Care to introduce yourselves?

Hi Hi Hi!

I’ll be honest, I’ve made a terrible time of actually getting to know people who come to my blog and read my blog and I want to change that. I want to be better! I was wondering, if you’re a reader of my blog, if you’d be willing to introduce yourself?

If you’re up for it, can you please tell me:

  1. Your name
  2. The country in which you live
  3. What you like to blog about?

I would love to start a thread of this, to have a place on my blog to share who people are and what they blog about… a place people can come to find new blogs… so to speak. I selfishly would love to read all of your responses to see the diversity among all of the bloggers who respond.

I also think that, if enough people responded, perhaps I could stick a link to the top of my page so that people could use it as a means to find new blogs they’re interested in following when they’re looking.

And me, I’m always interested in finding new blogs to follow.

So please, if you’re willing, say hello! Share your name, the country you live in and what you like to blog about most.

Thank you for reading (and for any response you decide to provide)!

*Update: If your blog is set to private please remember that people won’t be able to see it, and I won’t be able to follow it.

xox, Vee

682 thoughts on “Care to introduce yourselves?

      1. Hey V,
        Sorry, sometimes I assume the world is as interested in personality types as I am. An INFJ is the rarest personality (aren’t I special? lol) some people call INFJ’s “empaths”. It means that I’m Intuitive and Introverted. Here’s how the website describes INFJs (aka the Advocate):
        https://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality
        “The Advocate personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers. These individuals are capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.”
        I took a test on 16personalities.com/free-personality-test you should try it out. The test is called “the Myers-Briggs”. It shows you a lot about who you are as a person and how you relate to the world. It’s really interesting.
        Sheryl

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    1. I love reading when other bloggers are finding each other in this section! Hi Jae! Welcome to the blog, thank you for stopping by!! I’m trying to think of what I know Nebraska from. Isn’t that where Penny is from on the Big Bang Theory?

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      1. yes me too! And you nailed it – Penny is from Nebraska! She is from the western portion which is all small towns and mostly farms. I live in the far eastern corner of Nebraska where there is two biggish cities, I’m in the biggest one: Omaha!

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  1. Hello V. I’m Steve and I’m near Raleigh, NC. I’ve had my art blog for almost 10 years [cicadacreative]. I happened upon your blog today and I must say that you write very well and your ideas are well-articulated. I especially relate to your recent post about the near complete absence of professionalism and respect in the wake of job interviews! I had nearly the identical situation this past summer [following a Skype interview—scheduled in a different time zone, since I happened to be on a bike trek across the state— I thought everything went extremely well; the search committee chairperson informed me that I would know something within a week; that day came and, of course, no message at all.] Yada yada…..then — almost 3 full weeks after the interview — I received this email: “We are currently finishing up our second round of interviews that needed to be rescheduled. At this time, you were not selected as a finalist. The position is still open until filled. We will notify you once the position is filled or if we need more information from you and your application.”Did that last promise happen? HELL no!

    Anyway, I can empathize with your dilemma. I wish for you great success in your continued job pursuits. If you’re willing to consider employment in the states, I could certainly share some opportunities that may be of interest. Just let me know.
    Best,
    S.

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    1. Oh man, they sound like real assholes. It sucks that shit like this goes on all over the place. Companies shouldn’t be able to get away with behaviour like that. I am sorry you have to deal with it too.

      I’m not sure that I would qualify for work in the States. Just because of how difficult it is to get a visa and how Employers have to sponsor you, stating that no one in the States could do what I could do, I really don’t think that’s the case. Perhaps I’m doubting myself, but I think PR/Marketing Specialists in the states could probably beat me out.

      Thank you for the offer though, that is very kind of you to say.

      After ten years of blogging, what is your biggest lesson learned?

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  2. Hi Vee!
    I’ve already commented so much on your lovely painful posts I feel like we already know each other but a proper introduction is never a bad thing.

    I really DO think that somehow we are identical twins born 20 years apart then separated. I’m a solid GenXer but other than that, as I read your intro, I was saying yep to just about everything you wrote!

    I am a recovering Strategic Communications Program Manager out of the tech sector, which is ironic because I can’t set up my tv/blu-ray/Roku system. So my tv has just sat there unplugged for the last year. How I ended up translating engineering into marketing and back again, running the organizational intranet, creating presentations for VPs/SVPs/CEO meetings with Wall St analysts, customers, partners and each other remains a mystery.

