I do believe the lights are about to be Turned Off . . Send $$$
Did anyone see how Crashdown got a negative comment through?? That was hysterical. Wonder why JW let it through? If she thought her readers would defend her, uhhhh, crickets!!
She's probably had a few too many and let it through....
Which comment were you referring to by crashdown? The only one I could find was in response to JWs copyright infringement of the Hamilton logo using Gibson. the line about throwing a shot is from the musical.
Clearly I'm missing something...What happened?
Crashdown, who has been a supporter on the sham site, sent a negative comment (but so true!) to one of JW's recent CAF blog posts and JW let the comment go through. She generally does not publish the negative ones unless she wants her 'go girls' to verbally demolish the negative commenter. In this case, no one rallied behind her against crashdown's comment.
Do you mean the comment about Gibson "he's not throwing away his shot"? I don't get what that means. Jenna always lets crashdown's comments through. She is the one who is editing Birchthorn, probably for free.
I don't get Anything she says ! Her thoughts on Charity really piss me off. This girl had so many opportunities to do the right thing and she always did the Wrong Thing ! Very Sad.
Calling herself a Farmer ?
"Not throwing away his shot" is a "Hamilton" reference, and not a negative one.
Okay, now I got it, so is "young, scrappy and hungry."
Yep, that too!
Jenna is late to the "Hamilton" party, but that's okay. Stuff reaches us when it reaches us. But today she's posted the link to the "Hamilton" performance at the Tony's, writing, "This is what all the fuss is about. Watch it. Watch it. Watch it." And I'm thinking, 'Most of us watched that two months ago. Most of the country has been Hamilton crazy for a year.' I'm happy for Jenna that she's discovered this amazing show, but it makes me a little crazy that she acts like she's the *first* person to discover it. And now she'll be the expert on it, and pretty soon she'll be retweeting Lin Manuel Miranda (who's very fun on Twitter, by the way), like they're best friends.I feel childish even writing this, but it's good to get it off my chest!
I was thinking the same thing. What now shes crazy about Broadway and just tuning into the popularity of Hamilton? Day late and a dollar short on that one.
I just wonder how many Postcards have gone out . . What did she say they would have them by October ? But October of what year ?
On her Twitter:"Mom mailed me a book called How to Find a Husband After 35. I'm not 35, nor looking for a husband. She's old-school trolling."Lol!! I can relate my dad called me two weeks before my 35th bday and said my chances of finding a man are statistically proven to drop after 35. I said,"I have a lot to accomplish in two weeks!" And hung up. With a divorce and two kids, that was not a priority. Parents don't get that sometimes, so if her mom did indeed send that book it was an asshole move and no wonder they don't get along.
You just don't call your mom an asshole, even if she is one. This is a timeless and universal issue, from Jane Austen to Margaret Cho.
"Fall isn’t far away. Here that means a pile of heavy responsibilities getting a farm ready for snowfly. It's a list I have faced before, but still can feel daunting as the Dog Days crawl to closure."......and what would that be? Ordering firewood someone else cut and chopped? Buying truckloads of hay someone else cut, baled and stacked?"I want to ride, swim, play music, and read stories but I also know that the clock is ticking and daylight is waning." WHAT exactly are her big winter prep plans that are impeding her usual fun and games?
How is it that she seemingly (or at least keeps writing as if) has no clue that so many in her audience are onto her utter b.s. about the burdens of her pretend farming life and the terrible tension and responsibilities of winter prep.Sometimes I wonder if she actually believes her fantasies; they say some chronic liars can come to believe the tall tales and lies they forever spin.Otherwise, is she really so dumb and clueless as to imagine, for a moment, that no one knows better? The truth of the matter comes straight from her own words - years and years of her flowery, baloney-esque descriptions of her daily activities (99.2% un-farming related). Maybe I exaggerate. Maybe 99%? 96. We haven't come to our conclusions about her ethics, practices, and burdens or joys of farm work and life out of thin air. We know what we do because she has forever told us what she is busy doing (and, by extension, not doing). It doesn't seem to be farm work beyond perhaps an hour or so feeding & watering her animal boarders or sporadically running after them on country roads.In the winter she does especially love to comment on breaking up frozen water in their pails. Work, yep! Tough trudges to the barn through drifting snow (feet away). Then there's the tossing of wood pieces (ungathered, uncut, unstacked by Her Snowflakeness)in the stove in her icy house (after emerging naked from animal skins and dog fur). Cool! The joys of an always well-earned, steaming hot mug of coffee on her return from the enervating rounds of animal care. All that is fine, and does take some getting up and out and effort, but does not constitute either "being a farmer" or knocking herself out personally to get prepared for much of anything, let alone winter.She, of course, has and would say that what she writes is just the teeniest bit of the reality of her life. We don't know the half of it, the 10th of it probably, according to JW. Only what she chooses to tell us. Unfair to conclude whatever NOT impressed nonsense we may nastily conclude.That maybe be true, but she has told and shown us (or not told or shown us) plenty - enough to get a fairly decent picture of what her worth ethic really is and isn't. Sorry, J. We get it. More than you, apparently, realize.
