Shai Coggins crept into my radar again recently. I’d come across her blog some time ago when she was featured in our local rag, The Advertiser, and then again more recently when she joined a Flickr group I’m in. Every week she’s running a 52 weeks of blog community project (52WoC for short) and this week the task is to feature one of your readers on your blog. There’s a few ways of doing this and I’ve chosen to feature three of my top commenters. There’s a bit of a theme here as you will see.
Jeanie from Jeanie in Paradise came into my blogging life about a year ago. Her memory is better than mine so she might be able to remember how we met, but all of a sudden she started leaving me comments. We have some stuff in common, being sole parents and all – although she now has a man in her life. Tuesday night is Taco night is perfect for showing us mums how those great intentions we had before having kids go out the window when the little ones come along.
I met Joy of Joy of Six via her daughter Jory. Jory talked her mum Joy into blogging just over two years ago. She’s like a second mum to me and has been a fantastic support when I’ve had some life issues. Myself and JJ also have names starting with J like her and her family. She’s always encouraging and I love the comments I get from her and I actually like her poetry (I’m not a huge fan of poetry).
Megan from Imaginif Child protection became serious business is yet another person who’s been really supportive of me and yet another person who I feel that if I met in real life, I would really like. If you want to know anything about child protection hers is the blog to visit. She writes lots of interesting articles and has got me thinking more about child protection. Her BITSS of protective behaviours is definitely worth a read and she also facilitates the Carnival of Australia.
I’m also getting to know more bloggers because of the new Aussie bloggers community. Check it out if you haven’t already. There’s loads of how tos about blogging and if something related to blogging is not there you just need to ask as there’s plenty of people to help out. It’s not restricted to Australians either.
All of these people, and there are more who drop in occasionally (see the top commenters in the right hand nav), are fantastic blogging buddies and I feel honoured to know them, well know them virtually anyway. Thank you.