People are actually reading my blog

Even though I have been blogging a few months now, I still can’t get over that initial shock that people (not family) are reading my blog.  The fact that people have liked my blog enough to leave comments, engage me in conversations, and nominate my blog for awards is nothing short of rewarding.

So I would like to take a moment with this post and share the love with my fellow bloggers.  There are so many awesome blogs I follow I wish I could put them all here but I have had to limit myself.  If you are wondering why I am doing one large post with several awards, that is easy.  I am a procrastinator who is also A) insecure (do they really mean me?) and B) an introvert (they want to know what?) — don’t I sound like the life of the party?

Anyway, without further delay (drum roll please) here are the blog award nominations:

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thank you to Carrie Rubin  http://carrierubin.com/ for her nomination. Carrie was my first blog follower and for that I am forever grateful! Now to receive the award,  I must share seven things about myself and pass the award onto more bloggers.

  1. Favorite color: Black (although I think it is technically not a colour).
  2. Favorite animal: Animal (from the Muppets)
  3. Favorite number: 111
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink: as if
  5. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook – go ahead, friend me (Janet Koops)
  6. My passion: Writing
  7. Getting or giving presents: Giving.

Blog Nominations:

stray lower http://wherepleasantfountainslie.wordpress.com/

My Writing Challenge http://mywritingnotebook.com/

Redwater Ramblings http://everedwater.wordpress.com/

Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride http://susielindau.com/

The Art Motel http://theartmotel.wordpress.com/

Linda Townsdin http://lindatownsdin.wordpress.com/

Jones’n after 40 http://jonesingafter40.wordpress.com/

Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to http://icklekins.wordpress.com/ , http://robinhawke.wordpress.com/ and http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/ for the nomination for this award.  These are the rules of the award, as listed on the VBA Rules page:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. Include a link to their blog. Next, select blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly, and nominate bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. Include a link!
  • Finally, say 7 things about yourself.

Here goes it:

  1. Favorite pattern: Plaid
  2. Favorite day of the week: Monday
  3. Favorite flowers: Gerbera Daisy
  4. Married on single: Married
  5. Favorite car: Prius
  6. Favorite sports team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  7. Favorite book: Too many to list

Blog Nominations:

The View Outside http://the-view-outside.com/

Madison Woods http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/

Elena Caravela http://elenacaravela.wordpress.com/

Jennifer M. Eaton http://jennifermeaton.com/

BeKindRewrite http://bekindrewrite.net/

Elmowrites http://elmowrites.wordpress.com/

 

Awesome Blog Content

A huge thanks goes to Jeannette Monahan at http://jeannettemonahan.wordpress.com/ for the nomination of this one.  Here are my ABCs – things I like or words that describe me. (Jeannette, you might notice some of are letters are the same!)

A bit clumsy

Backbone

Coffee

Dreamer

Emotional (been known to cry at TV commercials)

Forgetful

Gullible

Humour, good sense of

Introvert

Jack Daniels

Kisses

Liberal

Motherhood

Naïve

Optimistic

Peanut butter

Quiet

Reader

Socks rarely match

Tequila

Umpire (to my kids)

Vanilla

Writer

X Chromosome (I have 2)

Young at Heart

Zepplin

Blog Nominations:

allison greyhurst poety http://allisongrayhurst.com/

spilling some http://namelessneed.wordpress.com/

Café Diaries http://cafediaries.wordpress.com/

Ironwoodwind http://ironwoodwind.wordpress.com/

Quill Shiv http://quillshiv.wordpress.com/

Df barker – restless art http://francisbarkerart.com/

Robin Hawke http://robinhawke.wordpress.com/

And lastly, thank you to Vikki from http://the-view-outside.com/ for her nomination for the  Kreativ Blogger award.  My original acceptance of the nomination can he found here.

Yours in blogging,

Janet
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27 comments
    • Janet said:

      Yes it is. Thanks so much.

  1. crubin said:

    Your blog awards are well-earned. Not only do I look forward to your posts, I know they will be brief, an asset when one follows many blogs. 🙂 And it’s pretty cool to know I was your first follower.

    Thanks for the laugh-out-loud with this: “Favorite non-alcoholic drink: as if”. That tequila keeps finding its way in here, doesn’t it?…

    • Janet said:

      Thanks Carrie, and yes, tequila and I have this thing…

  2. Congratulations to you Janet and thank you so much for the award!
    I will look forward to reading the blogs on your list that I am not familiar with.

    • Janet said:

      That’s my favourite part of the blog awards, finding new blogs you haven’t found on your own yet.

  3. Congrats, congrats, congrats and ..thanks so much Janet.

    • Janet said:

      My pleasure. Like I said, your projects are wonderful.

  4. Jonesingafter40 said:

    Hi Janet! First of all, congrats to you! I for one appreciate your ability to express thoughts and ideas in such a concise way. Thank you for thinking of me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It really means a lot to me. Glad to have met you in the blogosphere! 🙂

  5. Awe! Thanks for thinking of me. I really appreciate it. It’s pretty cool when people start following you, isn’t it?

  6. Thank you so much Janet – and congratulations on your 3 nominations! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blogs and also nominate me. It must have taken you a long time to write this post!
    Keep up the great work
    Sandra 🙂

  7. I know exactly and really exactly how you feel ; )
    My expectations of being read by anyone are further reduced because I have not yet even shared with family and friends – –
    So, thank you for following and the nomination – I will respond and soon as I figure it all out ; )
    I think I am close but in disbelief!
    Thank you for your continued inspiration!!!

  8. woo-hoo! Good for you Janet! And I knew we had to have some things in common. 😉

  9. Thank you! and Congratulations! I believe this hit while I was away. Just catching up, and with taxes…can’t wait to read more of your posts. Robin

  10. sued51 said:

    Congrats on all your awards, Janet, and thanks for liking my poetry post!

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