Yesterday, I sent my BLOGAPALOOZA entry to Robert Hruzek . 

I have enjoyed reading Robert’s Middle Zone Musing Blog, which is an engaging, educational and entertaining. Recently, Robert had posted an invitation on his blog for individuals to send him a list of their favorite, funniest, most thought-provoking, amazing, well written, impactful and/or “what I learned  from” monthly blog posts of 2008. 

Earlier in the week, I had  called my dear friend and blog mentor, Karen Hanrahan, Mother Earth, for advice…I was searching for a vehicle to ignite my enthusiasm for writing my posts. My blogging bug was attempting to free itself from the tedium trap. I love writing; however,  I was stuck. It was Karen’s generosity and grace that motivated me to participate, “be Orange and take a risk” to participate in Robert’s BLOGAPALOOZA.

Previously, I schedule my “Yellow Brain” to organize my posts; however, that method strangled my creative flow, which began to sputter and almost extinguished itself.  

As I began to review my blog posts, I recognized a revitalized energy pattern of my writing. I realized that it works best for me to have the “Orange Brain” freedom to utilize my “Green Brain” research techniques and access my “Blue Brain” intuition to create my posts.  My “Green Brain” is also looking forward to learning more about blogging from the other BLOGAPALOOZA participants!

I am grateful to Karen for her steadfast friendship and mentoring and Robert for offering BLOGAPALOOZA to help me decipher and decode the secret hiding spaces, where I discovered  my  “post patterns,”  a fascinating awareness about myself and a renewed  comfort level for my writing.

Be sure check out  Robert’s Middle Zone Musings for his BLOGAPALOOZA posts, including Karen’s best posts and her amazing 1996 hamburger post, beginning Monday, January 5 through Sunday, January 25.

“Thank You” to my readers for your time,
comments, patience and encouragement ,
while I toddled through my 2008 blog adventure!

Sheila 16 months old on the first day I began to toddle.
Below is my list of ” What I Learned and Recognized From My Significant 2008 Blog Posts.”

1. February:  Joyce’s Apple Pie  was the first post I actually wrote. It was loving tribute to my remarkable friend Joyce who had just passed away.

2. March:  Unexpected Blossoms offered me comfort and joyful. It was a metaphorical opportunity to celebrate and honor my mother and her spirit.

3. April:  Mom’s Message allowed me to share the vision and passion I feel about offering education, comfort and encouragement to families who struggle with the never- ending challenges of diabetes. 

4. May: Appreciating Our Teacher  was an acknowledgment of a grand day facilitating a What Color Is Your Brain? workshop for 60 middle school teachers, who continue to share the Brain Colors approach with each other; and collaborate with me about their students’ Brain Color Curriculum.

5. June:  Green Wet Paint – Do Not Touch is a gift from my college roommate’s mother. An accurate expression to utilize when a “Green, Blue, Orange or Yellow Brain” is feeling conflicted or stressed.

6. July:  A Memorable Birthday Celebration made my “Blue Brain and Heart” sing about memorable times in our son’s life, then and now.

7. August: Happiness & The Blue Brain Personality Type Workshop was  the 2nd opportunity to work with an admirable group of collaborative lawyers, whose cooperative vision and mission is to help families transition through the ramparts and ravines of divorce.  

8. September: Orange Brain Color Personality Happiness! a copious and joyful abundance of “Orange Brain” fun! 

9. October: Business Newsletter & Mission Statement came to me as unexpected gift.  I loved sharing the “no bunk, just business sense,” from my parents, who created a success business through their dedication to each other and the individuals who worked with them.

10. November: Diabetes, Stress, Motivation & Decision Making demonstrates that helping families make healthy diabetes management decision and utilize their Brain Colors is a priority for me.

11. December: Joyful Chaos began with the long awaited arrival of our son and his family from Brazil and ended with the joyfulness of our “delicious” granddaughter. What more could a grandparents ask for!

Sheila N. Glazov ~ Author ~ Speaker ~ Educator ~ Personality Type Expert
Please, visit my website to learn more about your Brain Colors, my What Color Is Your Brain? book and workshops. 10% of the royalties from the sale of my book is allocated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

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  1. Mother Earth on December 31, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I just love all that you say here and more…sharing this journey with you has been remarkable, most of all I adore our friendship

    PS look at that adorable baby pic!!!!

  2. Robert Hruzek on January 1, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Thanks for participating in Blogapalooza this year, Sheila! Happy New Year, and a tip o’ the hat to ya!

  3. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on January 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks, I appreciate and value you and your mentoring!  Glad you liked the “toddling” picture.

  4. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on January 4, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Looking forward to reading the Blogabalooza entries. Again, best wishes for the New Year, which will offer you many Color-filled and Happy Braindays!

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