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Let's Get This Party Started...

August 4, 2009

The Blogging Party for Tara Frey's "Blogging for Bliss - Crafting Your Own Online Journal". I am so honored to be one of the lovely ladies blog mentioned in Tara Frey's book! This book if full of information on crafting your own blog. It also features incredibly talented ladies and their blogs. Many that I was already familiar with but many more that I have been visiting and enjoying for the first time.
When I started blogging a little over 2 years ago, I could never have imagined all the lovely ladies that I have met from all over the world that I now call friends. Kindred spirits that nurture my creative soul and bring such joy to my life with each comment left or email sent. It is a community that I look forward to visiting each day to see what my blogging friends are doing... their artwork, their family and life.
By blogging it has opened the door not only to friendship shared, but creative inspirations. It has pushed me to try new forms of artwork, to rekindle lost art forms and it even pushed me out of my comfort zone to attend my first Silver Bella last year (and I have already signed up for this years event too!) and meet many bloggers who I had gotten to know through the blogs I have visited.
I can't imagine my life without my blog and especially all of the friendships that I have made. Leave me a comment on this post by Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 pm central time about what your favorite thing about blogging is and you will be in the drawing to receive this lovely giveaway. I will be picking the person that night and announcing the winner on Thursday morning.
Hope you enjoyed your party stop now head on over to Artsy Mama for more blog party fun!
Claudia said...

I loved this post on what blogging has meant to you. It is so nice to discover your blog! I plan to explore it further - thanks so much for sharing your blog bliss!

Gypsy Flea Market said...

LOVE your style ... I'm coming back for more! Viewing beautiful blogs like yours is absolutely inspirational and a favorite way to start the day ... thank you for sharing!
xo
Jill

Junque Couture said...

I can see why you were included in the book! Lovely blog!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Great post!!! I totally agree with what you said about what blogging means to you and it's so nice to blog with new friends who "get you" right from the start! Enjoy the party! ~ xo Joy

Becca said...

I'm glad that you have met so many people and grown so much with blogging. Your artwork is great. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

My favorite thing about blogging is all the inspiration. I am amazed at how much talent and creativity there is out there.

LiLi M. said...

Congrats on being on the book! I made a post to celebrate too, but of course for a give away I'll do anything even telling again why I blog ;-)
I think blogging is a window to the world to me. I meet people, I know what is going on, on a different level. Of course contact between bloggers is the most important of blogging, the friendship. But what I like too about that is that you experience something like the American president elections last year in quite a different way than reading the papers here.
Have a great day!

aimee said...

congrats and hello :) i am a new blogger and have enjoyed meeting so many new and sweet ladies. i love the vintage look of your blog.i would love a chance to win.
blessings,
aimee

Alice W. said...

I can't wait to see you featured in the book! What an honor! And I have been truly blessed to know you through blogging Sheila...you are a gem. What a lovely giveaway too!

Ex Somnium, Color said...

Your blog is wonderful! I love your aesthetic and so happy to discover you through Blogging for Bliss. I have just started to blog on a regular basis -it is such fun to share inspiration with people and feel a part of a larger community of creative souls.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,
Kathleen

Leah C said...

Congrats, dear friend, on being a blissful blogger included in this fabulous book! Don't forget I want you to sign my copy:) xo
P.S. My favorite thing about blogging? The "friendships" that develop with other bloggers...feeling connected to some very talented, creative & fun ladies!

Cindy said...

I've been blogging for over two years. Blogging allows me to release the best parts of me and in turn feel the best parts of others.



cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Rosy Lady said...

Loved this post! I love that blogging gives me the opportunity to meet so many interesting and inspiring people from all over the world. That is such a special connection and like you say, they become your friends. I also love that blogging has given me a voice to say my dreams out loud and to make me accountable to follow them through.

ArtsyMama said...

Thanks for joining in the fun.
Great post!!!
Cheers to blogging~
Kari

debi @ life in my studio said...

You have a lovely blog...and I really enjoyed your post!
My favorite thing about blogging is the wonderful people I have met, that constantly inspire and motivate me.
Hugs, Debi

she dreams big! said...

Blogging is very new to me but I think I started because I aspire to be just like the gals of the blogs that I read. Talent, creativity, wonderful writing, their friendships with each other, and the places they go are things that I dream of. I'm just starting but I dream big! You have a lovely blog and I will be visiting often. uffda_68787@yahoo.com

LisaZ said...

Happy Blog Party! What a great blog you have. I'm having so much fun visiting everyone listed on ArtsyMama, but boy it takes a while! Glad I could make it over here just a day late...

I'd love to win your giveaway! Probably my favorite thing about blogging is getting comments. Which is all about meeting people, learning how what I've written has touched or inspired someone else, and just knowing there's a whole world of amazing (mostly) women out there blogging too.

LisaZ said...

oops, I'm signed in under my old blogger blog. My new blog is www.lisazahnwrites.wordpress.com

Thanks, Lisa
zahn8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sandy Michelle said...

Congrats on having your blog mentioned in the book Sheila!Blogging has provided me with endless inspiration and ideas, but best of all it has enriched me with loving friends like you!

Hugs!
Sandy

Emily-Claire said...

I read about you in Blogging for Bliss - congrats! Your style is wonderful and your blog is such an inspiration to me!

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