Do you remember when she fell on the ice and put in a claim to her homeowners insurance? I think they dropped her .
I like "Her Snowflakeness," it made me laugh. And her purple prose doesn't disguise the fact that she's nothing more than a self-entitled, heathen hippie. She probably would like to have a husband too, but knows that no one of worth would love her lying lifestyle.
I think that she has some kind of narcissistic personality disorder, and actually believes her own lies. Although I'm not an analyst, it's an educated guess. Either that, or she's completely clueless.
She's back on the booze and hungover this morning! All that bragging for nothing!
Self medicating. . . Very Sad
So a day in the life of farming is 1 hour of feeding animals, one Chelsea Handler episode of income earning work and the rest doing fun things for yourself? If she was describing how she takes a day off it might make a smidge of sense no matter how excessively written.
It's no surprise that her comments are crickets lately. I think that even her diehard fans are sick of her self-serving crap. She also refers to herself in a few, past posts as "the female equivalent of a dying sun." What an enormous ego.
I think she should wake up to the fact that her crowd funding days are coming to an end. No one is interested. I think a majority of her donors have been helping her because they thought that one day she would be self sufficient. No such luck. She reminds me so much of my step grand daughter who came over the other day to borrow hundreds of dollars (the exact amount wasn't clear ) so she could hang out at the fair next week. I said "don't go." She said she had to because she took off work next week. I was trying to get her to question why she had to do something just because she wanted to, and she tried to change the argument to her having a right to borrow money, and take a week off work to go to grandstand shows all week. She's so entitled. For once her grandfather took my side and said he wasn't going to fill her pockets with money. She got mad and said she was "over it." She's 19, not 30 something. But she reminded me of Jenna.
Unreal. How is it even possible that she has yet again posted her Guardian essay on her d-m rotary phone for what seems like the umpteenth time - and then titling it "the most controversial I ever wrote"? It's as if she is mocking her Snowflake nickname. You would think the girl was living off the grid, or reading by candle stub, or at the VERY LEAST prepping her own firewood and elbow deep in canning for the winter rather than...But be impressed, people: a rotary phone (PROP). In a seriously picturesque mustard yellow, stunning in photo ops. So utterly over this meme from her. How does she not know how embarrassing it is to post this again. And, yet again, about her sad, departed, pointlessly snatched Italics and AK. And her SPECIAL special truck over and over. And poor, under-used, mythically described Merlin, best thing she's ever created in 34 years.Enough, Jenna. Move on with your life or at least quit tweeting about it. You are humiliating yourself and don't seem to know it. I and many others are stuck watching your sad, dopey show because we're appalled, not impressed or envious- and I, for one, actively dislike you even though I've never met you face to face. I do not like the me that dislikes you, either, and wish I would turn away from your weird combo of clueless, hopeless, proud flailing about "on this mountain" as you love to say. I feel ashamed, really, having never believed myself to be a judgmental person before her obnoxious barnheart world intersected with mine, yrs ago now. I can't stand how I've become "knowing" her. Blech. She has rubbed off on me in the worse way. I'm not a better or more enriched person for having bumped into her - and I regret the collision of words and worlds.
I like what you wrote, and "I regret the collision of words and worlds," is a better line than any of her purple prose. I also despise her, and dislike my loathing.
You must be mistaken jenna is an " Expert " at Everything. You know what they call a Leader with no followers . Just a Girl taking a Walk .
Ok, so she wrote that she ordered her first cord of wood for winter and she has a bit of time to scrape together money to pay for it. HINT, HINT, HINT.Here's a novel idea..how about harvesting wood ON YOUR OWN SIX ACRE LOT!
Right. Man, I wish I had some harvestable trees on my acre. Even if she paid someone to harvest the trees for her, I think it would be cheaper in the long run as the wood would be FREE.
Why doesn't she do a deal with someone to split the wood? They cut it and get half of what is cut. She absolutely has NO business sense at all. I live rurally and everyone lose a good deal like that, we barter back and forth all day long! Surely, she has some deadwood in her acres... it would make the woods better for future hog runs and grazing... oh, what, that would make good homesteading sense. Haha.. I forgot, she doesn't have a lick of that.
