| Time to Remember |
God Bless America and all who stand with us!
There are birthdays of a sister, a daughter, and a grandchild. The anniversary of my father's passing. Recollections of childhood when school would begin and days would grow longer as fall approached. The recognition that another year is fast approaching its end.
This year I will be celebrating a new milestone of personal history. During the week of September 20th I will be celebrating the first year anniversary of active blogging on Tossing It Out. Over the course of that week I will be looking back over the first year of blogging and having made so many new friends. As a sidenote, I am nearing my 400th follower. I'm hoping I will reach this number in time for the blog anniversary. If you are not yet following, please help me reach that magic number by clicking the "Follow" button. Or give me a good word on your blog to help me reach the 400. I'd appreciate any push you can give me. No contest, no challenge--just the satisfaction of getting me there.
However, before we come to that week of memories, lets look back at the past week. I must say that I was impressed by some of the comments on Tossing It Out this week. We looked at the topic of work each day and there was some real quality and thought put into so many of the comments. If you missed the Debate Day topic about the future of work in the U.S., you might enjoy going back to read the comment section--there were some very impressive comments made and I want to thank all of those who participated.
In the week to come, the topic will be focused on the future. I will be addressing the future of Tossing It Out on Monday. Then, on Tossing It Out Tuesday I will talk about removing roadblocks. On Wednesday I will think about how some of us look at the future. A Debate Day topic will examine the future of the United States and the world in general. Friday will be a story about a prediction that was once made--did it come true? Tomorrow's Bible study will offer some thoughts about planning for the future. I hope you will be with me in this week to come.
To kick off my Anniversary Blog Week, I will be participating in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Top Ten TV Shows Blogfest . I don't participate in too many blog events, but I do love these lists of favorites. If you've never done a blog fest and would like to gain more followers, then sign up for this one. You'll have a great time and as most of you know Alex is a great host.
You may also want to join in the Great Blog Experiment that is being conducted by Alex, Elana Johnson, and Jennifer Daiker on Friday September 24th. I went ahead and signed up after I determined this would be a great way to close my week of my First Year Blog Anniversary. The topic is "Creating Compelling Characters". I can make that work for my celebration week. And you can have a great time with this, so sign up! And if you missed the Blog Trifecta hosted by these three over the past week I encourage you to go back and dig into the archives for each of them. They presented some very valuable information.
And Now For Today's Awards:
This Most Versatile Blogger Award was passed on to me by Lynda R. Young from W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey . Thank you for the recognition and your continued support of my blogging efforts.
And with another confirmation of my versatilty comes another Versatile Blogger award, this time from Jeffrey Beesler at World of the Scribe.
With each of these comes a set of rules about telling some things about myself and passing these on to others. As I have done on some past occasions--and others of you have done as well--I am going to dismiss these rules for the time being and I will discuss this in an upcoming post. I did want to express my gratitude to Lynda and Jeffrey for thinking of me.
What special September memories do you have? What are some of the future blogging events that you have signed up for? How long have you been blogging? Do you have any plans to change the way that you have been blogging?