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Follow the Blogging Brick Road

Just like Dorothy this month I took a spin down the yellow brick road! It was a long and winding path in which I attempted to master the challenge of NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo. Did I get in over my head? Yes! Was Father Time my Wicked Witch of the West? Yes! If only I could melt the time away with the dash of a coffee!

I completed the task of 28 blog posts throughout the month of November and 10,0061 words for NaNoWriMo. I am happy with the results this is a record for me!

It is along my blogging journey that I have met the tin man full of heart, the scarecrow with the charismatic brain, and the cowardly lion that is so full of courage. 

It is these valuable traits  I admire in all of you whom I love to read and chat with on a daily basis.

I know without you that I would not have the courage, the brain, or the heart to continue on this blog. But with your positive cheering and witty comments it always keeps me going down the blogging brick road.

SO I just want to say Thank you!

It is with that I click my heels and exclaim, “There is no place like home! There is no place like home! There is no place like home.”

It is when I open my eyes and look at my blog I know that I have found my second home! It is full of warm kindred spirits  that I look forward to continue skipping  with arm and arm  singing down the blogging brick road.

Do you find your blog to be your second home?

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  1. Actually the amount of time I spend on it my husband says my blog is my primary home. A little scary when I’m going to start a second one up next spring. I guess my real home gets relegated to third place!

  2. I’m not sure if I will ever attempt to do both NaNoBlog and NaNoWriMo at the same time. *shivers* I did complete NaNoWriMo, but somehow this year was a piece of cake. Anywho, yes my blog is quickly becoming my second home, or more so like my secret little cave. ;p

    1. “my blog is quickly becoming my second home, or more so like my secret little cave”
      i like how you describe your blog.
      certainly for me my blog is my secret little cave, the cave full of luminous stalactites and stalagmites and amazing rocks and cool water in some spots.

  3. Awww…what a great post. I’m still so new to this blogging thing but I enjoy it tremendously. I guess, you could say it is like a second home…I sure spent enough time with it. 🙂 And I am very happy to have “met” you and your fantastic blog. I truly enjoy reading your posts!!!

  4. This was a really sweet post. Congrats on having the discipline to complete the challenge.

    I only started blogging in June and because of the encouragement, support and friendship of bloggers like you, it has been such a rewarding and fun experience for me.

    1. Thank you! I’m not sure if it was discipline or lack of sanity 😉 LOL!

      I always look forward to reading your blog – it always brings a smile to my face or a fresh new perspective! The Adventures of Toilet posts still make me laugh!

  5. I’m amazed at how much I’ve come to look forward to connecting with people via my blog. It does feel like a second home, because I’ve decorated it with bits and pieces of me.

  6. I couldn’t agree with you more… My blog is my second home. And I cherish all the friends I have made through it (especially you). I am always amazed at how much we are able to connect online…. Congrats on all that writting! I have to admit I hope you do NaBloPoMo again, as I loved reading your daily posts!

  7. How I love your comparison to the Wizard of Oz. Ruby slippers for everyone!
    You are amazing, Belle. I salute you for taking and completing both writing challenges. I admire you and I’m so happy we met through this home universe we blog in.

    1. Thanks Melanie! I think everyone should have a pair of ruby red slippers especially you 😉 I really enjoy your posts and perspective. It has been great to meet you and share an imaginary cup of coffee!

  8. Blogging is like a second home to me. I have gotten more support online than elsewhere in our current crisis. Sad but true. I love my ions friends and couldn’t live without them.

  9. Congratulations on your NaNoWriMo progress!
    I like blogging because it provides me with an avenue to express myself! Oh and I love talking to new people. I am so glad I got a wordpress account:D

  10. Dear Belle, is there an echo in here? I’m with all of these other commenters saying YesYesYES to all you said about blogging and the wonderful, magical Oz it is for us. I’m glad to have been led to your particular part of it and will happily read and enjoy much more as I meander through. Cheers to you for braving both of those large challenges at once this month! I didn’t even know about the NaBloPoMo part until, oh yes, *today* despite having posted daily, but it’s encouraging to know I was laboring alongside so many dedicated others even if I was hazily unaware of it at the time. That, in fact, is what much of my blog life has been thus far: working away at some little thing, posting it, and discovering through my commenters and the other bloggers I follow that everybody else is going through the same paces. Great to be able to learn from the experienced and more techno-savvy along the way! So I’ll take notes every time I’m here too, and I thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Kathryn,

      Thank you for taking the time for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. If you are thinking of posting daily you should sign-up for NaBloPoMo for the month of December. It is a great way to meet other fellow bloggers and share your thoughts within the blogging community. I look forward to seeing more of you!

      Here is the link to add your name to the December blogroll I wish you the best!

  11. Oh, i hope i’m one of the tin men – i always thought he was the coolest one (especially the Nipsey Russell version…)

    Congratulations on testing yourself, and discovering a “new” home in the process – welcome home =)

  12. I am fond of you, one and all – thanks for being an important part of my day! Being fairly new to blogging, and still going through periods of stress in wondering if what I say will be accepted in the spirit it is offered. It’s difficult for me to critique my own work – and then there’s the word usage, spelling, grammer, paragraph structure … yikes, this is suppose to be fun!

  13. ((hugs)) Yes! Absolutely, my blog feels like my second home, and I am so grateful for you and all the other bloggers who fill it up with your wisdom and humor. Congrats, Belle. It’s a victory well deserved!

  14. Congrats on the 10, 061 words and 28 posts!! That is quite a lot of writing! 🙂 I’m glad your blogging has allowed you to find all those valuable traits within yourself and has been a second home!

  15. I could describe my Blog as my second ome because it is where many of my daily thoughts end up. At the same time I spend quite a lot of time visiting other Blogs and yours is one of thse which I most enjoy. So keep posting. It’s my pleasure in reading your thoughts among others which makes blogging so rewarding for me

  16. Very true! My blog and social networking are my second homes… luckily I am really busy, or they might be dangerously distracting! 😉 I already procrastinate enough as it is! Cute post! I love the Wizard of Oz reference.

  17. Like a lot of people already mentioned, I had to back off to keep the blog from becoming my first home – because like you, I have found it to be a very cozy place with fun and interesting folks to visit with. A nice surprise, which I had not anticipated when I started blogging.

  18. Belle, this post is nothing short of inspirational! I can see how happy you are to be in your “second” home and how it allows you to make contact with a diverse group of people. I do consider my blog my second home. It’s where I “go to” for some company from my wonderful readers and where I can voice what pleases me, amuses me, or simply, confuses me. I think it’s wonderful that you tried the NaBloPoMo and the NaNoWriMo! 🙂

  19. Yes! My blog IS my second home. I love, love, love it! It can put a smile into a gray day, can’t it? Yours looks like it’s a lovely second home, too.

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