The Red Stapler around the world

There are some people who are genuinely the type of person who helps remind me humanity can be awesome. The first time I met Suebob in person, we were in an elevator at BlogHer Chicago 2009. She walked in with her PJs on, a huge grin, and a welcome hug. “Hi Flinger!” It’s a moment where you realize we’re not just bloggers, we’re people. We laughed about her PJs, we talked about our websites. We had the kind of friendship that you only get in that initial meeting with other bloggers: the kind where they KNOW you. Possibly even more than your family does.

She’s spent years lifting each of us up, being a voice of compassion and comfort. She doesn’t just wear her PJs in an elevator, she takes that comfortable loving spirit with her to every blog she’s been involved with.

I love this community more than I can express to non-bloggers. People like Suebob keep this community alive and nurtured. Please go tell Suebob happy birthday today.

Suebob: WE LOVE YOU!! Happy Birthday!!

Other posts from some of the people who love her:

“For the love of Suebob”.
Happy Birthday Suebob!.
Suebob changed my life.
Happy 50th Birthday Suebob.
Happy Birthday to Suebob.
Today its Suebob’s Birthday.

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