Monday, September 25, 2006

Where are you!

My hubby is gonna say that this is just a game for me to see how many comments I can rack up on my blog- but that's not entirely true.
I have thought about adding a link that will tell me where all of you are blogging from. However, I haven't had extra time or energy to go figuring all that out, or finding the best site to link up to, so this is the next best thing.
As my husband plans his trip to Ireland (totally a pleasure trip...golf and well, more golf), and I gear up for Vegas, it makes me realize the world is a smaller place than it seems to be sometimes. Yet, I get emails from people all over, and it makes me sort of step back and look at how cool this whole blog-thing really is. I can read about people and the events of their lives, while living my own day to day life in my own corner of the world.
Some of you have commented on the lack of changing seasons in your neighborhoods, while others can relate- but are still miles away from where I am. I find it a little bit fascinating.
My self-imposed challenge then, is to see if I have readers in all 50 states...and maybe even a couple international readers as well. So, if you're out there somewhere, make me happy and simply post your name and city and state (or name and country you are blogging from) in the comments.
Kind of like my own Today Show gig- an off-shoot of the 'Where in the World is Matt Lauer' segment. Which by the way, I would never do, because I am a terrible traveler. Instead, you get to come to me...sort of. =) Thanks for playing my game!

163 comments:

Ryan (spelled just like a boy!) said...

Hi Jody,

I look forward to reading about what is going on in your corner of the world each day . . I'm reading from ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody!

Looks like someone beat me to it from California ... Your blog is such a great source of inspiration and I look forward to checking it every day!

Stacie
Los Angeles, CA

Juel said...

Reading from YAKIMA, WASHINGTON

Gretchen said...

Reading from Fishers, IN

You are truly inspiring!

Janna, Jay, Aubrey and Nick said...

You are an amazing person and so inspiring!

Reading from Liberty, MO

Sherri said...

Old Hickory, TN...right next to Nashville.
I use sitemeter.com for tracking purposes...works great!

Anonymous said...

BETH reading from Jacksonville, FL!! LOVE YOUR blog - have never commented! (but I read your updates religiously!!) Please believe all of us - YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING!! such an inspiration!! No seasons here yet -----still in the 90's....we are jealous!!

Amy said...

Love your blog! Reading it from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jody,

Hi to you from an Iowa scrapbooker!!

Read your blog everyday!

Best wishes in Vegas!

Jenna said...

i look forward to reading your inspirational words daily from ATHENS, GA :)

Mary Alice said...

Music City, USA!

I am inspired by you here in NASHVILLE, TN.

Thanks for being who you are and for allowing us to know you even if you don't know all of us!

Julie said...

Muskegon, MI! See you at church!
Julie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,
I read your blog all the time! I am reading from Scotts Valley California!

Robin

Anonymous said...

Reading in Everett, WA... but from Victoria, BC Canada

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a wife, mom to 3 & fairly new to this scrapbooking world. I look forward to reading your blog each day from . . . OKLAHOMA.

Sheila

Anonymous said...

Jody...You have at least one reader in Galena, Illinois, proud home of U.S. Grant. It's me! I enjoy your thoughts, simple and profound, every day. Thank you... Hillary Dickerson

Anonymous said...

Another Californian here (Irvine - Orange County), but I'm originally from Mississippi. Keep up the good work (not just blogging but being a mommy) Missy

Anonymous said...

jody-
it's me, rose.
lovin' your blog from not too far away-
indianapolis, indiana

Anonymous said...

Hello Jody from Cincinnati,OH.

K :) said...

Hi Jody...Karol in Summerfield, NC originally from Virginia Beach, VA! Thanks for your blog and your great attitude. You're truly a joy to read.

Kristi Smith said...

Hi from Hannibal, MO...I see I'm not the only Show-Me girl. I have no idea how I added you to my favorites list...your first blog I read was on the poptarts...I started to comment and somehow got distracted because I looked there and there isn't a comment from me. I have no idea who you are (and I mean that in the nicest way) so I am going to have to read back in your blog further...although I did see pics of Heidi and Cathy with you. But I don't see a link to a gallery of LO's so I had better start reading...LOL. Wonder whose blog I read that said they read your blog=). So far I like it though.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,

Even though you moved away, Many in Minnesota love you !

