IT’S AWESOME!! Take that and chit chat it up face to face… YOU SAY GREAT STUFF!!!

  6. I used to work with this female dog who was an attention whore on steroids.

  7. I think I’m the opposite of a lot of people. I’m pretty outgoing in person, can be ridiculously sarcastic, and love to meet new people and have fun.

    Online, so many things can be misread that I tend to be much more cautious about what I write. It looks like you’re having a lot of fun, though! 🙂

    • Grandma Juice says

      I had that difficulty at first as well. I was afraid no one would get my snark… MOST of the time they do. And now, they come to expect it. And YES!! It’s FUN!!
      TRY IT!!! You’ll be FANTASTIC!!

  8. I am also an Attention Whore! Guess I never really thought about it until you so eloquently described, well, me! lol Sometimes conversations are steered toward myself, sometimes I give people TMI, and well, sometimes I like to be an exhibitionist. So sue me! Those who are close to me, know what I am thinking as my mouth tends to lack a brain filter. Granted, I still have the polite filter to save my ass often. Yes, I will shout it from the rooftops….I, TOO, AM AN ATTENTION WHORE!

    • Grandma Juice says

      AMEN SISTA!!!!!
      Over share, talk, talk, talk… Make Them Remember YOUR Name!!!

  9. Barbara Compton Kesterson says

    Not a Blogger or an Attention Whore. Just me. There are so many things I want to post and say but never will. Too unwilling to hurt someones feelings or draw attention to myself. Most of the time I just follow quietly and dare to click a like button. I don’t think I am this way in real life but I sure am on Facebook. Most days I am to scared to Hollar, lol. But I love following you 🙂

  10. Grandma Juice says

    Now listen here… YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOU WANT!! You go right to my Facebook wall right now and give me the biggest HOLLA you have!!! I will HOLLA right back!!
    That’s 1/2 the fun of doing what I do… Interacting and connecting with my readers! If I can’t hear you reply then how do I know I’m being heard? And… Us ATTENTION WHORES just LOVE to be heard!!! Hit that LIKE button, SHARE wht YOU think and HOLLLLLLLAAAAA!!!!!
    Try it… it feels GOOD!!!

  11. Great post! I love about speaking for yourself and not worrying what others think!

  12. Love this!!! Totally not what I expected when I read the title. I must say I’m a pretty awesome wife, mommy, friend and all-around diva 🙂

  13. Priceless!! Love it thanks for the great advice today!!!

  14. I have recently started stalking, I mean following your blog, and you are hysterical. I love you. You take the boredom out of blogging. So, whore it up! Enjoy. I think my outgoingness pisses off the masses at times, but I say if you got it, flaunt it!

  15. Haha, oh wow! I feel like I am too outgoing sometimes and have been trying to tone myself down. I wasn’t a diva, but I felt awkward sometimes(haha). You made me feel a ton better!

  16. You are asking a SAHM to brag about someone other than her children? Gasp! I’m not so sure about that one. I’m a pretty awesome friend. I’m a great listener. I’m that friend who everyone goes to to lay down their cares. I’m actually okay with that.

  17. Alright, Lady – You can’t take out the “naughty words” in a post title Attention WHORE, haha!!! I got nothing to brag about, but I like what you’re doing here. You ROCK!!

  18. Love it….very well written

  19. For a minute, I had no idea where this post was going, but it’s a good one! Um, my best traits? I pay lots of attention to detail, I am good with spelling and grammar, and I am a good listener and friend!

  20. Love this! I have always been quiet, somewhat shy, and not comfortable at all “tooting my own horn” so to speak. It feels awkward to accept a compliment, even. I can see some of those same traits in my teenage daughter and really hate it. I want her to be very confident and full of self-esteem. So, as I get older, I’m really trying to be better about those things and encouraging my daughter as well. As far as some of my great traits…I am a great mom, I’m very organized and detail-oriented, I’m a pretty good gift-giver, I have a kind heart…

  21. I rock because I’m a great mom and a horrible housekeeper! Something has to give, right? I’d rather chase my kids than dust bunnies any day…

  22. Great idea! There are days when everyone could use a little encourage to promote themselves. We spend too much time tearing each other down, it is definitely time to boost ourselves up.
    Spread the word, boast about yourself and feel good!

  23. Love that! You are awesome and deserve the attention!

    I am passionate writer and love to blog. I’m a special needs advocate and military spouse. I want to spotlight special needs mom and military spouse small business owners on my blog (my Look@Her wednesday column). I want to write a book with the same info and tips from other bloggers (my HH6@you Thursday column). I want to make a living or at least provide a little extra income to my family (I can dream right 😉
    I don’t get Google rankings, don’t understand SEO and don’t know how to get my numbers up enough to get the right PR and Brands interested but I’m trying!

    Live, Love & Learn,
    Ms. MommyHH6

  24. I think I’m somewhere in the middle – I can be reserved but I can also be an attention whore – just depends on the setting! I think I’ll join you for the day!

  25. I dig you so much! I am an attention whore to the max. The only child thing didn’t help most likely. You have to pimp yourself all over the place when you’re a blogger/writer/whatever! I feel you, sister and love your blog!

  26. Grtandma Ronnie: You are fabulous. This is very funny and I like your style.

    Paula

  27. That’s great! So often we are taught not to be proud and to always think of others. It’s just as important to think of ourselves and to have good self-confidence. I’m trying to teach my daughter this and I’m surprised by how tough it is!

  28. It’s funny, being an attention whore is whats getting me in trouble these days. I had a major sit down talk with my husband about spending way too much time on my blog, which is really just social media and marketing to get my name out there, but Im going to scale back, because really its too much at this point!

  29. This is too cute. I love bloggers like you, and I strive to be more like this lol. Sometimes I hold back on my blog, but it leaves me feeling so ingenuine and fake. I’m learning to compromise a little with my readers and myself. Sometimes I just can’t help it though.

  30. Good for you! I say just be who you are and don’t be afraid to stand above the pack. I never want to get lost in the crowd 😉

  31. Damn, girl I had to scroll about three times to get to the comment boxes! Attention whore it away. You are awesome and need to scream it from the roof tops. Being your own voice and showing people that you are funnier than heck are two of my favorite things about you. (Maybe it’s because we were cut from the same cloth).

    There is totally a difference between screaming that you rock, and being a self involved snot basket. You know the ones that say they rock, but really they don’t have an imaginative bone in their bodies. Yeah you know them.

    Can we make this a weekly thing? I think we all need to whore ourselves out more often. Hmmm should’ve thought about that wording before I put that in print.

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