    But to your point, I know I have done my job well when my execs sound understandable and stop saying things like “optimizing the innovative ecosystem from the 40,000 foot level to produce game-changing technology that will provide wrap-around services to all sectors at a cost point that minimizes customer fatigue.” 😳 You know exactly what I mean. I bet you can also write pages of that nonsense. Everyone agrees it’s great but secretly no one has a clue what it means. Because it the tech version of a Trump word salad. But with words with more syllables. When I can get them to just say “customers will have their own account manager” or “we are no longer funding the project because it doesn’t work,” it’s a banner day. My spelling and grammar are only marginally better than my punctuation. I never did learn the difference between a dash and a hyphen. Other than one is longer than the other.

    Books! I love books. I adore books. I collect books. I have a rare book collection that’s valued at close to $6000 or $0.00 because I will never sell them. I get such joy just looking at them in their bookcase. Little tinglies of happiness run all over my body when I open it up and just carefully look through this one or that one. My overall collection contains roughly 600 volumes although that’s really my best guess. I haven’t ever counted.

    Austin is home to the annual Texas Book Festival (was last weekend.) Two days of author panel discussions, book sales and signings – it was heaven! The bookseller is BookPeople, the largest independent bookstore in Texas and combined with nationally renowned food trailers, it helps local businesses too. Fundraisers help local literacy campaigns focused on everything from promoting girls in STEM to supporting young writers and bringing nationally influential writers to speak at various sessions. I’ll be posting my audio recording of Malcolm Gladwell’s discussion of his new book “Talking to Strangers.”

    My book collection is bordering on hoarding so I am cycling out old, not-so-great writing with higher quality, signed volumes.

    Yes, I live in Austin, TX. Please come visit but then go home. No more moving to Austin. We’re full. In fact, I am going to propose we evict the last 50,000 people who moved here because we are now over-crowded. New prospective residents apply to move and will be allowed in after 2x their input has outputted.

    What do I want to blog about? I’ve gotten off to a rather manic, ADHD-ridden start but what I *really* want to blog about is…books. Mostly breakout nonfiction, books that challenge the status quo and traditional ways of thinking. Like Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink” or “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. I haven’t read either of them yet but I want to. And then I want to talk about them. With other people who have also read them. Like an on-line book club.

    Ok, fairly certain this comment qualifies as a post not. I’m a woman of many virtues. Keeping things to myself is not on that list.

    Tag- your it!

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    1. haha! While I worked in a very different industry, I know all too well what you mean about exec talk. Sometimes it’s just straight up word-lettuce of the iceberg shredded edition.

      Also, a book collection that one cold consider hoarding is the best kind of book collection to have. Seriously, I am that woman who, if my house was on fire, I’d be running to the book shelf to grab my favourites before I ran out the door.

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      1. Thank you. I’m no longer feeling like a hoarder. Finally someone understands! Soon my tv will become some kind of shelf to hold books. And why not? It hasn’t been plugged in in over 18 months!

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  3. Hi: I am one of a bunch of old people that started a consulting company to share our experience and knowledge with young entrepreneurs. Our experience is mostly C-Suite but also involves Emergency management for a large municipality.

    I like your blog because many of our clients are in the millennial cohort and your blog provides insights into that generation.

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    1. Well thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog, and thank you for sharing about your blog. I’m sure a lot of Millennials are desiring to be entrepreneurs, just like me!

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  4. Hi, am Jenna and am from the Philippines. I love to blog about life, experiences, and just anything under the sun. check out my blog at jensdomaine.wordpress.com 🙂 plus, I’m kinda loving the stuff around her.

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    1. I’m sorry I’m really bad with getting through messages in this thread. How are the Phillippines this time of year? Are you near that volcano that erupted? I hope you are safe!

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      1. I’m in Baguio City, far from the volcano that erupted, thankfully. Right now, what’s keeping people at the edge of their seats is the novel coronavirus. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but because of Social Media, it’s become such a threat to everybody.

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      2. Has there been a lot of confirmed cases there? There’s only been four here where I live so luckily public panic hasn’t set in yet. But it’s still being treated very seriously.

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  5. Hi,
    My names Alexia but, I go by my blog name ‘AromaMocha’. I am from the US- Golden State; California!

    I blog about my experiences at coffee shops wherever I go; chains, hidden gems, and local shops. I provide photos, customer service, location, and coffee reviews. 🙂 I love coffee and I’m sure going through life struggles we can’t live without it, at least to start the day with. I have visited a coffee farm in Kona, Hawaii that I have yet to blog about but, it was an out of this world experience since the view was stunning and we had delicious coffee.

