Saturday, October 04, 2008

Blogging

Like a lot of other people there are times when I do wonder about blogging and whether I am talking to myself or not. In fact, today over at Despair.com I saw a new poster that could almost sum things up for me in the mood that I was in for the last few days. **Going off on a tangent here, but have you all visited Despair.com. They have some very funny demotivator posters over there!**


Don't get me wrong. I love blogging, I love visiting everyone's blogs, but sometimes I watch groups form of people who are obviously becoming close friends and I wonder if and why I sit on the peripheral of all that - a question that I often ask myself in real life as well! A sign of where my head is at I am sure!

But then, just as I am about to engage in a full on pity party, along came three blog awards to show me that I am may well be wrong! Michele from A Reader's Respite gave me the I Love Your Blog award. She also awarded it to Historical Tapestry which is awesome! And then I got that same award from Books and Other Stuff and Teddy at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time too. Thanks so much to all of you! I would love to give the award back to each of you, because I do love all of your blogs, but instead I am going to try and give them to a few different people!

The rules for this award are that you need to:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

Carolyn Jean from The Thrillionth Page - Always a lot of fun!

Zeek from The Way I See It - A mix of movies, life and reading. I always enjoy reading her posts.

Kerry from Saving my Sanity... One Stitch, One Scrap, One Page at a Time. Very talented with a needle (something that I am not, nor will ever be) and she reads as well!

Amy from Passages to the Past - another HF fan, and she has a really great template as well. Looks great Amy!

Bobbi from Bobbi's Book Nook - Recently she has been reviewing one of my first mystery series, which included my first literary crush. Jim Frayne, you rocked my world!

Kailana from The Written World - It was a bit quiet for a while over there, but appears to be back now. Besides, it's her birthday, so here's your present Kailana!

Raidergirl3 from AnAdventure in Reading - every Tuesday she asks 'Where are you now' - such a great question! I love hearing what books other bloggers are reading and where those books are set!



One final thing for this post, Bethany from B&b Ex Libris is starting a movement to Kill Word Verification. I must confess that mine is turned on, just because I assumed that I would get spammed without it, but I am willing to turn it off and see what happens. If I do start getting spammed, then I will turn it back on.

18 comments:

  1. Marg, what a wonderful surprise on a chilly friday afternoon. (Well, for you, I suppose it's morning). Anyway, thanks! And it's doubly sweet because this is my first award ever, and I got it from you and also Naida this week. Multiples like you. So cool. Okay, I'm going to get on this and hand out some myself.

    That demotivation poster: sad but sort of true, I sometimes think. Have a great weekend.

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  2. It's Saturday morning here, but we are sharing the chilly feeling though I think!

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  3. oh yay!! look at you! It is awesome that you are giving kill word verification a shot!!! so cool :)
    Thank you also for posting about it!!!

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  4. I've been away this week Marg and found keeping up with the blogs stuff quite difficult. Well done on the award(s)
    I like the image. One thing about a mesa- there is plenty of room on the top for others, once they get there.

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  5. Despair.com is one of my favorite online merchants. I've given their calendars to a number of people, and keep a poster of "Tradition" tacked to my office wall to remind myself that "we've always done it that way" isn't always the best answer.

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  6. Thanks for the award. Feel free to come by and visit any time, not just on Tuesdays!
    Love the poster.

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  7. I always read your posts! Don't necessarily always leave a comment though!

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  8. Congrats on the award, Marg! I've had those not so optimistic moods about blogging too, so I know the feeling. But know that I always enjoy reading your posts.

    I wish I could kill word verification. It is annoying, I agree, but I tried turning it off before and I got massive amounts of spam :/

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  10. Congrats on the awards!! I know exactly what you mean about "groups" forming on the blogosphere--I was actually just thinking about that the other day. Sometimes I feel like I sit on the periphery as well, but it takes a lot of time to form the relationships--I guess I never would have thought of an online forum being that way. Am I babbling? :) Need Morning Coffee...

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  11. I always read what you have to say, Marg. Blog away! I love that poster. I often feel that way :)

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  12. Well aren't you sweet! I will def. get to this and pay it forward!

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  13. Zeek, I'm not sweet! You deserve it babe!

    Chris, Trish and Nymeth, I am glad to know that I am not the only one who feels that way sometimes.

    In terms of the Kill word verification thing, I have been lucky so far and not had any. Perhaps I should check and see if I really did turn it off! LOL!

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  14. You know (I hope) that I love your blog. :) I haven't had enough time to comment as much recently, but you're on my Google reader and I love to see a new post pop up from you. I have felt the same way you have on so many occasions, but I'm trying to chalk it all up to insecurities. You will always be one of my favorites!

    BTW, I have rarely had any spam that has made it through wordpress' filters and I haven't had word verification since I moved away from blogger. I'll be interested to see how your experiment works.

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  15. I mentioned once as a comment on somebody's blog that there were cliques within the book blogging community and they disagreed with me. I think people are naturally drawn to those with their same reading interests and those they can relate to. You certainly won't find me hanging out with the romance bloggers. Not that they're a bad bunch, that's not what I mean, but I don't read romance. Anyways, you're not talking to yourself! I'm sure I can always do a better job leaving comments to let you know I've visited.

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  16. I've taken my word verication off too. You inspired me Marg!

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  17. I'm glad that I was able to make your day, along with SMPB,SLT!

    Best of everything!

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