I love being a blogger. Want to know why? I have meet so many interesting and genuinely nice people over the last 2 (aff) years I have been blogging. Through blogging, I have been given an inside glimpse into their lives and they into mine. I have to give a shout out to two fellow bloggers that have helped me tremendously this week. First, there is Elizabeth from Table for Five. She helped me rewrite an article I have put countless hours into that I couldn't get right. On her first try, she got exactly what I was looking for! She wouldn't let me pay her for her help (though I am donating to her BlogHer fund!) The other person I have to thank is Jenn from Everyday Randomness. She helped me with header over at My Road Less Traveled By. Actually, she redesigned the whole thing so my title of the blog shows up. She also didn't ask for anything for this work. In a world that is so jaded, it is nice to know so many nice and caring people out there. I have always tried when possible to help others too. Even so, I was surprised to see this at my door:
This postie pack was sitting on my front steps. When I first opened the box, I thought maybe, since my birthday is next week, this was just a present of sorts. Instead, it had a hand written note from Ted (CEO of Izea) thanking me for my help and dedication on the Izea forums. I have to admit that I was impressed that Ted took time out of his busy schedule to do that. He could have very easily just printed off a form letter. Madison absolutely loves the pen. She immediately took it out of the box and started playing with it. I had to leave for my chiropractors appointment, so I had to quit playing with everything and go. By the time I got home (aff) tonight, we ate supper and the kids went to bed. I will get a picture of Madison tomorrow with her new pen. It is soooo cute. You guys seriously made my night. I can honestly say I have never been given award ever, so this made my day. I actually called my mom and sister on the way to my appointment to tell them, because I was so excited.
Ted, I'd like to thank you too. You made a company that allows moms like me to make money and stay home (aff) with their kids. You've allowed people to supplement their incomes when needed. There are so many things that wouldn't have been possible at my house without the added income that blogging has provided my family. It has been a long and bumpy road, but I am so glad I have been along for the ride.