Thursday, 19 June 2008

How lucky do I feel..................

While I sit here quitely (before the kids get home) I wonder why I love blogging so much...........

I mean there are the bad things like

.............even more time spent on the computer

...............being blamed for someone else starting an addiction - opps I mean a blog of their own.......

........or getting them to join in projects or eat more yummy food......lol

...............so many more WIP's

but.........I have broad shoulders I can take it............because..............

then there are the good things (not that the bad were very bad)

making friends all around the world (your in my house everyday)

my world is so much more important now and I want to travel to many different countries to see even more things (need to win lotto)

sharing ideas

constantly being inspired by other bloggers beautiful work

joining fun swaps (and hosting one)

sometimes getting to meet bloggers for real (heaps of fun highly recommended if possible)

more time sewing

improving my photography skills

making my own range of cards (more markets on Saturday)

enjoying a positive encouraging international community of bloggers

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Why am I thinking so much well as this is my three hundreth post I felt I should reflect a little and appreciate what has come into my life since blogging...............all the beautiful comments from people astound me and it means a lot to me when people take the time to comment...............

Who would have thought me and my little computer could spread so far out in the world..............

I hope you enjoy and appreciate my blog as much as I enjoy the blog experience.....it is a unique and special world that really only bloggers "get" as some of my non blogging friends think is a little "weird"..............

To my friends imaginery or not thank you for making this a wonderful fun time..............

I FEEL VERY LUCKY...............

and as usual for a celebration I will do a little draw so if you are out there and followed my blog for ages, new to my blog, a lurker who never comments now is the time............I would love to know you are there.............and I know I have lots of visitors all the time who don't comment .......don't be afraid....it is easy to do.....

If you are anonymous leave your first name and email address...............so I can find you

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

97 comments:

  1. What a lovely description of Blogging.

    love and hugs Gina xxx

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  2. You have summed it up beautifully! Until I started blogging I didn't realise such a world existed. Congratulations on reaching 300 posts!

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  3. Well....gee how true all your words are....Chookyblue you are an amazing person, thankyou for coming into my world, thankyou for showing me this land of blog, most of all thankyou for being a friend, it is like I have known you forever.... xx

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  4. Wow! 300 posts. I'm auntiesquaintquilts sister and I LOVE reading your blog. I must admit that I spend more time reading than commenting or posting - sometimes I feel a bit like a blog stalker ~ aaargh! So, I guess the time had come to start telling people how much I appreciate their blogs. Its such a wonderful, inspiring world and I'm loving it! Thanks and congrats again on 300 posts!

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  5. 300 posts - congratulations. A real milestone. I love your blog - the inspiration you give me is outstanding. As for your thoughts on blogging - I can only agree.

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  6. 300 posts is a huge milestone! Congratulations!!
    You have really summarized just how special the blogging world is.

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  7. Could not have said it better myself. Happy 300th! Blogging makes the world a smaller place. Thanks for being a great blogging friend.

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  8. Congratulations with you 300 th post . Your blog is always lovely to read . Thanks for that
    Greetings from Belgium
    Chantal

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  9. congratulations on 300 posts, I enjoy reading your blog and I hope to learn lots more so that I can use it on my blog, been very slow withit so far, Where do you go to the markets?
    Hugs Lorraine

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  10. Woow 300 posts,I don't think I have been following you for that long. However I do love reading what you have been up to. I must say sometimes I can be on here longer than i should but who's loking. Congtats..

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  11. That just about sums it up - congratulations on 300 posts

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  12. We have only been blogging for a couple of minths, you have summed it all up beautifully.

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  13. Wonderful post to celebrate the 300th! Love reading your blog and your amazingly beautiful pictures from your part of the world. Blogging has brought me lots of friends and you’re right, only bloggers get it! Let’s be weird, I love it!

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  14. Three cheers for the Blogging world! It is such a great way to meet wonderful people, & exchange so many great ideas.
    Congratulations to you.

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  15. I did not read all your 300 posts -congratulations - but I like your blog very much and hope to be reading you a lot.
    Have a nice day.
    Ineke

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  16. Yes very much agree with sentiments expressed, especially for those of us who are living alone and while not lonely, blogging still adds a lovely stretching elements to life.
    Like yourself to improve my photography, to gain motivation from the work of others, and probably what I enjoy most are the variety of worlds, from quilting, to frugal living, gracious living and shabby chic, home decor, gardening, Cooking blogs, Christian blogs, Embroidery blogs.
    So many ponds in which to tip a toe.

