Monday, May 25, 2009

A brand new award created by me. Please find your name on the list.

valuedfolloweraward 

This week finds me so busy that I am way behind in my blog reading.  Yes, I have more “work” work than I want, and I’m going to Idaho again this week on a business trip.  Still, it’s no one’s fault but my own that I’m behind.  I take on more things than I can reasonably accomplish.  Does anyone else have this problem? 

To thank readers who visit here regularly, I made the award and graphic above.  You can post this on your blog, and pass it on to others if you’d like.  

Here’s some text to go with it. 

“This award is given especially to these readers.  Your visits and comments make me happy to be a blogger.  I learn from you, your comments, and your blogs more than I can say. 

In the words of Voltaire, ‘Appreciation is a wonderful thing:  it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.’”  

Here are my award recipients:  

Protege, Moannie, Lola, Hazel at Clever Pup, Fhina, Belette, Kate at Newhouse Designs, Tina/Gal Friday, Saz, Profoundly Superficial,  Deja Pseu, Duchesse, Sparkling Red, Drollgirl, Ms Lucy, Kayleigh, Lilith, Catherine at A Thousand Clapping Hands, Modest Mom, Amy Corbin, Bethanais, Pyzahn, Marisa at Renaissance Chick, Erin at Woman in a Window, Kismet, Cynthia, Jennifer, Jennifer, Mervat, Sher, Michelle Jacobs, Cheryl, Clare, Shey, Sarah at Blogtastic, notSupermum, Penney, Lorna, Tessa, Suecae Sounds, Apriliniowa, Lakeviewer, Imogen at Inside Out Style, Maria at Colour Me Happy, Angela R., Lizzy Frizzfrock, marc aurel, Littlebyrd, Fragrant Liar, Purest Green, Marilynne, Tiffany, aims, Relyn, Pamela Terry, Stephanie N., Jane at Work That Wardrobe, Vicki Archer, Lenore, Ingrid M., The Seeker, Poetikat. 

Thank you! 

Sallymandy

34 comments:

Maria Killam said...

And I am so delighted and honoured to be on your list!! I love your blog it is so great to follow it :)

vicki archer said...

Thank you so much - this is absolutely wonderful and so generous. I resonate with your words about taking on more than I can handle - that is me too! xv

Mervat said...

I gladly and graciously accept your wonderful award! I also nominate you for this award and thank you for your 'followship'.

Much love to you, dear friend,
Mervat
xxoo

Jane said...

Thank you so much for the valued award.
And yes I always take on too much!

Imogen Lamport said...

Awww shucks!

Protege said...

Ah thank you, thank you! How interesting; I have been having thoughts in the same direction of creating an award for my followers.;)))
Well, I for once LOVE all your post and I love my visits here.;))
I am wishing you a wonderful trip to Idaho and I will display the award proudly on my sidebar.;))I am very flattered and honoured by this appreciation.;)
xo
Zuzana

notSupermum said...

Awww, thank you so much. I was really chuffed to see my name on the list, it's very kind of you.

Penney said...

THANK YOU!!!!! YOU are the woman so many admire..Your generosity originates in your soul, and you spread it around to us all, like creamy peanut butter! This is such a compliment for me..
xo,
Penney

The Clever Pup said...

Thanks a lot Sallymandy! You made my day. Mwwah xoxo

Ms. Lucy said...

Thank you so much:) Reading your blog is always a delight for me.

Sher said...

Thank you Sallymandy! Have a safe trip to Idaho. I enjoy viewing life thru your eyes :)

Suecae Sounds said...

I am too very happy to be on your list. I found your quote of Voltaire to be striking, I wonder why I never heard them before. I will post this on my blog asap. :)

Stephanie N. said...

Aww, thanks, Sallymandy!

I think we all know what you mean about taking on more thangs than we can reasonably accomplish. Case in point: When I started blogging, it was a means to help simplify my life: By blogging about noteworthy or amusing events in my daily life on my friends/family blog, and by reading friends' blogs that had been created for the same reason, I could better keep in touch with them from afar than I had been doing by e-mail and phone. But blogging has expanded into a major hobby for me, with the addition of two more blogs to maintain, and dozens more blogs to read. And so I keep asking myself, how am I going to keep this up? And that's just blogging. But as you say, "it's no one's fault but my own that I'm behind." I think I'll be working on my time-management skills for the rest of my life.

