Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Doing The Rounds


One of the great things about coming back after being away for a week or so is the sheer pleasure of doing the rounds of all my favourite blogs and discovering what is going on in your worlds. After just a few months of communal blogging - it took me two and a half years to discover other bloggers existed - I seem to have friends all over the world : friends with whom I share the ups and downs, challenges and absurdities of day-to-day life. Therefore it is a great pleasure to visit all my friends and see what they have been up to. A's started a new blog; B's started a new book, C's got a new job, D's much happier, E's starting afresh, and Abraham Lincoln has taken yet another fabulous bird picture!! I suppose it is the kind of gossip amongst friends that many lucky people take for granted : but I always listed the difficulty in keeping up with mindless day-to-day gossip as perhaps the great disadvantage of being deaf. That is just one reason why all the friends I have made via blogging - and all their news, all their joys and all their sorrows - are very special to me. If the title of this post "Doing The Rounds" makes it sound like some kind of routine chore, it is far from that. It is a delight.

(I apologise to any of my blogging friends who don't see themselves in the above composite illustration. You are there, I assure you, it is just that in the course of editing the image whilst watching a football match on the TV I seem to have lost several layers of faces!)

Finally, an announcement about a relaunch for Sepia Saturday. Kat and I are working on a new dedicated Sepia Saturday blog which we hope to have up and running in time for the coming Saturday. As soon as it is half-decent we will post links.

19 comments:

  1. Welcome back Alan!

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  2. It really is great to see you back!

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  3. How very clever you are! :) We're glad you're back. Blogging is a wonderful thing...

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  4. I looked at your collage for the longest time, Alan. It was so much fun to spot those bloggy faces! I feel exactly the same.

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  5. Welcome back! Great collage.

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  6. So nice to see you! And what a fun collage.

    Am looking so forward to Sepia Saturday this week...I need something to do when I'm snowed in!

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  7. What a great collage! It is really great to have you back!

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  8. so good that you are back alan...the pic was wonderful to look at and pick the friends out...

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  9. Oh, it's like we know all the same people. Such a small bloggy world. Welcome back.

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  10. Let's see... "Great to have you back?" Nope, it's been said already. "Nice work on the collage?" Nope, that's been said already.

    I know: Welcome back, Alan! Did you get me anything?

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  11. Glad to hear about the dedicated blog for Sepia Saturday. It's grown to point where it needs a house of it's own!

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  12. Welcome Back Alan.
    Yes, the new "Sepia Saturday" sounds good.
    My computer "issues" continue.....(my software problem somehow turned into a hardware problem so I am still in semi-limbo.But Hopeful today i will catch up on my backlog of blogging & be fighting fit for Saturday.
    You were watching football on the telly? I hope your not a Leeds fan???!!!???? :)

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  13. Hey! Like the collage, sir ;)

    And I was thinkin' of starting in on your Sepia Saturday but wonder, as I've only access to B&W photos of family...

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  14. * Silver Fox : No
    * Tony : No I was half-watching Manchester City v Bolton but fell asleep and therefore lost several layers from Photoshop. 'Fraid we are Sheffield Wednesday in this household.
    * Subby. The Sepia bit is merely a useful alliteration - the images don't have to be in sepia. The new blog is nearly finished but here is a preview of the short statement of aims :
    "Launched by Alan Burnett and Kat Mortensen in 2009, Sepia Saturday provides bloggers with an opportunity to share their history through the medium of photographs. Historical photographs of any age or kind (they don't have to be sepia) become the launchpad for explorations of family history, local history and social history in fact or fiction, poetry or prose, words or further images. If you want to play along, all we ask is that your sign up to the weekly Linky List, that you try to visit as many of the other participants as possible, and that you have fun."

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  15. I love the collage! It's nice to see everyone together. I bet it took alot of time to compile.
    It's so nice to see you back : )

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  16. You are too creative over there! :)
    Thanks for "Doing the Rounds"... and I agree, it is a delight! :)
    The Bach

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  17. It must be show the wedding photo time... but I think mine is black and white really.
    Welcome home Alan, awesome collage.

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  18. Alan sounds like fun( I have read a few ere )...now just have to get the scanner working again( or get reeeal good at taking macro snaps, heh... )

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  19. I hope I'm in there somewhere, Alan - even though I'm currently on hiatus. You wouldn't believe all that's been going on here. New computers and stuff and all kinds of other goings-on. So glad to see you back. Welcome home!

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