Monday, June 18, 2012

The Friends I've Made Along the Way

Some time ago, I made some changes to the look of my blog.  While I was entering the code for the new template, I made an error that made a small almost imperceptible glitch in the look of my blog.  But I knew it was there and it bothered me every time I logged on to the homepage.  I wasn't skilled enough to know how to fix it so I just left it the way it was.

I have been blogging since 2006 and I have "met" so many wonderful bloggers who I communicate with frequently.  We support each other, visit each others blogs, and encourage one another.  Their writings have blessed me and I have learned so much from them.  I consider them to be friends, even though I have never met them in person.

One such blogger, who has inspired and encouraged me is Tracy Teppler.  She lives in South Africa, a whole world away and will I probably never have the chance to personally meet her.  Her blog, My Daily Walk in His Grace, has blessed me countless times.  Last week, while she was visiting my blog, Tracy noticed that glitch.  She contacted me privately and told me how I could fix it!

Needless to say, I was so excited.  I tried to follow the instructions that Tracy gave me, but I just seemed to make it worse.  I struggled and struggled with it and became quite frustrated. Tracy worked with me for two days, trying to make it right.  That's right, she spent hours for 2 days, working to help me.  At that time, I decided to change the whole look of my blog and Tracy did almost all the leg work.  I just couldn't believe that she would be so selfless and giving...wait...yes I could.

You see, when you are part of the blogging world, you meet so many kind wonderful people.  We are a community of writers who truly care about our readers and each other.  I'm so grateful to all of the bloggers who I've come to know and love.  Your support and inspiration has truly been a blessing to me.

I hope that you like the new "look" of my blog.  I would love it if you would stop by Tracy's blog, My Daily Walk In His Presence, and say "hi" to her.  Maybe tell her that you like the work she did on my blog!  I'm sure that her writing will bless you too!

Tracy, thank you so much!  You are a blessing!




From His Lap,

39 comments:

  1. So very sweet and true how we meet such amazing, warm and generous new friends as bloggers. Will definitely be checking out her blog. And your blog looks amazing!! Truly, its like having tea on a cozy couch and chatting with a friend. Very welcoming and warm. Great job- to you and Tracy!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you are going to ck out Tracy's blog. You won't be disappointed.
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  2. I LOVE your new blog sister :) It's beautiful, just like you. I, too, have several friends like that I have met in the blogging world. I did almost the same thing you did and one of these gals went into my blog as an admin and fixed it in 20 minutes, when it would have taken me days. I can't wait to check out Tracy's blog. xoxox

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    1. Andrea, aren't blogging friends precious! It just goes to show you that touch don't have to meet face to face to love someone! Enjoy Tracy's blog.
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  3. Love the new look! Isn't the blogosphere fabulous - so kind and helpful! Heading over to "meet" Tracy!

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    1. Audra, I love the friendships I've made on the blogosphere! Thank you for visiting Tracy's blog!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  4. I'm like you when it comes to the technical side of blogging. I love your new look!

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I've gotten a lot of positive feedback on it. Thanks for visiting.
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  5. I love the look too, very pretty! And that Tracy is an awesome lady. She just introduced me to another one of her friends from So. Africa and we are like twins. Yes, the blogging world is SUCH a blessing and to think when I started, I was scared to death ;)

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    1. Kristin, I'm so happy that you know and love Tracy too! I'm sure that her friend is a blessing too! Thank you for stopping by.
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  6. Some of my new friends, I also met through blogging. And most of them came from the wonderful voiceBoks family. :)

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    1. I agree, Czjai!! Our vB sisters are amazing!!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  7. I too love the friends I've made along my blogging journey! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Yea for blogging friends!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  8. Sweet Erin, I almost hate to say that I never even noticed the glitch...but I never did. Every time I've come to your site to read your lovely posts, it all just seemed normal to me. But I'm so glad that someone who did notice it, extended out their hand in friendship and guided you though fixing it. Your site looks lovely...and your posts are always filled with that beauty from inside you that shines through onto the page! Big hugs, xoxo

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    1. Mitzi, I have been so blessed to meet you through blogging. You have truly touched my life. You would really be blessed by Tracy's blog too.
      Love you, sister!
      ~Erin

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  9. Your blog is beautiful. I'm glad to see you kept the blue daisies as your button though. I love daisies and your blue ones always spoke to me whenever I logged on to your site.

