Oooh, tomorrow…back to work after 6 weeks off (sob). Best not to think about it – will focus on something better – today, and more specifically, who makes my day!
I’ve been honoured in the last couple of days by Del, Lilypily,and Rachael with the “You make my Day” award and Rhiannon with the “Spread the Love” award (my, it’s a wonder my head still fits through the door!). I love this thing about blogging – these awards (Nice Matters, Rockin’ Girl Blogger, You make my Day, Spread the Love and so on) are like random acts of kindness. You start out blogging, maybe you’ve been reading a bunch of blogs already and feel inspired to start your own. You join some blogrings, you comment on people’s blogs, they comment on yours, other people comment on yours, you find new blogs through the blogs you already like and you build up a little community of blog friends, some of whom you are lucky enough to be able to meet in real life as well (it’s a story I’ve told before, I know).
And then these awards (you like me, you really like me!) (I know, you probably need to be “of a certain age” to get that reference! And I even misquoted it!) come along and it’s like the icing on the cake (and don’t even get me started on the generosity of bloggers in relation to giveaways and charitable works). Completely unexpected and so lovely to be thought of in this context.
Thank you so much for these awards – it really made my day (or more correctly, my week!). Now I’m supposed to nominate 10 bloggers in return. And it’s hard, almost too hard. Firstly, right back at each of you for thinking of me. And then to everyone else whose blog I read (and most particularly the ones I comment on) and to everyone who comments here – each comment makes my day, and each time your blog is highlighted in Bloglines makes my day – and believe me, I check both my blog and Bloglines a lot because I so love reading your posts and comments!
Finally, I wanted to give a shout out to some blogs which I am relatively new to reading. I’ve only picked up a small number of blogs in the last couple of months – I already had over 130 in my Bloglines as it was! But looking at these awards and clicking through the links to new blogs reminds me it is worth checking out new ones more often, because it really is a great world out there full of great people.
So in no particular order, some of my more recent additions include:
So spread the love, tell those around you (in blogworld or in real life) that they make your day. It’s worth it.