Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Still A Chance to Win! (The Contest Continues – Name That Blog Week 2)

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 by Lisa Ricard Claro   16 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

You know, the older I get, the faster these old things bounce around—Wednesdays, I mean, in case your mind went somewhere else. I hope everyone enjoyed a happy Christmas holiday and that you’re resting up for 2017. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Share them in the comments. 🙂

There is a slight glitch in the blog naming contest. Quite simply, I’ve yet to make up my mind. That’s the reason I didn’t respond to comments from last week’s post, though I did read all of them. Since I haven’t decided yet, it didn’t seem fair to comment. The good news is, you still have time to offer up more ideas! Because yours truly is still . . .

Please keep the ideas coming, and think outside the box. My brand has been Writing in the Buff for a long time, along with the rendering of the Naked Truth, so I’m partial to that, but if you come up with something outlandishly brilliant that has nothing to do with nakedness, that will be cool too—and probably please my husband who has never been thrilled that my blog name ensures I pop up in certain Internet searches.

Just to entice you to put on your thinking beanie, here’s a sneak peek into the box of books you’ll receive if you win:

            The Shy Writer Reborn by [Clark, C Hope]    Anything for You (The Blue Heron Series) by [Higgins, Kristan]

Those are just some of the books in the box. Other authors include Cathy Maxwell, Karen Rose, and Cormac McCarthy. There’s also a special mug in it for you, because what would a promo be without a little swag? So put your Creative on and see if you can come up with a blog name that’s yet to be suggested. Even if you’ve already rendered an opinion, offer up another for consideration. One of you will be digging through that box soon, and what’s a better way to begin 2017 than with a bunch of great reads?

Sometimes great reads are the best thing about the transition into the New Year. I know many people are hoping that 2017 will bring with it better things than what 2016 is leaving behind. I’m thinking in particular of dear friends who, in just the last two weeks, experienced major health setbacks for two family members and of other friends who spent the better part of 2016 battling illness. From my recent, though brief, glances through Facebook I’ve read notifications from so many who have experienced health scares and personal losses. Publicly, we’ve said goodbye to an unprecedented number of celebrities who slid beyond the veil in 2016. If nothing else, all of these things have been reminders that every day is a gift, every moment precious.

We never know what the next tide will wash ashore or what tomorrow’s sun will illuminate. But we have today, we have now, and there is no better time to say thank you for being part of my life and for allowing me to be part of yours. I’m grateful.

Wishing you a healthful 2017, buttercup. And may God bless us, every one.


Romance is good for your heart! To purchase your copy of Love Built to Last, Love to Believe, or Love to Win in eBook or print, go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Black Opal Books, Kobo, or AllRomance. Or just click the cover on the sidebar. That works too. 🙂

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16 Responses to "Still A Chance to Win! (The Contest Continues – Name That Blog Week 2)"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    December 28, 2016 at 10:32 pm  

    How about:

    Writing the Naked Truth in the Buff?


    Writing in the Buff and Uplifting Stuff?


    Lisa: Telling the Truth in the Buff? (I’m sure your husband would like that one even more than your original one.)


    Naked, Truthful and Likin’ It?


    Can you tell I REALLY want to win?

  2. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    December 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm  

    I hope you have a very happy New Year! I’m all out of ideas as I’m really not very creative.

    Buttons had his second good blood test in a row. He is doing so well – at least for now.

  3. Comment by Laurie Higgins
    December 29, 2016 at 9:32 am  

    Eternal Truths I Discovered In My Underwear – Naked Thoughts

  4. Comment by Pat
    December 29, 2016 at 9:51 am  

    Writing the Naked Truth

  5. Comment by Stephanie Trietsch
    December 29, 2016 at 11:05 am  

    The Buff Buttercup! (joking…made me lol)

  6. Comment by Stephanie Trietsch
    December 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm  

    Love and Life through Lisa’s Lenses! (I love alliteration)

  7. Comment by Stephanie Trietsch
    December 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm  

    Life and Love through my streaked (or streaky) lenses.


    Romance, Reality and the (UN)usual Routine.

  8. Comment by Pat
    December 30, 2016 at 5:51 am  

    The Truth and nothing but the Bare Truth

  9. Comment by Sioux
    December 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm  

    Truth and Writing: Clothing Optional
    Writing in the Nude
    Naked Writing
    Topless (and Fibless) Writing, With Naked Butts in Chairs

    I am sure ONE of these is a winner. Or a weiner.

  10. Comment by Donna Volkenannt
    December 31, 2016 at 11:22 am  

    Here’s a thought:
    Writing in the Buff, The Unvarnished Truth, All Dressed Up.

  11. Comment by joan mountford
    January 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm  

    How about “Buffering”, especially when you’re still thinking?
    And I do love that little ‘toon you.

  12. Comment by Sioux
    January 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm  

    Lisa–I hope you give a prize to the person who offered the most (and the worst) ideas…

    I am coming here from your newsletter. Yahoo! I guess Skinny Sangria would go well with fat-laden cheese and crackers?

  13. Comment by Debbie Cooper
    January 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm  

    Disrobed and Drafting:
    Outlining, Plotting, Resovling and Finishing

    🐾 Pawing over Romances
    ❤ Loving, Laughing, Reading, Believing & Friendships

  14. Comment by Michelle Ferrari-Johnson
    January 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm  

    Bare Writings

  15. Comment by Jennifer Cochrane
    January 1, 2017 at 9:13 pm  

    Hi Lisa! I’m here after reading your newsletter. I’m not creative at all so I’m no help on the new blog name. I did see a couple in the comments above that I really liked though! And did my eyes deceive me or did your newsletter mention a new book?! I can’t wait to read it!

  16. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    January 2, 2017 at 2:36 am  

    I got your newsletter! Happy New Year; I can’t wait to read the new book!

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