Use Me and Abuse Me Day – March Wild Hare with Much Madness Edition

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Has this month been especially wild or what? With Saint Patrick’s Day, the spring equinox, a week-long break for many, March Madness Basketball, and Easter could we pack in another event?

Of course we can! It’s another Use Me and Abuse Me Day here at the Wild Ride. Welcome to all the new partiers!

Do you feel like the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland, as crazy as they come or the White Rabbit? “I’m Late! I’m Late for a very important date!” Hold on there. Put your watch back in your pocket. You’re right on time. Here’s your chance to sit back, relax and party down!

March-hare

Apparently, the Victorians believed running around with straw in your hair meant you were a lunatic, deranged or as Mad as Hatter. Wait that’s from the same story!

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Mad Hatter Susie Lindau

Yep. I’m as Mad as a Hatter. Just ask the bear!

Bring a link from a post on your blog and paste it in the comment section along with a short plug or hook. You’ll get the best results by bringing a specific link from one of your posts rather than your blog url. That really keeps this party rockin’ and keeps readers knockin’ on your door.

Then the fun begins! Chat up new friends! Go over to their place. Check out their digs. Then they should click back over to yours. Tell them, “Susie sent me!”

This is a reciprocal party. Those that click back, get the most new followers!

My followers are the best in the blogosphere. There will be a lot of new faces for you to check out! Be ready to mingle. The bar is open, the barista is brewing her first batch of cappuccinos and everything on the buffet is fresh. Help yourself and plan to come back. These parties always become ragers and rip through the weekend.

All I ask is to consider following my blog. I love all of my readers and through UMAMD, you can meet each other! How cool is that?

So have fun and remember if you leave a link, click on a few. You may come alone, but you’ll leave with new friends!

Spread the word. The more, the madder, I mean, the merrier! 

All illustrations are from Wikipedia and drawn by John Tenniel

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220 thoughts on “Use Me and Abuse Me Day – March Wild Hare with Much Madness Edition

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  2. Hey I wanted to say thank you again for allow me to post my link with you all. I have had some luck but had some issues with my woman being sick so I was able to talk to as many people as I wanted to. I did get some comments though. Thanks again. I am going to write an article next Friday that is close to my heart and if your not too busy can you come by and check it out. Thanks again and please if I can do anything for you let me know Robert Lee Niswander Aka Plot121

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  4. Hi Susie,
    Thanks for the invite! Loved your blog, your pics and drawings. Shared some on our Pinterest Networking board http://pinterest.com/laketranslation/networking/ and would love you and anybody else interested to visit our blog. We are a team of four professional English into Spanish translators boasting a combined total of over 100 years’ experience. In our blog you may find personal information about us, tips on translation, why everybody needs it nowadays and much more (including pics of Tandil, our beautiful town)!
    Here is an example of the little reach a monolingual site has:
    http://laketranslations.blogspot.com.ar/2013/02/amazing-and-enlightening.html
    Feel free to drop by and leave your comments. Thanks in advance.

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  5. Hi Susie! Love the hat! Isn’t Ireland the best? Our family went there together several years ago and the kids still talk about it. I don’t think there’s anything more greener than the Emerald Isle. Wow, look at all the blog love girl. Lots of great posts. I have to admit it took me awhile to get to the comment section as I jumped over to other sites.

    Of course, I don’t have a book published yet, so I would like to promote my blog. This week Marcy Kennedy wrote a fantastic post about how to get the most out of an editor. How do we know when we need an editor? And what can we expect? Here’s the link: http://www.karenmcfarland.com/guest-post-by-marcy-kennedy

    Have a great weekend! :)

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    • This is such a great interview! I had no idea the prep a writer could do to save money.
      Thanks for bringing this to the party Karen! I am so glad that you came. :)
      Ireland is the best!

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    • Susie sent me! I really enjoyed reading Marcy’s post and visiting your blog. Please visit ours when you have a chance laketranslations.blogspot.com

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    • You are so sweet! Thank you so much! I’ve tweaked my site a lot through the years that’s for sure.
      Love your stories! They speak of such different times. My mom has told what it was like in the depression in Milwaukee. Talk about doing without!
      Have fun clicking on links and introducing yourself. :) Tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back! Everyone brought their best stuff! I think I have read all of them.
      Have fun!

