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Blogger recognition – all rolled up

February 8, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

9911fan Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpeg Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg Blog of the Year Award 3 star jpeg moonbeam the-sunshine-award

Getting a WordPress endorsed nomination is great for obvious reasons.  But I also take huge pride in getting my blog recognized by any blogger that thinks I’m, at minimum, a descent blogger.  And then there is a fan recognition where I am recognized as one of the notable followers.  All these are personal, thoughtful, and its like a virtual ‘pat on the shoulder’.  You folks are magnificent and I want to let you know I am so thankful for every mention and recognition you give me.

I’m going to start this ceremony with the best recognition I have ever gotten in my little blogging career.

Purpleowltree1234 gave me this personal, custom, hand-crafted #1 fan award, and this was my initial reaction back to her and her team.
“I……LOOOOOOVE…..THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is the nicest thing any blogger friend has done for me. “

There is nothing that makes you more welcome in someone else’s blog home than entering with your shiny #1fan award badge.lol  I like to read about hardship and how people overcome tribulations;  Rach is living through perpetual tribulations.  I follow her blog very closely because she needs to succeed.  Not only for her own sake, but I think she has a much greater calling to help out many many more who are suffering every day, with no end in sight.  She is one of the warmest friendliest people you will meet, she is also one of the most creative people you will ever meet.  Great thanks to Rach and her team, I now have new appreciation for copics.lol

Its fair to say, this is going to be sitting on the highest position in my blog mantle column!

Science and space inspired Sunshine blogger award from astronomy science

Moonbeam Mcqueen awarded me with her book, it’s a wonderful short read from an intelligent odd-funny-creative writer 🙂

Reconstructingchristina somehow got hold of a video of me back when I was in college, and she put it up on her website and gave me the recognition.lol

Terry with 2012 blogger award, 1

Nutsfortreasure recognized me for blogger 2012 #2.  Big rig truck driver, nature lover, and a blogger.  Lots of great stories and pictures here.  This is a real personal story that has some contrast to all the awesome pictures.

Terry1954 recognized me for Blogger 2012, 3


Oh and the person that sent me the get well e-card during my 2012 3month absence.  Thanks and good guess on being sick, I came down with poison ivy and it was a mess!  Please send me your blog address so I can appropriately link it here.

I’m sending out my bundled re-recognitions to all the people mentioned above as well as these folks below.

1. Russell Deasley: my wife and I like to visit his website for cheap alternative to Friday date night. All his “top 10 lists” are well thought out and researched, you will find yourself spending lot of time in his website. You’ll see why here, http://theverybesttop10.com/2013/01/03/pizza-cutters/

2. greeneyesmom: If you are a fan of art, humor, & interaction you have to start following this blogger. Check out her artwork and this analysis on why women go to bathroom in herd, rather than individually.

3. BadPlaydate: she loves her children and her employees.lol. Check it out because its funny, its got kids, and all the craziness that’s associated with parenting.

4. Sarin another fun international friend, but this one is out of Pakistan…cool.:

5. lexiesnana : can you tell I love blogs on family and kids. Well, this is about grandkids and wonderful grandparents.

6. Blue Giraffe image: he is well on his way to using his creativity and hobby in photography to have little fun and make extra money. Please go congratulate him on his first 3sales and his awesome new car. He says he bought it from the insurance money, but I think his photo sales has been better than he is telling the readers.lol

7. Cristi M: this guy recently achieved over 300,000 hits on his website!! Always inspirational

8. Pennycoho: http://thewhyaboutthis.com/2013/02/06/my-own-photography/ a wise owl and a sensei. This one is easy, just click on her link on the left, hit the follow button on her page, and thank me later.

9. Writestar: Along cam Alligator: recently wrote a piece about losing his wife and it makes you realize how precious marriage is. Thanks Stan

11. Aewl This is where he puts down his material, its very original and its simply whats on his mind.

12. Cometojesusmoments: who can’t use little bit of Jesus every now and then. He has great sense of humor and offers great feedback on a any given topic.

13. Peakperspect: an obvious dog lover. Would you believe his dog’s ears perk up at the moment someone thinks the word ‘bacon’ lol. I had good laugh on that one.

