As a garden blogger and Blotanical member, I've been pretty lazy and 'absent' for most of the summer. I spent a lot of time getting to know so many of you when I first joined Blotanical. There were so many hours spent in front of my computer, visiting your blogs and leaving comments, excited every time you'd 'fave' my blog or 'pick' one of my posts. I never missed a chance to comment back or fave you in return (if I had any faves left)!
Then the summer arrived and with it, time to 'play' outdoors! As the months rolled by I've spent less and less time visiting all of you and it's gotten to the point where I haven't picked your posts in quite some time. I haven't even said 'thank you' to those of you who continue to pick my posts! And I'm amazed and shocked to find that my blog is still receiving 'faves'...even though I haven't taken the time to welcome any of you newest Blotanical members!
I feel appreciative, and most humbled by these acts of kindness...because I know what it feels like when you first join Blotanical and just how 'precious' those faves are! After all, you are only allowed so many in the first place, and when you give someone one of your precious faves, it seems only appropriate that they at least take the time to visit you and leave you comments in return! I have to say, I haven't been good about doing those things lately, having withdrawn somewhat from much of my previous activity.
HOWEVER, I am greatly honored by every 'pick' you give one of my posts, and by every 'fave' you give to my blog. What's more, I want to say THANK YOU to every single Blotanical member who nominated "Thanks For 2 Day" for an award, placing me among the top 5 finalists for best blog in Virginia. It really is not a small, insignificant thing, and I want you to know that I do not take this lightly! For your giving spirit and your vote are acts of kindness and faith, on your part. I am again humbled and realize that I haven't been giving as much as I am receiving. I do intend to change that in the future, by visiting many of your blogs more often!
The weather is getting a bit chillier here in northern Virginia, and playing in the garden is becoming less and less 'fun' these days, so I will be starting to spend more and more time playing on the computer and on Blotanical! Please know I appreciate you and thank you for your faith in me. If I haven't 'met' you yet, or stopped by to welcome you to Blotanical, please come over and visit me so I know who I've neglected! I've been a Blotanical member for almost 10 months and have loved every interaction I've had, and found something fabulous on every blog I've visited. With so many more blogs and so many more people to meet, it seems to get more difficult to stay on top of everything...but I am going to try to get back to my previous level of blogging, visiting and commenting. All of us, in one way or another, have things in common, and I look forward to many more moments sharing with each other!
And finally, thanks for your votes. I know I don't deserve them, and that's why I'm humbled and honored!
--Today I am thankful for blessings beyond measure;-)
Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For 2 Day.