Saturday, January 17, 2009

Overlickers, oversmellers, and overbloggers = overachievers!

Oh, they start out small enough, a mere spot, perhaps, on a paw or leg, but they quickly overlap onto the human sitting next to them. In turn, they extend beyond both the spot and the human, overrunning the sofa both dog and person sit upon.

I'm talking about my dogs and their licking, or, more accurately, overlicking.

Both my dogs are overlickers. If they were people, we'd call them overachievers, but they're just dogs. Like their human counterpart, overlickers cannot be distracted from their focus. They must cover completely the area their inner being has assigned to them. They simply must lick!

Similar to overlickers and overachievers are overbloggers. Overbloggers self-assign themselves to cover completely an area picked by their inner being. They simply must blog!

Truth be told, all three of these terms denote success in one’s field. All three are good things to be. Ask your dog if you don’t believe me. I bet he can name three overlickers he admires who live right in your neighborhood. And that doesn’t include any oversmellers. We’re not even going there.

No one pays an overblogger to start a blog. Few encourage them with comments. Many visit but few confess to it. Something inside a blogger drives them to cover their beat, as they used to say in the newspaper business, and cover it well.

Here’s a short list of overbloggers who I admire and think cover their beats extremely well. I advise you to check them out during these cold evenings. Ignore the little children wanting food. Ignore husbands demanding attention. Ignore the new flat screen TV you got for Christmas. You won’t regret it.

Oh, and leave them a comment.

Sher, Rebecca and Robin, David, Jenny, Meb!

If their back posts don't keep you busy, try examining their blog rolls. The year will be 2010 before you're done.

Thank you Malisa and Karen for the award!
[The "Proximity Award" is given to blogs that believe and invest in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! I am to pass this award on to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards.]


  1. Can't wait to check out some of these blogs!

    Congrats on your award.

  2. Thanks for the kind words Cher. I'm honored that you would list my blog. You posted it twice, just in case you didn't realize it or if you meant to post someone else.

    I've had a visit already from one of your readers, so that was great.

    Love your blog. Thanks again.

  3. Can't wait to check out these blogs!

  4. You have a knack for turning nothing into something--to the delight of your readers.
    It never occurred to me you were 'driven',
    I thought the creativity & imagination
    just expressed themselves magically on the page.


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