Day 145. Oh My …

Apologies.  I’m at risk of repeating myself.  But there comes a point when even writers run out of words.  As challenging as 2012 has been for all of us, it has also Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpegbeen an exciting one, for me.  And I hope, for you, as well.

After years of writing various blogs on WordPress (I think it’s four), and trying different ‘subjects’,  ideas and voices, I’m finally ‘home’.  What I’m doing here, on 365, really works for me.  I love getting up every morning and writing this blog.  In fact, I can’t wait to get up every morning and get started.  It makes me happy.  It satisfies me.  And the best part is, you seem to like it, too.

You tell me every time you visit.  Every time you return.  Every time you ‘like’.  Every time you comment.

Seeing my ‘views’ increase all the time, watching my number of ‘followers’ grow and grow and grow is an absolute thrill.  Realizing, whenever I look at the map, just how far-reaching my blog is, absolutely amazes me. The response I got after being Freshly Pressed was ‘off the charts’.  An indescribable feeling.

As if all this isn’t beyond fabulous, a number of you have thought enough of what I’m writing, to give me several Continue reading

Day 140. I’m Blushing

Honestly, I don’t know what to say.  It’s an embarrassment of riches.  Back in October, a fellow blogger nominated my blog for the Lovely Blogger Award.  Just a week or so ago, inspiringbloggerawardanother blogger gave me the 2012 Blog of the Year Award.  And then a couple of days later, one of my posts was Freshly Pressed.  There’s no question, I’ve received more than my fair share of recognition, lately.

And now there’s more.  Which is why my face is flushed.  I’m not someone who craves the spotlight.

Last Saturday Mavis, who writes Mavimet’s Weblog, nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  I was only introduced to Mavis’s blog recently, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far.  Two of her ‘weaknesses’ are chocolate and popcorn; and she writes about pets and life, including Africa.  Of course given my affection for Continue reading

Day 131. Another Award

Honestly, I don’t know what to say.  I have been getting such a good response to my blog.  I’ve had my fair share of visits, follows, ‘likes’ and comments.  Not so longBlog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg ago the film and travel-loving author of MANNINGTREE ARCHIVE nominated me for the One Lovely Blogger Award .

And last night I returned home from a night out, to find the brains and talent behind one of my favourite blogs, Evil Squirrel’s Nest, had chosen me, (and several other very worthy recipients), for The 2012 Blog of the Year Award.

Over the years in my professional career as a copywriter and creative director, my work has been recognized many, many times.  And I’m very grateful for it.  My greatest satisfaction, however, is when my work is liked by those who read it.  Those who choose to read it.  When they appreciate it.  When they think it is worthy of mention.

When we nominate each other, it’s significant.  Because we’re peers.  Fellow bloggers.  And fellow readers.  There is so much available in the blogosphere.  So much really wonderful, wonderful work.  Which is why I Continue reading