Yeah, so I read the latest blog post and what I'm wondering is, why is Gibson so exhausted? We all know he's not really working, Jenna knows it, too. At any rate, he's still a young dog and even if he was capable of being useful a six acre sheep farm with a dozen sheep isn't going to wear any BC out.
Boredom and depression can be exhausting, even for a dog.
Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm @Broke_Beautiful I rode a fell pony up a mountain at a gallop wearing minty miracle gel nail polish and thought of you.gallop: 1.the fastest pace of a horse or other quadruped, with all the feet off the ground together in each stride.Not buying it. That's an older horse, who she doesn't ride regularly but he's galloping uphill for her?
34 and takes naps in the middle of the day???What? Is she in preschool? Cause it can't be from the work, there ain't much of it going on.Unless placing a phone order for firewood in Veryork is that tiring.Gosh, I tracked down a freezer lamb yesterday, took me an hour. Can I have a nap now?
An August Day- 3083 words of self-worship, pony up enablers, the Moscow Mule mug needs refillin!
Yes, an August day where she plays from sunrise to sunset. Look at her play! Yes, send money so you can continue to read about her jogs, swims, horseback rides, and archery while you are probably catching up on chores before you head back to work on Monday.Oh, and she needs to buy wood for the winter (even though she has acres of woods), so send a little more because she only has a few weeks to scrape together some money despite having been given over $4,000 last month.
She still has a few sycophantic fans, and their comments are cringe-inducing:"An August Day"Blogger Cathy Hoff said... I love when you share your day with us. As I read, I see it in my head like a movie whose cast of characters I know well and love. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...You are my hero. Blogger Juliet Carol said... Jenna, your writing is so descriptive I felt like I was a part of your day and life. I'm a mother of 3 and grandmother of 6... If you were my daughter I'd be so proud of your talents and accomplishments :)
Jenna was blessed with $5,500 she barely had to lift a finger for. Not unless you consider cranking out half-assed postcards a major expenditure of effort.
Yes, what an amazing day, she spent it entirely ALONE. Normally, that might be a bit of a treat for people that report to jobs all week and could use a little Me Time-- but all of Jenna's time is Me Time--- she lives alone, she works alone. To me, it just seemed sad.
Her mother probably thinks so, too. That's why she's sending the "How to Catch a Husband" books.
I cant even imagine writing something like that blog post. I cant believe she didnt fall asleep writing it like I almost did reading it.
David Foster Wallace said in an interview about teaching his students: Some students are so self critical of everything they write that they think it is all crap when it is not. Other students feel like if they think it/write it down then it must be literary gold. He said they are the students who all through life were told by their teachers and mothers that their writing is AMAZING. I think Jenna falls into that second category. She has gone years with people saying how AMAZING her writing is, even when it is a rambling mess like this last steaming turd of a blog entry.
How on earth can people think she's a hero?!!! The people in Louisiana who are rescuing flood victims are heroes. The bystander who broke the window of a sinking car to rescue a woman, then went back underwater to rescue her dog is a hero. The firefighters who swam under water in the dark to rescue a toddler who fell off a boat are heroes. Heroic for playing all day??? I think not!
That video of the woman and her dog in the car...just wow. Why the Heck are we giving gold medals and prize money to olympians when this type of true heroism is occurring. Awesome...Ryan Phelps can swim fast...this guy literally saved a woman and her dog moments from drowning.That video is heartbreaking and encouraging at the same time. By the end of it I was so emotional and crying.
Wow. That lastest post proves she can write fiction. Who cares?
Her latest post reads like "What I Did on My Summer Vacation". Except her vacation lasts all year. Her weeks consist of 6 Saturdays and 1 Sunday.It's pay to play, folks. You pay, she plays.
Jenna Woginrich is a slacker. There's no nice way to put it. She'd rather live off the efforts of others, rather than work for her living. Unfortunately, she has stupid enablers who are willing to support her lazy lifestyle.
That sums JW perfectly! She is lazy and refuses to get a job while she continually whines about financial troubles and yet, people are still dumb enough to send her money. She can solver her own damn problems, she just refuses to. I wonder if her enablers/fans would be as understanding of a family member that refused to work?
Hamilton soundtrack: checkMP3 18.99No, not a lot of scratch but when you're running a slick little scam that hinges on sharing tear-filled meltdowns on your blog because you can't pay the mortgage or the electric bill it sure is curious.
