This has been the first truly active, successful blogging that I’ve ever done. I have met some pretty extrordinary people, matter of fact they all are extrordinary! Not only have the people I’ve met had their own downfalls and disasters in life, they have survived, and have made their life better despite it.
Sometimes in life we have to be slapped in the face before we realize just how lucky we are in life. Materialism is the way of society today as is technological toys that take our minds off of reality. But along with that passage of reality we fail to meet people that could influence or change our lives in a more “REAL” fashion.
While I begrudge the technology that is forcing us into “BOT reality, where communication is no longer face to face, and we never have to deal with rejection due to just tapping a button if we don’t want to continue reading what we think is “bad news”.
I believe insecurity is what feeds this type of communication. We no longer have to fear the thought that someone might not want to talk to us, or like us so we just delete them from a list and put them on another “LIST”. We become so absorbed with this cyber world that it is turning our lives into one anti-social desert of lonliness. Sure we can maintain our confidence that we are popular by keeping those like us and that LIKE US on a networking site, but we are failing at human interaction. Even bullying has become a cyber sport.
I really feel sorry for the kids that won’t be able to go to school football games and “INTERACT, or go on hayrides during Halloween, or sledding during winter. We DONT do that anymore, instead we are running into telephone polls and falling into manholes because were not watching where we are going, all the while texting our friend who is walking behind us. Growing up is no longer the same, and being a kid is no longer the same. Sad but true so we have to deal with it.
BUTTTTT the one thing I can say for sure that is positive out of all of this is meeting my fellow bloggers and AUTHORS. To be allowed to talk to people from different points in the country and be able to share with each other lifes ups and downs all the while trying to tell stories that we hope will inspire, teach and touch others emotions is a WONDERFUL thing.
I get confused with all these blogging awards and their stipulations about posting this sentence and sharing this link while answering this question to accept it. I’m not saying thats a bad thing because everyone involved should get recognition. But please don’t fault me if I don’t respond appropriately or thank the wrong person, or even moreso don’t thank the right person. Therefor I would just like to award one big
THANK YOU FELLOW BLOGGERS AND AUTHORS for a great year 2012!!!!
I hope everyone gets a chance to visit and interact with the women I’ve met since blogging. They are truly INSPIRATIONAL, KIND and PATIENT women. Sadly you won’t be able to meet one of them, for she passed away in a house fire with her husband in 2012. But she does deserve recognition Sandra McLeod Humphrey who was very prolific in writing childrens books. She will be sadly missed in the literary world and amongst her friends and colleagues. As for the rest of these fine women I will list their sites below and be sure to visit these site, I’m sure you will laugh, cry and recognize why these women are so special. But always remember……
Once more THANK YOU ALL FELLOW BLOGGERS who have allowed me into your circle and have accepted me as your FRIEND! Salut to 2013
Rosemary Adkins http://www.extraordinaryireland.com/ be sure to buy the book and aid in the continued research on diabetes.
Micki Peluso http://www.mallie1025.blogspot.com/
Sharla Shults http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/ and http://www.awakenings2012.blogspot.com/
Christine Hannon http://ahairdressersdiaries.wordpress.com/
Delinda McCann http://delindalmccann.weebly.com/blog.html
Deirdre Tolhurst http://www.deirdretolhurst.blogspot.com/
Raani York http://raaniyork.wordpress.com/
Sylvia Massara http://www.sylviamassara.com/
Posthumously Sandra McLeod Humphrey http://kidscandoit.com
Lisa Fender http://www.lisafender.com/
Manic Jenn http://moodswingsnjmadness.wordpress.com/about/
Jessie Tyson http://jessiebtyson.blogspot.ca/
and my own hometown writers group
Thank you all, you couldn’t have been kinder and more accepting of a group. Lori
6 thoughts on “Blogging 2012”
Such a wonderful post, Lori. I can’t find the interview:>( It is 7:01 EST here but not sure the time of airing.
WHAT CHANNEL TOMORROW NIGHT??? Wonderful blog and I am so honoured to be of any influence in your incredible life.
NEVER NEVER forget how important you are in all our lives. I do hope to meet you one day as well. Thank you for the mention about diabetes research. Such a terrible disease.
Thank you Rosemary. Your such a kind and amazing woman, and I also am honored to have you in my life. I would love to meet you. We should all have a bloggers convention? Lori
I just mentioned that to Marta a couple of days ago. We may be looking into a writers’ grant! LOL:>)
Thanks for the article. It is wonderful. I agree that we have formed something very special in our writers group.
That was a wonderful post, Lori and you only forgot one other great blogger and writer–You!!
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