Molly
Forest Lake, MN

Jennifer said...

A Nitty Gritty Fan from Grand Rapids, Mich!

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Cilla in Shreveport, La!

Annie M. said...

Jody,

as i have a very similar situation to yours, (with less children involved) i read your blog everyday for inspiration. Im still in that anger phase allot and im working on it with allot of prayer and some new found support. You and your family are a great source of strength for me.
I have found joy again thanks in part to you, and gotten back to my faith again thanks in part to you!
The world is blessed to have you in it...you seem like such an awesome person i would be best friends with it just feels like i know you!!
Thank you so much for sharing your family , life, and neverending faith with me and the rest of the planet. keep up the good work!
annie
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
email me anytime!

Annie M. said...

annies email would be
SurfinMommaDE@aol.com
annies 1st time leaving comment :)

Anonymous said...

Greetings from a brand new grandmommy in ALABAMA! We have our first grandbaby named Silas (can you tell I am proud?). I live at the edge of the Bankhead National Forest and we have beautiful fall scenery,just rarely ever have snow.
Saw you in Birmingham at the EVENT, but never got the chance to meet you. I read your blog almost everyday. Thank you for your faith and inspiration.

Ann
Moulton, Alabama

Kim Hacking said...

Hi Jody,

I love reading your blog although I am a relative newbie to it. I "somehow" linked you from Cathy Zielske's blog. It was meant to be....

Kim
Salt Lake CIty, Utah

Anonymous said...

Wyoming, MI a hop skip and small jump from you in Grand Haven, which is where we spend the bulk of our weekends.

Thanks for blogging... you have no idea how on so many days I sit down to read your blog and it seem like you are speaking directly to me .... I'm waiting to hear about A Nitty Gritty book coming out... ever thought about writing one? I think you would be really good at it and you could help even more people that you do here :)
THANK YOU!!!!!

Anonymous said...

donna

london, ontario CANADA!!!

Portia said...

Pendleton, Oregon here... where we say "Let'Er Buck!"

;) And unless you know a rodeo town, that doesn't mean much.

linda t said...

Hey Jody!

Loving your blog from TEMPE, ARIZONA!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...lots of fans in Missouri!

St. Louis, MO

shawnna said...

Shawnna (flipflopmom)
in Houston, Texas
:D

erin said...

hi jody,

i'm out here in campbell, california. beautiful right now.

cheers!

erin

Anonymous said...

Check in to Nitty Gritty almost every day. Thanks for being so real and for how your faith glorifies our Lord.
Cindy in Atlanta,Ga.

Melanie said...

Hi Jody,
I love reading your blog! Many thanks for sharing & inspiring.

Love from Seattle, WA

Anonymous said...

Chicago Illinois
Love Nitty Gritty!

Kari said...

Someone has already posted from Salt Lake City, Utah so now you have two Nitty.Gritty readers in Utah.

P.S. My dream is to one day travel to Ireland. My ancestors are from Ireland and I have been dying to go. One day I will get there...

Laura said...

Miss Jody,
I read in Lansing, MI, but I'm from Ohio, so count one for the Buckeye state! I check almost every day, just to see what you're up to. Keep those great blogs rolling!
Cheers,
Laura

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody

Greetings from Manitoba, Canada

LeAnne said...

Zenica, Bosnia... where the seasons are changing and I'm cold (and it's not even close to being really cold yet) :)

Tell your husband to bring an umbrella... when I was in Ireland, all it did was rain every 15 minutes... it was so weird.

Blessings...

Jenna said...

Hey Jody,
Found your blog this summer through the Whitney Cerak Blog. Read both every day (til hers stopped) I do enjoy your blog and your thoughts on life and faith! Very inspiring. I live in Kijabe, Kenya where I work at a small pedatirc orthopedic hospital (so I know a bit about AFOs). It is turning into "summer" here so the days are getting warmer and drier. Originally from MA, so I'm missing the fall colors!

