Friday, August 19, 2005

Friendly Fridays




Inspired by Wednesday's blog, I have decided to start a Friends of the Friendless Marching Band.

Join the band by leaving a comment and stating the instrument of your choice. Multiple instruments are needed so don't be discouraged from joining just because your favorite instrument has already been chosen.

Friends of the Friendless band members are asked to find a friendless blog and submit them to me via a comment.I will visit these blogs and feature one of them on the following Friendless Friday. The other friendless sites submitted will also be listed that Friday.
A friendless site should have less than 5 comments a post(but mainly goose eggs) and/or if there is a site meter, less than 10 visitors a day. They should be over six months old and updated regularly.

Friend of the Friendless are asked to visit the posted friendless sites each week and leave an encouraging word. Tell them that you are a member of the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band.

43 comments:

Dawn said...

This sounds like a great idea...I hope you have good luck in it.

zeb said...

I play guitar

Carol said...

Thanks Dawn.
Thanks Zeb for signing up. Are you going to submit a site? It can be yours or someone else's that you think is worthy of the honor.

Stephen said...

OK, I play the baritone, which is actually the instrument I played in school.

Rhiannon said...

Hi Carol got your nice comment on my blog. I'm not quite sure how to do this but anyway I always wanted to play the piano, is that included in a band or not?:o)I see you have already made a comment on one of my blog friends site..so thanks for that! I am not very computer savy or literate so hard trying to figure out how to do this! It took me forever to figure out how to do the adding links to my blog via the template.

I would like to be a member of your friendfriday deal..its great idea..will do my best..I have a very old slow dial up pc..

Angel Blessings,
Rhiannon

Carol said...

Yeah for our new piano player!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'd love to be in the band! I majored in music at the Un. of Arkansas and played trombone in the marching band and played the euphoniom in the symphonic band...
I'd like to submit http://eacret2.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Gottcha J. Andrew!

DwayneinBonanza said...

hmmmmmmm drum okkkkkkkk

sister celtic said...

hey carol i'd like to get a banner.. should i just make mine or are ya selling them..giggle

Texasgal said...

As time permits...I will do follow the band!

Emily said...

Playing my tamborine! Glad to see everyone here!

Imran said...

Hello Carol,

Would be honoured to join your marching band, but can't read a single musical note though.

Always wanted to learn playing the guitar, but I would be in Mariachi band instead, wouldn't it?

Here's one of my favourite blogs, I just like the way his photos are taken, just like Sister Celtics' - flawless postcards like.

http://photo-a-day.blogspot.com

Thanks again for your comments and the band members too. I'll do my part the best I can.

brother terry said...

Carol,

I want to play the French Horn.

peace,

Emily said...

wasn't sure how to contact you to make suggest a blog for Friendly Friday (where is your contact stuff?) So, I put this here:
http://www.olharapoartesanato.blogspot.com/

I like this blog...can't really read it (I'm language impaired, unfortunately) but love the images and it seems like a gentle site. That's my suggestion for FF.

Bad Alice said...

I would like to play the harp, please.

eph2810 said...

Carol - this is a beautiful idea. Jane love Tarzan had a post about it on her blog...

Su said...

Trumpet! It has to be trumpet! Living with two violinists I need something to drown them out at times.... I'm in.

Carol said...

Hi Eph2810! Nice to meet you.

Su,
Finally, we have a trumpeter!

puremood said...

Hey - I had a question... can I retire my keyboard and become a baton twirler? LOL Most bands have twirlers or flags... thought I'd see if I could start the twirlers... hehe

Carol said...

Pure Mood,
Easily done.

Pat Paulk said...

Glass Armonica, I think would be a great add to FFMB! Can I play too?

Carol said...

Pat,
What is a glass armonica?
Yes, of course, we want you to be a part!

Pat Paulk said...

Glass Armonic is a series of bowls with liquid in them. they're played with a wet finger. Ben Franklin invented it. I read about it some time ago, but actually saw one on CBS Sunday Morning Show about a month ago. Cool instrument.
What am I suppose to do tomorrow?

Carol said...

Pat,
Oh...
For more information on how to join the band and what is expected of a band member, see the bottom of the most current Friendly Friday post.

Beckie said...

I can play the triangle. Does that count?

nobody girl said...

carol! thanks for stopping by! what a neat idea. can i join your band? need a theremin player?

Carol said...

Beckie and Sarah,
Yes, you are a part of the FFMB now!

Raju Bathija said...

I would like to join the band.

I want to play the the mouth organ.

Carol said...

Yeah, Raju!

Kim Denise said...

I play clarinet. I played tenor sax in marching band in high school, but I don't want to carry anything that heavy these days, lol. My blog is kimdenise.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Great Kim. Glad to have you in the band.
Here is abit more info on the band:

To join the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band, leave a comment stating that you wish to join then choose any instrument you like. (ability isn't an issue for this cyber band) We have three piano players, a harpist, a theramin and french horn player plus a variety of more so you get the idea that any instrument is possible.
On Fridays, the band meets to visit the chosen friendless sites which I list. Then the band leaves friendly comments for our honored recipients. Let them know that you are from the FFMB.
Get to know other band members. There is sure to be someone you can connect with.
Nominate friendless sites. They can be bloggers you know or ones that you come across in your blog surfs. Think unique. These sites have less than 5 comments/post and be posting currently. Leave me a comment with their address or email me at Carol_ffmb at yahoo.ca. I will let you know whether they have met the friendless criteria.

billylou said...

Hi - Thanks for nominating my blog! Very unexpected. Can I play the piano accordian?

Cheers,

-Lou

Carol said...

You're in, BillyLou!

tararossstudios said...

Hi Carol,
I'd like to join.

I'm playing tenor sax.

Tara

Carol said...

Oh, Tara, yes we could use a tenor sax!

rdl said...

well, you don't look very friendless to me; but i'd like to play the drums even tho i'm a pianist.

Carol said...

Welcome RDL!

daily beard said...

I'm going to play the bass....the upright bass with a uni-wheel and a fake-goatee.

Carol said...

Daily,
I see you!

Caryn said...

I'm best at playing the radio, but since I don't think it counts, can I be the flautist? It's been a while since I've played the flute, but I woudn't mind giving it a whirl.

And I'd like to submit Circadian at http://eliza.inkbleedpress.com/journal/ and, if I'm allowed a second, Journey Mama at http://littlejourneymama.blogspot.com

Caryn said...

Oops. Somehow my second link didn't come through. It's supposed to be http://littlejourneymama.blogspot.com. Thanks!

Carol said...

Hi Caryn,
I've been on a Sabbatical for awhile and uncertain when the band will be playing next. I'll bookmark your nomination for future consideration. Thanks. I'll add your name to the FFMB.