Wednesday, June 29, 2011

blog sugar


blog sugar is less than three months away.

i am beaming with joy at the thought of it all!
i mean, some of these bloggers are like,
super fancy.v.i.p.
which is also why i am a teensy bit nervous.
you know what i have found though?
in my stalking internet travels,
i have gotten to know many of these bloggers.
"how is that possible?" you ask?
simple.
as bloggers, we love keeping in touch with family and friends, running a handmade business, reviewing fabulous products or inspiring others to deepen their relationship with christ.
no matter what we are blogging about, we are blogging us.
i blog me.
it's this that knits a reader to my own heart and i to theirs.
blogging about my life and my heart let's you,
the reader, in right away.
think about your friends.
that one deep chat.
maybe at starbucks, after a concert or
even after the loss of a child.
that talk, opening your hearts,
finally brought you closer together.
likely it wasn't when you first met that person.
getting "close" and "knowing" someone takes time.
lately, blogging has given me a head start.
fast friends are made when you get deep right away.
not even "life" deep, but just my likes and passions.
you see them right away.
you can search my blog for what you want to know and
shazam! there it is, neatly labeled.
many people i have known for years,
know as much about me as you do as a reader.
you may even know more!
crazy. also very awesome.

i'll finish lots of rambling to say,
i am super looking forward to blog sugar in september.
with a skip in my step and my heart wide open.
bloggy buddies will become "real life" friends in an instant.
fresh discoveries of new people and new blogs await.
encouragement and inspiration to be better, for HIS glory.
i am not fancy like some of them, but it doesn't even matter.
because we are on the same page. we love to blog.

"And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins."
colossians 1:9-11esv

23 comments:

  1. I wish I could be there! It's going to be a great time.

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  2. Can't wait to meet you in person my friend!

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  3. yay! i didn't realize you were coming! so exciting!

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  4. Um... I think you are super fancy{even in a hoodie} and I can't wait to hug you!

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  5. YEAH!!! Looking forward to meeting you!!!! :)

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  6. hannah - blog sugar is the whole reason i know you! i am WAY to the WAY excited to meet you so soon! :) ahhh! HURRAY for the sugary bloggy goodness!

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  7. this is a great post!
    "many people i have known for years,
    know as much about me as you do my reader." SO SO TRUE.

    i totally agree i think we must attend blog sugar with our "hearts wide open." wide open to enjoy tangibly the community we have grown to love in each other in blogville.

    see you there!

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  8. can't WAIT to see you!!!! and yes, it feels so wrong that we are in the same state right now and can't meet up. but we will, someday, i promise!

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  9. I'll be there! Can't wait to meet you!! I'd love to connect on twitter. @ragstostitches

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  10. What an awesome post!!! Can't wait to meet you at Blog Sugar!!!

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  11. Oh I so wish I could be there. You guys will all have the best time. I look forward to reading your blog and hearing all about it. Australia is just a little toooo far to come... maybe next year?!

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  12. You said it sister!!!
    I prayed to God...just before I began blogging! 'Lord your word says The Joy of the Lord is My Strength.' I wanna FEEL the Joy again!
    AND would you believe! He gave me a Gift of writing & I've been bursting at the seams with joy eva since!!!!!!!!!

    Blessings~
    Rebecca

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  13. I'm not sure 'bout how your little fund raiser works so I'm commenting back here as to stay outta the way. ;)
    Just wanted to say Congrats on winning the lovely 3 bird nicklace over at Scotty Boy & Katie Girl (I think I messed up the spelling there?).

    Congrats!!!
    Rebecca

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  14. woooo! it is going to be so stinkin fun!! :)

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  15. We are going to have some
    fuu-uuuuun!!
    Can't wait to meet you.
    It's going to be a good, good day.
    :)

    ~Keri

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  16. Can't wait to meet you! I'm super excited to go!

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  17. Sugar babies--cute! :)

    I can't wait to meet you in September! I'm hoping to make lots of new friends too. I think blog-friends-turned-hugging-friends are the best kind. :)

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  18. i am really excited {and quite nervous} to attend! phew ... i have a few months to get my nerves under control!

    i'm hosting a july giftaway - anthropologie pillow and some goodies! i hope you'll enter!

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  19. well said.

    i love the title sugar babies!

    see you at blog sugar!

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