Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nothin' Like a Blog Award to Pick Me Up

Just in the nick of time to turn my rather annoying day around I got this artsy award from my first blogging buddy Vickie from Vickie's Scrapbooking and Tidbits. She was the first blogger I connected with and exchanged regular comments with. She's always been very supportive and answers all my questions. Plus we have so darn much in common it's almost weird.

Neno's Award

Rules & Regulations:
  • As a dedication for those who love blogging and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
  • To seek the reasons why we all love blogging.
  • Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it.
  • Don't forget to mention the person who gives you the award.
  • Answer the award's question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
  • Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.
  • Don't forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.
I started blogging because I had been lurking around blogs for quite some time, mainly the big crafty power bloggers with lots of readers. I didn't have the nerve to leave any comments but I really liked how they shared tidbits of their daily lives and provided tons of inspiration.

In one of my scrapbooking magazines, I read how one gal had blogged about a cross country trip and then made her entries into a mini book documenting the trip. That was a great idea I thought. That's when I first got the connection between how blogging would help me keep track of things for my kidlet's scrapbook pages and share some of the crafts I've made to more than just the recipient and Brad, who always says, "Very nice." I wanted to start my own blog, but I thought, who was I kidding I was not cool enough, and who would want to read anything I had to say?

It can be scary to put yourself out there and share what you've done. What if people don't like it, what if they think my crafts look amateurish and ridiculous? I told my best friend, and she looked me straight in the eye and said, "Who cares if they don't like it. You do, I do, everyone you knows thinks you're a crafty diva. Don't let that stop you." Sometimes you need a little boost☺

Now I'm off and running and I've an avid blogger. I just love meeting all the other bloggers and sharing ideas with them. Blogging has cut down the barriers distance puts up and helped me connect to women all over and get to know them and their stories. Women I'd never know otherwise. It's been great and I'm really enjoying all the friendships I've made and have been making along the way. Thanks!

6 Friends Said:

Mommyof2girlz said...

Congrats on your award, you totally deserve it!!

Vickie said...

Awe, you are so sweet. I pick you up! Girl you gave me a nice pick up:)

It is weird, just in common we are.

Your crafts always look nice. But, I know what you mean. I am that way with my card making and scrapping.

{{Hugs}}

Joy said...

Congrats on the award & thank you so much for the lovely anniversary wishes! :o)

Orange Juice said...

CONGRATS TO YOU! Yes, I did design my own blog it's funny that you should ask because LAST night probably when you were up wondering if I was up (ha ha) I was actually going to post on your blog how much I LOVED your design. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Of course we all need a change once in a while but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! ALL of it!
Feel free to email me post on my blog any questions. My Husband did a little wed design before he started law school so he helps me when I don't know - that is if he does.
PS I was up until 4:30 my time too OH the PAIN! :)

Annette said...

I like how blogging breaks distance barriers too!

I just noticed you plan to create a name pillow...me too...and I will be able to give two of the patterns away, too! I have my fabric, but not everything else, so it will probably be in early July by the time I have the giveaway!

It's different than the one you plan to make...not interactive, but still cute. :)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Congrats on the award, Katie! I must say that I'm very glad you decided to start this blog! You are definitely a crafty diva. ;)

Thanks for taking the time to leave me such great comments on my blog. It really does mean a lot to me.

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