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About hellomelissa.net

hellomelissa.net is a personal website for me, Melissa Price-Mitchell. I’ve maintained a website in some shape or form since 1999. I’ve been writing online about the interesting and not-so-interesting things in my life since 2000. Previous domain names this site ran under include geeksuperstar.org, searchingforhappy.net and searchingforhappy.vox.com (no hyperlinks included because all these sites are defunct).

I am open to writing and receiving guest posts. Contact me and we can work something out.

If you want to get a feel for who I am and how I write (and if you would enjoy it), you can visit my Best Of page. This page contains links to some of my favourite posts in 16+ years of writing on the site.

I don’t do sponsored/compensated posts or giveaways on hellomelissa.net at this time. (Are those even a thing anymore?) Any review posts I’ve done are on items I’ve purchased and enjoyed using and wanted to pass along in a friend-to-friend way.

About me

Melissa in March 2015
Picture taken in March 2015

I am a lot of things to a lot of people: wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, employee, and that woman you may have seen walking down the street somewhere. I live in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my husband Sean, our daughter Flora, and Kevin the cat.

Now that everyone but my mother has a Facebook account, people I actually know read the site once in awhile.Β It makes me glad that I never decided to post under a pseudonym and rant about them, or write about things I wouldn’t want someone asking me about. My rule for posting is that if I’m not embarrassed for my mum to read it, it’s fair game for anyone else. You can find and follow meΒ on other social sites I frequent by clicking the social icons in the sidebar.

In closing…

Welcome to hellomelissa.net. To cover my ass, here is a statement about the content you will find here:

I am more than my job and employment status, and I’m sure you are too. My content is my own, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of any employer I have. The reverse also applies, but as long as neither party makes the other party look bad intentionally, I don’t think we’ll have any problems around here.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
This work by Melissa Price-Mitchell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada.