Use Me and Abuse Me II – A Virtual Blog Party

It’s virtual blog party time! All you have to do is go through your old blog posts and pick one that may have been missed by readers. Come back here and paste one link (URL), in the comment section of my blog. Feel free to include a short “hook” to entice other readers to your blog. If you have a book to sell, go for it!

That’s when the party begins. As others post their links, peruse the guests and check out their blogs. You may see a writer here that you are not familiar with. Say hello!

 My guests would love to meet you!

Here is my new VLOG that does involve some other types of “abuse.” My son Kelly created the music so of course there is some dancing.

What do you think of this abuse?

I have a pretty long comment stream allotment, so feel free to have a conversation right here on my blog. Jump in and introduce yourself. This could be a great opportunity to make some connections and new friends.

Only post ONE link or you’ll end up in my spam file. One is all you need to transport your new guest to your blog and then you can show them around your place!

Help yourself to the drinks and the hors d’oeuvres. The champagne is flowing, I’ve tapped the keg, and the sodas are chillin’. The coffee will be fresh brewed all day and can be made any way you like!

But don’t just eat and run. Make sure to stay and chat up a few new bloggers.

Here is a post from the Wild Ride archives about my true life experience with Victoria’s Secret Angels. Do You Believe in VS Angels?

It would be “hideous” if you considered following my blog. It is always an adventure!

Go ahead and abuse me. Have fun!

The doorbell is ringing. Gotta go!

Since this has been such a huge success, I am going to host another blog party on Wednesday, July 11th!

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315 responses to “Use Me and Abuse Me II – A Virtual Blog Party

  1. hey, that’s a great idea! and besides, I love parties, whoop whoop!
    me and will be there to meet you all :)

  2. What a great idea!! Will you be hosting another party any time soon?

  3. Aloha, Susie–
    I don’t know where else to reach you with my ‘Mahalo’ (thanks) for your one word (wow) review of my Fiction Friday short story: ‘Portraits of a Young Artist in Istanbul’. I invite you and your fellow bloggers to additional ‘wows’ at
    ‘Portraits’ is part of a collection titled ‘The Little American Blonde.’ All the stories in that book are set in the MIddle East.
    A hui hou.
    Gene J. Parola

    • Fantastic! Thanks for stopping by Gene!
      If you click on Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride on the black bar, you will get my home page.

      Be sure to leave a link on July 11th, my next Use Me and Abuse Me day!
      Thanks again!

  4. BLOG “Design & Details Matter
    I’m currently discussing Cottage Kitchen Design – From my book with the same title.
    Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself.
    I’m currently finishing off the writing of two books; The Nature of Golf (NOG) Fox Harb’r Walking Tour, and Cottage Kitchen Design. Both are the first in a planned series. The first one is about my love of photography and my second one is my love for architectural design.

    I’m a Design Builder which means I work with clients to design their homes and or business facilities than I help them through the building stages until the keys are turned over. An end to end service.
    Have a great day.

  5. What a great blog you have..I LOVE your idea of the blog party..your sense of community amongst bloggers is a sheer delight. :)

  6. By now, I would have missed both parties. New to WordPress and loving your parties! What a great way to “meet” new people! Since I am new, I don’t have that many overlooked posts. So just a link to my blog..

  7. Shake it, mama! I love a woman who is not afraid to post video of herself rocking out with wild abandon. ;)

    Ok, so I totally tried to remember about this when you mentioned you were doing it again, last month. I am obviously really good at remembering things.

    This is my latest . . . it’s a transcript of a texting convo between my blogging buddy, Jen, and myself, where we basically turn the entire mall into one big porn shop. Please to enjoy!

  8. Yep, I’m late to the party as usual. Or am I fashionably late?? :)
    In Husker-land, I’m right on time. Not sure about Buffalo-land. hehe

    Thanks for hosting. and for strapping yourself to a bed in the process. Very daring of you.

