Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm being serious so listen up!

I won't bore you with sentiments although I'm tempted to gush over how lucky I feel to be part of a strong, loving, supportive community of bloggers. I don't want to sound cliche although I can't help but say, it's nice to have someone to lean on, to be pushed and encouraged towards bigger and better things by like minded individuals.
I hate to sound dramatic, but I need to mention that I'm still confused about how I can feel so loved by people I've never met.
The blogging community isn't all sugar and spice...sure there's plagiarism, and manipulation, attention seeking behavior and bad mouthing, there's gossip, cruel comments, quick severing of relationships, and jealousy. Sure, there's all that, but I choose to focus on THIS... the goodness, the POSITIVE comments, the cheering on when someone has a success, the applaud when a new shop is opened or a new endeavor sought.
I want to sincerely thank these bloggers that have mentioned my new shop and I hope you'll take the time to go visit them. Each of these blogs is incredibly unique and run by wonderful women that have a story to share and many posts worth reading.
Thank you...
The Cottage Cheese


La Marquis de Anges


Our City Lights



Felinofelice


Dalipstickbandit


Lovely Clusters


Kotori


Thank you to the rest of you that consistently leave uplifting comments. If you're new here and you haven't heard from me, I'm not ignoring you. I will be by for a visit soon. I know I'm blessed with unbelievably wonderful readers so THANK YOU.
Group hug anyone?
{if you've mentioned my shop and I'm not aware of it, please let me know so I can thank you properly!}

48 comments:

mintagehome said...

I think the blog world has filled a huge void in my life. My friends, you know the ones where it's not work, it's just natural to be friends with them, well they leave me. It's been a sad road. But finding like minded people through blogs has been healing. I know it you lived in my town we'd be friends. We'd hit up the local yard sales to find cool clip on earrings. You're the best! Keep up the good work!

Kristen Sara said...

This is such a wondeful post... I feel the same way. People I have NEVER met are so kind, and so thoughtful and can brighten my day. It's a pretty neat thing to be a part of.
And I will do a little post about your beautiful Etsy store in the next week- so happy to be able to spread the word about your new venture!!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

I feel the same way too ... There is no words to express how blessed I feel , and how grateful I am to have so many wonderful people in my life ... to have YOU in my life :)

You totally deserve that love and support , you are such a generous, talented, sweet and ... beautiful person inside and outside ...

I love you CHRISTINA, we all do :) merci for this adorable tribute.

Simply Mel said...

I am consistently amazed with the incredible people I 'meet' in this blogging world. You, sweet Christina, were one of the first, and I look forward to watching your beautiful new shop filled with gorgeous creations bloom and grow!

Here's to living in the happy realm of life!

Tamstyles said...

shop??? i must have missed that post...sorry doll...congrats, and i wish the best...always ignore the BS and focus on the good...

DesBisoux said...

thanks for that great post!i think you're doing an awesome job.
i'm all in for the group hug!! can we also do mojitos? would that suit the spirit here?
xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Very sweet post, darling!
Isn't our little fashion blogosphere awesome?

xoxox,
CC

Mo said...

Shop?? I see the rings now on the side bar, beautiful!!
I totally relate to feeling like the blog community gives me a big hug everyday. *Hug*

Bluebell said...

lovely post! Must have missed you mention your shop though (sorry!). You're right - there are some amazing people in the blogging world! x

jen said...

awe, you're so sweet! I love group hugs!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Important thoughts! We do spend a lot of effort and time to create posts and layouts, and it is disappointing when we see our work uncredited elsewhere. I know you are an original so I would know the truth! :)Group hug back~

Iva said...

You are amazing Christina! thank YOU so much. I really love this post. It's all so very true.

You have a fabulous blog and I love that you are doing such an amazing job with both your blog and your shop. You really, truly care. You put a smile on my face, daily.

Padgett Hoke said...

I am new to your site and shop, but both are so wonderful.

I love this post, it is very true, the blogging community is so welcoming and inspiring.

Your new fan,

Padgett Hoke
www.padgetthoke.com

LifestyleBohemia said...

Such a sweet post! I agree that the blog world is not only a fun place, but also a place where you can find a unique type of support that you may not find elsewhere (especially for an Etsy seller).

kpeach said...

I just found you! But I love this...

Diana said...

The description kills me, in a good way, of course. I'm a little speechless because you said it all. Despite all the hostility, there really is a group of people i can go to for encouragement, motivation, and LOVE.
seriously, christina, you are a treat to have in life.

Magchunk said...

Aww I know exactly what you mean! Since graduating college 2 years ago, my girlfriends have slowly moved away. It's been so fun to have some girl talk again when Ryan gets tired of hearing my ongoing debate on zebra rugs!

So happy you found my blog and left comments! It's wonderful to have "met" you!

xoxo Maggie

OceanDreams said...

