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Blogging and Followers

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Hey everyone as of today i have been blogging for exactly one year, yay.
It really doesnt seem like it has been that long, i mean im just now getting use to calling myself a blogger.
It has been great though, i have gotten to know some amazing, and truly inspiring people, and maybe, (hopefully) even helped a few along the way.
One thing that happened that i didnt expect, is that blogging has really helped me in a big way, its helped me to see my self in a different light. When i first started this i still felt like a failure, even though i had already been clean for more than 2 years, i still felt like that same drug addict and alcoholic, but now i dont. Writing things out and letting everyone see who i really am has helped me discover things about myself that i didnt realize before. I love blogging and i so enjoy reading all my followers comments, your support and encouragement means so much to me, after all without followers blogging really doesnt mean much at all. So a very special thank you to all of my friends and followers, it has been great getting to know all of you, and i look forward to another year of crazy posts and comments.

Thanks
Diana Roark aka mommyx4boys


One Lovely Blog Award

download (19)Hey everybody,
I was just nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by one of my absolute best blogging buddies, April at http://diapersandtutus.wordpress.com/ she is an amazing person who has been a big inspiration to me and a great friend as well, if you dont already follow her i highly recommend you do so now.

There are a few guidlines that come With accepting this award
1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
2. Display the One Lovely Blog Award on your blog.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire, and let them know by commenting on their blog.

Seven things about me…
1. Im still kinda afraid of the dark, dont laugh at me i said Kinda.
2. I would have 4 more babies if my body would let me, well and my husband, lol.
3. On July 27th i will have been clean and sober for 3 years.
4. All i ever want to be is a good woman, a great wife, and a better mom.
5. I would rather be punched in the eye than have someone i love mad at me.
6. I go crazy over Halloween, everything gets decorated and i love every second of it, in fact i would be happy if i could keep it that way all year long.
7. I think one of the most important things i can teach my children is to be happy with the simple things in life.

And now for my nominees

1. http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/
2. http://lorriebowden.wordpress.com/
3. http://insanitybytes2.wordpress.com/
4. http://lensgirl53.wordpress.com/
5. http://frillthrills.wordpress.com/
6. http://lawsonandy.wordpress.com/
7. http://newmommylessons.com/
8. http://kindnessblog.com/
9. http://monimorphism.wordpress.com/
10. http://wereallmadheretheblog.wordpress.com/
11. http://whyiamnotafeminist.com/
12. http://threekidsandi.wordpress.com/
13. http://bluehazel77.wordpress.com/
14. http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/
15. http://machinegunmama.wordpress.com/
16. http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/

Thanks again for nominating me April, you are such a sweetie.
And if you guys dont know all these amazing bloggers then make sure you go check em out and click that follow button you wont be disappointed.


Promote Your Blog

download (11)This post is not all about me, this post is for anyone who has ever went a day or two with out gaining any new followers, likes, or comments. It drives me crazy when that happens,images (30) so if you have been there then this post is for you. In the comments section feel free to leave a link to your blog as well as telling people a little bit on what your blog is about. I hope this helps everyone.


6 month anniversary

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Hey everybody, i was just sitting here watching The Walking Dead marathon, which i didnt even know about until my friend Melissa told me, crazy right. She also nominated me for the very inspiring blogger award, since i just got this award the other day i am not gonna be doing another post on it, but i wanted to say thank you very much to Melissa from http://wereallmadheretheblog.wordpress.com/ and if you havent read her blog and followed her yet you definitely should, she is awesome.

Anyway i was watching The Walking Dead marathon when i realized that today marks my six month anniversary for trying to make things right. Awsomeness, woot woot.
We have came a long way in 6 months, with 314 followers and 5,637 views. I realize compared to other peoples blogs those numbers are tiny, but to me they are huge and amazing. There are 314 people that i have never met, who care what i think, that amazes me. I never imagined that this blog would be so important to me. When i started it i had never even read a blog, and barely new what a blog was, i just thought hey why not, but now it matters to me. I have met some wonderful people who i now think of as very dear friends, i know a lot of people dont think friendships made over the internet are real friendships, but to me they are. The friends that i have made here mean just as much to me as any friend i have ever had, and i am very grateful for each and every one of you.
In the process of creating this blog i have learned a lot, including one of the most helpful things that i have ever learned, which is that its okay to forgive myself for the things i have done wrong. When i started this blog i felt like i was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders with no where to unload, but this is a place where i can do just that, and hopefully help someone else in the process. I am so glad i decided to start this blog, it has made me a better person, talking with each and every one of you has made me a better person, So i thank you for that. Heres to another six months. Also i have noticed a lot of people still call me mommyx4boys which is fine if thats what you prefer, but my name is Diana Roark so feel free to call me Diana if you want.


Target Practice on Independence Day

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Gettin in some target practice on this Independence day, next comes the fireworks. We went to North Carolina and bought a bunch. I hope everyone out there in blogger land is having a great fourth of july.


Old Rugged Blog Award

the-old-rugged-blogWoot woot, I was nominated for the Old Rugged Blog award, now when i first saw the title of this award i did not see the picture with it, so i gotta tell ya, i was not exactly tickled about it. My first thought was like seriously dude, im not that old or that rugged, lol. But seriously i would like to thank Ada from http://plainpathwaytohim.wordpress.com/ for nominating me. If you havent read her blog you should definitly head over and check it out, she is pretty awesome, and very inspiring with her levels of faith and love for our Lord. So this award is for anyone who has christian themes included in their blog. And there are a few requirements that come with accepting it.

1. If he/she accepts the award, they must nominate 5 other Christian blogs.
2. He/she must display the award.
3. He/she must answer the 9 questions listed below

My nominees are

1 . mother hen at http://motherhendiaries.com/
2. ladybugout at http://ladybugout.wordpress.com/
3. stories of four boys at http://storiesofourboys.com/
4. adopt mom of six at http://adoptmomof6.wordpress.com/
5. lupie momma at http://lifeofalupiemomma.wordpress.com/
6. mamacinderellaslife at http://mamacinderellaslife.wordpress.com/
7. Art Mowle at http://artmowle64.wordpress.com/
8. Grace at http://graceholden.wordpress.com/
9. GDR at http://altaredegos.wordpress.com/
10. mamamickterry at http://mamamickterry.wordpress.com/

Please check out these blogs, it has been such a blessing for me to know each one of them.

a) What is your favorite Bible verse?
Answer- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

b) How long have you been a Christian?
Answer- It depends on your definition of the word christian, i have believed in God my whole life, but i would only be comfortable saying i have been a christian for about 3 years now.

c) How long have you had your wonderful blog?
Answer-n since January of 2014

d) What is your greatest accomplishment?
Answer- Getting and staying clean from drugs and alcohol.

e) Forest or bayou? Plains or mountains? River or ocean?
Answer- I was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, so i am a mountain woman, and River all the way.

f) What makes you special?
Answer- My loved ones, with out them i am nothing.

g) Poetry or prose? Free verse or rhyme?
Answer- poetry, and either.

h) What is your favorite number?
Answer- 17 because i was 17 when i met my husband so it must be my lucky number.

i) Here’s a simple question: Why?
Answer- my son asked me a while back why we are here, i told him the point of life and the reason we are here is to help make other peoples lives better.

And thats it, thanks again Ada for the nomination it is very appreciated. 🙂