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    • It’s never too late! Everyone here will respond to your comment on their post. If you tell them, “Susie sent me.” they should click back to your place! Partiers will be stopping by all weekend!
      The bar is open and the DJ just started a new set!
      Loved that post! You have a way with metaphors and description that is for sure!

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    • Hi Prudence!
      Thanks for coming by! I can’t comment since I don’t have an active Google account. I tried. If you could add “name/url” that will allow WordPress and other blog users to comment on your site. Don’t bother with “WordPress.” It doesn’t work…
      Thanks for bringing your links! You have been a busy girl. Congratulations!

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  6. Yanno…the hat is Willie Wonka meets Dr. Seuss and Jimi Hendrix. Which has me asking…where can I get one? I wanna wear it everywhere. And holy crap, I forgot about this! But umm, I’ll be back with a link after I read up on some of your many and varied posse. I’ll leave you with this, for now. Only because you asked for it, with that hat….man!

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  7. Late to the party as always. I even had this marked on my blogging calendar! Looks like a fab time, and hopefully I can get in on the action on time for the next go around!!

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    • It’s not too late!!!!!!!!!!! The cool thing about the party is whenever you click on a link and tell them “Susie sent me,” they should click back! It will roll through the weekend. There are people partying here right now!
      Bring a link and start clicking! There are a lot of new Wild Riders to meet! They will love you!

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    • Love this and the photo is pretty hot too!
      This is a message I have been living by for a while. I am sure that other party goers will enjoy it too!
      Thanks for bringing it to the party. Click on a few links and tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back to your place. Maybe you’ll “pick up” a few new subscribers!
      Have fun!

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    • Thanks SF! I am simply Mad this month and I am glad you came to the party to whoop it up with me!
      Love your post and your drawings! There are a lot of new faces in the crowd so have fun introducing yourself!

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  8. What up Susie! I’m late to the party, but that’s when it starts getting interesting. Love the Mad Hatter pic … you look awesome and as always your parties rock. Got some funny peeps out here. :)

    Here’s my addition to the party. I posted it a while back … all about that one gray hair that I wear like a badge of honor and how Tim McGraw is responsible for it. Hope you get a laugh. :)

    http://thewishfactor.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/this-gray-hair-belongs-to-tim-mcgraw/

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    • Hey Guat! You are so brave!! Love this post.
      You are never too late to party at one of my Use Me and Abuse Me Days. They should be called Use Me and Abuse Me Week! Readers will pop in all weekend.
      Lots of new faces here, so have fun clicking.
      Happy Easter!

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      • Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it and yes you’re right it should be a Use Me and Abuse Me Weekend because there’s gonna be a lot drinking going on. But it’s all good and yeah I see a lot of new peeps here mingling. So I’m off to hang out. :)

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  9. I ordered my usual protein supplement the other day and there was an ad for various healing teas. There is a ‘cough-off tea’ that has a lady saying “I had been coughing for 3 years and visited 5 doctors. One day I found the Cough-Off tea and it stopped my coughing the first day I tried. Amazing!” :)Hey, Im not mad if you don’t read through http://mattysblogspot.wordpress.com Thanks for the invite Susie. Wild!

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    • I visited your blog, you blogosaurus. Great poetry. Is there a punch line to the coughing ad, or did it really cure that lady? Did it choke her to death, which is how it delivered as promised?

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  10. I go away and you are partying. I come back and you are partying. What in the world must Roxie think of her “wild” hare parent. :-) Always fun to go down the rabbit hole with you. :-)

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  11. Susie, can’t fit much more excitement in this month? How about a birthday before Easter, a birthday after Easter, family in town for both of them plus Easter, the dishwasher goes out, so does my alternator. Oh and we sell our house so we are in mad (Hatter) kinda rush to find one to move to. It’s crazy! But its fun too. Here’s a way to have a Happy Monday…http://ourlifein3d.com/2013/03/25/happy-monday/
    PS love the hat!

