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For my Bloggy Friends

Posted by on 17 October 2008

I’ve been the receiver of some very nice awards.  I truly appreciate every single one that I get.  Sometimes, I wonder if I’m worthy.

Since my creativity hasn’t been working lately, I’ve been on the search for some blog awards to show my friends how much I appreciate them.  Oh I’m sure in some ways they know.  Still, it’s nice to show it so that it’s certain.  In my quest, I finally came across the blog Teacher Turned Mommy by an ex Kindergarten teacher that’s now busy being a mom.  She’d received quite a few awards herself and so, she decided to make some to give to her friends.  I’d seen one of them in particular on just a couple other blogs and really liked it.  Then I found another of hers.  After close inspection of her blog, I didn’t see any “rules” that went along with using them and from her comments, she seemed happy that others were using them.  So, in my appreciation for her cute blog awards and no “rules”, I’d like to encourage all of you to check out Lori’s blog.

Now, on to the awards!!  As we all know, comments can mean so much.  Sometimes it’s just that recognition that someone read your post.  Sometimes it just makes you feel better if you’re sick or down.  Sometimes it’s even a competition.  No matter the reason, comments help make a blog what it is and let us know who’s reading our blog and how they feel about it.  To the people who’s comments I look forward to, no matter how often or how seldom, this award is for you!! 

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The “Your comments make my heart sing” award goes to:

1.  Kathy at Kathalog

2.  Rachel at Following in my Shoes

3.  Annette at Under the Loupe

and, although he doesn’t have a blog….

4.  Edward 

Next is the blogs that you just have to read everyday.  Sometimes you’re just too busy to get to them everyday, so you have to play catch-up when you have the time.  If you don’t visit them as often as possible, you really feel like you’re missing something.  It doesn’t matter the reason, they’re just the blogs that you love.  For those blogs I just can’t miss, this award is for you!!

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The “I love your blog to pieces” award goes to:

1.  Debbie & Shawna at Mommie Mayhem

2.  June Clever After a 6-Pack

3.  Debator at Debator Debates

4.  Christina at Mustard Seeds

And finally, there’s those that fit BOTH categories!!  I think just about everyone fits this one, but I had to narrow it down.  Those that get both, the “Your comments make my heart sing” and the “I love your pieces” awards are:

1.  Tammy at A Day to Share with Tammy

2.  Laura at Still Crazy After all These Years

3.  Debbie at Almost…Daily Brain Farts of an Airhead Mom

4.  Dawn at Dawn’s Diversions  

5.  Angie at 7 Clown Circus

6.  Elaine at Totally Like Me

Now remember, there’s no “rules” that go with these.  If you want to pass them on, then please do.  Just be sure to link back to the creator of the awards as Lori at Teacher Turned Mommy does deserve credit for them.  If you so choose, do nothing with them.  Display them or just keep them tucked away, the decision is all yours!!  I do hope that you all enjoy them and know that I think everyone who reads my blog deserves something just for taking the time to stop by!!

23 Responses to For my Bloggy Friends

  1. Laura

    Awwwwwwwwwww, thank you! And no rules to boot! Fantastic! 🙂

  2. Christina

    You are just too sweet!
    Thanks you soooooooooo much for being a supportive reader. You ROCK!
    ~Christina

  3. Tammy Warren

    Oh, how sweet is this. You are so kind to me. I have so much that is going on in my life lately. I will try to follow this up with a email to share.

    I do love awards! This one especially. I hope my blog does lift the spirits of some. I know us women have a tough row to guide. We love it though. You never complain and are always so upbeat. When I make a post and I am writing…I sometimes “grin ;}…I think of my readers and what they might say. I always know that you never have a negative thought…if so rarely.

    You are truly a happy person.

  4. kathy in colorado

    OMGoodness, Elaine! Thank you so much! I’m going to get going on this this weekend.

    I’ve been super busy this past week with a death in the family, (my mother-in-law who I moved her to take care of this past year), a new birth (as you know, I’m a grandma) and my youngest turning 11. (today)

    I miss blogging but haven’t found the time and have been just too tired. Stopped by to see if anything new was happening with you.