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  6. Hi Vee! My name is Julie. I just started my blog a few months ago and honestly am not sure what it’s main theme is going to be! So far, I’ve been writing a mix of personal stories and biology-related posts (trying to get an “organism of the week” thing going…it doesn’t happen every week but it happens sometimes haha). I’ve worked a lot of weird seasonal gigs since I graduated college, from commercial fishing to breweries to teaching swim lessons and have traveled a bit so I have a lot from my past that I want to write about!
    I love the theme of your blog. As a fellow millennial who’s just trying to make it in the world and land her dream job, I feel ya. 🙂

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  7. Hi Vee, My name is Walaa (means loyalty). I go by the screen name Eve. I live in Cairo, Egypt. I travel a lot and I mostly write about life, what I have learned and what I’m yet to learn. I’m also writing my first e-book. Love Letters in my Head.

    Hope to see you soon on my page ❤️

    Love,
    Eve

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    1. One of my best friend’s is living in Cairo right now!! He’s been telling me to come visit him. I know that’s not related to your introduction, but I just wanted to share.

      Also, hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  8. Love this idea of yours! 💗

    I’m Marla from Vancouver (#raincouver) and I like to share on my blog the things I’ve experienced, whether they be local or further flung.

    I’m currently working on getting my drafts published (thank you for the push). If anyone is interested in checking out my blog, I welcome you to visit it here:

    http://www.marlaonthemove.com

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      1. Would you believe I’m actually from Vancouver? Like, born at VGH? Most people are from somewhere else. I’m basically an unicorn in these parts. 😋

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      2. I was born at Royal Comumbian in New West!!! Not that it matters as I dont live there now but I’m a local too! Lol. I agree most people are from elsewhere who choose Vancouver as their place to land.

        Can’t really blame them for that. Vancouver is amazing. Hella expensive, but amazing

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  9. Hey, I’m Krista! I live in the United States, the Midwest to be more specific. I blog about mental health, self love/improvement, poetry, and whatever else I feel like writing. When I created my blog Tales Of A Teenage Brunette I did it with the intention of giving myself a safe place to share my thoughts and ideas with others. As my blog and I have grown, I’m trying more and more to use the hard times I’ve gone through to help and inspire others!

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  10. Hey, I follow your blog, but only now discovered your Introductions page. 😀

    I’m Mori and I live in England, UK. I started my blog (moriganna.com) at the beginning of October 2019, so it’s still pretty new at the time of typing this, although I’ve been writing for many years. I’m passionate about mental health, self-awareness and self-development, as well as all things positive and happy! And sunshiny. ☀️☀️☀️ So I blog about those, and sometimes also some bits and pieces on what my two cats get up to. 😸

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  11. Hi, Vee! I’m Elizabeth, and I like to blog about writing, teaching, and advice for college students. I also do photography on my blog. I am from the US, and I live near the Sierra Nevada Mountains (hence my blog title, hehehe). I just found your blog, and I’m looking forward to exploring it and reading more tips on how to improve my blog.

    https://ekpreston.com/

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  12. Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I’m from mobile, Al. I love your stuff, just found it really cathartic. You said you’d like to be a writer someday, but I’m here to tell you, friend, you already are a writer, I can say this to you,I’ve read my entire life away, basically! I’m very new to this experience, so I don’t blog about any one thing, yet. I’m simply enjoying writing anything at all and navigating through the site, stumbled upon your post, boom. You know the rest. I hope to see more from you, and I hope you feel better I know that is lame to you, bc you’re not trying to feel bad I know. I have friends with this same, insight. But I truly do hope that, but you prolly know your craft might suffer Google giggle. Kinda kidding. Thanks, you’re amazing

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  13. WOW SIS OKAY I LOVE THIS POST!! I hope it’s okay if I borrow it with a tasteful remake…

    My name is Bri and I’m a fellow blogger at bricuzisaidso.wirdpress.com.
    I currently live in the USA!
    My fav thing about your blog is how relatable you are and your insight on situations I often find myself in. So glad a twitter train brought me to your page(:

    xo Bri

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  14. Hey, Vee! I’m Susan and I’ve been reading your blog, and hoping for the very best for you and your job search! If anything, it’s turning into some really great writing.

    Also, I don’t work in my field, as I trained to be a mental health counselor, and now I work in a library, but not as a professional, certified librarian. I’m an Assistant, and thankful for it, as it has changed and saved my life. Because we do not know what the future holds, I’m hoping that you keep writing, and fulfill your career dreams in the meantime! Best wishes. Hoping for the best for you!