    Hmm, a post. This is a challenge. Okay, Got it.

    This was a love letter to my wife – in blog post form – that I wrote right after I started blogging.

    She’s quite the love of my life.

  9. OK better late than never? Thanks for this, Susie! You’re a wild one, and a woman of fabulous courage too. I haven’t read 50 Shades either, and I don’t really plan to…but man, I would love to sell 10 million copies of ANYTHING! So for my link I have an excerpt of my book, a sexy, suspensful contemporary romance set in Italy and titled The Vendetta, currently available at your favorite digital bookstore.

    • OOOooooOOh! It sounds wonderful Kecia! Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope you click on a few links and check out a few new bloggers. Grab a plate of appetizers and a glass of wine too!

  10. My post to promote is already a fan favorite on my blog but for those who don’t know me, it’s a great way to get a taste for my blog style and tone. It’s a humorous post about my wanting a trailer hitch stripper pole for Christmas…yes…you read that correctly! LOL!
    No word of a lie, I’d kill to own one!
    I can’t wait to swing around and meet y’all and make new friends! I’ll be flying by your blogs today and over the weekend so don’t be surprised to see a newbie commenting and liking your stuff.
    Thanks for hosting such a FAB partie Susie…can’t wait to meet all your fab peeps!! Happy weekend…

  11. You asked for it Susie :-)
    Here’s the link to my blog,
    Good party, you had!

  12. Sorry to come late to the party but I’m Lance Schaubert, a freelance writer and editor who keeps working toward fiction publication in between paid projects. One posts you may have missed:

    Ask the Experts: Ninja Warrior — an interview with a dude who placed first in the Midwest Region for American Ninja Warrior.

    Thanks Susie!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Lance! Help yourself to the snacks and the bar is open! Have fun meeting the guests!
      It deleted the whole comment thread… :) Mine weren’t even being moderated. They were going straight to spam! I found a link to fix it so you are seen in the reader again… Let me know if you need help with that.

      • Sweet, thanks. Yeah, I still have some old habits from the old blogspot site I ran in college. Heavy HTML in comments is one. I’m weeding it out.

        Thanks for the help, and for the opportunity to connect with everyone–weird as some of these posts are, haha. Some are really cool. Some are downright inspiring. Cool to see everyone hard at it.

  13. Hi Lance Thanks for coming!

    ONE link is all you are supposed to bring, so I had to fish you out of my spam file. I thought you would like to know since you won’t show up in the WP reader once you are considered a spammer. I know all about this since I myself have been in spam jail for using too many tags.

    I hope you check out several other links while you are here since you brought so many!
    Have fun and have a great weekend!

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  15. Yet another thanks is due to Madison Woods for helping me find you here! I know I’m a little late to the party, but wanted to participate. Thanks for hosting this! I’ve so enjoyed many of the bloggers that have posted here! I can’t wait to get around to all of them! I wanted to post this one that I wrote just a little bit ago. While mortifying, it’s funny now! It’s titled, “Yes, son, that’s a vibrator.” Ahhh, single mom-hood….what fun! :)

  16. What an idea. I can’t resist sharing a little secret about the other chic in my head:

  17. Savvy! Love the dog even more this time! Thanks again Susie! Snaps of Nature… a view of my favourite amatuer shots spanning the UK, Japan and Australia and Mexico:

  18. Hi Susie, great stuff going on here…here’s my very first post on wordpress…liked only be me lol…but I really think it’s a great post. If you get a chance to read it, please let me know what you think.
    Have a great weekend and keep up the great work :).

  19. Wow, Susie! What a great treat! I know I’m late to the party (so what else is new?) but your beautiful photo on your blog header suggests this is the post that will work the best from me! All about our favorite writing spaces!

