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Connect 2.1.0

Next month will mark my fourth year of blogging. While I prepare to touch bases with my loved ones around the country for the next few weeks, I’m taking a pause to review posts and progress. This could be fun!

From 2016July09*:

Connect

Have I mentioned lately I love the blogging community?

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Imagine Heaven

I’m serious about that. Without getting all sappy here, the Blogosphere helps us feel heavenly at least now and then. A post rings in our souls, fills us with inexplicable joy (or at least makes us chuckle, think, rethink…) – reaffirms why we spend our time writing what we do. We comment and it goes on and on from there. Connection.

I’ve been blessed with friends I never would have imagined – and yet (unlike Erin and Roan whom I’ve known most of my life) we’ve never actually locked eyeballs. Still, these people get it. They make time to converse, explore different thoughts and perspectives. They not only work tirelessly to share life through their writing and blogging, but they Pay it Forward, help spread the good stuff around.

Today I am overflowing with appreciation for my friends. Somewhere in the blogosphere someone needs a ray of light and these folks are the brightest in my minuscule fleck in the universe.

So, this is me paying it forward today to only ten of the best of the blogosphere – from my humble perspective. If you haven’t met, stop by and say “Hi.” You won’t be sorry:

The delightful if sometimes slightly snarky CJ Hartwell at Feeding on Folly
The Great Thinker of Stuff, Mitch Teemley at The Power of Story,
The irrepressible Diane D. at Ladies Who Lunch Reviews…
Trailblazing life coach Michelle Malone at 2 R Better Than 1,
The gifted and gorgeous Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha at A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales,
Jacqui Murray at Worddreams, a military mom and my go-to friend for writing/blogging/publishing information on the spot,
Sweeter than ever, Oneta Hayes at Sweet Aroma
Mike Ridenour at New Hope for Dry Bones shares his from his no-nonsense, no excuses journey.
Let Adebisi Adetunji help you feel global empowerment at FeminineMaterz,
Anne Mehrling shares her life in the Mountains at Mehrling Muse

Sincerest thanks and love to each and every one of you – and especially those dears I couldn’t include today!

 

“He [God] makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” Ephesians 4:16 (NLT)

*(a teeny bit tweaked)

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A Pingback Party

I took up a challenge from outside of WordPress: Promote other bloggers, especially new bloggers via pingbacks.

Browsing through the WordPress Reader, Mysticalwriter’s post about her Learning Style seemed a good candidate. As I read Mystical Writer’s post, Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha‘s post Not by Rote Learning, Please also came to mind. I imagine other participants already saw both posts. Still, I’m sharing the love for other bloggers who, like me, experience that missed-the-bus feeling from not enrolling for the latest Prompt Party or Blogging U course. Anyone seeking some supportive, community interaction will find it on these avenues.

If identifying your learning style, some great writing/blogging tips or book reviews might be helpful, here’s a few links to some other exceptionally fine blogs I found (just to name a few 🙂 :

Charles French on Charles French on Words Reading and Writing,
Jacqui Murray at Word Dreams,
Kelly Miles at Author Kelly Miles
Leslie Tralli at What’s Inside That Nut?
Ryan Lanz at A Writer’s Path
Diane at Ladies Who Lunch Reviews, Etc.
J S Malpas at Useless Book Club
Michelle at Two Are Better Than One – The Malone Zone
Mescalime at Psychochromatic Redemption

I could go on, but check these out, find more great blogs there and I’ll get back to another project!

 

“Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” I Thessalonians 5:10-11 (NLT)

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