Cinco de Mayo Blog Party

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Blogger Meet and Greet

Welcome to our Cinco de Mayo Blog Party!

Consider this comment from British author and blogger Gary Jefferies:

That’s what’s so fascinating about this medium. People from all over the globe just getting on, enjoying the community and, well, getting on. It’s refreshing given my news stations tell me the opposite and that globally we aren’t… Well, I have news for them…we are so go get your facts right…

I agree! Since Cinco de Mayo was just two days ago, to celebrate our diversity, let’s celebrate with a Cinco de Mayo party!

In the comments section, you are encouraged to self-promote.

Introduce your blog to the other guests at the party. Tell the readers about your blog, and post a link to your favorite post, a recent post, your About page, your blog link, or anything you like.

If you are not already following Mostly Blogging, I like new subscribers too!

At today’s party, we are having cake.

Enjoy the cake and the networking.

I am hoping others will be able to find new blogs to read and new bloggers to connect with.

I will be holding these opportunities for bloggers to network twice a month.

Guests, if you think others would enjoy the networking opportunities at the Blogger Meet and Greet, please share on your social media.  The more guests at the party, the more networking opportunities for all of us.

If you get a chance to promote the link to this party on your site, that would also be much appreciated since it would help make others aware of this blog party.

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    • Gary Jefferies | at 2:46 am

      Hello Janice,

      Lovely to meet you, I’m Gary ?

      I could thread that into a treatise on oldsters memory loss and suggest that is why grasping social networking is a shade tricky. Not that I’m old, that relative thing again…my kids point it out though…only folk in existence that have ever been 16 and exams are the most traumatic thing in the world and I just can’t understand how it feels… Old head on new shoulders cliche lives strong. What can you do though?

      I should really go and make my own post now ?

      • Janice Wald | at 9:12 pm

        Hi Gary,
        Nice to meet you too. I am Janice =).
        My middle daughter Hayley is having stress, trauma, due to exam stress.
        Regarding difficulty learning social media, it’s not a test or anything. Look at my articles while you engage. You and I have engaged on social media I recall. You did just fine. Confidence could be half the battle. Thanks for coming to my blog party on Saturday.
        Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

        • Gary Jefferies | at 2:21 am

          Cool name is Hayley…but exams…yes…parent knows nothing, hardest tests ever contrived and impossible to conceive I ever did any so what do I know type of thing. And sleep…do teenage boys sleep…especially at weekends and, alarm clocks…my eldest has by his bed and the other on the far side of his room and yet….he turns both off then goes back to bed…quite funny really as I keep varying the alarm times just for a wheeze.

          Confidence is half the battle indeed…the other half is time management. I have a theory of why time is a constant…it’s actually an illusionary constant. When you’ve got loads to do it contracts but balances out by expanding when you’ve run out of things and get bored. You can witness that whilst bored and finding something to do and poof…it contracts again. Same with age….as a youngling in triple chemistry it goes backwards…contrast that with me looking at my emails and think how has Friday come round so quick? Simple really…time borrows from me to compensate losses in the kids thereby keeping clocks ticking uniformly… Happens when you sleep too…one moment it’s late go to bed the next it’s time to get up…ever wondered why we have time zones? Easy…the awakes are robbing the asleeps of time…. Keeps balance and order….then again maybe I should just go seek psychological help ?

    • Peter English | at 2:56 am

      Hello Janice

      Hope you are doing great… I was away for a month or so because of everything going not right – my internet was broken, I was redesigning my blog and everything was happening around me.

      Now I’m back. I have a new look blog, writing regularly – at least one post per day,

      My Blog: I mostly write about Pregnancy related topics.

      Thanks to Janice for being such a lovely person and organizing such Blog Parties regularly.


    • Truly | at 6:12 am

      Hi, Janice,
      Thanks for hosting this party…I just love your commitment, generosity, imaginative themes, and the opportunity to share and to reap the benefits of positive connections with creative, kind, and wonderful people who are determined to add good to the world. Your blog is just so fantastic!!!!!!

