Thanks to the efforts of reader JG, I am now able to go through the old posts that I sacrificed to defend this website.
I am slowly going through them and plan to put the best of the stand-alone posts up one by one, Throwback Thursday style.
As for the rest, since they are a bit like a journal, I am going to put them all together and release them as a journal of sorts. This way those who are interested can start at the beginning and read all the way through to where we are today. Please be warned that it is going to take a bit for me to do this; I want to finish up my current book project before I start.
Thanks to everyone for sticking with me!
Thank you my friend for rescuing the posts. You are wonderful!
P.S. How do you like the new website design? Katie is the one that designed not only the header image but the little icon that shows up on your tab. That girl has some serious talent!
One of the best and simplest things we can cultivate is
friendship. I’m not talking about the user and losers who use you and lose you
– I’m talking about the ones who celebrate with you and pick you up when you
These blogs, like a lot of things online are about
friendship. We enter into each other’s lives in a way heretofore unknown in our
world and have a choice as to whether or not we can benefit from each other.
One way to help each other is called quid pro quo. By
viewing each other’s blogs and sharing them with others we not only distribute
the wealth and knowledge around, but we help the blogger by helping them maybe
earn a penny or two for the time they invest in this online medium.
Another way is to reward the blogger with a simple comment
letting them you that you’ve been there and either agreed or disagreed with
their statements. A simple smiley can go a long way for a discouraged blogger!
It has taken me a while to realize this simple truth. I
would read blog upon blog without a thought of the love being poured into them
and quickly move on to the next one.
As I also write for Associated Content, and soon for
Demand Studios, it dawned on my how much it meant to me personally when someone
made a simple comment on one of my pieces, or on this blog. I have started
making a point of promoting the work of other online writers as a “thank you”
for generously reading my stuff, and intend to continue that here.
Please, if you read some one’s blog you like, if you read
an article or a poem – good or bad – please consider leaving a small mark so
that the author knows that you have been there. If you really like it, share it
with some of your friends and ask them to comment if it pleases.
We may all be online – we may never meet each other – but
that doesn’t mean that we have to pretend that the other does not exist while
visiting places online. Can we share the simple wealth of friendship by leaving
an occasional comment?
Here in the future I want to promote that friendship by
highlighting blogs and pages that you may be interested in. I hope that you
will do the same by sharing things you enjoy with those around you as well.