Giving Thanks

Drayney had never heard of Thanksgiving before crash-landing into Azeroth.  She figured it was just some strange human holiday she didn’t need to concern herself with.  It wasn’t until a friendly commoner around Stormwind mentioned they were looking for help cooking just outside of the gates that she decided to see what it was about.  She couldn’t believe the tables of feasts set up, and that anyone, Horde or Alliance could come and share in the bounty.

She spotted a man standing on a bale of hay, looking very in-charge, so she asked him what was going on.  He told her more about the holiday, and asked since, being a mage, she specialized in traveling to the various capital cities, if she would help deliver Stormwind’s bounty to the other gatherings.  As Drayney traveled and gained the Spirit of Sharing, she began to realize how special this time was.  She had a lot to be thankful for, and a lot of special people to thank.  She called up her sister Draynee and tell her all about it.  They decided together to make a new family tradition and let all the fly people in their lives know how greatful they are!

The tables are so big!

I’ve lurked around the Blog Azeroth forums for a while now, and contemplated doing a Shared Topic post, but this is my first actual one.  I am really thankful for all my blog readers, and the fellow bloggers I’ve gotten know, so the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event is the perfect first shared topic!

I want to start by thanking Effy and Kamalia.  Before I started blogging, I didn’t know much about the WoW blogging community.  I’ve always read WoW Insider, but I didn’t really know about the individuals out there blogging.  I came across Effy’s old blog I think by searching for Draenei blog, or something similar on google.  I was pretty excited to find another Draenei enthusiast out there!  I’m not sure how I came across Kamalia’s blog, but her love of the also-hooven Tauren was wonderful to read about.  So, Effy was the first person to comment on my blog, and Kam was the first person to Blogroll me.  It was so wonderful and it really gave me confidence to move forward.

Next, a huge ‘thank you’ to Ironyca and Noelani of Wow Roleplay Gear.  Along with Elvine, they host the fantastic WoW Factor transmog shows.  After winning my second Proudmoore Wow Factor show, I wanted to email them and thank for their hard work in doing the shows.  I was really nervous about it just coming across as a ‘self-promotion’ letter, but they were sooo nice!  They really helped get my blog out there by putting it on their blogroll.  I even got to guest-judge one of the shows!

JD from Amateur Azerothian deserves a /cheer along with his thanks.  From putting on the Mogolympics to just generally being an awesome guy, I am very thankful to know him.  I have so much fun running Laid Back Raids with him and his crew.

Finally, thanks to all the other bloggers for just being awesome and creative, and adding giggles, inspiration, and knowledge to my WoW life!  Also, thanks again to my readers and fellow Draenei Enthusiasts, you guys rock!

Food Fight!  JD totally started it!


-- Draynee
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3 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. Hi Draynee, Thanks for catching up on participating on Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2012 this year. Its nice to see a new face around. So thank you for doing that and also this is a lovely post and your story behind it inspires me as well and Im sure for others as well.

    the names you mentioned are great bloggers and friends around the WoW blogging community. JD actually Im the one who introduced him to Blog Azeroth so his blog and himself can be more recognized but I know hes been for a while. I took a break from the game as well as my blogging but I was still able to actively moderating Blog Azeroth at my spare time. The WoW Blogging community and the community events bring us all together so its really nice.

    Anyway, Thanks again for sharing this. Im glad you got around Blog Azeroth so I welcome you myself. Have a great holiday hon. Take care!

  2. Awww, thank you! I’m so glad to know you, too! 😀

  3. LOL, that JD is a real character…

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