I’ve got a little project at work this week where people are supposed to let a fellow coworker know how much they appreciate them— either the person did something awesome, was super helpful, or just a generally great person. It’s Thanksgiving week, after all. So, when I thought about today’s post, I figured I’d extend my project to my WoW, gaming, and blogging community, too!
Everyone loves a holiday special, right?
To the friends, family, and guildmates-who-may-as-well-be-family on Facebook:
You were there from the very beginning, taking time to click the link I post every week just to see what I’ve written. But, more than that, you often inspire a lot of my posts with the conversations we have— even if we don’t get a chance to talk as often as we’d like. When I thought my writing was terrible, you reassured me that I was, in fact, not a terribad writer… More like a writer going through a terribad time with generating thoughts. And if I posted something that didn’t quite sound right, you never hesitated to tell me, too, so I could keep improving. I don’t think my blog would have lasted a month without your encouragement and prodding.
To the family and community I’ve found through blogging:
I don’t remember how it happened. Maybe it was when I joined Twitter to participate in the “Occupy Greg Street” shenanigans. No, perhaps it was when I linked my blog on WoW Insider to talk about a certain breakfast topic. Or, the time I took a chance and introduced myself on Blog Azeroth? However it happened, I’m glad it did. The quantity of “followers” or “fans” isn’t important; what are a bunch of numbers to someone like me who majored in English, anyway?
The quality of people I’ve found and talked to on a near-regular basis, though, is what helped fuel the past year of blogging. You all have your individual talents and quirks that inspire me to foster my own quirks and keep digging for whatever talent I may have… Way, deep down inside somewhere. I didn’t think the Internet needed a gaming-parenting blog because the two seemed to remain mutual in the real world. You, the community, has shown me quite the opposite! I see all of you combining gaming and geekery with parenting— seamlessly!— every single day, and it’s awesome!
On the subject of combining geekery, gaming, and parenting: thanks for letting me become comfortable with my old and new identities through this blog. Thanks for letting me find a niche in the vast Internet community, and find it in my own way, in my own time.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! Currently, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that whatever the Whelpling has, it passes soon; also, I hope the Husband-Orc has a smooth hernia operation tomorrow.
It’s crazy here at the Mommy Jenkins household— in case you couldn’t tell.
From my family to yours, stay safe, eat well, and be happy!
Lots of love,
Toriah the Mom, aka Mommy Jenkins