A few days ago, y’all, I noticed that some evil spammer had swooped into my archives and was leaving comments like, “Nice Blog! afglxt” or “Good post! qetipxl.” From the address that they left, I knew that if any of my readers clicked on them to follow the links they would get “phished,” or something. So, I went through and deleted them all. In my g-mail notifications, I spammed those comments.
Well, the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking that it was time to give up blogging. I kept checking my e-mail to see if anyone had commented, and no one had. Yesterday, I thought, “Maybe they are sick of the Share A Squareposts?” I just kept posting hoping for comments. Then, I looked on my site and saw that y’all had been talking to me and I didn’t know it! Investigation showed me that my spam box was full of comment notifications! I guess g-mail isn’t as smart as I thought it was, and neither am I! I’m sorry I haven’t responded to your remarks, and that’s what I will be doing all weekend.
It’s been awhile since I posted a “formal” Link Love post, but I have been tucking aside a few things to tell you. Some of you fuss at me for giving you too many links to follow, but you don’t have to “mind me.”
Have any of y’all read Arkie Mama‘s site? She got a second place in the last This Blog Blows My Dress Up Contest (which is going on again, so get over there and enter!!). It was a well deserved win, but actually nearly any of her posts could be winners! Now, it’s possible that I’m partial to reading posts from a former Texan, who actually has lived right here in Denton. But, I don’t think that’s entirely true. I bust out laughing when she gets on a rant about bird flu or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. That girl’s paranoia makes my husband’s fear of clowns pale in comparison (did I tell y’all that my Spousal Unit is afraid of clowns? No? Well, maybe another day.). Arkie Mama writes for a newspaper, and her expertise shows. You’d like her, I think.
Now, if you read my blog you may think that all Texans talk the way I do. They don’t. Some of them actually think before they write! If you want cerebral, I’d send you to Lara Croft at On the Lake Front (she’s from Houston). Especially go to this post. Lara is just beginning in the blogging world, and I think she is still “finding her sea legs.” She’s got varied interests, and really knows how to write. She doesn’t post often, except for Thursday Thirteen, but I’m watching and waiting for her to cut loose.
Sophiagurl at Life is just around the corner is a sweetheart of a blogger. Her kind spirit shines through in her writing. Again, I’m talking about posts that make you think. Two of hers that particularly appealed to me are Can you hear me? and Ripples. Keep writing, Sophiagurl, and I’ll keep coming back for more.
Lisa Gates, at Intrinsic Life Design, calls herself a “Completion Catalyst.” Her site is full of posts that will inspire you to get off your rear and do something with your life! A recent post titled Why We Should All Sing in the Shower includes an inspiring video that is well worth the few minutes it takes to watch it. I was in tears (joyful ones) after viewing it.
And, top it off over at Yellow Rose’s Garden! Her Thursday Thirteen this week Those Silly Kids had me in giggling fits. She’s a darling any day of the week…and, of course, she used to live in Texas!
Now, I have to get busy! I have comments to answer, I have to go to the post office to see if there are new squares, I’m going to do a little crochet, and I’m going around town to take some pictures to show you. Here’s what I’ve got planned for posts in the next few days:
- I’ve got to update you with some pictures of squares that came in the mail yesterday!
- There’s a local businessman, who is quite a character, who can teach us bloggers a thing or two.
- I’m hoping to update you on the flooding mess up in Gainesville, TX.
- Summer brings back some favorite memories…and I want to share one, and see if you will share, too.
- I’d like to tell you a folktale that I perform for kids at the library. If you have “whiney” kids, this is one for you!
Y’all come back!