      • Janice Wald | at 9:19 pm

        Hi Truly,
        Thank you so much for the amazingly kind words about my blog and me. My only regret is that it took me five days to come say “thank you.”
        I did read your glowing comments last Saturday when they came in. I wish you could have seen my smile. It seriously lit up the room.
        Please know– much appreciated. Thank you for coming to my blog party on Saturday as well.
        Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

    • Truly | at 6:29 am

      Oops, forgot to introduce myself…My name is Truly, I’m a social worker by day (mental health clinician) and a dreamer the rest of the time 🙂 I love writing–and I’m particularly crazy about writing from a uniquely-imaginative, whimsical, amusing and philosophical perspective. Wow, look how far I’ve come–I (nearly) unflinchingly tooted my own horn…I’m learning to fully-embrace the gift God has given me…and that includes offering to share with others. Perhaps you’d like to check out my latest post–“Stupor-Sti-Shun Ain’t The Way”…it’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. And, I say that with humility…the words come through me, not from me…all I get credit for is having the perseverance to ‘get out of my head’ so that I don’t interfere with the process. Also, I am really excited and grateful for the opportunity to discover some amazing bloggers, blogs, and posts…I am already in the enviable position of having become great friends with Gary–a brilliant writer, and a fantastic human being–and I really look forward to meeting you…please stop by, even if it’s just to say “hi” 🙂 Thanks for being here, and I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂
      Truly recently posted…(April 30/30) Stupor-sti-shun Ain’t the WayMy Profile

      • Gary Jefferies | at 7:57 am

        She mad Janice…totally mad….be warned….then again she’s also one of my best blogging friends too. Generous in mind and spirit. That is part of the meaning in the quote you used above. I came to blogging with nothing apart from a feeling of dread and from that I’ve met people like you and Truly. If you want to know what the spirit of social networking (my opinion) gives me it’s community, friends and support.

        Traffic flow is still a 1000 piece jigsaw of baked beans…with or without the picture it’s still a WTF ?

        • Janice Wald | at 3:28 pm

          Hi again Gary,
          I’m still stalking you at the party. (Isn’t that what stalkers do? They stalk.)
          1,000 piece jigsaw of baked beans… too funny.
          Where did you go to creativity school? I want to take a class! =).
          By the way, you are one of my best blogging friends too. Awww…
          I did see your comment when I woke up last Saturday. I wish you could have seen the big smile it put on my face over here in California. Thank you! Means a lot!
          Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

          • Gary Jefferies | at 2:33 am

            Hmm….next you will be seeking large sums of money for a can’t miss opportunity in some offshore account after which I will never see you again ?

            Note to watching MIB overseers….that was a joke…ckearly Janice is full of integrity and such funds would be onshore and appropriate taxes paid in full ?

            You live in California…and need my post to make you smile??? Seriously? You live in California….reality check…it rains lots here….how nice and green say people from overseas….yes, that’s because it £@!?ing rains a lot !!

            Creativity class…now there’s a thing…I don’t class myself as creative…arty and I are ancient enemies….book cover design error….well, prevarication….no idea…creative though….me…. Seriously….all I came up with was baked beans there….uniform in colour and shape…not uber creative really….but, paradoxically, entirely the right metaphor for social media. Seems you are a node….according to some social media course I just did ?

            Although I’m not entirely sure that’s a might have some unfathomable geek synonym for something else entirely….?

      • Truly | at 11:29 am

        Hi, Michelle,
        I was privileged to read your post….and I left a comment…so great to meet you….I’m “following” you….I hope you have a great weekend 🙂

      • Janice Wald | at 9:31 pm

        Hi Michelle,
        Salud! You are the first person to make that toast to me! Thank so much for the kind words about my blog. Sorry I couldn’t get by sooner to thank you for coming to my party. Papers to grade (I know you understand) and sick dogs to care for.
        Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

  1. Gary Jefferies | at 3:03 am

    Thank you so much for linking me in the intro. I feel quite strongly (adverbs and authors…very bad..but this is a comment so pffft to that). I’ve found this community amazing. And by that I mean a priori my expectations were slight. But that soon changed when I looked at my insights page and stared at the countries supplying views. It’s staggering. All I can see is a world filled with the sorts of people you want running countries or having a hand in it because wherever I go here folk are just friendly, help out, suggest things and support. As an slightly older newbie now I can’t do anything but heap accolades on all the wonderful people here.

    Alas the same cannot be said of politicos and media coverage….I have a whole crate load of soap for boxing that one about. Six times already today I have seen interviews with the words “just to be absolutely clear” bandied about…red rag to a bull stuff….start with that and you just know they are about to pontificate prattle for twenty minutes saying nothing at all and then smile in the manner of a synchronised swimmer and believe they have inspired us with some awesome validation on the subject they are being clear about ?

