Blogging Gives You So Much More!

While searching the travel tags this evening, this is what a noticed:

Lesley Carter — Thank You

Yesterday’s post, Thanksgiving Rant, was my first post ever to get a “like” from another blogger. First thing I have done on any of my WordPressblogs since 2009 that got that small show of love.

So while it was a slow day at work today, like it has been the last week or so allowing me to start this unguided project, I logged in to see who the nice blogger was & what they had going on. That is where I found Lesley Carter.

If you have not visited Lesley’s blog yet, I recommend you do – soon. Not only is she a blogger that shares her life and reaches out to hear about yours, but she is simply inspirational.

I found myself pulling up her blog, Lesley Carter – Travel, Adventure and New Experiences, when the bosses weren’t looking of course.

In this one blog I found everything, well almost everything, which I have dreamed of doing and becoming.

I may have the tattoos that read, “Live each day like your last; Dream like you will live forever,” but Lesley is the one doing just that – sky divingbungee jumpingworld travels and so much more.

This is my long personal Thank You to Lesley Carter for sharing her story and living the life that she lives. I hope that the boy whom I have fallen in love with is half as adventurous as your husband. I hope that my life… job will allow me to travel and experience as you have. I envy your ability toembrace all and fear nothing. I wish that one day at least one of my blogs is as well structured, followed and updated as yours. You Lesley have got yourself not only a new fan and follower but also someone who finds youinspirational.

http://heathergioia.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/lesley-carter-thank-you/

In three months, I’ve become linked to people from around the globe and, with Thanksgiving approaching, I’ve learned that there are beautiful people out there that can touch your heart, make your day, and bring tears of joy to your eyes.

The kindness of others continues to amaze and inspire me.

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87 thoughts on “Blogging Gives You So Much More!

  1. What an awesome tribute. Says a lot about who you are. Isn’t this what blogging is all about? sharing your experiences with others, touching people that you wouldn’t normally have the chance to read, creating a community through cyber space. Thank you for being true to who you are. Your authenticity is inspiring. Keep up the good work!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Three months ago, I really had no idea what to expect from blogging. I’ve always loved traveling and the extremes and as an English teacher, writing has played a major role in my life as well, but I didn’t realize that it was such a community. Since leaving eastern Canada, I wondered if I would find the same caliber of people in other places, but now I see them around the world.

      It is a beautiful experience; thanks for being part of it,

      Lesley

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  2. A beautiful tribute to you, Lesley, and so very true! It is truly amazing what we can learn and understand in this world by ‘listening’ to others as they relate their experiences to us. Congrats on receiving such a moving tribute; you deserve it! Cheers!

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  3. That’s awesome, it is really wonderful to get a response that lets you know your words and actions have touched someone else in such a nice way.

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    • At 22 weeks pregnant, I’m already a little over emotional, but the kind actions and words of others has truly touched my heart.

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment; it’s appreciated.

      Lesley

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    • After reading this beautiful post, along with several others, I have more to be thankful for this year.

      Interesting posts, except for the Goblin Shark (Video), that’s just wrong and scary 😉 Keep them coming 🙂

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment; it’s appreciated.

      Lesley

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  4. Thanks for liking my post, Lesley.

    I’ve been blogging for six years and I can’t stop wondering how many people I’ve got to know during this time! Many of them I’ve met personally, especially those who are here, in Finland, but also blogger friends abroad.
    Blogging makes the world small, you find people of your kind all over the globe. It’s amazing. I’ve been inspired by so many talented people that it makes me grateful. To get to know artists and writers and travelers, makes me want to make a trip around the world. On every continent there are people I “know”. It would be fun!!

    Have a nice day!

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog… I’ve been toying with a ‘thank-you’ themed post but now that I’ve read this one of your’s I’ll surely do it!
    You’ve expressed what blogging can mean to folk all around the world…
    Thank you and good luck with that little one on the way!
    Keep the fun going! 😉

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  6. You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. ~ Jim Stovall obtained from Helpfulness quotes

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  7. Hi, Lesley!
    Inspiring blog! I love travel, adventure and new experiences too!
    Congratulations on the baby! I agree with Cindy: that will be your greatest adventure ever. But I also think you already have the required abilities: joy, self-confidence and energy to face the challenges! 😉
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Marusia

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  8. Lesley, you were the second person to ever like one of my posts, and ever since, my traffic has increased exponentially. Thank you so much for the likes; it really means a lot to me that someone not only is reading what I write, but likes it, too!