    • Hi Diane….great site and so many books, good for you! I want to ask you a question. How did you decide to use a different name and should someone do this? How do people really know you? Do you decide that right before you publish? Thanks for reply! Kim

  20. Hi, Susie! *waves* Thanks for the invite! Still a little dazed after my first day of Fast Draft, but I wanted to pop over here, check out a few of your peeps (and, wow, there are way more than a few!), and post a little something. Here’s a post I wrote on Cross-Dressing in 3 major films. It’s over a year old, but only got 3 dozen humble little hits, poor darlin’. Hope you all like it! Thanks for the love! –Kathy

  21. Anonymous

    This is such a fun idea, Susie! You are a fantastic hostess :-)
    Just wanted to stop by and say, “hi” to everyone. Don’t have anything special to share just yet – still working on the rewrites of my novel, getting it ready for my critique partners, betas and then for the editor.
    Have a fantastic Friday and the weekend!

  22. Thank you to those who let me know the link was not working. Hopefully this one will. It’s Too Late They Already Got In:

  23. I’m a little late to this one, but here’s one I especially enjoyed writing about Harry Potter and the art of good writing:

  24. Fantastic ride. I’m doing a virtual dart throw, spinning the scroll button and visiting one or two party-guests a day. Ought to keep me busy until I’m 90. Here’s a post about trying to keep my hair dry during in this year’s quest to commute by bicycle at least two times a week. I know, two times a week is wimpy, but it rains a lot here:

    Thank you again for the rollicking. Regards to your musician son. I hope for his sake one of the big record labels attended the bash.

  25. Hey, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful party. Still cleaning up? Need any help? I’ve been awake for almost two hours now, just reading and commenting on new posts I like. Thanks for helping me make some new friends.

  26. EllieAnn

    This post is missing! But I went to your site and read the post on diet. It was so funny! I subscribed to your blog, it’s so nice to meet you. =)

  27. EllieAnn

    Hi Susie. Have I told you lately how great you are? Because you are. Thanks for hosting this awesome party and introducing me to all these great new friends!
    I recently witnessed the birth of my niece. There was a lot of freaking out, yelling, and trembling involved . . . until her husband told me to pull it together. This is my satire on the experience:

    • Thanks so much Ellie. After the rout in tennis this morning, I needed someone to pick me up!

      Such a hilarious post as usual Ellie! I love the knitted toilet paper blanket idea! You have one of the best imaginations out there!

  28. I feel really bad I missed this. However I still plan to find some new bloggers to visit. My link is for my Tell Me A Story series where the comments tell where the plot goes.

  29. this is such a great Idea!!! I virtual blog Party!!! I will enjoy it discovering your blog ( I’m new ) and the others . Mine is about illustrations!!

  30. Couldn’t find this particular post, but the blog looks interesting. I’ll be watching…

  31. Susie, you are an awesome lady. My oldest daughter has sung the praises of the VS “super bra” as she calls it. For those of us with more cleavage than should be legal, it is great to have such good support.

    I love reading the posts of your friends on here. I have found some of the best blogs this way. Here is one of mine that explains why child proofing is totally bass-ackwards.

  32. Hi every one! I love this party! You rock!!Thought of my most recent post…primarily because happy endings make me cry!!! See you around.Cheers Susie!

  33. Oh, this will keep me busy for a while! Great Party, Susie!

    If you’re feeling blah, low energy or just wiped out, check out my post on energetic cleansing for a quick and easy pick-me-up. The best part, it’s something you do every day!

    • I really NEEEED this Serena! ….drags her feet to Serena’s blog post………

    • EllieAnn

      HI Serena!
      That is such an interesting post, and something I’ve thought a lot about and practiced. I’m really interested in your point of view, and will subscribe to your blog asap! I’m looking forward to learning more from you.

  34. Thanks for inviting me, Susie. *hands over the car keys* Where’s the bar? ;)
    I thought about what post I could share with everyone, and ended up choosing the newest one. It has a bit of everything, which is what people can expect from me, including a blurb from my newest WIP.
    Thanks again.


