November 2, 2008
Liz published this at 11:57 am
Thank You for Coming!
They act as if time is marching all over them, with each year ticking off their lives with a resounding effect. People stomp through their lives, never stopping to celebrate milestones, small victories, and everyday achievements. —Alicia
Celebrations. Birthday parties. Anniversaries. Graduations. Marriages. New Houses. New Babies. Openings and Closings. And the dates that remember them. In the timeline of a lifetime, it’s not hard to start seeing them as interruptions and burdens.
Wouldn’t our calendars be so much freer without all of those ritual obligations?
Last Tuesday and today, I was reminded why we stop what we’re doing to take part in those “interruptions.”
It’s the stopping and the gathering that holds together a community. We see each other. We see who’s here and who’s gone missing. We tell stories of our history. We remember what we used to be and notice how we’ve grown.
In an event tied to last year, we notice this point compared to that one. We see what we’ve given and what we’ve managed. We reunite with people we didn’t know we’d thought we had lost, and in some ways they bring back parts of our personal history.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to celebrate and mark this day for next year’s celebration. Meanwhile, here’s some of what happened at this one!
At This Year’s Party
We had a refreshments.
emdoozie | Michael Anderson said, “Cocktail anyone?” and Bean brought the party hats.
Katie Baird was kind enough to provide the Atomic Cake. and Martin Neumann won a copy of DivaJess’s ebook The Indispensable Guide To Living & Working From Anywhere You Want
REVIEWS were good. I particularly liked this one that came in while the party was still in progress.
well, HELLO everyone! look at all these people! and the balloons and the party hats and the BAND! where did you get that band, liz? and i LOVE your dress. you look even better than last time i saw you, how do you do that?
Joe of course, wrote his traditional road side poem.
Everyone brought a present tonight
Links, successful to everyones delight
The good will and best wishes did flow
You could see Liz’s face was all aglow
New friends and old gathered tonight
To thank Liz for a friendship so tight
We all hope that there are many more years
Of Blogs Successful, Liz leading, smiling, no tears.
Everyone contributed photos, articles, and stories for us to celebrate and to mark this place in our mutual history.
Here are the links you brought:
- emdoozie | Michael Anderson Cycles of Prosperity
- amypalko The One Place You Must See Before You Die
- Grant D Griffiths blogging dead…NOT
- Duane Lester I Bought a Gallon of Milk Today
- Jonathan Fields Running To Catch The Sun
- Lea Woodward Is A Location Independent Life Cheaper Than Living In One Place? A 12 Month Breakdown.
- Char How Do You Explain Blogging to your Mom
- Char Getting Organized on a Tuesday Night
- Richard Reeve Variety, the colors of a marketplace
- Gary photo from the top of Australia
- John own the customer
- Pamir | Reiki Help Blog Soul Bravery
- Betsy Wuebker Small
- Karen Swim Timeless Tuesday
- Donna Jackson Self publishing, should you or shouldn’t you?
- Michael Martin 25 Ways to Spice Up Your Blog Post Photos
- Robert Hruzek Let’s Be Brief
- Robert Hruzek Poke It With A Sharp Stick
- John Business School in a Box
- Alina Popescu Linux The Best Way to Increase Girls’ Sexiness Factor
- Jess DivaJess
- CK Reyes What does being naked in a sauna have to do with manifesting your purpose?
- Rose How to Cook: Cooking Lessons from the Ground Up
- Kim Woodbridge Believing in Myself and Taking a Leap
- Kim Woodbridge photo of a mama and baby giraffe
- Brian Kim It CAN Be Done: Let Nobody Else Tell You Otherwise
- Katie Baird Thank you notes: do you or don’t you?
- Eric Peterson 4 Rules for Leaders Developing Leaders
- Eric Peterson Best Showers Morning or Night?
- Mike Lost Blogging Feeling
- Marianne Richmond Successful to me: My Amazing Mother
- Giovanna Garcia Take an action of joy.
- Giovanna Garcia What is your theme song?
