For the last two weeks I brought Pirates and Ninja’s to the Sunday selection. I had been thinking of trying to go for a hat-trick if I could find something that was a suitable and interesting “subject” matter. Maybe Vampires?
Then Jennifer mentioned exactly that. Initial thought was “uh oh.” You see, I had thought of a vampire theme but if people were expecting it…my oddball way of keeping the Sunday posts fresh might be too predictable.
Pirates and Ninjas and Vampires… Oh My!
But I still liked the idea. I had even decided right off the bat I wanted Count Chocula to by my graphic “vampire” representation. After all who cannot love the Count and all his Chocolaty Goodness. I even ran across a great vampire post by Christine without really looking. Heck, I even had an old post where I mentioned Slaying Time Vampires .
I really thought I might be falling into a trap of being too predictable in my, “unpredictability”. If I did Vampires this week, it would have to be Frankenstein’s monster running an out of control businesses next week. Followed by a Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow; leading to Leprechauns, lucky stars, purple hearts, green clovers and blue diamonds.
Hmmmm perhaps I need some cereal…
I was falling into a predictable pattern of unpredictability and getting away from the real purpose, which was finding and linking great posts and bloggers.
Then earlier in the week I came across a post by Murray on Giving Back. Since one of the guiding principles of the Sunday Selection is to try to give back to some people who read my site and whose sites I read and love; I decided to take a shot at something similar.
Without further ado, let me get to it. Since Murray was the one whose idea jump started this post let me circle back to him really quickly. Murray has been chosen as a finalist by Dan for, Rookie Blogger of the Year. So get out there and vote for him. Or vote for one of the other great bloggers. He has some stiff competition. I have also been a fan of Theresa , Samuel and Onibalusi who are also in the running. With such stellar competition I have no doubt that all of the remaining finalists whom I have not yet read are also top notch.
So that is your “reading” assignment for the week; get out there check out some of those great writers in the contest and VOTE.
For the rest of this article I want to devote the time to thanking all of the people who have helped make Steve Scott Site reach whatever level of success it has reached. It has a heck of a long way to go; all of the “questions” I have been asking and will continue to ask are for the goal of improving this site even more in the future.
My Thanks: The Guest Commentators
If I am thanking bloggers who have helped with this site there is no better place to start than with some of the excellent writers who have done guest posts over the past few months. Every single one of these bloggers would be in this article regardless because they all also happen to be great commentators and parts of the community.
There is no way I could not thank those readers that have been around for a while. People whos sites I have read, who have been here retweeting, commenting and generally supporting the site for a long time. Thanks!:
My Thanks: The Newer Readers
Then there are all the readers who have come along in the past few months. Leaving insightful comments, retweeting and generally supporting Steve Scott Site into the future. Thanks:
My Thanks: To the Forgotten:
There are some I am sure I have forgotten. I took some pains to try to avoid forgetting people, but I know I have. There are also those who visit all the time and but rarely comment. Thanks to you all too!
Well, that should be about it for this Sunday. Your Weekend Work is to Check out those contest nominees and vote there. There are some really good sites you may enjoy. Additionally go check out a few of the wonderful people linked here. I do not expect anyone to get them ALL. But check out a few of them. They are some wonderful sites run by wonderful people. And of course finally a task for all of you: If YOU run a blog and haven’t thanked all of your readers, get out there and try it. Without readers blogs are empty and barren places, what would be the fun in that? Have a great weekend in the time remaining.Take Action. Get Results.