Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Mailbox~This Blog Being Linked to Another Site

It's that time of the week to respond to your emails. This week's mailbox is a little different. It was a request to combine part of my blog with another website...a collaboration of sorts. Usually I ignore such request outright. Particularly if I don't the website in question, but this time I did.

Now, I'm very protective about my copyrighted material, including this blog. What writer isn't? There's not a week that goes by that I don't get half a dozen requests to link to this blog or quote something in this blog. But, this request had a hook with a worm on it. It promoted an issue that has my newly garnered interest.

It seems that due to my responses on their site and me writing after a stroke is news worthy. I've been following their site since I got home from the hospital in late June 2012. They patiently answered my comments and questions from a newbie stroke survivor with their expertise and first hand knowledge. Some have even popped in over here to read my blog and comment. Some have books and scholarly articles published in their field that they promote on their site also.

I received an email this week from the administrator over there. They asked to be able to link my site to theirs. They have both a org website and a blog on Blogspot. HERE

You could have knocked me over with a feather (I know that's a clique and a big no-no in writing) as I read the email. I started hyperventilating so bad my husband asked me if I was all right. My mouth opened and closed as the words wouldn't come, and I read it again to be sure.

My DH (darling husband) was so concerned that he couldn't understand my words lip reading, that he touched my arm. Of course not, I really wasn't saying anything. That's one of the problems with minor aphasia when dealing with a deaf person. I could teach him sign language, but you sort of need two hands and full dexterity of all your fingers to form some words. I just patted his hand to reassure him. I really didn't think that what I talked about on my blog would draw such international attention...besides my books and writing how-tos.

by Hziz
To say I feel honored is an understatement. My blogs about my surviving and coping with my stroke is just a bump in my path of writing. Much like young children hamper their mothers from writing.  I say in my byline... everything affects my writing. So this blog is about everything writers, especially this one, faces in producing books for sale. All the ups and downs, all the twists and turns, and bumps and sideways wiggles that some of us face. To let my readers know they are not alone in their struggles and possibly answer some questions you may have. Nothing is worse than feeling alone.

Of course I said, "yes!" I'm excited. Can't you tell? Whether you are a stroke survivor, caregiver for a stroke patient, or just curious I invite you to pop on over to read stroke survivor blogs and information.

Keep writing and loving the Lord.
 (You may have no idea who is reading on your blog)


  1. Go, Jo, Go! I love this news and I think it's a great honor. ; )

  2. Congrats on the Stroke Tattler link! You will love working with John. I know I do.

    1. Diane,
      Welcome. You're an author too, right? So far John has been great.

    2. Yes, I write the blog at also published two books in the past, but now am a full-time caregiver. My blog has been linked with SST for awhile now. I've been very happy with it. Hope you will be too!

      And thank you, Jo, for your comments on my blog. While I don't always get a chance to reply to everyone, I do so appreciate it! Take care.

    3. That's fine honey. I know what you're going through. You have a great blog.


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