I want to thank every one of you who take a few minutes out of your day to read my blog.
Your interest and comments are what keep me writing. Many of you have helped to create confidence in myself as a writer, and for that, I’m forever grateful.
I wish there was a way to thank all of individually, but the best I can do is show you some of the blogs that have supported and inspired me along the way.
In our day-to-day journey, we connect with thousands of people. We collect each other like magnets. However, we can only carry so much weight, so at the end of the day, you cut off the fat and see what has stuck. What people have made an impression on you. The people you want to make sure hang around for awhile. I’m very lucky to be friends with the author of this blog.
In Emily, I see myself, but mostly I see somebody I wish I could be. Her photography conveys what I could only hope for in my writing. Her art shows a woman much wiser beyond her years.
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I have never met these lovely ladies, but I would like to! They were one of the first blogs I came across in my venture into blogdom
(did I really just use that word?) and I have been a fan ever since. Not only because of their impeccable
taste in movies, their creativity with their blog, and their overall
class, but because they made a “The Jerk” t-shirt
. If you are a movie buff and haven’t checked out their site yet, well, you haven’t discovered your special purpose yet.
Chances are you already know the name Hannah Miet. Chances are you are already a big fan.
Something about this girl makes you want to follow her. She shows you little secrets
of herself then pulls away. She has written some of the most beautiful words I’ve seen on a blog. I’m hoping to see big things from her very soon…
It’s hard to categorize Lesbifriends as just one thing, because it’s not. It’s social commentary, it’s twenty-something musings, it’s GLBTQ pride, it’s the story of a young, smart, pretty, and motivated young woman in D.C. When I came across Ashley’s blog, I was instantly hooked. Her ability to eloquently convey her thoughts and feelings, all while maintaining a level of journalistic professionalism still amazes me. I find myself nodding my head in agreement after every post. She is a blog worth following.
Austin Eavesdropper was one of the first Austin social blogs I came across. I’d read it and think, “Shit, I want to be this gal!” Tolly not only boasts an impressive writing resume, she also keeps Austinites in the know as to what the heck is going on in the city. Oh, and she sponsors some of the coolest events in town. I call her Momma Austin Blogger and she will always be that to me.
No blog has touched me as much as The Red Sweater. I came across CJ’s blog through a comment she left on My Soul is a Butterfly. Her comment struck me and I went to her blog. CJ’s blog is her way of dealing with her husband’s death, celebrating his life, voicing her feelings, and exercising her writing. Not only is she a beautiful writer, but she talks about things that so many people are afraid to talk about- death and the range of emotions it creates. Her words are raw and true. I’m so happy I came across her blog.
CJ’s husband, Clint