She clearly can't decide if she wants to be a feral woman blogger or a lifestyle/pop culture blogger. Apparently she thinks there is a place in social media for a nerdy feral unwashed heathen hipster promoting anti-chafing moisturizer while wearing a kilt and minty miracle gel nail polish and living on a farm. She definitely seems like she is trying to reinvent herself. Watching her fawning over celebrites, when she is so socially awkward, is creepy. She says she had to ditch her cellphone because she was a "total junkie" and now she's addicted to her computer. When, or if, she acknowledges her new affliction she'll be reduced to using her yellow rotary wallphone instead of just boasting about it.
She does not need to decide. We have decided for her . She is a Train Wreck !
Maisie, your comment was spot-on. And I like your comedic description, too. I've been calling her a "heathen hipster" for awhile, since the term seems to suit her. Her "social awkwardness" makes me have secondhand embarrassment.
Why does she dry the goats off so soon? Maybe she doesn't bother feeding them enough to make it worth her while to milk them. Or she's probably bored with that task for the year. You'd think she'd want to get maximum return on their upkeep, make some soap to make some $$$$. At any rate, milking animals should be milked every day leading up to the dry period. No every other day BS. "I check the goats to see if I should milk them this AM or evening (the are in the process of being dried off from daily milking going into fall)."
She has more important things to do . Like ride her pony or swim with teenagers in the river . Please send CASH.
Cats in the laundry basket, I'm fuckin cool, send money!
And goats in the home. Wow. How retro and hip.
Her latest Twitter persona re-write: Jenna Woginrich@coldantlerfarmPop Culture meets Agriculture! I write books, run a farm, ride a pony & hunt with hawks. Heathen, Feminist, Optimist. Writes for The Guardian & Huffington Post.Ha ha ha...what a bunch of bogus, fake-out wordsmithery by the still unpublished fiction writer.
Heheehe, Jenna's such a misanthrope. Too bad the suckers footing the bill for her early retirement don't understand the joke's on them, she wouldn't have anything to do with them IRL. Jenna Woginrich @coldantlerfarm Everyone I want to meet equally dislikes people and avoids awkward social situations. Pass me another cupcake, future.
"Very happy with this quick logo and so is the client. Turnaround time 24 hours, sometimes it takes more than 24 days, but sometimes we click." Jenna Woginrich on August 17.No Jenna, sometimes you don't ever respond after being "donated" your design fee, er I mean click with your client. Sometimes it is longer than 24 days too.Y you need to talk with your client, find out what they want, and actually SEND drafts of logo mock-ups after receiving payments. #graphicdesignhack.
HotAntler for people that have been Burned by ColdAntler
One thing is for sure...the girls never met an animal she could contain or a fence she could figure out.Does she not understand how utterly idiotic she appears Not being able to keep a single animal in a fence or in a stall?She can't keep her animals in or other animals out.
She's so stupid. It's all a big joke to her. How are these pigs even escaping a pen in the barn anyway? What could be simpler?
People are mean because she she Steals from them . Conartist
Lol! This comment is followed by a stream of defenders telling her how great she is. Ego boost accomplished. There's no denying her name is on the cover of some books but the real question is: are they any good? To me, they all read like she had to fill the pages with *something*, less a labor of love and more an unpleasant obligation to fulfill. Jenna Woginrich: People say a lot of mean things online. They call me names, accuse, malign, misunderstand, and misinterpret. I have been told I'm not a "real" farmer and a fraud. But one thing no one can ever say to me is "You're Not a Writer." It's simply not true. And even on my worst days and with the harshest of reviews - I am still amazed there's a stack of books in my house with my name on the spine in the first place.Goddamned right I'm a writer.
I thought she didn't care what people thought.Guess not.
Goddamned . . Nice Heathen Talk
So then Finish the Goddamed Book you were Paid $15,000 for ? ? ? thats right you CAN'T ! ! !
Give people an Update that makes sense . When will the BOOK be published ? with your Goddamed Name on it ? NEVER
She doesn't write well enough to make a living at it. There, I said it.