14. Star on the forehead: a super blogger with a super star on her forehead, just like wonderwoman. Fellas, you need to try this experiment. Put on a santa suit and offer to fix her flat tire 🙂

15. You jiving me turkey: great photos. If you are interested in who would win between the Marvel’s Incredible hulk vs. DC’s doomsday

16. Charmaine Gordon: wonderful author & a loving grandmother with life stories that will capture your imagination

17. Ounitproduction: lots of great photos here with things that will make you go hmmm.

18. Persecutionofmildreddunlap:Her husband started his blog career on my site and ended it on my site, too

19. Xo-ortiz: opinionated, kind hearted, and loves her car

20. Cultfit:I know he can be stealthy, but he is out there…

21. Veronicaesiste:Beautiful young lady with big personality and a humongous heart. Why can’t our youth be more like her?

22. H.stern:Just trying to survive out there like the rest of us

23. Justwriteaway: lots of great quotes can be found here.

And of course… Serene scribe, yibei, Stephenedwards425, cookiemom, & fela

Thank you all for your creativeness, inspirations, amazing photos, and support.

Categories: awards
  1. February 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Congrats, ,my friend ! Keep up the good work !

    • February 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Gotta try to learn from the best! and gratz to you on hitting the INSANE 300k mark.

  2. February 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    You obviously work hard but better than that you have shown in the above how generous a blogger you are. Congrats. Am very new to this but it’s that generosity among bloggers that fascinates me. In Irish we would say Chomh Gairdeas leat. “great rejoicing to you”

    • February 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      hahaha, I like that Irish saying 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and handing out such a generous comment.

  3. February 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Congratulations. ❤

  4. February 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Haha, Congratulations Chris! I absolutely love the use of the 2012 Bolg of the Year image three times over, excited much? You deserve it muchly, your blogs are as always, well thought out, smartly worded and genuine. Also, way to shout out and post a myriad of awesome blogs all together, it’s great to see so very many excellent blogs credited all in one place! After reading from those provided, I shall definitely be following a fair few new blogs this year. Keep being awesome 🙂

    • February 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      To be honest, most of my excitement comes from the custom nomination by Purpleowl, its just too cool. 2012 was a good year. I think the 3star award is a pretty good indicator of where I stand, I’m not 4-6star caliber yet, but I’m glad I’m better than 1-2stars.lol. Glad you’ve been with me all this time and I can’t wait to start catching up with all your writings. This list of people are pretty darn good and I’m sure you’ll enjoy most of them, and I know they will love your comments!

  5. February 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    *Blog, sorry

    • February 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      …such a perfectionist.lol

  6. February 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    What’s a descent blogger?


    • February 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      a 2-3star rated blogger would be about descent.lol

  7. February 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Chris….what would the blogging world do without you?!?! Okay, what would I do without you? you brighten the world with your wonderfully huge heart and love of people…not to mention that sense of humor of yours that I absolutely LOVE!! 😀 “I love you…man” (meant as is commonly said from male friend to male friend after much drinking LOL) !! Congratulations on all your much deserved awards!!!

    • February 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      hahaha,ohhh Christina Christina…blog world without me would just mean more bandwidth for rest of the bloggers.lol.
      ROFL @ “I love you man”..lol.lol.lol. You realize thats a man-law violation to say that in a public setting! ehhh, but I guess this is where you whip out your woman card and not be in violation.lol.
      Thanks for your comment and, as indicated above, thanks for the “exposure” 🙂

      • February 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        Chris…oh man I laughed so hard…I’m in violation…is there some dreaded consequence if I don’t pull my “woman card?” LOL!! Just trying to share my sentiments…I hope the men of the world don’t mind me “borrowing” their words haha! More bandwith….HA! As if! You light up the blog world with your quick wit and huge heart! 😀

        For what it’s worth….I cannot speak to Max now…at all…without thinking of you! Kinda hoping my daughter marries him (someday in the far off future) lol!

        • February 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm

          If you want to read funny, you should check out your mom’s comment.lol. She killed me with her image as a jedi master being beamed down on to top of the highest mountain.hahaha.
          I have no doubt you can get past most violations with your…ummm…want to say looks and charm but that just isn’t it…got it, its with your MOJO!
          I think Max is a very cool fella, he’ll definitely keep your daughter smiling for as long as she wants. LOL@far off future. I don’t know about you, but I want my kids married off and out of the house ASAP. I got things to do and catch up on!

