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Friday, May 1, 2009

Beautiful Blogging Party

     Celebrating blogging????? I am in!!!!! Six months ago I was a reader, a passive blogger, the thought of leaving a comment was still a thought not an action.  In October the store I worked at  full time  for seven years closed.  We were told in August.  I knew I was going to have a hard time finding work.  But, I looked at it as an opportunity.  I wanted to start a blog, open an etsy shop and still have time to find a job.  After a month and seats were still open to Silver Bella I could attend that too.  I remember telling my husband and he was like  "oh yeah, sure and who is going to read this blog?"  I don't know I thought, but I have that build it and they will come attitude.  So, Party on!!!! Here I am.  It is a party everyday I look to see it there are any comments.....and I always pay a visit back to whoever leaves me a comment and I comment back.  
     To me blogging is like looking at life through rose colored glasses.  I can share the good things and only read the positive things I can relate, too.  Sure, there are causes out there, but blogging is my escape.  It is the chance to live the beautiful life I read about in Alexandra Stoddard's book.   The first line of her book reads:  "Making the things you do every day as beautiful and pleasurable as possible is a way to live a happy life.  Yet many of us don't seem to do this".  I might have lost some of you there.  You make think--life is not always rosy.  I am not saying it is, but our attitude and what we concentrate and focus on can help us achieve an overall feeling of happiness.   Blogging is a way to live a beautiful life and I am in it and not a wanna be anymore.   That is the achievement I am celebrating today.  I am so glad you joined me in this celebration.
     In five posts I will be celebrating my 100th post.  Please, come back to leave a comment on my official Everything's Rosy post to enter or better yet start following me to enter.  I will leave you with my most favorite quote, also found in Alexandra Stoddard's book: Living a Beautiful Life.

To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.         Samuel Johnson

38 comments:

kana said...

Geralyn,

Congrats on reaching 100! I have only been at it since Jan 1. I agree with you, blog land is a great place to visit, make friends and find creative ideas!!

anna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll come back to celebrate your 100 . Let's have a blogging party!I'm in! Kisses from Italy.

Debby said...

Congrats to you on reaching 100. I found you through the blogging party. So next to visit and meet new friends.
Debby

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Geralyn!!!!
I always LOVE to come to your parties! Heck, I come everyday, party or not! ;)
I love your positive attitude of "everything's rosey"...you are such an inspiration to me everyday!!!!
Let me continue with the 'meet & greet' going on...I'll be back soon!
everything vintage

YSLGuy said...

I love reading your blog!!

I felt the same way when I started blogging, and its mind blowing to see people comment on my blog

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Your blog is delightful Geralyn. Glad you decided to start blogging. And you are already reaching a milestone... Happy 100th post.
Sonia

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Congrats on your 100 posts!
Isn't it wonderful?


~ Gabriela ~

Carla said...

I think you are right, I think each of us should try to make every day beautiful. we'd have a much happier life. I look forward to celebrating with you your 100th post!
c (of leafdays.com)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

This has just been the best blog party ever! I have found so many new
people that I was unaware of(my loss!!) Glad to meet you!!!

m ^..^

Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Blogging is a beautiful experience.

Nancy

Samantha said...

What a great post Geralyn! Very inspiring! I really need to start posting on mine...I'm such a chicken!
Have a beautiful day!

Lorrie said...

Alexandra Stoddard is one of my favourite authors on living a beautiful life.

I'm happy to have met you through Joy's blogging party - I'll be back to visit again!

Lorrie

jeanne said...

Hello Geralyn, I am happy to meet you. I love and agree with your reasons for blogging. I love your "and they will come" attitude. congrats on nearly 100 posts. Keep on blogging!!!

Hugs...Jeanne

dragonflydreamer said...

Thank you for the invitation to my very first blogging party. I almost didn't attend as my little design blog is so new and didn't have anything pretty to wear. My awesome son fixed that just before the sun came up and I squealed with delight to see what he "whipped up at the last minute." I was so happy about the party that it completely took my mind off of being so sick and I set out to write my welcome post and fell asleep with it open. I woke to find that I was going to be late to the party so I finished up and rushed over to Joy's and am so happy I decided to attend. Thank you for finding my original blog and leaving me such sweet comments filled with encouragement and inspiration to follow my dreams. I love your blog, your positive attitude and of course your beautiful creations.

char72 said...

