Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I've Got Nothing, Or Why A Person Needs To Know Their Limitations

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is a touch of yearning at times, but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
Helen Keller

I have found in my wanderings through  blogland that it is a popular tradition for bloggers to do give-aways. There are many talented and creative people populating cyberspace who reward followers with gifts. 

I have pondered this habit and I find myself coming up short. I don't have any particular talent. I abhor doing crafts, I have no talent for jewelry making or any other artistic endeavour. I don't collect anything other than horses, I don't have an etsy store or any other business except horses. A total wash-out. Except I have done a respectable job as a horse breeder. Somehow, this particular talent does not seem to translate well in the give-away venue. I can't imagine saying to followers, post 'you're in' for this fine five year old Arabian gelding. I'll do a drawing at the end of the week and inform you all on Friday who the lucky winner is. I think it would be a very quiet week!

So my dear readers, I don't seem to be able to come up with anything to give away. All I have is a piece of my mind. But Alicia at boylerpf has a very generous give-away going in celebration of her birthday. Check it out.

I think I'll go back to feeling inadequate and talentless now. 

15 comments:

  1. I'm in for the gelding..LOL! You are a so great for passing along the word. And btw, I come to your blog because I totally enjoy what you have to say..horses, poetry, wisdom, recipes..you name it. You certainly don't have ANY inadequacy in those areas and certainly Wonder Woman can't hold a candle to your daily life!

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  2. Boy, would you be sorry! My daily life is mostly dull, it's when it's not that the trouble begins. : )

    Happy Birthday!

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  3. I'm with you...I got nothin'! The minute I had a giveaway, something tramatic would happen, and I wouldn't be able to follow through!

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  4. I don't follow blogs for the give-a-ways, I follow because I enjoy the posts and the personality behind them. You don't come up short in these areas!

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  5. lol All I've got is a little knack with words so no give~a~ways over my way either. Besides I'm so disorganised I would turn something quite simple into a complete shermozzle. ☺

    PS ~ I don't want a gelding. I have nowhere to keep him.

    PPS I love you & your blog just the way they are.♥

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  6. Oh thank you all. : ) I give away a piece of my mind often enough!

    A gelding can make a mighty fine lawn ornament. I realized who is a five year old gelding and it is Bright. Mind, we call him 'Not so Bright', so I think you can figure why he might not make most people happy!!

    But if I had occasion to wear jewelry, I wouldn't mind what Alicia is offering.

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  7. Wow, that would be an interesting give-away...

    I'll settle for a piece of you mind, I'm happy with that!

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  8. A piece of my mind or Brighty? I'd say that this is one time getting a piece of my mind is definitely the better bargain!

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  9. Well, I don't think you come up short - in fact, looks like you sit pretty tall in the saddle and you have a great blog.

    For a give away you could look for sponsors for an item. Try approaching someone, like me, :) on Etsy, for a product (mine are paintings and prints). You have a product and create traffic and new viewers, sponsor gets a links and traffic, and one of your lucky readers gets a little reward for "tuning in" . . .

    I'm sure you knew all that . . . and you did give us the gift of heads up about boylerpf! Thanks.

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  10. LOL,LOL....I am still laughing...Oh please give away a horse...I will enter your give-a-way a hundred times until you just give me a gelding.
    You are too funny...you have many more talents than you know.

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  11. OK, I am new to your blog and already I love it. The photos are amazing and so is the food.
    No giveaways from here either, nothing to give....May I come back on your blog, I need the lol's, also a new word for me

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  12. Bonnie, that's a good idea.

    Judy, be careful what you wish for!!

    TeTa and JeB, thanks for visiting and please do return.

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  13. Sandra, I don't know it could be interesting seeing the postman trying to deliver a horse to someone. I'd not imagine the postage to be cheap though.

    People have giveaways for many reasons sometimes just to thank dedicated followers and sometime to promote their business or hobby.

    I think Lorac has said it best here. She is the type of follower you want, someone who is interested in you and what you have to say. You have managed to gather followers with out a giveaway. So I would say you are interesting well liked even if you think you are artistically challenged.

    PS: I tried to make jewellery with my daughter the other day and it’s isn’t easy. Frankly I suck at it.

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  14. I can tell we all enjoy your blog and all the things you share, such as the wonderful photos and stories! No need for anything else!

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  15. Well it's a good thing, cause as Queen so eloquently put it. I got nothin'!

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I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.