  35. Hi Susie,
    This is a really great idea. Thank you so much. I have a post about Santa Fe, New Mexico that I would like to share. I love the pictures I took on our short trip to Santa Fe to stock up on goodies from Trader Joe’s. We are patiently waiting for a Trader Joe’s to open in Colorado. Thank you again.

  36. Susie,
    I was going to take your advice and post one of my photo journeys, but too much Hemingway, Joyce, and travel introspection sent me back to intro your people to the real TBA :-) Cheers and I am off to check out some of your loyalists!

  37. Hey Susie,
    When’s the last time you went running in the rain? *winks* Time to sign you up for a triathlon!

  38. Coleen Patrick

    Susie I love your video! Further proof that Wild Ride is the perfect name for your blog! You are one brave woman :)
    Here’s a cheesetastic post where I share an excerpt from my teen diary:
    Use caution, for this post is super dorky!!
    Thanks Susie!

    • Thanks for watching my dorky video! Love that post. I cracked myself up when I reread my comment. “dairy products?”

      I hope you have some fun clicking on a few links and there is no expiration date on the post so everyone can come back when they want!

  39. What a great party! Thanks for hosting, Susie! My blog is where cultural expressions collide with my life. Here’s my latest post on “Sailouh” or the power of words:

  40. Hey Tennis Brat. Here’s one for the dusk time edition of this mad party. It’s old school swoon, so get to stepping.

    PS- I hope this doesn’t get spammed.

  41. Hey, Susie, thanks for throwing this party! What a great idea. Sorry I’m so late and will you forgive me if I nibble and run. Oh, and I’m taking home a doggie bag (I cut and pasted a whole bunch of links into a Word doc to enjoy later. Can’t wait to check out Understanding Texicans since one of my characters is from Texas).

    I’m up to my eyeballs in book launch preparations or I would definitely stay and mingle for awhile. Everybody, please check out my recent Mother’s Day tribute: Do You Believe In Ghosts? (And, yes, it is a Mother’s Day tribute; sheez, why does everybody always ask that?) It’s at And stop back in to see us next week. I’ll have Ghosts, Part 2 up and the link to my new book: Family Fallacies, A Kate Huntington Mystery (book 3).

    Oh I am such a horrible guest, but gotta get back to work. See y’all around.

  42. Love that you’re doing this again! Such a great way to find new blogs to follow!
    I turned 25 on Sunday and went skydiving to celebrate! :) It seems like a fitting post to share since we’re in party mode:

  43. Make yourself at home! Grab a drink and join the party! Click on some links and meet some new bloggers.

    I am working my way through all of the fantabulous blog posts from the bottom up!

  44. Thanks for hosting the party Susie. Could I get a latte when you have a minute? I blog about my creative projects, recipes, photographs and whatever else strikes my fancy. Here’s a typical creative project from my house:

  45. Hi. I just finished my latest book. Reading it, that is. OK, so maybe I’m trying too hard to impress. Maybe I’d better leave now before I embarass myself. Or have I already? Nice meeting you. Please drop by my place sometime. Thank you for the invitation. This link is to my first post but representative of what I do. My photos, other people’s words.

  46. Karen McFarland

    LOL Susie! That Christine MacKenzie said that you were dancing on the table in a bikini. I asked if there were margaritas, then she said, no, you had Victoia Secret bras! I thought she was kidding. LOL! I told her she was wicked. What a riot! Great party by the way!

    If you all want to come see me and are interested in the Olympics, then please visit at Thanks!

  47. Clearly i was raised by wolves. How crass to come to your party and not even thank you for hosting. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.

  48. What up! The Guat is in house bringing some drinks :) Great party Susie. Always great to hang out and mingle with the peeps. Ready to read some awesome blogs.

    This post is for all you chocolate lovers out there.This is what happened to me when I realized that chocolate doesn’t go with everything. Hope you guys get a good laugh.

  49. I tried to figure out which post to use here, and in the end settled on a giggly one. Everybody can use a giggle now and then, right?