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    • Thanks!
      Sounds like you are living a Wild Life! Whew! Doesn’t everything always happen/break down at once? It seems like the world reacts to our energy or something…
      Fun post to bring to the party!
      Have fun clicking on links! Tell the guests, “Susie sent me.”

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    • Lisa, I am so thrilled to see your post. Your talent in watercolors is beyond measure, and the little stories you include with each one are always profound and relevant. I hope your post gives many people the joy of experienceing your talent as it does me. You are one of the kindest, most generous people I know, and I hope you are someday rewarded. I can’t believe how hard you struggle, yet you are always thinking of the other person first. Your faith really does pull you through, doesn’t it?

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    • This post is hilarious! I love your satire. It is satire, right? :)
      It’s never too late to Abuse Me! The party will roll through the weekend. Have fun clicking on links and introducing yourself to the other partiers! They will be glad to “see” you!

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      • Yup, it’s satire, although Putin really did order unexpected exercises. That’s my schtick. Putting a humorous spin on real news.

        I’m liking this party idea. Thanks for holding it!

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    • Very fun site! Love the music. It had an oldtime flavor!
      Yes, Madder than a hatter. That’s me… :)
      Have fun clicking on links and mingling with the other partiers! I hope you “pick up” a few new subscribers!

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      • Yes, it’s a nice little tune … suitable when it snows outside, called “Footprint in the snow”.
        I hope the party will give .. some “traffic” *smile

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    • So great to see you Austin!
      This was Eggxactly what I needed this morning. An eggxample of how behind I am…Too funny! Thanks for bringing it to the party and perfect for Easter!
      I hope you have fun meeting all the guests!

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    • Love this post and it hit close to home since I had just updated my bios. Great post Coleen! Always upbeat and happy like you!
      Thanks for stopping by! Have fun meeting the newbies, I mean the new faces in the crowd. Lots of talent here!

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    • Thanks Patricia! You should try it on! It keeps falling down to my chin!
      Love your posts! I am so glad that you brought your Joy post! Such a great message of hope.
      Good luck with the edits. I have to get back to mine tomorrow…
      Have fun clicking away and keep on dancing!

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  12. Sorry I’m so late to the party, Susie! Just got the baby down for a nap.

    I picked a post that ties in with the upcoming APRIL FOOL’s DAY. It’s about a prank my sister pulled on her husband years ago, and he’s still not laughing.

    I’m new to WordPress and would love some new followers!

    http://lynnkelleyauthor.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/mom-pulls-scary-prank-parenting-plights-delights/

    Thanks for another fun Use Me & Abuse Me Day. I’m going to check out the other posts now. Happy Easter, Susie!

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  13. Ampersands were marching everywhere this month!

    St. Patrick’s Day & Daylight Savings Time & Easter Sunday & First Day of Spring & D23’s Fourth Anniversary (you gotta be a hardcore Disney fan) & lots of Birthdays & Susie’s Use Me & Abuse Me Day. The ampersand was very, very busy, as if it were falling down the rabbit hole into AmpersandLand.

    Are you an ampersand fan? I’ll create and send you a FREE & FUN & FABULOUS (just ask Susie) AmperArt edition every month, featuring “the ampersand as fun & fabulous art.”

    See a recent piece at http://amperart.com/index.php/2013/02/26/41-whiter-brighter/ and please subscribe.

    To see more click on Gallery. You have to subscribe to get the hi-rez pdf downloads (also free) that make fabulous framed posters. See some ideas here: http://amperart.com/index.php/framing-displaying/

    Why do I do these for free? I’m a commercial graphic designer, and for years have wished I would have time to do some of my own art. So I decided to make time, and stick to a schedule, of creating one artistic piece per month. While I enjoy abstracts and such, my heart has always been in typography. So AmperArt, “featuring the ampersand and fun & fabulous art” was born. It’s free because it’s fun. My subscribers keep me accountable for creating and delivering one edition per month. Sometimes it’s even two or three.

    I hope you enjoy my artwork & I hope you subscribe.

    Thanks especially to Susie for her Wild Ride (one of the blogs I always read) and her invitation to use her & abuse her today.

