Two months ago, I started this blog. Two months!! It feels like I have been doing this for years! I had no idea what a blog entailed. My Torn-Apart talked me into taking the first step. Purely on the basis of the *emilys* I had written to him. Started to pester me, in fact. So I did a bit of research, and WordPress was the suggestion that came up again and again.
So I took a deep breath, signed up, and dived into the Blogosphere! It is the best eyes closed, holding nose, jump I have ever taken! This is an absolute joy! What’s not to love? I get to write, laugh, share, read, investigate, talk, question, interact with the most amazing group of people ever. I have discovered that I really enjoy taking phoneographs, and sharing my thoughts on films and books. That the utterings of my geniuses delight others as well! That I can offload my angst, and other people understand. That I can make people laugh, so they feel better as a result. Which is, for me, the best thing ever. Most special of all, I have connected with the most amazing, talented, inspiring people, from places I could only hope to visit, and we have become friends.
So today’s assignment has been the most difficult. Include at least three other bloggers. Three!! I want to include everyone! I have written lists, categories, themes, inspirations. I have decided to go with those people who have inspired me, and encouraged me, from day one, and who continue to do this daily. But before I start, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who is following me, and who has taken the time to dip into my madness!! OK, here goes!
Nate, because you made me feel that I could write. And for the amazing stories you weave around the family you have discovered.
Hugh, for facing up to that monster, and beating it to the ground. And for laughing with me!
Pavennah, for enjoying the nonsense that I write. And for being so very honest about your struggles at times.
Indah, for the amazing images and insights into your world and culture. And for sharing the laughter!
NS, for your constant input. And your sharing of your life, and those beautiful children,
Jules. For making me feel funny, and nominating me for a Liebster, which made me feel like an Oscar winner!!
Kat. For being the most amazing Mum ever. For sharing your story, to make other parents feel they are not alone.
Maria. For liking my photos, and making me want to go straight back out there and shoot some more!
Athena. For being Athena! I adore you!! For your gut wrenching honesty!! And your dog!! And I can make you laugh!
Katie. Because Sass and Balderdash inspired me!! And still does!!
Lucie. A newcomer. Check her out!! She is brilliant. Much belly laughing!! And she has my tattoo habit!!
Last, and most certainly not least……..Claudette!! Talented, tough, and as mad as a box of frogs!! My two-headed, Tasmanian, utter nutter!! Who can write. And make beautiful things.