Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Happy anniversary, an award and post no. 991

Three years ago today, I started started this blog. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it except use it as a different venue for writing other than newspaper articles. A creative outlet, as it were.

I knew this anniversary was coming up and I had hoped this would be post 1,000 but I am a few short. So I am celebrating with post number 991. I guess next week I will hit 1,000.

Stopping this blog is not an option. I enjoy writing it, even if sometimes I scratch my head over what to put on here. I have made many friends and have met in person some wonderful ladies I would not have met otherwise. Or maybe I would have - like does attract like. At any rate, I wish to thank you, dear reader, whoever you are. I know many of you don't leave comments and I hope that I don't disappoint you when you visit.

Amy Tate over at The Virginia Scribe earlier this week honored me and my blog with the Premios Dardos Award. This is "an award for bloggers who distinguish themselves for showing cultural values, ethics, great and fun writing skills, as well as individual values, through their creative writing."

I am very grateful to her for nominating my blog for this award. I met Amy in person at a Roanoke Pen Women meeting in June. She is a delightful soul and I wish her much success in her publishing endeavors.

Amy nominated several other blogs I read for the award, blogs that I would have elected to nominate as well. For example, I would have nominated my friend Becky over at Peevish Pen.

At least one blog I would nominate (The Blue Ridge Gal), doesn't accept awards. So I am going to suggest that you, dear reader, slip over to read her blog and also landuvmilknhoney, Loose Leaf Notes and the Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl, which are three blogs I think worthy of this award. But most of the blogs listed on my blog are good reading.

If you read my blog and would like this award because you think your work meets the qualifications, please accept it and let me know that you have done so. I would like to read your work too, if I don't already!

And as for me, I will be busy thinking about tomorrow, and my next Thursday Thirteen.


  1. Thank you so much, Anita!

    What an honor. I have truly enjoyed getting to know you through blogland. Can't believe I used to make fun of bloggers. Now am one. Thanks for the encouragement. Glad you are keeping up the good work over there. Please pull out that novel and get to work!!!

  2. Happy Blog Anniversary, Anita! I'm so glad you're going to keep writing your blog. I enjoy your posts and admire your discipline in writing almost every day. (I'm afraid I've been guilty of severe Blog Negligence this summer! I'll do better in the fall.)

    Thanks so much for honoring my blog. I'm very grateful to be recognized by a fellow writer. That means a lot. And I think your other choices are very good ones. There's a lot of great writing out there in Blogland.

  3. a very happy blog anniversary to you. that is a lot of posts.
    the only person you need to please is yourself in your writing and if others enjoy it, an added bonus. i think many times we worry too much about what others might think of our creations.

    i know my toughest critic is myself; and, when i put my photographs on my blog i so want them to be perfect for my skill level. i know i am a work in progress with my photography. for me, honing my skills is part of the fun.

    know, i do stop by often and read your blog and some times don't comment. but, i do enjoy your posts.

    have a wonderful day.

  4. Happy Anniversay, Anita.. You know I love your blog and try to check in daily... sometimes life gets in the way though.

    Thanks also for the nomination... Love awards but just find I don't have or take the time to post and acknowledge them properly... hence I decided months ago to go award free.

    Oh, and your words never disappoint my dear.

    The Blue Ridge Gal
    (grandkids arriving today so busy busy busy for a few days)

  5. Congratulations! I'm glad you've stuck with it as I enjoy coming over and seeing what you're up to.

  6. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. I just checked and I am at 1,384 blog entries, started posting in the spring of 2005.

    Thanks for the shout out. I enjoy my circle of visits and visitors, this blog included!


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