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  14. Cool idea! Here’s a post I wrote about New Zealand’s wild west history – as in American wild west. Really.
    http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/inspirations-new-zealands-wild-wild-west/
    These from an accidental holiday – as in, we started a road trip up one side of NZ’s South Island but ended up driving the other, because of rain… Had a happy ending in the form of some pretty wild landscape & scenery that we hadn’t seen for years.

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    • That was so cool! I thought I lived in the Wild West!
      Thanks for bringing your link to the party! Have fun clicking on links and checking out new links, I mean saying hello to the guests. They should click back!

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    • Love this one Ginger/Jim. You are so creative. What a journey!!! I had no idea what was going on up there. Thanks for all the insight!
      Have fun and help yourself to the buffet!

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    • Love the term “Manther!” I heard about Pumas last night. Those are women who are older but not by decades…
      Thanks for stopping by to party with me on your very busy Freshly Pressed day! Woohoo!
      Have fun chatting up the guests!

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      • Awww, shucks. Now I’m blushing. Glad I can offer up some chuckles. Will be mingling around mostly tomorrow as work is on the agenda today.

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  15. Hi Susie, as usual an excellent post. Lot’s to go back to and investigate. The photo with the hat does capture your true (but nice) madness. For readers, in keeping with the theme, try Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Preferably the annotated version. Also they can look into Lewis Carroll he was interesting. For me, I’d be happy if some of your followers came by and visited me at http://www.tomwisk.wordpress.com

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    • Thanks so much Tom!
      My dad still recites verses from that book.
      Yep, as Mad as a Hatter!
      I am glad you came by to join in the fun! There are lots of newbies here to check out. I am sure they will love your site. I love its new look!

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    • We got the hat in Ireland in 2001! The party is still rolling! I am having a hard time keeping up with all the new links! Every one of them is fantastic!
      Your post is heart wrenching. I hope that that area will be cleaned up. Didn’t a similar thing happen in Sarajevo?
      Thanks for coming to the party! Have fun clicking on links and be sure to say hello to all the new partiers!

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    • Loved your story! Now that’s what I call letting your imagination get away from you in a good way!
      Be sure to check out Ted Strutz’s site. He is in my old flash fiction group that used to post on Friday, but keeps moving up in the week. You may want to join in their fun if you haven’t already.
      Have fun meeting new bloggers, I mean partiers!

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    • Welcome to Wonderland. You have entered the Rabbit hole! :)
      Fun story! Love the characters and their different perspectives.
      Thanks for bringing the link to the party Ted! Now get back on the dance floor!

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    • Fantastic shot! Love photo blogs and I follow quite a few!
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking on a few links. When you tell them “Susie sent me,” they should click back!

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  16. Susie, nobody throws a party quite like you do. I’ve got my only party going over at misterio press but had to drop in and say hi! I’ll stop by some folks’ blogs on my way back home, too. Cause a lot of these posts really look great.

    Here’s my favorite all-time post (so far):
    http://misteriopress.com/2013/03/what-do-you-do-to-maintain-your-healthy-denial/

    I say so far, because the one that’s going up tomorrow is an irreverent look at patron saints. I had a lot of fun writing it.

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    • Love this post! I think everyone will be able to relate. It can really rattle us for a while after something happens.
      Loved that video too!
      Thanks for coming to the party and bringing the link! Have fun “mingling” with the guests!

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  17. Susie.. is there anyone you have no been? When I saw that picture I laughed.. You are my sort of gal. Im kind of torn here as tomorrow I am writing about a black market baby ring in my old High School and I have one of the babies (who is over 50 now) as part of my main thing.. BUT, this one is close to my heart. Thank you Susie for doing what you do..Love you

    http://connect.everythingzoomer.com/profiles/blogs/cancer-always-calls-collect-part-7-fighting-for-the-universe

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  18. Hey Susie! I absolutely love the pic of you mad as a hatter! You’re so insane (in a good way!), makes me want to fly out to Colorado just to ride wild with you!