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    1. Awe, Susan, you are so wonderful! My best friend is studying to become a Librarian right now. I bet she’d love you. She loves all things libraries and the people who appreciate them as much as she does.

      Thank you for your kind note. ❤

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  15. Hi Vee, I’m Ruby, a teen girl from Australia. I love blogging about anything to do with books but I occasionally get stuck with ideas! I am so honoured that you visited my humble blog, Bokly, and I wanted to pay you a visit in return!

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  16. Hello!

    My name: Hammad Rais
    The country in which I live: Pakistan
    What I like to blog about?: Random photos from my side of the world and my weird thoughts about them, floral photos and weird thoughts from my my weird mind I declare as poetry 🙂

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      1. Yey! I just checked my blog stats and found a click from this site. Thanks for dropping by! I had a trouble with my branding and was quite unsure how to proceed with my blog. I think i figured it out now.

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  17. I’m Ligaya, which means “Joy” in Tagalog – but not like that Joy from “Inside Out” who was trying to smother Sadness because she thought only happiness should reign. I blog about what’s going on in my life or mind on a weekly basis (and I’m leaving that sentence as is, because I think it’s funny to come across as if I think only once a week. Ha!) Oh, and I’m from the U.S.

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  18. Hello V:
    Came to your blog because you referred somebody to our website (https://z-niche.com/blog/) where I write most of our entries and the occasional book review. I am a boomer who as an entrepreneur build and sold a few food companies. After the sale of my last company, I joined a few other geezers in a consulting company, because I do not fish or golf. We work primarily with Start-Ups and SMEs on strategic issues and I blog about the interesting ones.

    I grew up in Europe, live in Florida but my heart is in NYC!

    I like the way you write and hope the follow link worked.

    Best Wishes,
    Herb

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  19. Hello… I’m Taryn from Cape Town, South Africa. My blog is http://www.dragonscodex.net. It started as a place where I wanted to show my progress learning to code. It kinda evolved and became part of my sanity checks. Writing as an outlet to help with mental health. And now I am trying to evolve it even further into a place where I can showcase the talented people I come across (mostly on Twitter). We always see the #WritersLift or #ArtistLift in so many characters. But I really wanted more than that and I hope that 2020 will bring that vision to fruition. Its been challenging so far. My professionalism apparently scares away potential candidates. But I will remain hopeful, Otherwise, every other day I think of closing the blog completely because I don’t really know why I continue it. Is it for fun? Is it to start a business? Is it… just part of who I am now? I haven’t quite figured it out. That is the story of my life. Chaos. Always. Sorry…. went off on a tangent there.

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  20. Hey V! My name’s Mary, I’m in the U.S. I blog mostly about writing and reading, I’ve only been blogging for a couple of months now but I’m trying to gain a better audience. It’s hard to do while working a full-time job. I’m hoping over the next few months I can finally get a better following. I love your blog btw!
    My blog is https://scribbleandscrawl.com

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  21. Hey, V! I’m Steve, currently residing in Virginia, USA. I noticed you visited Bloggathah a couple of times, so I wanted to stop by and say “Thanx!” The game plan is to announce a few upcoming short story and novella publications, and I’ll no doubt throw in a few other cool things. Meanwhile, I’m going to spend some time checking out your site.

    S!

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  22. Hi V! I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months now, and just saw this page. I’m Juhena, going by the name Ju The Dodo, from Dubai, UAE. I absolutely love your honesty and look forward to your posts! I’m Gen Z, and blog about photography, and a li’l bit of lifestyle. Believe it or not, a lot of your blogging tips are cool, and have helped me! Thanks for this awesome blog!

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  23. Hi Vee, my name is Elizabeth and I’m from Ghana (which is in Africa, in case you didn’t know where that was). I started blogging like about 4 months ago so I’m practically new to this. I like stories, both fiction and nonfiction, and that’s what I do on my blog; creating stories around topics I feel can change the world or change the perception of people with regards to a certain idea. And also thanks for the like on one of my latest stories. It’s how I got here and I think you have an amazing blog. I really wish you’d follow my blog too at http://www.thelizziesjournal.wordpress.com and let’s build this friendship. Nice to meet you✌🤗

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  24. Hi there, I just found your blog! I’m Susanne from Sweden, but since almost a year I live in Ireland. I started a blog last February about moving to Ireland and my plan was to share the experiences of moving abroad and also of trying to create a better lifestyle, about self-care etc, but also to share about the lovely places around where I live. That didn’t exactly happen but I’ve just started writing again. Hoping to write more consistently this year.
    I really like your blogging tips, your blog must be the first where I find good and sound blogging tips that focus on creating a good blog instead of only making money on it.

