The Secret to Success is Support
Today is the blogathon over at SITS. If you don't know that that is, get over there now! Not only is there a prize every hour, it's a place of acceptance and support!
Here is my SITS experience.... I have to say, it's a bit emotional to write.
I started blogging back in March after following Heather's blog to keep up with her and her family after I moved from CO to CA.
Once I began, I was addicted.
Addicted to comments.
She had been blogging for 2 years and was only getting a few comments on each post.
We both wanted more.
One day I called her with an idea.
A blog that's sole purpose would be to get all the bloggers like us together for some serious comment love. She and I hashed out the details and SITS was born.
I know it must sound silly to say, but it has enhanced my life in a way I could have never imagined.
We have received the most touching emails of thanks, blog tributes and awards, and most importantly, a new circle of supportive, funny and caring friends.
To each of you, I say THANK YOU.
Thank you for supporting my dream and making it bigger and better than I could have EVER hoped for. I am so grateful, and totally choked up.
I love something about all the blogs I read, and have a long blogroll. Some of the blogs that I am so grateful to have found through SITS (yeah, I went over 5, sue me.) are:
Rhea's Texas Word Tangle. Rhea is such a smart, funny, honest blogger. She leaves comments like no body's business and has become a friend.
Heather's This is the Day. Heather has such a light around her... sounds strange, but that's the best way I can describe her blog. She is so someone I would love to meet in real life.
Randi's S Club 3. Randi is such a doll. I adore her. She is working so hard to be the best mom and wife she can be, and I love watching her journey through mommyhood. Her posts often rival any good sermon in inspiring and uplifting her readers.
Kori's My Life as a CF'ers Wife. Kori's strength, courage, deep and abiding faith in God and love for family inspires me daily. I am so grateful to her for sharing the highs and lows of the journey her family is on. Richard is an incredible man, and both of them are so lucky to have one another.
Jaci's Ravings of a Mad Housewife. This chick cracks me up. She is such an incredibly talented writer. Her honesty is refreshing and I just love her blog. She is an all or nothing kind of gal, and I so get that.
Now, there are the bloggers I read BEFORE SITs. Bloggers who have now become friends. Bloggers who I correspond with regularly.
Heather. Girl. You are one of my closest and dearest friends. This blog journey has been amazing. I cannot begin to tell you what it means to have you in my life. I trust you completely and know that we will always be in one another's daily life. A friendship like ours is such a gift. I love you so much.
Lula. Girl. Your friendship may be the best thing that has come out of my blogging. The coincidences between us are scary and I am thinking that a Litton/R Family union is quite possible. Your humor kills me daily and you're the kind of friend everyone should have. I love you! Here is to drinking beer on the beach watching our grand kids and loving life.
Kathy. Girl. You are so crazy talented. When Heather emailed me your blog and said, "Start reading, she is the next Pioneer Women... with an edge." I knew I was yours. Your sense of humor and ability to convey it in your writing is inspiring. You have such a beautiful family and blogging with you has been such a pleasure. It never gets old. CWU.
Jennifer P. I found your blog when you were on the rockiest part of your journey. I was so touched at your courage to share, and the way you used words to express your heartache. Since that time, I have fallen ever more in "bloggy love" with your hysterical sense of humor, creative talent and the strength that I don't think you even know you had. I feel like I have had the privilege of watching a butterfly emerge from its cocoon.
Kat. Your blog is funny, smart and always stimulating. I would totally meet you at Applebees!
Your warm personality and intellect comes shining through and you are so on my IRL list of people to meet.
Hairline Fracture. Your blog has been on of may favorites since the beginning. Your courage to be honest about the ups and downs and highs and lows is so inspiring. I love the passion we share for reading and you're such a talented writer. I love getting your emails off the blog and I am so coming over when the playroom is finished.. built ins by your husband... sheesh.
Tattooed Mini Van Mom. I am so glad you finally joined the bloggy world! I love that someone I see everyday at The Boy's school now understands blogging and enjoys it as much as I do. You are such a wonderful women and getting to know you has been a pleasure. I am looking forward to some BUNKO fun!
Now get over to SITS and win some PRIZES...cause I can't enter... wahwahawaaaaaa