Thursday, January 24, 2013

Spontaneous Shout Outs

One of the greatest things I've come across while blogging is the blogger support you get from others, oftentimes just out of the blue and for no apparent reason, other than the person is just plain nice.

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.

Simply Vintageous by Suzan

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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.

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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!

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  1. Awesome! Thanks a ton for the shout out and glad the book was enjoyed too.

    Blogging is quite the community, I never would have guessed it what so ever before starting. But now I know people better who I have never met then I do some of those sitting right beside me. Always amazes me the kindness about with bloggers. Got something coming up at my zoo too and now I think I have to add you..haha nice go with the rhyme above as well.

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    1. You've got a lot of books out, and you look young (about the age of my oldest, matter of fact), which means you're totally ambitious & I think that's awesome. And the book we read was really good. We've got our eye on Boo or Cassie the Cat for our next read.

      You're right too, about blogging...I wasn't kidding when I said I could name 20 people instantly that I really like, just from interacting w/them on their blogs. :)

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    2. Yeah got 8 kids books up there and another 10 in the process of being done at least.

      Cassie is the more popular one of those two. I still get ID'd if I buy a lottery ticket haha but not that young.

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  2. I already visit some of these blog... need to check the rest out. Thanks!!

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    1. I hope you do get a chance to visit the ones new to you, they're all neat folks (like you). :)

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  3. I will have to check out some of these blogs. :) Have a wonderful day friend!

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  4. You visit so many of the same blogs I do. It's fun to discover new blogs and bloggers, and I'm not surprised at the gals who were so kind. They're lovely, lovely people.

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    1. I do see your comments at a lot of the blogs I go to, you're right. We have the same good taste in writers. :)

      You're right these folks (I hate when I say 'folks,' yet I always say it, lol) are lovely, and you are too, and EVERYONE thinks that!!

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  5. Awww, thanks for the mention Rosey. You know the feeling is mutual my friend :) I've really enjoyed getting to know you through our blogs and emails!

    You are right, the friendships and support you get from other bloggers was such an unexpected treat. I though when I started my blog that I'd get a few people randomly straying through, but I have made some life long friendships that I really cherish! I have a best blogging friend lol and we have long facebook conversations all the time. I never thought I'd meet someone that I connect with so well online!

    I do love some of the blogs that you mentioned. I just found Pat Hatt last week and he has totally made my list of daily blog visits. Quite an entertaining fella!

    I am going to go check out the others. Especially the recipe you posted! I am always on the hunt for yum dinner ideas!

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    1. That dish was pretty darn good, my husband was raving. I think it was the honey, but it'd be funny if it was the cornflakes (my first time using it to coat and it was awesome). :)

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  6. Such a sweet thing to do ... it's always nice to pay it forward to the bloggers that you love, inspire you and offer your words of wisdom, encouragement, etc.

    I'm just going to tell you this now because I already have the post written up and scheduled ( I know ... meticulous, over planned me!) ... you are getting an award next week from me; pretty much for a lot of the reasons mentioned in your post :)

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Oh Lanaya!! YOU totally deserve an award, I was thinking of your car window smashed yesterday when I was at the grocery store and I was so p'o'd for you. It's such an invasion, and I hate that it even happened to you. And you're already posting positive on your blog right after it happened. That's an awesome personality trait...I'd still be brooding, I know it!

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    2. Although I am still pissed about it (especially because I had to go to the DMV today - yikes!) I can't dwell on it.
      It would make me want to carry my gun around and shoot people. That would suck because I would go to prison and my daughter would grow up without a mother.
      But in all honesty ~ THANK YOU ...

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  7. How sweet! I do love all the relationships I've formed with other bloggers, like you! It's so nice to see sweet comments on my posts from others who have enjoyed them. Nice of you to give some love to your favorites :)

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    1. You were one of the first people I thought of when I said I could literally think of a bloggers instantly that were awesome. Your blog is good because of your personality, but your unique content makes it even nicer. I love reading about your place away from the city.

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  8. Aw Rosey
    Thank you.

    You know I'm your stalker always.
    Not just because I'm doing a tit for tat, but because I value you and find you a genuine gal.

    Thanks for sharing your time with me *HUGS*

    Oh and yes I know a few of these bloggers too. It's fun to find new bloggers.

    Going to visit them!

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    1. My bud. :) I think you're a total sweetheart but I know you already know that. :)

      I hope you do get to visit...they're all uniquely different and very cool.

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  9. Rosey! You've made my day! I am glad that your family liked the recipe so much that you mentioned it here.

    You are so kind to come and comment on my blog and it is great getting to know you through your posts that I easily relate to and enjoy reading.

