Saturday, April 11, 2020

John's Choice For "A Blog With 2020 Vision" #atozchallenge

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The team decided our theme for this month's posts here would be a take "2020 visions of blogging." This set of weekday posts focuses on:
***A Blog with 2020 Vision***

#AtoZChallenge 2020 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter J

Janet Miles is my pick for "a blog with 2020 vision." Janet's blog is Janet's Smiles. I first got to know Janet when she asked about how to "simulcast" her blog on Wordpress. I had written a post on how to do this from Wordpress to Blogger, and she wanted to know if it worked the other way. I think my answer was "it should," and she managed to set it up with little or no help from me. You can find her Wordpress "simulcast" here. We've been "blog buddies" ever since.

Janet is a scrapbooker, and she and her husband and/or daughters attend a lot of concerts in the Bay Area. She takes lots of photographs and keeps track of the set lists. She then turns these memories into scrapbook pages, and does beautiful work. This year, she's sharing the scrapbook pages she's created. They're truly works of art, and she writes a "mini-review" of each show. It's almost as good as being there yourself.

By all means, stop by Janet's blog(s) to admire her work and to say "Hi!"

Who would you choose, just based on what you've seen so far?

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Janet said...

Oh my, John! What an honor to be selected by you, and such kind words about my scrapbooking. I am truly grateful for your support through the years. It is people like you that make it all worthwhile and why I continue to participate in the A to Z each year. I am happy we connected! Happy Saturday.

Janet’s Smiles

J Lenni Dorner said...

Excellent choice! Janet is amazing. I'm so glad she's the first one to get our 2020 vision nod!

ladyleemanila said...

Happy Saturday! :)

Gonz said...

John and Janet don't seem to be related to dragons, but for sure they look majestic as them.

Allow me to invite you to Jund, where dragons and sangrite abound!

Mary B said...

Congratulations, Janet! A well-deserved recognition!

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Susan Sanderson said...

Oh, yes. Janet's blog is amazing. I have been following it for years, having found it through the A to Z Challenge. One blog I have found this year, which I recommend is

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Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Great choice! I'mfollowing Janet since last year's AtoZ Challenge, and I like very much her scrapbooking pages.
Great post theme today, I planed too to make a favorite list of blogs tomrorrow ;)
J is for Jewelry

Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. said...

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Anne M Bray said...

Janet's scrapbooking is so impressive! It leaves my box of concert ephemera in the dust.


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Aditya said...

Good Choice . That means Ill have to go through Janet's scrapebooks first. Then let me come back again.

Sharon E. Cathcart said...

Facts About Pompeii: J is for Julia Felix

asha said...

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The mommy blogger said...

scrapbooking is an amazing hobby. people are so creative and have a real personal brand.

KatyTrailCreations said...

Janet is a fellow Etsian! Love her work!! Great to give a shout out to her and definitely well-deserved.
Good to know it's a simulcast possiblity from WordPress to Blogger.
My Link:

Charan Deep Singh said...

Looking forward to the Sunday break tomorrow. Today from Letter J, I wrote a short story, about a cab driver and his passenger and their strange circumstances. Read my story titled Joker in the Pack.

Joy Weese Moll said...

Thanks for introducing me to the Janet Smiles blog!

My post today is J is for Journal -- a journal is so helpful on any creative endeavor, the constant non-judgmental companion to talk things over with.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Hiya! I'm MIA in Blogosphere but today's A2Z post is live. Please stop by when you can and I'll be by to see you asap. Have a blessed Easter weekend!

Cathy's Pinup Girl #AtoZChallenge Art Sketch Series 'J'

Anjana said...

I have bookmarked Janet's smiles blog and all set to read them during the weekend.
My post on the letter J is

Janet said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, folks. I love making my scrapbooks and I appreciate your kind words. So honored to be picked among all the wonderful bloggers out there. Today I am late but have "J" is for "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield.

Janet’s Smiles

Crackerberries said...

You are so right about her works of art. I love looking at her scrapbooks and right about feeling like you are right at the concert. She does great work.

kaykuala said...

J for Jacaranda


Gattina said...

I am not with wordpress, but I also like art, I paint in acrylic, but I also love to do photoshop !

Wendy said...

Janet's blog is definitely worth a visit. Her scrapbooks are works of art.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Thanks for the recommendation -- I'll have to stop by her blog!

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