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Happy Thanksgiving And Blogs I Am Most Thankful For

By Char

Courtesy of www.printables4kids.comFor all my readers in the US, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday. I hope you stay safe, enjoy the company of others and eat some really great food!

I started my blogging adventure 5 months ago today and can not believe how much I have learned and how many cool bloggers I have met in the process. The following is my official Thank You to all who have brought me this far and I look forward to a long, happy blogging existence!

  • V-Grrrl – Inspiration #1 when she asked me to help her set up a blog in Aug. 2005. This blogger is one talented writer who I have had the pleasure of working with for many years.
  • Energize Me – Inspiration #2 when she asked me to help her set up her blog in Spring 2006. Gail has been a client of mine for almost a decade and is one major ball of energy and motivation.
  • BusinessBlogWire – Thanks Easton for teaching me the art of Blogtipping!
  • Successful Blog – Oh, Liz! You have taught me the importance of conversation and finding your writing voice!
  • MomGadget – Thank you Gayla for creating such a great forum for bloggers to share ideas and for your friendship!
  • Work at Home Blog – Angela’s tips and commentary on how she makes it work are inspiring.
  • Lorelle on WordPress came to my rescue and answered a question I had posted. Thank you for your comprehensive resources on WordPress!
  • Copyblogger - Thank you Brian for teaching us how to maximize the bang for our buck when it comes to writing on the web!
  • Tony at Success from the Nest – all I can say is thank you for the wonderful illustrations that go along with your words of wisdom. They truly set you apart.
  • Leah at Working Solo – Thank you for all the great tips and tidbits at your blog. Did I mention I love the new look?
  • Robyn and I discovered that we are just too alike! Thanks for the ongoing conversation and giggles.
  • Converstations – Thank you for your posts that reassure me that I am on the right track (no pun intended).
  • Wendy at eMoms at Home can read my mind and seems to know what I need to be working on! Thanks!
  • Thanks to TechZ for teaching me to stumble-upon and all the nice comments.
  • Blogopreneur gets a thank you for recognizing work at home moms and getting the conversation going.
  • And I have learned quite a bit from John Chow about different monetizing techniques, tools, and places to eat if I am ever in Canada.

Thanks again to all these bloggers! You all have so much to contribute to the blogosphere. I would also like to express my gratitude to anyone not mentioned here who took the time to leave me a comment on my blog – I hope I have been able to teach you something, help you become more productive, or made you laugh a bit.

Happy Thanksgiving ALL.



Thank you too, Char! Over here in Singapore there isn’t so much going on about thanksgiving, but I can feel it from here as I read the blogs I read everyday, since most of the authors are from US anyway ;)

Its great work you are doing here! Keep it up!


Aww Thanks to you too Char! When I first encountered you, something inside just told me you were good people! You’ve proven to the just that and then some! I feel so very blessed to have been given my writing voice that makes others like YOU want to join up in this effort with me.

I’m such a chicken in doing things alone – so it just thrills me beyond belief to have someone like to go it with me.

Thank YOU!

Wishing YOU and your little family a VERY happy and safe holiday.


Char – Thanks so much for including me with such a wonderful group of blogs. I truly appreciate having you as a reader, blog neighbor, and friend.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!


Char, I sure appreciate you and your willingness to step out on a limb. You’re not only on the right track, but leading the way!

What a great group – and I’m honored to be among those you’ve mentioned.

Many blessings in your work and your home.


Very glad you decided to blog, and am proud to say I know you!


Happy T’Giving to you and yours


Thanks to all of you! You have helped me learn so much about blogging.


Thanks Char for being a great on-line conversationalist and for being a woman who understands that technology is at its best when it is human :-)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving


Well thank you yourself! We are too much alike!

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