My blog has been up and running since summer (2012), which really isn't very long, but I cannot count the number of times since then, that someone has afforded me a kindness. There are too many to list them all, but when I think of the most recent, several come to mind:
Suzan from Simply Vintageous...by Suzan did something particularly nice, as did Brandy from Happily Blended . Colette from Jamerican Spice, Theresa from Theresa's Mixed Nuts, and Kenya from Here's the Thing (check out her blog and book here) are continuous supports and always doing/saying nice things. And the list goes on.
|Here's the Thing|
Then there are the blogs that inspire me (including those above), and the posters I really, really like (and there really are far too many to list, I can think of at least twenty right away)! I appreciate everyone of those people, whether I'm just reading their blog, or they're coming over and interacting with mine. And the ones I'm just learning about or starting to interact with...are appreciated as well (and there are many of those too!).
|Lemon Pistachio Chicken|
from Mom's Own Words
And while I'm giving a shout out to other bloggers (all of you!), let me mention Kristi from Mom's Own Words who earned me rave reviews from the family last night on the dinner I made from a recipe she recently posted. My husband said this one was good enough to rival Rachael Ray's Chicken Schnitzel (and that's been a long-time favorite). Whoot!
So now I want to pay it forward and mention two bloggers...
The first is Chuck at Secondary Roads. From what I have gathered, he has been blogging awhile. He doesn't have social media, and he blogs totally from the heart (I think he does it because he enjoys it, period). His blog is real, and about just what's going on around him at the time, and I really like his personality. It's like one of your favorite neighbor's is writing or something when you read his posts, and I like hearing what he has to say. He keeps it real. Because he doesn't have the social media, however, he doesn't get near as many visitors as I bet he could if he did have it, so if you could give him a visit and just say hi, I bet he'd sure appreciate it. Totally up to you, of course, I just wanted to throw his blog out there in case you hadn't come across it yet.
The other is Pat Hatt. In looking at his blog I would say he's definitely not a new blogger, he gets a good number of responses for everything he posts, but his work is new to me, and he is not only a blogger but he is a children's book author (of a good number of books). I recently purchased his Kindle version of The Swashbuckle Chuckle for $1.99 (you can get the print version too, if you prefer it), and my son got quite a kick out of it. The hero of the story is a one-shoe kangaroo, and in his quest to recover his town's stolen fountain of gold, he comes across something even better (restoration of kindness of spirit). It is a fun-loving read that incorporates pirate battle (and what little boy does not love that?) and suspense, and it rhymes. So if you already know Pat, his authorship isn't going to be new to you, but if you're just seeing him around like I am, take a look at the books he has out, you'll find that they're sweet and really quite the treat, and you certainly don't want to be left out (ha, my feeble attempt at rhyming, forgive me, please).
|This is the Pat Hatt e-book we purchased.|
So there you have it, I just felt like giving some shout outs today, and a million other bloggers came to mind while I was typing (especially the bloggers/readers who come by and post regularly, which is awesome!!), but the post is already getting long, so I'll stop here. If you have time to say hello to any of those mentioned, that would be great. The unspoken support system bloggers have in place (I see people supporting each other's blogs all of the time) truly rocks my socks and I'm really happy to be a part of it.
One more day until the weekend, folks. Whoot! Whoot!