Monday, November 24, 2014

I would miss them if...

Dang it!  I did not know there was a dress code!  So I went out and grabbed this thing from Alex's site and put it up.  Whew!  I am always a day late and a dollar short....
I began blogging in 2010, when my daughter urged me to find an outlet for my writing.  Since then so many talented writers have entered my world and blessed me with their words and thoughts.

As the focus of this blog-fest, we are to choose one to three bloggers who have slipped away from the blog-world.  And we are to choose one to three who would be severely missed (by me).

I miss: 

Carole Ann Carr whose site was inactivated two months ago.  Her writing and books were delightful.  

Heather Murphy who took a sabbatical, came back, and then dropped off.  I enjoyed her thoughts.

Jon Vermilye who journaled every day as he drove completely around America.  He is a photographer and captured some incredible places.  He has completed the trip, but I miss his blog.

The following bloggers' absence would leave a hole in my life.  There are so many fine bloggers whose sites have enriched me.  HOW can I list only three?

Gail WilliamsJoanne NoragonDeloresIngerElephant's ChildRick Watson, .................

Honestly, the list is long and the time is short.  What can I say?  It is difficult to find writers who portray life as they see it and choose only three.

If you want to go to more, check out Alex Cavanaugh .

Now, I am supposed to notify these marvelous people that I have mentioned them here.  Tomorrow is another day, and I will read their blogs then!

38 comments:

  1. Gail and Elephant's Child are both wonderful. I've bantered back and forth with Gail for years.
    Wonder if Carole or Heather will return?
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

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    1. This blog-fest was a good idea. A time to reflect is always welcome.

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  2. I'm not sure if I know any of these bloggers. Well, except Alex, of course. And Carole.

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  3. How very kind of you to mention me....I'd miss you too. There are a couple that I haven't met yet....off and running to see them now.

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  4. So many out there that would be missed indeed

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    1. There are so many that I could not include them all.

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  5. A fine group of bloggers in this blogging world.

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    1. I'm looking forward to meeting some of the others on lists.

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  6. Hi Susan - I don't know all you've mentioned .. but Carole I do .. and sincerely hope she is all right and will return .. some of the others I've heard of .. Alex - well there's no saying... Inger - I most definitely would miss ..

    Enjoy Thanksgiving - cheers Hilary

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    1. Bloggers provide so many different POV and insights.

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  7. I used to visit Carole Ann and Heather too. I'm feeling a little depressed as I hop around and realize how many bloggers have fallen away.

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    1. Me, too. I decided to visit sites in my list, and like you, was dismayed by those who have dropped off the blogger world.

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  8. Thank you so much. I am honored.

    I married my gentleman.

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  9. Thank you, Susan. How nice to be on the list of liked. I recently took a trip down the yellow brick road of bloggers and found myself unable to delete any who have quite, for any reason whatsoever.
    I like your writing; what more can I say. I must go visit some you've named I do not know.

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    1. I am the same. There are so many talented bloggers, too little time. I miss those who dropped out of view.

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    1. It is! I know I have not checked in on you lately, so this is a good reminder!

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  11. Thank you so much. Humbled, red-faced, shuffling feet - and grateful.
    The blogosphere (and so many bloggers) have enriched my world. In so many ways.

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    1. Hasn't it! For the most part, I shuffle around, work on quilts, watch my gr-kids. BUT it is in the blogging world that new thoughts and ideas, talents and gifts, that get discovered. Really. Enriched indeed.

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  12. I'll have to visit some of the wonderful people on your list! Delores is also one of my favorites! I'm so glad your daughter encouraged you to start a blog, Susan!

    Julie

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    1. So glad you popped over. Whenever I see you have a post up, there is anticipation. You are such an intuitive writer.

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  13. More people I've never met. And at least one I won't, I guess.

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    1. Well, then. It is good to meet you, Andrew.

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  14. I don't know any of those bloggers! I can't believe how many awesome people I still haven't met!

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    1. Doesn't it just amaze you the sheer numbers of bloggers, sitting at their computers and recording thoughts and ideas?!

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  15. I'm am flattered and humbled that you would include me in your list. I really appreciate you.

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    1. After reading your "blue" book, I feel like we just sat down and had a visit.

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  16. There are so many bloggers who I enjoyed but are no longer part of Blogtown. They shared themselves with us and moved on. It seems that when many reach the one or two year mark, they need a break and never return. One of my favorites left a year ago, but recently posted and promised to continue. I hope she does.

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    1. I hope she does as well. Who can know what turns ones life takes?

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  17. The blogging world is filled with fun people

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    1. And I would include you in that list.

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  18. I miss Kath, another Australian blogger who was the reason I started blogging after reading her blog for two years. She no longer blogs for several reasons, one being she is far too busy now with her new job.
    Others I would miss if they left? Pretty much everybody I now still read.

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    1. Same here...it is truly impossible to exclude any of the ones I have met.

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  19. It really was difficult to select only three people that I would miss. Really, there are so many more. Cool of you to partake in this hop. I like your cat pic "He thinks, therefore he knows" on the sidebar.

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    1. That is how I view cats. Glad to meet you!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!