Meighan L. O'Toole

I believe in community, & the power of the Internet. I consult, podcast, & write about being creative online. My latest podcast:
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I got Percy 3 years ago...I've had many cats my whole life, and while I've loved all of them this little guy is a really special spirit. Thank you @christyschaefer for rescuing his Mama and sister and brother, and letting me take him. Definitely the sweetest beast. This pic was taken the weekend I got him... and he hid for 3 days and would only come out if I meowed. ♡♡♡
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Art by @jcxolo You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by my soulful cries. Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own back yard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise - ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou
dropdeadandwrought : So good. I love Ben Harpers. Version too.
luckyjennyjackson : My favourite
jcxolo : Artista Colombiano
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Love meeting Internet friends IRL! I was introduced to @elingeling through @marionandrose in Oakland, CA and was delighted to hear she lives in Lynn here in MA. Be sure to check her out lovely handmade felt goods! I met a lot of wonderful people today at Bust Magazine's #BustCraftacular.
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meigsotoole : @mimikirchner you too! We'll have to grab a coffee sometime!
mimikirchner : @meigsotoole I'd love that!
mimsue52 : We have to plan another coffee talk!! After thanks giving. I'm back dec1.. @meigsotoole
mimsue52 : Hahahaha just saw the other Mimi asking for a ☕️Kiki!!
mimsue52 : What's the odds of that???
meigsotoole : @mimsue52 I just met @mimikirchner today (but knew of her work! ). Yes let's coffee first week of December! @mimikirchner I'll shoot you an email!
mimsue52 : 👍❤️ @meigsotoole
elingeling : XOXOX thanks again for stopping by! I have great plans for fun + projects in January!!
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Ready for the weekend!
soapygirl : I wish I was there. Walter marathon!
meigsotoole : @soapygirl ha! I know!
soapygirl : I wanna come visit and we can go to all their spots.
meigsotoole : @soapygirl so many of the places don't even exist!
risafriedman : ❤️ the deer
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I've been thinking a lot about my own mental health and social media lately. Something that may come as a surprise to some is social can really overwhelm me and mess with who I think I *should be* in this world. It's one of the main reasons why I try to be as honest as I can with people I work with about doing what they find feasible for their business ie: NOT BEING ON EVERY SINGLE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE. I work hard to be transparent about what's doable and what's crazy town on social. We all only have only so many hours. I advocate for my clients to do what they need to do for social, and then get back to what they love: they're business. Today I had this palatable and real longing for pre 2010 when I read blogs daily, and emailed and commented with the communities that built those blogs. I miss those days. What this means I'm not sure. I do love what social media has done for me, so make no mistake, I'm not hating. Just thinking. Maybe this is just an off day (I doubt it). Maybe I'm having too many feelings today (most likely, because this is who I am). But I can't be the only one who feels weighed down by the nonstop noise - most of it so awful - and the constant churn of this, that, and now this, and keep up with this... I'm not proposing any major changes for myself... I've always found when I make those claims I'm right back where I started. Nope. Today I'm just thinking about social media, my own mental health, and how I can take good care. And laughter. I'm thinking about laughter. Because without laughter what do we have? (P.S. Percy is covering his eyes here. I wish you could see it.)
meigsotoole : @mimsue52 💕💕💕
m24toots : You're amazing and I love what you share with us all. With that said, social media gives me anxiety as well. It gets exhausting hearing all the negativity and the rat race that everyone creates, then wondering what people are filling in about you that you don't post. Oh. .. Sometimes it's healthy to unplug
meigsotoole : @m24toots yes, yes, yes, exactly. Maybe there's a sea change happening.
jjjenray : Y E S
lilyyoube : I've been following what you do for so long and it's so awesome to have your voice out here at all.
meigsotoole : @lilyyoube Thank you, that means a lot. 💕
nickyovitt : Having just retuned from 14+ days of limited social media/internet in Mexico I can say it's been a welcome and much needed mind cleanser and reality check. HUMAN interaction,; face to face, is what I'll be striving to prioritize in my life AND business when I return. Always appreciate your thoughts, Meighan!
windwardmade : I've had that same longing for when there were just a few blogs that I loved and it was all very manageable, without fomo. Many of those blogs I don't even follow anymore because they've changed in a way I don't like. It's hard to explain but even though there's so much out there, most of it feels the same to me. I miss exploring the internet and being so excited by finding something awesome and different. But maybe I'm not looking in the right places. As for messing with who I think I should be, I could ramble on about that as well! Thanks for this food for thought!
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My little space of the world tonight. #fromwhereistand
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fieldandfellow : I want that mug!
katebingburt : Yay @armbrust!
meigsotoole : @tirotirostudio @katebingburt I need to frame the piece that it arrived with! The dollar that says "never for money." 😍
meigsotoole : @fieldguided get yours from @ambivalentlyyours!
ambivalentlyyours : ✌️💕🙆 yes!!
amyslysly : Me too! The yes is on my printer. 😊
ariane__k : Great mug. :)
armbrust : 💛💛💛😘 @meigsotoole @tirotirostudio @katebingburt @amyslysly
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No makeup, no shower, no problem: rainy days and Mondays.
cinemaone : 😍
tthornburg : Keep smiling. Plenty more Mondays where this one came from. Whew.
greywing : That's like the reverse of what I do kinda. Same colors. Looks great!
meigsotoole : @greywing it was totally my hairdresser's idea, didn't have any plans on doing anything other than a cut. Fun to step outside my comfort zone. 😁
jarthurbeaman : 0% makeup, 0% shower, 100% babe.
maplestreetdenim : Goddamnitall I love you
meigsotoole : @jarthurbeaman 💖
meigsotoole : @maplestreetdenim right back at you babe!
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Reminding myself I made a commitment to this girl. #puppiesareassholes (this is a pic from last winter when she just got her cast off)
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meigsotoole : @whimsyandspice she's lucky she's so cute. 😊
whimsyandspice : One could say that about kids sometimes #ohDidISayThatOutLoud
meigsotoole : @whimsyandspice hahaha! I often remind myself after being frustrated with her - this is why I can't have kids. 😂
sublimestitching : Ruh roh
meigsotoole : @sublimestitching she ate her second harness and refuses to listen. Sigh.
erinmitchll : Adorable photo though!
mimsue52 : Adorable.....
msbaigle : @meigsotoole how old is she?? And don't worry, we all have those moments. Even dog trainers.
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I have a very cute chihuahua named Mr. Bojangles staying with me. Guess who isn't impressed.
blissinateacup : Those eyes!
shop_pod : That's a sister duo indie band album cover. Just sayin'
mitrafabian : Trouble
zolajewelryobjects : Ha!
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Some days are just shitty because you're an adult and life isn't everything you'd thought it would be. But because you're an adult and not a whiny baby, you recognize what you have and know that today is just one of many. Peaks and valleys. And then you remind the ingrate you're acting like that you have today and most likely tomorrow and that really is a wonderful thing because for some, today is all they'll ever have. #lookingforgratitude #notallsocialmediapostsaresunshineandroses #keepingitreal
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meigsotoole : @bay2 Thank you that is so sweet.
ariane__k : Amen to that and to keeping it real online. Life ain't all roses, and it's better we get out of denial about it, so we can do better dealing with the shit and appreciating the magic!
meigsotoole : @ariane__k exactly! Yes to magic! 💫💥💫
nickyovitt : also appreciating you...
meigsotoole : @nickyovitt 💟
lisasolomon : oh my god so feeling this right now - this very second
meigsotoole : @lisasolomon maybe it's in the air? 💖
zolajewelryobjects : 🙌
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