Tuesday, April 09, 2013

A to Z Challenge - Helping Others

For the A to Z Challenge, I’m posting promo and other tips for writers, along with a daily photo. (All photos taken by me.)

*And I will visit everyone this evening - I have a seminar to teach this morning and will not be back until late afternoon.


For this topic, I thought I’d give you an example of some really helpful people:

Michael Di Gesu
(And Michael is doing a feature on my book today!)

These five always go out of their way to help others and put the spotlight on someone else. All of them possess great attitudes and giving spirits. They are real champions.

True success is based on how many people are richer for knowing us.

Who are you helping today?

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And your daily photo - "Hobbes Eyes the Space Yo-yo"



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41 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

I agree these people you mentioned also yourself are fine examples of helpful people and much appreciated you all are also.

Yvonne.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great examples of helpers! Hope your seminar goes well. Nice picture. :)

shelly said...

Yup.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh wow, thanks! More fun to help others.
Michael did a great job with your book introduction today.

Em-Musing said...

I just passed your blog on to a writer/speaker friend. Thought it would help her.

randi lee said...

I completely agree. Help others to help yourself, but also help because it's just plain the right thing to do!

Commonweeder said...

I'm helping our whole women's club tomorrow - I'm in charge of refreshments!

Melanie Schulz said...

I saw the post at Michael's spot. Very well done.

Mark Means said...

I have to agree...those are all very helpful folks and do a lot for the community :)

Left and Write

Karen Walker said...

You've mentioned bloggers I admire very much for their thoughtfulness and community spirit. Good luck today, Diane.
Karen

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Michael is helping me later this month. All those bloggers are so generous and helpful.

jaybird said...

Great list. And I love the picture!

Suzanne Furness said...

Michael's intro for your book today was great. It's always good to help others when we can.

Steven said...

Helping others is huge. I keep trying to find groups of authors to join so I can help and be helped, but I've had zero luck in finding people who don't flake out.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I help someone every day. I work with handicapped people. It gets old sometimes.

Ida Chiavaro said...

You're a big help too. I've had a few people visiting me, from comments I've made on your blog - according to the stats I just checked that just now bought me here - thanks. I try to be helpful by writing how much I enjoy their blog when I reply to the comments left on my posts. I'm so grateful for A-Z it's really incredible

michelle said...

I've worked with children all my life and often the work extends to after hours...
Great post! I'm off to check out Michael's post!

Writer In Transit

michelle said...

I've worked with children all my life and often the work extends to after hours...
Great post! I'm off to check out Michael's post!

Writer In Transit

Misha Gericke said...

I'm trying to help as many people as I can. :-)

Jo said...

I too am trying to help people.

Busy doctor visiting this week though.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Mel Chesley said...

I am thankful for all the help I got from some of those people. I like to help others, though I am rarely vocal about it, it makes me feel good knowing I helped someone out there.

Adriana Dascalu said...

They really are helpful! And so are you!

Have a great day!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi everyone! Sorry, just got back. LONG day, but a very successful seminar. And sold some books - always a bonus.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Helpful peeps are always appreciated. So are iconic cats like Hobbes.

Amy "Lyre" Turner said...

I loved the picture of Hobbes.

I agree that helpers make a big difference in a person's life. I also agree that the people you listed are vey helpful!

Lyre at Lyre's Musings #atozchallenge

Christine Rains said...

Hurrah to the helpful folks! :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Oh, thank you do much L. Diane! I am honored to be in such amazing blogging company!

E.J. Wesley said...

Oh man, I'm not at ALL sure I deserve to be up there with those folks, but I truly appreciate it, LD!

I thank the writing 'community' (not just the specific people that help me with a particular story) in the acknowledgements of all my books for a reason: You all give me so much inspiration, courage, camaraderie, and knowledge on a constant, daily basis--I truly wouldn't be doing this without all of you. (You're very much in that 'you', btw, LD. :)

Any small thing I'm able to do to repay that, I sincerely do with a smile on my face.

Always appreciate someone saying nice things about me, though. :D Thank you!

Silvia Villalobos said...

Helping others, yes, that is the true definition of goodness. And all the folks behind this blog deserve a HUGE thanks!
Silvia @ Silvia Writes

Al Diaz said...

Great guys all of them. It has been a pleasure to get to know them but you are doing great job too, I must say!

Carol Kilgore said...

LOVED Michael's feature on your book :)

Laura Eno said...

Love the cat photo! :)

You are one of the most helpful people on the blogs, Diane!

Kristen Dyrr said...

Thanks for the links! I already follow the first two, so now I know the other three must be just as awesome, so I'll follow them too. :)

And I absolutely love the adorable cat photo.

From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

kmckendry said...

Those guys are all great at helping out!

klahanie said...

Hi Diane,

Have to agree, all very helpful people you mentioned. And yes, I include your good self.

Although, I also know a really helpful dog :)

Gary

DL Hammons said...

That is so kind of you to say that Diane...and such awesome company to be included with. I've taken so much from this community, it's only right to give some back! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

That's one thing I love about blogging. The people are so helpful. I agree, the list of people you mentioned, they are wonderful.

Ella said...

Nicely done and I'm adding you to the list ;D

Great list-all so helpful!!!

Off to visit them!
Thanks!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. everyone is helpful - some just much more so ..

Just makes life so much easier and more comfortable knowing you're amongst friends .. real ones too ..

Cheers Hilary

Jai Joshi said...

This is, in fact, the entire point of writing. I love it.

Jai

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Alex is the coolest helper. Glad you featured the helpful today and nice picture.