Hello, Five Minute Friday community! Thrilled to be back for another week with all of you!

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This week, I’m so excited to have another FMF Intro video to share with all of you! In the video below, Asheritah from OneThingAlone.com interviews FMF community member Jolene Underwood, who blogs at joleneunderwood.com.

This week’s prompt is inspired by their interview, and Jolene’s blog in particular. See if you can figure out why?



Thanks Jolene, for taking the time to share with us!

And to the rest of you … we want to see YOUR pretty face on the screen! Sign up for a slot to be interviewed by Asheritah for our FMF Video Intro series … it’s just five minutes! 🙂 Click here to sign up.


This week’s prompt is:


FMF - Real


Set your timers for five minutes, and get typing!


So an online friend of mine got to meet a real-life friend of mine for the first time this past weekend, at a conference. Afterwards, the online friend posted a comment on my real-life friend’s Facebook page, saying something like: “I can’t believe how perfectly you fit your beautiful online presence in real life!” And it’s so very true, yet it had never really occurred to me before I read her observation. Probably because I’ve known this person in real life, so it made sense that her online presence is so seamlessly “her.” But then it got me wondering … Do people who know me in real life think I “sound” the same on my blog? Is my online presence an accurate reflection of who I really am? I don’t know .. I guess I’d have to ask real life friends who read my posts. But I hope so. I hope that the words that come across this screen are real and genuine and not just a plastered on facade. I hope that what I share here is a fair portrayal, and that those I do have the privilege of meeting one day will think that the two go hand in hand — that they just fit. What about you? Do you feel that your online presence is real? Or is there an element of different-ness about it and the real you?



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