When I first started out blogging, I was alone in this adventure.  I didn’t know a soul.  No one I knew blogged.  Some of my friends didn’t even know what blogging was.  After I had some posts under my belt, I reached out to some of the “big” DIY blogs that inspired me to even consider blogging.  I always heard that blogging was like a “community”.  Everyone supports each other.  Only one replied, DecorChick, and she was generous to take the time to read my blog and offer encouragement and suggestions.  I never heard from any of the others. 

I know, now, that I was a little naive.  These “popular” bloggers have so many followers, I’m sure they didn’t have time to check out my little blog.  And that’s okay.

I kept plugging along, trying to find my own style and hoping my personality would come through in my writing and projects.  (I am quite a hoot! ;) )  I have discovered I love writing just as much as I do DIY-ing.

Then along came my first follower!  Someone likes me!  I couldn’t believe it.  And over the year that I have been blogging, this blogger has been my #1 fan from the blogging world.  She is Dana from CereusArt.  Her blog is about coastal decor and living and loving anything “beach”.  She also has an Etsy shop where she sell casual, coastal, one of a kind decor.  She is a talented lady!

But to me, she is what blogging is all about.  Dana is kind and generous and supportive.  She has been my blogging angel. 

I received the “Inspiring Blog Award” from Jennifer at A Story of Light.  Her blog is very inspirational!  I look forward to every post.  Thank you Jennifer, for including me in your list of inspirational blogs!  I was amazed and honored! :)

The ideas of this award is to send it to 7 other inspirational bloggers.  I don’t have a lot of blogs I follow yet, but I love all of them.  Today, though, I wish to send this to Dana.  This award reads “Inspiring Blog Award”, but I think it should also say “Inspiring Blogger who is just so darn talented, awesome, cool, generous and supportive”.  Thank you for all your support Dana!  You’re the best!