          • February 28, 2013 at 2:47 am

            LOL See what happens when I’m gone for a bit? I miss out on your hilarity!! Yes did see the “jedi master beaming down from the mountain” bit lol she’s a crack up too!!
            HA HA My Mojo!! You’re on a roll Mr. Funny Man….I think I may have misplaced it though, my mojo that is,….might need it to avoid further violations! 😉
            Oh Max definitely keeps her smiling!! LOL!
            I did read your sentimental post about Thomas and friends….you know you love every day with your kids! :p And rightfully so!!! Just be forewarned…..teenagers are more than difficult and if you’re not prepared can most definitely cause temporary insanity! 😉
            P.S. There is currently no parental vaccine for Teenage Woes…I have checked. :p

            • August 2, 2013 at 11:36 am

              oooh, I sense the force of the mojo.

              • August 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm

                LOL Yep….or is it Mo jo…jojo….from the Powerpuff girls? haha. I watch entirely too many cartoons….but don’t tell anyone! 😀

  8. February 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    HI Chris Congratulations on all your awards!! Every single one of them well deserved! I feel honored to have been included in your list! You can fix my tire any time!! 🙂

    • February 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      well,well,well, look what the cat dragged in here.lol. Looks like I got me a superstar paying me a visit 🙂
      Fix your tire??!! Star, you would drive out of my garage with piece of mind knowing your car will drive with reliability that can only be guaranteed by a professional engineer and a detail oriented mechanic 🙂 Glad to see you back here again 🙂

      • February 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        Sorry it has been so long since the last visit … I will try to do it more often.
        ohhh when can I visit your garage? hahaha

        • February 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

          lol, don’t worry, I give a huge break to celebrity level bloggers like yourself 🙂 I’m cool with you gracing this site maybe once or twice per year. Just meet that little quota and I’ll be happy as a clam.
          I can give you the address to my garage and I can arrange for Ben to change the oil too, but it will lead to misjudged consequence on your part…you may never meet your beau disguised in a Santa outfit. You can NOT drive a reliable car and expect to meet a perfect mate, especially during the holidays 😦

          • February 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm

            Once or twice a year? oh I can certainly do that!!
            I don’t think my car needs more than 1 mechanic, plus I thought that Ben only wanted to work on brand new cars.

            • February 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm

              OMG, you did not just say that.rofl…only work on brand new cars? oh my goodness, thats just nuts. Let me see, how can I put this…okay, how is this,
              I think he realizes that all the new cars get serviced by certified dealer sponsored mechanics, so Ben will occasionally look at these from outside knowing he can never work on one of those. He is allowed to work on other cars, however, he can never get those cars started.

              • February 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

                hahaha very creative. I think that we have already exhausted that topic (well maybe we didn’t but we better stop while we are ahead). Let Ben find his own way around all sorts of cars and may he settle on the best one for him. 🙂

                • February 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

                  oh I don’t think his story will ever end. He has officially cancelled all his memberships to various online dating websites. Believe it or not he was engaged twice since we last spoke about him.

                  • February 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

                    Engaged twice in the space of 1 year!!! – wow he moves fast!
                    It is probably a good idea for him to take a break from dating sites. Wishing him the best!! 🙂

                    • February 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

                      he says, thanks 🙂

  9. February 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Congratulations Chris, nice to see you acknowledging what we already knew. What a cool dude, sharp guy, and warm and caring person you are. Of course I will disavow any knowledge of this is if asked directly. Seriously, congratulations for the Awards and thank you so much for the very nice words about me. I do appreciate you! Very much! Penny 🙂

    • February 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you Sensei Penny! 🙂 I always knew I would be a 3star blogger. 4-6 is too high and 1-2 would be a blow to my pride.lol Glad you like the line description of you, I was actually struggling between Sensei Penny or Grandmaster Penny 🙂

      • February 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

        I know it’s tough, I’ve been trying out robes so that I might be appropriately clothed when I descend to my place on top of the mountain! 🙂

  10. Aewl
    February 9, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Congrats dude! Now get to writing more posts so I can link to again. 🙂

    • Aewl
      February 9, 2013 at 12:45 am

      *to you

    • February 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      hahaha, thanks. I’m shooting for #60th blog by end of the year. Any more than that would feel like work.lol

  11. February 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations!! Great to see your blog getting so much respect and recognition. Keep up the great work! 🙂

    • February 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      thanks alot for the virtual pat on the shoulder.