It seems everybody is reluctant to start blogging. I know I was, and like me you and so many have found it a wonderful creative outlet and great place to meet lots of wonderful people.
Happy Party Day!
Charlotte

Sares said...

Your 100th post, how exciting. Mine is just around the corner, I have about 25 more to go! I love to meet bloggers that haven't been at this very long. It can be a bit intimidating sometimes to follow and comment on a site that has 100, 300, or 700 followers.
My Mom is also a twin, you can find them anywhere! Have a great day and enjoy the rest of the party.

Cathy said...

Hi Geralyn,

I just found your blog through Joy's party and you have a beautiful and inspiring blog! I will be back to visit often. It's nice to meet you!

Cathy ♥

Trisha Evans said...

What a charming blog! I enjoyed my visit!

Trisha Evans
a vintage white

msartist said...

My circumstances similar to yours with loss of good paying job and creating a blog and new direction for my career! Hats off to you for 100! Two reasons to celebrate~ Happy blogging. I will drop by again and do come visit mine :)
msartisttheresahuse.blogspot.com
~Theresa

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Geralyn,
Great post! You made me giggle to myself with your telling of your conversation with your husband about starting your blog. I still remember the night I asked my husband over two years ago "what is a blog"? Who would've known! Glad to have found you. Happy weekend!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Geralyn ~ I truly enjoyed reading your blogging post. I see you are a fan of Marie (aren't we all!) and of Alexandra Stoddard. I love her books. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am putting you on my blogs to read now! ~Stacy~

Lori said...

Nice blog! My kind of place! Not sure if you stopped by mine--it's a scrapbooking/paper arts and comments about life in general kind of place. If you feel like stopping by, here's the addy:
http://scrapmomsmusings.blogspot.com

Charli and me said...

Hello Geralyn, It's nice to meet you. Blogland is a nice place to make friends. That is what I like about it the most.Congratulations on reaching your 100 post.

MaygreenFairies said...

I've really enjoyed visiting your blog. I look forward to my next visit. Mandy x

Ingrid Mida said...

Geralyn,
Beautifully said. Congrats on your 100th post!

Tiedupmemories said...

A big congrats to you Geralyn!I bet hubby is quite immpressed on how many people read your blog huh!Hats off to you...to many more posts!
Tracy

Bella Dreams said...

Hi Geralyn! I was glad that I got my computer up and running so that I could participate today. Love your blog! I'll be back often.
Denise

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, Geralyn,
That was such a lovely and well thought out post. I enjoyed reading it and totally agree. Congrats on your upcoming 100th post. An accomplishment indeed. I have always lived my life wearing rose colored glasses. In my opinion, it is the only way to go!
Maureen

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hi Geralyn,
Cangrats on the 100th post of your beautiful blog....and thank you for your kind comments. I see that our pictures portray the same message, just different eras. I enjoyed my visit and I love your positive attitude.

Best Wishes,
Kay

Gayla said...

Your blog is beautiful!!!! Thanks for coming by mine. I'm finally posted for the party... I will be back to yours!!!!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Geralyn,

I love this post! I believe that everyday should be a celebration, even in the simplest of things. I love the quote from Alexandra Stoddard too! This party is so fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment:)

Blessings,

Kim

Amisha said...

You really echoed the sentiments of creative bloggers, very eloquently. I really enjoyed your blog.

Shabby Chic Junk said...

Here's to 100. I enjoyed stopping by today for the party. I'm a newbie it will be a long time before I reach 100 but when I do your invited.
Debra

Smilingsal said...

A positive attitude counts toward a happier life. I agree that blogging is a celebration of that which is good!

With #100 fast approaching, you've made lemonade our of the lemons of a job loss. Good for you!

Linda B said...

Hello Geralyn! It is so nice to meet you through Joy's party. I agree with your sentiments about blogging and am thrilled to know that I'm not the only one that thinks that way. Stop by and say "hi" some time:)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Geralyn...fun reading about your views on blogging! Blogging is such a fun escape and I learn so much! :-) Congrats on approaching 100 posts! Susan

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Geralyn! Congrat's on reaching 100! Whoo Hooo!!! I wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party!! I hope you enjoyed the event and also enjoyed meetings lots of new bloggers. Have a beautiful week ~ Joy

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