Saturday…eh…Sunday Six


I’m playing along with Patrick’s Place while I’m on vacation in California.  So, please forgive the delay.

1. Do you do a newsletter or email subscription for your blog, and why or why not?

I don’t do a newsletter for my blogs.  I have a hard enough time keeping up with the both of them and definitely don’t have time to do a newsletter too.

2. Of the people you recall who have commented on your blog some time in the past six months, how many have you met in person?

I’ve met probably 1/3 of them in person.  I’ve had some contests, so there are a lot of people that I don’t even know visiting and commenting on the blogs.

3. Of that same group of people, how many have you ever spoken to by phone?

Probably the same, 1/3.

4. Do you feel that your blog has helped build your social media network, or that your social media network has helped build your blog?

I would say that my social media network has helped building my blog.  I’ve worked on building it with a lot of groups that help each other build their blog numbers up.

5. How many people in your social media network do you know from a face-to-face conversation?

That’s probably a pretty small number.  I’m amazed at how large my network is now and it’s no where near some bloggers.

6. If you had to guess, what percentage of people in your social media network would you say have ever set “virtual foot” on your blog?

I would have to say that would be a small number.  With Google+ and Twitter, most of those people don’t ever get over to the blog and that’s where my largest numbers come from.

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Arrr…it’s not just for pirates anymore


I’m playing along with Patrick’s Place today for Saturday Six.  Join me!

1. R is for RACONTEUR: Who in your family is the greatest storyteller, and have you ever considered doing a blog post about that person?

I think the greatest storyteller in our family is my dad.  Not only does he have pretty cool police stories, he has neat stories about his childhood.  I haven’t ever considered doing a story on my dad, although I’ve talked about him in posts before.

mom and dad

2. R is for RAGMATICAL: Of the locations you frequent, where do you normally see the most out-of-control children?

 I think I see the most out-of-control children at Starbucks, but especially when I’m there trying to read a book for school, where I need to read for comprehension.  It drives me nuts.

3. R is for RANCID: How old is the oldest item in your refrigerator?

The oldest thing in our refrigerator is probably some kind of condiment.  There’s not much over a year old because we just moved a little over a year ago.

4. R is for REFUND: Do you generally bank a tax refund, spend it on something new, or use it to pay down your bills?

We do generally bank our tax refund and use it for something big.  We’ve paid off our credit debt and gone on vacations before.  This year we are using it to go on a 22-day road trip from San Diego, California to Portland, Oregon to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

5. R is for REGIUS: If you had the chance to meet one of the following, which would you be more likely to choose: the U.S. President, the King or Queen of England, or the Pope?

I think I would like to meet the Pope.  While I’m not Roman Catholic, I think that Pope Francis is a fascinating man and I’d like to know more about him personally.

6. R is for ROOM: Which room of your home is your favorite and why?

I like our living room when all the windows are thrown open and the cool spring or fall air is flowing through it.  Give me a cup of coffee and a good book and I’m all set.


10+ Years of Marriage

Please go over and see my interview with Sherri at God Life Happy Wife today to kick off her 10+ Club.  I am a proud 10+ Club Wife!  Scott and I will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year.  If you want to know what we’re going to do to celebrate it and my advice for married couples, go read now!


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I am a Proud 10+ Club Wife!

I am so very honored to be named the first 10+ Club Wife by Sherri over at God Life Happy Wife.  Please head over to her blog today to read what it’s all about.

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Five Minute Friday: Write

Today’s Five Minute Friday prompt from Lisa-Jo Baker is WRITE. I have to write for five minutes on that topic.

write, heart, scribe

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I’m just starting to like this writing-thing that I do on my blogs.  The group of 4 other bloggers that meet together to discuss ideas, layouts, blog names, and other accomplishments has made me more accountable and stronger in the blogging experience.

These girlfriends I have invite each other to share giveaways and promote one another.   They poll each other for blog post fodder.  We all laugh and cry and support each other.  Just like girlfriends in this life should.  The first people I told about a blogging win were my blogging girlfriends.  I know two of them from college and one of the other girls introduced the other two and we’ve never met.  And instead of being jealous of the others’ wins, we love and congratulate.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
John 15:12-15

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