Monday, November 5, 2012

I'm Thankful For My Readers Bloghop

This fantastic bloghop is hosted by two lovely ladies, Vikki and Tara Tyler. This is a thank you to your readers. Readers can be critique partners, beta readers, blog readers, etc. We can never thank our readers enough.

Here’s the rules:
  1. Sign up on the Linky List on the hosts' sites.
  2. Post thanks to your readers on your blog between Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7 by 1700 UK/1200 noon EST US time.
  3. And if you don’t have a CP and you would like to find one, go ahead and post a ‘personals’ ad. 
  4. Be CREATIVE. Write a letter, a piece of flash fiction, a haiku, a poem, or a vlog. It can take whatever form you like. We’d like it if you kept it under 300 words but won’t be counting. 
  5. Naming your reader(s) is up to you and feel free to link to them. 
  6. Hop around and comment on other people’s!
Vikki and Tara will each pick a winner, and jointly choose another overall winner, to be announced on Thursday November 8 on our blogs. They win:
  • Vikki’s Winner: A Reader’s Report style full MS Critique, chosen for Most Heartfelt Post
  • Tara’s Winner: A Banner for their blog (or other graphic), chosen for Most Creative Post
  • Overall Winner: Both of the above prizes, for Best Overall Post!
Lastly - for anyone on twitter, Vikki thought it would be fun if during the same period we tweeted thanks using the hashtag #thankstomyreaders for additional fun. She is vixatthemovies there.

I am thankful for so many wonderful and supportive people. I never feel like I can properly express my gratitude. I can say thank you a thousand times, and it never seems like enough for what all of you have done for me. You've cheered me up when I was down and encouraged me to get past the rough spots. You've danced with me when I was happy and stood with me when I attempted to be strong. I am humbled by your generosity and compassion.

I don't think I can be as eloquent as other people. So I offer up some quotes that have touched me, and I hope you feel the warmth of the message that I pass on too.

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." ~ G.K. Chesterton

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." ~ Oscar Wilde

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy 

“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” ~ Author Unknown 

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart."  ~ Henry Clay 

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie 

Thank you so very much.

23 comments:

  1. *huggles* We love you, Christine! <3

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  2. Lovely quotes thanks for sharing them Christine :)

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  3. I love those quotes, thank you for sharing. Our readers are the very best and I think we have such a great community out there. What a terrific blogfest!

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  4. The small acts are worth more. I think you've been very appreciative and are quite eloquent with words.

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  5. i love quotes! how sweet! thank you for being a great supportive friend too!

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  6. Love your quotes! They say so well what is in our hearts.

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  7. I loved these quotes, Christine. Wonderful to read them here today.

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  8. Awww. That's lovely! The quotes are such a nice touch, too. And thank you for your blog friendship!

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  9. This was lovely, Christine! I love the quotes... thanks SO MUCH for this! <3

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  10. What lovely quotes to pick out and what a nice inclusion. Thank you for joining in the bloghop!

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  11. Thanks for sharing those quotes! ^_^

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  12. I'm a big fan of quotes and these were great! Thanks for sharing them.

    Stopping by from the Thankful Blog Hop!

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  13. I'm thankful for bumping into you, Christine. :)

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  14. Wonderful quotes and they are so true, too! I'm thankful for bumping into you, Christine! You're awesome! :)

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  15. Awww... I love it. The quotes are fantastic:)

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  16. Oh, I didn't realize there were prizes! I am thankful for all my blogging buddies, yourself included!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  17. You guys rock! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I love reading what you have to say. :)

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  18. Nice quotes! A very sweet blogfest topic :)

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  19. Awwww! What a wonderful post with beautiful quotes! The blogging community can be a great support for us writers.

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  20. "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." ~ Oscar Wilde

    Yes indeed. Words are merely words until put into action. Love the quotes!

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