Celebrate The Small Things

At the moment, there are endless bloghops/blogfests popping up all over Blogland. However, this bloghop really appeals to me because of its simplicity. One of my favourite quotes is: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step… meaning we should always remember and acknowledge the little things… the baby steps… so here I am! One day late!

How does it work?

Full instructions are here but in a nutshell:
Sign up. Post a small thing to celebrate, congratulate others via the linky list, and be congratulated!


So for this first instalment, I'm celebrating:

~sorting out the Kindle App and my progress towards becoming a tech-savvy blogger (well, maybe in another lifetime… a girl can dream, can't she?) Those who know me will know that it's a BIG issue for me…

~two years of blogging with a collaborative blogfest from 18-20 Feb… thanks to all those who've signed up…those who are neither here nor there, you have a month to still make up your mind…  you can find out more about it here.

So what are you celebrating at the moment? Please share with us!


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on January 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    You can achieve the tech-savvy!

  2. Viklit on January 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Well done on sorting out the Kindle app and on two years of blogging, GREAT achievements! Thanks so much for joining in!

  3. Misha on January 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Those are some great things to celebrate! Congrats on both!

    • michelle on January 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      @Alex ~ I suppose I can… look how far I've come already…

      @Viklit ~ thanks for creating this bloghop!

      @Misha ~ thanks for swinging by my place…

  4. Cherie Reich on January 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Being a bit more tech-savvy is definitely a great victory. 🙂

  5. Shelly on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Secondhand Shoes is now on Kindle! Yay!

    Hugs and chocolate,



  6. Al Diaz on January 20, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary!  

    • michelle on January 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      @Cherie ~ little by little, I'm getting there… 🙂

      @Shelly ~ that's great news but I'll have the "real deal"… in my hands… *wink wink*

      @Al Diaz ~ thanks so much!

  7. Murees Dupé on January 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Congratualtions on sorting out your kindle. I know it must be tough sorting out all the tech-savvy things, because I am not tech-savvy at all. Congratualtions with your blog's anniversary, that is definitely a  big deal. 

    As for me, I am just happy to have all the great people in my life, whether they are friends, family or blogger buddies. 

  8. Sherry Ellis on January 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Good luck sorting out the techno thing!  I'm with you.  What am I celebrating?  How about getting out of bed each morning!

  9. Rachna Chhabria on January 21, 2013 at 3:49 am

    I am glad that you are becoming tech savvy. I am celebrating getting back to writing newspaper articles and finishing my rewrites 🙂

    • michelle on January 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      @Murees ~ don't worry, you'll get there one day… look at me, THE most tech-challenged person in the world, and now I can download onto Kindle… who would have thought?

      @Sherry ~ yes, each and every day, we have to be grateful for being allowed to greet another day…

      @Rachna ~ good luck with the rewrites… 🙂 newspaper articles..? mmm… how interesting… what type of articles do you write?

  10. David P. King on January 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    That does sound quick and painless. I'll have to look into it. Thanks! 🙂

  11. Elise Fallson on January 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Hi M! Sorry I'm late getting over here. I got my edits back and have been going through them page by page. 🙂 Anyway, yes, I could use some tech savvyness too. Wish I could apply it like hand lotion. 😀

    • Julie on January 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      I'm impressed that you're on the road to becoming tech-savvy Michelle!

      • michelle on January 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        @David ~ it's definitely short and to the point! but what a wonderful idea! 🙂

        @Elise ~ hey that's great news! hope the feedback is helpful… 🙂

        @Julie ~ I've got two arms, two eyes, two legs and a brain… there's no excuse to remain ignorant… I have to learn… and quickly! 🙂

  12. Kimberly Gabriel on January 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I love this blogfest – we should all take time to celebrate the small things. Happy Tuesday Michelle!

  13. Shell Flower on January 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Congrats on figuring out the Kindle app. I'm conisdering doing the blogfest, but have a ton going on that week. It sounds so fun I probably won't be able to resist as I see your badge popping up everywhere!

  14. Emily R. King on January 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Can you pass some of your computer wisdom on to me, please? 🙂

    • michelle on January 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      @Kimberly ~ it's great… the little things are often the most important!

      @Shell Flower ~ It would be great if you could join us! You still have some time to make up your mind…

      @Emily ~ you mean the little that I possess? sure, I'll be glad to share… 🙂

  15. Suzanne Furness on January 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I'm in awe of anyone who solves techy stuff. Well done and thanks for visitng my blog.

  16. Medeia Sharif on January 23, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Those are great things to celebrate. Being tech-savvy is an important skill, and what's great is you're always building on it. 

    • michelle on January 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      @Suzanne ~ I didn't do it on my own… I did get help 🙂

      @Medeia ~ yes, it's an ongoing process… every day I learn something new!

  17. Mary on January 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I scream HELP at my brother. There's my tech savvy. I'm sure he thinks I'm a moron and sometimes I do prove it. My site crashed a few months back after an update. So I send the SOS NOW HELP ME. And he asks for my FTP name and password. For an hour I sent him passwords and usernames. "No, that's not it. No, not that either." Well, we finally got it straightened out. But now I'm afraid to update anything. What if it crashes again?

    • michelle on January 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Sounds like quite a traumatic experience Mary! You're so fortunate to have a tech-savvy, helpful brother at your beck and call… 🙂 This tech thinggie is a constant learning process… an uphill battle… and the more you learn, the more complicated it gets *le sigh*… well, for me, anyway… *le sigh again*

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