Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Spring Thaw Edition

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It’s another Use Me and Abuse Me Day here at the Wild Ride. This is your chance to mingle and “pick up” some new subscribers. It’s been a long winter here in Colorado and a virtual party is just what we need to thaw out.

I have some new blogger friends who would love to meet you. Bring ONE link from one of your posts and leave it in the comment section along with a short hook to entice the party-goers. Then start clicking links mingling with the guests! Say, “Hello! Susie sent me.” Hang out at their place for a while. Check out their digs. Subscribe to a few of your new friends. Maybe they will subscribe to your blog!

The more links you click, the better the results.

Only post ONE link from your blog in my comment section or you’ll end up in my spam filter. The spammers have been slipping past the bouncer lately. Stinkers!

It is better to bring a link to a specific post than your blog URL. It’s the difference between being welcomed at the door with a hug and opening it up to find no one home. No one feels comfortable peeking into stranger’s bedrooms while shouting, “Hello? Is anybody home?”

This party always becomes a RAGER, so if you want to stop back in a day or two, there will be more bloggers to check out.

Remember your manners. You wouldn’t go to a party, fill your doggy bag and leave, so make sure to read some posts if you are going to leave yours.

The food is catered from the finest restaurants in Boulder. The barista is already concocting cappuccinos, the bar is open, and the DJ is spinning.

The more YOU click on links, the more fun you’ll have!

Have fun and don’t forget to dance. It’s a great way to warm up. OooooO! OooooO!

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  1. Hi Susie! This is sooo exciting! 😀
    My blog is literally “all about translation” (including facts, trials and tribulations and lots more). I have bumped into many published authors here, so I think they will find my latest post interesting if they want to reach a much broader audience.
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to share and meet so many kindred spirits 🙂


      1. There are over 400 million native Spanish speakers just across the Americas. Imagine how many more souls you could touch! 🙂


  2. Oh Susie, I brought some mud into your blog. Should have left my shoes on the back deck. Sorry. Now I know I have been beating this horse but it is not dead yet. So for the sake of baldfaced publicity I post the entry point into the new blog I started about two weeks ago.
    I hope some of your guests like it. If so, please do follow (or I will committ hari-kari by self-flagilation with a damp sponge). Thank you for listening.


    1. Thank you for the compliment Tom! Love that I could bring laughter to so many! And I agree, I want to take Leanne’s webinar and couldn’t before, so hope she does teach it again!


  3. Susie, love your parties and now when the spring finally has arrived to us in Sweden, but still a bit late … in development.
    Not better time for a great party where we can dance to until our shoes cry.
    I’m working away with bringing Sweden out in the big world … through the A-Z challenge, I write a lot … and I talk a lot … but my blog is mostly about me .. my past, my present and my future .. and my guilty pleasures. Welcome to knock on my door.


  4. Hey Susie! What a FANTASTIC idea. I am looking forward to “meeting” a bunch of your subscribers a bit later! For now here is one of my favourite blog post. It touches on career and life – where you are currently and where you may want to go in the future. I blog about sales, leadership, being in Toastmasters, my challenges as a stutter, music, having laughs & life in general. Thanks again…. Tim Mushey


    1. Love this topic and it is exactly what I faced. I can’t believe how much my life has changed!
      Thanks for bringing it to the party! Stop back anytime to click on links and mingle!


      1. Thanks Susie! Glad the post resonated with you and you are living your passion now! That is so important. Will certainly be mingling with your network going forward. Thanks again and have a great weekend…Tim


    1. I love this poem and the photos! It gave me shivers!
      You are never too late Paul! I am still working my way through all of the posts! As usual, everyone brought their best stuff.
      Glad to see that you found the bar. Have fun!


    1. Loved this one! You never know what calamity is striking in the state of Maine! You have such a vivid imagination Austin. How do you come up with so many fun stories every day??
      Thanks for coming to the party! I hope you have fun mingling/clinking on links!


    1. I added your link!! Lovely photos! We ended up with almost 48 inches in snow for April alone and it is going to be 70 degrees tomorrow! Yeah!
      Thanks for coming to the party. I hope you have fun clicking on a few links!


  5. What up Susie! I’m here to mingle and hang out. I guess having grass rise up from the depths of snow is reason enough to celebrate in Colorado. :)Nice pic!

    But as always I never come empty handed to the party. Here’s one of my adventures that didn’t turn out the way I planned, but ended up being a good one. Hope it makes you laugh.


    1. This is such a great reminder Heather! I am so glad that you wrote something about Autism. You give such great perspective!
      Thanks so much for coming to the party! Click on a few links and “say hello!”


  6. Susie, I hope you are in bed and resting after this serious bash! What a party! Your feet must be killing you from mingling so much, I know mine are! You deserve to relax in your hot tub and to take a break from being used and abused. 🙂


  7. Susie, these bashes just keep getting wilder! SO MUCH FUN! I didn’t know your DJ (is that your son?) was going to play Gangnam Style so often though … my feet are killin’ me!!!! I’ve already visited a couple of fab blogs and am going to dive back into the mosh pit now for a few more. I’m way behind on my blog reading but absolutely positively could NOT miss one of your partays! How is the trip planning going? (I’m leaving a nice quiet relaxing post this time … I’ve got to sit down and rest up for your next one!)


    1. I love this post and your photography. There was so much serenity in each shot. I just wanted to slip inside and rest for a while!
      I am so glad you came! Yep that is DJ KSmash, my son! He has worn me out too! Hahaha!
      Still working on the trip plans. I’ll let you know!


  8. Thanks for coming by and checking me out again susie. I been working on my blog this morning so been kinda busy putting in links for the most part. But wanted to say thanks for coming by. Now that I got more time I will check out some fellow bloggers. Take care and I am enjoying this thanks again.


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