The rewards of blogging are numerous. I've made SO very many connections through this site that I never thought possible or even dreamed of when I started writing in this space almost three years ago. I've been uplifted by the heartfelt comments left here and I've nodded my head voraciously at other posts I've read about motherhood and parenting and child rearing. And, I've been known to pour my heart out in another blogger's comment section (or two...)
I've made new IRL friends and there are people I consider friends even though I have yet to hug them in person.
Obviously Blog Her was an amazing experience, although looking back I didn't get to meet some of the people I really wished I had. One of those people was a sweet lady whose blog is Look, It's Megryansmom. When I finally did get on-line on the Saturday of Blog Herfor a while she was twittering about something and it occurred to me that we had yet to run into each other. And unfortunately, we never did that weekend. We should have arranged a meet up but for whatever reason, it just didn't happen.
A few weeks back she emailed me and said she'd be happy to make a custom 'taggie' for the baby and that she did. It's a bright, fleecy little 'lovey' that I'm sure the baby will love to snuggle up to and play with. Isn't it so cute? I love the bright colors.
Thank you so much my friend! : ) And if I'm at Blog Her '10 and you are too, we are SO meeting. Understand?!?
Also recently my blog friend Chelle let me know that a friend of hers (through blogging), Lauranie, was right here in our new town. Lauranie makes darling totes and tutus and all kinds of cute things and because I saw her talent on her blog and was in need of such services, she is going to make a bed skirt for the baby's crib. We went shopping together for fabric the other day and also, now I have another friend in town! Who's a blogger! How cool is that? So thanks Chelle and so glad to know you Lauranie!
I've also gotten a couple of awards lately from some of my blog/twitter friends and they probably thought I would NEVER post about them but I'm posting one now so YAY for me!
Maria from Bored Mommy awarded me with the Superior Scribbler Award. Aw, I just love it! Mucho Gracias Maria (or whatever the Greek is for 'Thanks A lot!) ; )
The award rules:
1. Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass on the award to 5 the most deserving blogs.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received the award.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display the award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains the award.
4. Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able tokeep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor!
5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
I am passing this award on to these fine ladies and one gent:
Heather at The Extraordinary Ordinary
Jay at Halftime Lessons
Susan at Warm Chocolate Milk (she's newer to this gig so go welcome her!)
Stacey at Is there any mommy out there?
Live. Laugh. pull your hair out.
And now I'm TIRED and don't have the energy to post about the other award but I promise to get to it soon Erin (hopefully before baby is born...)
So there are just some of the 'rewards & awards' of blogging for me, as of late...