Sometime last week, I reached 5,000 followers!

I am grateful to all those who have chosen to hit FOLLOW on their screens!

I am most grateful to the fifty or to people who comment every day, because those are the people who make me look forward to sitting at my laptop each morning!

I know that sometimes my blogs make people mad- to be fair, sometimes I do that on purpose (Sometimes- Sometimes people just get mad no matter what I write…). There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on around us, and sometimes I don’t know how much we see what we are doing. Sometimes there are things right in front of our noses, and we miss it. This includes me. I try everyday to take off my black suede pumas and put on a pair of cowboy boots, or docs, red patent heels or maybe some crocs and take a walk, just to see how different something feels. Sometimes I will write a post from the opposite viewpoint of how I really feel, just to try it on for size. Ever try to spin positive something you think is a negative? Try it. I promise you it won’t hurt…but just might make you think. If thinking outside the box is your goal, anyway… If thinking the same way about everything everyday is your thing, than have at it… Everyone has the right to their own opinion, and to keep that opinion every day of their life.

We have to watch our own egos. Trust me…it may not always seem like it, but I really do try to hold my ego in check. As stated…sometimes I want to shock you into thinking or feeling or doing. But remember- when I use a story as an example of something, that story is true. Maybe my writing might bring out a nugget of something, but I tell you what I see in front of me, what I learned, and how it made me feel. I just might do it backwards, or flip it upside down, but you get it. The story is true, the way I write it is probably to prove a point. The exception to this was my one week experiment which I really had no idea what I was doing but knew I had to try it out. FYI- it shook up something in my brain and now I am writing fiction based on an idea I got from that. And I really like it so far. That’s why you need to think and try new things and did I mention think outside the box?

Ok- speaking of things I did not know what I was doing, I thought that this would be a quick one graph post saying thank you. But why write one graph when you can write a really long post?

I am grateful for all of those who follow, who like, who comment, and even those who don’t like. You are all valuable to me as a blogger and as a person.

Thank you.

PS- looking for alternate word for sometimes- suggestions?

91 thoughts on “Gratitude Saturday: November 6

  1. Congratulations on 5,000 followers. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸΎ I truly enjoy reading your posts. I’m not always able to jump on and read every day because of personal circumstances, but when I can it’s a delight. 😊

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  2. Thinking is always a good thing, until it comes to rule your life and invade the moments that would be better spent in quiet and serenity. Practice helps, but things are a long way from perfect…
    Perhaps LA you are discovering your very own Field of Dreams… write it, and they will come.

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  3. Bravo on 5000 followers! I’ve been so busy the past couple of months, I’ve barely had time to read blogs. Got to yours first today. πŸ™‚ Yes, there is a lot of hypocrisy out there. That’s one of my main messages in my novelette, The Rocky Retreat. lol Have a great Saturday!

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  4. Congrats! We always like to hear different experiences but I wouldn’t recommend changing your husband, your locale, or your daughter to get more interest. Changing your shoes to get a different perspective sounds much more conducive at this time.

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  5. Congrats on 5000 followers that’s amazing and well deserved. I love reading your posts everyday. I don’t always comment because I’m not good at conveying g my thoughts so I tend to just keep them to myself but you definitely make me think with your posts!!

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  6. Congratulations on 5,000 followers. My son has told me before I can use his company to back my Great Grandmother’s cookbook project, that is the number I have to reach. So, just know that if you want to fund a project you’ve hit the magic number! Sporadically.

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  7. I for one enjoy all the commentary that your blog generates, it’s the one blog I read that I really look forward to. There are visual arts blogs though that will always come first. Congrats on the 5k, I sometimes wish all of my followers (being that I don’t have a lot) would be more active. Although no matter how many times I clean house on the valid followers, it fills right back up with fakes.

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      1. No, actually I think the majority of my followers are fake. I’m not complaining about the commentary I already get. I love the people that have something to say even if it’s as simple as β€β€πŸ˜‰

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  8. Awesome on reaching 5000! Its my great pleasure to be included in that number. 😊
    I love the topics you come up with and how you make us think! Keep it up!
    Congrats as well into delving into fiction! Isn’t it fun!
    As for other words instead of sometimes. “Every now and then” or “occasionally” or “from time to time.”

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  9. Congratulations, my friend! I’m so grateful I found you through Ally Bean all those years ago. Your blog has brought me so much joy, AND a podcast!

    I consider myself fortunate to write several times every week. I’m thankful to have friends who also share that love of writing. πŸ™‚

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  10. I was raised in a conservative environment which made me quite judgemental in early years of my life. But now, I find myself changing my perspective and keeping an open mind, all thanks to the wonderful world of books. Congratulations on 5k followers!

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  11. Congrats! That’s amazing. And as far as an alternate word…I have my Thesaurus app open on my laptop as I write. I tend to repeat certain words and definitely need help with that. Keep writing! I enjoy your insights.

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