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Catching Up on Blog Awards

Catching Up on Blog Awards
  • On December 1, 2007

I am soooooo behind on posting blog awards that I've been so fortunate to receive. If someone out there has a "Ridiculously Late With Gratification Award" I most definitely deserve it and I'll graciously accept it. Though it may take me a few weeks to do so. Sigh.

Anyways, I'll try to be brief and knock these out in one quick shot. So buckle your seat belts, keep your hands and arms inside the car at all times, and please, oh please, don't feed the Mogwai if it's after midnight when you're reading this. Just trust me on that one.

The most recent award (which I'm only like 1 day late on, so I'm technically not even late! Woo!) is the Good Buzz Blog Awards, which Tish just buzzed my way. Even though I do have certain allergies to bees (well, technically it's white hornets and yellowjackets), I don't think Tish had anything malicious in mind when she sent it my way. According to the award's creator (Hi, Polli!), this one is "for blogs that have generated a happy hum in the blogosphere. Whether it be for their blog in general, one outstanding, unusual or controversial post, or for something cool the blogger has done." Apparently I did something good. Or cool. But seeing as how I'm perpetually stuck in the '80s, my money is on "something good."

I'm sending this one out to: Ms. Danielle, Jo and the entire staff of Blogs We Luv (cause they all do a kickin' job on that site).

I recently got the Thank You For Being My Friend Award (created by the very thankful Mel) from Tish. I guess that makes us friends, huh, Tish? Either that or you think I'm ridiculously wrinkly. Heh. Whatever the case, I'm honored. You've taught me more than you know about blogging, particularly on the community angle in terms of replying to people's comments and following them over to their blogs. And you've shown me that not everyone out there in the blogsophere is out for a quick buck; there are actually a lot of wonderfully great and fascinating people that you surprisingly can find yourself calling "friends" before you know what hit ya.

I'm passing this sucker on to the following bloggers who I have the privilege of calling my friend (and hopefully, gulp, they feel the same way in return): Christy, Amy, Polli and Kat.

And this next one, oddly enough, is from some blogging gal named Tish. Y'know, if this keeps up, somebody's gonna think these awards are rigged... Or maybe everyone in the blogosphere just hates me. Heh. Anyways, in keeping with tradition of giving me flowery or girlie-looking awards, Tish passed on this spiffy Mariuca Super Star Award awhile back. I'm not exactly sure what this one means, except that Mariuca awarded a slew of her loyal readers with it just for being so supportive of her. So I'm not sure how this translates once someone else passes it on, but I'll take it as a sign that I rock. Plus, Mariuca has some awesome drawings on her blog and is easily one of the most bubbly bloggers I've ever seen.

I think Loretta, Danielle, Cathy and Liza are all superstars too, so I'm giving this one to them.
Be The Blog award And finally, to round out this session of the Tish Awards, I was awarded the Be The Blog award. Mark, the award's creator, whipped this one up for successful bloggers, bloggers who can "be the blog" and just "make it their own, stay with it, are interactive with their readers, and just plain have fun." I like it! Plus, Mark even has a few color variations of the award available.

The following folks have the whole "Be the Blog" down pat: Jo (earning her second award this evening!), BBM, Trey and Taylor.

That concludes this edition of "Andrew plays serious catch-up on some awards." Many thanks to all our participants, and an especially extra giant monstrously big thank you to Tish for providing all these fabulous and dubious awards. I am most humbled by your generosity. And more importantly... I'm also caught up on my awards. Woo!


  1. ms danielle

    thank you andrew! i wholeheartedly accept this award with gratitude and thanks! i'd like to give a special thanks to gary lee for introducing me to wordpress, john chow for publishing his monthly income statistics, and everyone else who has stopped by for one reason or another and left me a comment so i don't feel like a you andrew! 😉 im happy to spread some cheerful buzzzzz whenever i can...
    oh yea that song Heart & Soul - i can't play the song here at my work, but i'm sure it's the one that goes "with a little bit of heart and soul, something something something let you knooow..." LOL right?? 😛

  2. Andrew

    @Complete Geek - Heh. Thanks for the inspiration! I'll get to complete geekdom soon, I'm sure of it!

    @BBM - You're more than welcome! I know you're going through a tough time now too, so hope everything works out for ya in the end. Which I'm sure it will. And you'll be able to kick my royal butt before you know it. Actually, you could probably STILL do that even in your current condition...

    @Taylor - Hah! You continue to crack me up, Taylor. And as a teacher, you should know there are no stupid questions. So glad you asked. You can do or not do whatever you like with the award. You can merely have it and be happy. You can post it on the sidebar of your blog and link it back to this original post. You can write a blog post (as I did here, though this was a bunch of awards at once) saying you won an award and you rule. And finally you can do all or some of those things and then pass the award on to a handful of bloggers you think are deserving. It all comes down to you as a blogger and whether you want to "spread the love" or how much of it you want to spread I guess. You can also be really lazy like me and wait until you get a few more and then write this long and boring post about all the awards you have to give out. I'd avoid that like the plague though...

  3. Andrew

    @Mark - Thanks! And thanks for creating such a cool-looking (and conceptual) award!

    @Amy - Aw. Thanks for the kind words, Amy. You're pretty awesome yourself. And you're always sniffing around here for coupons, so that makes you even awesomer.

    @Liza - Good. Tish always inspires me to write by constantly giving me awards. (Actually it's more "guilt" then inspiration I think). So I'm happy to pass that guilt on to another blogger. 🙂

    @Tish - Thanks again. I still need to create a Thanks For the Awards Award for ya...

    @Christy - You're quite welcome, Christy. And as I'm like a week late on replying here, your "have a great weekend" comment actually just about applies again! Heh.

    @Taylor - You got it. I'll see what I can do about that T-shirt.

  4. Taylor

    Okay, so... I hate to show my ignorance, but I hate being ignorant even more. I really don't know what to do w/ the award. Post on blog? Nominate others? Throw a party? Will you come to my Be the Blog party?

    No, really. I'm kinda new at this....

  5. Black Belt Mama

    Thank you, what a nice award!

  6. Complete Geek

    Thanks for the award Andrew. Just remember, you don't have to be a Complete Geek just yet. Everyone starts somewhere. Your right, too. My wife was very happy when she found out I gave her the award;)

    Keep up the good work

  7. Taylor

    Thanks for the vote of confidence and the link! I want a t-shirt that says Be The Blog. That's cool.

  8. Christy

    Thank you Andrew, I'm making up my next awards post right now. Hope you're having a great weekend! 🙂

  9. Tish

    You're very welcome for all the awards, Andrew! You definitely deserve them all! And thank you for all the kind words. I am so happy to have you as a friend. 🙂 Also, thanks for awarding BlogsWeLuv with the Good Buzzz Award!!

    You're the best. 🙂

  10. Liza S.

    Aw, thanks so much for the award 🙂 I've been a bit slack on my blog lately - been away for almost a week. This'll inspire me to get back into the swing of things 😀

  11. amy

    hey! you're awesome! congratulations on ALL THOSE AWARDS! You must be famous! Thanks for the one you sent over to me! I truly appreciate it. 🙂

  12. Mark

    Congratulations on winning the Be The Blog award and thanks for passing it on to other great bloggers!

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