I had the pleasure, a couple of weeks ago, of meeting one of my far away blogger friends in real life. Okay ~ well, not exactly in person, but close! Hubby and I were on our long train ride, dinner was over, hubby was on his phone with a co-worker, and the text came through, “Is this a good time to visit?” I was sitting in the observation car, surrounded by strangers that were no longer strange to me….watching the rain. “Yes!” I texted back. “But hurry while I still have bars!” ( We learned quickly on the train that if you need to call someone, do it while going through a city/town. ) A couple of minutes later, my phone rang. And for a split second, I was nervous. All of our conversations up to this point had been through cyberspace. What would we talk about? What if she was weird? 😉 What if she realized I was weird? I answered, “Bonnie?” giggle…giggle….. and the next few minutes were spent learning about each other’s day, children, soccer games, Sonics, In & Outs, but mostly, simply getting to know each other. Hearing each other’s audible voices. Laughing that fried okra was a sacred Oklahoma food
…..more on that story later! What a perfect way to spend an evening. There is a true human being behind each blog. And maybe we just touch on highs and lows in their lives by what they “feed” through their posts, but they are real. And funny and sad and happy and lonely. Just. Like. You. I wouldn’t take anything for my time spent with Bonnie, “on the train”.
And so this leads to a lovely gesture extended to me yesterday from my gal, Marsha. She told me she appreciated me and invited me to join the Circle of Appreciation. Once I determined it was not a cult, I decided to jump on board. 🙂 We don’t say it enough or hear it enough. I’d like to have a hand in changing that. So thank you dear Marsha! You made my day! I appreciate you and your sweet blog, also! http://tchistorygal.wordpress.com/
Līgo Circle of Appreciation
For the duration of 22 days, starting on 1st October 2012, we will be inviting 2 bloggers per day to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an Appreciation, NOT an Award.
To fully participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation: ~
* Complete this sentence about blogging: ”A great blog is…”
* Refer back to the blogger who invited you.
* Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post.
So in following with the above………
A great blog is one that challenges you, embraces you and makes you laugh. They invite you to sit on the front porch with them, sip tea, and leave you looking forward to coming back for more!
The challenge for me on this post, is to challenge myself to tell you more often, how much I appreciate you. Cause I do, ya know.
Today I am passing this on to Bonnie (mentioned at the top). She’s a dear and you will enjoy your time spent at Paper Keeper .
I also hope you will hop over and visit Maggie in Norway. Her book “Fly Away Home” is one you might want to consider adding to your reading list!
Life in the Ozarks is awesome. So I must keep close tabs on Lorrie’s blog since I no longer live there. She reminds me of why I want to end up there again one day! Check out The Eff Stop for the best photos ever!
I know, that’s not just two. And the problem with so many super blogs? I want to list them all, but time does not allow. So I am counting on you guys to spread the love and the appreciation. There is plenty to go around.
I truly appreciate you guys. Readers, bloggers, fam & friends. And hubby, thanks for almost always stopping the car when I yell, “STOP THE CAR!” so I can get a shot. (photo…not whiskey ~ usually) You’re the best ♥ Pass it on, people……
p.s. If you don’t have a blog….jump in….do it. There are wonderful friends out there just waiting for you!