As an avid reader for over 40 years, I've read a lot of books. I estimate I read 40 books a year at a normal pace, although I have been known to read two books at a time. I read books from every genre. Some are my favorite just because I like the subject matter. Others are my favorite because they are simply well written books. Some books are well written, but they just don't interest me. I lose interest and in most cases I stop reading them. I usually give the book every chance to delight me or intrigue me, or teach me something. Some books aren't truly brilliant until they are finished and you sit back and let the content sink in. As objective as I can be all of JW's books were poorly written. Having had a friend and sister both write books in the last three years, I know the process they had to go through in how they wrote, character development, story line, editing and so much more. Their books were both fiction, so a bit different then memoirs. All of JW's books could have been e-books by a complete novice. In fact I've actually read e-books by complete novices that were much better. I agree with the above poster that it seemed that she was bored right out of the gate on these memoirs. So, fill the pages with poorly written blog posts and turn it in. To be fair there seemed to be a point to her memoirs and that was -"look at me, look at me." A lot of the content was inaccurate or generalized. I am sure for those that have never stepped foot on a farm it seemed like the holy grail. For others like me who live on a farm it reeked of city kid keeps a journal at farm camp. Yes, she is right that no one can say she isn't a writer. She wrote 5 books that got published. I assume the same publisher published them all? It seems like such a waste for the publisher when the content of the five books constantly overlapped. Why then wasn't just one book published- overkill as it's best. That said though she may be a writer that doesn't automatically make her a good writer. My opinion is that as soon as she received the first $ her interest in writing waned. And then she wrote blog posts (filler) and called it done. How she ever got another book to be published after the first one remains an utter mystery to me to this day. Hands down she is the laziest writer I've ever had the displeasure of reading a book by. When I went to donate her books, the lady at Vinnie's laughed and asked me -"what did you think of that turd of a book?" I nearly died laughing. She said-"throw it, we don't do freebies here." I couldn't even give it away. Oh I don't think she really cares. But, pretending like she does serves a purpose- pats on her back, amen charlies and you go girl helps her to feel less like a fraud.
She can absolutely call herself a writer and graphic designer.I don't think she's bad at either. I don't think she should write instructional or "expert" based books on things she has limited knowledge on or doesn't do well (anything related to animals).Its like she's forcing content on a subject that doesn't naturally click.You can tell when writing is work to her, it sucks. You can tell when it's fun, it flows.Jenna...write what's fun, draw what's fun. You're talented enough to make money on the products.Why not close the "farming" chapter and move on. Keep Merlin and scale down to what is manageable and enjoyable? You're not proving anything by having animals, except after 10 years you still haven't grasped even the most simple aspects, like fencing. It reflects so poorly on you. If you can't handle the animal don't have it. Enjoy your dogs, Merlin, and some poultry and ditch the rest. Get a grip on your life.
Brilliant, Meredith. Sums up so much and so adult-like, too.
Meredith did you actually say Jenna is talented ? Yes Jenna is definitely talented and she just MAY be a survivor . Maybe a Daily Blog is much to much for Jenna maybe two a month. About real topics not daily chores.
Latest watercolor sketch for sale, but doesn't say if the watercolors use are professional grade nor the light fast rating. This means that if a person buys it and frames it with UV protective glass, the color might fade in no time. Please, if you buy original art work done in watercolor or colored pencil or alcohol marker, ALWAYS put it behind UV glass. I have some original art in Inktense and watercolors (Windsor & Newton student grade) that faded in less than 6 months once framed and hung in indirect light. UV protected glass and finishing spray can only help so much with some of the more finicky mediums.
I'm a small business owner, and what I don't understand is why Jenna advertises her logos as being at discounted rates??When I went into business for myself, I was advised by several people in my industry not to drop my charge-out rate for my work. So far, my clients have had no problems paying my stated rates, as they are paying for my expertise (I have yet to have anyone query them). So I can't see why she would want to offer her products as being discounted. She should be getting clients to pay a fair market rate for what they are worth.
Clearly, it's misleading marketing. Jenna is being duplicitous about her prices. Her "discounts" are just trolling to make more money. So she pretends that people are getting a good deal, but it's just a facade.
What gets me is that these sketches are clearly cranked out in 30 min or less. Good for her if she has buyers, but I wish she would put 100% effort in something...anything!
That's not going to happen. It is what it is . Take it or leave it . No comments allowed. Please send $$$
An owl taking a bow? What's next, a monkey picking it's nose? That girl is cray!
Looks like she just colored in a page from a coloring book... ugh. Just like worth $10? Not like that much in my book...
Does anyone else wonder if Jenna is actually happy? Idk. She never smiles; every photo is a smirk, or some staged, tight mouthed smile. I don't think i've ever seen a picture of her looking genuinely happy.All her long screeds about her 'amazing' life or comments about how the 'haters' can't effect her; they all read like someone desperately trying to convince themselves that, yes, they are content and life is good.It bums me out.
I think she's so hell-bent on proving her mother and "haters" wrong that she's completely lost herself in the process.
