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Thanksgiving Links

We don’t do thanksgiving in the UK quite like our North American cousins overseas, but I like the idea of it anyway, so here goes:

  1. I am thankful for my family, pets and friends,
  2. That my work is something I love doing and am passionate about,
  3. and my wonderful clients who keep life interesting and a roof over our heads!

Here are some links to share the love:

Got any links to share or things you are grateful for? Have you written up a thanksgiving post with a twist? Add yours in the comments, and the best one or two in my extremely biased opinion will win a copy of the ProBlogger book!

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  1. I’m thankful for the community that over the past two years has grown so much around Leeds and the north, without that I would not have the Job I have today, the friends I have today and my face wouldn’t be what many people think of when they think of gravy.

    We have regular meetings of ruby coders, rails developers, php devs, bloggers, linux geeks, xp programmers and the graphics designers are meeting up as well.

    Barcamp’s, Confrences and piss ups they’ve brought a lot to the table in my eyes and I’ve taken full advantage of everyone that I can.

    On another note, I’m also thankful for twitter, I wrote about why on my blog (http://www.thehodge.co.uk/random-musings/thank-god-for-twitter.php) but I’d hate to drop a link and leave.. so Chris feed free to moderate that out if you want πŸ™‚

  2. I’m thankful for the community that over the past two years has grown so much around Leeds and the north, without that I would not have the Job I have today, the friends I have today and my face wouldn’t be what many people think of when they think of gravy.

    We have regular meetings of ruby coders, rails developers, php devs, bloggers, linux geeks, xp programmers and the graphics designers are meeting up as well.

    Barcamp’s, Confrences and piss ups they’ve brought a lot to the table in my eyes and I’ve taken full advantage of everyone that I can.

    On another note, I’m also thankful for twitter, I wrote about why on my blog (http://www.thehodge.co.uk/random-musings/thank-god-for-twitter.php) but I’d hate to drop a link and leave.. so Chris feed free to moderate that out if you want πŸ™‚

  3. +1 for the thanks for the blogging group you co-founded Chris. As an aside, it it an accident that you thanked your pets before your friends? πŸ™‚

  4. +1 for the thanks for the blogging group you co-founded Chris. As an aside, it it an accident that you thanked your pets before your friends? πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the thankfulness article.
    Here’s my priority list of things to be thankful for.
    1.My relationship with God
    2. My Wife and Family
    3. Good Quality friends
    4. My work, which I also enjoy
    5. The opportunity to give thanks in all things

    Happy Thanksgiving

  6. Thanks for the thankfulness article.
    Here’s my priority list of things to be thankful for.
    1.My relationship with God
    2. My Wife and Family
    3. Good Quality friends
    4. My work, which I also enjoy
    5. The opportunity to give thanks in all things

    Happy Thanksgiving

  7. Hi Chris,

    I’m just so thankful for sitting here at my PC again, after experiencing what could have been 3 heart attacks a week ago. I’m also thankful for the wonderful NHS (despite all out knocking of it) for the incredible care and treatment I received in Harrogate Hsopital. All their tests came up negative and I have not had a coronary or sustained any significant damage.

    Above all, I’m grateful to those I love for their support through it all; to the amazing NfPTwitter community I’ve got into and their concern and support (I missed the first NfP Tweetup in London on Monday) and to the Man above for giving me another chance!

    I look forward to meeting up with you sometime, if not before the Conference at York on 12 Feb 09. And thanks for making the link for me with John Haydon. What a great guy he is.

    Cheers

    Graham

  8. Hi Chris,

    I’m just so thankful for sitting here at my PC again, after experiencing what could have been 3 heart attacks a week ago. I’m also thankful for the wonderful NHS (despite all out knocking of it) for the incredible care and treatment I received in Harrogate Hsopital. All their tests came up negative and I have not had a coronary or sustained any significant damage.

    Above all, I’m grateful to those I love for their support through it all; to the amazing NfPTwitter community I’ve got into and their concern and support (I missed the first NfP Tweetup in London on Monday) and to the Man above for giving me another chance!

    I look forward to meeting up with you sometime, if not before the Conference at York on 12 Feb 09. And thanks for making the link for me with John Haydon. What a great guy he is.

    Cheers

    Graham

  9. The one thing I’m most thankful for is the Internet. It’s my portal of knowledge and I wouldn’t even be a freelancer without it!

