5 post meme (nothing like a one-trick pony)

I was tagged by new blogging buddy Goofy Andie (that’s the name of her blog, I swear!) to do the following:

  • Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below (family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like).
  • Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
  • Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.
  • I like this meme because it gives me a chance to point out posts that new readers may have missed. I do keep a list of posts that new visitors can read to get to know me better–in my favorites tag above–but here are five more, per the meme:


    Big Gifts from Little Ones

    This one is from May of this year and talks a bit about my niece and nephew back in the States and all the fun stuff they send me. Check out the label “family” for more family posts.


    Calabrian Women’s Summit 2007

    First published in March 2007, this post recounts my first meeting with fellow expat blogger in Calabria, Cherrye of My Bella Vita, and Dawn, who we’re still hoping finds time to write up one of these blog things. We had an awesome time and recreated the magic in August before Cherrye left us to get married in Texas. I know some of you, like me, are missing Cherrye lately, but she’ll be back soon to tell us all about it, I’m sure.

    The label “friends” will take you to more friends posts.


    Sunday Scribblings: Chronicles

    I’ve written many, many posts about me and other than searching the “me me me” label, you can also find a lot of those on my sidebar.

    But now I’m going to point you to one that says a little something different about me than any of the memes or lists I’ve done over the past 11 1/2 months. You might have missed this one as it was first published way back in January, less than two months into my blogging adventure. I hope you enjoy it.


    Helping Hands

    Another May post about how P surprises me every now and again. There are lots of P and love posts under the “love” label.



    Seeds of Truth

    This last one was hard! I didn’t know which direction I should go in, but I finally decided on a snippet of my fiction writing since it’s a part of me that gets ignored early and often around here.

    This May post was my first entry in a fiction writing contest, and I even ended up with a prize; check out other writing related posts under the “writing” label.

    Now I’m going to tag 5 bloggers who are all doing NaBloPoMo, some of whom I knew previously and some I’ve just met. Show us what to read please!

    Candid Karina
    Jill Althouse Wood
    Miss Eliza

    30 days of thanksToday I’m thankful for:

    Believe it or not, NaBloPoMo. I’ve realized through this experience that it’s not as difficult as I thought to post something every day–except for internet issues (fixed as of now…yeah!). Getting into the habit of writing, taking more photos, being more creative about posts–these are all good things, and I have NaBloPoMo to thank.

    But even more than that, I’m so thankful to have met even more wonderful bloggers through the experience. One can never have too many blogging friends, I say.


    [tags]nablopomo, 30 days of thanks, memes[/tags]

    18 Beans of Wisdom to “5 post meme (nothing like a one-trick pony)”
    1. Karina

      OOOH, goodie!! A tag, a tag…this will be a fun one to do. I haven’t read yours yet, but will back to do so later, just stopping by to say thanks for the tag, and to let you know that I answered your questions on my blog today (the ones I asked for at the start of NaBloPoMo).

    2. cheeky

      Helping Hands was a favourite of mine, I remember it. Maybe next year I can do NaBloPoMo?
      Duh, I am getting old. Or is it that I just didn’t pay attention and read *overrated* rather than under? Maybe I needed a nap. LOL

    3. Janet

      It’s always fun to meet new blog friends!

    4. Miss Eliza

      amen to that last statement! thanks for the tag – I’m flattered! i’ll set to work on it tonight…

      πŸ™‚ miss eliza

    5. Wanderlust Scarlett

      Great reading!

      You always have good stuff… glad your internet is fixed.. and em… where are all the photos you’re taking? ;o)

      Can’t wait to see them.

      Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    6. Maddy

      Only through the internet can so many people connect on the same line.
      Best wishes

    7. african vanielje

      Hooray, well done Italian telecoms!!! And well done you, I know one or three people who have challenged themselves with NaBLoPoMo and I’m impressed. I wasn’t brave enought . Maybe next year. I’m struggling just to keep up with the reading.

      BTW. Sorry but the Apple and THyme links don’t work anymore as I’ve relocated. My site kept crashing so my new one is http://vanielje.com/blog (sorry for the incinvenience – as if you haven’t had enough internet gremlins.

    8. Jen of A2eatwrite

      I’m looking forward to reading the older posts – I may have to wait until after Thanksgiving!

    9. zandria

      I totally agree with you about NaBloPoMo not being so difficult. I did it last year (successfully) as well, so I knew it COULD be done…but I’d gotten out of the habit of keeping up with regular posting (I was down to a few posts a week), so I knew I needed this month to put me back on track and get my motivation back. So far it’s been doing that! πŸ™‚

    10. sognatrice

      *Karina, I do hope you enjoy going back over your old posts and picking; and thanks so much for reading mine πŸ™‚

      *Cheeky, you should definitely do NaBlo next year! And don’t worry about misreading–happens to the best of us. I just wouldn’t want you thinking I’m anti-nap, b/c that’s just a crazy stance πŸ˜‰

      *Janet, I completely agree!

      *Miss Eliza, can’t wait to read your posts πŸ™‚

      *Scarlett, all we need is just a little patience (begin whistling here)….

      *Maddy, so true. Thanks for stopping by!

      *AV, I’ve changed the links, and I’m *so* impressed with what you’ve done with the new place!

      *Jen, they’re not going anywhere, so take your time πŸ™‚

      *Zandria, before NaBlo, I posted on the weekdays and the odd weekend; it’ll be interesting to see whether I keep up every day or not….

    11. Gill

      Thanks so much for this tag, I’ve really enjoyed reading yours. I will be getting down to it soon and will leave a comment when I do.

      I’m also enjoying NaBloPoMo – it hasn’t been nearly as hard to do as I thought.

    12. andie summerkiss

      Thank you so much for doing the tag! I love all the posts. You have always been such a great writer. And so inspirational too. πŸ™‚

    13. sognatrice

      *Gill, take your time on the tag–you have another week of NaBlo πŸ™‚

      *Andie, thank YOU for tagging me; it was great fun πŸ™‚

    14. Gill

      Mine is up!!

    15. sognatrice

      I’m on my way Gill!

    16. 06.17.2008

      Societies and interaction have forever been changed by the internet.

      Sure can be fun though!

      Cactii’s last blog post..GPS Tracking Systems for Cars, Pets and People

      Couldn’t agree more Cactii!

    17. Alex

      Thank you for your post. It is a great article.

      Thanks for stopping by, Alex πŸ™‚

    18. 01.20.2009

      wow another tag?congratulations for you.btw greetings from me and nice to know your blogs.

      joe comp’s last blog post..Exhibitions In My Town

      Hi Joe πŸ™‚

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