A Blogger's Thanksgiving Prayer


It was 12:17a and I dropped the white chocolate Baileys cheesecake with the awesome chocolate graham cracker/ginger snaps crust that I spent hours making to take to Paula's for Thanksgiving. Spat on the floor as I was putting it into the fridge. What a mess!

As I wait for round 2 to bake, it seemed like a good time to write a random thoughts Blogger's Thanksgiving Prayer.

Thanksgiving Thank you goddess of the internet for opening the doors to conversations with people around the world.

Thanks for the friendships that are made through and because of these funny little websites called blogs.

Thanks for Technorati suddenly finding 527 new links.

Thank you for the sudden post idea just as I am sure I'll never have another creative thought.

Thanks for readers whose comments extend and expand the conversation.

Thanks for readers who give bloggers a break when posts are not always at their best.

Thanks for the bloggers who though they may disagree, show kindness.

Thanks for the bloggers who generously link and trackback.

Thanks for RSS that encourages blogs to flourish and go where no website has gone.

Thanks for the "ancestor" bloggers who showed the way to a new world.

Thanks for the brave "pioneer bloggers" who put themselves out there day after day after day. It's not always easy to forge a new path and go in untried directions.

Thank you for friends and family, who may not always know what we do, but who put up with us anyway.

Thanks for the people who are committed to making social media a credible industry.

Thank you for opening doors to opportunities that came as a result of blogging.

Thank you the adventure, the fun, the frustration and the magic of blogs.

Little Max Max_may_06_1 and I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Please feel free to add your own "thanks."


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Thank you for your friendship and generous kindness.

Thanks for the fantastic global community of friends I now have- I'm much richer for knowing all of you.

Posted by: Tim Jackson on Nov 23, 2006 10:18:19 AM

You dropped it...? :)

Posted by: Rajesh on Nov 23, 2006 12:54:18 PM

Thank you Toby and wishing you the best this weekend.

Posted by: Tris Hussey on Nov 23, 2006 3:45:29 PM

Maybe should add resiliency to authenticity, transparency, and passion to the epitome of blogger culture...illustrated by dropping a cheesecake and turning the moment into a great blog post.

Posted by: Marianne Richmond on Nov 23, 2006 7:38:21 PM

Hi Toby,

Little Max is SO cute. If I ever get another dog to play with my little Sophie, it will be either a Westie or a Scottie. They have incredible personalities and will amuse you by the hour (and also cause you to tear your hair out; strand by strand). Happy Thanksgiving to you and Max!

Posted by: Christina Daly on Nov 24, 2006 9:22:55 PM

Thanks for Toby sharing her ideas and her wonderful passionate caring with everyone. Thanks to Max for brightening everyone's day.

Posted by: Wayne Hurlbert on Nov 25, 2006 8:44:33 PM

Thank you for reminding us about thankfulness. I am thankful for all the marketing mentors I've been lucky enough to know over the years.

Posted by: Chris Brown on Nov 26, 2006 11:45:23 AM

I just found your blog... thanks for the opportunity to participate. As a person with 45 years experience in Strategic development and Marketing, and one who started, built and sold a consulting company, I find the world of the internet both exciting and very challenging!


Posted by: Rich Saletan on Dec 24, 2006 11:01:15 AM

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