Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BLOGGING BUDDIES .... WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THEM!

Today on this gloomy Wednesday morning in Chicago, I am reminded of the glow and warmth of my blogging family.  This is a tribute to all of you and our community. Before I explore the joys and wonders of our community I would first like to welcome my new friends to my fold.

Paula, Anne, Sue, Rebecca, Ellen, Rosiland, Carolina, Wendy, Marina, Stephanie, Jen, Barbara, San, and Libby I am thrilled to have the opportunity to grow and learn the wonders of our world from each other. YES, this is a world.

Never have I found such caring, kind, intelligent, and helpful people. I started blogging at the end of last year and I quickly realized what a special community we are all apart of. I have made literally hundreds of friends from across the globe. We have to be the luckiest generation of writers to write. We have the internet and in seconds our messages and comments are whisked across the blogosphere. Not only can we communicate to people  from other cultures, we have a rare opportunity to learn about their culture, family, politics, and country. How AWESOME is that?

Yesterday I came across several blogs helping in the relief of our country's tornado and flooding disasters and before that writers have donated their works for anthologies for the relief of Japan and Queensland. In these turbulent and uncertain times, knowing all of you are out there showing your love and support brings peace and joy to my heart. Please understand how special each and every one of you are. You mean the world to me and I just wanted to let you all know that.

SO my friends I leave you with this thought, never give up on your hopes and dreams. Never give up on life .... keep fighting. And, never give up on our community. We all need each other.

Have a pleasant and loving Wednesday.

Michael




Here's to you.... remember our hobbit friends never gave up!

24 comments:

  1. I agree- this community has been a privilege to know, learn, and share with.

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  2. Michael, you completely summed up my experience with blogging so far. It's amazing to be able to make friends with such a wide, varied and warm group of people!

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  3. You make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'd buy you a cappucino but you're several states away. Here's a virtual coffee for you though ==>[_]D

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  4. It is an honor being a part of you lovely people, for sure. :)

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  5. Amen, Michael. It truly astounds me - the support and blessings in this community of bloggers.
    karen

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  6. So so true, Michael. Bloggers are a wonderful community to belong to! I feel lucky every day.

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  7. We definitely are a great community. In fact it sometimes makes other groups pale in comparison.

    Have a great day!

    :-)

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  8. It's a great group out there in blog land. Very good people. :)

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  9. Michael, what an amazing post. I feel the same way about you. Sorry I haven't gotten by, I've been sick.

    Our blogging circle is better than any other. Here's to you, my friend. *cheers*

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  10. I never would've made it without the help of my blogging buddies!

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  11. Here's some applause right back at-cha! The blogging community is indeed very special.

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  12. And you've just proved exactly what you were talking about. A big smile at the end of a bad day. Cheers :)
    Lxxx

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  13. This community, as you say, is one of the warmest, friendliest that I have found, Michael. I love the clapping Hobbits, by the way! Roland

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  14. Ahhhhh. We love you too Michael :)

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  15. Thank you for giving special mention to those who have helped and remembered those affected by nature throughout the world.

    I applaud them and you!

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  16. Wonderful post Michael. I love the hobbits clapping like mad. LOL
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

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  17. It really is an interactive window to the worlds isn't it? And I 100% agree with you that now is a great time to be a writer---SO many opportunities to share and get valuable feedback.

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  18. Oh! I love seeing them clapping! Such a fun scene and it makes me so happy to see them there! With the pop-up box, I can see them clapping even while I comment. Love!

    And I am with you 100%. Bloggers are stellar people and my life is enriched by each person I come into contact with in this big ol' blogosphere!

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  19. Thanks Michael. You're special too :)

    .........dhole

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  20. Love my blogger buddies!!! =D

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  21. Well said, this is a fabulous community. Thanks Michael right back at you.

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  22. I have had to abandon blogging for the month of May, but I'm soon to be back. We'll meet again, I swear!!
    erica

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