I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 4 months already! I have published 75 posts (76 including this one) and written countless more that never saw the light of day, which is a good thing. In fact, there are several of the published ones I wish I could take back. But I digress.
Every single time I click the “publish” button, I’m absolutely convinced I’m wasting my time; that no one is going to read the random ramblings of my scattered brain. Inexplicably, the hits and comments keep coming. As of this moment, these are my stats:
- 10,095 Hits
- 765 Comments (As I respond to all comments like a considerate blogger should, the actual number of comments is more like 382)
That is so exciting and I want to thank all the loyal readers who come back day after day and
feed my blogging obsession and rapidly inflating ego offer their support.
Amazingly, the blogging love doesn’t stop there. I received a very prestigious award from Emily over at Paroxysm of Outrageous Random News, aka P.O.R.N. Emily knows a great deal about branding and effective advertising, wouldn’t you say? I wanted to make sure I explained that title before certain friends and family freaked out after seeing the title of my award. In light of a few recent posts, I fear some may already be under the impression I’m living a secret life.
In keeping with the blogging reciprocity code, I am required to pass on this award to fellow bloggers in four predetermined categories.
- People Person This is for the blogger I can depend upon to read and comment on all my posts. This is a no-brainer. For this category, the award goes to teamoyeniyi. She was my first non-family-or-friend comment and I believe she has commented on every post since she found me. Her blog about breaks my heart but it looks like there are happier times on the horizon.
- Old Fart This is for the blogger who has been with me the longest. I don’t know if it’s technically allowed, but this award also has to go to teamoyeniyi. What can I say? I know I can always depend on her. She’s awesome and I love her!
Reader’s Choice I’ve only recently discovered this awesomely hilarious blogger but it’s no contest. For this category I choose Don’t Make That Face. If you like colorful and sometimes demented humor, head on over there. You won’t be disappointed. Shocked and blushing slightly, yes, but not disappointed. Seriously though, she has Lloyd Dobler as her Tumblr Button. Could there be anybody more worthy?
- Noob This award is for the newbie blogger who shows real promise and only needs encouragement to achieve blogging greatness. I choose,as my Newbie with the most potential, The Art of Variety. This guy is wicked smart and funny. He reviews books, shares his globe-trotting experiences, and is good for a philosophical discussion, too. I’ve noticed he’s falling off his posting a bit and I think he needs some love and support. Please, pay him a visit.
Whew. That was harder than I thought it would be. I read a lot of excellent blogs and I wish I could give them all an award. This blogging thing is harder than it looks. I’ve been very fortunate to find a loving and supportive group of blogging buddies and look forward to continuing the ride.
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well” ~Voltaire