Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Week - Monday

I am going to take this week, Thanksgiving Week, to post each day something for which I am Thankful.

Being that this IS blogville, I will start here.  I am Thankful for all of my "On Line Friends".  I can honestly say that prior to blogging about my quilting, I never understood how people could get "attached" to folks they met online.  It seemed odd to me that there were actually people who considered other people whom they have never actually met "friends".

Then earlier this year, I started blogging.  And people I didn't know started "following" me.  And then I didn't post for two weeks because some stuff came up at home and work, and I just didn't have the time.  The "stuff" that came up wasn't bad "stuff", just "stuff".  You know.  LIFE.  Work got a little crazy, we got tied up with getting MaryAnna (our 16 year old soon to be fully and legally adopted daughter) settled into our home, and blogging just took a back seat.  I didn't even think people would notice, or care, but low and behold, I was wrong.  People DID care.  I got emails from three different people, just checking to see if everything was "OK"...

"Noticed you haven't posted recently... Just shooting a note to make sure you're OK".  WOW.  That touched me.  It really did.  In just a few short words, someone reached out like a friend would.  And in that first email, I had an epiphany... NOW I understand how people develop "online" relationships, because I have.

Of my now 120 followers, only one is family, and I have only met a handful of you in person, but I am Thankful for all of you.  Your encouragement, criticism, and ideas are all welcome and appreciated.

120!  Just a week ago it was 100... And I am celebrating 100 followers with a give away.  Go HERE to participate, TODAY (until 10 PM EST) is the last day to get your name in the virtual hat for this beautiful fabric... 20 inches of each, for a total of 100 inches of fabric!!

Until Next Time,


  1. I've had a similar experience, Paul. Interesting, isn't it?

  2. Congratulations on all your followers! I'm a new follower and enjoy your blog. I look forward to your Thanksgiving week posts.

    I also can say that my online acquaintances have definitely become friends...some to the point of having their families stop by when they've been in the area. Yesterday on a lazy Sunday afternoon the phone rang, and it was a blog reader in KY who was addressing Thanksgiving cards and came across my address but decided to pick up the phone and wish me a Happy Thanksgiving voice to voice! I've never met her, but her family's picture is on our fridge. We had a nice conversation.

    Online friends would definitely be on my lists of thanks, too. Thanks for your post!

  3. Blogging has changed my life. My online friends are just so good to me and amazing!


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