    It is so good to be getting back to visiting my sweet blog friends. HUGS

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    1. Aw, thank you, Becky! I love my blue daisies too. I'm keeping them. I'm glad you are finished moving and able to visit more now. You bless me!
      Love you!
      ~Erin

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  10. Hi Erin - YOU have made me CRY now! Thank you for your sweet words. It is you who are a blessing to me
    God bless
    Tracy

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    1. Tracy, everyone loves the labor of love you put into my blog. I can never thank you enough. YOU bless me!!!
      I love you!
      ~Erin

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  11. I love it! It`s so true, blogging is such a great community! My hubby can`t understand that I can get support from people half-way around the world, but I truly do! Thanks for sharing a peek of these world with others!

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  12. Same here, Joy. They just don't get it!! I'm so glad you came by!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  13. So true, Erin! I feel real connections with several women that I've met through blogging. It's a blessing that God knows just what we need everyday! Sometimes that little encouragement comes from someone out of the blue... right here on the internet. I'm thankful. And I LOVE the new look of your blog, by the way! :)

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  14. Paula, thank you so much. I love it too. God knows just what we needs and He uses our Blogger friends to speak through! I'm so glad you stopped by.
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  15. It's beautiful, just like you sweet friend! One of the greatest joys of blogging (for me) has been the wonderful friends I've made in the bloggy world. You are one of those awesome blessings!

    {{{Hugs to you!}}}
    ~Rosann

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  16. Rosann, you are one of the dearest friends I've made through blogging. You are a precious blessing to me. I'm glad you like my new layout!!
    Love you, sister!
    ~Erin

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  17. So cool. I really admire your connections to the blogosphere. I am a bit envious of it as I have no idea how to even get it started.

    For now I will live vicariously through my wonderful and talented friend!
    Dianne

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    1. Dianne, when you were blogging about your Israel trip, I loved it! Your writing was so inspiring. I wish you would do it more. Thank you for being so faithful to read my blog and comment!! I love you, sister!
      ~Erin

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  18. erin, i love the new look of your blog! i had this template last spring and it was one of my favorites! it looks great <3
    it is amazing the connections and relationships we develop over this amazing blog community! i'm so blessed to have met you along the way. i hope the week is treating you well and that your hubs had a wonderful father's day <3
    lots of love
    xoxo
    maria

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    1. Maria, we must have the same taste!! I'm so honored and blessed to have met you through the blogosphere! You are one of the kindest, sweetest souls! I feel blessed that our paths have crossed! We had a wonderful Father's Day!
      I love you, dear!
      ~Erin

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  19. It looks beautiful! Tracy did a wonderful job; she has helped me countless times too! :) So true Erin; my wonderful blogger friends have given me endless faith, encouragement, and support; they have brought me peace and happiness that I could never experience otherwise! The encouragement we give to each other blesses each of us in a unique and special way, and we must always protect and embrace it!

    Blessings friend,
    Denise

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    1. Denise, our girl Tracy, she rocks!!! She's so smart but not just that...she's willing to help others too! I have been uplifted, encouraged and inspired by fellow bloggers!
      Blessings, sweet sister!
      ~Erin

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  20. Beautifully written! I am happy to be a new friend and follower of yours! Thanks for the VoiceBoks invite...still waiting on my approval! :)

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    1. Shannon, Woo hoo!!! I'm so glad that you are joining vB! Now there is a supportive online community if I ever saw one. And there is an active Christian group there too! When you fill out your form, let them know that I was the one who invited you. That way, I'll be notified that you are there!!!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  21. I wanted to immediately run over when your post came through my email! I know exactly what you mean about God putting people in your life who will be there for you virtually that you never knew! I am thankful for the prayers you have offered up on my behalf and the encouragement I have gotten through your post and your personal messages. Thankful and praising God that you have had the favor returned unto you. Many blessings and I will be checking out your sister friend over at a Daily Walk in His Presence!

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  22. Oh, I forgot to comment on the blog! It reminds me of your favorite picture. Or is that my favorite picture?! LOL Of you in the field in a beautiful chair, simply cozy! It's pretty awesome!

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    1. Thomasina, your words are so encouraging for me. You have blessed me so much. I know that you will love Tracy and her blog. She is a wonderful sister in the Lord. Oh, by the way, a lot of people tell me that they like that prairie pic!!
      Blessings,
      ~Erin

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  23. Awwww, Tracy is indeed a treasure. I'm not surprised at all at what she did. Love you Tracy!

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    1. Shannon, she's a treasure!!! She has joined vB! Woo hoo!
      ~Erin

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