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Friday, November 14, 2008

Favorite Blogs

I've decided to celebrate my first three months of blogging (my first post was August 13th, 2008) by saying thank you to the special bloggers who's words I enjoy reading every day. Many of my bloggy friends are regular visitors to my little blog, but others are likely much too busy with their large readership to come over here. Nonetheless, I enjoy you and I want you to know that. This list of blogs is by no means a complete list of blogs I read regularly; I already have over 80 rss feeds in my Google Reader. Just because you don't see your name here doesn't mean I don't read you and appreciate you!
  • Janet at Adventures in the 32-Aker Wood is very supportive of other bloggers. She is a regular visitor not only to my blog, but to a long list of blogs. I enjoy her mix of humorous stories and thoughtful commentary at her blog and I'm always thankful to receive a comment from her.
  • LindaB over at Occasional Scotland reminds me of the beauty and humor of my first home country with her not-so-occasional photographs. Thanks LindaB for making my day a little brighter with some not-so-gloomy views of Scotland!
  • I have to say that Peak Oil Hausfrau is not a laugh a minute. Her job is to remind me that we need to care for the Earth for the sake of ourselves and future generations. Life could change; we all need to think some about being prepared. I am more prepared from reading her posts and from keeping up with her adventures in solar cooking and her regular thoughtful postings.
  • I've long admired, well OK for 3 months, both Michelle at Scribbit and Julie at Homeschooling Ideas. Each of them was very gracious and supportive toward me with my early blogging questions and I enjoy keeping up with what they have to say.
  • Tonia at Study in Brown conveys her graciousness and love through her blog. She has recently committed to following her heart to meet the homeschooling needs of her family. Tonia, you have my admiration.
  • Holly at Unschool Days seems to have a wonderful pace of life, following her daughter as she explores the world. I enjoy sharing your adventures and your journey Holly.
  • Little Window Shoppe does a wonderful job of showcasing small businesses. I love the graphic they made up to present my book business. Emily the Editor is gracious to work with and asks nothing in return while offering much. I'm not much of a shopper, but I must say that two of today's posts have really caught my attention. Fingers crossed that I win the free limited edition blog template!
  • Last, but by no means least, Crunchy Chicken puts the mental in environmental. Crunchy has a good sense of humor, sets interesting challenges, and gets great discussions going. I may not be up to freezing my buns off, but I am inspired!
  • Oops, I can't believe I forgot to mention my friend at Home Spun Juggling. JugglingPaynes, I voted for you in the Best Homeschool Blog Awards, though I'm not going to tell you in which category. Actually I've not finished voting yet, so I'd better get my skates on! I enjoy your art and your humor :-)
If I've chosen you as a favorite please feel free to take a copy of the above graphic and display it on your blog with a link back to this post or to my blog. However, this is totally optional.

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11 comments:

Julie said...

Happy 3 month birthday! I didn't realise your blog was so young - you have done a fantastic job!
Thanks for adding me to the list. Am very proud!

Alison said...

Thanks Julie. A little praise is always welcome - I'm happy to both give and receive :-) Thanks for visiting.

Hausfrau said...

Thanks Alison! I try to keep it light - sometimes :). Other times I try to be extremely ominous.

Scribbit said...

That's so kind of you to mention me--thanks for the compliment and good luck!

jugglingpaynes said...

Well thank you so much!
I've been so overwhelmed by the kindness of my readers. I'm not much for awards, but I do appreciate that there are people who feel moved to mention my little blog.

Next year, I'll have to figure out the nomination process so I can return the favor! ;o)

Peace and Laughter!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Thanks Alison! I'll wear you down yet :)

Alison said...

You've all been blogging longer than me. I appreciate you taking the time to visit with 'the new kid on the block'. Not that I'm exactly a spring chicken! OK, that's my excuse for not blogging earlier in life, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks :-)

tonia said...

hey there! thanks so much for the mention. :) you've done a great job with your blog!

Alison said...

Hi Tonia, thanks for reading and for the compliment :-)

Lindab said...

Thanks so much, Alison, what a lovely surprise! I find I have to savour your blog - it's not possible just to dip in and say 'hmm, that's interesting', and dip out again. There's so much food for thought and so many links - you must be the links queen! - that I have to read it when I have time to do it justice. Sadly that's been in short supply recently (school stuff ;-)). But I hope for a pre-Christmas lull.

Alison said...

LindaB, I can relate on having a lot going on; it's likely to get worse here before it gets better too with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year all on the horizon! You might just see some shorter, less in-depth posts from me as I realize that I've done absolutely nothing I need to do, like write lists, shop and mail Christmas cards. Some of those big posts with lots of links are exhausting to write, others are just fun.

From the Links Queen :-)

 
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