Monday, January 12, 2009

Thank You To The Blogger Team

Much to my astonishment, a few days ago the Blogger team chose me as one of their "Blogs of Note". Moi? Oh, goodness! I am honored that my boring-little-blog has passed muster, as the saying goes. But more than that, I am very pleased that so many of you wonderful folks have visited me, and have posted lively, witty and intelligent comments, and have added your names to my followers. I love meeting new people, and over the next few days (weeks?) I plan to visit each one of you. In addition, I have had folks ask me if they can link to my blog, to which I reply, "Absolutely!" That is what blogging is all about.

I often think of blogging as being similar to the little Russian matryoshka nesting dolls, where inside one you will find another, and another, and another ... That is the beauty of blogging. Click on one link, and it leads to another, and another, and another ... I have found blogging to be a wonderful way to find out about other people all over the world -- their lives, their customs, their ideas, their hobbies and interests, and their likes and dislikes. The one thing I have learned is that, the more differences we have, the more we are the same. Somehow, I find that very reassuring.

Thank you all for visiting my blog, and I hope you do have the opportunity to come back again soon.

31 comments:

Susana said...

Hi there! Congrats about the Blog of Note... that's how I found your blog a few days ago and now check it every day. It's excellent. My two blogs are in Spanish (I started a new one yesterday), so not sure whether you'll be interested... I love reading yours in any case! Greetings from a small village in the province of Teruel, Spain!

nomore said...

I will wait for you...my yellow ribbons will wait for u....anytime I'm OK....lol.....Congrats the blog of notes.....again........

Rachella said...

Greetings from London. I also found you on "Blogs of Note."

Brian Miller said...

nice analogy for blogging...congrats on Blog of Note.

Book pusher said...

Hi Jo, I also found you via "Blogs of note" and I'm glad I did, you write a great blog. Loved the analogy in this post, also really enjoyed the story of Bill. Your post on the car companies also struck a cord. I look forward to reading more.

rabbi lars shalom said...

see here, a majority of thousands!!!!

The Grandpa said...

Congratulations, Jo. You certainly deserve it.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wow! Blog of Note! I hope some of your shine will rub off on me too. Congrats!

XUP said...

Rock on J!!

Smalltown RN said...

Gosh Joise...I can remember back when you where quesitoning your blogging...and now here you are...a "Blogger of Note" My goodness girl...I have watched your audience has grown ..but then I have often told you...you bring something crisp and new...at the same time you say it as you see it....and I have always loved how you often encorporate art with your posts. I often wondered if it is the art that prompts you to your post or the post to the art? Kinda chicken and egg thing....either way it works for me...

Congrats!!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Congrats, kiddo! There's nothing I like better than starting my day off with a visit to your blog. You certainly deserve being "The Blog of Note".

And speaking of Awards (I hope you don't mind this promotion of another blog, Jo....I wrote a post today to give a final push for the Weblog Awards. No...I'm not the person honored with such a prestigious nomination, but a blog that I love to read has been nominated for Best Parenting Blog. The guy who writes the blog is a stay at home dad for twin girls and he is just hilarious. He doesn't just write about the funny and cute moments, though. One of his twin girls has been having horrible seizures which seem to be escalating as time goes on. This guy is amazing and deserves the award.

He's ahead in the polls by a fraction so far and he can use your vote! You could go directly to his blog, "Looky Daddy" and click onto a hot link in his post.

Thank you Jo and everyone...and again, CONGRATULATIONS, JO!!!!!

ea monroe said...

Congrats, Josie! I remember way back when you were Pretty in Pink and first meeting you through Ivan and then coming over to meet you again! Lots of laughs! ~Liz, Sistah Quark

PS -- I miss blogging, but I do have a myspace page now although I forget half the time to even check it!

Ruth W. said...

Jo, I guess you just don't know how talented you really are. Your writings are exquisite and you paintings are wonderful.

Just keep doing both!!!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Congratulations Jo! I just love your posts.

"I often think of blogging as being similar to the little Russian matryoshka nesting dolls, where inside one you will find another, and another, and another ... That is the beauty of blogging."

Well, that's just beautiful.

I'm glad I found you on Blogs of Note and I look forward to many more of your posts.

Peace - Rene

Pauline said...

well worth following!

VioletSky said...

Jo, you must be feeling rather overwhelmed!! I've never seen so many "followers" on any other blog before! I've noticed that many people have popped on over to my blog from yours and feel a certain honour to be so connected.

Now, if only you could quit your day job...

denese said...

Your blog isn't 'boring.' Don't put yourself down! You appeal to our everyday lives while adding a sprinkle of art education. I swear you look familiar. From woman to woman: I think you're onto something-- keep following your bliss (intuition).

D

Leah Fry said...

I look forward to you visit. I have a link to yours now and visit every time you post.

Travel to Sanya said...

Hi Jo, I'm interested in your blog, you ARE a writer, cause' I like to read your words. Yes, the more differences we have, the more we are the same. I must thank the Blogger team for listing your blog and letting me find it. Keep writing...

John said...

Congratulations! I know you say it a lot--that you are not a writer, but you are such a wonderful writer! Everything you write is so eloquent. Your blog is so unique with interesting content and beautiful pictures, art, various fonts, layout, etc. Reading your blog is truly like a breath of fresh air. Thank you for doing it. What an inspiration you are to all of us!

Firefly said...

I am proud to say that I knew your blog before the Blog of Note days and always knew that you had it in you. I agree, isn't blogging wonderfull. It does link you with people from all over the world and one link does open up new worlds and opportunities.

Troischats said...

Your Blog of Note honour is one that's very much deserved. It's how I found you and I plan to keep reading every day. I love the way you describe situations in their detail, it shows a real respect for - and love of - words. More power to you.

entourage said...

I like Matroshkas. In fact, when I was a kid I was a serious collector.

Maike said...

Hello! I found your blog as a blog of note and I like how you compare a blogging to Matroshkas!
Greetings from Germany...

TheChicGeek said...

Hi Jo. Congratulations on the Blog of Note. You Truly deserve it. Your stories never cease to fascinate me :) So fun to visit your page. I've given you three awards on my page too....I know, you are so popular, but wow! You are Fantastic!
Happy Blogging!

CJ said...

Found your enthralling blog through the Blog of Note. Congrats.

Annie in Austin said...

Pretty in Pink? Missed that one, Josie - but once I found you through Gary in Houston, I followed you through 4 or 5 hops around the blogosphere!

How cool that you are Blog of Note!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

*LIS said...

Gotta say, I found you on Blog of Note as well. And as I read last post and even commented on it, I just had to come back and see what's new.
Congrats for all. Your writing is something that make the reading a pleasure. It's simple and well done.

Greetings from a Brazilian who loves Canada a lot!

Bsquared86 said...

I must agree that the blog world is very much like nesting dolls! Congratulations on making Blogs of Note!

Danna said...

Hi Jo,

I found you through blogs of note as well, being new to blogging, I didn't really know where to start. Anyway I just wanted to say congratulations, and I admire your articulateness and your style of writing...and am finding it quite inspiring, so thank you! I will be following yours regularly!

~Danna

Red said...

I thank the team for finding you for me!
You're a very intelligent man, I I've been loving reading your texts. My blog is in english, add me, I know I will do that to yours!
Until we "meat" again, greetings from Portugal; Lisbon.***