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  17. wow - 300 posts. i'm not even up to 100 yet. i spend way too much time reading and not enough time writing blog entries.
    i have to agree with you about the wonderful friendships - even though i live in the city, surrounded by lots of people, i still feel a bit isolated. since i started blogging i've made so many friends - with the same interests as me. the only downside is not being able to meet them but other than that, it's been great.
    thanks for your blog - i've said it before, but i'll say it again - you've been a constant source of inspiration for me - right down to the scones louis and i had for lunch today. thank you
    l
    x

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  18. Very well said. I must admit though that I have nearly burnt the dinner because of thinking ... "I'll just check out one more blog".

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  19. Congrats on 300 posts!!
    My son calls all my net friends my imaginary friends LOL
    I am so glad I met you all!

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  20. But Donna , it works both ways and you have to think about what you give to us as well - you share all your crafts and your photos - you give a glimpse of country Australia to all your international visitors and for a country girl turned city girl like me, every photo of your rural life brings back memories.
    Thankyou ChookyBlue

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  21. WOW! 300!!! and it feels like it's not that long ago that all this started. I charge my glass (well tomorrow night is - Scotch night) and say CONGRATULATIONS, heres to the next 300. I'm so glad I have a relative that "GETS" all this blogging. xx

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  22. What a great post, you have the right words for what we are thinking, this is great here I am in Iceland and you down under "visiting" each other many times each week. Keep on blogging!

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  23. You beautifully stated what blogging is all about....Congrats on your 300th post!

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  24. Wow! 300!! You really do have an addiction, huh?!?!?!
    Congratulations.

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  25. You are so true. A lot of girls that started blogging at the same time as I did (soon two years ago) have stopped. Why I don't know, but what's keeping me still blogging is all the wonderful bloggers I learn to know. The great friendship all over the world that I would have missed if I not blogged. So keep on blogging and I'll be visiting you.

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  26. what a lovely way to put into words what all of us feel. 300 posts?! Congratulations!!

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  27. Hi Chookyblue,
    I am one of those lurkers! After taking a break from sewing for awhile(busy job, kids etc) I realised how much sewing was actually relaxing for me. All of these blogs have inspired me so much to get back into the swing of things. Thank you for your blog and congratulations on 300 posts.
    Narelle

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  28. wow, you are 4 posts ahead of me!
    well done! i love how you put it...and those bloggers you get to meet really are nice aren't they!!!
    There is a message for you at my blog, happy 300th,-(you don't look a day over 299)! tracey

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  29. Very well said ! 300 posts is amazing - well done and here's to many more xx

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  30. Nicely said! I completely agree! I love this bloggy community!
    Congratulations on your 300th post! Thanks for sharing! : )

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  31. Congrats on the 300th. You said it all so very well. It's hard to imagine blogging could bring so much to us all. Keep on blogging I love catching up with you each day.
    X
    Leanne

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  32. What a great 300th post - you have summed it all up so beautifully. Thanks for being so generous in sharing your photos and life experiences.

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  33. Bravo!!! (Can you hear all the applause?) You have said it so eloquently. Blogging has done for me what it has done for you and I'm sure so many others around the world.

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  34. Hey Donna! WOWSERS!! 300 posts! Think how much stitching you could've done if you'd sewn instead of blogged?!?! Tee! Hee! Hee! But then, you'd have missed out on meeting heaps of fun (some slighty nutty!!) fellow bloggers from all round the world!! I started blogging as an experiment and admit I'm now hooked - on writing AND reading! I visit my bloggy friends, like Chookyblue, often. One day we'll have to all congregate somewhere for a HUGE party!! Uh oh! Batten down the hatches!! Congrats on your 300 milestone and here's to many more to come! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

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  35. Donna,
    Congrats on your 300th post. You are such a blessing to the blogging world. I was so touched by the sweetness in the beautiful magazine you sent me "just because". I will treasure it ALWAYS!!! Your blog is a very peaceful inspiring place to visit. Your gift for photography is amazing! I don't comment much, but you are always updated in my feeds.
    ((((hugs)))) and blessings!

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  36. You perfectly described what the blogging experience is for so many of us. Congrats on reaching your 300th post.

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  37. It is a whole different world out there...I'm glad I found you in it. Congratulations on your 300th post!

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  38. Lovely post. Thank you for all the fun and inspiration you share with us!

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  39. Congratulations on your 300th post! You described blogging just perfectly. I think most of us feel exactly the same a you :)

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  40. I just stumbled upon your blog and saw that you are having a giveaway!

    Love your blog and will definitely be back again :)

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  41. Congratulations on reaching 300th Blog..wow I have heaps to catch up..love your Blog & Thankyou for leaving a comment on mine....blogging has become a whole new world to me.....I love it.
    cheers
    maree@On My Verandah

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  42. Congratulations on 300!!! Wow! And you are so right about everything. Blogging has made quilting mean so much more with friends to share with. :o)

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  43. 300 you say!!!??? You sure don't look old enough!! LOL Well done you!

