A Message from the Founder's Keyboard
Greetings and welcome to the December 2011 edition of RBU: The Group Blog!
What a year it's been for us here at RBU:TGB! Honestly it amazes me that it's nearly 2012! Where has the time slipped away to? Because it seems just like yesterday that I was tapping out the very first of these little messages from the founder's keyboard. Oh it's not been all gumdrops and lollipops here on my end...there were a few moments where I really doubted whether or not we'd make it this far. But it seems like just when I thought no one out there cared about whether or not RBU continued...I was pleasantly reminded that I didn't need to worry because no matter what, we always wound up getting terrific submissions that set my mind at ease because there have been some wonderful moments here at our little blog site filled with submissions by members whose work I truly believe rivals the writing of many 'big time' writers!
Being that it's now December and many of our members are prepping for one (or perhaps more) of the joyous and festive activities that come during this month including things like Christmas, Chanukkah, or Kwanza or whatever other festivities our members may choose to celebrate during December, it warms my heart to know that our little spot in the blogoverse has been able to weather some writing/submission doldrums. And now that 2011 is winding up and we've entered into what is commonly referred to as the 'Season of Giving' regardless of whether you make your home north of the Equator where winter is already in full swing or if you happen to live 'down yonder way' in the southern hemisphere where your Christmastime (or whatever festive occasion it may be that you celebrate during this time of year), comes amid sweltering high temperatures, I have great hope that we can and will make it through another year (or two or three or more!)
That having been said, this month our theme was quite simple: all we asked was for our members to tell us about what traditions they celebrate during this particular time of year. We didn't care if the submissions were goofy or sentimental or were a pleasant blending of the two...because the work our members have submitted has always been top drawer. I hope you'll pop by again in the next couple of days to read the submissions because I'll wager a broad smile that you'll agree with me!
Here's wishing you and yours a peaceful (insert your particular festive seasonal occasion here) this December. I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for all the wonderful bloggers here at RBU!
Cheers to ya!