What’s On Your Mind – Excellence

Topic Of The Week: Excellence

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Topic Of The Week: Excellence

This week, I’d like to discuss a quality we all strive for – in life, in work, in blogging. That quality is Excellence.

Webster defines Excellence as:

  • The state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree
  • An excellent or valuable quality
  • That by which any one excels or is eminent

When it comes to blogging, what qualities do you excel at?

  • Are you a masterful graphic designer?
  • Are you a terrific technical guru?
  • Do your photographs speak volumes?
  • Do your stories make reader laugh and cry?
  • Do your words move people to action?
  • Do you excel at connecting with others?
  • Are you a marketing guru?
  • Are you at your best when you share your creative talents?

Don’t be shy or overly modest. Each of us does certain things well. Own your talents. Embrace them. Encourage others with your gifts!


1. What areas do you excel at when it comes to blogging?

2. Share a favorite blog with us. What does that blogger excel at that keeps you coming back for more?

Thank you so much for participating – have a fabulous week!

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33 Responses to “What’s On Your Mind – Excellence”

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  1. Amy says:

    I love the word EXCELLENCE! I'm your newest follower from the hop 🙂

  2. Shanda says:

    Love this challenge and actually wrote a blog to answer but didnt' see a link so guesss this is not a blog hop. However it helped me evaluate my strong points in my blog. Thank you.

  3. Catherine Love says:

    Excellent post! 🙂

  4. TerinAleah says:

    I'm a new follower of your blog! 🙂

  5. Summer says:

    Great blog!
    I'm a new follower from the hop!
    Come check me out when you get the chance:
    Carolina Summer

  6. tawna6988 says:

    Sending you another invite this weeken to come and link up to my weekend hop open Thursday night through Sunday on my blog Tawna

  7. Shanda says:

    Design is definitely my weak point. I think I do excel in helping people reflect on their blessings in life and also encourage them to make the most of every opportunity they have to make a difference in the world around them.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. The Rheinlander's says:

    My blog is definitely a work in progress! I am still learning everything!!

  9. ProudArmyWife&Mommy21 says:

    Love this blog so far. New follower

  10. shah wharton says:

    Mmmm, excellence. I'm not excellent at anything. I'm not bad at telling short stories and I do poetry. I enjoy conecting an communing with like-minded peeps online – I have managed to build a mental health community (Monday Madness linky)which has been great. And a creative of which you are a part (Weekend Creation Blog Hop.)I have weaknesses in everything though. I doubt anyone is truly 'Excellent' at anything. Excellence to me implies perfection and then some. Is anyone perfect – humanity is essentially and thankfully flawed. Great thought provoking post as per Sweetie. Have a great weekend. Shah. X

  11. Lola says:

    Great ‘E’ post! Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

    Have a great weekend ahead & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,



  12. yestheyareallmine says:

    Hi, I am following you from You Like me friday. I hope you have a wonderful Friday! You can find me at

  13. Harriet says:

    I went back to school to learn a lot of that.

    Have a great Friday!

  14. Pam @ over50feeling40 says:

    I teach high school journalism and EXCELLENCE is our mantra….I insist on excellence in all that you do!! For me it is my writing where I concentrate my highest level work, since I have been writing since fifth grade (trust me…long time!) I like what I see on your blog…I will follow and return…and hope that you will visit my site as well! Great topic!

  15. Stacy Uncorked says:

    I love the word 'excellence'! 🙂

    I take pride in excelling in graphic design and photography – I'd sure love to excel in better content rather than feeling 'stuck' in meme-mode! 😉

    Aloha: Playdates and Sleepovers

  16. Posh says:

    Stopping by from the Friday Follow hop.
    Have a great day!

  17. Self Sagacity says:

    Gees, tough one today PPrincess! I don't like analyzing myself in front of others…LOL.
    1) I excel at changes, and creativity.
    2) I admire many bloggers, <a href="http://www.wanderingthought.com/IcyBC</a&gt; for she runs five successful blogs with nice PR ranks and PR ranks are not easy to achieve.

  18. Jessa says:

    Intriguing post and questions. I'm not really sure why people read my blog. I always just assume that they enjoy sarcasm and purposefully bad grammar. That and I'm nuts. New follower from Friendly Friday.

  19. JamericanSpice says:

    Those are great questions.
    I'm not sure what I really excel at in blogging. I just do it as an outlet for me.

    A nut in a nutshell is a great blog. E writes with such passion and fun and always make me laugh.

  20. Smash Bravo Team says:

    I have always tried to provide Excellence in our bog. Whether it's a review for a product or a giveaway I always try to give the sponsor and readers as much info as I can without making it boring. We also do as much promotion as we can and as our first year anniversary approaches me and my girls are really happy with what we have accomplished and can not wait to see the final numbers once July comes around.

    Here from the Alexa hop, thanks for such a great post. It really got me thinking!

  21. Jeanette says:

    I'd say I'm pretty good at promoting, with the exception of facebook. I gained over 1700 views on my blog the first month. The only thing I hate trying to get is Facebook fans – it's almost impossible without buying an ad – even a giveaway doesn't seem to help the facebook mojo

  22. Lisa's Loft says:

    I like your blog. I'm a new follower and a blogging newbie. I would like to improve my blog any way I can. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Come by and see me.

  23. LaVonne @ Long Wait says:

    Very nice blog design! 😉 Thanks for posting about Excellence and those questions to get us all thinking.

    I am visiting from the Alexa hop. I hope you have a blessed weekend!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  24. Skye says:

    hmmm..I dont think Im "excellent" in anything.. lol

    Don’t forget to check out my post on how to save on gas!
    -Skye RealMomReviews

  25. Sandy Elliott says:

    I am creative but I'm not sure I excel there. Excellence is a tough word, a fairly high degree for anyone to achieve. I know there are a lot of areas that I wished I excelled at, photography, better content for my blog readers, a wittier voice on the page, I could go on…great post though. One that got me thinking.

    Swing by and check out my post on Curling Iron holders

    Sandy~ Cherished Handmade Treasure

  26. Shanda Bauman says:

    My blogging career is always expanding..sharing what works with others and not holding back helps a lot. We should share the knowledge.

  27. Melissa says:

    Hi! Stopping by from the Alexa hop! I think I'm pretty good at helping others build their following on blogs.

  28. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I love Ostriches Look Funny. Her posts are heartwarming and filled with great pictures.

  29. Jenny says:

    You always make me think. I think I'm kind of an oblivious blogger. I just do my thing whether it's the 'right' thing or not. When I used to try to figure out all the 'should' and 'should not's' of blogging it made me not want to blog at all.

    So now I just wander around in my own little world…it's a comfortable place for me.

    Thanks for an excellent link this week.


  30. Nikki says:

    I try to be excellent just by being myself, being honest, and writing interesting content. I don't know if I succeed at the last, to me it's interesting, but I try!

    I have so many blogs that I admire for so many different reasons. From the huge ones that help little bloggers succeed (Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe, Marni's Organized Mess) to the smaller book blogs that help me decide what I should read, to the personal blogs that make me laugh with tales of funny children and parenting debacles- they all are excellent in some way.

    I'm here from the Alexa hop, by the way!

  31. Grace says:

    I really like the idea of using Brie in this recipe. Sounds like a wonderful recipe.
    I'm glad I came by for a visit today so I could see this.
    I'm a previous GFC follower.

  32. Tracy says:

    Great questions! Thanks for sharing on NOBH!

  33. LadyD says:

    Stopping by (new follower) from Tuesday Trail Blog.

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