My Vows…To You

Vows3I, Holistic Wayfarer, take thee [Insert name], to be my WordPress-registered partner. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I pledge to thee my abiding support in sickness and in health, in the homeschooling and holiday breaks (well, more during the breaks), for richer for poorer ~ no matter your blog size ~ in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh and cry with you, and value every like and comment ’til you should unfollow and do us part.

196 thoughts on “My Vows…To You

  1. I, Lyn Wilder-Dean, author of Wilder Dreams, take thee, Holistic Wayfarer, to be my WordPress-registered partner. Not as agreeing in opinion, not as having attained universal truth in belief or perfection in character, but as seekers after truth and goodness. I pledge to read your posts when I have the time, and if those posts stir any type of strong response in me, I pledge to respond to those posts with a comment. Until we stop reading each other’s stuff, we will share ideas. Hail to the jewel in the lotus.

  2. Oh my, look who followed me over here, today; The Impressive Clergyman from Princess Bride! He heard you were all dressed up, and making beautiful vows…”Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam”…Shhhh! This is a Blogging Ceremony; please, don’t get us mixed up. Let’s see, where were we? Ah yes, I do! I do!

  3. Is it you in that photo? Lovely! And I too, promise to return the blog love, equal to my more modest blog size.

  4. One post you write as if death is impending and I hope to God that you were joking but I have no idea. I remember a few months back when you were terribly ill. I hope you are okay. I really do, Diana.

    This current post is very clever. And as someone mentioned. WP will unfollow at will without the follower clicking anything. Most of the blogs I follow are going to spam. I must move them over several time each day.

    Take care,

  5. You rock, Diana πŸ™‚

    You have been so supportive and encouraging πŸ™‚

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your company in my blogging journey.

    Thank you so much and great to see this beautiful and innovative post πŸ™‚

    • So very sweet!! You have more than come through on your end, SN. =) I wish I were there more often (really do, given the quality of work you put out). But as you can see, I’ve committed myself to a few thousand more people than I can readily handle. LOL.


      • I know perfectly… how hard it’s to just reply to all the comments…

        I was away for sometime and the backlog is huge… it takes time and lot of effort when you does it with passion and reply from people like you is the reward πŸ™‚

  6. This is so awesome! You have truly inspired the blogging world my friend! I am the friend who is always in your heart even if the words are few and far between. I seem to be called to blog about twice a week when words come in automatic writing! Giving u kudos for your commitment! It seems that my husband gets about two days a week of my time as well! I think this adds to our strong marriage as we value our time we have together,and I give myself so much more time that daughter Aly is building her own life.. I truly love your site and you, so just know that I am one of those you marry and set free!! Thanks for popping in my blog as I do think if u often with much love!! Robyn

  7. Brilliant vow, D. Very honest and from the heart. I say these vows back to you. Looking forward to reading more of your writing and blog. We’ll make it through thick and thin πŸ™‚ ❀

  8. As long as you don’t mind being my third “I do”, you may take up pen and insert my name as well. I could never turn down such a gracious Valentine offer.

  9. Diane, You finally put into words what we mean to each other! (Seriously, I have always been won over by your commitment to engaging your readers. In fact, I use that philosophy for my not so big blog! :))

  10. Beautiful bride! You must have had just as many guests at your wedding as you do followers πŸ˜‰ I had a very lovely dress (too risquΓ© for church) white with spaghetti straps, v-neck, body-hugging, and flamenco-inspired ruffles at the back. I looked like a ballet dancer long and lean (with stilettos). We eloped at City Hall. You are so lovely and talented and of course I will visit as often as I can.

    Totally off topic?…I’ve observed in my 3 months in Bloggerlandia that women who post photos of themselves have significantly more male followers, or comments by men. What’s your 2 cents on men engaging with female bloggers who are attractive and thin as opposed to 1)Female bloggers that don’t post photos or 2)Female bloggers who are less attractive and or overweight?

    • Actually, I’m not into crowds (so I dunno what the hec happened here LOL) – not into crowds esp when it comes to the most important occasion of my life. I bottlenecked the guest list so tightly…we had only 60 or 80 in attendance! We did open up the reception to more — at the very ballroom where we’d met. =) I have an old post. You sound like you lived it up on your big day. =)

      I ran your question by an intelligent, loyal male reader. He said: “It’s the oldest advertising in the world so why should the blogosphere be any different?”

      I would bet that male bloggers would not readily engage females who are unattractive to them. I did not share photos of my myself in the posts ’til recently. So for most of my 23 months of blogging, everyone had only my avatar to go by: I switched over to a photo that was a bit more muted. =) Since Day 1, I’ve had maybe about as many male followers (including singles) as female – which I found interesting given my tagline on motherhood. In my About, though, I do explain that I’ve always written to keep it all relevant to everybody, not just moms or women.

      • That’s a really hot avatar image lol! With your wild hair and hot pink flower…you look really beautiful. And I agree with your loyal male reader. I’m pleased at the honesty about it…men are more interested in following attractive female bloggers in general.. I wrote a post today inspired by this post…a bit melancholic at first but I gave myself a time limit to for my self-pity session and I was actually really productive in that time.

      • Let’s just say that I thought about my nickname “la Panzona” (the big-bellied woman) and it wasn’t working for me so I boldly changed it to SABROSONA.

        There was a female blogger that said she thought I should change the new name as it doesn’t reflect my value as a person.

        My resonse was “I just wanna be sexy, man”…like Cindly Lauper just wanted to have fun…nothing wrong with acknowledging the sensual, sexy side of women.

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