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  25. Name: Riis
    Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona
    Blog Topics: Marriage, Parenting, and Fitness

    Mind if I steal this “introducion” idea? I think it’s a wonderful way to connect with fellow bloggers (and lurkers😉). I’m a huge fan of interactive blogging. Finally getting back into consistent posting myself. So you’ll probably see me around regularly. 🙂

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      1. Arizona is everything I hoped it would be, and more than I could’ve even imagined. Best decision I ever made! 🙂 Also, I have friends (Vancouver, BC and Quebec) and family (Saskatchewan) in Canada! My M-I-L has dual citizenship. Thinking it might be a good idea for the rest of us. lol

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  26. Hi, I’m Melanie, from Cape Town, South Africa. I’m a journalist and my focus is on eco-conscious living and sustainability and meeting the people who are making a difference. I believe in paying it forward and support eco-NPOs and zero-waste stores. My blog is like a diary of all the stories I’m working on or thinking of writing, I enjoy your perspective and I’m trying out your blogging tips 🙂

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  27. Hey! I am Ifeanyi Ibeanusi, from Nigeria. I also have a blog and I saw that you liked one of my posts. Thank you so much for reading it. I also realized that your content is similar to mine! Wondering if there is a way that I can reach out. I am a freshman at Villanova university and I am majoring in computer engineer. I’d love to reach out!

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  28. Hi V! I’m Shelbie and I just revamped and recreated my blog, Random Ramblings: https://shelbiesrandomramblings.home.blog. I had another one under a pen name a few months ago, but I decided to take a leap of faith and reveal my identity as a writer so I could feel like I’m writing more authentically and share more about my life and my experiences. I’m looking forward to being a part of the blogging community and meeting other bloggers as well. I can’t wait to read more of your content!

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    1. I admire your desire to reveal your identity. You’re a lot braver than I am, so I bet that you’ll find much success because people know who the beautiful words you right are coming from.

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  29. Hello, I am PrincessK and I am currently residing in the Maryland area. I will be relocating to the California area very soon. I just started the blog and I will be blogging about life’s experiences. I look forward to meeting and following other bloggers. God bless you all!

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      1. The best thing I find about blogging is encouraging and inspiring others by sharing my life experiences. If I can help someone get through a situation by sharing what I have been through, what I learned in the process and how I trusted in the Lord to get me through it is worth it.

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  30. Hi V,
    Thanks for reading and liking my post on empathy yesterday. I’m Linda and we seem to have a lot in common despite the fact that I’m a boomer and you’re a millenial:
    – We are both from Canada
    – We are both in Communications/PR. Like you, I prefer to be in the background and have my efforts shine on the non-profit I work for and/or the selected spokesperson
    – We have similar feelings about the hiring process today. It’s so impersonal that last year I wrote a post called “Human Resources” are People. I probably should have called it: “People” is the correct name for Human Resources!
    – I love books
    Nice to meet you!

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  31. Hello, I’m Paul, a Glaswegian living in the South East Of England. I was made redundant after working for the same company for 20 years and decided to retire. I have a campervan and plan to travel extensively in Europe with my wife. I have started blogging only this week to help motivate me to ensure I follow through with my plan. The blog is in its infancy and I’m still getting to grips with it. I like modern history and have visited many WW1 and WW2 sites across Europe, football ( soccer) and travel to see my team and for my sins I love beer and regularly travel to Belgium to indulge in the best beers in the world. https://mefeinmccabemeanders.travel.blog/
    I have read a bit of your blog and you are bang on about staying away from negative people, always giving reasons why you cant do things rather than reasons you can. I heard someone say last week every minute you feel negative is one minute you have missed out in being upbeat. That will do for me.
    Take it easy
    Paul

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  32. Hi, Vee. Just a fellow amateur blogger here…. Gail of gaillovesgod!
    I live in the USA and love telling the world how much God loves them,
    and as my name implies that Gail Loves God! 🙂
    I enjoyed reading you intro, and followed the link to introduce myself.
    I am keeping you in prayer. Hope all is well with you! God loves you! 🙂

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  33. Mars from My Home Farm: https://myhomefarm.co.uk

    My wife and I exchanged our city lives for wellies and sustainable, rural living.

    After a year-long house hunt, which took us 14,500 miles across the length and breadth of the UK, we found our ideal house, Home Farm, in the rural British countryside.

    The plan from the outset was to become as self-sufficient, green and eco-friendly as possible.

    We blog about sustainability, country living and DIY.

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