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A Special Blogger – Sue Vincent

Posted on: February 1, 2021

Sue Vincent is one of those special bloggers and writers that inspire people all over the world. Readers have long been captivated by her posts about mythology, ancient ruins and medieval churches, and her daily #midnighthaiku. Many have participated in and grown as a result of her #writephoto prompts. She is a person of considerable talents, and in addition to posting her prompts, Sue has tirelessly supported bloggers by hosting guest bloggers and sharing blog posts. She has 19,000 and counting followers.

I’ve not met Sue in person but feel I know her through her wonderful blog posts and consider her a friend. She has taken me the width and breadth of Great Britain, to places I would have never got to myself, providing amazing historic details and wonderful photographs. To appreciate just how talented and wise Sue is, pop over to her blog. I particularly love her outlook on life. Here is a link to a recent post that I found to be extremely insightful: https://franceandvincent.com/2021/01/31/rooted-in-earth/ Her sweet dog Ani has his own cute blog! https://thesmalldogs.blog/

Recently, Sue has been faced with a new and difficult challenge: lung cancer. You can follow her blog to find out more directly from her. The Covid pandemic has served not only to pose a specific threat to a person with a severe respiratory illness, but it has caused the loss of human connection through self-imposed quarantine. Those that follow Sue know that she has been a carer for her son, who gained several disabilities due to a vicious attack, and cancer has made it impossible for her to continue in that role. Because she’s been a carer for so long and not made as much money as she could have otherwise, the core group of the Rodeo Organization Team has decided to hold this fundraiser.

It’s time for Sue to receive something back from the community she’s been a cornerstone of for a decade. Let’s bring the Rodeo into Sue’s house through her computer, and let’s come together with hearts full of joy. Join us for the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic at the Carrot Ranch – a contest, parade, and celebration all in one!

I am pleased to be one of many bloggers sharing The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic.

There are many ways to participate. One is to visit the prompt image, “Hidden”, at the Carrot Ranch. The prompt image and entry form will go live on Monday, February 1st, 2021. Enter a flash or a poem by Friday, February 19th, 2021, and you could win either $100 or a copy of one of Sue’s books. The form will allow you to give a small donation for Sue and her family, and a link can be found on the contest page. The winning entries will be announced at the Carrot Ranch on March 22nd, 2021.

If you’re not ready to rodeo, there’s always the “Parade”. Reblog one of Sue’s posts from any of her sites (Daily Echo or France and Vincent) with a comment about why you found it special. Follow her blogs. Read one of her books, then leave reviews where you can. Several people are already gearing up for the parade – so feel free to check out other people’s blogs for suggestions.

Also, go ahead and reblog, tweet, Facebook, or somehow otherwise share the contest! 99 word literary art is a fantastic way to celebrate a blogging hero and a very deserving person.

The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic begins tomorrow, February 1st. There is a request for donations that will go directly to Sue and her family, and Charli Mills has graciously set up a PayPal functionality on the Carrot Ranch post that will give the cash directly to Sue.

Saddle up, everyone! It’s time for a Carrot Ranch Rodeo like none ever held before. The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic begins on Monday, February 1st, and it’ll be a TUFF prompt to fit within 99 words. 
I hope to see you at the Ranch, buckaroos!

Visit Sue’s Links: 

Giddy up folks to the rodeo and show support for our dear friend!

39 Responses to "A Special Blogger – Sue Vincent"

Reblogged this on bridgesburning and commented:
I have been a follower and admirer of Sue Vincent for years. She has both brightened and enlightened my life. Please, read, share and contribute if possible. An amazing woman. An enigma. A delight.

Perfect words to describe dear Sue.

Thank you for sharing this, Darlene. It is such a wonderful thing for folks to be doing…and for once, I am lost for words.

You are so welcome and it is the least we can do. xo

Thanks Darlene. I have reblogged. Sue has inspired and enlightened me for years.

Thanks for reblogging. xo

Great to see this post here, Darlene.

We are all doing what we can. It is so great how this amazing blogging community is so supportive. So glad I am part of it. xo

I’m so sorry to hear of the challenges Sue is facing. I’m going to check out the links you have provided so I can learn more about how to help.

Thanks Sue. That is kind of you.

I have great respect for consistent, persistent bloggers who inspire. I want to support Sue in her current battle now. Thanks, Robbie, for helping to spread awareness.

We are doing what ever we can. Thanks, Marian.

Thanks for the thoughtful introduction to Sue, whose blog I’ll check out. I’ve retweeted your post and will do what I can to help. First by following her.

Thanks, Debra. That is so kind of you.

What a great idea, Darlene. My prayers to Sue for a swift and healthy recovery.

Thanks, Jacqui. As Sue says, all prayers are welcome.

I had no idea! I met Sue at the Blogger’s Bash a few years ago.

You are so fortunate to have met her. I hope to as well once we can travel again. I´m sure she is as delightful in person as on her blog posts.

What a good idea, Darlene. I’ll check out the links and join in.

Great share, Darlene. It is wonderful the way the community is gathering around to offer support to Sue.

We belong to an amazing blogging community!! Thanks, Norah.

We sure do, Darlene.

Reblogged this on Diana Tibert and commented:
I’ve only recently been reading Sue’s blog. It’s very interesting. Check it out. And, of course, if you can help in any way, please, do so, even if that’s only sharing the news about this fund-raising event.

Thanks so much for sharing this, Diane. You will love Sue’s posts.

A great share, Darlene. Sue is a lovely person and blogger. I hope you’re going to play and write something. 😀 <3.

I plan to write something. Just going over some ideas. xo

Thank you for sharing this Darlene. My heart goes out to Sue and her family.

This is so wonderful, Darlene. Sue deserves all we can give her.

This is such a wonderful idea. Sending prayers for Sue and her family.

My heart goes out to Sue and her family. Its a wonderful thing what your all doing and I will click on the link and check it out. #SeniSal

Thanks so much! We appreciate all the support for our dear friend.

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