My First Published Blog!

I think many of my readers know that Grit magazine published one of my photos in the Jan/Feb issue of their magazine. If you didn't know, you can see the photo and read about my bragging rights here.

What I haven't mentioned is that I was asked to be a guest blogger in their online blogging community! Let me just tell you -- that email came while I was at work one day, and I was SO excited that I could hardly work the rest of the day. I wanted to tell everyone so badly and yet you know when you have great news that is only great news to yourself?? ... I realized if I told any of my co-workers about this opportunity, I would most likely get this totally blank stare. *What the hell are you talking about girl??* So of course I simply emailed my closest family and friends and tried to contain my excitement for the rest of the day.

But I waited to tell you, my dearest blog readers, until Jenn Nemec at Grit had posted my blog in their community. Well, click right here to see my very first post! I'll be sending Jenn at Grit a new post every week.

Let me just tell you -- if you love everything that is country, then you will love Grit magazine, AND their online blogging community. As I mention on my photo blog, Grit magazine is everything country and it also helps people get back to basic living. Here's a few examples of recent articles: make your own maple syrup, great mac'n'cheese recipes, winter gardening and what works in your area, homemade bread the easy way, rodent control/keeping critters in check on the farm, and of course, how to raise water buffalo. Yep, no kidding. Water buffalo are becoming more popular in the grand ole U.S. of A.

As a side note here: I love my new life in Kansas. Since 2008, I've become better at my photography and have had my own store on Zazzle for almost two years now. I started a blog and met all kinds of wonderful new friends -- because of you my friends, I could never, ever stop blogging!! Then I decided to market my all-natural dog biscuits to my four-legged friends with another new blog, The Lazy G Ranch, and this endeavor is doing quite well. For all my two-legger friends out there, I am hoping to add deelish homemade cookies to the Lazy G Ranch offerings very soon!!

So I will end this post with the thought that I am very grateful to my husband for giving me this opportunity at a fresh, new life in a beautiful part of the United States ~ I love him to pieces not just for that opportunity, but because he's the sweetest husband ever. Not to say that Ohio doesn't have its own corners full of beauty (you show them to us all the time, Joe!), but Kansas gives me an entirely new area to explore and photograph.

And of course, I'm a city gal living in the country now
and lovin' every minute of it!


23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention. I've got a shortcut on my screen for Grit Magazine now Congratulations..Am still working on the "button" going to try and figur out myself for awhile yet. I did check out Sherbet Blossom Design and they do nice work.. Always The Best

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  2. Aww Susan it's so good to hear that you're loving your life and that you're still enjoying your photography (and getting better at it as you say) and that everything in life seems to be going your way. Just brilliant! :D

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  3. Congratulations! 2010 is starting off to be a very good year for you. :)

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  4. Congrats to you! This is a big deal!

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  5. Well, just look at you! Don't forget us little people as you surge to the top of your dreams ;-) I'm very proud for you! GREAT JOB!

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  6. Oh my...I am so happy for you !!! I feel like I know you just a little bit in the short time I have been reading your blog...I was born in Atchison, Ka and hope to make it back there one of these days for a visit. If so, who knows...meet you for a cup of coffee...Congratulations and all the best on following your dreams....

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  7. How exciting! I'm very happy for you.

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  8. Congrats Susan. That's so awesome!

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  9. Susan - CONGRATS! That is so, so exciting. :D You're gonna be famous with a capital F!

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  10. Yeah!! Congrats!! That is so neat! So happy for ya!

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  11. Suz: Congrats! Love your article out on Grit. All your bloggy friends are rejoicing with you! :)

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  12. Way to go!!! There's a part of me that would really like to do something from scratch sometimes...nah, not a big enough part I guess!

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  13. SO COOL! Great opportunity! I popped over and checked it out. Looks like a great site. Sometimes you never know where a new journey can lead you! :)

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  14. That is so cool! Will you still remember us when you're famous? Give it a bit of time and you will have your own TV-show. I hear Oprah quits, so they need someone to take over her spot. And even if that dóesn't happen, it is still GREAT to know that you are a valued writer and photographer! Yippee!

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  15. Fantastic. I am happy for you--plus, I'll be able to say, "I was a regular at her blog before she went big time."

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  16. How neat!! My hubby was a delivery boy of Grit way way back in the 70's!! Read it all the time when i was younger!!
    Congrats!

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  17. How awesome! I'm so tickled for you!

    I wish you much success!~Lisa

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  18. You are just full of surprises. Huge congrats! :)

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  19. Such exciting news! Congratulations! Lovely to hear you so happy too with your new life.
    xxx

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  20. Congrats on the success, I know how good it feels. You should also checkout Powder Room Graffiti where I write, the money is not huge but soon builds up and they are always looking for writers.

    Nice to hear you are also very happy, we are two rare birds let me tell ya!

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  21. Congratulations. I so identify with your post. If it were not for my husband, I wouldn't have the chance to live life on our Vermont farm. And I would like to think I've gotten better at both writing and photography since I've started blogging.
    Loved the water buffalo article and I've actually been trying to convince Mountain Man we need a couple :-)

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  22. enjoy the success Suz - you deserve it

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  23. Congratulations! Life is good!

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