Sunday, March 21, 2004

Out and Proud[ish]

A big Love-Shout to my AOL-J Pals who went to the singer/songwriter website and ranked/voted for my site.  I've gotten an overwhelming positive response and for that, I am grateful.  You guys and gals really come through for a pal.

I've also received a few emails of regret.  Apparently, after placing a comment, the vote/rating was logged as '3' - which is the default rating.  Pretty ironic, since all I asked for was a vote and you were kind enough to leave a public comment.  I apologize for the confusion.

So, if you haven't voted and ranked my website yet, please do so here.  Remember to manually choose a number/ranking and then click vote.  If you leave a comment, please scroll to the bottom of the comment screen and place your vote there.  This is where the confusion/chaos begins (and ends).

But as I say, it's all good.  Special thanks to Robbie for some clarification regarding numbers and statistics. Dang, that woman is smart! I'm almost afraid to admit I didn't completely understand what she was talking about. For all I know, she could be talking smack about me and I'd be like, "Oh yeah, good point!"

Another thing I realized last night - something SloMo pointed out [oh-so-gently].  I've been so concerned about my anonymity here in AOL-J - even though many of you have visited my personal website and know my full name.  I send my music out. I post lyrics and share video clips. But it isn't Freeepeace that does all this.  It's not freeepeace.com.  It's not a Teaser CD by Freeepeace. And it's not Freeepeace performing live in Hollywood.  So, I'm here today, standing [sitting] tall [short] and proud [ish] as Trish Monaco.  That's right - Freeepeace IS Trish Monaco. No big shocker, I'm sure. But, there. I said it. Now I can get over myself.

19 comments:

slowmotionlife said...

Trish Monaco is da bomb!!! Woohoo!! So glad to see you coming out. ::sniff, sniff:: I just might cry. Tehehe... Seriously, it's about time. That Trish Monaco girl deserves some proper recognition. She's really, really, super-duper, talented. Your site seems to be doing well. I also left a comment, but I'm pretty sure I put in a big fat #5 rating. Either way, I revoted today, since I see you can do it again once a 24 hour period has passed. :)

queenz43 said...

Hey Trish Monaco!!!
Glad you cleared up the default setting thing. I was still mad... Grrrrr!!!!
Glad so much positivity is over at the site and coming through from you too. Love the Pic, and you are most welcome. Know you are well loved by the AOL fam.
BIG HUGS to you~~RC

sonensmilinmon said...

Yep, I was one of the frustrated ones who didn't realize that three thing ... but, I went and submitted a FIVE ... it's deserved that's for sure.

Smilin Mon

irun01 said...

YOU are the best ever Rock Star.

jeffcomedy said...

Funny you should say this. I too came out today since my name is on several comedy web-sites and one comedy friend is about to pimp me in his weekly column by name.
jeffcomedy IS Jeff McLeod

krobbie67 said...

After analyzing your comments here, I would have to say 10 out of 5 people talk smack, but 5 out of 5 are Trish Monaco fans. Woohoo!!!

I never thought it was about you being all "into" yourself. It was warranted fear. But, funny something occurred earlier today that made me think of some of my own related fears. I will continue to keep my anonymity. But, I will take back my power by not living in fear! It's MY life! mmmph.

Thanks for the laugh! :-) ---Robbie

geminiwilder said...

get over yourself??? when were you...'under' yourself???!
haha...eh, guess you had to be there...
yay for trish, sitting short ish and proud =)
love ya girl! ~phinney
your 2nd card should be there today! run, don't walk!!! ::trip:: oops!!!!

andreakingme said...

Well, okay then. If you can come out, then I guess I can, too.

andreakingme is actually Andrea King! (Aren't you surprised? Heh, I knew you would be.)

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Hi baby girl! I left a comment about your site too, but I never actually saw it after I saved it....so I'm not sure if you saw it either?

Anyway...you should already know...we all love you!

And Trish...I'm glad you finally owned up to this beautiful name of yours. LOL

Love, bridgett

p.s. LOVE THE HAT! =)

donah42 said...

Can I refer to you as "The Artist Formerly Known as FreeePeace"? It has a nice ring....

s0ngbird1962 said...

Hey, I voted/ranked your site (twice now and both times it hasn't shown up..) What could I be doing wrong? And I wrote such a nice comment too..lol :::sigh:::
Freee, you sing from your heart and touch other peoples souls. You rate a 5, even if it won't show up.... (If it doesn't show up again, I shall vote again)

freeepeace said...

SLOMO - Pretty much, if it weren't for you, I'd still be my own Livingroom Superstar with dusty Demos on the shelf. I'm still in awe every time I visit my site. I can't thank you enough.

RC - Thanks for your vote and your support. You're always full of positivity too! :) xo

SMILIN MON - Thanks for the FIVE! Back at ya!

IRUN - And YOU are the best groupie ever [but you're still #2 - I'm sure you understand]

ROBBIE - "10 out of 5 people" ROFL. Maybe it's not that I was "into" myself but I just meant, I can now get out of my own way. Yes, protection is warranted. The fear [in some ways] was irrational. And keeping my name and screen name seperate when the journal and website were connected, just seemed confusing and inconsistent. Whatever, it was time! :) I respect your anonymity. xo

CINDY - Ha! Any respectable Friends fan would recognize the 'over/under' reference. I actually thought of that when writing it. And I'm not "short-ish" I'm really short. [but I am proud-ish] :P Gotta go ::trip::

freeepeace said...

ANDREA - ::gasp:: Big step, coming out like that. How do you feel? :P Actually, when I first started reading you, I had NO IDEA your last name was King. I really thought it was just a Chess reference. I guess that shows how "anit-real-name" my mind is when it comes to screen names. :)

BRIDGETT - Does it feel better to call me Trish again? It felt strange to have you call me Freee for a week. LOL

DONAH - Haha! Clever. It does have a nice ring to it.

MICHELLE - I don't think you're doing anything wrong. I think there's a limit to the comments. The site is independently owned and operated so there are a LOT of comments that aren't showing up. I'll write to the owner to find out where the other 40 comments went. :P Thanks for your vote! xo

itsjustusinnc said...

Well, since you're coming out, I'm going in. Let my real name be stricken from the books. Now and forever shall I be known as ªñ}. Please make a note of it. :-)

Sincerely,
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babyshark28 said...

your soooooo welcome!
I'd do almost anything for you. :)

musenla said...

I'm still playing catchup here with my eyes half closed but will go to your website first chance I get. =P

derossetfamily said...

::smile::
I'm late, but I made it to the site and voted/left a comment. Thats hilarious about Robbie, I'd probably say the same thing :P
And your still Freee to me, Trish ;)
~Mary

freeepeace said...

GREGG - note taken, but you will always be known as Gregg to me. So why don't you just stick to calling me Free - we'll call it even. :P

SHARKY - ::perk:: Almost anything?

MUSE - Take your time. I think we've overwhelmed the singer-songwriter site. They're not showing any more comments than the first 15.

MARY - I actually love the name Freee. So whatever suits you! But you'll always be Mary to me. :)

somenuttychic said...

:-D