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Saturday, March 27, 2010

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HIATUS - a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

Well I must laugh at myself! I decided to take a break to do all these things I never seem to get around to doing but then I go and schedule a big giveaway! I am loving the buzz it has created over at the blog (over 200 followers now!) but I have to say it is a lot of work! Just compiling the list of more then 100 ETSY shops that my winner will be able to go shopping in is taking almost all my free time.  The experience puts me entirely in awe of Lisa Swifka aka The Whimsical Bohemian's handling of her 1000+ participant blogs in the One World One Heart giveaway.  

The good news is that I've decided to have the giveaway net some benefits for all of us going forward. I am in the process of creating a page for the blog that will showcase all of the Bliss Shops (Everyday Bliss Follower's Etsy shops :) that will remain a part of the blog. For those of you who want to keep me posted on sales, giveaways or other happenings in your creative world I will do my best to show case them on this page.  This will be separate from the day to day blog activities (Yes I am getting back to the Everyday Bliss Game!) but certainly there will be some linky love offered over in the blog from time to time!

Pretty much my Hiatus has turned out to be me coming up with a hundred more ideas that I may never have time to actually do! Ahh, ain't that the story of all of our lives?!! 

I also wanted to let my readers know that I am not intending on making this a Giveaway Blog.  A giveaway is a great way to create interest in the blog but this is not the focus of Everyday Bliss.  I expect I will always participate in OWOH since it is the event that opened my eyes to the bigger blogging world. I've decided to host my own Giveaway twice a year, as a way to say thank you to my readers and to generate some new interest (look for the next one in six months when I celebrate my 1st year of blogging!)  I will also let you know about other giveaways I find interesting but I will not be participating in  a million of them! 

On that note, I have come across a sweet little blog hop with a bunch of handmade items up for grabs. As you can probably tell, I'm a sucker for all things creative and home made so while Everyday Bliss isn't officially doing anything for the hop I do hope to win something!  If you want a chance to win something handmade do check it out by clicking on the button below:
I am joining the Bunny hop

Oh and don't forget this is the last weekend to comment for entries into the Everyday Bliss giveaway.  Come on... you know you want to win that $50!!!  So go ahead and comment comment comment.  :) 

Bottom line, I haven't gotten one tenth of what I intended done on my little Hiatus but I am energized and excited by my little break.  

Next Post: Hiatus continues...

My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise


  1. Bliss Shops - what a beautiful idea! While I don't have an Etsy shop (ok, yet) i'm looking forward to visiting the others.

    Keep balanced my dear friend and enjoy all the hiatus fun (however far it is diverting from original plans!)!!

  2. Love the Bliss Shop idea ~ perhaps one day I'll have one...Enjoying your blog -thanks!
    I'm in the process of a "giveaway" myself for "Book Notes" ~ feel free to drop by..

    (hope it's ok to put the link here ~ I haven't learned all the blog etiquette yet!)

  3. Seems as though your hiatus is bringing out a few of those creativity, moxie, surprise, community??

  4. That is truly a great idea! And it will be a lot of fun to visit all the shops involved. It's a nice way for everyone to discover all the creative artists there are living in the "cyber world." :) Enjoy the rest of your hiatus! Theresa

  5. How wonderful to have a creative boost during your hiatus :)

  6. Thanks for promoting the Bunny Hop. Today is the last day. I have 128 entries at this point. It is amazing the wonderful people I have met - including YOU. Now that is BLISS.


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Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues

  • 1. TEMPERANCE - Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  • 2. SILENCE - Speak not what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  • 3. ORDER - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  • 4. RESOLUTION - Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  • 5. FRUGALITY - Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. waste nothing.
  • 6. INDUSTRY - Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  • 7. SINCERITY - Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.
  • 8. JUSTICE - Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  • 9. MODERATION - Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  • 10. CLEANLINESS - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths or habitation.
  • 11. TRANQUILITY - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  • 12. CHASTITY - Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or to the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
  • 13. HUMILITY - Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


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