Friday, February 18, 2011
A Shout Out To Tracy ~ The Prairie Patch
Bloggers are a special breed; we sit here at our computers pouring out our hearts and our passions to the ether, sharing things that we'd never share with our co-workers or acquaintances and yet hoping deep inside that there will be a like-minded soul out there to answer our posts. And every once in awhile, we get lucky. We make a connection with someone who we've never seen (and probably never will) who we connect with in some intangible way. One of those people is my dear blogging friend Tracy of The Prairie Patch.
I first 'met' Tracy on October 26, 2010; I was new to blogging myself at that time and was having my first giveaway and Tracy entered my contest. I went to her blog to discover that she was even newer than I was! She had no followers and so I was lucky enough to be her very first. I continued to follow her blog as the months went by and she followed me; we conversed back and forth through our comments and found we had a love of primitives and a love of animals in common among other things. Then, in January of this year, Tracy contacted me to ask if I'd join her new selling blog, Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop. I was so excited and touched to be asked especially when she said she had thought of me because I had continued to follow her blog over the intervening months. And so we continued to converse, now in emails as the Sunburnt Cow started up and grew and I discovered so much more about my new blogging friend. Readers, let me tell you, this is one AMAZING woman! Did you know she is a writer? Did you know she is an expert on SEO (search engine optimization)? Did you know she has been a ghost writer for some very well known people? And on top of all that, she is generous to a fault with her knowledge about the internet (go take a peek at her MULTIPLE SEO posts at The Prairie Patch about how we can all get more traffic to our blogs) and is an amazingly productive woman who now has FIVE (yes, you heard me right), five blogs where she shares her knowledge and love of crafting. There is her first blog, The Prairie Patch where she is sharing her life and her amazing knowledge about SEO's; the Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop where she has curated an amazing collection of talented primitive artisans; Craft Supplies Sales and Resources where she shares TONS of links to great suppliers, tutorials and crafting resources around the internet; Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies where she has curated another amazing collection of artisans specializing in teddy bears and raggedies and last (at least for now!) All Thumbs Crafts, her newest adventure in blogging which she describes as "A craft tutorial blog for the un-Martha: where those of us who are all thumbs and don't have a big budget can still create some nice craft projects". Whew, I'm tired just typing all of that, I have no idea how she does it all. And yet, with everything she is doing and everything she has on her plate, she still takes the time to email me and ask about my life and my family and for that I am truly grateful. I am so glad we met Tracy, thank you for being my blogging friend, thank you for your concern and your humour and your unselfish sharing of your knowledge. Please take a minute everyone to visit Tracy, she has so much to share and is so talented, your life will be better for knowing her; I know mine certainly is.