Saturday, November 6, 2010

Celebrating Blog Friendships Blog Hop


One year ago I took a wonderful class with Shimelle called "Blogging for Scrapbookers" . It was one of the best classes I ever took, I learned a lot from Shimelle but I also learned a lot from my classmates. It was a group of smart, talented and inspiring ladies and I enjoyed reading their blogs and thinking what I want for my blog, where my little adventure in the blogging world is going. I added quite a few new blogs to my Google Reader and continued to follow my new online friends.

When I saw that Lizzie is organizing this blog hop to celebrate the blog friendships I immediately said - take me, please. I knew I wanted to be part of this. But as initial excitement calmed down I started to think - what exactly I am going to write about?? I almost sent another email to Lizzie saying - oops, sorry, I really don't have anything to say. But I didn't. Instead I decided that online friendships need to be celebrated. Sometimes our blog readers are the only people that hear our thoughts that we can't share with anyone else.

To celebrate the blog friendships I decided that every few weeks I will share with my blog readers about one blogger that I follow. I will call those posts "From my Google Reader". Some of them are my friends, some of them are my online friends, most of them don't know anything about me. I will start with my friend that I met first in Stacy Julian's "Library of Memories" class in 2007. She is a wonderful, kind and very caring person. Her name is Carrie and you will find her at her blog "Through the Camera Lens". Not always we can find time to meet (but we always enjoy it when we can), but always when her blog pops in my Google Reader I know - I am up for a treat. Sometimes it is one of her beautiful layouts, sometimes it's a new recipe (always accompanied with pictures that make you hungry), sometimes it's a story . There are always cupcakes, lots of cupcakes! And I can no forget about the photographs. I love her pictures and I know you will love them too.

That's it for the first installment of the "From my Google Reader" feature :) If you can find some time to explore Carrie's blog, leave her some love.

Your letter for the prize phrase is "E". From here you are going to visit Karen at Random Reflections.
If you are lost you can always go back to the the start of the blog hop here.

26 comments:

  1. i love carrie's blog too, she is wonderful,
    Jo xxxx

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  2. What a cool idea for a blog series!

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  3. I love the idea of "from my google reader" posts.

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  4. What a GREAT idea! I do something similar = but it's your "typical" links to a bunch of neat things. I love the idea of slowing it down and highlighting one. So good to get to know you!

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  5. It's been lovely to meet you today, I plan to come back for a longer visit once the hop has finished :-)

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  6. An inspired idea Maya! And a great first choice - I've been getting to know Carrie too and I always enjoy her blog very much indeed.

    It's been a pleasure getting to know you over the past year, admiring your pages and enjoying your thoughtful comments. Here's to many more years of brilliant blogging! x

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  7. Ah, Maya, I'm so pleased you didn't change your mind, but got brave and joined in. This is a great post and I really love your clever blogging idea - I will look out for your special "Google Reader" posts!

    I'm glad I found your blog, Maya. I enjoy reading about your family, ideas etc and seeing the wonderful and inspiring scrap pages you create. I remember being so excited when I saw that you had 2 layouts in the last S.I. Book! I was thrilled to bits for you (and they were lovely scrap pages too).

    I like your colour sense and your use of patterns in your scrapping designs. You're one of my favourite scrappers, as well as a blog friend. So glad we met!

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  8. Love your idea for "From my Google Reader" - a great way to share some of the blogs you enjoy with others. It's nice to meet you through this blog hop! :o)

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  9. I think making a feature of talking about your favourite bloggers is a lovely idea! :)
    Gayle xx

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  10. I'm glad you stayed in the hop! I just checked out the link to Carrie's recipe. Baked potato soup sounds delicious! xx

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  11. What a lovely post, and a lovely idea! You've reminded me that at some point I'd like to start a 'Blog of the week' series, thank you :-)

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  12. What a great idea, and I'll be back to check out the rest of the "from my google reader" posts.

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  13. Love the "from my google reader" idea... that's fun... I'll be back to see more!

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  14. i can't wait to read more on your google reader series!

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  15. I love your post and all the highlighted links!

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  16. Your "from my google reader" is genius!! Loved visiting your blog and I'll be back as I subscribed!
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely post!

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  17. How thoughtful to feature other bloggers, I must try this!

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  18. Hi Maya, It seems as though we were in an online class eons ago; it's nice to reconnect with you. You have a great scrapping style.

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  19. Neat idea. Love that we can keep the sharing going by telling our followers about others we follow.

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  20. Wonderful idea Maya! Your such a sweetheart, glad you came over to SE!!

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  21. Thanks for the blog recommendation, its always great to find fantastic new blogs to follow (like yours!).
    I'm so glad I took part in the blog hop too, its been lots of fun :)
    Nat x

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  22. oo what a great idea love your blogg will certainly be back x

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  23. I love this post! Love the idea of featuring a favourite blog on your own. This is one I may steal! This was my first visit to your blog but I'll be back!

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  24. Hello , just popping over to say hi,I missed the blog hop and it looks like it was a lot of fun !x

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  25. Lovely to meet you. From my reader sounds a lovely idea.

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