  50. What are you like? LOVE it!

    Here’s the song for the Queen’s Jubilee, LOVE IT and check out the young Kenyan girl singing. Amazing voice.

    Thanks for doing this you crazy woman!

  51. Susie, thanks for giving us a chance to spam, sorry advertise, our blogs!

    I write about zombies, supervillains and bankers. Here’s one blog that proves (using science) that the recent economic crash was caused by zombies, not bankers:

  52. Susie, really enjoyed my first party. Seen some great new blogs. Mine is about my continuing study of Karate.

  53. Greatly enjoyed my first party, enjoyed looking at some new blogs. Mine is about my continuing study of Karate.

  54. Late to the party, as usual. Here’s a post I did a while back, before i developed my MASSIVE following of 23. It’s got all the good stuff in it; perversion, humor, male pattern baldness, marital conflict, humor, childhood trauma related to bad 60′s TV, Julie Newmar, humor and amateur psychoanalysis.

  55. Great idea, Susie. I did a post on the history of profanity, which I should warn is not for the fainthearted. Maybe that’s why no one noticed it, lol! It’s at

  56. What fun! I love parties – especially ones with champagne! :) Here is a post about the evil auto-correct and my husband’s confusion over texting. Fun!

    • Your poor husband! I don’t have that feature on my phone and now I am so glad. TOO FUNNY!
      Thanks for coming to the party! I hope you have fun meeting and mingling others!

  57. Susie,
    Thanks again for the party invite. I will definitely try to make the next one and hopefully I won’t have to be multi-tasking during it because that’s usually not my style but sometimes deadlines win out. Thanks again.

  58. Susie…thanks for the party! I’ve read quite a lot today & written & almost finished chappie 2. Champagne toast …9 days. Bye.

  59. Thanks Susie. This was fun last time and this time. I want to post a link to one of my own posts that I enjoyed writing, but not sure how others really took it. It’s a post about an online game and if you have never done one, it’s free to look at and play for hours. By the time you are offered the change to pay for more, you will know if it’s right for you.
    My name in the game is “Scot Fairydreamer”.

  60. lynnkelleyauthor

    Great job on the vlog, Susie! Pretty funny about the Fifty Shades of Gray! I haven’t read it either. Yay for Chris’s music. Tell him I said he rocks! And so do you with those dance moves. If I ever get to Colorado, I’m going to join you cuz I love to dance, too!

    I LOVE your virtual blog parties. Such a great idea. My link is the post with my short, fun video, “Skeleton Walks Pet Brain,” to promote literacy.
    It also has photos of spooky props in my makeshift studio where I filmed the video. When my youngest moved out, I took advantage of that spare room! LOL! Looking forward to checking out the other links, too, starting with your Victoria’s Secret post! Thanks, Susie.

    • Hi Lynn! Just giving you a heads up that I made it over to your post, which I really enjoyed, and I commented on it. My comment is in moderation purgatory, and is scared… but I have reassured my comment that as soon as you get a chance, you’ll come along and let the little guy out, and everything will be just fine! Lol :-)

    • I LOVED that one Lynn! You are so creative! I hope you are working on some other videos…. :) You are so “hideous” at it! Hahaha!

      So glad you came to rock out with me!

  61. Okay back again, and glad to be alive after that nearly fatal misunderstanding with my normally lovely wife! I told ya Susie, that I had to be brave to watch that video under these circumstances, and I hope you appreciate it. But let’s get back to the original point here.

    I have one post from a couple months ago that is the closest I’ve ever come, to having something I did go viral on the internet. The number of hits on this thing is HUGE, getting bigger every day, and still showing no signs of slowing down. The post is called “Tina Fey, Naked Mole Rats, and Our Breast Obsessed World.” Here’s the short link:

  62. I go on a mind ramble three times a week. I vacuum up the crumbs that I find during the week and make a tasty dessert. If you need a recipe, I toss one in every now and again. Please visit, it’s lonely in the middle.

