Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Royal Gratitude Meme

I've been tagged in a few blog memes over the last few years but I almost never participate. Why? Because usually the topic of the meme is not relevant to my blog's subject. I don't really think that people want to visit my blog to read about the "10 least known things about me." So I don't detour because my royal blogs are exclusively about royalty and a meme just isn't part of that.

But in this case, I'm going to make an exception.

I belong to a writing community called Absolute Write and currently I am participating in a comment chain; 14 blogs - 7 days to comment on each of them. It's fun, interesting and it can start some interesting discussions, not to mention discovering new blogs. One particular blog called The Writer's Round-About has a post called A Gratitude Meme where she shows gratitude towards various people. I'd like to do the same.

For my husband Karl. While he may not always understand my interest in royalty or my show, he realizes that these things are important to me and asks about my writing, encourages me to enjoy it, and takes care of the kids when I'm doing my show, The Royal Report.

To all the other royal blog owners out there. Each of your blogs brings a different perspective to a subject we share a passionate interest in. It's good to know I'm not alone.

To Cinderella, owner of the World of Royalty website, World of Royalty Blog, Royal News blog, World of Royalty Network and for contributing to the success of The Kate Middleton Report. You gave me the idea to create Marilyn's Royal Blog, you were the first person to comment on it and you have been extremely supportive of it and the rest of my royal projects. I can't thank you enough for that.

To the people who comment on this blog, particularly Claudius. Your comments are wonderful and I look forward to them.

To all of the people who visit from around the world, I appreciate your visit. And I hope that you will return and find this blog a good resource for your interest in royalty. Feel free to say Hi every once in a while.

To June who emails questions and keeps me on my toes with challenging ones.

To all of the people who have given me positive feedback about my blogs and my show. It's very encouraging to know that people are reading, enjoy what I write, and enjoy my show.

And last but not least, to the British Royal family who continue to provide me with material. Keep up the..err..great work!

© Marilyn Braun 2007

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Rebecca Laffar-Smith said...

Yay! It's good to see my entry helped spread the Gratitude wildfire. It feels incredible to write down our deepest thanks and it is heartwarming to read. Thank you for your thanks. I don't read here very often but when I do stop by there is always an interesting entry full of insight and intriguing questions.

Sofia said...

What a wonderful meme, Marilyn. Thank you.

political wife said...

That was a beautiful meme! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Bless you, Marilyn, and thank you truly for your support and participation in my sites, too.


Anonymous said...

Most memes can verge a bit towards irritating, but I think you made an excellent choice with this one. It's always wonderful to see all of the people "behind the scenes," so to speak.

Elrena said...

This is really cool the way you've worked this meme into the subject of your blog. And what a wonderful way to let all these people know you appreciate them!

Mary B said...

I love that you used this wonderful meme in your blog! It's so sweet. I'm grateful that the comment blitz has shown me so many wonderful blogs to read.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

It's nice to hear sbout your inspiration. And good job tying in the personal on a blog about the Royals. :)

Nita said...

You did do a good job with this meme, and introduced some more royalty blogs. Thank goodness for the AW comment blitz, which I didn't join, but decided to follow. - ritinrider