Aww, you are so sweet and I feel like our blogger world is also one of positive energy and thoughts, so blessed to have it! I love your shop, it is marked as one of my favorites and I will be sure to keep on checking back. I am glad that all of us Etsy sellers can unite together and back each other up! :)

TERI REES WANG said...

Might we remember:
Individual success = Collective success.

It all comes back round, so best be blessing the merry-go-round.

MissBliss said...

awwwe!!! there is such good energy-vibes at your site!!! you have given me and my hub encouragement along the way... it is coming back to you!! :)

Bromeliad said...

Awww. You're such a cutie.

Ginger said...

HUG!!! I know I've been quiet lately on the comment front, but things have been a bit crazy. So happy about the new shop, and I'll put a mention up soon;) Don't stop with the lovely packaging; I can't tell you how much it means when I receive something packaged well, with oodles of TLC. It's almost as fab as whatever is inside!

PS~Erin said...

I think you said that quite nicely. And I agree. And you deserve it.

Rachel Follett said...

The blogging community is such a great place to be a part of. There are so many kind and amazing individuals out there. This is such a great post and thank you for adding me to your list. Your new items are so lovely!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I have been feeling exactly the same way and you've articulated it so well. I think a group hug is definitely in order! :)

naphtali said...

You are so entirely right! Let's focus on the good. And truly - your talent deserves aplause!

Sam said...

You said it lady!! Bravo!! And you're one of the main hubs of this little universe we have going here! Thank YOU Christina for your beautiful blog and the sweet comments you leave when you pop by!

Gabby said...

I'm so glad you are feeling this way...I am too right now. The blog world is incredible!

LiLu said...

Awww. I am so down for that group hug!

No, that wasn't me who copped a feel... swear it.

Southern Aspirations said...

Awww. fun post! And great recommendations. :)

Yansy said...

I love this post. I agree 100% with you on what you said about the blog world. You're a super sweet and deserve to have others treat you with the same love and respect.

homemade grits said...

Ummmm no homemade grits? Rude. I knew you when and don't you forget it;)

Awesome Sara said...

honey!!! u are so sweet!! if i could i would hig u bc blogging is such a perfect place to share and care. blogging has filled this empty space in my life and i will never stop blogging. there are more supportive ppl in blog-ville than in real life!!

drollgirl said...

I LOVE ALL OF THESE BLOGGERS!!! it is so nice to find the gem bloggers like these folks -- they make the world a MUCH BETTER PLACE!!

Clarity said...

Congratulations on your venture - I too followed a link from Kotori's blog.

You have a charming and sweet space.

Berry said...

Group hug indeed!

You definitely deserve the recognition from the blogging world! =)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

BIG warm HUG!
You said it Christina, it's almost like one giant family I'd say! xo*

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

aww! hugsies!

my little heart skipped a beat when i saw my banner up there! *tear*

:)

Sanity Fair said...

Congrats on the shop!!! That's SUCH an exciting development. Go girl!

Monkey in LA said...

Thanks for writing this! As a new blogger, I thought maybe I just was being treated as the new kid. Many other writers have been responsive and kind,but there are a few who are putting up passive fences . . or who don't extend the same courtesy I give them.

Christina, your blog is lovely and I am glad that you are acknowledging the good in the community! Congrats on the new shop.

-Monkey in LA

Gabbi said...

Thank you Christina! I love your shop and your lovely accessories... my ring is such a treasure. Also, I very much agree on how spectacular blog friends are.♥

Wishing you a great great weekend! :)

Lily G. said...

Great bloggers!!

oh, hello friend. said...

this is a great post ... thanks for it!

i think there has been some drama in our beloved blog community lately with copying and stealing and everything! i myself have gotten caught up in it with someone stealing my blog design entirely.

but it's so great and refreshing and mostly ENCOURAGING to read your take on it and how you're just staying positive.

thank you! :)

xo. danni

me melodia said...

Fellow blogger love is like none other. It's such a great community. I usually stay on the sidelines of things but this powerful blogville force has even sucked me in. You receive so much love out there bc you're not only good at what you do... but you're such a darling sweet heart.
Keep it up.

Oh, and this whole "plagiarism" drama aint all that important... the whole internet plagiarizes and so does the art world. I don't think people should be so precious with their worlds and copynpasted images. That's just my take on it. ;)

Kristin said...

Congrats on the new shop. I hope it's a raging success! The rings are too adorable. : )

The Cottage Cheese said...

Christina, this is just the sweetest post! I don't know how I missed it earlier. Thank you so much for posting my shop banner and a link to my blog. I feel the same way, touched by the kindness of the numerous friends I have met through the blogging community. You are one of the best! I'm always telling my husband stories about what my "blog pals" are doing and how wonderful they are, how supportive they've been when I've had difficult times, and how sad I am for them when things aren't going so well in their lives. I so appreciate you and am thankful for you every day!

Quixsa said...

awww! Right back at you dear!

Mizz Jenna said...

You are so sweet! Thank heavens for down right good people. I love your blog, and your etsy!
:)
xoxo
jenna

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