- Geoffrey Philp Bob Marley: Fable of Freedom – I Shot the Sheriff
- Brian Kim How to Find What You Love to Do
- SpaceAgeSage — Lori “Ramrod, doormat, or … ?”
- Adele – Yoga Babe Cafe freebe eBook link for Astro YogaBabes
- Robert A. Henru The five steps to win with your limitation
- Robert A. Henru “Happiness in success journey”
- PC 50 Best Firefox Extensions for power surfing
- Amy Derby Sucking the Suck Out of Corporate Presentations (or, Conversations With Monkeys)
- Amy Derby Netiquette Rant #409 (or, Introducing the Cut-the-Crap-o-Matic)
- Karin H. “Why don’t I hear from them?”
- –Deb br-r-r-rhinebeck
- Anita Bruzzese “10 Signs to Know You’ve Gone Off the Stress Meter at Work”
- Sunny Trust
- Grandy Don’t Tell Anyone
- Joe Work at Home Mom who could have been fined $10M for eBay Business
- Mother Earth aka Karen Hanrahan 1996 McDonald’s Hamburger
- LaurenMarie – Creative Curio The Color Wheel and Color Theory
- Huub Koch Where do you blog?
- Bean Too much or too little? Evaluate this blogging class
- Bean Fear NOT the Publish button but preview and review first
- Paul Merrill Point A to Point B
- Rick Cockrum Your Life, Your Greatest Work Of Art
- Crissy | IndieBizChicks.com Special Report: Meet the Press
- Franke James Paradise Unpaved
- Suzie Cheel Getting Clear to get Clarity
- jon Chris B photo
- Tom Volkar / Delightful Work Leveraging Community
- Mike Figliuolo very effective leadership tips
- Dina Lynch Eisenberg renewable marriages
- Dina Lynch Eisenberg can you describe your relationship in a six word sentence?
- Mike Ramm “Who does money really motivate?”
- Mary-Lynn & George Why Work Life Balance Doesn’t Work.
- isabella mori how to deal with the swear jar
- Sheila Scarborough High above Paris: a meal in the Eiffel Tower.
- Kiwiwriter In the Beginning
- Kimberlee Blog Action Day Post: Poverty
- Carol I’m Not Marie Osmond
- Carol Loves Me Loves Me Not
- isabella mori creative canadians who use blogs to talk about their work
- Lillie Ammann How to Write an Interview-Winning Resume
- Lillie Ammann Free Stories
- Aruni What They Don’t Tell You About SEO, part 4
- Brad Shorr A Guide to Confusing Business Words and Phrases
- Geoffrey Moffett First time blogger
- Tim Johnson Age of Conversation 2 launches
- Drew McLellan Free stuff
- Derek Halpern How to Be Incredible
- Benjamin St. Paul’s in London at Night
- Benjamin “You can predict the future too”.
- Mark Dykeman Esteem and social media
- Terry Starbucker Slaying the Posting Dragon or How I Deal with Writer’s Block
- Sueblimely Best sites for free stock images
- Sueblimely Andrew Moy, Our Everyday Hero
- Erica Ross-Krieger Coping with Change and Transition: What’s an Entepreneur to Do?
- AmyL Thanks, Coach
- Des Walsh 5 Ways Twitter Helps Me in Business
- Christine Twitter Me This: What’s So Cool About Micro-blogging? (Small Business Edition)
- Becky McCray Checklist for starting your first business
- Shirley Buxton a beautiful true story My present: I’m sending a link to my original post, where among the comments are Rob’s stirring words. A second present is here: Crestline Happenings Thankful and gracious words from Rebecca to Rob, and Rob’s beautiful message he sent only today. Their comments begin around comment 9, I believe.
- Luke Gedeon Sunday Snippets 2008-03-30 — a bunch of hilarious quotes
- Jenny Mannion Weeding My Thoughts to Plant New Seeds
- Michelle Vandepas Conscious Business with Dawud Miracle!
- mark_hayward 39 Things I Have Learned As I Prepare to Turn 40
- JD Predicted Obama was to be our next president
Thank you, everyone, for being part of Successful-Blog history.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!