I thought you'd want another international post - so there you go!

Jenna
Kijabe, Kenya

becky said...

Born & raised in Grand Rapids, but now loving life in Transylvania - Targu Mures, Romania!

An said...

Just to let you know that you have a reader in Belgium too! I really like the way you write about your daily life.

An
http://www.bloggen.be/an

Melissa said...

I am reading from Tijuana, Mexico and have shared some of your own words (translated into spanish) to encourage others. It is not possible to read your story and remain unchanged. Thank you.

nicoleq said...

Thanks for all the great posts!
Albany, Oregon

Vicki said...

Hi Jody!
I just stumbled across your blog last week and love reading it :) We live in Bavaria, Germany for now...Lakeland, Florida is home.

jackie carl said...

Jackie Carl
Marion, IN

tammy said...

Hi Jody~
Greetings from Ellsworth, Michigan (just up the road a couple hours)! I love the changing of the seasons as well but seeing 41* on my thermometer this morning doesn't make me too happy! =)Best of Luck in Vegas...I hope you win!!!
~Tammy

Jolene said...

Reading from Haskins, Ohio

nicole said...

Love your blog Jody!!
St. Cloud, MN

Christy said...

Hello from Oakville, Ontario, Canada!

MommieSunshine said...

Hey Jodi,

Looks like I'm the only person from West Virginia. =)

I love peeking in on your blog. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hello from the city of brotherly love! Your blog is on my favorites list- I check it everyday.
Good luck in the scrapbooking contest. I'm pulling for ya!

Kim
Philadelphia,PA

Cindy said...

Another from Fishers, Indiana

Heather said...

Hi Jody,
I enjoy reading your blog from Centreville, New Brunswick, CANADA. I appreciate that you tell it "like it is"!
Heather

denise said...

jody . . .linked to your blog from carries . . .thanks for sharing your story and your faith.

your husband is going to ireland too late - the usa could have used his support last weekend at the ryder cup~

denise from kutztown pennsylvania

Anonymous said...

Loving you in mt. Zion, Il

Anonymous said...

the woodlands, tx

Anonymous said...

Loving your blog from Ottawa CANADA!

sunny said...

Waukesha, Wisconsin

jen mcneely said...

Hi Jody,

Writing from Smiths Falls, Ontario Canada (near Ottawa). Look forward to all your meaningful entries every day.

jennifer hackett said...

Hey Jody,
Just thought I would let you know that I check in on you! Kind of neat to see you are reaching so many people. I noticed that you have a fan in our home "neck of the woods"!
You take care, good luck at Vegas, I will miss you guys at the wedding, will share pics when I can. Your Mom says you were hoping to be there! But I know that this event of yours is too good to be true! I wish you the best!
Take care and say hi to Chip!
Love to you,
Jennifer,
Willmar Minnesota. (formally from Rice, St. Cloud and Foley Minnesota)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody...from Gaylord, MI. I attend E-Free and was there that sad dreadful day of the accident and have really enjoyed your blog. You truly are a gift from Heaven!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your inspiration!
Chris in White Lake, MI

Becky R.T. said...

Hi Jody,

Reading your blog daily from:

Pittsfield, Massachusetts or
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

the leaves are changing here, but we are behind schedule!
I find you by way of my good pal Katrina the lip balm queen!

Becky R.T.

MommyOutOfControl said...

Reading you daily from West Hartford, Connecticut! You are truly an inspiration!
Jamie

Holly said...

Hi Jody,

I've been a faithful reader since June (through the Cerak's page) and am writing you from Fabulous Las Vegas! My email is hollyhofmannsix@hotmail.com, if you run out of things to do at the convention (yeah, right!).

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody

From Rockford, Illinois

Janna said...

Holland, MI... not too far! :)

SP said...

Greenville, KENTUCKY!!!!!

Dixie said...

HI Jody!