I've wondered the same thing about why all of her posted selfies seem to be have her smirking. There is one photo of her with a hawk, I think it was her first hawk, where she seems genuinely happy. After that a lot of the pohots are of her challenging the world to show how touch she is. I agree that with all of the haters she clainms to have including the sham blogs, she has to put up a tough facade. She spends a lot of time defending her "dream" and trying to get celebrities to interact with her. It must be a lonely life on the side of a mountain where she can't leave because her animals will escape or she doesn't have someone to care for them when she leaves. Never a vacation to see someplace else or visit family/friends. They all have to make the trek to visit her as she defends living without a self phone. Even the heathen group brings people to her to interact.
I'm also sick of her smirking, stubborn expression. She probably thinks that it makes her more "bad-ass" to look sullen. If so, she's achieved her goal.
Toy fell pony in the mail in 3, 2, 1......
Is that the newest thing on her wish list? I'm sure a "reader" will get it for her.
She commented on Twitter about not getting paid for an article she wrote for Paste magazine some time ago.Imagine that- the shyster getting shysted.
She also contributes to Huffington Post who doesn't pay it's contributors for content. She is NOT an employee of Huffington Post, just a contributor of content. HP employees actually get paid. It is said that contributors reap followings, and contributing to Huffington Post gives them greater exposure-payment enough I guess, but unless that greater exposure comes with paid contributions it's not the surest bet the light bill will get paid. Personally Paste Magazine had a bad reputation years ago when their print edition magazine folded. It was all over the internet how freelancers for the magazine were not getting paid. This happened almost six years ago so- contributor beware. The article that JW wrote was about a Gibson J-45 and she wrote that article on 6/8/2010, right about the time they were folding.On her blog on a post dated 12/21/2009 she writes about an essay she did for Paste Magazine. This essay was about doing her rounds of night chores. It was called Night Rounds and created a buzz in her comment section that she really didn't engage in. Sad, because had she engaged with her audience a bit more she could have sold more on the magazine. At least one said it was too hip of a magazine and others stated they'd never heard of it.So yes she probably didn't get paid by Paste because WAY BACK WHEN she wrote these essays they were in the process of folding.
What I can never ever understand is why does she pay others to do her illustrations, book covers and such? Is that what one does when they graduate with a degree in Graphic Design? Most of her book covers and the illustrations in her books are something she herself could do, given some practice. Yet time and again others are paid to do it for her. I think that is ultimately the one thing, besides her animals and their care, that I have the hardest time understanding. She begs for donations online to pay for things most of her donors, heck most of us do without. The hold up with Birchthorn right now is due to "it" being in her hands. What's left? Illustrations and cover art. Both things she regularly pays others to do. She's got a degree in Graphic Design yet no website to sell her designs on or for her patrons to leave reviews. She's the only designer I know who doesn't have a website. She sells discounted quick sketches on Facebook to make a quick buck. She buys cords of wood when she lives in the woods. She has trees, trees that would work great for firewood, all around her. But, she begs for donations to afford a cord of someone else's wood. She begs for donations for all her gaming, and for her vinyl, and for her hipster kilts and expensive dogs. Imagine the money she wouldn't need to solicit if she just did it herself and wasn't so materialistic?
To be fair, doing her own illustrations or book layout isn't a decision that's in her hands (except on Birchthorn, which she's self-publishing), those decisions belong to a book's publishers (Storey for the first few, Roost for the last one).
Anon 11:51, you make very good points. Why in the world does she not have a website for her logo work? It seems as though that would be a prudent business move since she is always pitching logo sales on her blog. She could also set up a specific venue to sell her sketches as well. But then, I don't really think she wants to work that hard, nor does she intend to actually try to make a living at either of those things. Pitching her logos and her sketches on her blog and Facebook subversively sends out the "I need money" clarion call that gets her clueless fans to open their wallets and donate. This allows her to say that she doesn't actually ask for the money because in the past she was criticized for straight up asking. Now she just weaves a tale of woe such as needing hay, wood for winter, truck repairs, etc. and then she puts up a feeble attempt at selling something so that she can say she is doing something for herself. She KNOWS her fans will come through with donations. They always do. And this allows her to continue to live her life of fiction, all without her having to lift a finger to work. Well, except the one to type on the keyboard that is. It is actually pure genius, as long as there are suckers out there that think she is an "inspiration" and a "hero". Don't know what she will do when and if these people actually wise up and realize they are donating to an able-bodied woman that could actually have a job. Should be interesting...
She's a scrappy slacker, and it's all funded by her foolish, sycophantic fans.
