Andrew Leon , Alex J. Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish are again organizing the Oh, How I miss you Blogfest. Here’s what they ask:
I’ll begin with the one blogger I really miss, my Sister in Spirit, Tina Downey.
This is what I wrote about her when she passed on to her field of sunflowers earlier this year:
“Tina hasn’t left us. She’s somewhere around, watching, smiling, sending out snarky reminders, laughing and crying in the same sentence. And though each time I look at her emails or messages or read another of her blog posts, I feel the tears coming– I see that Tina would have laughed at me, and said, I’m around, Damyanti, what are you crying about? Don’t you see there’s a lesson in this? Tina always found a lesson in everything, no matter how sad, or senseless it seemed. And the lesson always was a version of: Life is Good– see it with the eyes of faith, acceptance, and gratefulness.”
Time hasn’t healed the wounds, I still miss her. And I still try to live her message each day. With some success these days, I’ll give myself that much.
The bloggers I’ll really miss (if they ever stopped blogging and I hope they don’t):
1. Alex J Cavanaugh : I started working with Alex during the A to Z Challenge a few years ago, and he’s been a fab blog buddy ever since. He’s helpful, he’s supportive, and you can count on him. If he ever stopped blogging, the internet would be that much emptier.
2. Michelle James : She’s been a really regular commenter on this blog for a while. If I don’t see a comment from her, I begin to worry. She tweets my posts and shares them, and has very perceptive comments. Besides, she’s an awesome book reviewer and I’ve picked up some of the books she’s recommended. Haven’t regretted it.
3. Daniel Antion : He’s been a huge supporter of my other blog, Daily (w)rite. I also love his blog voice, his straightforward, compassionate, follow-worthy posts. If this blogger stopped posting, I’d be pretty upset, that’s for sure.
I’ve been running two blogs for six years, so I know exactly how tough it can get on some days.
To every blogger who takes the time to stop by and comment, I try and visit you back each time. I share in your stories, and on the days I’m rushing from pillar to post trying to get stuff done, I press Like or G+ or Facebook or Tweet on my phone– in some small way to let you know I love your posts, that I read them, enjoy them, and would miss them if they ceased. I love you, each and every one of you- and I try to show it as much as I can in the limited online time I’m allowed.
So which blogger would you miss the most if they stopped blogging? Are you taking part in Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest?
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I remember when Tina passed. So sad.She left way too early. I miss having the time to visit as many blogs as I once did. I've loved the connections I've made.
Beautiful post, Damy, and definitely appreciated.
I didn't sign up for this year's Oh How I Miss You. I'd miss so many people that choosing three would put me in a twist!
Indeed, Tina is very missed.
Picking out only three that I would miss was difficult. I had at least three other names I wanted to add (including you!!!). But this hop was really fun all the same. I found several new blogs, and even got two free ebooks! So much to read. Yay. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
How did I miss this post? I would've joined the blog fest too. The thought of you being absent from blogging makes me moody. You're a blogger who writes articles I take pleasure in reading, and I know your absence would be felt.
Running two blogs for 6 years is a lot! Loved seeing your list of who you would miss. 🙂
Sure many to miss that bring all bliss
Damyanti, you are awesome. Thank you for including me. You are one of my favorite bloggers, and I certainly count you as a friend. I would miss you terribly if you stopped blogging.
Tina was a dear, and is missed by everyone who had the opportunity to know her, whether in the blogoshpere or in person. Just remember, she is hanging out and watching over all she held near and dear.
I will definitely be sticking around. Blogging is so much fun. <3 <3
I second what L. Diane said. Alex would definitely be missed!
Tina and Alex have made many lists today.
I think many people would miss Alex if he ever stopped blogging.
Some people do touch our lives and bring a ray of sunshine into it.
Tina was one of those persons, based on the comments made about her.
I've always really appreciated you for the g+ thing.
So now you know!
Alex would be missed and he can never leave. Tina has touched many lives and I wonder if her family knows how much she is missed in blogger land. It takes one person to change another's life and she seemed to have done this for many
Great post, and I agree, we'd all miss Alex for certain!
We'd all miss Alex around the blogosphere! It is lovely to see dear Tina being remembered today as well.
Alex is one I would certainly miss. I don't get to comment like I used to but I adore so many blogs and find inspiration from so many blogger peeps, including you Damyanti 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
I've lost track of how many bloggers wrote about Tina. I didn't know her well, and I've been fortunate to get to know her through everyone's tributes and going back to read her posts.
Congrats on 6 yrs!
Hi Damyanti – yes Tina is a huge loss – and so sad. Two blogs for 6 years .. that take some doing!!! One is enough … I don't think I know Michelle or Daniel .. so two newbies for me to check out … cheers Hilary
Tina left behind lots of people who miss her. It's so wonderful to have friends who visit every day.
The loss of Tina has been tough on the blogosphere. She was always so full of energy and motivation.
And where in the world would we be without Alex!?
Tina is missed greatly! I would miss all of those amazing bloggers as well!
Damy, thank you! Not going anywhere for a very long time, I promise.
I had to list Tina today because there is still a huge void without her.