Angela Recada said...

Am I right to assume that "Angela R." refers to me?!?! If not, it's OK, I still love your blog and will visit often, anyway!
:0)
I hope you have a safe, productive and delightful trip.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Friends like you are what makes blogging so enjoyable. That you so much for this thoughtful award, Sallymandy. Taking on too much? I don't work and still can't find enough hours in the day! Enjoy your trip and stay in your car this time!
Catherine

Pyzahn said...

Thanks sallymandy. It's always fun to be here. You are a generous and thoughtful blogger.

Have fun in Idaho. My only upcoming trip is to WalMart.

Poetikat said...

Thank you for this acknowledgement. It seems a trifling thing, but it is really nice to be recognized for maintaining a connection. I follow far too many blogs for my own good and it's not always easy to keep up with the prolific, stellar work of all of them - especially as they are of all different sorts and topics and mind-sets.

I do so enjoy visiting you Sallymandy - your blog is articulate, perceptive, enjoyable and enlightening. That's what keeps us coming back. I owe a debt of thanks to Clever Pup for introducing me to you.


Thanks so much!

Kat

Lola said...

Following your blog is one of the best parts of blogging! Plus getting to know you through your brilliant writing is so enriching.

I'm so happy and honored to be on your list, I will display my award proudly. Ciao and have a great trip.

PS: Re blog-time management, I take 2/3 hours from my sleep and invest them in posting/reading/commenting every night after dinner. I post 4/5 times a week and I try to keep up as much as I can after work, mothering and trying to live a normal life. I've also decided it's time to start dating again! ...Pant! Pant! Huff! Huff! Har! Har! ...help!

Poetikat said...

I see I'm following myself here. Hah! Now I have one for YOU!

Kat

Profoundly Superficial said...

My first award! Thank you!!

Cynthia said...

Thank you, sallymandy!!!! New friendships and the blogging world...priceless.
:^)
I love the Voltaire quote!
:^)

La Belette Rouge said...

Sallymandy: Leave it to you to create such a gorgeous award. You are such a giving. generous and lovely blogger. I am delighted to be on your list of recipients of this wonderful award.xo

lakeviewer said...

What a charming gesture, Sallymandy. Thank you. Your goodwill brings all of us back.

Modest Mom said...

Thanks for such a sweet award. I always look forward to your blog posts because I know I'll either walk away thinking or laughing and both are good "states" for me to be in.

tiffany said...

How lovely of you!!!

Writer Lady said...

Well, I hope the Marilynne listed was me. I love blog awards. I especially like yours because you didn't add a task with it.

Thanks.

Marilynne

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Sally thats a delightful award I thank you! very kind and will be hung proudly upon my blog...

enjoy Idaho..I can but only dream of it...

Moannie said...

What a wonderful thought-to award us for doing that which gives us great pleasure.It's like giving us a kiss and a hug for coming to see you. Thankyou.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

It is a treat to find my name here! Thank you! I am thinking of you in Idaho and wishing you a restful time!

drollgirl said...

hey! thank you so much for this award. you are so nice to me. it almost brings tears to my eyes! thank you again!

Duchesse said...

Thank you, it's a lovely appreciation and I also enjoy the design!

The Seeker said...

Thank you so much, my dear!!!!!
The feeling is mutual and I felt so proud and happy that I've already pass it on, as you saw.

Really I do not know how to thank you.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend

xoxo

Gal Friday said...

Thank you, sallymandy!
I spotted my name in the list. :-)

How kind of you to think to do this on your blog, as busy as you are at the moment.

I am in much the same situation at the moment, having taken a little blog writing break(but not for long) and having to catch up when I can with my favorite blogs(as I am doing today).
Work has gotten busy, and when I am not at my job, I am *slightly* obsessed currently with puttering around in my yard/garden and trying to revamp my tired looking rooms inside.

*Tina*

Lorna said...

This is beautiful. You have wrapped your arms around several giant issues in this one post, and it is touching. Thank you for the Award. I have it and will put it in my blog once I figure out how! :-)


~Lorna