welcome to my blog

welcome to my blog

i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-lover, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.

all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...

June 27, 2010

blogging prolifically

Kristie Cook graciously gave me the Prolific Blogger Award back a few weeks ago. it's taken a little time to get it up. i'm not sure about the rules that go with this one, if there were rules in the first place. in lieu of rules, i thought i'd look up prolific.

from DictionaryReference.com:

pro·lif·ic   /prəˈlɪfɪk/ - adjective
1. producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree.
2. producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive: a prolific writer.
3. profusely productive or fruitful (often fol. by in or of ): a bequest prolific of litigations.
4. characterized by abundant production: a prolific year for tomatoes.

goodness. so i suppose i've produced large quanties of blog posts. my blogger dashboard says something like 371 posts. wow.

from the same site, here are the word's origins:


1650, from Fr. prolifique, from M.L. prolificus, from L. proles "offspring" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). L. proles is from PIE *pro-al-, from *pro- "forth" + *al- "to grow, nourish."

i like this one ever better because it refers to the word "nourish." i hope that's what i do here -- nourish growing writers, nourish ideas, nourish hearts.

now, to pass this on, i thought i'd list blogs that nourish me:

Vicki Gaines at Light for the Writer's Soul-- Vicki posts quotes that help me remember why i write.

Christine of Christine's Cottage and The Writer's Hole -- Christine is just a very encouraging lady and writing friend.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...


Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the award :)

Christine H said...

Thank you so much, Michelle. I, too, am behind in acknowledging awards. I have a couple yet to post. How un-prolific of me!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats on your award, Michelle! :-)

Christine Danek said...

Congrats! I posted your interview. :)

Vicki said...

Thank you so much, Michelle. God must have known I needed some encouragement today:-) You are so thoughtful and kind. Congrats on your much deserved recognition, my sweet friend.

Love & hugs,