Thanksgiving. That time of year when we eat too much, watch too much football, and sleep away the day. It also is the day we give thanks for friends and family and our life, such as it is.
This Thanksgiving I want to put an extra thank-you out there. A thanks to the wonderfully fun, entertaining, and sometimes poignant blogs and bloggers that I follow.
I know there are hundreds of thousands of blogs out there; millions reading, billions thinking about the whole process. Like you, I don’t have a lot of time to read — I, too, have a bizillion other creative paths to walk down. (Think of how tired we all are!)
But I’d like to thank the following bloggers for keeping my dream alive. I know there are some that I have missed, some who have taken a break from blogging, and many that I should be following, but in my heart I love you all.
Check them out, and, if they tickle your fancy, give them a follow!
The Return of the Modern Philosopher. Very funny blog about aliens, vampires, gargoyles, and love and life in Maine. https://moviewriternyu.wordpress.com/
Everyone Has a Story. Strong stories about divorce, recovery, and discovering life again. http://everyonehasastory.me/
Maxima. Love poems that cannot help but stoke the flames in your heart. https://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com/
Not Quite Old. Funny, uplifting blog about finding the balance between growing old gracefully and staying as young as possible. https://notquiteold.wordpress.com/
Live & Learn. Uplifting blog dances across all topics, with perfect pictures to match. http://davidkanigan.com/
Leaf and Twig. Gorgeous images accompanied with the perfect haiku. https://leafandtwig.wordpress.com/
Catwoods Porch Party. Art, cats, nature, animals, weather, and whatever. catwoodsporchparty.wordpress.com
Dawn Whitehand. A wonderful Australian artist, making unique mixed media sculptures from clay, found objects and textured materials which are based on organic natural forms. dawnwhitehand.wordpress.com. (She also has a kickin’ blog of poetry and images at apoemandadrawingaday.wordpress.com.)
gwenniesworld. Marvelous photography with an eye for nature. gwenniesworld.wordpress.com
The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally. Combines personal memories, physical hardships, and a plethora of images reflecting her everyday life. annkoplow.wordpress.com
ImaginePublicity. Motivation and marketing savvy. imaginepublicity.com
The Beauty Along the Road. Discovering Beauty in the small details of our lives through scenery photography and heartfelt words. beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com
Glorialana’s Blog. An uplifting, sensitive blog that also slices gently into your heart and soul. glorialana.com
Breezy Books. Encouraging advice and personal stories for those who love to write. breezybooksblog.wordpress.com
Victoria K. Gallagher. Flash-Fiction with a cup of Re-Ali-Tea, as she so aptly puts it. victoriakgallagher.wordpress.com
Carol Balawyder. Writing about justice, mid-life dating, grief, inspiring blogs, and awesome writing workshops. carolbalawyder.com
Andra Watkins. Best selling author and traveler who explores family and life relationships. andrawatkins.com
The Write Transition. A medical thriller author, physician, public health advocate, and writer who believes every experience is worthwhile, even if our paths deviate from where we started. carrierubin.com
Jillian Maas Backman. Best selling author and motivational speaker, a creative muse who ties intuition to success on all levels. www.jillianmaasbackman.com
Cats at the Bar. Funny adventures of a boatload of cats. catsatthebar.org
Figments of a DuTchess. Creative thinker and a successful participant in Weekly Photo Challenges. drieskewrites.wordpress.com
Booksphotographsandartwork’s Blog. Great eye for photography, with a book review now and then. booksphotographsandartwork.wordpress.com
gwenniesgarden. Some of the most unique and gorgeous flowers and garden photography I’ve seen. gwenniesgarden.wordpress.com
Friendly Fairy Tales. Fairy tales and poetry celebrating magic and nature for kids of all ages. http://www.friendlyfairytales.com
hugmamma’s MIND, BODY and SOUL. A mother’s love for her daughter and her life is reflected in her heart-warming tales. www.hugmamma.com
Please Pass the Recipe. Original and traditional recipes and the stories that go with them. www.pleasepasstherecipe.com
A Journey Called Life… Everything from poetry to fantastic images to stories about life. www.architar.wordpress.com
The Procrastiwriter. A motivator (and procrastinator) who shows how to be a successful writer around a full-time life. www.theprocrastiwriter.com
17 thoughts on “Thanks for the Blogging”
Such an amazing community! Thank you for highlighting them.
So true. Blog are like art galleries. Thanks again for your kind words Claudia.
You are so right. I think the good thing about the masses blogging, though, is that they’re exorcising their demons, planning their futures, and sharing their lives with others who appreciate their sharing. Its like art galleries — we can’t go and visit every one (especially the ones overseas), but by peeking around the Internet, we can get a taste of what we’d otherwise never see. And I adore your blog.
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Oh you are so welcome! You know I love your blog!
Thank you for the kind words Claudia. It is daunting, how many bloggers, how many posts, how many great things to read (and not enough time). I grateful for you and your blog.
thanks ! I hope you had a lovely day !
Indeed! I learn a lot about publicity and public relations from you, friend, and am looking forward to our future journey together!
Claudia! Thank you for the mention, always look forward to your new posts. It’s so nice to be along the journey with you and all the others, great company!
I learn so much from you, Carol! I hope others will hang with us, too!
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Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. You have a very wonderful selection of bloggers and I’m grateful to be part of them. 🙂
You are awesome too! I know there are hundreds of middle-aged blogs out there — I’m so glad you’re part of mine. And vice versa!
Thanks so much for the shout our Claudia. You write with a voice that I relate to. It’s believable and free of BS. I give thanks to you for giving a voice to women of a certain age who sometimes feel they are invisible. Our opinion matters too👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Thank YOU for your encouraging blog! Especially for showing us how to go about getting published and just about writing in general.
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What a nice pre-Thanksgiving post. Thank you so much for including me! I’m honored to be listed among these wonderful blogs, some of which I’m familiar with, others I’m happy to be introduced to. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you again!
Oh, but you have such a great blog!
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Claudia, thank you so much! I’m very flattered to have my blog included!