Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's Amanda's party and I'm going.......are YOU?

I'm also linking this one to Blessed Moon's party, because she's not at Blissdom, either....and she rocks, by the way, with her mad photography skilz.....go check her out here.........
So HEY, two parties in ONE from girls who missed out on Blissdom this year!  At least it's fun not being there!!!! :D


Amanda, over at Serenity Now, is hosting a super fun party!  She was feeling a little like she was missing out on Blissdom, so she decided to throw a party!  Isn't that fun for all of  us who aren't going to Blissdom either?
So we get to find some new friends, some new resources and encourage one another even if we aren't participating in Blissdom.  For those who don't know, Blissdom is a blogging convention, of sorts, with speakers, fun, and lots of partying and networking amongst bloggers.  Hey we can do that too, right?  So even though Amanda's party seems just a little bit like tooting my own horn, I decided to join in....and this is why.  Yesterday I blogged about my "why" and my purpose in blogging.  I don't really feel like a particular "niche" blog, just one that does exactly what the title implies.  I love to inspire.  I love to encourage, motivate, befriend, and share what life brings along.  I love to share recipes, helpful hints, some decorating ideas, and whatever else pops into my head, like Friday Fives...(y'all loved  those recently)...that's just the way I roll.
And the first reason that my blog rocks is YOU!!!!!!!!!!! My friends!    I was so encouraged and uplifted by each of you who left comments encouraging me to keep doing what I've been doing.  I don't fit into a particular niche, but you don't care......you keep coming back no matter how many ellipses I use or the number of exclamation marks or parentheses I incorrectly insert!  You guys are what keep me motivated and inspired to keep blogging!  I love that we all are different and yet feel a common thread that keeps us all interested in one another.




A second reason my blog rocks is that I try to use interesting pictures.  They are not necessarily my original pics, because y'all know I LOVE Google Images.  I try to give credit where credit is due, but I feel like pictures, used creatively, hold interest.  I am a very visual person, so I try to make my blog posts visually interesting.  Too much type and no pictures, and I tend to skim, and I miss things.  So, you will find fun pictures on my blog.

A third reason my blog rocks is that I speak of God, my salvation and the hope that I believe in by believing in God. I am motivated by that hope, by my faith, and I share it here.

A fourth reason my blog rocks is that I share some really good recipes here!  I will offer from time to time, tried and true recipes that work for me.  I don't like to work TOO hard when I cook, so when I find a recipe that is delicious AND easy, I am going to share it here!
And the fifth reason my blog rocks is that it is unpredictable...you never know what you might find. I don't really fit into a niche, so I don't particularly fall into any particular themes. Sometimes I join in parties, like this one, but often I just blog about whatever interesting thing that pops into my brain.  It may be a Southern Living at HOME idea, it may be a decorating idea, or a great recipe, or a helpful hint, or something I find in a magazine.......or about Lucie, or the quintuplets, or a friend.  So come back, because you'll never know what you'll find, except it is my hope that you leave inspired!!!!

 And a fifth reason that my blog rocks is that I occasionally do giveaways....I think it's really fun to make others happy!  I love great mail days, and I bet you do, too! So you never know when there might be a good giveaway!!!
So the party continues, over at Amanda's....go check it out. You'll be wanting to network and see just who rocks!!


32 comments:

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

hi there... been a follower for quite a while now and have to say that not only does your blog rock... but so do you!!!
many blessings
patricia

jerriann said...

Hi Suzanne, what a great idea. I would love to go to blissdom, someday maybe.

I think your blog rocks too and I think you rock.

Thanks for spreading the word, I'll head over there and check it out.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love that picture of the rocks looking at me. I don't think I fit into a blogging niche either. I'm going to go read your previous post. Yep! Your blog rocks! laurie

Julie Harward said...

I LOVED THIS..IT'S MY FEELING EXACTLY! I GUESS I'M A BIT SPUNKY BUT I WILL BE ME AND NOBODY ELSE. I LOVE TO BLOG ABOUT WHAT I WANT TO BLOG ABOUT AND WHEN I WANT TO DO IT. I DO NOT LIKE TO FOLLOW..DOING CERTAIN THINGS ON CERTAIN DAYS..TO ME THATS LIKE, WELL, I CAN'T BE ORIGINAL SO I'LL JUST COPY EVERYONE ELSE. IT WOULD BE SO SAD IF EVERYONE BLOGGED ONLY ABOUT PICTURE AFTER PICTURE OF DISHES FOR HECK SAKES! LOL..OK, I'LL BE QUIET NOW (HE HE) AND I'LL GO CHECK OUT THE PARTY..THANKS! COME SAY HI :D

Paula said...

Your blog rocks and so do you! I like that your blog has a little bit of everything and it is always something interesting. Enjoy the party!!

Lamp Tramp said...

Yes, so well put, Suzanne! I love all your reasons and they are all so true. Hace a great day!
xoxo!

Melissa said...

Fun list, and it sounds like you have a fun blog, too! I'm visiting from Amanda's party.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hey, Suzanne! Thanks so much for linking up. :) I didn't really like having to come up with ideas for this list, but I'm glad I did b/c it was nice to be positive about myself for once. ;)

I do love all the pictures you post...the rocks made me laugh! I also like your new banner. You write from the heart, and with honesty. I appreciate that. :)

(I fixed the title to your link for you) :)

Thanks again for linking up. I'd like to invite any of your readers who need an exercise in positive thinking to come link up too. ;)

Lisa said...

Yes Sue! Your blog does rock!!!
PS I absolutely love your new header! It's gorgoeous.

Renee @ AddMoreChocolate said...

A party in Nashville and I'm not going? Sigh... Your blog does rock, and so do you! (Wait til Hotlanta hears from us in a couple of weeks ).

I'm going to figure out these Linky-doo-dads one of these days...

Hugs,
Renee

April said...

You express yourself so well, Suzanne! Who rocks??? YOU do!!!

Wendy said...

Visiting from Amanda's party . . . you rock!

Darlene said...

I'm like you with blogging about whatever I want to....not a certain theme. I LOVE your blog and I'm so glad I "met" you through blogging!!!♥ You ROCK!!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Hi! I'm stopping over from Amanda's. Your blog totally rocks! Looking forward to getting to know you and blog better!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is great!! And I love your "rocks" pic!!

Cindy said...

Yep, lots of rockin' going on over here. With googly eyes. Doesn't get any better than that.

Lovely blog and beautiful header!

Keetha Broyles said...

I agree!! It's the BLOGGY FRIENDS that make this so much fun.

And those EYES all over those rocks - - - how FUN is that???

Richella said...

I'm proud that I can say that I already knew that you rock, Suzanne. You're wonderful!!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by!! I really like your ideas you have!! Thanks again! :)

Amy said...

Those google-eyed rocks are too cute :)

I'm hosting my first giveaway on my blog and wanted to invite you to stop by for a chance to win free fine art print(s):
http://theredchairblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/introducing-prairie-storms-prints-and.html

FrouFrouBritches said...

Your blog does rock girl! I love it! Can't wait to make those Valentine sugar cookies. They look delicious!

Beverly said...

Suzanne, you do rock and so does your blog. That's why I keep coming back. I learn things from you. You make me think. Your picture images are great, Your confession of your faith is inspiring and I could go on and on. Oh and I love your sugar cookie recipe and frosting.

Texas Preacher Woman said...

So true! So true! So true! You and your blog dooooooo rock and for all of the reasons you listed! (And that's why we all keep coming back! XO!)

Grins!
Pamm

Holly said...

Suzanne, I actually came over here yesterday and read this post, but got sidetracked by a small emergency and realized later that I never commented.
I appreciate your comments on my blog so much, and I plan to spend more time visiting you from now on. And now I'm off to find that sugar cookie recipe!

Xazmin said...

I love your little googly eyed rocks! Very clever!

And I love your blog all your reasons are reason's I'll be back again! Can't wait to read more!

newmami_rgv said...

Hello Texas gal! I'm from south texas as well. I think ur blog rocks... thanks for linkin'

Wendy said...

You have a great blog going here!

Visiting from Amanda's party!

the-potters-hand said...

Found your through Patty's party. Your blog does rock! Your description is similiar to mine...I don't have a "niche" blog, but more a compilation of real life and all it entails.

patty said...

thanks for blog-hopping with me and including a link (with such a great compliment-thanks!!) back to me! love your background, too, btw! :)

kimber said...

Nice to meet you via the Blessed Moon blog hopping party...I will be following, primarily for the recipes which I will collect and rarely ever actually cook. LOL

Tracy said...

Although this is my first time, I would say that your blog does rock. I am excited to see what the bliss-goers have to share with us! Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Blessings.

Kerri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a little late but I'm checking out yours tonight, looks and sounds great. I'll be back.
Kerri