Thankful Thursday - (Favorite New Blogs Edition & a Look into Blogger Past)

My friend, Susan Rich asked me to send her some of my favorite blogs.  I realized, I read a lot of blogs and this year, have picked up a few of the newer blogs to read. (Note: the blogs aren't new at all, I'm just new to finding them.)

I do hope to put together a list of favorite "old timers" with folks like Charles Jensen, C. Dale Young, Suzanne Frischkorn, Collin Kelley, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Peter Pereira, Paul Guest, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Victoria Chang, Jeff Bahr, Eduardo Corral, and others.  These are the folks who I am very thankful for and folks that were blogging early on.

A lot of us have been blogging for a long time.  Even before many even knew the word blog.  I know a few of us came over from LiveJournal to blogger together.  The first blog post I ever wrote was:  Dec. 31st, 2002|09:25 pm  on my LiveJournal account.

So that makes 8 years this New Year's Eve.  Amazing. (I am thankful for these 8 years.)

There are about 2 years I lost to when I deleted my first blogger account after feeling what Jeannine calls "online shy," feeling as if I had put too much about myself out there then became self-conscious, concerned who was reading it or what they'd think.

Then I remembered I was a writer and that's part of the job.

But Susan asked me what I'm reading now and here's an incomplete list of blogs I have found over the last year that I'm thankful for

(btw this list definitely doesn't include all the blogs I read, I just wanted to share some of the blogs I've started reading this year & apologies for those I left out as I know there are a few I inadvertently missed) --


Kathleen Kirk:

Maureen Doalles:

Self-Improvement/Lifestyle Choices/Changes Blogs:  (about living simple & in the moment from one woman's perspective - very positive person)  I believe she's a Seattlite too!

Bubblegum for the brain blogs...

Totally quenches my Capricorn desire for organization and ideas to keep my less cluttered.

Cool ideas for gifts 

A focus on cool, cute, interesting, orange things (my favorite color)

Inspiration for the unapologetic organized soul


So there we are.  Some blogs I started reading over the last year.  Hope you find one or two you like as well.



  1. Hey! I'm on there! Thank you. Love looking at your lists and am tickled that somebody else uses the word "neato" (the Bneato site!!) Thanks for this neato info!

  2. Thanks for the shoutout! Have a great new year!

  3. I've been blogging for nearly eight years now, which just seems crazy. lol However, I have met so many amazing poets and artists through blogging that I don't regret a minute of it.

    Happy New Year, Kelli!

  4. Happy New Year! (from an old-timer)

  5. Hey Kelli,
    Thanks for the mention. I never guessed that my blog would connect me with so many great folks! I've got some new ideas up my sleeve for 2011, so it will be fun to see where it leads. Thanks also for being awesome, as a poet and a person! Hope you're 2011 will be filled with amazing poetry and happiness.

  6. I've been away for a few days and have been trying to catch up. To come to this post and find myself listed is such an honor. Thank you! I've written almost 700 posts since starting to blog in Sept. '09. When I'm away from it, as I was this week, I really miss it.

    I've connected with so many wonderful people; it's a delight.

    Happy New Year!

  7. Thanks for the shout-out, Kelli. What a great honor to be included with all these other fine folks.

  8. Ha! I guess I am really behind, you have one of my blog friends on your list, and I know I have seen a few on her site- Jessie Carty...I am so glad I found you!

    Although my main blog gets confused, Food ~ Wine ~ Fun!

    My passion is my poetry...a virtual 'confession' place for me...

  9. I love it when I keep such good company! :)

    Even though I am a poet, my blog probably belongs in the lifestyle/changes section. Either way, I'm pleased as a pickle to be on this list. When you write well enough to attract intelligent readers, in my mind that means you've made it.

    Best to you on your writing goals this year!


  10. This is a fantastic list and I'm so honored to be included on it Kelli, thank you so much and I hope you're still enjoying the blog. -M

  11. Marie,

    You are welcome and YES! still enjoying your blog.

    All best,


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