Choose Joy 2015 ⋆ Sandy’s P.O.V.

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Choose Joy 2015


For many of you following me at Sandy’s P.O.V., you didn’t know me in my past blog life when I was blogging at Uncompromising!.   I posted a lot of personal stuff and about my faith.  I was reading a lot of Christian blogs and I found this blogger, Sara (click to see her website), who just spoke to my heart.

Unfortunately, I was reading her posts at the very end of her life.  She was 38 years old and living with a disease called ankylosing spondylosis. Interestingly enough, I had a friend who was living with A.S. as well.  But my friend, Phyllis, wasn’t really living.  She was willing herself to die and on 12/31/2010 she did.

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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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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.

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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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