Sisterhood of the World

imageI  am humbled to be nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Amie Writes.  If you have not checked out her blog you need to.  She writes beautiful, touching prose!  I was particularly moved by her post Letting Go which inspired my post Grieving Woman.

Thank you very much for the nomination, Amie.  Because so much of blogging is about building a community I happily accept the award in large part to be able to share links to some blogs that I like but that are fairly new and to which I would be like to be able to send some traffic.

The rules of this award are as follows:  Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site, put the award logo on your blog, answer the ten questions sent to you, make a list of ten questions for your nominees and nominate seven blogs.

The questions posed to me along with my answers:

1. Why did you start blogging?  I was looking for new, meaningful ways to engage my time once I retire so I thought I’d give this a try.  I think I am addicted already.

2. Which is your favorite among your blog posts? Why?  93,100 Stitches of Love.  It is the post that has generated the most views and it is about something near and dear to my heart.

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Meandering Through the World of Blog

In my Blogging 101 class I am learning about being a good neighbor in the blogging world, including visiting different sites, adding sites to follow and sharing information from different blogs.  I have found so many interesting blogs, and even though sometimes have no interest in some of the topics and back right out, I am broadening my interest base.  It truly amazes me how the blogging world represents such a diverse range of interests, topics and passions.  I feel somewhat like a kid in a candy store, moving from one delectable blog to another, reading one blog which gives me an interesting link to another blog,  clicking on it and finding a link to yet another one that I must read.  I become hopelessly lost and never find my way back to the first one that grabbed my attention.  I spend so much time sightseeing that I forget I have an assignment to do.

Back to the task at hand which is to expound on an intriguing blog that we had found and commented on.  This blog post Celebrate is a motivational post telling the reader, “You are really great.”  It should be encouraging to people who might feel that they do not have much intrinsic value.  It encourages them to celebrate themselves.  Heaven knows we need more positivity in the world.

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