Friends & Neighbors

Does anyone remember a time when you or your parents would bring a covered dish, perhaps a dessert to the new neighbors? I do and I think it is a tradition that should stand, providing you are a good cook (smile). I got the idea for this from a friend who just today had a neighbor borrow some sugar. I thought that was so old skool that my mind came up with this post.

In that same vein, I would like you to welcome a few of our WordPress neighbors to our little family here. It would be difficult to provide any sort of edible gesture, but if you could visit, welcome and leave a comment, I for one would be most appreciative and would jump through hoops to try to show you just how much I appreciate it. Not all of the blogs/bloggers listed below are new to WordPress. Some have been blogging for quite awhile but they are new to me and perhaps you too.

Visiting these blogs could prove both beneficial to the new neighbor and to you as a new friendship could bloom. I will try to do this once a month or at least as the neighborhood grows. Also, the below listed blogs do not account for the total number of blogs I have been blessed to visit. I did not know I was going to do this so there are those I have inadvertently left out. Please feel free to include yourself in the comment section. No doubt I have the best friends on WordPress and they will be most happy to visit you too.

Next time I hope to keep a more accurate account. Two of the fine bloggers mentioned below have already agreed to guest post for me! Information included with the blog is from their about page. If they don’t have one, I did not write anything. Let’s not all pick from the top! I can’t help thinking about Mr. Fred Rogers.

Friends & Neighbors

Turner Watson – Full-time radio idiot.  Seriously, they pay me to be an idiot.  I’m also a part-time writer/blogger.

MikeThompkins – Aspiring to become either a broadcast journalist and anchor for television news or a child/teen psychologist/guidance counselor.

Diary of a Sagittarius – A wife, mom & lover of life just trying to survive like the rest of you.

Fay Moore: I Want To Be A Writer – This blog records the journey I am taking from novice dreamer to professional author. Just moved into the neighborhood from Blogger.

Thoughts From A Jaded Heart – Having few people I trust to disclose my inner thoughts fully to, I chose to start a blog.  I hoped that by making my words public (albeit anonymous) that it would help more than just writing notes to myself.

FireAndRabbits -It’s sort of become a journey of healing for me as I try to accomplish my goals and obtain wellness in the face of bi-polar disorder.

PhotosDesignsWritings – I photograph. Design. Braid. Write. Sometimes I think way too much. I Laugh. Smile. Love. Learn. Grow. I bleed just like you. Could we judge less and embrace more?

MissMichelleXie – I’m 20 and have absolutely no clue of where I’m heading.

Bunny Ears & Bat Wings – Mom and wife. Freelance writer and editor. Book reviewer. Tea drinker. “The Walking Dead” fanatic

Southern Cricut Lady – Vanessa. Remember that show “thirtysomething”? Yeah, I never watched it either but it’s a good description of my age. I’m from the “South”, I’m a “lady” as in a “getting up there in age” female, and I enjoy making cards with my Cricut.

PsyKoilogy – I am not psychotic but I have tendencies to talk to myself and see things in a different way. I like to call my “psychotic” moments as conversations with the wall. I like talking to the wall…it does not talk back.

Snotting Black – I dream of moving to San Francisco and making a living writing things in English, my mother tongue. I would also like a unicorn puppy that poops butterflies.

Hot Pink Underwear – It’s just that I REALLY want to mention my attractive “unmentionables,” and while I’m at it, I’ve got these scandalous stories lurking in my mind and imaginary people carrying on at all hours about this and that.

TheBlogOfAnnaRae As you would guess, I enjoy writing as well as photography and music. You could say they are my big three, however, my real number 1 is Jesus Christ. He saved my life and I try to live for him everyday. I mess up daily in my walk with him but he never leaves me. You could say I’ve found my true love!

This Is Just ME – I am just an ordinary girl who loves to talk, to travel and to make people laugh. I am also a girl who seriously falls in love with someone who deserves my heart.

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  1. #1 by Vanessa Chapman on March 30, 2012 - 7:38 AM

    You have such a big heart :) I will have to check out some of those blogs on them there list… (although I’m not sure how many more I can fit into my blog reading list, it could become a full time occupation!).

    • #2 by Tom Baker on March 30, 2012 - 7:42 AM

      Indeed it could. The good thing about all the blogs I follow (and I hope I don’t get slapped in the head for saying this), is everyone is worthy of following but not every post requires reading and commenting. I know the same is true about my blog so I feel okay in saying that!

  2. #3 by Bluejellybeans on March 30, 2012 - 6:54 AM

    Nicely done Mr. R :)

  3. #4 by meagan mac on March 29, 2012 - 10:25 PM

    Thank you so much, Tom, for your warm welcome! I am definitely new at this, but have been pleasantly surprised by how kind folks in the blogosphere (including you!) have been to me.

    I’m honored to be on this list and plan to pay it forward when I get a bit more settled.

  4. #5 by Fay Moore on March 29, 2012 - 7:28 PM

    You are a good neighbor. Thank you!

  5. #6 by Seth Winternight on March 29, 2012 - 6:57 PM

    Unfortunately, english people aren’t so enthusiastic about this dessert tradition, we just held a “house warming” party instead. Regardless, this is a varied list of bloggers, I’ll check my favourite out.

  6. #7 by R. E. Hunter on March 29, 2012 - 2:42 PM

    Yeah, the tough part of living in a big city is having neighbours who are total strangers. People get overwhelmed, fearful of what goes on around them, and they turn inward and start cocooning. If you try to talk to them, they’re immediately suspicious that you’re trying to sell them something or get something from them or that you might be a crazy, and their defenses come up. Now our communities are online, but it’s not quite the same.

  7. #8 by mswillz on March 29, 2012 - 11:53 AM

    This is a wonderful way to connect your neighborhood.

    • #9 by Tom Baker on March 29, 2012 - 1:42 PM

      Thank you, I thought it was a good idea. I’m glad you like it.

  8. #10 by Cherlyn on March 29, 2012 - 4:18 AM

    What a good idea :) I’ll definitely have to check out some of these blogs.

    • #11 by Tom Baker on March 29, 2012 - 1:43 PM

      Thank you and you will like some of the blogs!

  9. #12 by veehcirra on March 29, 2012 - 1:46 AM

    Lovely blogs you have shared Tom. I have already identified a few that I would love to visit. You are great at connecting people.

    • #13 by Tom Baker on March 29, 2012 - 1:44 PM

      I’m glad you liked the blogs and I am glad we made a connection.

  10. #14 by Sarah Harris on March 29, 2012 - 12:04 AM

    This is a great idea! My parents belong to a Newcomer’s Club which they’ve belonged to for like 14 years now so nobody’s new anymore, but it helped build a great community quickly! You’re great to support others in this way!

    • #15 by Tom Baker on March 29, 2012 - 1:46 PM

      A community of bloggers who are friends? Great idea I think.

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