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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blog it Forward!

I was editing my blog recently so that the most recent posts of all the blogs I'm following would show just below their blog names. I was floored to find out that I'm following a whopping 412 blogs in blogger's blog list widget alone. These are all listed on my right side bar.

This may or may not include all the blogs I subscribe to via email, or the ones I have subscribe to in various readers. I figure between all the blog following sources I have signed up for, I'm keeping track of well over 1,500 blogs! WOWIE WOW WOW! Am I an addict or what?!?

My name is Angela, and I'm a Blogoholic!

So many people have commented on my posts, stating how inspirational my words were to them or how they really needed to hear what I had to say. After seeing how many people I am following, as well as those who follow me, it hit me! Why not create a place dedicated to all those who inspire others, as well as a place where those needing a bit of inspiration can go to find it?

I absolutely love reading about other peoples lives -- their experiences, their opinions, their trials, their victories! I simply cannot get enough! In my comments, I love to inspire those who seem to need a bit of hope in their lives, offering empathy and advice to those who seek it.

Does this make me a nosey busy body? Maybe so . . . I don't know.

What I do know, however, is that I have met some extremely inspirational people in the blogging realm, and I have met quite a few that I have inspired with my stories, as well. For this, I am thankful!

So, I will continue to seek out and follow blogs to which I can relate, or those bloggers who I feel I can inspire in one way or another. So many people have left their footprints in my heart, and have affected my life tremendously with their selfless acts of kindness.

Blogging is my way of making my mark, and making this world a better place. By sharing the trials I have overcome, my humor, my inspiring stories, and receiving positive feedback from my blogging friends, I realize that my mission is being carried out.

I am "Blogging it Forward!" Are you?

  • Do you write to inspire others with your story?
  • Does it make your heart smile to know you have affected someone's life in a positive way?
  • Do you want more traffic to your blog from others seeking inspiration?
  • Do you want to make a positive difference in this world?


Here are the instructions to participate:


Blog it Forward!



  • Copy and Paste this button's code into your blog's sidebar
  • Comment here to let me know you are participating
  • Sign up on Mister Linky
  • Help spread the word by commenting on the inspirational blogs you read, urging the blog' owners to particapte, as well. :o)
  • Twitter this:

Attention Bloggers! Do you want to inspire the world? Sign up http://tiny.cc/BlogItForward541 to #BlogitForward

OR

Attention Bloggers! Do you want to inspire the world? Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/BlogItForward541 and join us to #BlogitForward!
  • Post on Facebook
  • Digg it
  • Stumble it
  • Post it everywhere you can
One person can make a difference! Each person signed up will inspire all their readers who, in turn, will inspire their own. The domino effect will make these inspirational accounts spread like wildfire! As a result, the selfless acts of kindness and inspiration, and the greater good principle will outshine the bad, therefore making this world a better place in which to reside.


Award Your Friends!

If you would like to award someone who has an inspirational blog, please follow the directions below:

  • Comment on their blog to let them know you have nominated them.
  • Add their Blog Name and Link in the Mister Linky Gadget.

Recipients:

Congratulations on your award! Now here is what you must do to Blog it Forward!

  1. Write a post about your new award, linking to the person who awarded it to you.
  2. Award 10 more bloggers who inspire you, and link to them in your post.
  3. Comment on their blog, directing the blog owner to this post, so they may copy the code and display it on their side bar. Here is the link: http://tiny.cc/BlogItForward541
  4. Your blog name and link should have been listed in Mister Linky by the person who nominated you.
  5. Comment here once you have done all of this so we can read your inspirational nominees' blogs.



Blog it Forward











1. Vicki~Reading At The Beach
2. Vicki~Beach Bum
3. Manuevering Motherhood
4. Anne
5. skshk4@gmail.com
6. Babasfarmlife
7. Jenjen@GottaLoveMom
8. SuperMommyToTheRescue
9. Chris @ Inspirational Insights
10. PW
11. Melodie
12. Melodie@Breastfeeding Moms Unite!
13. Katie - Peanut Sprout
14. Stephanie @ Mama Blooms
15. Robin @ A Balanced Life
16. Heidi
17. Shades of Bliss
18. JosiahsMommy
19. Carissa aka {GoodNCrazy}
20. Sweet Serendipity
21. Penelope
22. Karen ~Georgia Angel
23. Melissa
24. Thom

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33 comments:

Vicki June 11, 2009 at 4:29 PM  

This is a great idea! Count me it!

Reading At The Beach

Vicki June 11, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

I've added your button to my other blog as well. Hope lots of bloggers join in!

Beach Bum

Miss Behavin June 11, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

What a wonderful idea. I am going to post the button to my sidebar right now.

Thanks, Angela!

Maneuvering Motherhood

Karen ~Georgia Angel June 11, 2009 at 6:34 PM  

Hi, this is a great idea. I've bookmarked this post so that I can come back the next time I make updates on my blog.

