Lately I have been kicking around the idea of reinstating one of my past series known as FITFS (Friday Following in the Footsteps). Each week I would choose a blog that touched my heart, inspired me, or plain just made me think. People I wanted to follow in the footsteps of.
That got me thinking about postings of yore. Then I got a message from da-AL who you will find here that she was impressed with how long I had been blogging.
Well you know what happens when the grey matter starts to stir. Next thing I am thinking, exactly when was my first post, who was my first comment and like, and what was it about?
December 19, 2010 I posted DATING BY THE LIGHT… I first became interested in blogging when a friend of my son’s suggested that I had such interesting stories about dating that I should write about them. It did not take long to realize that might not be such a good idea. What makes one chuckle in private does not do well in public. But it got me blogging.
There were also a lot of others who were all starting out the same time. It’s a fun place to be and I encourage anyone who even half thinks about blogging to come to WordPress and have a look around. Stay for awhile. You just might find yourself feeling right at home.
“Never let a day go by without a dream” Darlene Foster
My favorite series is the FITFS – that is Following in the FootSteps of my blogging heroes. These are all people I admire and in some way or really in many ways and would like to emulate them.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a Supermegawoman at least according to her grandson -“My grandson calls me “super-mega-woman-supreme” and finding out just a little about this amazing lady confirms the moniker is accurate.
According to the archives Darlene Foster first posted on her site June 19, 2010 and titled it “Hello Dreamers”. Darlene’s platform through much of her work is about dreaming, but not Just dreaming. Its about making dreams come true. One of her dreams, Hot Air Ballooning came true that very month.
Two days after that first foray into wordpress land Darlene announced publication of her first book Amanda in Arabia. See? A dreamer making her dreams come true. I don’t have to say it but I will – YOU INSPIRE!
Since then two other books have been published about Amanda – In Spain The Girl in the Painting and In England The Missing Novel. Now being for YA and I am definitely OA I had not read the books, however, after reading a couple of adult reviews I now have them on my list.
She is pretty modest about herself and says, “A bit about me. I am a writer of children’s stories, an employment counsellor, an ESL tutor, a wife, mother and grandmother. I love travel, reading, shoes, cooking, sewing, music, chocolate, walking on the beach and making new friends.”
Now before you get all excited about her perfection I must tell you she does have a quirk or two. It seems, and keep this just between you and I, her best friend is, well, oh I guess I just have to come out and say it – her best friend is Flat Ruthie. And not because she has no personality. I mean her best friend is FLAT.
Ya see what I am saying here? AND last summer she also hosted Andy the Traveling Armadillo, who I have mentioned previously but if you need a refresher just pop over here. So obviously our fave author here has, shall we say, a strange taste in friends although she seems to manage okay with those of the human species. So you are safe to pop over, have a look, say a little hello and get to know this incredible, incredible, woman. I have poached photos and words liberally and she has so much more to say and to show you. Awww I haven’t even mentioned recipes and…and….oh boy..
When it comes to awards I have been blessed many times. When it comes to blogging awards I have also been blessed.
Linda Cassidy Lewis at lindacassidylewis.com has awarded me the Liebster Award..meaning loved or beloved
And how can I not love that? Regardless of stats there are always a favorite few who are loyal in comments and sharing their own kind of wisdom. When I get an award I always graciously pass it on to those loyal few who comment regularly. There are so many more I regularly read and love and Lord knows there will be more..insatiable appetite I have..and I would like to share all of them with you..but then you could not possibly read them all without abandoning your own loyal following.
I have to apologize to others who have passed awards on to me. I went through a period of totally being overwhelmed so know I missed someone. (today I cleared out almost 4,000 emails from posts and bloggers that came in in the last month or so). Do let me know so I can credit you.
I can’t possibly give you a list of things you don’t know about me…damn my transparency but I can give you a list of folk to follow in addition to the addys above: (Many have already received awards and may want to pass. For the others I send you blessings and thank you for making my day that much brighter!)