Thanks, everyone!




I’d like to thank all the amazing bloggers who have supported my prospective venture into uncharted waters. Some have reblogged the post in which I explained my plan, others have given helpful technical advice, or told me where I can access it. Many have wished me well. I humbly thank you all. Should my new blog succeed, I want you to know that you will all have contributed to its success.

It’s going to take a while to get the blog up and running, as I’ve decided to do a blogging course which Safar at Blisters, Bunions & Blarney thoughtfully directed me to. Although I’ve been blogging for two years, there are a lot of things I don’t understand about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and I’m sure there will be other little details on the course which will be valuable. The course begins this coming Monday, and I expect to start building my blog after the first lesson; it won’t go public until I have all the details straight. A part of me wants to rush into it, but that wouldn’t be wise. It needs to create immediate impact to prevent the risk of it fizzling out. It has to succeed.

Thank you all again.
You have done more than you can know.

I had compassion by the bucketload, but there were a lot of factors lacking in my life.

By liking me, you made me feel likeable.

By trusting me, you taught me to trust again.

By showing your faith in me, you gave me faith in myself,

and with your love, you eradicated my fear of giving out love.

You’ve given me all the tools to succeed

(apart from writing: I’ve got that covered)

Please highlight space between brackets to reveal arrogant secret message.

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

If that sounds like some clever little piece of word-weaving-Jane-ishness, I want you to know it’s not. It comes from my heart. I’m a richer, better person for knowing all of you. I love you all.


Β Β©Jane Paterson Basil


40 thoughts on “Thanks, everyone!

        1. I suppose there’s only so much you can say without repeating yourself – not that I’d blame you if you repeated yourself. Life must be very hard for you.
          I’ve just had a flashbacl to this afternoon’ I was in town, and there was a man in a wheelchair, about to be mechanically rolled up a ramp. He was obviously paralysed, and he looked so sad. He looked into my eyes, and suddenly I felt I was him. A feeling of utter helplessness swept over me. It was as if he’d captured my spirit. It only lasted a moment, but it was terrible. When it went I felt a sense of pity, but it was soon taken over by relief.
          I don’t know why I’m telling you this…

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          1. I know what you mean. I feel the same way when I see a homeless person or a child out somewhere by themselves. Perhaps he felt you too. I’m not that bad. But it is a pita having to rely on others. You have such a good heart, I wish you well.😌

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    1. Oh, yes – I can write – all the way to eternity, and if you knock me down I’ll get up again, But I was afraid to trust people, or to show love, until you guys reached out to me. I believed I was unlikeable – someone had done a great job of convincing me. It took him less than a year, but he pressed the point home for another 19.
      It’s only taken the blogosphere two years to get me back on track – which is pretty good going, especially considering the things that have been happening over those two years.
      Who needs couselling when they have friends on WP…

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      It is exciting, but it’s scary. I don’t usually step this far out of my comfort zone, and I keep thinking “What if I fail?”
      I mustn’t let all my potential followers down. They need each other.

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        1. I notice you didn’t apologise for leaving me behind while you went off to one of the places I MOST want to visit πŸ™‚
          So… you really think I should be myself? Maybe there are some silly bits I need to cover up…


    1. Thanks, Calen, I just checked it out, and ir looks good. I plan to have a resources page, and blogs like that should go on it. No one site suits everybody, so I think they should all be publicising others, as the point of it is to help as many as possible, in as many ways as possible.
      I want my site to be interactive – maybe have a forum; the ideal would be for regular visiters to buddy up – but I don’t know if it’s doable.
      I’m looking forward to the blogging course…

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                1. How comenext Monday is the 9th in the UK, and the 10th in Australia?
                  I can’t remember what happened to New Year’s Eve. That’s a lie; my New Years Eve was surreal. I’m beginning to wonder if it really happened…

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              1. I was impatient – it only took about 20 minutes for a response I guess. I just wasn’t sure if I had actually enrolled. It seemed too easy πŸ™‚
                I’ve tried getting my head around SEO but athe language was all so foreign 😦 At least this way we can support each other with our novice learnings! Webinars are fun – they usually have replay options. With time differences some of the ones I’ve signed up for are live in our middle of the night ! The live options sometimes support inter-active learning – so questions, answers, comments etc. Not sure how that would go if there’s hundreds or thousands of students !!!

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                1. Replay options- that’s good. I must Google how to take part in a Webonar. I’m afraid it will start, and I won’t be ready.
                  These Webonars are at 7.00pm in hte UK, so they must be 6- 7.00am in Australia. Is that right?

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                  1. I haven’t looked into the time zones. 7pm is a respectable time. 6- 7am is not! For internartional stuff like this they usually have a replay option. In my experience the replay remains open for some time – a few days, a week, a month….. probably just a week with this given it’s a freebie month’s sample.I’m expecting a replay. If it’s not, I don’t know that I will be up bright eyed and bushy tailed at that godforsaken hour. I’m retired for heaven’s sake! That means I sleep in…
                    They usually send an email with a link – it’s really easy. You log on with the link as you are already enrolled. Put your volume up so you can hear. And if it’s live there will be a side bar on the right that allows live answers / questions if that is an option with this crowd.

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                    1. Thanks for the information. It would be good for me if there’s a replay option, as I’ll be missing a support group meeting otherwise. I’ll double-check with Safar – she’s doing/done the course.

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