  63. thesandytongue

    Great idea, I’m always looking for more good bloggers to follow. I am fairly proud of my post about a Hipster being searched by a TSA agent.

  64. I believe in angles but not the one that has a (dirty) secret ;)
    And here’s my contribution for the day

    btw: I am already following your blog, I am following you on twitter I’ll follow you facebook as soon as I have my page going. :)

  65. Okay, your video was brilliant this time! (or maybe hideous) I liked your last video for the previous party, but this was even better, and I had to be very brave to watch it. ‘Brave?’ you are wondering? ‘Why would he have to be brave to watch my video?’ Which is an understandable question, so I’ll give you the answer:

    My wife and I are both home from work today to deal with some personal business, but I’m taking a break right now because nothing would keep me away from your party, and I sure wouldn’t want to be “amorphous”. (good one, Susie!)

    But when I played your video, I was all too aware that my wife could probably hear it, and with the music, and a woman’s voice talking about various ways to “use me and abuse me” I fully expected to be attacked and bludgeoned from behind by a furious spouse who was assuming the worst! But thankfully this didn’t happen, and once again, your dancing was great. Wait a minute… I think I hear someone coming. “Honey NO!!! It’s NOT what you think!!! Sweetheart, Please put down the GUN! I can explain it, I really can!!!”

  66. Another classic video you 21st Century June Cleaver you! Here’s the link to one of my earliest Lame Adventures, that familiar tale about the next door neighbor and a breakfast muffin that brings to mind The Elephant Man:

  67. Wow. Great bunch of bloggers here! Thanks for having this party, Susie! Here’s a post about making discoveries that has a link to a free YA anthology. — Alicia

  68. Party time!

    My blog is full of gardening, DIY herbalism and nature photography, this is a fun post showing you how to make your own fern terrarium.

    Now I’m off to “mingle” with the other blogs! Great idea Susie. :)

  69. I had forgotten about this. But what about a draft of my memoir’s first chapter about growing up in an organized crime family?

    Thanks for this opportunity, Susie!


  70. Those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be born in or move to Texas may need to read this to complete your educations:

    Thanks for the use/abuse me day, Susie.

  71. I’m whizzing in to say hi, just followed a few new blogs on here. Party on!

    • Hi Catherine,
      We have something in common. Susie said you wrote a children’s book also. I just popped over to your site. Very nice!

      I’m not being a very good party guest on here, I’m afraid because I’m trying to multi-task watching the comments on this blog and also formatting a book for another author.

      As soon as I take a break, I want to read more about your book. Then I’ll send you an email. Maybe we can e-chat, author to author. :)

    • Did you leave a link Catherine? So glad you came!

  72. You are trippy fun Susie! Thank you for the opportunity to share here. Here is a photograph my girlfriend took for me that just didn’t get the attention it deserved. This is absolutely magical:

  73. I wasn’t sure what to bring to the party, so I brought a blend of self-deprecating humor regarding my lacking parenting skills with a side of helpful information for new writers. My blog:

    • That was a blast from the past! Funny post. I can see where having little ones makes for great blog fodder!
      Thanks for joining in the fun! I hope you click on a few links and say hi! Maybe they will click on yours!

  74. Thanks for doing this. Here’s something I blogged recently, when inspiration wouldn’t take no for an answer:

    • Thanks for joining us today! I have been reading all of them and they are fantastic! Off to read yours! I hope you have fun clicking away and meeting some new bloggers!

  75. Anonymous
    Here I posted about the genre cycle, and how Dystopian books seem to be hot right now (a la Hunger Games) but this isn’t the first time that boat’s come around. I’m currently working on my first novel, you can see the description on my blog!

