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 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

My Writing Challenge

Redwater Ramblings

Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride

The Art Motel

Linda Townsdin

Jones’n after 40

Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to , and 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

Madison Woods

Elena Caravela

Jennifer M. Eaton




Awesome Blog Content

A huge thanks goes to Jeannette Monahan at 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




Emotional (been known to cry at TV commercials)



Humour, good sense of


Jack Daniels






Peanut butter



Socks rarely match


Umpire (to my kids)



X Chromosome (I have 2)

Young at Heart


Blog Nominations:

allison greyhurst poety

spilling some

Café Diaries


Quill Shiv

Df barker – restless art

Robin Hawke

And lastly, thank you to Vikki from for her nomination for the  Kreativ Blogger award.  My original acceptance of the nomination can he found here.

Yours in blogging,

    • 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. Kourtney Heintz said:

    Congrats cubed! 😉

  5. 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! 🙂

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

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!!!

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

  10. 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

  11. sued51 said:

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

  12. namelessneed said:

    thanx, I enjoy looking in on yr work, regularly

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