Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Blogging Star/Blogging 'Vacation'



Hi Folks, Chris at Red Hog Diary bestowed an honor on me recently! Thank you Red Hog. Chris has presented me with the Blogging Star Award, which is "for bloggers who shine their light throughout the Blogosphere. Some do it with humor, others with creativity and others with their kind and thoughtful natures." Everyone knows more than a few of them so why not give them some recognition? Here's what to do if you receive this:
1) Proudly display the Blogging Star Award on your site along with a link to who gave it to you.
2) Mention that it originated at Skittle's Place so she can follow it's journey.
3) Pass it on to any 1 or 2 blogger(s) you think should have it.

This was hard for me, as I typically read about 30 personal blogs per day in addition to several political sites. After thinking it over for some time, and reading back posts on many of the sites, I settled on two personal blogs. The first is A Life Uncommon(Desiree) which has some of the best writing it's been my pleasure to read. The second is Salvageable(Ann) which is a very insightful and uplifting place to visit. Both of these folks have personal blogs that make my daily blog check so enjoyable. Desiree blogs less often than Ann, but it's so well composed that it's well worth the wait, and Ann is just a wonderful story teller and extremely caring woman. Thanks for the great posts ladies.


The second subject is a bit difficult to explain, so I'll simply tell you I'm taking a little vacation from the blog to get my mind 'back on track'. It doesn't involve anything serious, and not a health problem. I've just got a few things I need to sort out before I'll be able to conjure up any memories to post. Just too many things ganged up on my poor brain all at once. I'll be back as soon as I'm able to write as I feel I should, with as much thought and quality as possible. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll check in occasionally to see if I'm back. Thanks again for taking the time to read my posts, and for the kind comments from all. Until later, take care.

11 comments:

Mies said...

Mike,
Congratulations on the Blogging Star Award. You really do deserve it. Red Hog, who also has an excellent blog, has good taste... You may not write every day, but when you do your stories are always well thought out and entertaining. You care about your readers and it shows. Hope you will not be absent for too long a time...Good luck, Mike...

Patricia said...

OK, Mike. Go and rest. We all need time out, sometimes.
Blogging...there's never been anything exactly like it before, that immediate sharing of minds expands horizons for readers, suddenly you know what another ordinary mortal is thinking, a little of what makes him or her tick. The reader is richer in human understanding and the writer is no poorer for it. I think we haven't yet been able to assess the changes it will make. Bring yours back to us soon.

Hahn at Home said...

Mike - You are a superstar and I hope that you are back soon. Give me a shout if you need to mull.

Cherie said...

Seems to be a common malady currently, this blocked up brain syndrome and the need to do a little sorting. Looks like it's effecting many of us in the blogging world.

Enjoy your rest and its promise of restroration.

Ann said...

Mike,

How thoughtful of you. I appreciate your kind words, certainly regarding the award, but also the day-to-day encouragement you are so generous with-- to me and so many others. Thank you.

I hope you have a rewarding and productive "break" & I look forward to your return!

A Life Uncommon said...

THANK YOU!

I was pleasantly surprised to find you'd selected me/my blog for this award. Your words here, as well as the comments left on my blog have been such an encouragment to me. I am greatly appreciative.

p.s. Congrats on receiving the award!

FENICLE said...

clean the junk out of the trunk and take care! see ya soon!

Cecily said...

Oh dear... just when I decide I will come and not just read but Comment you've popped out! Oh well... hope the space helps you clear your head! Blogging can be pretty invasive sometimes - when I need to think I need to turn the computer off and go sit in the great outdoors! Anyway, happy reflecting and may all the thoughts fall into place.

Brother Tim said...

I understand where you're at, Mike. Kinda been there myself lately. To lighten MY load, I let Wally the Weasel make a post today.;)

Leiselb said...

I agree with these two excellent blogs....

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Congrats on the blogging award..you deserve it...hope to see you back here soon once you have a little break...