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There’s some Better-Than-Great Folks I am grateful to and, on the Almost-Three-Year Anniversary of WWWW, it’s time I told them so.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm.  I think he was incandescently clever.  Just like Matthew Mullenweg ~ One. Very. Enthusiastic. Guy.  Mullenweg is the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software that runs this site and millions of other sites around the world.  The website says WordPress is “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform”.  I say WordPress is the rabbit hole that winked me into Wonderland.

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In his Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin wrote that he “passed the day delightfully wandering through the forest”, spending untold hours observing creatures in the field. Starting this blog involved hours (weeks,months,years) of messy and unpredictable blunders, snafus and goof-ups. But I don’t go it alone. I have my awesome Darwinesque partner Patty who wanders with me. And we’re both lucky enough to have a Genius of unlimited patience at the Apple store. She doesn’t always have the exact solution (since we don’t always know what the exact problem is) but she does have scads of suggestions. Like the Little Engine That Could, she lets us Know-We-Can.

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As for a Better-Than-Great Guy, my GymRat is the best of the bunch.

I dance.  He claps.

He gives me the Gift of Time.  Time to break through sludge and sloth as murky as a jungle river and unload my words onto the screen like a flock of finches.

And he helps me “write” as we drive, make bread, pull weeds and troll through possibilities that might pass for dinner.

Now, here I am, looking back on almost three years and 700 posts in, well, amazement. A bunch of musings I let fly like darts about everything from bedbugs to LeBron.

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As Click and Clack, the NPR Car Guys, say, with a chortle followed by a loud guffaw ~ Welcome to the shameless commerce division of the show.

Consider this ~ Subscribe and share our blog with friends on Twitter, Tumbler, Stumble, Google, email, Facebook and Pinterest.  WWWW itches for your comments. So loosen your tie, get personal.

 

Would you guess that we’ve had endless requests for Words We Women Write tote bags and t-shirts, mugs and magnets, evening gowns and monogramed umbrellas? Well, we haven’t ~ yet. So we won’t be opening a store anytime soon. But when we do, we’ll use the proceeds to take exotic trips around the world cover our hosting fees.

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 Dear Readers and Subscribers and

Guest Bloggers and Likers and Abettors ~

THX, you are Zazzorific!

Toni 3/21/2013

13 thoughts on “I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

  1. Happy 3rd Blogiversary! Here’s to continued exploring of the joys, complexities, feathered friends, and who-can-guess-what next of the world around us! The blogosphere offers infinite opportunities to make such satisfying connections in unexpected ways and I celebrate stumbling into the wonderful world of WWW.
    A toast to all of you and your words ~ clink ~!

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  2. Congratulations to both of you. You instruct, encourage us to giggle, muse, and shake our head in wonder. Reading your blog is part of my every morning ritual.
    Did I say thank you?

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