Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sprucing it up

That blog list in my sidebar is looking a little... dated perhaps? Every one of those friends/family has good reason to not be here everyday updating. And without several of those people, I wouldn't even have discovered blogging, or made so many blog friends. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude. But I am beginning to sense that blogs and blog communities aren't static.

Already in the few short months I have been here, I've witnessed two blogs close. One was a fellow Minnesotan mom who wrote one day that in between church services her husband left her. And she was such a gentle and kind spirit and had developed a special following of people. Within weeks she had to put her house on the market, find full time day care for all three very small children and get a job! One day I clicked over for the last time... poof, she just disappeared. I still tried to go back... I still miss her. The other blog is just closed until further notice... but we all fear the writing is on the wall... instead of on her blog... as many of us have come to know and love. And my little regret? Before she suddenly disappeared, I should have spent a little more time telling her I appreciated her words and her stories and her heart... and her.

So how about a little bloggy love? From me to you. One of the ways I love learning about blog friends is by looking at who they read and who inspires them and where it might be just plain fun to go and hang out. With that in mind... how about if we freshen it up a little? I love all the usual suspects and over the course of time I have discovered a few other ones all on my own.

So check out these blogs. Each one has a story to tell. Many will give you places to go to start at the beginning. You'll laugh or you'll cry... or make a friend. Some may use curse words : ) Some would just like to... But you can agree or not. Stay or go. But if you really, really like them, or their stories, or their cute dog, or whatever... You should tell them. Blog rolls change and grow. So do blogs... and bloggers. Hopefully they don't just one day disappear.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky & Rick,

    Carol wrote your blog in our Christmas card so thought we would check it out.
    Happy New Year!
    Dave & Sara Gerdon

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  2. Dave and Sara,

    What a pleasant surprise! So nice to hear from you. I sent a Christmas card but it was returned and I never got to the bottom of it. If you email an address to me I'll resend it! Happy New Year to you as well! Thanks for stopping by : )

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  3. Never thought of a blog closing down, I'm new to this world and one of my blog peeps closing down would be so sad!
    I love your blog. I feel like you and yours are my buds. Thank you for all the hard work you pour into this blog! What you do matters!

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  4. Robin, I feel the same way about you and yours! It never occurred to me either that one day, with little or no explanation, someone would disappear.

    Thank you for showing up each and every day, I look forward to this little exchange every day with you and Gitz and whoever else shows up!

    Blessings Robin!

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  5. You are so right - I actually thought of closing mine - then decided to it down and kick start it -- your comments keep me going -- its nice to know that someone cares - you do. Thanks - K

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  6. Kristi,

    You have way too much to offer! Let me know when I can link to you as well. I love that my blog friends get to interact with my friends in life : ) It wouldn't be complete without you showing up here today!

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  7. You have inspired me to share more more often....ok maybe guilted me into it. HA HA!

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  8. Ha! C'mon you know you want to. I'll look forward to it!

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  9. If you stopped blogging with no warning I promise Robin and I would come looking for you :)

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  10. Yep...she's right Vicky. I'd be underdressed, Southerner that I am. But I'd be there!

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  11. Sara and Robin,

    No thoughts of disappearing, especially without warning or explanation, I promise : )


    Ladies, guess who came a calling yesterday? I shared with him the ONLY reason I had discovered him was because I was led there directly by both of you!!!

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  12. Should I know the answer to that? My brain is fried this week... who came calling?

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  13. Sorry, no you probably wouldn't be able to just guess:) You don't suffer alone when it comes to fried-brain syndrome... it just happens for different reasons perhaps? (laughing)

    Pastor Pete emailed last night. I am certain I wasn't the only one : ) But it was the first time for me and I see why he is garnering his following... so genuine, and so worthy.

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  14. Oh, funny... when you said 'come a calling' I thought you meant someone showed up at your house!!! Wow. I gotta lay off the narcotics.

    I was so excited when I saw your comment there yesterday... it's just fun to see blog friends in different places. And I love that he emailed to welcome you there. I swear I've met the nicest people in blogland that come from Nashville.

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  15. I'm not surprised to hear you say that! They are on to good thing : )

    Last year for Rick's birthday we stayed in Nashville and I have been meaning to post about it... thanks for triggering that reminder.

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