Monday, 6 August 2007

The Thoughtfulness of Bloggers

A little while ago I was quite humbled that Caffienated Cowgirl thought of me when she was handing out awards. Blogging is addictive, it completely took over when I first started, now it's just part of a routine (that's not a routine if you understand?!). Most people start blogging for themselves and then it's a lovely surprise to meet lovely people, that's just a bonus. I love visiting other people's blogs, it's fun to read other people's ramblings. Caffienated Cowgirl recently started a new blog Just this side of normal an amalgamation of Culinary Cowgirl and Caffienated Cowgirl. Just this side of normal is a great read so get yourself over there and take a peek and thanks CC, it was a lovely surprise!

The Thoughtful Blogger Award is for “those who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others’ feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping other bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others.”

The Power of Schmooze Award is for bloggers who “effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.”

I would like to pass on these awards to, in no particular order

Kelly-Jane at Cooking the Books
Fiona at Cottage Smallholder
Asha at Foodies Hope
Nora at Lifes Smorgasbord
Meeta at What's for lunch, honey?
Truffle at What's on my plate
Marie at Marie's Muses
Tanna at My Kitchen in Half Cups

All of the above people have made me feel great with their lovely comments and e-mails. There are others, but I know they've already had awards. It's never good to choose just a handful, I'd like to pass it on to everyone who leaves comments on my blog but not sure I'm allowed. So much for being a rule breaker, eh?


Asha said...

Amanda,I thank you sweetie! Two more for me!!That is very thoughtful of you!:))
Have a wonderful holiday with your family,see you when you come back!Hugs.

Cottage Smallholder said...

Thank you so much, Amanda. You made my day.

Have a lovely holiday.

Nora B. said...

Dear Amanda, such a nice surprise! thank you! Award or no award, I'm very happy to hear that you feel that way. This blogging thing is a two-way street and so I think that CC made a good choice when she handed the awards to you.

Have a wonderful time in Europe. I'm sure that the wedding and birthday celebrations will go splendidly. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Bon Vovage!

Truffle said...

Amanada thank you so much! That was a lovely post to wake up to and shows what a thoughtful blogger you are!

Kelly-Jane said...

What a lovely surprise, thank you Amanda. YOU are very thoughtful too! :) :)

Have the best time on holiday!


Caffienated Cowgirl said...

You deserve it Amanda! Keep up the great read!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh Thank You so much Amanda. I guess you've already started your holiday, I am just returned home from a family reunion and have suffered internet disconnect for a week. I'm sorry I missed this in a more timely way.
Hope you have a really lovely trip; Spain and France, wow and wow! Hope it's grand.
Thanks for thinking about me.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Thanks so much for your comments. We´ve arrived in Spain yesterday. France was fantastic!! We´ve got just over a week here and then we´ll head back stopping off at a few places in France. We might also extend the trip! Weather is superb and we can feel our bones warming after such a rubbish Summer in the UK!

Hope you´re all well.
Amanda x


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