Monday, May 14, 2012

Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ!

They say writing is a solitary thing. And I guess in a lot of ways, that's true. But it's also one of those things where the help of everyone makes such an incredible difference. None of us would be at the point we are at if it weren't for other people, helping us and supporting us along the way.


To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. I am so excited to be able to participate!

As I was thinking who I wanted to acknowledge, I thought of all the people who have helped me over the years with writing craft. Most of those people I have tracked down and thanked as profusely as possible without crossing into crazy stalker territory. (At least I think I was successful at not crossing that line...)

But do you know who I haven't thanked enough? YOU GUYS! I've read blogs of writers and authors for years. But it was less than a year ago when I first started mine. And boy did I not understand what I was missing out on! I had plunged myself into writing 3 1/2 years before, but starting my blog was like taking the plunge into the writing community. I never fully understood how awesome this community is-- how awesome all of you are-- until I started blogging. I love you guys. You have made this past year incredible. The second that blogging crossed my mind, I knew I wanted my ROAKBlitz to be someone I knew only through blogging.

And then the person specifically I wanted to ROAKBlitz came to mind about half a second later.

Carrie Butler at So You're a Writer

Carrie started following my blog a mere six weeks after I started blogging. She's sweet and loyal and fascinating and downright HILARIOUS! Her posts rock as much as her graphics manipulation skills do. Her blog is a blast to read. If you don't already read/follow her blog, I highly recommend it. The link's right here -- So You're a Writer. If you're lucky, she'll give you a nickname. If you're extra lucky, you might one day win in a giveaway on her blog something as awesome as the button she made for my sidebar. (See what I mean? Serious graphics skillz.)

So as my ROAKBlitz acknowledgee, what does she win? I'm glad you asked! She wins this fabulous notebook and pens (which I had a really hard time not just keeping for myself!), along with a $25 gift certificate to The Book Depository. (I'll get in touch with you, Carrie, to find out where to send it.)


Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.

Do you know someone special that you'd like to randomly acknowledge? Don't be shy--come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way.

And seriously, everyone. Thank you. I appreciate you all more than you'll ever know. (Mostly because if I really told you how much, I'd be crossing that line into crazy stalker, and almost nobody likes that.)

35 comments:

Iain said...

Carrie is the perfect choice :o)
She's everything you put in your post, and so much more.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good choice with Carrie!

Creepy Query Girl said...

awesome ROAK gift! Congrats Carrie! Feeling the bloggy love today!:)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

What a great ROAK gift - I don't know Carrie, but clearly I need to fix that. Thanks for the introduction!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

This is such a great idea and congrats to Carrie. I LOVE this writing community.

Libby said...

Books and pens are the perfect writerly gift!

Jessie Humphries said...

Yay Carrie, we all love you! Happy ROAK day :)

JeffO said...

Seriously groovy notebook. Very nice post, Peggy.

Ruth Josse said...

Peggy, you can stalk me anytime. (Or did I just cross the line?)

So awesome to celebrate the people we adore!

Ruth Josse said...

Peggy, you can stalk me anytime. (Or did I just cross the line?)

So awesome to celebrate the people we adore!

Z said...

Carrie seems like a great choice for the award--I'm glad you're participating in the blitz--isn't this fun?

As for the stalker bit...we all read each other's posts religiously, so aren't we all stalkers? :)

Christina Lee said...

Aww how nice! Off to follow Carrie!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Loved the idea of this blogfest. Its cool. Will go and meet Carrie now.

Leslie said...

very cool idea for a blogfest! I'm looking forward to learning more about Carrie at her blog.

Tara Tyler said...

that is so awesome! this is a great fest!

Cassie Mae said...

I LOVE Carrie!!!! Great choice :)

Emily R. King said...

Carrie is such a doll. She even gave me a pet name. I will forever be known as Empress King because of her. Love you, Carrie!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Peggy! I enjoyed your post. Carrie sounds like an awesome person.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Thanks for introducing us to Carrie. I'll go and check her out. :)

Isn't it amazing how connected we can feel to people we have never met in person? I have so many blog friends that I chat with via email on a daily basis.

Angela Ackerman said...

Carrie is way-awesome, and she always stops in at our blog as well. It makes us feel so special, and I don't know if she knows that, so I am so happy you've chosen her here!

Thanks so much for doing the RAOk with us! Hasn't it been a fabulous day?

Angela

Jenny Morris said...

Such a cool idea. Really. And Carrie is awesome!

Carrie Butler said...

Darn it, Pegasus! You made me tear up in the parking lot. People were staring at me like I was some kind of time bomb. LOL

Thank you so, so much! Not only is this RAOK way generous of you, but it helped me out of this discouraged rut I've been in. *Hugs*

All of you awesome comment-friends, too. Group hug! :D

I'm so happy and excited right now! I can see why you want to keep the goodies. They're perfect for list-making! *Squeals*

Thanks, again!

Patti said...

I don't know Carrie, but I'm on my way to give her a follow. What a great RAOK.

Angela Brown said...

I'm feeling the love everywhere I go in the blogosphere. It's so wonderful.

linda said...

Yay, Carrie! :D Congrats! *throws confetti* Totally agree with you about how awesome her buttons are. :)

cluculzwriter said...

I can attest to just how wonderful Carrie is. The fact we have the same last name is purely coincidental. Yay, Carrie.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations to Carrie! And to you for this awesome RAOK. What a great way to begin the week. ; )

David P. King said...

Great choice. Carrie is my hero and she doesn't know it (but if she were to read this, the secret's out!) :)

Shallee said...

I'm loving all these RAOK posts! I must have missed the memo, but I'm wanting to go thank those who have been so awesome to me too. Like you! Your blog, and you in person, are both awesome. :)

Miriam Forster said...

Oooo! Pretty writing things! *makes grabby hands*

Yay RAOK!

Jay Noel said...

Love reading these great tributes to those friendships you all value.

Wow, Carrie got some awesome goodies too!

Susan Kane said...

We don't say good things to those we care about often enough. Thanks for the reminder. That will be a future blog post for me.

Michelle said...

I am loving this RAOK blitz... So many warm and fuzzier while reading blogs.
What a lovely gift.
Xx

Romance Reader said...

I loved reading about RAOK all over today. Sounds such a great idea and your post is great!

Riya

Janet Johnson said...

Carrie made your button??? I love that thing. She is super talented.