Melodie June 11, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

I love this idea. I'm going to sign up after I install Mr. Linky. And I plan to blog about this very subject next week. Thank you so much for being an inspiration.

chicamom85 June 11, 2009 at 7:11 PM  

I think you are a very kind and inspirational person and I am greatful to have met you in the "world of blogs"

Anne

Shelly June 11, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

Great post. I had someone ask me today, "who are these people who blog? Why does anyone care?" And I told her I had a blog and I love reading other's blogs. Then I saw your post and I agree exactly. I guess some people just don't get it.

stacie June 12, 2009 at 12:02 AM  

i am going to work on this over the weekend. Well before the weekend is up! aa

Arlan Berglas June 12, 2009 at 6:15 AM  

Angela,

The Pass It Forward Movement wants to help you www.aunitedworld.org/blog.asp

Keep Passing it Forward!

pam June 12, 2009 at 6:22 AM  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.

I think this is a great idea!!

shelley June 12, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

hi angela,
thanks so much for stopping by the other day and for your sweet message! i have added this button to my playground princess blog since i have a blogroll there! of course you know i'm right up there with the inspirational blogs, since that is my "mojo!" i'm making a blog button up for "wonderful playground wednesday" with hopes of getting some stories of great accessible playground around the country. I'm in the process of redesigning the site, so stop by in the next few days and let me know what you think and pick up the new buttons!if you ever want a "guest" blogger let me know i'd love to help you and spread the "inspirational" word!
hugs,
shelley
http://theplaygroundprincess.blogspot.com/
http://iamstillstandingafterallthistime.blogspot.com/

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom June 12, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

Made a lot of wonderful people thru the blogosphere myself!

Baba June 12, 2009 at 3:11 PM  

I have the button up. Sounds wonderful!

Lori June 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comment. It does look like we have a lot in common. I will be back! =)

Stacie June 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

I added this to my side bar. Now I will blog it!! Have a great Monday!

Stacie June 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

By the way I am leaving you with 2 awards! Stop by my blog and pick them up shortly!

Renee June 15, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

Hello, Fortress Mother! Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the follow. You made my day. :)

Chris June 16, 2009 at 3:54 AM  

count me in! i grabbed the button and will blog about it soon!

http://chrisamador.blogspot.com

PW June 16, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

I got the button, and posted it on my site, and added my name to Mr. Linky. Not sure if Mr. Linky is working so here's my info.

PW

http://pw-therealme.blogspot.com/

Melodie June 18, 2009 at 12:54 AM  

I've joined and my blog post linking back to you goes up tomorrow!

Stephanie- Mama Blooms June 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

I'd always hesitated to blog, as I figured no one would be interested in what I had to say. But through your blog and others, I realize we all have a story to tell, and I found the courage to begin telling mine.

Thanks for an awesome idea!

Robin @ A Balanced Life June 18, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

Please count me in. This is a wonderful idea.

Heidi June 19, 2009 at 7:43 AM  

Great Idea!

I wrote a post yesterday on the big differences a little good deed can make and then saw Melodie's post at Breastfeeding Central about this blog ring and was inspired to join in!

Beth June 19, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

I'm in! Thanks for suggesting.

JosiahsMommy June 19, 2009 at 9:26 PM  

This is a great idea. I just posted the button on my blog.

Sweet Serendipity June 22, 2009 at 8:58 AM  

Hi Angela,
Thank you for coming by my blog and following and letting me know about your idea. I'm totally up for this :D

I'm following and have tweeted and added your button on my sidebar. I'll be passing the word on.

Thanks,
Melissa @ Sweet Serendipity
http://eclecticschooling.blogspot.com/

Penelope June 23, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

Where do I put blogs that inspire me? That is a great idea!

~Penelope

http://penelopesoasis.blogspot.com/

Mom's Fortress of Solitude June 23, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

Hey Penelope:

Thanks for asking this question. I've been wanting to add an award to give out to others for quite some time, now. You just lit the fire under my rear end to get it done. lol

Please go back to the original post, and scroll down for directions in adding a blog that inspires you. Be sure to award the blog recipient with the award button. :o)

Angela

Anissa June 24, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

I just added the widget to my sidebar! Thanks Angela for inviting me!

Anissa
http://specialneedskidslosetheirrights.com/

Melissa July 11, 2009 at 8:56 PM  

Thank you for sharing! I've added this to my blog.

http://whattheharry.typepad.com

SquirrelQueen September 11, 2009 at 10:56 PM  

This is a fun idea. I just posted and linked by here.
SQ

Betsy (zen-mama.com) August 21, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

Thanks, I know it's a few months since you started but I'm glad to join all of you. The Button will be on with my next post. BTW I am a blogaholic as well!!

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Angela McCoy is a freelance writer/editor, military wife and work at home mom (WAHM) to four boys with special needs. Her writing encompasses a myriad of topics -- Autism, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Cystinosis, Fanconi's Syndrome, kidney transplant, and more -- influenced by her two teenagers and seven-year-old twins. She considers writing to be therapeutic and utilizes her skills to counsel and inspire her readers. Angela is a quick-witted, 'no holds barred,' tell it like it is' humorist who has learned that laughter truly is the best antidote to life's adversities.

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