    I digress…who am I….British author so says Janice…but she is really nice….I write, yes….have a few books awaiting editing, although one is currently with a proofer so that’s drawing close to deciding on the publishing method…but it is for readers to decide if it’s any good, not me ?

    If you feel so inclined I can be found on the link below…but know this unwary blogger….I have a policy….if you like any comment or post I make then I simply have to return the kindness. This is generally a comment diatribe, just to be absolutely clear ? and a follow….so be warned ?

    • Janice Wald | at 9:38 pm

      Hi Gary,
      I loved your “diatribe”. It actually inspired me. After reading how we all get along (despite what the politicians of our various countries think), I was curious to see what countries are reading my blog today.
      In order– the U.S., the UK, Canada, India, and Nigeria made the top five. How about you?
      How did you get the happy faces upside down? I’d love a happy face tip. Thanks again for coming to my blog party on Saturday.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

      • Gary Jefferies | at 3:03 am

        This catching up once a week lark is pretty cool…in a weird way…well, not too weird, it makes Saturday mornings most interesting…as do my country stats. I have 50 different countries tracking into my blog….from Peru to Botswana…. Today’s stats are slim but most of the countries watching are asleep ?

        Happy smiley upside down face is on the IOS keyboard layouts…there must be a keyboard code for it but I’ve not found it yet…

        Oh, hang about last weeks stats in order were

        Spain, UK, USA, Canada and India

        Spain catches me out big time…on Facebook most of my page likes are from Spain….I don’t get that at all ?

  2. AMBradley | at 6:49 am

    This is such a great idea!

    Here is my blog:

    This website is a place for me to write my stories and post my thoughts. A lot of my content will be about my two original stories: Clash of Tides and Love for an Angel. If anyone is interested in a fantasy romance with merman and mermaids, please check it out! Also, I’ll be posting my thoughts on writing, writing tips, and other random things that pop into my head.

    • Truly | at 11:33 am

      I have this habit of clicking on the blog address and forgetting to leave a reply where other party-goers can see it…anyway, as you know, I’ve read your post, I left a comment, and I am “following” you…you are so talented and it is a thrill to get to read what has yet to be discovered by the masses…. 🙂

  3. Tee | at 7:38 am

    Hello Janice and fellow bloggers!

    My name is Tina and I write at

    Although I’ve had my blog for a bit over a year I have only been really active with it since last fall so I’m new to all of this and have a lot to learn and changes to make along the way.

    At my blog you will find me writing about all things fitness: my personal journey, workouts that I love, tips, motivation, clean eating recipes, fitness related gear, hiking and other outdoor adventures (so there’s some lifestyle stuff thrown in) and at some point I’ll be adding some free content like a quick start fitness guide and more!

    I’m also very active on Instagram and will follow back ? Find me at “teepadron” and at “beachbodybliss” on Twitter!

    Looking forward to others introductions! Have a great weekend!

  4. Terri Webster Schrandt | at 7:49 am

    Hello and happy Saturday! I blog about leisure, travel and recreation, with blogging tips thrown in. I love participating in photo challenges. I teach as a lecturer at a university, but am retired from the day job!. I recently moved to self-hosting my blog so I am looking to meet new readers and gain some more! Please stop by!
    Terri Webster Schrandt recently posted…Feeling Twitterpated? Two Easy Ways to Use Twitter to Grow Your BlogMy Profile

  5. Syeda | at 7:51 am

    Hello Janice and other bloggers here.
    I am here for the first time and I really loved knowing new people here. I write words of poetry, reviews of books I read, short stories and sometimes some personal ravings and rantings!
    Please do check out my blog at and let me know areas which I need to look into.
    Looking forward to your kind inputs.
    Best wishes. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Andrea | at 7:56 am

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Andrea, and my blog is Andrea’s Wellness Notes. I started blogging 7 years ago as a way to re-focus on myself and the good in my life. It’s a space for me to share tips and what I’ve learned about health, wellness, exercise, recipes, and travel in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond.

