I was sitting here in an early morning fog wondering what to write on my blog today. I felt the need to write, but “the fog” was blocking any ideas. When this happens I sometimes go do something else for a while or just play a game on the computer and let my mind wander. Today, I played a game or three of mahjong and my mind wandered to all the people I have “met” on line through blogging. Then it wandered to “what would they like to read?”. Through that process I realized that it doesn’t matter what I write about as long as I write because there are people who are happy just to see others writing. There are so many nice people out in the world who are willing to encourage and help others with all things imaginable and I am thankful for all of these people and would like to let you know.
These thank yous are in no particular order other than the order in which they popped into my foggy brain this morning. Believe me, you don’t want to try to figure out how my brain works on a good day, much less a foggy day. You can try. It might take you on quite an adventurous jaunt. Which brings to mind one of the very first people I met online, Lori, from The Inbox Jaunt. I have picked up the hobby of quilting and she does beautiful “doodling” on her quilts. She also helped when I had questions about how to put it all together for a special quilt that I was am working on. Thank you, Lori. I am still not done because I have gotten very discouraged with my fickle sewing machine, but my goal is to finish before the new year so I can have a fresh start. If you stop by, you will find beautiful quilts and adventurous jaunts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She has some really good tutorials, too!
Cristian Mihai is another very nice, generous soul. He is an author and his blog is all about writing and helping other people to write and get published. He even started a new website to promote artists of all sorts. It is called irevuo. You should stop by his main blog and maybe buy a book or two, or just see what he has to say today. Thank you, Cristian, for all you do to help others.
There is also C.T. Westing at. I bought his recently published book from Amazon. I am only a few pages into in, but it is at the top of my “to do” list. He is also a very encouraging and helpful person who writes about life as a writer and how to improve and stay motivated. Congratulations on the deer, by the way. None here yet. Hubby and kids swear that the deer population is way down around here. Considering their previous success, I suppose it’s possible.
I also have a lot of “friends” with what I call “Mommy blogs”. These women share troubles and successes and help each other through the joys and tears of parenting. These sites are where we moms find out that we are not the only ones who feel the way we do. While we all have different circumstances and live in different parts of the country or even the world, we all experience some of the same feelings and trials and triumphs with our children. It can be such a relief to know that you are not alone and sometimes it is hard to share the doubts and troubles and worries, but if it helps even one other person, then I think it is worth it, not to mention that it helps themselves also. Thank you moms! http://stilettomomma.wordpress.com/, http://marriedwithtwins.org/, http://5kidswdisabilities.com/, http://keepingitrealmom.com/, http://motherhoodisanart.com/, http://sweetchildofminebook.wordpress.com/, http://desireepurvis.wordpress.com/, http://lovelifewithkids.com/
I also visit a lot of crafty blogs. These people do all kinds of amazing projects and share them and how to make them, with the whole world. They could keep it to themselves, but I think they realize that creating art is so much more rewarding when it is shared for others to appreciate and be inspired by it. Some of them have free tutorials or simple explanations in their blogs. Some are very willing to give instructions if asked, and others are earning a living by selling their wares and knowledge. All want to help and inspire others (and you do a great job!). http://skalabara.com/, http://somanycraftssolittletime.wordpress.com/, http://thecraftypioneer.com/, http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/, http://athymblefull.wordpress.com/, http://tailorfairy.com/
I also have met a lot of people who garden and are so happy to help you learn more about gardening, whether it’s with flowers or vegetables or anything else that can be planted in the ground.http://nittygrittydirtman.wordpress.com/, http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com/ ukgardenfiend offered to help me find gardens to visit when I go over there in five years, hopefully.
If I don’t make it to the UK in person, I can travel the world and never leave my living room! I’ve found some great travel and hiking blogs , or I can just be a fly on the wall of someone else’s life. There are some really fun and interesting people out there! http://lifeoutofthebox.com/, http://walksandrambles.wordpress.com/, http://virginiaplantation.wordpress.com/, http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/, http://mymeanderingtrail.com/, http://tootlepedal.wordpress.com/,
The photography blogs are beautiful and inspired me to take better pictures. After a few tries and not a whole lot of interest, I decided to stick to doing the things that I’m really interested in and enjoying the photography of others. Thanks for the beautiful pictures! http://hikingphoto.com/, http://photecstasy.wordpress.com/
I can’t forget to thank WordPress for making it all possible!
I included links to a few blogs. For more, you can look at the “Blogs I Follow” on my page, but even there, all the wonderful blogs don’t fit. I want to say Thank You! to everyone who blogs and shares their passions with the world. You have enriched my life and inspired me to achieve my goals. It is so nice to know that the world is filled with good and nice people and the bad people are really only a small minority of the world’s population. I have learned so much from blogging and reading other people’s blogs, not just about the subjects presented, but about people themselves. Sometimes we become so afraid because of the violence we see on television that we forget about all the good things in life. Don’t be afraid to experience life and share it with the world. Don’t be afraid to fail. Thomas Edison was the biggest failure in the world, but he was also the biggest success.
Thanks again everyone !
Keep living and keep blogging!
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