Since I started following her in 2013 she must have completed literally 100's of logos and artwork. Where oh where are the reviews? Every little while, at least in the old days, she would throw up the same 6-8 logos and solicit more work. Just on the Going Postal fund me she must have had to draw- 20 or 30 sketches. I don't even see those that are asking for one or donating for one sharing the artwork on their FB or commenting with a photo of the finished product. For almost 2 years straight on Facebook, logos and workshops were keeping the wolves from the door. This year how many workshops? None at my last count. How about finished logos and legitimate businesses advertising with said logo or FB friend coming back to share their happiness with a logo they received. Anything? If she isn't really doing logos and so far this year isn't doing workshops then it must be asked- how is she keeping the wolves from the door?Thank you for pointing out graphic design for books, other than Birchthorn, are decisions belonging to publishers. I did not know this.
Exactly. It is so puzzling why her fans are willing to send her money. I don't get what they think they are donating to. She is not disabled or otherwise unable to work in any way. And she is not a hero. She is someone who can write reasonably well, just like millions of other authors and she has a few farm animals scattered about. That is all. So many more people and organizations are far more deserving of donations and use those donations to do good things for OTHERS. Donations to her fund her life so she can play in the river, buy designer jeans, and plink around on Twitter. If she needs money all the time, she should get a job. Period.
Don't forget the new glasses, and cool kilts!
JW on Twitter..... "I'm a farmer who lives in the 'middle of nowhere' and I saw Ghostbusters twice this summer." Good heavens, the simplest facts are exaggerated beyond reason. I thought I was in the middle of nowhere in Cooby Peedy in the Australian Outback. Now I find there is another one in Washington County in upstate New York a few miles from the village of Cambridge which has, at the very minimum, a hardware store and tow trucks. She continues to use every opportunity to fuel the myth that is Jenna.
I live locally, so she's full of crap. We're close to Saratoga Springs and Albany too.
She is full of crap but sadly her fans buy her fictional lifestyle hook, line, and sinker and then call her an inspiration. What exactly is it that they find so inspiring about her? I would seriously love to know. She doesn't want to work for a living, claims she needs money pretty much constantly, and then writes a few poetic blog posts and these fans of hers are practically falling over themselves to tell her how wonderful she is. It is disheartening to know there are such fools out there.
I'm a farmer who lives in a rural community of 3000 people and I didn't get a chance to see any movies this summer. Between increasing my herd of sheep, fattening my beef cattle up, selling eggs and produce and field work I had zero time left to travel to the nearest theater- 1 hour away population 3500 people.Jenna lives an hour from Albany NY (100,000) and 41 minutes from Saratoga Springs, NY (30,000).She surely is trying with all she's got to be the textbook definition of a hipster -she's trying to be trendy, she's trying to be decadent, seeking to emulate the lifestyle of a homesteader. Unfortunately she is much too pretentious and donation dependent to ever pull it off.
I wouldn't call living less than four miles from a Subway the middle of nowhere. Also, I know it seems petty to point this out but she just had to see Ghostbusters twice? One minute she's crying because she might lose her "farm" and the next she's touting some album she had to have or paying entry fees for half marathons.
Our theaters used to have cheaper prices if you went before 2pm. By cheaper I mean we paid $8.50 a ticket for each adult vs. 11.50 regular price. I'm not sure if Ghostbusters came to Saratoga Springs, but it was playing in Amsterdam, NY theater and tickets are/were $12.50. So when the lights were ready to be cut off, Ms. special snowflake was spending $25.00 from her hard-earned cash (gofundme or send cash now fund).I should take an afternoon off and just go to a movie, but unfortunately right now during the busy season- no time and no $.
I saw a demotivational poster on the Internet somewhere that is just too apropos to not share here: "Get to Work. You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams."
My dream is to have my mortgage paid off in the next two years so I'm very motivated to get that done. Growing as much of our food as possible so I can keep my grocery budget and other expenses low are a priority. No movies or new books for us, unless they are borrowed from the library. No new clothes, Netflix, or minor treats because they all add up.