    What a great time to have party! I’d love it if your readers could pop on over to my place to check out the fab charity I’m hooking up with for my birthday party ~ we’re bringing water to peeps who don’t get the clean stuff like we do. Tomorrow I’ll have an awesome sci-fi writer on my blog, but for today, it’s all about water. Thanks, Susie!

    http://tamerietherton.com/2013/03/26/buy-me-a-cup-of-water-for-my-birthday/

    Now I’m off to meet some new friends and read up on what they’re doing on their blogs.

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    • Sounds like a “Wild Life!” Good luck with your novel.
      Thanks for bringing your link to the party. Help yourself to the bar and introduce yourself! Click on a few links and join in the fun!

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  19. Susie, I was certainly mad as a hatter when I decided to write Shortcut to Prosperity—I went to engineering school, not journalism school! But with some encouragement from people like you I was able to act on my passion to help other career people find and pursue their own vision of prosperity.

    I think some of your readers will find some grins and insight from chapter one found here.
    http://shortcuttoprosperity.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Shortcut-to-Prosperity_Shortcut1_MarkHopkins.pdf

    Have a wonderful day and thanks for hosting this mad party!!

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    • Hi Mark, I just read your motivating prosperity pages, very uplifting. I agree with it, though, I don’t know all the psychology behind it. Did you study this? I have always had motivation, however, recently the belts, chains, wheels seem to be moving rapidly with that fire you speak about. It’s like nothing will put it out, nothing.

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      • Wow, I love to hear when people like you are on fire! My studies were of prosperous people and what they have in common. Congrats on being one of them!

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    • Fascinating, Mark. I especially liked the section on choice. People often forget that they have a choice in all things. It was great to read that Shannon found his bliss after such a short career.

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      • Choosing is what makes the difference and the toughest step to take. I’m glad you like Shannon’s story as much as I do!

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    • Thanks for stopping by Mark!
      I think it is funny how you lived across the street and we never met up while you were writing this excellent book. Danny loved your book and I plan to read it too. Thanks for bringing the link to the party!

      Make sure to click on a few links and introduce yourself. They should click back to yours! Since you don’t have a WordPress site, be sure to leave your blog link in your comment.
      Have fun “mingling” with the guests!

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        • Fantastic! The cool thing about this party is you can click anytime. Just tell them “Susie sent me,” and they should click back.
          Everyone brought their best stories and more keep rolling in. I have read all of them. Whew!
          Have a great trip! Thanks for stopping by and being such a great support Mark!

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  20. Morning Susie! I have no idea what to post … let me go have a look and I’ll be back ;) I have another blog, let me show you.

    I’ve been working on a start up online business called theivorytide; we are in the beginning stages. The goal is to make a family business with my son and myself as the operators and venture into products, mainly in the energy sector and art/regional trade. You can check out our initial posts here http://theivorytide.com/2013/03/23/enterprising/.

    Let me know what you think and we will be looking for products which attract our attention. Thanks.

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      • Susie, this is still being developed. Ideas are products made by others, such as note cards, gift wrap, clothing, etc. with artwork or handmade. Then the other aspect is green products, such as re-useable battery chargers, solar powered items, novelties included and solar installation setups for panels. The last item is what I want to expand, learning more about real technology that will impact our environment and be good for the planet, ocean included!

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    • This sounds like a great romance novel. Congrats on getting it published! Most of us are doing the opposite. Blogging while writing a book. I am sure your blog will be fantastic!
      Thanks for bringing the link to the party! Have fun clicking on a few links. It’s never too early to get new blog followers!

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    • This sounds like a great romance novel. Congrats on getting it published! Most of us are doing the opposite. Blogging while writing a book. I am sure your blog will be fantastic!
      Thanks for bringing the link to the party! Have fun clicking on a few links. It’s never too early to get new blog followers!

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  21. Susie, are you having fun today or what? Since this is about making new friends, here’s a post about them…friends. Thanks, friend — nice way to start a party. :) Friends

    And welcome anyone who decides to drop by….

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    • This is a perfect post to share since it is all about making connections.
      I hope you will have fun meeting and making more friendships here at the party!
      Thanks for bringing a link! Have fun saying hello to all the guests!

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