Aberrant Crochet’s Gratitude Challenge…

I have been nominated by my soul sister, Laurie Wheeler (a.k.a. Fearless Leader of The Crochet Liberation Front) to participate in the Gratitude Challenge for the next 5 days. Each day I am to post 3 things I am thankful for, and then nominate three friends to take on the challenge.

This started on Facebook, but I decided to share it here too.  What better way to reboot my blog than with gratitude?  Here goes….

Aberrant Crochet's Gratitude Challenge - 6,400 seconds today - Have you used one to smile?

I just fell in love with this guy! You?

1. I am grateful for social media. It sounds like some sort of modern cliché, but the fact remains, be it Facebook, Twitter or Ravelry, I would not be in touch with a whole lot of cool people (and some cool family) if it weren’t for social media. And sometimes that’s what keeps me going.  Keeps me praying for others.  Helps me to remember.

2. After years of a completely different reality, I’m grateful to now live in a well-built home that isn’t threatening my sanity every day.  And there are fish ponds! 🙂  I ♥♥ my house!

3. I’m grateful for work. Nearly every lick of which has been brought my way thanks to a friend and word of mouth somehow.  Because the people I know rock.  And I will give them my all for believing in me.

Now to pour myself a cup of energy, dust off some courage and get to the day….



Filed under Editorial, Random Thoughts, Writing

7 responses to “Aberrant Crochet’s Gratitude Challenge…

  1. Gina

    YEEEEAAAAA, Julia! I am TRIPLE Grateful that you are back with your blog. :>


    • Awwww, thank you Gina! It’s nice to be missed. 🙂 How goes the yoga business?


      • Gina

        Well, my husband’s yoga business is evolving into more of a one-on-one training business that includes yoga. He has a couple talented young athletes. He also does private individual sessions for people who want to use yoga and yoga inspired training to rehab or just get healthier. He had is web site redone by professionals (very reasonable) so it would be more search engine compatible. It’s SO important for anyone with an older site to have their photos, especially the home page, checked out to make sure a search engine (especially Google) will “read” the photo’s coding. It majorly changed how his site comes up. I don’t know if this is related to anything you might write about on your blog, but if anyone has been using a web site for years to market products and/or services, it’s worth having the site evaluated. Technology changes so fast and competition can increase faster than one can imagine. I would think this would be true in the world of crafting businesses, too.


        • You know, that’s a good point Gina – I can write about this subject. 🙂 I manage and produce WordPress and Social Media content and graphics for small local businesses. Which is why my blog has been so dry. I’m writing and doing graphic work, but for other people and their copy/ads/books. But you’re right, coding your photos is really important. Not to mention either staying in the loop when it comes to technology, or paying someone else to do it for you. It’s kind of like house cleaning. If you can’t do it, then you really should find someone to help you with it, or you will suffer in the long run.

          So I’ll put that on my docket. If I don’t write about it soon, I’ll at least try to put together an article for November’s NaBloPoMo on it. The main thing is that so many people are stuck in thinking about their websites in the way things worked 15 years ago, and that just doesn’t fly today.

          Glad to hear your hubby’s business is benefiting from the facelift!

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