Monday, April 20, 2009

Bloggy Kudos

It wasn't long ago that I started blogging and I fell in love with it. At the time I wasn't taking on any projects and I am a stay-at-home mom with limited adult contact outside of our family. So in a sense I guess you could say that it was an outlet that I desperately needed. I remember the moment when I received my first comment. I thought... she is so funny. Her comment made me laugh out loud. Then I thought, who is she... do I know her.... then I asked Corey, do YOU know her... after a few weeks of her reading my blog & then me reading hers... I can honestly say that she was my first friend made over the internet. A phrase that I thought I wouldn't ever say.

At the same time, there have been days that I can say that I have felt so close to my "internet friends". They are the ones that email & have checked up on our family during tough times and that have chosen to pray for us when we needed it most. I really enjoy watching their kids reach different milestones and being there for them when they need it. We bounce different ideas off each other, give each other support, and learn what works and what doesn't about technology, cooking, parenting, and well life.

Okay before I get too mushy on everyone, I wanted to extend a BLOGGY KUDOS and let everyone that reads this blog know how very thankful I am for all of you for being a part of my life, and to tell those that leave comments how much I appreciate your thoughts. Those comments always let me know that someone is out there & someone cares enough to take a second.

To show how much I appreciate all of you I am going to "Pay it Forward" in a bloggy kind of way. I am going to introduce & share other blogs that I have enjoyed reading.

Just today I came across this blog. I always try to return the favor when someone leaves a comment and visit their blog and return the love. Kel at Girl in the Glasses found my blog and I am SO glad that she did. This girl cracks me up. I am getting a new alarm system installed and the technician had to keep checking in on me to see if I was ok. I love her mischievous & playful sense of humor... after all I can relate!!

Here are a few of her posts to get a taste of her style:

This brought me back to the days of teen innocence...
Would you Rather: 80's Edition #2 Electric Boogaloo

Make sure you go to the bathroom before you read this one, otherwise you just might have an accident.
The Patron Saint of Irritated Husbands...

This little Diddy reminds me so much of Lauren that it is scary...
For the Love of Chickens...

Now for the woman that comments regularly and started that "Feel Good Feeling" with her comments, Heidi from Sacred & Profane has a great blog that isn't the "typical family blog". She has quite a few different memes and hosts contests to keep her readers involved. She posts about her family, cooking, her faith, and her newest venture has been her seriously sacred and seriously profane posts. She allows people to post their vents and/or the things that they appreciate, are thankful for, and hold sacred.

I have read so many of her posts that I truly don't know where to start. Her everyday wit makes me laugh.

Here are a few samples from her Blog:

I couldn't decide which one to pick so I picked her most recent post...
You are Rightly CORRECT

Yes I know that I need to get out more but this story had me rolling on the floor laughing.
CRIKEY! SMOTE AGAIN.

Now this post gives YOU the chance to vent...
Seriously profane

And I can't forget about her weekly Friday Freebie's posts...

I hope that you all enjoy these other blogs.

Again thank you for all your comments.

Jessica

9 comments:

heidi said...

Oh my goodness!!! That made get all verklempt and stuff!! SERIOUSLY teary eyed! You are such a sweetheart. *sniff sniff* Thank you!!!

Melinda said...

What a great post and such a wonderful way of repaying your readers. I will have to go and check out these blogs. : )

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

What a great idea. I love Heidi too.

My Love Bug Kids said...

Hello from SITS...great post.

kel said...

oh my gosh... how stinking sweet are you??? thank you! That was the nicest thing ever. I heart you!!

misty said...

it is so true that you feel close & connected to these women that leave comments on your blog but you've never meet them.

thanks for listing some of your favorites... i like meeting new people :)

-stephanie- said...

I'm lovin' me some Heidi too. I secretly wish my name was Heidi, so I could be in her Heidi's Only Club.

This was a nice post you did. I'm off to check out the other gal highlighted.

Lisa said...

What a sweetie. Just so you know, I enjoy your BLOG a lot.

Mya said...

I feel the same about online friends :)

I recently stumbled apon Kel's blog..I also like her sense of humor. I'm about to check out the other one you mentioned.

Have a good day. :)