I’m Thankful For… Bloghop

Today is the I'm Thankful For… bloghop, hosted by Tara Tyler and Vikki.


      Here’s the rules, folks:

  1. Sign up on the Linky List below.
  2. Post thanks to your readers on your blog between Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7 by 1700 UK/1200 noon EST US time.
  3. And if you don’t have a CP and you would like to find one, go ahead and post a ‘personals’ ad. 
  4. Be CREATIVE. Write a letter, a piece of flash fiction, a haiku, a poem, or a vlog. It can take whatever form you like. We’d like it if you kept it under 300 words but won’t be counting. 
  5. Naming your reader(s) is up to you and feel free to link to them. 
  6. Hop around and comment on other people’s!

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I'm thankful for the wonderful and supportive online community. I've made so many friends in the blogosphere, and every reader is important to me. However, it would be really difficult to name each and every one who has visited my blog. What I've decided instead, is to go with a poetry tribute which includes about 35 different bloggers without revealing their actual names. See how many bloggers/writers you recognise from the poem.

                                                     POEM OF GRATITUDE

Choc-full of fun and characters galore

Top class entertainment, that is for sure.

Sir-Poops-A-Lot, Hairball and Secondhand Shoes

With a multi-cloned Blogfather, no way we can lose!

Sci-fi galore and an aerial perspective

Geri and Cooper make POP quite selective.

Insects and bugs, even Billy and Roach,

Bubba and Schultz know that mama’s a grouch.

Spunk on a tip with a circle of friends

An emptynestinsider setting a trend.

Sexy firefighter Gabe, not only in name…

Small town Ms. Walker, on top of her game.

Distraction, contraband… oh what a joy

Play off the page, each ‘big’ girl and boy.

The overwhelming anxiety of Nora Dunn

Fruit sale cinquain is snappy and fun!

Jazz and Sebastian’s fated love connection

Craze and Bast’s bioengineered perfection

Olympic snowboarding dreams are crushed

A nurse in the rainforest… a secret is bust!

Meet feisty yet vulnerable Almira Abdul

Battling exam fears and bullies, nine-year-old Rahul

Get busy writing The Principal’s Daughter

Ty almost leads Hannah, straight to the slaughter.

Knotty pine ceilings, creatures overhead

Brendell and Zoe, broken but not dead.

It seems that infiltration is an art

Well, W.I.P. It and you will be smart.

The magic of stories, tweet tales to explore

Journeys of wonder, grade 5 tests, and more.

A zombie dog that needs to be fed

A variety of scribblings, waiting to be read.

That’s it folks, before I get into trouble

For exceeding the word count – I'm out, on the double!

                                                             THE END

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I really enjoyed writing this poem. If I've left anybody out, please forgive me! It was not intentional and I've run out of ideas….

How many bloggers/writers did you pinpoint? Is your story featured here? Recognised any of your WIPcharacters?

And before I conclude my post… I'm wondering about the CP issue. I know there are one or two writers who have offered, in not so many words, to help in this capacity, but I don't want to take things for granted… I'm not sure if a person needs to have one/two/three or more CP's? My writing genre is suspense and I do have a WIP, but I'm a very slow writer…?


  1. L. Diane Wolfe on November 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    That was really creative! Thanks for the mention and hope you win. Mine will tie in with Wednesday's Insecure Writer post.

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks for the visit and the generous comment! We'll cross paths again on Wednesday with the IWSG.

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh on November 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    A blogfather with clones – I wonder who that could be…?
    Very cool, Michelle! Yes, definitely a winner. And thank you.

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Alex, thank YOU for being … just you! See you Wednesday!

  3. Medeia Sharif on November 5, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for the mention. 🙂 What a great poem about bloggers and their work. I'm going to do either a poem or letter for Wednesday.

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Medeia, you are MOST WELCOME!  :)Thank you for ALWAYS popping in and leaving a comment!

  4. tara tyler on November 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    excellent method of mysterious, poetic thanks! and thank you for your ever positive & cheery support! (i found me!)

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you for being one of my earliest supporters… I think you were MY FIRST commenter!! 🙂 Your positivity has been an inspiration!

  5. C. Lee McKenzie on November 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I recognized a lot of those bloggers in your very clever poem! 

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you C.Lee! I appreciate the visit!