    As a thanksgiving gift, I’m giving away 5 working hours.

    (Chris, delete the above sentence if you feel its inappropiate. Not including a link to the post for the same reason. People will find it on my blog when they visit it.)

  10. The one thing I’m most thankful for is the Internet. It’s my portal of knowledge and I wouldn’t even be a freelancer without it!

    As a thanksgiving gift, I’m giving away 5 working hours.

    (Chris, delete the above sentence if you feel its inappropiate. Not including a link to the post for the same reason. People will find it on my blog when they visit it.)

  11. Hi Chris,

    I am thankful/grateful for being here on this beautiful planet we all call our home; to enjoy my family, friends, my cats, my health, community, my creativity and ability to learn, share, grow and so much more.

    I am extremely grateful to live in a country ( US ) where change can happen, even if it takes longer than we’d wish for it to. Where I do have the freedom to be myself, explore creative self-expression and carve out my own path in life.

    I am grateful for all that think in terms of leadership ,change and improvements , whether that be social/civil rights, technology, business, health, freedom…it’s a long list. Here I mean more in life.

    But I am grateful that so many chose to create a path to see, understand and model. That happens, often on the internet; where many have have shared much knowledge and experience and their imaginations. NOT a pitch for the book, but thanks for the opp. to make this comment. This is just a part of what I meant in the above.

    I haven’t had the nicest time over the last few years, but I am grateful for the experiences, whether great or rotten, because that is part of where I am and who I am right now.

    Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, enjoy the day.

  12. Hi Chris,

    I am thankful/grateful for being here on this beautiful planet we all call our home; to enjoy my family, friends, my cats, my health, community, my creativity and ability to learn, share, grow and so much more.

    I am extremely grateful to live in a country ( US ) where change can happen, even if it takes longer than we’d wish for it to. Where I do have the freedom to be myself, explore creative self-expression and carve out my own path in life.

    I am grateful for all that think in terms of leadership ,change and improvements , whether that be social/civil rights, technology, business, health, freedom…it’s a long list. Here I mean more in life.

    But I am grateful that so many chose to create a path to see, understand and model. That happens, often on the internet; where many have have shared much knowledge and experience and their imaginations. NOT a pitch for the book, but thanks for the opp. to make this comment. This is just a part of what I meant in the above.

    I haven’t had the nicest time over the last few years, but I am grateful for the experiences, whether great or rotten, because that is part of where I am and who I am right now.

    Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, enjoy the day.

  13. I am thankful that we are able to support our son as he looks for work in this awful economy. I am thankful our daughter is so happy with her new job and her partner. I am thankful for our long and happy marriage.

    And, for a blog post with a twist: http://infmom.net/journal/commentary/give-thanks-for-the-liberals/

  14. I am thankful that we are able to support our son as he looks for work in this awful economy. I am thankful our daughter is so happy with her new job and her partner. I am thankful for our long and happy marriage.

    And, for a blog post with a twist: http://infmom.net/journal/commentary/give-thanks-for-the-liberals/

  15. I am Thankful for all those in this world who chose to do what is right for those in our sphere of influence!

    Happy Thanksgiving On and All and for those who don’t celebrate, enjoy a quiet day with family and friends.

  16. I am Thankful for all those in this world who chose to do what is right for those in our sphere of influence!

    Happy Thanksgiving On and All and for those who don’t celebrate, enjoy a quiet day with family and friends.

  17. Ok so I already have a problogger book, (which I am very thankful for!) so skip me in that respect, but I DO have a great site I discovered. I was looking on amazon for books about SEO (working on my xmas list) and I love to read the “look inside” and found a great site attached to one of them. its call “Your SEO Plan” (www.yourseoplan.com) it has some great posts and links to sites that give you tips.

  18. Ok so I already have a problogger book, (which I am very thankful for!) so skip me in that respect, but I DO have a great site I discovered. I was looking on amazon for books about SEO (working on my xmas list) and I love to read the “look inside” and found a great site attached to one of them. its call “Your SEO Plan” (www.yourseoplan.com) it has some great posts and links to sites that give you tips.

  19. One should be thankful for the things one has and has achieved so far.

  20. One should be thankful for the things one has and has achieved so far.

  21. Hey, Chris.

    Thanks so much for the mention!

