Thursday, March 1, 2012

Helping Others Meet New Sources of Inspiration

Hi there! Thanks for stopping in, this is going to be a long post and so I hope you stick around till the end.
If you are a regular visitor to my blog you know that I have been in a funk, slowly I am working my way out of it.  I'm ready to get to playing and creating! 

One of the things that I love to do as a blogger, tweeter, Pinterest pinner and Facebooker is help spread the word about the fabulous women that I learn of.  I would say that I spend a good portion of my online time spreading the word of these women so that others will meet them too.  I know that sometimes all it takes is to mention a person once or twice and someone out there will see it and stop in on that blogger or pin and learn something valuable. There is nothing greater than seeing your work or words out there for others to enjoy or learn from.

What I find a little frustrating is that often times I don't see that effort back in return.  I know, I know, we shouldn't do things simply to have the favor returned.  And that isn't why I do it, I truly want others to get to know the wonderful women I have met! BUT, it sure would be nice to see others do the same thing. I have personally seen how excited some get at seeing their work pinned, blog posts tweeted but then they often forget that they hold the key to sharing that joy with their friends or fellow bloggers.

Often times when I see it done it's usually folks promoting their close friends or the "popular girls" ha, and that is great but I think it's great to remember to help promote those that are not always in your immediate circle of friends. Or maybe you forget your own circle of friends when it comes time to helping spread the word? We all lead busy lives but it only takes a few clicks to spread a little love now and then.

So, next time you come across a great item on Pinterest consider clicking on the photo and leaving a comment to that blogger. Consider pinning something from a blog you have discovered. Consider re-tweeting someone's tweet. Consider tweeting about a great blog post you have come across. Consider returning the favor if someone spreads the word about you. As my friend Jennifer commented, pay it forward.

Sharing is truly a wonderful thing and it's free.

If you look over to the right the first thing listed on my sidebar is an area that I will add new blogging friends blog links.  They are new to the blogging world and need a little help getting the word out.  So, if you would please click on their link and stop in and say hello.  If you see something you find interesting then consider sharing the post via twitter, Facebook or your blog.

Hope to see you back soon and YAY, it's almost the weekend!!

p.s. I have some great bloggers listed on the right hand sidebar. I have those blogs listed not only for my reading pleasure but for you too.

p.p.s If you would like any of your work pinned, tweeted or shared via Facebook feel free to drop me a line and I would be happy to help out! And if you would like your blog listed on my "Blog Love" tab above let me know and I will add you.

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The above art was created with a journaling card from the Follow Your Heart Kit found HERE
and some Punk Junque art found HERE


Lindzie said...

Any time I can spread the word, I'll do it! Sorry about your funk...i'm right there with you :P Hoping it passes soon and I'm really sorry we haven't had the chance to iChat yet either...soon friend soon!

Katie Orse said...

I love this post! I thought I was the only one feeling this way too -about others only sharing/promoting within their circle of friends. Thank you for speaking truthfully. You've inspired me!

Unknown said...

Nancy - you have done a lot in a relatively short period of time, and I know that those you link to/mention do appreciate how you share their messages! Since I don't get online a bunch (limited time), it is nice to go to the "tried and true" sites when I do get a minute. I always know that those you link to are worth a visit :)

Anonymous said...

Nancy--I appreciate all the times you have shared my work :) I really do! I think this is a good reminder to us all to return the favor and pay it forward :)

Jennifer Priest said...

Oh that comment was from me! Dont know why it did anonymous...

alicia king said...

well said nancy! i agree!

Sheri Twing said...

Awesome post Nancy! You said it perfectly!

Barbara said...

I agree also - Awesome post!

Sheila Kay said...

Loved the post Nancy. Thanks for inspiring me and sharing your "real life" stories. It's all part of living and we must remember to scrap those memories.
I "heart" scrapbooking, in any form. Well, maybe digital might be my fav!

Zulma said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog, we have lots in common! Looking forward to connecting here..I've really been thinking about incorporating a weekly post of just links I've been drawn to to that week. I'm so starting it now...and your blog with be one of them!

Marci said...

We are two peas in a pod, you and me.:D
Amen sista to all of the above!!
Your blog looks AWESOME btw...I do miss that sweet little picture of you and your groom up there though.

thank you for the comment on my blog...i keep meaning to email you but it just hasn't happened.
you are a sweet soul and i am so glad that we met.:D

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