Dixie here reading from Birmingham, Alabama!

lucinda said...

Dallas, TEXAS checking in!

Lisa said...

Hi Jody!
#3 from Alabama...I live in North Alabama. I got here from Carrie's blog and love to read your updates. I thought of you a few days ago and posted a link to your blog in my post...hope that's ok :)

amy j. said...

It always amazes me how you get people to come out of hiding and comment like this, lol. I see the hits and so few comments...so frustrating. I wanna make new friends! Anyway, I live in Murfreesboro, TN...20 minutes outside of Nashville.

Anonymous said...

Hello There Jody-

Johannesburg, MI

renee said...

Lincoln, Nebraska
(originally from St. Louis Park, Minnesota)
Best of luck in Vegas!

Nicki said...

Beavercreek, Ohio
:-)

sarah said...

Carencro, LA

Laura in Ohio said...

Hi, Jody!

I'm in Pickerington, Ohio, just outside of Columbus. :)

~Laura in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Hello Jody,

I read your blog every day and am always encouraged by your words and your faith. You have a beautiful family and I always enjoy your pictures. I am a Nitty Gritty fan from Danville, Indiana. We are about 30 minutes west of Indianapolis. Good luck in Vegas!!!!

Aletha

Jody M said...

Hi Jody,
Reading from Dublin, Ohio! I've left comments before..Still lovin' your blog!

Nancy Peacock said...

Hi Jody,

I read your inspiring blog every day, and enjoy your quirkiness and your ability to explain your faith in spite of many hard things in your life.
I'm from Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA.

Nancy Peacock

Cara said...

looks like i am the only one from denver, COLORADO so far!

Anonymous said...

Jody,

I enjoy reading your blog--I am a mom of 3 teenagers (what were we thinking)--Everyday brings new challenges and new expectations. It is fun trying to juggle a husband, 3 teens, a full time job, a home and everything else. However, I can not imagine missing one second of this roller coster ride... Hang in there, each day is a blessing!!!!!

Shara C. Baggett
sbaggett5@bellsouth.net
Liberty, Mississippi
Way Down South!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,

Thank you so much for your blog! I love reading it everyday! :)

From Arcola, Illinois

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day, but I never comment.

Sarah
Wheaton, Illinois

Anonymous said...

hey, enjoying your blog from eustis florida...i'm hillary dickerson's sister-in-law. hey hill! see you at the wedding! mamalee

aimee said...

Reading from Edmond, OK!

Anonymous said...

Hello for Columbia, MD!!

Leigh

Anonymous said...

Alexander City, AL

Reminder(as if you neeeded one): Let hubby know your "Fans" are waiting to see you in March.

mary h.

Valerie said...

Buena Park, CA (yep, in Mostly Smoggy So. Cal. in the Real O.C.)

Shelly said...

Long time reader from Denton, Texas. (30 minuntes outside of Dallas)
~Shelly

Anonymous said...

Someone in YUMA, ARIZONA.

I love reading your blog! Someday I will write an email explaining how I found your blog. I am so glad I did!

Have a great day!
:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,

I've stumbled onto your blog and find it an inspiration and uplifting. I am reading from New Hampshire and the leaves are starting to change. Truly one of God's many wonders and blessings. A clear, blue sky with sharp reds, oranges, and yellows. God bless you and your family.

V-

Debby said...

This my first comment, by I've been reading you since early summer (hooked in from Ceraks - I'm a T.U. alumni) and check in every day. I enjoy that you share your real life. I'm in Nashville, TN. Keep writing! Keep praising Him!

Debby

Becky said...

I see my friend Lucinda already counted for Dallas Tx. We talk a couple times of week and will chat about our "Blog Friends". So, Dallas Tx. ...again

Anonymous said...

Vancouver, Washington (near Portland, Oregon)

Jennifer H said...

I come from Corpus Christi, TX!!!

Kenna said...

Hi Jody,

Thanks for sharing your life with all of us......your posts have inspired me to see my life from a new perspective!

Kenna
Surprise, AZ

Maija said...