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  44. Who knew there was a whole alternate world out here in Blogland. I'm so glad I found it and all the new friends I've made, including you!

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  45. I always love to read your blog and love your beautiful pictures!

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  46. Blogging certainly is an amazing thing. Who could imagine all the people you can meet from all over the world. I enjoy reading your blog Donna. Congratulations on your 300th post!!!

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  47. That's a lot of chatting Donna, congratulations on reaching 300, and here I was thinking you were a young chook *s*
    I'm so pleased you blog because I get to get glimpses of home, no matter what part of Oz they come from, it's all home to me. I get to join in on great swaps and chat with bloggers who understand my lingo...lol..

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  48. Hoooray for you!! 300...impressive...and you are having one of the most wonderful blogs...love to visit you...and the your thoughts of today...sooo true... I´ts an amazing trip....blogging...a whole new dimension to life!!
    TAke care...

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  49. I agree with everything you've said!
    I love when you share links of blogs that you have discovered, so much fun to see what others are sharing....
    Thanks!!! :-)

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  50. Congratulations on your 300th post! Wahoo!
    Donna you've summed it up beautifully in your post about the joys of blogging. I couldn't agree with you more and also feel very thankful for the opportunities it has provided for me to meet and make some wonderful friends all over the globe.
    Here's to hundreds and hundreds of future posts from you!!!

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  51. I agree blogging is great! Its great creative inspiration :O) for sure!

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  52. WOW...look at all those comments...Congrats on reaching another bloggie milestone. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to the next 300 posts ;o)

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  53. Blogging is great company! Thank you for being one of my regular reads (even if I don't comment ALL the time :-) ) Happy 300!

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  54. Congrats on 300! And what a lovely list of blogging gratitudes!

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  55. Blogging certainly opns up the world !

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  56. Congratulations on your 300th post!
    I think you summed up blogging perfectly.
    I always enjoy my visits here.

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  57. You have summed everything up so beautifully, and you are right, if you don't blog, you probably don't get it. I never thought I'd be a blogger, and felt that I could never come up with anything to write about, but somehow, day to day life provides little things that you hope will be interesting to others, and you get the pleasure of sharing. If someone tells you to get a life, maybe you should start a blog. I enjoy your blog very much, and congratulations on 300 posts, I hope it is just the beginning of many more.

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  58. Lynne in Hawaii20 June 2008 at 06:50

    Congratulations on 300 posts! I found your blog about 6 months ago. I so enjoy your posts and read daily! Thank you! I do not have a blog--too busy lurking! LOL. My e-mail:
    bgailey@hawaii.rr.com.

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  59. Blogging is the best!.......well said Donna....enjoy your cyber stitching pack...I won't get to mine tomorrow probably as we promised Rhiannon we would go and watch her play netball in Adelaide.....hopefully Sunday....and I have joined the "finish 5 by the end of July" challenge as well....went to post this morning and blogger was offline...thought I had "killed" it! LOL

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  60. Congratulations!...okay - so I'm a lurker...I've only been blogging for a little while (33 post) so I'm not very good at it. Any help you can give a fellow blogger would be great! I come over to your blog almost daily...

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  61. I totally agree..
    Blogging is good for the soul!!!

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  62. I love blogging too, and you have summed it up nicely! I am new to reading your blog, but love it :) Congrats on 300 posts!

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  63. Congratulations on 300 posts! You summed it up beautifully.... and I loved fairy girls dinosaur too!

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  64. yay congrats on your 300th post
    I want to thank you for all the wonderful things you have done in blogland and your support to all us new bloggers Hugs Beth

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  65. I am so glad I jumped out of my comfort zone one day and started blogging. It has only been a positive experience and the friends I have met along the way are a special added bonus - like you! Thank you for all your encouragement and support.

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  66. Great post Donna....I am making a copy to have on hand. I just had to try to explain today to someone about blogging who I know thinks I am totally crazy! You have been such a wonderful inspiration to all of us. The friendship in blogland is amazing. Congrats on your 300th post!!

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  67. Great description donna, it is hard to explain to others exactly what blogging is ! Congrats on the 300th post.

