Saturday, January 3, 2009

Feeling Grateful

I have only been blogging for a short time. What I have learned so far is that the blogging and twitter community is amazing. I have a blast interacting and constantly learning from so many great people.

One new blogger that I have met has graciously given this blog an award. Thanks so much to Kim over at A World of Progress. If you haven't seen her blog go there now - you'll love it.

So the rules say to put the following message up
"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So here are 8 bloggers that I would like to give this award too.

A day in the life of a Bipolar Turtle - If you know someone with bipolar disorder or just want to ride the bipolar express this is a blog for you.

odd time signatures and Bang theDrum are both written by one of my favorite twitter peeps @Karoli. While Bang the Drum focuses on politics and odd time signatures is more person both have great stories and insights.

hollywood farm girl is Tammy Lynn Etheridge's blog. She is Melissa Etheridge's wife and she is hilarious! I can't believe I didn't find this blog until a couple of weeks ago. Clearly I am slipping.

Stiletto Set Sports - What can I say, I love politics, humor, and sports. This blog has two out of the three. This is a blog made to help all those ladies that have a partner who loves sports and needs to have a little info. I happened to come across this blog while she was doing her countdown for the Top 10 Sports Moments and Commercials of 2008. I am a sucker for countdowns and man were these great. Whether you are a sports fan or not you must stop by.

Tri's, 3 Kids, and Life - This blog is mostly a personal blog but has great insights on parenting and learning how to train for a triathlon. Lots of fun stories.

Insanity Personified - Jane Doe is the author of this blog. If that doesn't set the tone I don't know what does. Another smart and funny person from bloggerland. I just love finding these amazing people on the internet. Check out her writing and I know you'll be amused.

Lesbian Mommy - Julie's blog is a great resource for lesbian mom's. With lots of links, videos and stories this is definitely a blog to keep handy.

Team Will  - I am a big Lance Armstrong fan. When I started following him on twitter I picked up a lot of other cycling fans. One of them was @jonofTeamWill. The funny thing is Jon and I didn't connect over cycling but over talks of religion and compassion for others. I think you will see that come through in this charity blog.

As you can see some of these people I met through if you're not on it you are missing out on connecting with some amazing people.

Others I met just from surfing around. Each one of these people has made me think, laugh, and appreciate the fact that there are so many great people in the world and how technology has made it possible for me to get to know people I wouldn't have had the opportunity to learn from.

I thank you all.


  1. That's so nice! Thank you for the shoutout and award. :) Twitter is an amazing place, when phishers aren't playing about. It's given me the opportunity to meet amazing and interesting people, for which *I* am grateful. You are definitely at the top of that list.


  2. Thank you so very much! I haven't extended the award to others yet, but I will very soon. I so appreciate you thinking of me!! Not to sound too cheezy and all, but I am grateful beyond words.

    Oh, and, I've been meaning to ask: Do you mind if I add you to my blogroll?

    Thanks again and have a wonderful Sunday!


  3. Thank you so much Lezzymom for the award. I have had fun doing the blogging and expressing my joys and frustrations with being Bipolar.

    Thanks again,
    Bipolar Turtle

  4. Greetings LM,

    Good list! I will be checking them all out.


  5. Wow! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the award---and all the comments you have left me! I really love what I have been doing and I love the community it has been helping me to build and interact with. It's just me and my cat down here in Fl and I love finding new friends to talk to! Hopefully in the next week my new Fanatic section will be up where I'll be posting awards and giving out some of my own! Thank you again!

  6. I'm glad you all liked the award. Thanks for everything you do! You each deserve it.