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Friday, November 16, 2012

Oh How I Miss You



Here's my post for the Oh How I Miss You Blogfest.  The instructions are as follows:  "Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies for which you grateful and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!"  To find more participants in this blogfest, click here:


For many folks, including me lately, blogging feels like the ebb and flow of a full moon tide.  Sometimes my posts spew out in a head-on rush to shore and sometimes other factors tug my sea of words in another direction.
 
In this regard, I elect Suzy Hayes/Palmieri, as my first nominee in the Oh How I Miss You Blogfest.   These days, Suzy is focused on her two books, both scheduled for release in 2013.  I’m delighted for her, and am drumming my fingers as I look forward to two wonderful reads in the spring.  But I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit to wishing I could still read Suzy's evocative writing on a regular schedule.  Her words reached in and held me. They forced me to sit while they filtered through and fingered soft places.  So often, I'd read her posts mesmerized, until I exhaled in a soft and committed “Yes.”  To read Suzy’s old posts, click here.   These days, you can find her here. 

When it comes down to communicating with gut-wrenching honesty, I have to give it to Carolina Valdez-Miller.  Oh my word, this woman can write.  She has brought me to tears on more than one occasion, and it’s clear that which has moved me comes with an incredible thoughtfulness.  In my mind, Carol lives as purposefully as anyone I “know,” and every word she commits to cyberspace rings pure.  You can read Carol here.

I know I’m only supposed to feature two or three bloggers, but there are a few more I want to recognize.  Yvonne at the Organic Writer constructs stunning poems that sometimes leave me exultant, and other times leave me shattered.  Kudos to a writer who can prompt such emotion.  Tricia, at Tailspinning  may be my soul sister on the other side of the country, writing beautiful haiku’s to reflect the gorgeous photos she takes of her lovely coast.  Another blogger/writer  I treasure, Jan Morrison, lives on the east coast of Canada, and, finds joy and pleasure in the nature that surrounds her. You can find her here, and here.

Some of these bloggers still post regularly.  Others not so much.  But I owe all of them a debt of gratitude for the ways in which their singular words and encouragement have touched my life and helped me grow.


21 comments:

Rhonda said...

Following from the blogfest. I like that you didn't follow the rules :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh Liza. Geez. It's an honor to have my name here. I'm truly touched, not even sure I could properly put it into words. I miss blogging too, and I miss visiting your words. I hope to be back at it soon. Thank you for your kindness and your beautiful words. It's a blessing to know you.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Wow. Liza, thank you so much. This means a lot, as I am one who hasn't been posting as often and sometimes wonder if anyone would notice if I just disappeared. The writers you have mentioned are all familiar to me with the exception of Jan Morrison and I plan to visit her pronto. If I were to enter this blogfest (and it's very tempting) I would be mentioning some of these same names. Thank you again for this lovely tribute.

Carol Kilgore said...

Written from the heart :)
Happy Weekend!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Liza! I'm incredibly touched that you included me with those other writer/bloggers, all of whom I admire so much. I miss you, too. Blogging has slowed down for so many, and some have quit entirely. I think I will always be around in some form, because I like to put up photos and thoughts as I stumble through life. This year sucked, I won't lie, but I hope my traumas are quieting down and I will have time to visit my blog friends more often. You are precious to me, as is everyone you mentioned.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So many great people who've encouraged us on this journey.
Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

Isis Rushdan said...

Love meeting so many great new people on this blogfest. Wonderful list.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What fine tributes to fellow bloggers. I'm going to check them out.

cleemckenzie said...

Nicely done. Great to find your blog.

Arlee Bird said...

Yeah, ebb and flow, I know what you're saying. My commenting has been ebbing and flowing this year, but so's my life.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Sherry Ellis said...

It's nice to have encouragement along the way!

Nancy Thompson said...

Been a while since I've come around. I missed you! It's so wonderful having other bloggers who've touched our lives.

Robin said...

Such lovely shout outs. I think people are so busy and not writing as much. Perhaps, this will be an encouragement to set aside some time for their writing passion.

Tamara said...

Beautiful post! I'm sure the people you chose will be touched!

Ella said...

This is so touching! I love poems~
I will have to add them to my list!
Thank you! Nicely written :D

Marta Szemik said...

I don't follow the rules either. Nice to meet you:)

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the bloggers you chose. I know Carolina, Tricia, and Yvonne--I'll have to visit Suzy's blog. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Liza .. I don't know all those bloggers you mention.. but what's nice is that they've been so supportive along the way ..

Also you've mentioned Lee - so pleased because so many haven't ..

Cheers Hilary

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thanks, Liza. These sound like pretty terrific bloggers/people!

Matthew MacNish said...

I can't believe I didn't think to mention Carolina in my post. She's the best. She's a great friend. AND she rarely posts anymore. So she would've been a great candidate. Sigh.

Catherine A. Winn said...

I didn't participate in the blogfest but if I had, I would mention your blog as one I love to visit :).