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I’m an award-winning blogger

January 29, 2011

When I started this blog, I knew there was a blogosphere. I knew there were mommy bloggers and that some of those bloggers got awards for their blogs. But I thought they were all big awards. You know, maybe not the Oscars of Blogging but at least the Golden Globes. I didn’t know there were so many different awards – big ones and small ones and poignant ones and funny ones. Some that are given out once a year and some that are given out anytime, to anyone, on a pay-it-forward basis.

Now I know about these, and especially the last, because I got one. Yay!

The super-cute (and Canadian!) Leighann at The Endless Rant of a Multitasking Mumma presented this award to me on the 24th and it seriously made my day.

There are rules for this award, so in the spirit of playing along I’m going to reveal 7 things about myself and then pass the award on to 7 others. (I think sometimes people do 15 & 15 with this award but (a) I don’t know if I know 15 other bloggers yet and (b) I can probably barely think of 7 things about myself never mind 15 and (c) Leighann did 7 so I’m going to take that as permission to do 7 too. So there.)

  1. I don’t understand parsley. Truly. What’s the point?
  2. I can count on much less than one hand the number of cups of coffee I have consumed in my whole entire life.
  3. I have the first three seasons of The Big Bang Theory on my computer and have watched each episode about eleventy-million times.
  4. I’ve done two solo backpacking trips and I think those experiences are a large part of who I am today.
  5. One of those trips involved driving through the Australian outback with truckers. Just me and some truckers I hadn’t met before (but one of them was a friend of a friend, so it was okay).
  6. A lot of people I know think I don’t drink, but I actually just don’t drink much. I have no moral, philosophical or other objection to alcohol. The truth is I just don’t like it much, and as a result I really can’t hold my liquor. Talk about a cheap date. So I don’t really drink when I go out “for drinks” because I usually have my car with me and want to be able to get home. Leaving it somewhere and having to go back and pick it up is way more of a pain to me than it’s worth.
  7. I have a blog related to my work (sort of) but still used to think I wasn’t a blogger. Well I know I’m only about a month into this, but I am. I totally am. I’m loving this. I just had to find my muse, and it turns out mine is about about 3 feet tall.

And now to pay it forward. The Stylish Blogger Award goes to…

James at James & Jax because she seems lovely and is very honest.

Angie at On the rocks and straight up because I just really like her style.

Grace at Arms Wide Open because she’s in my PPD crowd and because she moved to Mexico. I know! Fascinating.

Susanne at Ghostwriter Mummy because though her heartbreak is different than mine, she’s gone through it (twice) and is doing what I’m doing – writing about it and building a community around it. Plus, she seems wicked smart.

Brandon at Brandon the Duncan. Yes, he’s a man. Yes, he will probably accept this award and not freak out because it’s girly. I know that because I found him through The Red Dress Club, a community of writers who are mostly (all?) women and that didn’t faze him one bit.

Sarah at Paul & Sarah because I’ve known Sarah for a long, long time (she’s an “Internet friend” I’ve actually met in person). She’s smart and strong and I love reading about her journey with her long-awaited son.

Carri at Adventures in Mommyhood because she’s just sassy. And if sassy doesn’t warrant an award, I don’t know what does.

Big thanks to Leighann for the award and all those above who inspire me with their words.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle permalink
    February 1, 2011 1:49 pm

    I think getting an award a month into blogging has got to be some kind of record! I am glad that this community you are building is so supportive and recognizes you for your writing. I can think of a million awards you should get, not all of them blog-related. Keep up the inspiring, heartfelt and honest writing my beautiful sister!

  2. January 30, 2011 11:27 am

    Parsley is definitely over rated. Does it even have a taste to it?
    Congrats on the award my dear! You totally deserve it.
    PS. How do you survive on no coffee? I would die.

  3. January 30, 2011 5:18 am

    You so deserve this award! You are lovely!!

  4. January 29, 2011 8:57 pm

    LOL! Thanks! My first award! (((BOWS))) Thank you, thank you…

    This is so unexpected… I didn’t even prepare a speech… 😉

    Let me get my blog re-situated and I will play along. I’m migrating to a self hosted account so I can have pages (esp. for stuff like this), and I am going to be away from the internet for the next couple weeks (work), so it will take me a little while… I promise I will come back and get it though.

    Thanks again! Talk to you soon!

  5. Briegh permalink
    January 29, 2011 8:23 pm

    R – I am sitting here HOWLING. In response to #6: Remember our celebration night – or whatever it was called – at that shady bar (Blue Pearl?). I DO. It was fun. “Wait – is your car a stick?? I can’t drive a stick.” And then M drove your car, and I drove hers… Hmm, maybe you don’t remember that night as clearly as I do. Bwahahaha.

    • January 29, 2011 8:33 pm

      Hey, I didn’t say I NEVER drink! 😉 And I do remember that night. SO fun. And leaving my car out in the boonies was totally worth it that night, even though I felt really bad for M the next morning when she had to come and pick me up for class and I was so hung over I couldn’t figure out how to give her directions to get to my house.

      But still. You can stop laughing now. (Ha ha.)

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