Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Rock Star Edition

Rocking out

It’s time once again to Use Me and Abuse Me, so lets get this party started. Yeah baby! The idea is to introduce yourself, chat up the guests, and pick up some new followers.

Be a star and rock out in the comment section. Meet up and mingle!

Stop by with ONE link to a blog post and paste it in the comment section. Two will put you in my spam filter and I hate when I have to stop dancing to fish guests out of my filter. It’s so embarrassing…

Include a short hook to let people know what your story is about. A post works better than your blog URL since a guest may click over to your place and not know where you keep the beer or the chips. When you link a post, it takes the guest right to the heart of your home where they can read your story.

Don’t bring one of your friend’s URLs, since they may not come by to party with us and that defeats the purpose.  Remember. This is about you. That is also why you should never drop off your link and run. You wouldn’t go to a party, fill a doggy bag and go home.

If you leave a link, click on a few. Tell them, “Susie sent me.” They should click back. Chat up your guests here and at your place. The more links you click on, the higher the chance your new friends may subscribe to your blog.

Be a rock star

Rock out with the Wild Rider in the video below-

Now stand up and dance to Follow Me by Muse!

The bar is stocked, the barista is already pouring cappuccinos, and the tasty treats in the buffet were flown in from New York. Nothing is too good for my friends! This is my way to thank all of you for subscribing to my blog. Now you can meet each other! How cool is that?

Spread the word. The more the merrier!

Have fun and don’t forget to dance!

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  1. Morning!

    Not sure what to leave, but I love parties, albeit virtual! Yeah 😉 Okay I will return because I have to go write a 500 word news article. Something new I’m trying for the Guardianlv Express.

    But here’s a link to my … drum roll /////////// new book!

    Tell me what do you think? Does it sound interesting?

    Thanks Suzie!


    1. Hey, Susie — I’ve been hearing about these parties and finally I get to be one of the cool kids! As intro, I’m linking to one of my early posts about leaving Seattle behind to move to one tower of a castle in England, where I innocently assumed that I would be able to speak the language — .


  2. Hey Susie, baby it’s cold outside in Colorado! Move over by the fireplace,and turn up the music. Lots of good conversations available here today.
    So – just to make a visit easy and a fast here’s a post with a few words (I heard that snort. I’m standing right here.)
    First snow in the Rockies/ski country pictures. Mother Nature’s sending it early for a reason…..


      1. Thanks for dropping in. The header picture is (if you did not already know, the Rockville Train Bridge outside of Harrisburg PA. It is the world’s longest, oldest standing stone bridge of its kind.)


    1. This is so great SF! I will enter in the contest.
      The process does change. Right not I am in hyperdrive! A month from now, who knows???
      Thanks for bringing it to the party. Have fun clicking on links and chatting up the guests!


        1. Thanks for bringing your link to the party Hook! Love the Elvis post. Hilarious!
          I hope you have fun clicking on links and chatting up the guests! Tell them “Susie sent me,” and they should click back. Maybe you’ll “pick up” a few new subscribers!


  3. (*steps out from behind the fern in the corner by the bar*) Hi All. Dana Myles, indie author, and blogger without a clue ;-). I’m going to point you to a blog post I did a year or so ago. It’s an introduction of sorts to what’s really going on in my head at any given moment. Can’t wait to for you to get to know us…

    I’m off to mingle. Thanks Susie for the opportunity!


  4. Hi Susie! I have been following your blog for awhile now, and it is just so awesome! Just like you 🙂 The way you dealt with that very difficult period of your life is awe-inspiring.

    Anyway! I want to contribute something a bit fun and different I did a while back: It was super fun to put together, and hopefully some people will have fun reading!

    Now to click on some of these links!


    1. Thank you so much! I am on the mend and am getting back in the exercise habit. **yawn** not a habit yet…
      Love this post! I remember making scenes like this one. Thanks for bringing it to the party!



    The origin of these two tales cannot be defined.

    Some say the first tale originated in the mind of a dervish and it is the only place that it ever occurred. Others say that it originated in Ternopol. Of course Ternopol sometimes resided in Austria and at other times Germany; now in more recent times, Russia. Possibly the dervish had wandered through Ternopol and that accounts for the confusion.

    Thanks for the party Susie. It is great idea and I am so pleased to see you continuing the tradition; especially after what you have dealt with.


