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Thank You, Thank You!

Blogging hasn't seemed very worthwhile the last few days. After all, I thought, does anyone actually read this? I'm not writing this for money. There are zillions of better blogs out there. No one clicks my crappy ads or posts my button (it's too darn big!) or nominates me for a BlogHer award or to be featured on SITS or follows me, and why would they? LambAround sucks! There are more productive things I could be doing, like working on that book I've been trying to write since...well...too long ago to admit. My house is trashed, (Sexy Nerd's beer brewing doesn't help) my head is congested from allergies, (I hate New Mexico sooo much right now!) and we had an insanely busy/short-handed week at work (spring break at a pediatric dental office is not fun, especially when 2 of the 4 other employees call in because of horrible family emergencies). I was ready to let LambAround sit idle for a few days (weeks? months?). Then, I signed on and read this comment:

Amber said...


I have checked out your blog a few times before, but this is the post that has won me over and turned me into a button-displaying regular reader!

The anxiety, I haz it too.

Great post!
That is exactly what I needed to hear right now! It was even on a post that I almost didn't write - it seemed too personal, like people would be less likely to read my blog if I posted it. My mom used to encourage me to write, but was always appalled/embarrassed/furious whenever I wrote anything even remotely personal. I went back and read the comments that all you wonderful people have left. There were more than I expected! I decided to make a list of everyone who has commented.


If I could go back, I wouldn't have used such an inky pen. Or, crazy thought, since I planned to type the list, I would have just typed it to begin with!

So much ink! It's on the light switches! It's on the kitchen counter! It's EVERYWHERE!

So, to sum up the sappiest post you'll ever see me write, thank you so, so much to everyone who reads this blog. It may seem a little silly, but it means a lot to me. I'm not the social type by any stretch of the imagination. How I ended up with a job where I have to answer the phone every day blows my mind! I guess you could say LambAround is my way of interacting with others. I'd like to say an extra-special thank you to the people who have left comments, listed below (also, I will try to add a link to each persons site within the next few days!):
  1. Sarah
  2. Amanda
  3. Meg
  4. Gena
  5. Sarah P
  6. Stacy
  7. Maile
  8. Tina Lane
  9. Stacie
  10. desertscope
  11. Reeni (there should be a little heart at the end of this name, but I'm not sure how to type it!)
  12. Carrie
  13. Kristen
  14. Danielle
  15. Holly
  16. Melissa
  17. Amber
  18. $treSs-SuNsh!ne-St3ph! (I hope I typed this right! It's a tricky one!!)
  19. bren
  20. The Daydreamer
  21. Spicie Foodie
  22. Jessica
  23. Post Grad Hair Cut
  24. Cinnamon-Girl
  25. Mizzsharon
  26. bananas
  27. Annie
  28. Deb
  29. Elisa@Globetrotting in Heels
  30. Lauren Jean
  31. Blue~Flame
  32. masoodmemon
  33. Elizabeth Mayhew (this one kinda counts and kinda doesn't count)(She's going to get a special post as soon as I get off my lazy behind!)
  34. pumpkinpie
  35. Damaris
  36. Gina@MoneywiseMoms
  37. Martha's Menagerie
  38. Kim
  39. Carrie@LaughLoveEatIceCream (love the name...this and the other long ones are a bit of a pain when writing out a list of names by hand though. LOL)
  40. Taylor@TheUndomesticMamma (another blogger guilty of having a super-long name. Gotta love it)
  41. Hope Chella
  42. Debbie in Nashville
  43. jan~tomatobaby
  44. Romy
  45. New Mommy!!! (congratulations!)
  46. jessicaray
  47. That one girl
  48. Taylor-Made Wife
  49. shannon i olsen
  50. Don
  51. Sarah Mac
  52. meredith
  53. Jeffrey
  54. My Husband's Watching TV
  55. Mom in Boyland
  56. Marianne
  57. tashaface
  58. Jane
  59. W.B. Picklesworth (best.name.ever.)
  60. Dialing Home
Thank you again. You're all fabulous! I have visited all your blogs and plan to continue to visit in the future. Also, I just counted my hand-written list and discovered that there should only be 59 names - one of you is being sneaky and is double thanked! Perhaps it's a sign that this is going to be a wonderful day for you. 
I hope so.

*Update Added At 11am!
I just went to the blog for Taylor@TheUndomesticMomma and read some crushing news. If you have a second to spare, please visit and share your support!