    I can't believe you've only been at this since last summer! You've already mastered blogging to me, and that's not just great posts, but keeping the conversation going beyond your posts...Sometimes I get too caught up in the posting, when I should be connecting! So, well done! :)

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    1. Thank you for the compliments, they're very nice considering I have no clue what 'real' blogging is yet, but I do know I like blogging!

      And on the first half, you made my day yesterday. My husband never raves about my cooking, lol. Never... we've just been married too long, I think. So I was super happy to make him something that made him happy enough to mention it. :) And it was a day he needed a little extra love too (he's a mailman and it's cold outside right now, lol).

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  10. Well thank you for the shout out! What a nice surprise. I'll definitely go check out the others, especially the guy because I don't read very many.

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    1. Two guys. :) And you deserve a million shout outs and you know it. :)

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  11. What an act of kindness! I'm sure you made these bloggers day. I will have to check some of these out. And think of my own list! :)

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    1. Yay, I hope you do. Thanks for stopping by, Rachel. :)

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  12. I agree, I've only been blogging seriously since September last year but the kindness and support of others I've met so far is lovely and can make my day sometimes. I love being introduced to new and inspiring/interesting blogs-it's motivating as well as enjoyable. I'll have to check out some of your mentions now, they all sound fascinating.

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    1. I like to see the blogs I haven't seen yet too, and I always find something I really like!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by! What a wonderful post, I always like learning who other bloggers really enjoy, I'll be sure to check them out!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle. They're all a nice group for sure.

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  14. This looks like a great group! I'm gonna have to check them out! Thanks! ;-)
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi Rosey! What a sweetheart you are - truly have loved getting to know you - now will have to meet the others that make Rosey smile
    Big big hugs to you, my friend
    Suzan

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    1. Well, hugs back. Your post today made me want coffee... and slippers. :)

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  16. I to read some of those blogs! A great post!

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  17. You are so sweet and have such a huge, kind heart Rosey! It's been a while, far too long actually, since I've done this...time to get back to it again.

    Your comments on my blog always perk up my day (feisty? moi? can you see the fluttering eyelashes?) and your posts give me a smile.

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    1. Fluttering eyelashes don't fool me for a second. I have feisty kids, you know. :)

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  18. I love simply vintageous I'll have to check out the rest :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, she's hysterical. I actually sit there laughing at my computer reading about her antics with her husband.

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  19. thanks for introducing me to a couple new blogs, headed to check it out now :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Noelle. I hope you like the ones you visit. :)

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  20. Rosey I am so excited to check out the new-to-me blogs. You are so dear to take the time to share the blogs that have been a blessing to you and blogs you would like to bless. What a lovely way to get closer to the weekend. Sadly, I am off to bed now. Just when I am ready to dig in! Sometimes I hate getting up so early. :) Well, I'll be back. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. They were the nice ones, I hope you do go visiting, they're all easy to like and they write good too. :)

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  21. What a great write-up, thank you! Will check some of them out :-).
    Thank you so much for following me now. i like your blog and am following back with pleasure
    hugs
    jutta

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  22. there is nothing better than a thank you! Love that you called out some lovely people! off to learn some more about them!

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  23. I can't wait to check out the wonderful blogs you have mentioned, what a wonderful thing to share. From having read your blog for a little while, I can tell what a kind, sweet person you are :-)
    Enjoy your weekend!! Hugs to you!

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    1. Your post on 11 Strategies was great, I love posts like that one!! Thanks for the visit and the kind words.

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  24. I already read a couple of those, but the rest - I'm on my way to stalk right now :)

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    1. Whoot! Blogging, one of the few places where stalking is seen in a positive light. :)

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  25. bloggy friends are awesome!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  26. You are the sweetest! I have not heard of all the blogs you listed, so now I can find some new ones too! Yay! Have a wonderful week my friend. I think you are super sweet & I love waking up each day to find new comments from you on my new posts! Thanks for the support, always!

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    1. Thank you, Brandy, I like to visit your blog. :)

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  27. I tried to acknowledge the shout-out and thank you for it. I was unable to do that then, and even now, I am having a problem leaving this comment. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful gesture.

    Several of your readers visited me and were kind enough to leave comments. You have a great group of followers. (Is it okay to say that when I'm one of them too?)

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    1. Sometimes my blogger acts goofy, I know. I'm sorry you had a hard time posting, but am glad you did. I'm glad you got visitors too.

      I saw when you were a new follower, and I told hubby, 'Look, Chuck's a follower,' lol. He knows who you are because I always tell him about your blog. :)

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