I'll make up my own blogging etiquette, thank you very much!

All right. I admit it. I don't know blogging etiquette. If someone mentions one's blog and provides a link, does one thank them privately, on their blog or on one's own blog? Is this something the heirs to Amy Vanderbilt or Emily Post have addressed? Perhaps Miss Manners tackled this very vexing issue?

Oh, well. Thanks to comprehensive home training, I shall err on the side of excess. Thank you, thank you, Erin McKean of A Dress A Day http://www.dressaday.com/dressaday.html, Bloglines www.bloglines.com, and a huge, expansive, over-the-top thank you to the readers of both sites who have visited The Blue Gardenia Learns to Sow Her Blossoms. I hope you'll keep coming back!

And, of course, a very heartfelt, and even smarmy thanks to the readers who have been with me from the beginning! I appreciate you. Ever so.

I wish all of you a happy and safe 4th of July. And now, I am off to listen to Dave Alvin's Fourth of July while I prepare a patriotic feast for two. That is, after a nap and an hour or so with a good book.