    Many of my recent posts focus on style, as I think it’s important to take care of ourselves, especially as we are getting older.
    Andrea recently posted…Trina Turk Montezuma Pants – My Loud PantsMy Profile

  7. Donna Parker | at 11:02 am

    Janice, you throw the best parties! Thanks for having us over, this is an absolute goldmine for blogging – my head is spinning from finding all these lovely bloggers and cake too! 😉
    My name is Donna, I blog about anything that comes to mind, with a lot of humour, as a Mom of a son with Autism and myself with Fibromyalgia, we really need that humour. 😉
    Here’s my latest, all about Mother’s Day, hope, love, and a lot of fun! Drop by, stay a spell, who knows, you might never want to leave.
    Hope this weekend treats everyone kindly. Thank you again and again and again, Janice. 🙂
    Happy Cinco de Mayo and Happy Mother’s Day!!! 🙂

    • Janice Wald | at 3:38 pm

      Hi Donna,
      A happy belated Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo to you. “A goldmine for blogging…” what high praise. Thank you so much! Thank you for coming to my blog party as well and for sharing on Twitter. Much appreciated! Great to see you!
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

  8. Amanda | at 11:26 am

    Hi Thank you for hosting the meet and greet! My name is Amanda or Mandi from the blog Mandibelle16. I write fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. This month, I am focusing a lot of pieces of flashfiction, from a blogger who gives #Mayday prompts. Last month I did National Poetry writing month. I’m a bit tired of poetry but I still do come up with a piece every few day. Happy Cico de Mayo party and please free to check-out my blog:

    An my about page:

    Thanks so much 🙂

    • Janice Wald | at 3:42 pm

      Hi Mandi,
      I am so sorry it took me six days to come by to thank you for coming to my blog party last weekend. I really do appreciate the visit. If you are getting tired of fiction, it sounds like it’s good you are changing things up. Happy belated Cinco de Mayo to you.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

  9. Cymbrie | at 12:26 pm

    Greetings everyone! And many thanks to Janice for hosting this opportunity for us. My name is Cymbrie and I blog about what I am learning on my yoga mat and the internal conflict of Christians practicing yoga. I am just learning the ropes and would love feedback and encouragement. My blog address:

    Happy writing and reading to all!

  10. Ellen Hawley | at 12:32 pm

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo, or Siete de Mayo, or whatever we’ve got. If it’s a party, let’s not split hairs. Here’s a post about a couple of the oddities of British culture–the queen’s Twitter account and people running races in costume.

  11. Lee MacArthur | at 12:39 pm

    Hello everyone,
    I live in the huge state of Alaska and I have two blogs. The one I promote here is where I write on anything and everything that catches my fancy. I tend to geek out and research things that I have questions on or that interest me. I love coming here to Janice’s get togethers. Don’t be surprised if one day I talk about spring and the next vanilla. I enjoy just writing and this blog gives me a chance to research to my hearts content.
    My other is a math blog for my other interest. Math and technology to be precise.

    Janice: thank you for having this place to come.

    • Janice Wald | at 3:49 pm

      Awww… Lee, thank you! I love having you (and everyone) come here. Your words really touched me. Thank you! Thanks as well for coming to my blog party on Saturday. I hope you had a chance to try my virtual cake while you were here. =)
      Thanks again.
      Your hostess with the mostess, Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

  12. Katie Meskimen | at 1:50 pm

    My blog is about my life (things I go through including the pain I have)

    Medical conditions and Disabilities I have are Low Vision, Learning Disabled, Sensory Integration Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Nystagmus, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, De Morsier Syndrome/Septo Optic Dysplasia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Hypothyroidism, Chiari Malformation, Diabetes Insipidus, and Bursitis.
    Katie Meskimen recently posted…My New WheelsMy Profile

  13. Katie Meskimen | at 2:02 pm

    My blog is about my life (things I go through including the pain I have)

    Medical conditions and Disabilities I have are Low Vision, Learning Disabled, Sensory Integration Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Nystagmus, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, De Morsier Syndrome/Septo Optic Dysplasia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Hypothyroidism, Chiari Malformation, Diabetes Insipidus, and Bursitis.

    My Personal Twitter Account

    My Facebook Page For my WordPress Blog
    Katie Meskimen recently posted…My New WheelsMy Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 3:52 pm

      Hi Katie,
      Great to see you at my blog party. Busy week or I would have come sooner to greet you. Did you get a chance to read my reply to you in the Blogger Collaboration group? I had another thought which I will share when I comment in the group once more. Thanks for coming to my party on Saturday.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

  14. Jewell | at 3:54 pm

    I didn’t know there was a party going on! Thanks for inviting me. My name is Jewell Martin. I’m a mother of two, grandmother of five, and wife of one! I have an occasional blog where I write about Family, Faith, Food, Fun and more. I’m still slowly learning the technology side. I want to learn more about inserting photos and videos. But I love meeting people and sharing ideas. Come visit me at !

