Mama Diaries

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

IWSG Question of the Month

 


I can't believe another month has just rolled around! January was insanely busy. Just finished another move. Hopefully, that will be it for a while. And Bubba just got a job as a chef at a restaurant. A big step up from McDonald's! You may remember from stories from a few years back how much he enjoyed creating interesting culinary concoctions. Let's hope he sticks with the book, or guests will get some interesting sensory experiences!

Today's IWSG question of the month is:  Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?


Why, yes! I'm sure this answer is true for so many of you. I met my publisher through blogging. And both of my editors. Not to mention so many incredibly supportive friends!  Thanks to all of you for your friendship over the last 15 years. I've been through a lot in my personal life. Some of you know about it. But even the ones who don't know, you have been there through the years, and it's always been nice coming here to reconnect with you, even if at this point it's only once a month. You all rock!


Now for your entertainment:  I've been working on making a CD of violin/piano music. My accompanist and I videoed one of our rehearsals. If you'd like to hear a song, go here

 


 

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  1. Cool that you recorded music. I'll go listen to that next. The blogging world is a great place for writers to make connections. And, congrats on the husband's new job.
    Mary at Play off the Page

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    1. Yes, the blog world is a great place for writers to meet and interact!

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  2. I enjoy hearing you play!
    That's great you met your editors and publisher through blogging. The connections we make matter more than anything else.

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  3. I'm thankful for the friends I've made through blogging. :)

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  4. What a gorgeous tone you have, Violinist Sherry! Yes, I made a few blogging friends, though my blog never had the outreach yours has. It's basically a few (but loyal) group of readers, and I have found I enjoy posting and reading posts.

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    1. For me, participating in the A-Z challenge helped get a lot of friends. I haven't done that in many years because of time constraints, but I am very grateful for the friends I have!

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  5. I met my CP and my illustrator through social media. Isn't it wonderful?

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  6. Congrats to Bubba on his new job. I've made a lot of friends through blogging too.

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    1. This has been a really great outlet and place to meet other like-minded writers.

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  7. What a beautiful piece you played. When I was only six, my grandfather gave me a violin and for a few years I played. Somehow along the way, I veered away from playing, and I've always regretted it.

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    1. The violin is a difficult instrument to play. I've played 30 years, and I still don't play perfectly!

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  8. It's amazing how many connections we do make online. Glad to hear Bubba is doing well.

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    1. I'm very glad he is doing much better than this time last year!

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  9. That's awesome that you met your publisher and editors through blogging. It definitely helps to make those connections.

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  10. Hi, Sherry!

    Yessum, January was insane - period. I didn't know you were moving again. I hope you like your new surroundings and can stay put a while longer. Hats off to Bubba. I certainly do remember all of your posts telling us about your son's culinary adventures. I played your video and was touched by the beauty of your playing and that of your pianist. I might add that you also look "fit as a fiddle."

    Thank you for visiting Shady's Place today and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry. I wish you and your loved ones health and happiness as together we plow through the second month of 2021.

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    1. I'm out of the apartment now, and I have my own house. I like it! It's a little expensive at the moment because of all the repairs I have to do, but it is nice not having neighbors rumbling around above me!

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  11. You are an excellent musician!

    Blogging has been great for me. :) I love the internet for allowing people to connect when they wouldn't otherwise meet.

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    1. It really is nice to connect with people from all over the world. So many nice people out there!

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  12. Congrats to Bubba. Hopefully he doesn't experiment too much at first lol

    Sure been a long blogging road indeed

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    1. He might invent a new chicken wing sauce if they let him have his way. LOL!

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  13. My you have been busy SAherry, moving is quite an up heavel in life. Good ,uck to Bubba in his job that goes without saying.
    Blooging friends like yourself have been a comfort to me over the years. Thank you.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm glad you've made friends through the blogging world. It helps make you feel a little more connected. Thanks for being my friend here!

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  14. I love the violin and viola and have been following your YouTube posts for sometime. Keep sharing. Glad to hear Bubba has a step up. Hang in there.

    https://fromarockyhillside.com

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    1. I'm really happy about Bubba. Big improvement for him. I hope it continues!

      Thanks for following my YouTube channel. Allen and I just had a 3 hour recording session for a CD, but we're still not done. I have lots of mistakes to fix. LOL!

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  15. Awe . . . so thankful for you, too! It really is true - chatting through a screen might be different than in person, but the results can be fondly the same.

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    1. It would be nice if we could actually have a blogger convention and actually meet each other. But it's nice to have this interaction, and it is always so cool when I have the chance to meet bloggers in person!

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  16. Yes! Its so awesome you made connections through blogging.
    I have met amazing people through blogging and have made lifelong friendships. I have even visited my blogger friends in other countries!

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    1. That is so cool! I've seen bloggers from the US, but not from other countries. I bet it was a great experience for you to meet them!

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  17. You play the violin so beautifully, Sherry! In another life I would love to play the violin. Thank you for sharing. I'll say January was insanely fast. Where did it go? Here's hoping February is a little slower and less busy, for both of us! 🤞 🍀

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    1. It has been ridiculous! And now it's March. Where is the time going?

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  18. That is awesome! I have online friends of over 20 years. Such wonderful people. :) Hope you're safe and well.

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    1. That's awesome that you've maintained online friendships that long! There are some really great people here! Hope you are well, too!

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  19. The song is so beautiful Sherry! I love it! You rock too! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for your friendship. Hugs!

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  20. A new job... That's great news, Sherry. You must be so proud.

    Hope you're doing fine.

    Blue

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    1. I'm very happy for him. He's working a lot, but it's good for him!

      I am well. Hope you are, too!

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  21. I love the friends I have made blogging. I have met so many people who love books too- and people with interests different from my own- which is always interesting. Hard to believe we are already a week into February. Time does fly. :) Good luck with the recent move.
    ~Jess

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    1. There are some awesome people here—like you!

      Move went well. I'm pretty much settled, but still working on fixer-up projects. :)

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  22. Do you like to play modern music and hits on a violin? Can you earn money that way? I still remember lovely Lettice Rawbottom from Britain's Got Talent and her modern violin performances.

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    1. Honestly, I haven't done much of the modern-music playing. I play contemporary Christian music for church and I'm making a CD of it, but most of my music is in the classical genre. That's how I earn my money—performing and teaching.

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  23. I love all my online friends! I made so many.

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  24. so true...we may make friend and friendship through blogging...

    Love your video....

    Have a wonderful day.

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  25. Amongst some of my greatest friends are those I have met via my blog so, yes, blogging can lead to the formation of some very special friendships.

    away to take a look at your video now, thanks for sharing.

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  26. I always enjoy reading your book reviews. Thanks for sharing those!

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