I want to know when it became uncool to work hard, save $, grow a lot of your own food(if you're on a piece of land or farming) and do without or use hand me downs until you can afford the finer things in life. Where did those blogs and those people go? I know there are some here and I know I'm like that and there are others, but we're kind of looked at like we're old-fashioned (like that's a bad thing) or non-trendy and not hip (not that I want to be hip). A blog that I really like, that's author is so resourceful she actually motivates me to be more resourceful is The Mobile Home Woman. I started reading her blog in 2009 and have never lost interest. Anon 6:39 you are so right-books from the library or in my case this summer a book sale thrown by the library. All books 25-50 cents and we hauled out a lot of them. This will be our reading material for a couple of years or more. We have the cheapest, although I don't consider it cheap, Netflix subscription. I sell stuff on eBay to pay for Netflix. If we don't have the $ we don't have Netflix. I read a lot on the internet how that way of thinking for a great many people is considered old-fashioned. I was even told once we weren't working hard enough if we couldn't afford luxuries. Huh? Even if we could, where would we find the time? Our little farm is almost five acres and we grow a lot of our own food- fruits, vegetables, chickens, milk cows for milk and beef cows for meat. Right now we don't have any tillable land, but we are working on that. We have side jobs that bring in income and full-time jobs. Our dream is to own more land, pay off our mortgage, build up a healthy herd of both milk and beef cattle and possibly raise sheep. We can't afford new clothes right now and can't imagine any farmers around here who have it in their farm budget to buy $150-300 jeans. There's a lot more to our little farm than hauling a couple of pails of water out and playing games with our livestock. When we aren't feeding, we are cleaning and fixing fence and breeding and grinding feed. With our garden everyday is a harvest. Everyday it's picking vegetables, cleaning them and hauling some to market and others we preserve. We could never afford our mortgage payment, which is less than JW's, without both of us working off farm. If we depended on what I sold on eBay and what my husband makes as a farrier and welder (both sides jobs) and we didn't both punch the clock 40 hrs a week each, we would need someone to fund our lifestyle. We don't have the privilege of getting drunk mid-week (neither of us drink much at all) and in the 5 years we've been farming we've seen 2 movies in a theater. Although I would love to train for the 5K's around here, especially the color run, I can't because of all the work we have here during spring. Between maintaining our outbuildings, vet checks and pregnancy checks and tilling the garden/planting and weeding it no time for marathons. We live in a remote area and no very few people around here. So no neighbors or friends to help us out. When its time to chop wood we both go out in the woods and get to it. No Stewart's close by..I guess my whole point is that the life people like myself and husband live, and others live isn't as old fashioned as it is productive, plentiful and a source of pride. When did it become cool not to work hard, to have others fund your life, to play act you're a farmer one day and a celebrity the next day and go on about your fantasy lifestyle pretending you are producing something. Her blog reads like fantasy and honestly I believe people really buy some of her shtick. Is she even still living in Cambridge, NY. Because believe it or not I could see her leaving quietly in the middle of the night and keeping this "thing" going for years.
"When did it become cool not to work hard, to have others fund your life, to play act you're a farmer one day and a celebrity the next day and go on about your fantasy lifestyle pretending you are producing something" Beautifully put! It actually saddens me that there are people out there that dumb enough to consider this woman an inspiration. She is play acting and that is it. She calls herself a farmer while she clearly produces nothing and is completely reliant on donations from fools. I don't know if her fans don't want to see it or what, but they are merely supporting a woman who refuses to work. She wants to play and run around living her fictional lifestyle and she feels completely entitled to their money. And as her fans trudge off to work each day, they commend her for living her dream of playing in the river and buying stuff like kilts, designer jeans, etc. Don't they see that they are paying for HER dream? Why do they not want to fund their own dreams instead?
Unfortunately, she's still living locally. But since her hipster truck is often outta commission, we don't see her much at Stewart's. I'd love it if she left. "Don't let the barn door hit your fat ass on the way out."
Just read the Dark Horse post. Weird. Couldn't make heads or tails out of it (excuse the pun)
She's dreaming of booze for the weekend via Twitter. So much for her Reddit claim of not being a drinker. You can't believe one word that comes out of her mouth. She is a compulsive liar- which is also the most common symptom of narcissistic personality disorder.Those who give money to her are not only prolonging the inevitable, of her losing everything, but are also contributing to her mental illness. If she had to support herself, she would be forced to address her mental health issues or starve to death. You cannot stay gainfully employed anywhere if you are constantly lying and vying for attention.
Her "friend" Meg who is ebegging for a kiva loan looks like a special Snowflake herself. Yikes.You know the only thing going through JW's evil mind is how much $ she's not getting because it's being given to Meg. Jenna probably gets a finder's fee for posting about it. Snowflake doesn't do a damn thing unless there's something in it for her.She is perhaps the most self-centered, selfish person I have ever seen.
When campaigning for a loan to help a "farm' or " business" at least have enough sense to post a picture of the farm or business rather than a selfie.I wouldn't give a dime to a business owner who thought a selfie pic was an appropriate pic to represent their business. That person has zero business sense and makes me think, in my opinion, that the money would be mismanaged.At least attempt to look professional.This isn't rocket science.