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This was the assignment for today on Blogging 101:
Be a Good Neighbor. Get out your calling cards, and leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.

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So I spent some time this morning looking through the Freshly Pressed blogs. I’ve got to admit, I’ve never done that before. I was surprised at how I was drawn to certain ones, and each one I read struck a chord in me. I think I’m beginning to get how this whole blogging thing works.

I stopped by More Than Enough where ChrisB was talking about his 92 year old mother. It brought a few tears to my eyes as my own mom has been gone 18 years, and yesterday was her birthday. It was a timely read, and touched me deeply.

From there I hopped over to San Francisco and visited a blog entitled Leave the pen. Take the cannoli. by Pete Scully. His blog happened to make reference to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. I went through a reading period in my life where I fell in love with that subject. It was really interesting to see his sketches of a couple buildings that survived that disaster. I still need to get to San Francisco one of these days.

Stop three was at QWF Writes where Chris Galvin, an eclectic freelance writer, described her writing process. What a relief it was for me to find out other writers edit the way I do!  Made me feel tons better about my fledgling attempt at writing.

The last visit this morning was to librarian and newspaper book reviewer Deb Baker of bookconscious. After a rewarding career in the industry, Deb was just told her column in the paper was no longer needed, that they wanted to replace her with free reviews by readers. Her blog title, On being discontinued, played into my own opinion about how people in general are becoming obsolete! I enjoyed her blog immensely.

I’m glad this was an assignment on Blogging 101, otherwise I might never have discovered these wonderful writers. Turned out to be a heck of an enjoyable morning!