    Honestly, I’m really thankful for our friendship and for all the good stuff I’ve learned from you.

    Peace out with your family this weekend!

    John

  22. Hey, Chris.

    Thanks so much for the mention!

    Honestly, I’m really thankful for our friendship and for all the good stuff I’ve learned from you.

    Peace out with your family this weekend!

    John

  23. What was nice about this article.. was when I read it I wasn’t feeling very thankful. I was feeling more like grumpy….(too much mince meat pie?) but then I started thinking “thank-ful” and things turned right around. So I guess I am thankful for being reminded to be thank-ful!

    I didn’t have a nice link to share about blogging (that you didn’t already have) so I went googling. This one I know you know about but it looks super good to me because it gives links to practically everything that pertains to social media on the planet. So I will share this one.

    http://www.techipedia.com/2007/internet-marketing-best-blog-posts/

    I also wanted to share a Thanksgiving video that I did for our community. I have only done a few videos so each one is a learning curve…this is very simplistic.. but I’m encouraged because “Hey, Mom, I did it!” “Can I put it on the refrigerator?”

    No doubt in time I will be embarrassed that I shared this at all.. but for now in the newbie stage… I is proud. Maybe that should be thank-ful!

    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/monasticmoments/archives/155671.asp

  24. What was nice about this article.. was when I read it I wasn’t feeling very thankful. I was feeling more like grumpy….(too much mince meat pie?) but then I started thinking “thank-ful” and things turned right around. So I guess I am thankful for being reminded to be thank-ful!

    I didn’t have a nice link to share about blogging (that you didn’t already have) so I went googling. This one I know you know about but it looks super good to me because it gives links to practically everything that pertains to social media on the planet. So I will share this one.

    http://www.techipedia.com/2007/internet-marketing-best-blog-posts/

    I also wanted to share a Thanksgiving video that I did for our community. I have only done a few videos so each one is a learning curve…this is very simplistic.. but I’m encouraged because “Hey, Mom, I did it!” “Can I put it on the refrigerator?”

    No doubt in time I will be embarrassed that I shared this at all.. but for now in the newbie stage… I is proud. Maybe that should be thank-ful!

    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/monasticmoments/archives/155671.asp

  25. @Dominic – Who would have thought there was such a geeky scene around the north, eh? πŸ™‚

    @Jack – I was working outwards and the pets live with us πŸ™‚

    @Gregory – Isn’t it funny how when we are being grateful we put work last but so many people put work first in their lives?

    @Graham – Ouch, glad to hear you survived that ordeal! Sounds very nasty :O

    @Samar – It’s always nice to give back in which ever way we can manage πŸ™‚

    @Ayn – I think for places that don’t have a day on the calendar for it we can still take the sentiment of thankfulness can’t we πŸ™‚

    @infmom – It’s not a good time to be looking for work but I am sure with your support everything will work out πŸ™‚

    @Bob – Unfortunately those of us without a turkey day still have to work so the spending time with loved ones has to wait for the weekend πŸ™‚

    @Tarah – I never thought of using that look inside feature to actually read stuff πŸ™‚

    @Tom – Totally

    @John – Hope you and yours had a peaceful weekend too πŸ™‚

    @Sr Pat – Keep up the great work, you are so hi tech!

  26. @Dominic – Who would have thought there was such a geeky scene around the north, eh? πŸ™‚

    @Jack – I was working outwards and the pets live with us πŸ™‚

    @Gregory – Isn’t it funny how when we are being grateful we put work last but so many people put work first in their lives?

    @Graham – Ouch, glad to hear you survived that ordeal! Sounds very nasty :O

    @Samar – It’s always nice to give back in which ever way we can manage πŸ™‚

    @Ayn – I think for places that don’t have a day on the calendar for it we can still take the sentiment of thankfulness can’t we πŸ™‚

    @infmom – It’s not a good time to be looking for work but I am sure with your support everything will work out πŸ™‚

    @Bob – Unfortunately those of us without a turkey day still have to work so the spending time with loved ones has to wait for the weekend πŸ™‚

    @Tarah – I never thought of using that look inside feature to actually read stuff πŸ™‚

    @Tom – Totally

    @John – Hope you and yours had a peaceful weekend too πŸ™‚

    @Sr Pat – Keep up the great work, you are so hi tech!