    • Janice Wald | at 3:56 pm

      Hi Jewell,
      My virtual door is always open. Visitors are always welcome. If you have any questions about the tech side of blogging, please ask. If I don’t know the answer, I can suggest groups who do. Thanks for coming to my Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 3:59 pm

      Hi Kereta,
      Pleased to meet you! Thanks for visiting my blog and coming to my blog party on Saturday. I usually greet people with three days. Forgive me. I tried to visit your blog, but it looked like a car site. I didn’t know the language and felt confused. I am sorry.
      In response to what you wrote, I do keep this blog updated. I actually post 5 times a week, 3 times a week original content.
      Thanks again.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

  15. Shawna Ainslie | at 10:46 am

    Hello! I’m happy to be back. It’s been awhile since I’ve joined in and this is a lovely group.

    I am a writing instructor, autism mama, ghost writer, #LinkYourLife co-hostess and editor (among other things) in Bloomington, IN. When it comes to my work, teaching is my first love. There have been a considerable number of roadblocks this year when it comes to setting up classes, but I have a couple of retreats coming up that I’ve very excited to share. The best part of these is that there is an option to gift.

    One of these is for women and is focused on body love. It would make a great Mother’s Day gift! You can read a bit of my body love story here:

    I look forward to meeting and reading you!
    Shawna Ainslie recently posted…A Gift for Mothers and OthersMy Profile

  16. Kim Gosselin | at 1:01 pm

    Hello, Fellow Bloggers! So nice to meet you with tremendous thanks to Janice for helping us all meet one another. I blog at Chronic Conditions and Life Lessons, although I cover many topics including Family and Children, Nature and Spirituality, Poetry, Quotes, Photography and Short Stories, just to name a few. I’m new to this site and am first to admit that I have a lot to learn from Janice, especially via Social Media. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

    • Janice Wald | at 4:04 pm

      Hi Kim,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party and once again for subscribing to my site. I usually reply within three days, but I went in reverse order this week and responded to Saturday’s party commenters last instead of first.
      Great to see you here. Thanks for coming and telling us about your blog.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

      • Kim Gosselin | at 8:42 am

        Thank you, Janice, for all of your help. Off for a few days coming up, but then back to work! Lots to learn from you, great information to take in and begin practicing.

        Blessings for all you do!


    • Janice Wald | at 4:14 pm

      Hi Kim,
      In reply to your comment about your interest in learning more about social media:
      If you come to my site and look in the right side bar, you will see a tag cloud. Click what interests you. I have articles on every social media (If you don’t see the social media site, just type the name of the site into into the Search box). The Category “social media” should bring up all my social media articles. Categories are above tags.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

  17. Jen | at 10:23 am

    Hello Janice and fellow bloggers,

    Janice what a neat idea, I love it. Thank you for sending the newsletter reminder-it had simply slipped my mind although it was on my “to do list”, that is often my “should get done list” and turns into “oops I forgot to do list.” But, whew I made it, just in time to eat cake I see!

    So me, right, I’m Jen. I’m a 30+ crazy married momma of two, homeschooling middle school and high school, working and living life! I help parents of pre-teens and teens not go too crazy by saving them time and money and feeding them as you’ve seen. I share curriculum, books, tips, how to, recipes and more. You can read more here:

    Oh and I’m slightly obsessed with books and coffee…So grabbing some coffee and off to visit the rest of you!
    Jen recently posted…Interview Feature With…Online Art Course Creator, Blogger, and Homeschool MomMy Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 4:09 pm

      Hi Jen,
      I am drinking coffee right now as I respond to you! My husband got me a Keurig last year for the holidays. I love it. Do you have one? My favorite flavor is Donut Shop coffee. I like coffee sweet.
      In response to your comment, thanks for letting me know reminders are helpful. At Monday’s Inspire Me Monday Linky Party, I have a Weekly Wrap Up in case people were meaning to read the article but didn’t get the chance.
      Great to see you at my blog party. Thanks for coming by!
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #23My Profile

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