when a blogger dies

Mandarin Meg, a blogger known far and wide for offering free tips on how to make a blog more visually interesting, passed away. The big “M” at the beginning of this post, the codes for which I got off Meg’s Mandarin Design website, is my tribute to a woman who reached out to the world through her creativity and caring.
I didn’t “know” her (the way bloggers get to know each other) because I haven’t had the time to join the “comment conversations” or to learn codes that will let me tinker with the look of this weblog. But I knew OF her from reading other bloggers, such as Frank Paynter, Jeneane Sessum, and Stu Savory, who already have posted their goodbyes.
When Frank was doing a series of blogger interviews (He also interviewed me! Imagine that!) he did one on Meg, which you can read here.
Meg leaves a wonderful legacy for bloggers like me, who are slowly picking up on the useful blogging tips she left behind.
Rest in Peace, Mandarin Meg.

1 thought on “when a blogger dies

  1. Elaine,
    I don’t know why, but finally now, after reading your good-bye, the tears came. I’ve had long talks and short IM chats with friends about Meg’s passing this morning. It’s sad and lonely. It’s terrible.
    Thank you for remembering her here.
    fp

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