Friday, November 16, 2012

Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest



Today's it's time for another blogfest. I'm glad, because I can't seem to get myself in gear unless there's a party...

We are to talk about bloggers we miss, and then also bloggers we WOULD miss if they disappeared. Our community is a growing and changing one, I myself have been disappearing lately...damn depression.

I MISS YOU DEARLY

Jane of Aging Mommy
Jane became a mom after 40, quit a lucrative career, and stayed home to raise her adorable daughter, Mirabelle. Jane was funny, honest, hopeful, encouraging, not afraid to share her insecurities or failures, and was a wonderful buddy. I have a folder full of our email correspondence. 

Then she did the sensible thing and quit blogging so that she could spend more time raising that wonderful miracle than WRITING about raising her. I admire that. But I miss my friend. Jane – I hope all is well with you and your family.
I can't link you because she's really and truly gone.

Polly of 5th Sister
You can still visit her blog, she hasn't shut it down, but she hasn't posted at 5th Sister since May. I miss her so much. Polly is an amazing writer and poet, and incredibly talented at haiku, stringing together multiple small poems into one, cohesive, blow-you-away wallop of a write.

I loved her Monday Musings that gave us some insight into her daily life, and I loved her willingness to share her faith openly, even in the midst of great struggle. Polly – please come back! You have lots of fans waiting for you! Big hugs.


DAMN I'D MISS YOU IF YOU LEFT

Brian Miller of WaystationOne
Brian has been my supporter and friend since I first started blogging. I don't think there's a post of mine he hasn't commented on, and it's usually a race to see if he'll get there before Alex...

I appreciate Brian not just for that, though. He's a supporter of so many bloggers of all levels and styles- there are few places I visit where he hasn't gone before me with his upbeat comments and his trademark “smiles”. He has an amazing heart and counsels troubled kids, loves his family and and is willing to share about them, and his talent is incomparable. How he manages to get a piece up every single day with all that he does amazes me. Don't ever stop being you, dear friend!

The other bloggers I'd sorely miss are my A-Z Team. They have helped me survive what has probably been the hardest year of my life. They pick up the slack, they encourage me, and keep me going. Since we're limited to three in each category, I'm sending you to the A-Z Blog where you'll find them all in the sidebar. Of course, there over there in my sidebar, too. Just wanted you to visit our headquarters....

This blogfest is brought to you by these wonderful folks:
Andrew of Strange Pegs 
Matthew of The QQQE  
Alex, the Ninja Captain himself, of Alex J. Cavanaugh 

Don't forget to visit them, too!




20 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. how sensible to pull the plug and concentrate on her life - but Jane Mummy - Tina would like you back! Polly too ...

Brian - sounds great a race to comment ... I must check him out - then your A - Z team .. I totally agree ... but everyone that helps, encourages, supports etc ..

Big hugs - and oh boy I'd miss you too ... cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We appreciate you as well! You have helped hold the A to Z Team together. You rock, Tina!
Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

Cheryl said...

I miss Jane & Polly but I know a bit of why each has left the 'sphere. Knowing that they're both getting on with their lives in different ways makes the ouch less painful.

I'd miss Brian too. ::smiles::

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i miss polly as well...i dropped her an email not too long ago....i wonder at people that fall off the radar, i miss them...and i would miss you...thanks for your wonderful words....i am not going anywhere....smiles...

peace to you tina

JoJo said...

there are a few blogs I started to follow during A-Z that I really enjoyed but they have abandoned their blogs too. :(

[Retro-Z] said...

you are the best and make it worth doing... thanks

Arlee Bird said...

You have been such a key ingredient in keeping A to Z going. Thank you for everything you've put into it and for mentioning it here today.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Matthew MacNish said...

Three cheers for A to Z! And I don't know these other blogs, so I'll have to visit them.

Nancy Thompson said...

The A to Z team! Now THAT'S a good choice!!

David P. King said...

That was heartfelt, Tina. It really takes special people to organize a fest like this one. Thanks for being part of it! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

The A-Z Challenge team is amazing. They really pull out the blogging stops!

Ella said...

I love that Brian and Alex race to get to your blog, so sweet~ Both really great guys :D

Yes, the A-Z team is outstanding!
What a lovely post~

Nick Wilford said...

Great post! I'd somehow missed Brian around, so I'm now following him. I already got a good vibe from his blog.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Your choices sound like wonderful bloggers. Glad I stopped by.

Heather Murphy said...

I'm a little late telling you but I gave you a shout on my blog. I miss you but I know I am at fault for not visiting more often. Just wanted you to know :)

Jenny said...

Hi Tina!

I spoke to Polly the other day. She's busy but seems to be doing really well!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tammy Theriault said...

great blog!! new follower here, hi!

Stephen Tremp said...

Tina, these are new people. I'll have to stop by and say hello.

And thanks for signing up for the Alexfest!

mmshaunakelley said...

I'll have to check some of these out, though I would agree that I would be very sad if Matt or Alex stopped blogging!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Aw, Tina, you do more for the A-to-Z than I think you realize. I hadn't heard of Jane's blog, but I'm glad she left for positive reasons, and wish her well with her writing.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse