Celebrating Women for the Real World

The World of Blogging

I can’t believe that SuZan and I have been blogging for almost a year. When we ventured out into the blogosphere, we had certain ideas and goals regarding what we wanted to accomplish. We have been successful to a certain extent as far as achieving this. One thing that we weren’t expecting was that we would meet such wonderful people. We don’t think of you all as “people who visit our blog”, we think of you as friends.

What do I base this on? Well, when Cat and her family were displaced due to Katrina, I felt for her and her family. Now her husband is facing a tough recovery due to a motorcycle accident. Sometimes I read her posts and cry. I feel her pain.

Then there’s Merritt. SuZan, Merritt and I seem to be on the same plane in so many ways. Our kids are about the same age, so we can relate to the “teenager stories”. Often times I’ll be doing something and think “What would Merritt do?”. I think if she lived close, we’d probably be getting together often.

Somehow we found TKW. Our “momma duck” is very witty. I fell in love with her down to earth outlook on being a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a contributing member to society. It was a privilege to meet her at the “Blogger Blow Out” in Austin. I feel like I know her and her family and often wish that I could call her up and offer to baby sit so she could just get away. No one appreciates how difficult being a “stay at home mom” is until they’ve done it. Sometimes a girl just needs to get away.

Through Mamma Duck, we found Kami. Kami is full of energy and life. At the same time she is very compassionate and knows that it’s important to stop and smell the roses. I love to visit her blog and enjoy getting to know her. The other day she posted about wishing she could take away the pain from everyone that’s hurting. Kami, you do. Every time I read one of your witty posts, I smile. Smiling and laughter is good for the soul.

At the Blogger Blow Out, we met so many new people. Our blog roll has grown. It is very cool to be able to put names with faces. Of course, just like I’m not known at Sheri to my kids’ friends (I’m M’s mom, or J’s mom, or G’s mom, or SuZan’s friend – which is very cool); when I refer to our blogging buddies I’ll say “Football Widow, or Random Ramblings, or Rant & Ravin, or The Lumins.” There are so many more bloggers that we love, love, love! Take a look at our blog roll. Between SuZan and I, we try to visit each of you daily. Every single one of those blogs over there are awesome!

What’s the point of this post? The point is to thank you to our faithful readers. Not just readers, but friends. Know that we think of you all as our friends. We laugh with you, we cry with you, we hurt for you, we get mad at the people that hurt you, but first and foremost, we’re here for you! Thanks for visiting us. You all are a big part of our day!


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  1. * Kami says:

    Darn you. You got me all teary.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  2. * Carrie says:

    What Kami said. What a beautiful post! Ya’ll still up for girly night this weekend? 🙂

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  3. * Mama C says:

    Aw! I feel left out! I’m not on the blogroll. sniff sniff.

    However, I do agree with you that we get to know each other thru blogworld and it does seem like we have lots of friends. I find it comforting to read other blogs.

    Happy blog birthday!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  4. * Jana says:

    Great post! Blogging has been such a great way for me to interact with other people and be part of something fun, but also such a blessing to be able to pray for people in need, to share joys and sorrows, to offer words of encouragement. Even if we never meet in person, I consider you friends!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  5. * TBG says:

    The blog world has been a wonderful place to meet other fabulous woman!

    What a great post!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  6. * Henny says:

    I for one came here to find freinds and that’s just what happened when I found yall. Hope to have yall around for at least another year, what’ll say?

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  7. * Sheri & SuZan says:

    Delaine-oooo, shame on us. I visit your blog all the time. We’ll have to get you up there daggum it.

    Henny-You bet we’ll be around for another year!

    Jana-You were one of the first bloggers that visited us regularly. I feel lost when I can’t make it to your blog.

    Carrie-girls night-you betcha.


    TBG-we have met so many great people by blogging.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  8. * aka_Meritt - www.coffeetalking.blogspot.com says:

    Awww… thanks!

    Well even though we DONT live close I do hope to meet you both ‘someday’. The way I end up moving and travelling all over the USA it’s quite possible!!!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  9. * Mainline Mom says:

    This really is a great post! I wish I could have met y’all in Austin, but maybe I will get to meet all these awesome bloggers in Dallas this fall!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  10. * MommyMe says:

    So glad I took that leap into the world of blogging. I’m forever changed because of great friends like ya’ll.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  11. * The Kept Woman says:

    GAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWDDDD! If only I still lived in Houston…you’d never have uttered those words!!! 😉

    We love you too, you two!!!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  12. * Nancy says:

    I’m glad to have “met” y’all too. Btw… I’ve still got a lot of hurricane food left. I could use a teenager or three to help finish it off………..

    Come to think of it, we’ve only got about 5/6 weeks till hurricane season again….

    Never mind.

    PS: Walgreens has some flashlights that you just wind up (kinetic energy recharge) and they’re supposed to shine for an hour after a minute of winding.

    We bought 2.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  13. * Kelly says:

    You hit the nail on the head Ladies! Happy Blog Anniversary – you two are pretty amazing yourselves!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  14. * Drama Mama says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary…..

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  15. * Lucky Lum says:

    And you’re such a big part of our lives too!!

    Cheers ladies!!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago
  16. * Football Widow says:

    You guys rock! I love coming and reading. Your posts are always so real and entertaining. I’m glad I found you through Kami!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 11 months ago

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