Holiday Sharing Blogger Challenge

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Challenge: Write a post that mentions other bloggers while also mentioning some of your own posts as well. The trick is to incorporate it into your post in a meaningful way. It can be in the form of a story, a letter, a conversation…get creative! Then post a link to your post in the comments below. Don’t forget to link to the bloggers and posts you reference so everyone can reap the benefits of just a few of your favorite things. Give the gift of sharing and share this challenge with other bloggers!

A Blogger By Any Other Name…

Photo credit: just-call-me-frank.blogspot.com

Photo credit: just-call-me-frank.blogspot.com

I’ve only been blogging since September 11 of this year. I had been jotting down some random thoughts and sharing them with a few folks, but that day I was compelled to share my thoughts with a wider audience in a formal way. Maybe it was the significance of the date since my first post here was about the meaning behind the red circles on our calendars. Maybe I just wanted to be around more people like myself, who have thoughts or a moment of joy we need to share in order to de-clutter our brains for more stuff. Regardless, I started blogging and never looked back becoming so familiar with other bloggers that I refer to them by “name” even when conversing with friends and family.

For example, I love to share my Milk Duds story with other people and always mention that Chatter Master had an equally sweet story about Milk Duds which is how she found me. Speaking of treats,when I told my girlfriend that Keeping it Real Mom’s son knocked over and shattered a wine glass while reaching for a Halloween sweet, she audibly gasped. The sweetest part was his apology and her beautiful display of patience to the incident. I would have pulled out my Emergency Contact list because I’m a control freak like that. Although, I have exhibited some patience of my own as I waited for Coastal Mom to rejoin us while she worked on her book. It’s okay I was still eating, still praying, still loving while Sass and Balderdash was still looking for a job, Ad- libb3d was still writing jokes, and Creative Liar was well still lying but in a creative way that would make us all proud.

This arena of ours provides a courage by keyboard that encourages our right to share, our right to learn and even our right to bitch because let’s face it parenting is funny, motherhood is an art, and we brave, smart, bold people have every right to help the world see things from our mom’s eye view or whatever your perspective may be. I’ve got a story and you’ve got a story or fat lies and fairy tales or an organized chaos of thoughts that should be heard. No matter what we are sharing, we are touching people, making them smile, making them laugh, making them angry and leading them to that special point when crazy meets exhaustion and you feel like your shoes are on the wrong feetall while watching a clown on fire like a train wreck of thoughts on the run you can’t peel your eyes from.

I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t know what to call most of you other than your blog names, and to me they roll off the tongue like the name of an old trusted friend. Funny how that works. I’m sure most of you refer to me as little miss wordy when you spend countless hours enlightening/boring folks to tears with my musings much like I share Charlotte’s musings too. Strange how you can feel like you know someone when you’ve only seen glimpses of their lives float across your screen, and you don’t even know them by name. Well, except for Danny Breslin and Cristian Mihai who are the king of states but also the opposite of Madonna, and went the route of embracing their real names. If those are some form of stage name guys, I’m not gonna be happy. I’ll have to explain to everyone that I now have no clue where all those sticky notes and quotes I shared with them promising a new free life came from. They’re going to tell me to piss off and there goes the celebration. No daddy drinks or shanpagne all around! I’ll be the sadder but wiser girl. It’s okay…I’ll take it like a grown up.

26 comments on “Holiday Sharing Blogger Challenge

  1. [...] you have posted has spoken to me at some point. I have probably already mentioned many of you in my Holiday Sharing Blogger Challenge. For those I couldn’t work into that post without becoming Little Miss Way Too Wordy, you [...]

  2. Genie says:

    Very creative and original. Love it! Bravo!

  3. This is so impressive; love it! You did an amazing job pulling it all together and actually making it a fluid read! Mine would probably be a major chop job. Kudos!

  4. This is wonderful! I too wrote recently about how much I love the blogosphere – and I totally know what you mean about mentioning bloggers by name in everyday conversations! I feel like half my conversations with people somehow start with, “Well I read the other day…” or “Becca was so funny when this happened…” etc.

  5. terry1954 says:

    I will share my milk duds with you my friend, if you share yours with me. hehe

  6. colormusing says:

    Wow–not sure I’m up to this challenge like you are!! But at least I’ll have fun checking out all your links!

  7. stormdan says:

    That was amazing! And you included me! Thank you! I’ve said it before, but this proves it again, you are a very talented writer. Keep it coming. I’m going to attempt one of my own and I’ll be back to post the link if I can accomplish it.

  8. Adam S says:

    I love it! This had to take forever to put together…
    Thanks for including me, that was cool!

  9. BilboBaggins says:

    Wow…very nice work. It would take me a long time to click through all of those links.

  10. So clever! I am very chuffed to be included – and have now bookmarked this post too so that I can work my way through every link I haven’t yet stumbled upon (can’t wait!). Awesome post!!

  11. Oh wow, how the heck did you do that??!! That is so amazing and creative! That would have taken me days or weeks to come up with something like that! I really love this blogging world for the same reasons you stated. We get to meet so many people who are all very different yet, we all share the same passion of writing and expressing our thoughts. It makes for a tight bond whether we know each others names or not!!! Thanks for including me!!! Melissa

  12. Bravo! Bravo! That was brilliant! And funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  13. You killed it! LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! Wouldn’t be surprised if it gets Freshly Pressed. I’m pulling for you girlie! Gotta go now . . . I have to re-read your brilliant post AGAIN! :)

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