Actually, you’ll be meeting Laverne again. You see, once upon a time, in the fairyland known as Abby Gabs, Laverne attended a very special Princess Party with me. Let me refresh your memory. This is Princess Laverne:
|Isn’t she lovely?|
I know, I know…it’s hard to really see her surrounded by all the ruffles and frills. So here’s a shot of Laverne “in real life.”
|Again, I say…isn’t she lovely?|
I met Laverne through the magic of the internet. She is co-author of the always charming Kindred Adventures with her best friend, Shirley. It all started as comment love, and quickly blossomed into a full-blown Twitter friendship. Laverne is one of those special people I’ve met since I started blogging who takes kindness to another level. She’s always willing to jump in with both feet when it comes to supporting bloggers she loves, and she’s been a devoted reader of Abby Gabs since we first met.
When I say she’s one of the nicest people on the entire internet, I do not exaggerate.
In the not-too-distant past, Laverne reached out to me on Twitter, letting me know she was taking the plunge and creating a blog all her own. By writing under a pen name, Laverne has found her voice, and she’s eager to finally share it with the world. And so, I’m pleased as punch to introduce you to akaLaverne–a blog that, I think, could take the world by storm.
|Just visit her at www.akaLaverne.com!|
Let’s break it down here for a second. I’ve read a lot of blogs. I’ve also written my fair share of blogs. Most “first posts” are all about the author. What I mean is that more often than not, that first post is all about the introduction. Just read my first post. Often, you’ll learn their name, their style, their likes and dislikes. Occasionally, you’ll learn a little about their life. Those first few words published by a shiny new author can tell you a lot about the person behind the keyboard.
That’s what makes Laverne’s first post so special. Because what you learn about her isn’t her real name, or that her favorite color is aqua, or that she’s a tiny bit obsessed with Ryan Gosling. But you do get an honest peek into the beautiful person that is Laverne. Why? Because she started her blog by starting a Karma Revolution—by reaching out and thanking those who inspired her to start writing, and by calling to the rest of the blogosphere to spread around some gratitude. That spirit, that kindness, that unequivocal appreciation of those who inspire her—-that is Laverne.
And so I raise my glass to her. I’m all on board to christen her brand new blog with the biggest bottle of proverbial champagne that I can find. And I wish her all the luck in the world in her new endeavor.
Although I know she won’t need it. Because she’s ready to spread her wings and fly.
|Bon Voyage, my friend! Can’t wait to see what your new adventure will bring!|