    Sandra

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  68. 300 posts, you really are amazing, so glad you did decide to join the world of blogging, you have been an inpiration to so many out there to also join, could you imagine life with out it now.
    Your friend
    Kerry

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  69. Heh! Lots of great reasons there... thanks for a great post :-)

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  70. Congrats on your 300th post! I joined the blogging community this year, yes its addictive but I have never felt like I've had so many friends before. I get the biggest buzz when a comment appears on my blog, especially when it's someone I haven't heard of before. I get lost for hours bloghopping and leaving comments.
    I'm originally from Central Queensland and now in Tassie, we certainly live in a beautiful country
    Cheers

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  71. Hi,
    that's a really nice posting!
    First time here I have to say hello! to someone so nice like you.
    Will certainly be back.

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  72. Chooky ... 300 posts - that's great! It is nice to have shared the last few, so thanks!
    Best wishes - Lurline.

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  73. Wow your 300th post, Congratulations Donna! And keep them coming...

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  74. Very impressive your 300th post. I'm glad we have met through blogland. Keep posting those beautiful pictures. I love reading about your life and adventures, there is enough to keep me coming back.
    PS - you know how to make me feel a little homesick :)

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  75. I'm usually a lurker, but comment once in a while. I have you linked on my Niki's Ventures blog and love your page! Keep up the great work! Love ya! Niki

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  76. Hello, I'm here! Love to read your blog and share your thoughts about blogging very much.
    My compliments for your blog!!!

    Greetings from Holland,
    Carolien

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  77. I always enjoy your blog :-)
    Please include me in your drawing.

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  78. Congrats to you! I do enjoy your blog. The blog world IS great!

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  79. Your description of blogging is so true and my non blogging friends think it's weird too. I feel very lucky to meet such a caring group of friends. Congrats on 300...wow

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  80. I always enjoy reading your blog and today is no exception-it is such a wonderful bloggy world out there and thanks to you for being a big part of it. Happy 300 and here's to many more!!!

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  81. So many people call their blogging friends "imaginary friends" - or at least their families do. There is NOTHING imaginary about them however. Virtual is a better description - or even "unmet" - but they certainly exist and are real. I just can't imagine going back to a life before blogging - the good things so far outweight the few bad.

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  82. Oh dear - I almost forgot! Congratulations on reaching your 300th post!

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  83. Oh Chooky, I feel exactly the same as you do about blogging and the bit about others "not getting it" is so true. It is a unique community one that I never thought I would be part of or would suit me, but I just love it. It has made me much more productive, and to share with people who"get it" is such a buzz. Finding all those people out there in the world just like us is very comforting. Thanks so much for your blog and your friendship, not to mention all the technical advice!! Hope you are having a good market.

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  84. Congratualtions on your 300th post!
    Thank you for sharing your blog world with me and you know your reflections are so true and heart warming.
    You need nobody to help you with a description of blogging...go with your own words!
    Take care my new friend
    Vanessa

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  85. Congratulations. 300 posts is a great achievement. To me, you and your blog embody all that is good about blogland. Thanks for all the encouragement you have given me and others.
    Christine

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  86. congratulations chookyblue, you are an inspiration in blogland.

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  87. Wowee that's a lotta comments! Lol* That's a lotta posting too! Lol* I'm a lurker round here for the most part just because I don't always have time to comment, but I sure do enjoy all of your words and inspiration! :)

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  88. Wow, 300 posts!! Congratulations. I've been reading your blog for a long time but have to say I don't comment as often as I should. Hope to see you around for the next 300.

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  89. Hey There Chookyblue... Have been in withdrawals all weekend no real time for Blogging just really quick looks on the fly... House Full of Visitors is all it takes... But just had to Check Out your Blog First!!! Great Blogging Summary... 300 Struth!

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  90. 300???! You don't look a day over 21!
    Conga rats to you, and best wishes for many many more,
    Bye
    A

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  91. 300 posts!! wow, you have been a busy little chooky! Congratulations. I must say that I also spend lot's of time browsing blogs and there is always something that I see or read that inspires me, and I share with my family and friends as well. My OH thinks I'm nuts:-)! but I too will continue to be inspired by the wonderful world of blogs!!

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  92. Happy 300!!! Wow, you are a chatty little chooky :o) Love your blog, so please keep it up! Take care!

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  93. Your description of the world of blogging is just so right! Hugs!

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  94. Happy 300th posting to you Chookyblue, may there be 300 more and then some.
    Like you I have made many friends from all over the world since becoming a blogger. The first thing l do in the morning and the last thing l do at night is check my blog for measages.
    And now l am off to bed, my stocktake begins tomorrow, grrr..

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  95. Blogging is very addictive but I think a good thing. It is like you have a lot of friends and travel a lot but never have to leave your home. I always enjoy your blog.

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  96. I love your blog, it's always a breath of fresh air.

    Sonoran Desert, USA

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  97. I love reading your blog and looking at the photos of country Australia. We really are the lucky country.
    Nicky

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