    Thank you Susie!!! This is a fantastic idea! (Or should I say, hideous)

    • Thanks for coming by today Lily!
      Your blog post was so much fun to read. I mean it was truly hideous! :) I love your comparisons! I hope you will have fun meeting others and introducing yourself by clicking on some of their links! Tell ‘em Susie sent you!


    this is a post about a project in which i’m attempting to visit schools to teach about creative writing and building self esteem. shameless plug, brought to you by…

    you’re fun.

  77. JWo

    Once again, I love this idea. Had any ghosts encounters recently? haha…

    Here’s my entry… Another fun encounter with my wife… Don’t let the title scare you away. ;-)

    • I can’t wait to read it!
      I finally calmed our “noisemaker” down….”It” was getting out of hand with all the racket! I did see a like a 17-year-old boy who had a lot of energy running through our bedroom, so maybe he was throwing a baseball or racket ball….someone else must be up to bat!

    • Such a funny post! Neighbors and pets can make for such great blog fodder and you have a way with descriptions!

  78. Thanks again Susie – found some really interesting sites last time you threw a bash. Here is a sad tale for a change – save me some cake!

    Best wishes


  79. Love this idea and am going to participate this time around:) Thanks Susie! Here is a post I enjoyed and would like to put out there again . . . What COLOR Speaks to YOU in YOUR LIFE – Enjoy! Have a Great Day Everyone:)

  80. Billy McCartney

    Well this is exciting! Thanks for doing this.
    This is probably the most topical thing I’ve written lately. It deals with DC comics announcing that one of it’s Green Lantern characters will come out as gay. I used my nerdiness to write a quick guide to the world of Green Lantern, and what this means for comics as a whole.

    Thanks again!

  81. Does Susie know how to throw a party or what? Many thanks to her for a great meetup place. I’m going to be so busy checking out all these blogs from everyone… I wonder what champagne will do to my writing skills? What out for my posts!

    Anyway… here is a link to my blog Adventures of a Dog Mom. What party is complete without a little destruction?

  82. Thanks for the invite to your party. I’m hoping to meet some moms with kids who like to draw, paint, or color because the Kids Art Contest for my second book, “Guess What is at the North Pole?” has just started. It’s an amazing opportunity for young artists to have their art featured in a children’s book.
    Would love to hear from parents or teachers.

    • Curious as to how you published this book, the first one? Thanks.

      • I self-published the first one and each subsequent book in the series will be also. I’ve been helping other authors with the self-publishing process for years so I was super excited to finally finish my own. But like I said in the blog post, I’m not sure who is more excited–the young illustrators or me. :)

        Are you working on a book?

    • Fantastic! I do have some young moms. Hopefully they will check out your link!
      So glad you stopped by!

      • Check out Catherine Johnson. She has a children’s book blog and made a comment above!

      • I hope so too. I’ve been writing children’s stories for years but never imagined how fun it would be to collaborate with kids on a book like this. I think what makes it even better is that by having their artwork featured worldwide, it’s given them the confidence to work on writing and illustrating their own books.

        At a school visit yesterday, one of the kids in the audience asked if I made lots of money from the book. I thought that was cute coming from a 3rd grader but I told her that I’m definitely not getting rich and if you do things in life just for the money, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. :)

  83. It’s a Party! o(^_^)o
    Many Deep and Sincere Thanks to Susie for hosting this great shindig!

    I enjoy Steampunk both for reading and writing. The other day (last week, May 31) I pondered what my definition of Steampunk is.

    Now, off to find some other blogs to read!

  84. Thanks Susie.. This is such a kind thing… but knowing you.. well that’s you..

    A dark piece for anyone that has suffered with depression and suicide thoughts.

  85. Hey Colorado. Told you I’d be back (I love having a morning to myself). And I really enjoyed mixing, it was a wild ride indeed! And as promised, here’s my post on action flicks.
    PS- Looking good on the dance floor, but I couldn’t help but laugh at your dog’s reaction. It was like “Okay . . I don’t know this person . . .”