  6. Sherry Ellis on November 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    That was really nice and creative!  Bubba and Schultz are thrilled to be part of your poem!

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Sherry! I always enjoy visiting your place, to read about their escapades… there's never a dull moment! 🙂

  7. mary aalgaard on November 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Fantastic! Thanks for mentioning my blog! There are so many great blogs out there. Love the Blogfather line.

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Mary, your blog posts are always refreshing… and I love the quotes on your blog! 🙂

  8. Viklit on November 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    What a great poem, I love it! So creative and an added element of MYSTERY about who is who. Thank you so much for joining in the bloghop!
    As for CPs, I think it is good to get more than one opinion myself and it can take time to find people you click with and who are giving the right level of info that you need. If that helps!

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Viklit, thank you for hosting such an awesome bloghop! I also appreciate the CP advice… it definitely helps, especially taking time to find people you click with… that point is very important!

  9. J.L. Campbell on November 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Good job. Cool way to incorporate your pals and yeah, I spotted mine. I'd be happy to read for you if you like, although I'm not in the blogfest. Suspense sounds right up my street. To my mind, you can have as many CP's as you like, just as long as you don't get confused by all the advice coming frmo different angles. I like to tell those in my workshop – always remember, you're the god of your story.

    • J.L. Campbell on November 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      I'm compulsive, so I gotta tell you that bit of garble was meant to be 'from'.

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks for the CP offer, Joy. I really appreciate it! 🙂 I'll shoot you a mail one of these days. I like the phrase – you're the god of your story! 🙂

  10. Elise Fallson on November 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Love it Michelle, big hugs from me and B & R. (: 

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Elise, hugs right back!! ((((HUGS)))) 🙂

  11. Mary on November 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    What a fun and imaginative poem. This blogging community is fantastic.

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks Mary! I SO AGREE!  We are a lucky bunch. The support is amazing!

  12. Carol Kilgore on November 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Great poem! And thanks for the hot mention 🙂

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks for a sizzling story, Carol! You are welcome 🙂

  13. Samantha on November 6, 2012 at 2:42 am

    That was way cool and creative! I believe I recognized a few of those 🙂 

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks Samantha! 🙂 I wish I could have included more blogs/bloggers, but I ran out of ideas… *sighs*

  14. PK Hrezo on November 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hey Michelle! That was ab fab, sister. 😉
    I recognized quite a few in there. What a fun thing to do! You're right about this being such a supportive and fun community. It's lifted me up time and again. We are happy to have you with us. 

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you my sister from another mister! 🙂 I'm so glad we connected.

  15. Emily R. King on November 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Oh, Michelle, how incredibly creative of you! Thanks so much for mentioning me. Ha! The principal's daughter. I haven't been called that in years! 🙂

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you for the generous comment, Emily. I'm so glad I signed up for this bloghop, and had this opportunity to pay tribute to the many bloggers who have been so incredibly supportive! 🙂

  16. Rose on November 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    That poem was awesome and so much fun! It was exciting to find myself too 🙂 I know we both write suspense and I would be happy to help you out as a CP. We got to stick together!

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you Rose! I'm so excited… 🙂 I'll shoot you an e-mail later this week!

  17. Morgan Shamy on November 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    So, so, SO CLEVER!!!!! You are brilliant. I loved that. <3 

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Morgan, you are too kind! Thanks for popping in again!

  18. joylene on November 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Michelle!

    • michelle on November 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you, Joylene! I'm so happy I could share this poem. I really enjoyed writing it!

  19. Sherry Ellis on November 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Michelle!  Guess what?  You won the Amazon  gift card on my blog hop giveaway!  Congratulations!  If you would, please contact me at sherry.ellis@cinci.rr.com and let me know where to send it.

  20. michelle on November 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you Sherry! I'll contact you asap. I'm SO EXCITED!

  21. Jocelyn Rish on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I love the idea of this bloghop – I'm going to try to get something together before the deadline tomorrow.  And what a creative way to do this!  Thank you for including me – it made my heart happy. 🙂

    • michelle on November 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

      If I can spread a little joy around the blogoverse, then I'm happy too! There's enough time for you to sign up for the bloghop and write a quick post… 🙂

  22. Lynda R Young on November 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Oh I love your poem. What a great way of saying thanks. I noticed in the comments above that you won too. I'm not surprised! Congrats!!