    Kathy
    http://kathalog.typepad.com/

  5. Dawn

    You are definitely a supportive reader! Thank you Elaine! You made my Friday!!! You are just one of the most thoughtful people in the big blog world! 🙂 xo Dawn

  6. Edward

    How nice of you!! ,and I sent Miss K something to forward to you, It’s called simbeta mars, or simmars. You get to build mars colonies!!!

  7. Debbie

    Thank you so much Elaine. You are too nice.

    I just wanted to say: I believe I look forward to Edward’s comments as much as your posts. LOL Hey, maybe he could be a guest blogger sometime. 🙂 Sounds like he enjoys computer games. Maybe he could talk about that.

  8. Edward

    Yes I do enjoy computer games. When I get a new computer game Elaine Knows what it is, I
    tell her everything,and I’ll bring Rollercoaster Tycoon tommorrow, see you at church.

  9. Elaine-totallylike

    woooohoooo!!! awards!!!! thank you so much sister!!! i have to put them on my regular blog coz there’s nowhere to display awards on my photoblog lol no sidebar! you’re so sweet darlin’ 🙂 (and your comments make my heart sing tooooo)

  10. Elaine

    Laura, you’re very welcome!! I was happy there wasn’t “rules” too!!

    Christina, you’re welcome!! I don’t comment often, but I check your blog all the time. You’re such a great source and I hope that more people learn about your blog and all you share!!

  11. Elaine

    Tammy, you’re very deserving of it!! I truly enjoy your blog and look forward to it. I also look forward to what you have to say to me on mine.

    Thank you for all your kind words. You’re a blog friend blessing!!

  12. Elaine

    Kathy, I’m so glad you found your way back to my blog!! I know you’ve been busy and just got to be grandma. I’m quite behind myself and didn’t even get to your blog to let you know about this. Sorry!!

    I promise to be by soon to get caught up. I’m also adding you to my blogroll so I don’t miss you!!

  13. Elaine

    Dawn, thank you for your kind words. That means alot to me!! I enjoy your blog a great deal and am glad that you visit mine. You deserve this!!

    Edward, you’re a good kid and most of the time, you leave nice comments. I’m glad you take the time to check out what I have to say!! Don’t think about getting access to my account though!! HAHA

  14. Elaine

    Debbie, thank you and you deserve this. I love your blog and I’m so glad you got started on it. I don’t know about Edward as a guest blogger though. Maybe if he told me what to type out. No access for him to my account!! HAHA

    Elaine, my kindred blog sister….I do enjoy your new blog, although I miss the other one. You have great photos. I do try to keep up with you and I know you check in on me. Keep up your great work with the photos!!

    Is that singing I hear!?!?

  15. Lori (teacher turned mommy)

    Thank you so much for the acknowledgment of my awards! Yes, you are correct there are no “rules” attached… I hate being told how to pass on an award.

    And, thank you for the kind words about my blog

  16. Rachel L

    Thanks — you’re awesome!

  17. Elaine

    Lori, thank you for creating such cute awards with no rules. It makes them so fun to share!! I also appreciate you coming by to check out my blog. I added you to my blogroll and plan on checking in on your blog when I can.

  18. Elaine

    Rachel, I’m so glad you found your way back to find your award. I haven’t had time to notify everyone yet, so I’m glad you stopped by. I do look forward to you visiting my blog.

  19. kathy in colorado

    Hi Elaine, I finally responded to this – I’m trying to slow down however I’m trying to do that right at the beginning of the busiest time of year. 🙂 Didn’t you also send me a ghost button? I’ve gotta go look for that.

  20. Debbie

    Thank you so much !! So sorry I’m late. Things have been nuts !! How are you ?

  21. annettepiper

    Thanks so much (again!!!). Finally got around to doing this !!! http://annettepiperjewellery.blogspot.com/2008/10/coolah-spring-garden-festival-and.html

  22. Elaine

    Kathy, thanks for the great write-up on your blog. Your comments do mean alot and I appreciate it!!

    You’re very welcome, Debbie!! I’m glad I could give it to you without any “rules”!!

    Annette, I really enjoy your blog and am so glad that you visit me. Great write-up about it….thanks!!

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