    • Hey thanks! Do you notice that she gets in all my videos? She may look bored, but it is just a facade. She loves being on Youtube!
      You made my day with your comment on my other post about it being the first one I read! Wow! I do remember it too. Such excellent writing Cayman!

    • This post is HILARIOUS! I laughed the whole way through….

  86. You throw the best parties, Susie! Here’s one I posted early on—an interview with my bro. ;) Can’t wait to check out other attendees’ links!

  87. Good Lord! And, to think… I stayed through the whole 3:25! But how could I not? Some thoughts… Kelly did a fine job on the music. The dog was excellent in the dog role. The Lindau residence needs a pole in the bedroom for her next video. Let’s all send Kelly a dollar, so he will hold Susie’s cellphone for the next taping, as… The Wild Thing never ceases to amaze me.

    Thank you Susie, for the opportunity to tell everyone about my new Photolog… TedBook’s Daily Pics. I usually use my iphone or a Lumix, but have taken the next step, and bought a Canon 60D. It came yesterday and I have now idea why I did what I did.

  88. Morning! I’m Kim and nothing can be wilder than you dancin’ for us, hey you need a partner. Thanks for having me. Champagne, well it’s been forever since I celebrated with bubbly, might try it. My link today is an author page, I started writing a year and half ago, finished a novella ‘Kiss Ride’ based on a true story, it’s on Amazon and now almost finished with a full length fiction/novel. Doing this for me and I don’t want to stop. I suppose I should begin searching for an editor or a professional. Here’s my page.

    • Hi Kim! I am so glad you came to party again! It wouldn’t be the same without you.
      Thanks for mingling with the guests and making them feel right a home!
      I hope you make a few new friends today!

  89. Hi everyone! :) My blog is titled “meeting boys these days” and I blog about my funny and frightening experiences via dating.

    Pee Loser! A dashing (<—sarcastic) man that stole my heart with his unusual antics. :D This is 1 of 3 parts and I hope you all enjoy!! :)

  90. Thanks. This is a great idea!

  91. This is such a great idea! I wrote a post on how to tell when a lady you are romantically interested in “just isn’t that into you.”

  92. Kanerva

    Not selling any books, just trying to keep myself sane. My post is from earlier in the year when we were in the middle of round 1, presidential elections.
    Wicked Wednesday here, I’ll try and get back for some champers! Party on…

  93. Thanks for hosting, Susie! You make great coffee. Here’s a link to a piece in my interview series. Artist Stephen O’Donnell dresses up in lavish historical women’s clothes and paints self-portraits with a sense of humor.

  94. Susie – I love your VLOG – you always make me giggle!! :) i’ll be back to enter an old blog post :D Thanks for hosting this lovely party (….I LOVE Champagne by the way :))

  95. Now this is an opportunity that I can’t pass up. Yesterday I just updated my six books on Amazon – - – LOWERED THE PRICE – - – You can go look at my author page and from there see the descriiption of each book AND THEY EVEN LET YOU LOOK INSIDE FOR FREE (well – - – not the whole thing – - – just a teaser. Thanks for letting me post the following link to my author page Susie.

  96. Thanks for this opportunity, wild Susie!
    Here is my post of my first 3 very short chaps. to my love story about a husband who is now dying (yeah, not exactly a tantalizing hook, but a hook all the same!)

  97. Thank you for hosting another amazing party! Can’t wait to meet all the interesting people who I know will show up here today! I’d like to share my meditations on housecleaning: “Boring Women Keep Immaculate Houses.”

  98. Yay! Party! *throws confetti in the air* Woo Hoo!

    I’ve got to dash for the train, but I will be back later for champagne and chat. I am posting a link to a poem I did a while ago. I haven’t submitted it yet; still looking for just the right site. Meanwhile, a peek for all your fans and friends. Here is the link –

    I’ll be back later… save me some champagne!

    xx :)

  99. LOL on your vlog. Going to read your VS post and sharing a Thriller Thursday post I really liked: Battered Women Syndrome as Defense for Murder.

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