    • michelle on November 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Lynda, you always have nuggets of writerly wisdom on offer at your place… thank you for that!

  23. Kimberly Gabriel on November 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Oh my God – this is so beyond awesome.. I loved this! You are so creative! Hands down – you win. 😉 

    • michelle on November 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Thank you! Your generous comment has made me extremely happy… I'm so proud to be a part of this amazing online community! 🙂

  24. Rachna Chhabria on November 7, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Super poem, Michelle. My Rahul is getting famous even before his story is ready for the world. I super loved this ode. Thanks alot. Hugs.

  25. michelle on November 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Oh Rachna, I love that you called it an ode. I wanted to use the title Ode To Gratitude, but changed my mind (I don't know why) at the last minute… Virtual hugs to you. 🙂

  26. Crystal Collier on November 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Nice! I think as far as CP's go, it's the number you feel comfortable with. I have a # of beta readers who are not CP's, and only a couple CP's I exchange with off and on, dependent on when we're ready for feedback. I think the key is having good CP's who will really help you narrow down the rough spots. I hope things work out with your CP's. I haven't critiqued Suspense, but I do read it. Good stuff. If you're looking for another beta or CP, give me a holler. (I'm a slow writer too.) I'm always open to exchanging first chapters to see I'm compatible with others.

  27. michelle on November 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Crystal, thank you for popping in! I might just take you up on that offer! I like the idea of exchanging a chapter or two, to test the compatibility factor… sounds like a workable plan. 🙂

  28. Suzanne Furness on November 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Very clever, I managed to pick out a few hidden bloggers in there!

    • michelle on November 8, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Suzanne! I really enjoyed crafting this piece and tried to include as many bloggers as possible… I started it late, time was tight… and then I ran out of steam at the end…  🙂

  29. Jemi Fraser on November 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    that is completely awesome!!! You are good!!! 🙂

    • michelle on November 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Thanks for the sweet comment Jemi! 🙂 🙂

  30. The Golden Eagle on November 8, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Thanks for the mention! This was an awesome poem. 🙂

    • michelle on November 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

      You are more than welcome Golden Eagle! 🙂

  31. Tyrean on November 8, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Very Creative!

    • michelle on November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks Tyrean!

  32. Julie on November 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

    What a wonderful and inventive poem!  Thanks so much for the honorable mention Michelle, and I'm so thankful that we met! It's amazing how you were able to eloquently incorporate so many bloggers!  This definitely deserves to be a winner!

    • michelle on November 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, Julie! I had a blast with this poem!

  33. Jenna Quentin on November 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    That was great! Félicitations!

    • michelle on November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Jenna!

  34. Annalisa Crawford on November 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Awesome poem! And a great tribute to all your bloggy friends 🙂

    • michelle on November 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks Annalisa! 🙂

  35. Carrie Butler on November 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I loved this! My favorite line was: "Ty almost leads Hannah, straight to the slaughter." Well done!

    • michelle on November 9, 2012 at 7:14 am

      Thanks Carrie.  🙂

  36. Leslie Rose on November 12, 2012 at 3:35 am

    What a blast to read your poem. I'm so honored to have been included and it was fun to puzzle out other friends. I would crumble without all the great blogger support. Whenever I'm being smacked down with self-doubt inspriation is only a few keyboard strokes away.

    • michelle on November 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks Leslie! Glad you popped in!

  37. Carolyn Brown on November 14, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Michelle, you are so creative! What a great inventive way to thank your blogger buddies. Well done!

    • michelle on November 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

      My pleasure, Carolyn! I'm glad that this bloghop came along, which afforded me the opportunity to say thank you in this special way! 🙂

  38. Nick Wilford on November 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Very creative! This was fun to read. I recognised a fair few friends in there. And could the last one be little me?? Sorry for being bigheaded if not!

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Yes… just managed to squeeze in scattergun scribblings before I ran out of words… 🙂 Bigheaded? No ways, that doesn't sound like you. 🙂

  39. Lexa Cain on November 22, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Holy cow, Michelle, you put so much work into that poem. It was awesome! Great job! 🙂

  40. michelle on November 22, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Thanks Lexa! 🙂 It was loads of fun too… 🙂

  41. Shelly on November 23, 2012 at 1:20 am

    This was adorable.
    Hugs and chocolate,

    • michelle on November 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      You're welcome!! 🙂 🙂

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