horn tootin’

The great philosopher Glenn L. Morris a/k/a Daddy to me once said this:

“Whosoever tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooteth.”

Today I am tootin’ my horn on the seventh anniversary of my blogging on WordPress and sending a huge cyberspace hug to my readers who have followed me through three blogs and almost 1,100 posts. Whoa Nellie – that’s a lot of writing and reading.

For those of you other bloggers who keep score on these stats, I have had exactly 1,094 posts on those three blogs with 112, 852 hits.

As I looked at these numbers, I was amazed to find an overall average of 100 of you have read my words over the past seven years. I know all of you don’t read every post, but the number remains consistent enough for me to call you my cyberspace followers and friends.

I wanted to say Thank You so much for your loyalty and would like to give each of you a hug…seriously.

Instead, I will give you The Red Man’s Paw Snaps and Twirls Award for exceptional endurance in the reading arena. I appreciate every one of you and ask you to Toot your own Horn whenever you have a chance for following WordPress bloggers who try very hard to encourage you to think while you are, hopefully, being entertained.

Celebrate yourself today and every day!

Have a great weekend, and stay tuned.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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7 Responses to horn tootin’

  1. rockyden says:

    cuz, i have enjoyed the blog for many years now. thank you for your time and careful devotion to each and every one of us, your beloved family and friends and fans, for your words have been a resource of hope in our lives, and have given comfort to us in times of doubt and fear. And I need to tell you that I think your father was the very finest man I ever knew in my life. (yes, a greater man than my own father) Cheers dawling………luv

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    • Greetings and salutations to one of my most favorite cousins in Grimes County, Texas: rockyden a/k/a Church Organist.
      Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement from deep in the heart of Texas tonight…especially about my father. It makes me happy to hear from someone who actually knew my dad, remembers him with love, and understands the man that he was. I have missed him for 41 years.
      P.S. I loved your daddy, too – he made me laugh many, many times and beat me playing dominoes as many times as he made me laugh. Sweet memories.

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  2. Harry Hamid says:

    At a time when two more of my long-time blogging buddies have recently hung up their keyboards, I know that 7 years is a long, long time in blog years.

    I’m a newbie around here, but I’m really enjoying it. Thanks for putting the time in to creating such a thoughtful and entertaining blog.

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  3. kirbappeal says:

    Congratulations on this great accomplishment! I hope one day to have followed in you footsteps, my wise literary mentor 😉


  4. Firelands says:

    Congratulations, and happy blogging.

    Liked by 1 person

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