Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Thankee, thankee!

Got this bling from Mamma Mia! Me A Mamma? (mammamiameamamma.blogspot.com). Thanks, Mamma Mia! I am not worthy, etc., but I am truly gratified! You know, I started this blog just for me. Although I'd been a reporter, I was so burnt out I couldn't write about stuff that mattered to me anymore. This blog was an attempt to regain my ability to put my thoughts down. But the true inspiration was Raina.

After her birth, there was just so much about her that I wanted to record. And that spurred me to sit before the computer and blog about Raising Raina. But once I started, it seemed that there was so much I wanted to say, after all. And this blog became more than notes for posterity. It became a journal.

When other folks began to read it and comment on it, I was amazed. This was so much more fun than merely a journal! My blog's now a kind of sharing of thoughts and life incidents with actual, real, live people! And I get to share in their lives too! Sounds an awful lot like friendship to me -- even though I've read that what people blog is not really who they are, that we just see the face they want to portray. Well, who's to say that what they portray is not who they really are? And how do we know who people really are, even when we do meet them face-to-face?

What I'm saying is, this works for me.

OK, now on to passing this wonderful award to some truly deserving folks. Because that's what the rules say. Got to pass it on to 7 more. Most of these folks have already received this award multiple times, but what the heck. Surely they don't get tired of hearing how brilliant their writing is? They are all on my blogroll.

1. Eve's Lungs. For her astute observations.

2. Dipali's Of This and That. For her thoughtful words which transform the everyday to the extraordinary.

3. Terri's Tails. For showing us the world through an ABCDog's humorous eyes.

4. Anamika's Thinking Cramps. For painting pictures through her words.

5, 6, 7, 8, 9. For Cee Kay and Choxbox, Mad Momma, Mystic and CrazyMumma for sharing their own wonderful experience of mommyhood -- including the zillion gaffes we make -- with honesty and humor.

All you ladies are so inspiring! Go forth and pass on the award to blogs that inspire you. The rules are below:

This award is for blogs whose content and/or design are brilliant as well as creative.
The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogosphere.
1. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back
2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
3. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’
4. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).
5. And then we pass it on!


Thinking Cramps said...

Oohhh....had been seeing this go around but no one was giving it to me :( And now, YAY!!!!

Thanks a lot A Muser. It really makes me feel like I should do even more with my blog, and more often. Will display this later today, as I am rushing off to work!

A Muser said...

You're very welcome, Ana! Your blog is a lot more deserving of the award than mine! I wish I were spending more time on it too and vow to get better!

Thinking Cramps said...

I did my post - proudly featuring my award and went on to bore people about the whys and wherefores of my blog!!

Thanks for presenting me with the opportunity to do this!

Mira's mom said...

Hey congrats! Looking forward to many more brilliant posts from you! :-)

A Muser said...

Ana, I did the same! :)
Thanks, Mira's mom! The pressure is on!

choxbox said...

Thanks a zillion Muser! Am travelling next few days and will not access the net, promise to pass it on once I'm in town.

Thanks again!

p.s: where can I mail that list of books? muser at gmail dot com?

Mystic Margarita said...

Thanks much, Muser. Coming from someone as wonderful with words as you, it means a lot to me. :)

Btw, don't seem to have your email, could you please mail it to me at mysticmargarita@gmail.com?

A Muser said...

Choxbox, you're welcome! It's well-deserved. You can email me the list at amuser07@gmail.com. Thanks so much!
Mystic, not to sound like Jerry McGuire, but ditto! I'm truly touched. And my email is amuser07@gmail.com.

GettingThereNow said...

Hey!! Didn't know you'd given this to me! Thankee, thankee!!

A Muser said...

Thought I'd left a comment on your blog about the award! My bad...