Friday, November 16, 2012

You Inspire Me


Today Alex Cavanaugh, Matthew McNish, and Andrew Leon have put together a special blogfest. The Oh, how I miss you blogfest features the bloggers we really miss and the ones we would! I believe all three of these hosts would be missed if they should disappear from the blogging world. Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies you are grateful they are still around and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!

Here are the rules: List one to three bloggers you really miss and one to three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging. Then go leave a comment on those blogs. Time to let your blogger friends know that they are special! Make sure you join the party and visit other posts as well!

Since I started blogging almost two years ago I have not seen many bloggers disappear but I have seen some cut back. When I first started blogging I was unprepared for the friendships I would form and the extended family it would bring me. The first one that comes to mind is a dear woman that has become a good friend. Melynda Fluery and her blog Crazy World has been a part of my daily life since I first connected to this cyberspace. I have followed her and her family through small tragedies and victories, each one faced head on with passion, bravery and her never ending sense of humor. Her reflections on this crazy world we all live in always bring a smile to my face. Melynda has had to cut back on blogging because she has lost her eyesight, but there is no stopping this woman, even blindness cannot stop her from writing down her words and sharing them. A true friend, a giving humanitarian, a brilliant humorist and author of Just Nonsense, More Nonsense, and True Nonsense, please check out her blog and say hi. I know that my life is and always be richer with her in it.

There are so many of my blogging friends that I would love to mention today but there are two more that I have to mention because I cannot imagine my life without them. They are my two soul brothers Michael Di Gesu and Roland Yeomans. Both of these men inspire me on a daily basis to do better and to give more. Their passion for writing is never ending and their talent for prose never seizes to amaze me or touch my heart. I love them both and OH how I would miss them if they were to disappear.

So there you have it. Three amazing people who inspire me and who I truly appreciate every single day. Who inspires you and who would you miss? 

On another note I would like to invite you to spend part of your Christmas in Norway. Everyday through the month of December until Christmas I will be opening up a window on my Advents calendar, sharing the Norwegian holiday season with you. Ever want to spend Christmas in Norway, here is your chance. Hope you stop by and visit.

Have a wonderful week-end!


30 comments:

Elise Fallson said...

Wonderful blogger/writers you listed. I wish the best for your friend, she sounds like a strong woman and a great friend to have. (:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv .. great post - and so clever you kept yours to 3 .. Meylinda sounds a lovely friend .. Michael and Roland - great guys.

I look forward to your Norwegian advent calendar month .. sounds lovely .. cheers Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv .. if you need any links - because I only put three links up ... let me know - thanks Hilary

Craziness abounds said...

Well now you have me all choked up and teary eyed. I hope your proud of yourself I'm going to be walking around with a big grin on my face and red puffy eyes all day.
Seriously though, thank you. That meant a lot. I feel the same way about you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Roland and Michael are awesome! We make some really great friends here in the blogging world.
Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

C.M.Brown said...

Great choices on your list Siv!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, SIs,

Thanks... I do feel loved. And I would never even consider not having you in my life until the end.

Christmas in Norway sound perfect. I will definitely be dropping by daily.

I LOVE the fact that Europeans WAIT until December to start Christmas... Here in the states I have seen Christmas decorations as early as AUGUST! Talk about blatant commercialism. No wonder people are grouchy and "Over IT" before December even hits.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I am humbled to be remembered by you in such fine company. Michael is such a talented soul. Melynda sounds like a fave person, too. Christmas carols are being piped into the sound systems of the stores here already. Sigh! Have a beautiful weekend, Roland

Ella said...

Hi Siv!
This was a wonderful list and so touching~ :D

Emily R. King said...

Michael is a great blogger example. All these bloggers have a wonderful presence online. I would miss them too!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Michael is a real giver and Roland very wise.

The Advents calendar idea sounds wonderful.

cleemckenzie said...

You have mentioned some wonderful bloggers!

Morgan said...

Michael and Roland are both SO COOL. I completely agree with your choices! Such amazing presences in this writing community.

Jessie Humphries said...

Good to know some more awesome bloggers. I always have room to be better myself!

David P. King said...

There is not enough room to write just how awesome your choices are, and you, btw. You'd be missed. Glad that you're part of this awesomeness! :)

Anna Smith said...

Great choices. Looking forwards to the advent calender :)

Melissa Bradley said...

Michael and Roland are wonderful! I would definitely miss you if you were not around so much. I always love to see what you are talking about over here. :)

Christmas in Norwayis a dream trip for me, so count on seeing me around in Dec. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the 15th, my birthday.

Nancy Thompson said...

All great choices!! Well done!

Matthew MacNish said...

I miss you too, Siv! I haven't been around as much as I'd like to lately.

Dani said...

Straight over from Alex's - nice to meet you! I love anything related to Advent!

Christine Rains said...

Great post! This blogfest has been heartwarming all around.

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are wonderful bloggers!

A Norway-themed Advent calender sounds great. I'll have to come visit throughout December. :)

Tara Tyler said...

michael & roland, great guys! very nice post =)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

You mention such great people!

Ciara said...

Roland and Michael are awesome!!! I have a special place in my heart for Michael. He is a gentle spirit.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

It's so nice to meet your choices, Siv. Thanks for sharing!

Ciara said...

Michael has a special place in my heart. He has a gentle soul.

Claire Hennessy said...

Great choices - some I know, some I don't. Wish I could clone myself so I could get round to everyone.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Great blog choices...and I love your blog title!

Susan Kane said...

This is such an awesome post, as I have been missing some people lately. Traveling and migraines have knocked some wind out of me, so I don't visit blogs as much as I used to. I love Melynda! Also Delores at myfeatherednest, Arleen at Starting Over...and so many more.