    I love your blog, and I can’t wait until you start writing about your new adventures as a mom.

    http://awonderouslife.wordpress.com/ by Carolyn Bishop, aka Mzklever

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  9. I’ve said from the beginning that you are my hero. There are lots of us that only dream about the things that you are doing and wishing that we had half your courage. Keep it up! At the very least, I’ll live vicariously through your adventures.

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    • Your writing is beautiful and you have a lot to offer the blogging world. Anyone that is passionate about what they write and how they write it is an inspiration in my eyes.

      Thank you for your continued support; it doesn’t go unnoticed.

      Lesley

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  10. It is true Lesley! I have learned much and been greatly blessed by my travels in the blogosphere! I amy not “get out” as much as you do. But through my reading and being read I feel I have seen portions of the world I could never have otherwise visited!

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  11. Lesley, I too have found blogging to be an inspiration and challenge. You have liked many of my posts and I am thankful. I hope you will continue to find ways to explore your world with a baby. You do not sound like the kind of person who would stop and your daughter will be blessed by the adventurous spirit you share with her. If you have time when you are reading give me a heads up to why my blog caused you to push the like button. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Oh my goodness this is me! Lesley, you recently liked one of my posts and it was a first for me, as well! I heartily second this post and I look forward to being a long-time reader of your blog!

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    • I also received my first like from Lesley Carter, and I was just about to give up on my blog. Now I’m gonna work even harder. Thanks Lesley! You are a true inspiration.

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      • Writing is a beautiful expression and I hope that regardless of how many “likes” or followers you have, you continue to write freely.

        Good luck with your blog and don’t ever give up on writing.

        Lesley

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    • Me too… and to be honest Lesley is really the only one that likes any of my posts too! I always get a little smile every it pops up! I’m just really learning to “blog” though so I haven’t really been venturing onto other pages, i gotta start!!! Thank Lesley!!!

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    • I started blogging because I was pregnant and not returning to work, but it turned into something addictive and encouraging! When I open wordpress and see new “likes” and comments, it brings a smile to my face. I feel connected to people around the world and I get to be a small part of their daily lives.

      Good luck with your blog and I’ll continue to check it out.

      Lesley

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  13. Wow! A simple click on LIKE for me is eveything; what more would it feel when a tribute is given such as this. You have way to go! Farther to enrich and inspire people of your wonderful experiences! Cheers to you, Lesley! 😀

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  14. Great post to read on Thanksgiving morning (here in India it’s Thursday already). You were one of the first to “like” one of my posts as well–and that means so much to those of us who are just starting off. You have a great blog here, and of course, are starting off on the greatest adventure of all–being a mom!

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  15. Lesley what a great posting and reading how adventurous you are, I don’t think you will have any problems with having a baby and kudos to you for having done it all. I am a low key kind of gal but I wish I were a lot like you and also wish I could have children so for now I am grateful for what I have with my husband. Congratulations on your upcoming adventure and may many more blessings to come your way. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. Love this post; as a new blogger myselt, I have really appreciated those that read and “like” my posts too; it really does brighten your day!! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts as well.

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  18. Leslie,

    I truly appreciate the time you take to read my posts and blog. it’s nice knowing there’s someone out there reading what I write =) Now I must continue the trend by reading yours and others around wordpress =)

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  19. Hi Leslie! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. 🙂 It always feels great and encouraging when I find a new comment or like on my blog.
    And I really really love your blog! Hopefully I’ll be able to experience such great adventures too someday soon!

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  20. waw! i share the same experience 🙂
    my first “like” was from you lesley, thank you for stopping by, & taking the time to read my blog, you are such an inspiration ^__^ i loooooove ur blog ❤

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  21. Hey Lesley

    Thank you for the ‘Likes’ on my blog – it does change the day! Although I continually remind myself that the best thing about blogging is that I am writing…
    I love looking at other people’s blogs for all sorts of ideas, and the comments section provides lots more blogs to take a look at – although this can be very addicitive…

    Hope your day is good, Pam

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