Portland, Oregon. But, I was born in New Zealand if you want to count me as an "international" reader!

I think I found your blog via a comment you made on Julie Powell's blog (who cooked thru the entire Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking)? Is that right? I went to your blog and read for a bit, then forgot until I noticed I'd put you on my favorites list. I came back, caught up, & now you really are one of my "favorites"! I must admit I am not a religious person, so at first I was a little unsure about your blog, but I think your stories are relatable to anyone - Christian or not. Thanks for expressing your religion in a way that is beautiful, yet not pushy. I hope what I am trying to say comes across ok - the limitations of the web in communicating!

Terry A said...

Hey Y'all from Greenville, MISSISSIPPI-small world because the Shara from Liberty, MS that posted earlier is someone I know-I am originally from around the area she is in-about 4 hours from here-it's a small world after all!! I found your blog through the msg board at Scrap ETC. scrapbook store in Alabama when you had the "pink" HS kitchenaid mixer picture-too cute-been a lurker ever since.
Terry A.
fightingokra1992@cox.net

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog in Stuttgart, Germany. I'm originally from Michigan and found your blog through the Ceraks'.

Susan said...

Hi Jody...from East Islip, NEW YORK!!! :o)

I found your blog through a comment you left on the Cerak's blog. I have been meaning to send you an email to introduce myself for a while now as I have been reading & enjoying your blog for months. Thanks for sharing your life with your readers. You inspire me on several levels.

Anonymous said...

Jan in South Carolina...still reading your blog. It's fun to see the photos of your kids!

Hilary said...

Salt Lake City, Utah...BABY!

Emily said...

Hi, Jody! I'm from Cedar Rapids, IA. I love reading your blog - your kids are too precious! May God continue to bless your family and use you in ways you never thought possible. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovin your blog everyday! Reading from Colgate, WI. Leaves are just starting to change. Love it!

Steph said...

Hi Sis!
If I had my way, we'd live next door to each other, but at least I can keep tabs on you through your daily blog! Love from family in Lino Lakes, MN.

Anonymous said...

Hi from Arkansas! :)

Anonymous said...

MADISON, WISCONSIN!!!!!
Go Bucky!

Courtney said...

Reading from Nashville, Tennessee!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jody!

Have been blessed, encouraged, and challenged many times through your words. Found your blog by way of Whitney Cerak. Thank you for sharing your heart!

Glenda
N. Little Rock, Arkansas

Anonymous said...

Kody, I could type so much more but two words seem to cover it...
You.
inspire.

Thanks from Waverly, Nebraska!

Anonymous said...

Argh. Sorry...that was supposed to be "Jody" of course. I come here enough to know that much, LOL. ;)

Keyboard challenged in Waverly, NE.

Juli said...

Hey Jody
Love to read your blog. It really inspires me some days.

Juli in Sugar Hill, Georgia
(a suburb of Atlanta)

The Carneal Family said...

You are such an inspiration! I am reading from Leavenworth, KANSAS.

Sheri

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, look forward to reading it everyday....Toni in Boulder, Wyoming

ellen said...

I'm reading your blog in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Jessica Cornman said...

Hi Jody!

Reading from Potterville, Michigan.....

Have a great day!

jessica

Claire Smith said...

Hi Jody

I'm a regular reader and a sometimes poster, getting my daily dose of nitty.gritty all the way from WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND.

Claire

maureenw said...

I'm from California too....Redding way up in the north.
maureen

Anonymous said...

Didn't want to have my state left out. Reading from Mitchell, SD - home of the World's Only Corn Palace.

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, first time commenter.....from Houston, Texas!

Rachelle said...

Hi Jody, just wanted to say hi from Vero Beach, Florida. All your friends at the Alliance Church say hi. I've read how your testimony has touched so many people and it blesses my heart to see that. I can tell just by reading their comments that many will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ thru Teagan's death and your blogging. Who would of ever thought?!! Thank you for sharing your story with the world - your making a great impact on many lives. Praying for you, Rachelle & company

Bethany Rinn said...