Comments

  1. Well, I am not on that list but I appreciate your acknowledgment for your blogger pals :)

    Never say die!!! :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! I love your blog!!! Please dont stop writing!

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  3. I think you are great too. Don't stop.

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  4. I think your funny, hang in there, if it makes you feel better....a have less than 10 comments on all 3 of my blogs!! And no one has done any of the above mentioned things for me either. Heck I don't even know what Blog her is! I actually told my kids, 20,17 about this cute blog and sexy nerd, I mean come on.....that is just funny!

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  5. Aww, it's so nice to wake up to see all this friendly feedback! Ever have one of those days where you wake up with your head pounding and you just want to get back into bed and go into hibernation? You girls are helping me fight that urge right now!
    My ginormous mug of lemon green tea doesn't hurt either. Mmmmm, caffeiney :)

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  6. Awwww....warmandfuzzies!

    It's obvious that you've put a lot of time in effort into this blog, it looks awesome!

    I think if you do get personal occasionally, people will actually relate to you better. If you dig around a bit on my blog, I have written a couple posts on my anxiety and depression, and it's uncomfortable at the time, but when someone comments and says "OMG I get that too!" it feels really good to know that there *are* other people who understand such things.

    Don't worry....I'm stalking you now! Bwahaha :)

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  7. I have these thoughts too! When I do, I try and remember that I am blogging for myself...I enjoy it. Have your seen the book "blogging for Bliss?" I enjoy reading what you post. I have been very caught up n my own life and not making my rounds as I should. I have another bloggy friend having these same feelings...don;t let blogging become a chore, because then it is not fun anymore!

    Write what you want, when you want, I think people appreciate getting to know the blogger and they can see who you are through your words.

    I have your button...it fits in my space - you can realize it on photo bucket to 125x125.

    Holly

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  8. I really really read your blog quite a bit! I actually read a lot of peoples blog and hardly ever comment! i realize it's something that i Need to do more of! :) thanks for making me understand this...and you're blog is fabulous all the time!

    Happy Saturday!

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  9. Once you realize that there are thousands of better blogs out there and you'll probably never make a decent living off of ads, your blog will get so much better! Same thing happened to me. But girl your blog is fab and don't forget it. Keep going. Your readers think you are amazing!

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  10. Hey, I just started following today and I think you're great so don't stop blogging :D. I noticed that you were looking for guest bloggers. I'd be interested in that if you still want to do that :).

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  11. Just found your blog! I saw on your profile that you're writing a book--way cool! I am too. Also I laughed really hard at 'Yesterday, my blog made $0.02." Partly I laughed in shame, since that's TWICE what mine made yesterday. Sigh. Just became a follower, and I'm looking forward to reading more!

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  12. Me again... I too often wonder if people are reading my blog. Wonder how to 'get it out there' for peeps to find... have not been blogging long myself, and do read other's blogs, but don't always comment, even though I know how encouraging they can be, due to the time it would take from reading, I'm embarrassed to say... but I do often mention other's blogs on mine www.LivingASimplifiedLife.blogspot.com and encourage Readers to add their or another's Link in their comments or the space I have made available to them. ADD A LINK, so Readers like me can find them more easily. I too am not into it for money... I like you can't not write... and enjoy writing on LOTS of different topics. BTW in case you've forgotten, have indicated I really like your humor and really appreciate your pictures. Great looking blog, wish I knew how to make mine as attractive as yours...

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  13. I am a blogger who has been featured on SITS, it's fun but also pressure driven.....I like to blog and I hope someone reads, I am glad to return the favor and spread the bloggy love.

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  14. I'm new to the bloggy world, so my sis Amanda (from It's Blogworthy) has been recommending some good blogs to read. Your blog was one of the first ones she mentioned I should read! I think it is great and I love the little lamb (I collect lambs!) Keep up the great blogs! :)

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  15. I read it AND your button is on my special people page! So there!

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  16. I love your blog! I just am not able to comment on every post. :(

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  17. Thank you for the comment on my blog! I don't know if I was doing you a favour by leaving the link for ModCloth though... it's an addiction!

    Im also happy you left the comment because it meant I found your blog! And I really like it! I'll definitely be back :)

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  18. Oh -- this is a really sweet post! And I am so happy to have made your list. I will undoubtedly be reading your blog in the future, so no insecurities!

    And one more thing -- I know you have me as Jane, but I officially become unannonymous so from now on out I'm going by my real name, Wynn.

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