  12. February 9, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I love reading your blog.It makes me smile.

    • February 11, 2013 at 10:20 am

      And I guarantee most people smile at the picture of your avatar image 🙂

  13. February 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Hey Chris! Congrats on a most well deserved recognition to which I wholeheartedly agree. Your site is such a joy and treat to follow. I’ll never ever forget how hard I laughed reading the car wash post you referred me to that day, the one that yes my hubby visited and commented on, the only site or comment he’s made. You’re ruined him…he won’t even come visit mine, lol. Big cyber hug to you and your lovely family! Paulette

    • February 11, 2013 at 10:25 am

      hahaha, we did have lots of fun with that one. He doesn’t stop by to check out your blog? Let me guess, I bet he will use a redundancy clause to explain that one. All the material from your blog should already be covered under a dinner conversation, right? lol Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate the high speed cyber hug.

      • February 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

        Redundancy clause x 100, lol. Have a great week, friend! Terry sends a hug, lol (just kidding).

        • February 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

          lol, you know Terry can’t just simply send me a hug. I know he is fully aware of all the ‘fine prints’ from his copy of the man-law manual, in regards to this sensitive gesture.

          • February 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

            I’m busted…again!!! lol So much fun chatting with you, pal. 🙂

            • February 12, 2013 at 9:35 am

              hahaha, I think wordpress can use another good humored blogger right around now.

  14. February 10, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Oh my God! First of all Congratulations, you deserve a lot of beautiful things! I am really really touched to see my name in your amazing blog. I don’t know what to say. Thank you so so much!

    • February 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

      you kidding me? the honor is all mine because I’m potentially interacting with a future world aid diplomat who speak every language on the planet 🙂
      I think you have a wonderful future ahead of you and maybe you can tell everybody you got your big start from here.lol.

  15. February 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

    What a wonderful array of awards. Congratulations

    • February 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

      thank you, and I really like your screen name!

  16. February 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

    This is just so nice! It’s a rare and lovely person who can receive an honor and make the giver feel rewarded! Thanks Chris, and congratulations. You deserve every one of those accolades.

    • February 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      you kidding me? you poured your heart and soul into your first book. I was honored to receive the book from an author I follow and respect 🙂

  17. February 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    HOLY MOLY!!!! I GOT MENTIONED! WOOT!!! Thanks for the shout out!

    • February 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      lol, well I appreciate the energy level of that comment 🙂 I just had to give a shout out to the new mom from my back yard, trying her best to make a living 🙂

  18. February 12, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Chris, thank you so much for mentioning me…:-). I feel so honored…*humble face*…(LoL). Wow, my little blog got recognition? And I am a newbie and all. This is a real encouragement for me. Really appreciated…:-)

    • February 12, 2013 at 9:46 am

      I guess all great blogs start as a little blog, don’t they? 🙂
      you are doing great and your interaction with your followers is simply A++ Keep your motivation going and lets have fun with this!

  19. February 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

    thanks for the shout out man!! you are toooo kind!!!

    • February 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      oh sure, now you realize I’m a kind person, right after you chew me out.lol

      • February 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

        haha…I knew before…..just keeping it real…you wouldnt like me to be all soft hearted….it usually turns out bad…never trust it!…lol

        • February 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

          hmmm, thats true. I think I have plenty of soft hearted followers here, but I only have about one or two ill-hearted followers. Rarity like that makes you very valuable to me.lol

          • February 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm

            …lol as long as you realized my great VALUE!! heehee…what would life be without the RUB!!

  20. February 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I guess I better get on sending you a cat cat hair doll. Get ready to revise this list.

    • February 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      wow, now that would be impressive. I’ll be in my re-edit standby mode.lol. thanks for your humor and great comments 🙂

  21. February 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you, you are so kind !!!

  22. June 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Hahah whoa! I just saw this Chris! =p
    & without a doubt you made my day!

    & I don’t see why you’re so surprised that I belong from Pakistan! Cheers.

    • July 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      lol, I guess this is one late response after another! Thanks for stopping by to recognize it 🙂

      • August 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

        Yea I like stalking sometimes. :p

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