  6. Hi Susie, I’m no rock star but I’ve got a place that will let anybody cook like a Rock Star. I spent a whole lot of my life in kitchens or at the aprons of my Grandmother, various aunts and my own mother. I’ve learned by osmosis and two years learning Food Service Management and Culinary Arts. Here’s the deal, starting next week on Wednesday I’m going to post a recipe. Some will be old favorites updated and there’ll be some new stuff. I’ll try to keep them healthy but hey, I’m a guy. I’ll make it as easy as possible, including shortcuts. So if you’re jammed for a meal, check it out at Will visit some of the blogs that have dropped by. Oh yeah, if you want to hear me rant go to http://www.tomwisk, It’ll be fun.


    1. I adored this post! My dad is a huge fisherman and I forwarded it to him. He will be so happy to read that. What an amazing accomplishment for your son. Of all the reasons to skip school, you can’t beat that. 🙂


      1. Thank you, Sophie!! Glad you enjoyed the post and hoping your father does also. So nice to meet you and happy to have seen those delicious recipes for the crab dip and the Smith Island Cake! You are quite multitalented! Congrats on your Gold Medal Winner book! I love meeting new people at Susie’s. 🙂


  7. Well I wanted to stop by earlier before all the good appetizers were gone, but alas I was not able to swing by until now. Glad the bar’s still open.

    I recently posted about my trip to Disney World, complete with video footage of what it’s like to take the plunge down the Humonga Kowabunga. Check it out.

    I’ll look for you all there.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


  8. I can’t leave a link this time — craziness abounds over here. But I wanted to at least stop by and check in on you to see how you’re doing! Still wild as ever, I see. 🙂


  9. Hi, Susie sent me. What? Uh.., oh, do you think she saw this? Probably not, but….., oh, hi Susie, great party. You havin’ a good time? By the way, the Guinness was great. Thanks once again for your great hospitality, da


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Love you post about Nice, France. So jealous!!!!
      I hope you have fun clicking on a few links and chatting with the guests. It’s never too late to use me and abuse me!!!
      I am still reading through all of these fabulous links!


  10. These parties are like crack! I don’t mean we can actually get crack here. I think I mean that you can’t have just one (link) that is? To clarify that last sentence, I know we can only leave one link. But we can try several other bloggers’ links and say Susie sent us. All in all, perhaps this makes these parties more like potato chips than crack as I have enjoyed a few parties here as well as several other bloggers’ links.

    Parties at Susie’s are the best. Bet you can’t enjoy just one link, too. I will enjoy several, thank you very much. Speaking of links, I brought a link of my own to share as I’m late to the party once again, but it’s spilling over to Friday as all good blogs, I mean, parties, do:

    The avocado dip is just marvelous. Ramble on!


    1. You bring up some great points! Thanks for the food for thought and the avocado dip!!!
      So glad you’ve been double dipping in the comment section. Click as many links as your heart desires!


  11. Sheesh! Such a crowded party, I had to dig my way to the comment box! 😉 Sorry for being so late–beyond fashionable, IMO! I’ll share a link and come back later to check others’ out. Already looking forward!

    I saw a woman crying at a bus stop a few days back, and was mesmerized. She inspired this post on sadness and letting ourselves feel. (Yeah, more pity party than rockstar—but there’s a reason many of the best songs are sad! LOL)


  12. Hope there are still some chips and salsa and margaritas left! Sorry to be so late. The past few days have been non-stop busy.

    2012 was a hell of a year; I lost both of my parents. Here’s a post a few months after Dad died, when my mentally ill mother became so manic that she lost all touch with reality and had to be hospitalized. Just know that 8 months after this post, my mother took her life.

    Susie! Thanks for having these parties and inviting us all. Gonna go visiting now.


    1. You have such a fabulous outlook on life! Thanks so much for bringing this link to the party. Sorry it took a while to work my way through all of these links. I have this thing about reading every one of them!


    1. You fit right in with your toga or surf board!
      I am sure my readers did enjoy. That was hysterical! I’ve been in that position before!!
      Have fun clicking on links! They should click back to your place.


  13. Hi Susie! Have spent the last hour visiting the great party blogs above. What a wonderful hostess you are, what a generous, indomitable spirit you have (hope you’re feeling much better by the way).
    Probably too late, but I’d like to add a post with a few laughs (hopefully), asking – Are you a hedgehog or a fox? Most people can identify themselves immediately.
    You’re fantastic, either way!


  14. Sorry I am SO late to the party, but that’s kind of how we roll down here in Miami, Also, it took me a while to work up the courage to attend a party since I’m still a bit shaken about what happened last time, which was this:

    Here’s to hoping that the new blog friends I meet here are just as poorly behaved, because bad decisions usually make for great stories.


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