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If you are linking up today, please read my request for the day. Sorry for the delay this morning. Life got in the way.

For over two years now, I have had the privilege of hosting the original Tasty Tuesday. It began at a time when there were only a handful of recipe link ups on the web, and I felt such joy seeing women connect through this venue of sharing recipes on line. We supported each other, commented and actually browsed the different links.
It was a unique and beautiful thing, but as the blogosphere grows, times change.
This past week,  I’ve shared my thoughts on women who write their own songs, and I know this to be true of many of you who link up each week.
You are women who have turned your can’ts into cans, and I LOVE that! I celebrate your dreams.
For me, my blog has grown through not just a lot of hard work, but also the beauty of community. Women encouraging each other. Women I trust in sharing my struggles with the balance of blogging. Women linking to me ,even when they have skyrocked to super star status or who build a group and help each other out.
I want that for all of you, but it means being willing to reach out to others. It means not being afraid to share your link love. When it comes to blog carnivals these days, community can’t happen if your sole purpose is to link and run on a regular basis.
I understand the desire for additional traffic from weekly memes; they are a great way to slowly build that, but I see many of the recipes here that link one post to many, many blogs. Often, we are busy women trying to balance it all, and just don’t have the time to do more than link and run. I totally understand that, but I want Tasty Tuesday to also be about building a community of women supporting each other.
So for today, I am asking that you choose only one recipe to link up this week, and commit to taking a few minutes to encourage those in this list of recipes. If you don’t have time to do that today, I understand, but ask that you wait till next week to link up again.

I see no additional traffic for whether there are five blogs encouraging each other or 500 bloggers supporting each other from this list, so let’s remind ourselves of the joy of this being about celebrating others.
Please visit the two blogs linked before you, celebrate them and leave a little comment love. (And I hope that didn’t sound like my lecture “mommy voice.” I want it to be my “These Women Rock” voice.)

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