Hi Jody! I'm in Fort Worth, Texas! Have a great day!! :)

Cris said...

Cris
Lincoln Park, MI

Kristy said...

****I haven't been online for a few days but wanted you to know I'm a regular reader from STEAMBOAT ROCK, IOWA.

Kelly said...

Reading from South Texas.....

Anonymous said...

Hi from Alabama! Just a couple more weeks until Memory Trends, right Jodi?

Anonymous said...

I'm outside of Hartford, CT in Vernon and Bloomfield. (home and work). I read most every day....

kimmie said...

Reading from Raleigh, North Carolina!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful OR-E-GUN!


~Tracy~

NittyGrittysNanny said...

well...sometimes I am from a crazy house with four kids who I LOVE dearly and the two people who let me live there are absolutely amazing and then...sometimes(mostly now) I live a half hour away which is not too far to just drop in and visit the doorman with you:) See you soon!

Tricia H said...

Newark, OH.

Good luck to you in a couple of weeks -- You will do great and you totally deserve to win!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody, I found your blog through Whitney Cerak's blog and thought about both of you as we drove through Gaylord on our way up to the U.P. this summer. (I'm originally from Hessel in the Les Cheneaux Islands). I can identify with so much of what you write about daily life. Loved the Easy Bake post! Thanks so much for sharing your life with us! You're AWESOME! Greta in Granville, Ohio

Ryan, Jenny, C&C said...

Hi from Brandon, Mississippi!!:)

Megan said...

Lovin' Nitty Gritty in Fishers, Indiana!

Megan said...

Faithfully reading from Fort Myers, FL!

Queue_t said...

love me some nitty gritty in Arvada COLORADO! fun little twist and visit

Anonymous said...

South Portland, Maine reporting in- I love your blog and read it regularly. Love your spunk.

Marcia
South Portland, Maine
Mother to Gracie and 6 furry felines

Bridget =) said...

Loooooooooong time lurker, first time poster! Jody, Love to read your blog (from Great Mills, but soon to be Hollywood, MARYLAND!), you are such an eloquent writer and while my heart aches for the tragedy your family went through, my heart hopes my faith can be as inspiring as yours. You touch my heart and soul with each and every post. You have taught me so much about forgiveness and striving for the ultimate goal -- Heaven.

Hugs to you!
XOXOXOXO

Joyous said...

Joy
Elkhorn, WI! :)

Laura said...

laura in florida! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,

Love your blog and outlook on life. You are truly a gift to all of us on this earth.

Lisa from Middletown Delaware(1st state and home of tax free shopping)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody!!
I've been reading from Washington, DC.

Anonymous said...

Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia!!
Go Mountaineers!

Anonymous said...

Reading your blog from Batavia, IL

Anonymous said...

Reading from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Like your blog lots :)

Karen

Angie said...

Hi, Jody from Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Angie

mellymel said...

Hi Jody,
I'm from Columbia, MD.
Have a great trip to Vegas!

Melanie

~JulieGirl~ said...

Juliegirl from Sugar Land,Texas
awhile lurker but will post a meaningful post when i get time

Julia said...

Hi.

I'm originally from Lake City, MI but I read your blog from Uijeongbu, South Korea!

Thanks for your inspiration.

McCarty said...

Another reader from Vancouver, WA - just across the river from Portland, OR!

Natty said...

Late to the "game," but commenting nonetheless from AUBURN, INDIANA

Jenny said...

Greetings from warm and sunny Coolidge Arizona!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! You are such a strong person and have a beautiful family!

Sending greetings from Richmond, VA

Sarah

jenny said...

Hi Jody,

Thought I would add my name to the list - Cape Town, South Africa. Love your blog - you are an inspiration!! Good luck for Vegas - sure you will win...

Kelli said...

Hello from Shreveport/Bossier City, LA!

LOVE your blog!!

StefyB said...

love your Blog! Stefy, reading from the North of Italy

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your blog from Anchorage, Alaska. Good luck!

Jodi said...

Cincinnati,OH