Wednesday, September 08, 2010

OMG - Blog of Note!

It's been a little over six years since I started this blog. I did so because I wanted to exercise my inner writer and extend my boundaries a little bit into the social media space. Written Inc. has allowed me to meet and be inspired by some truly incredible people.

I didn't set out for any kind of recognition, but the Google Gods have apparently decided otherwise, as they've named this silly little corner of the blogosphere their Blog Of Note for September 8th. It's not an Oscar, an Emmy, or even a Daytime Emmy. It won't radically change my life any, but it's a neat little shot of happiness that reinforces why I still enjoy doing this all these years later.

It's also a nice way to end a year I'd rather forget. Perhaps this is another sign of what lies ahead. One can always hope.

Your turn: If you've arrived here by way of the Blogger homepage, or the Blogs Of Note entry, welcome! I hope you'll take a few minutes to poke around and read a few random entries. I also hope you like what you see, and leave a breadcrumb or two so you'll return soon. There's always room for more folks at the conversational table.

Onward...

65 comments:

Holly Schwendiman said...

Sweet! A thousand congrats. :)

Hugs,
Holly

sage said...

Congratulations! You have a nice blog.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I came via Blog of Note... Love your writing...U've given me some things to think about... I do know I will be a new follower!. so pressure is on! lol I like your writing style.. Congrats!

lissa said...

Mazel tov! What a lovely way to begin a New Year, after the rough time you've had the past 12 months...I agree with Google/Blogger, too - you definitely stand out!!

MB said...

Congrats! I've been a fan and thematic photographic participant for a couple of years now and I'm glad to hear the Google Gods have finally taken notice of one of the best blogs around. I hope it's just the beginning of good things to come. Happy New Year!

Levonne said...

Congratulations on being named a blog of note! Glad I was already with you when this happened! Cheers!

Summer Ross said...

Congrats on Blog of notes! I'm a new follower.

Irene said...

Hello, Carmi,
I arrived through Blogs of Note, too, although I knew of your blog before. You kindly commented on my wordless Wednesday posts.
I always enjoyed reading your irreverent/insightful/personal posts. So, congratulations, well done!

Karine said...

Congrats on your blog being named blog of note!!! I poked around and love your blog! I look forward to reading here regularly and hope you'll check mine out too!

http://karinesphotos.blogspot.com

From Tracie said...

I love it! Congrats...you definitely deserve it! =)

Ginny said...

Congradulations, you do really deserve this!! I hope this is the beginning of better things to come for you! Wow, this comment page has huge print, did you set it that way? I notice the flat bike tire below, I'll just pop over and see what's up with that, I know it will be something I will enjoy reading about.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Love Blogs of Note. I read just a few of your blogs and really enjoyed them. Not enough men writing them in my opinion. Just started blogging a few weeks ago so if you care to check them out I'd appreciate. I have two. This and That and Bouncin' Thru Life. Will definitely follow you.

Twain12 said...

congratulations :)

FocusDan said...

I'm pretty new and and can only aspire to that level of awesomeness. Great Work!

mary said...

Congratulations from trescute.com!

~jill said...

truly deserving of the recognition...congrats!

Mojo said...

I got here the way I always do -- via Google Reader. 'Cause I've known this was a Blog of Note for WAY longer than they have.

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Jen said...

I'm glad my friend Z directed me here about a year ago. It's been a fun journey.

Peter said...

Congratulations - am a new follower :)

Stefanie said...

Am a newbie from the "blogs of note" crowd. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Found you through BoN. Will be coming back often!

The Ranter's Box said...

Congratulations on becoming a Blog of Note Carmi! Being that I too want to get "B.O.N.'ed" I bow down to you! Lovely blog by the way and I look forward to coming back and checking out more of your posts.

Enjoy your week! - The Empress

http://rantersbox.blogspot.com

claire said...

Congratulations!!! The best is yet to come :)

RSA Certificate said...

Congratulations! Google Gods done good ;) Looking forward to more noteworthy blog posts!

Scarlet said...

What an accolade Carmi! Well Done!!!

Having been a visitor to your blog on and off over the past 6 years I can say that the recognition is well and truly deserved!

Yours is always the first blog that I visit when I return to the blogosphere.

Mustang Sally said...

Idealist!

Ha! Happens I agree. Tools or weapons, words are a powerful force. I'll be returning to see yours and to participate in the Thematic Friday thing (Way cool)

Congratulations on your BON.

commoncents said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

I like your blog and will be back...

Steve
common cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Kat said...

that's amazing. It is something to be proud of. and 27 comments. That's super great. I have a blog too. www.mylifenawtyours.blogspot.com

don't hafta go if you want.

Congrats,

The Kat

Insectman said...

Congratulations, sir!

I found you in the "blogs of note" section, and you've won yourself a new follower in addition to the "Blog of Note" award.

I, too, have a blog. It has not won any awards.

To see why, visit:

iamyourblog.blogspot.com

Blue Collar Drifter said...

Congrats on making Blogs of Note. This is how I came across your blog. You are an excellent writer. I'm brand new to the world of blogging. I started because I found it a bit therapeutic to voice my opinions on this crazy world of ours. I don't expect that I will ever make "Blogs of Note" but I'm OK with that. I don't really expect people to read my blogs and I'm also OK with that. Congrats again and if you have any tips for a brand spanking new blogger, I'm all ears.

linda said...

congratulations. There's no reward sweeter than being recognized for work you love doing.

sister AE said...

Mazel Tov! How wonderful!

and a big "Happy New Year! while I'm here.

Limar said...

Congratulations! I think you have a very interesting blog and thought-provoking questions. And it's just a nice atmosphere here :)

Bebo said...

WoW..... i like it!

angie on maui said...

Congratulations on making it as a Blog of Note! I'm digging your writing style. :)

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Written Inc.,
Congratulation! on being named a blog of Note...This is my first time posting on your blog and all I can say is what a very interesting blog of note too.
DeeDee ;-D

Alpha male said...

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Jeremiah Andrews said...

What a nice treat on the beginning of the New Year ... Congrats.

and yes, the Hero is a wicked cool phone...

Jeremy

Peg Cherre said...

Congrats, Carmi - you deserve it!

2podcasts said...

your stats must have rocketed

anybody reading - do not visit my site!

Southern Comfort said...

I have only had my blog for a few months. Congratulations on being noted. It gives me hope.

Kelly D said...

I found you through blogs of note. Congratulations! I look forward to getting to know you through future posts.

swar said...

congrats. . .found u thru blog of note. . rilly impressive:)

Seth Wallin said...

congratulations. as a fellow writer, that is aiming

"to exercise my inner writer and extend my boundaries a little bit into the social media space.."

i am glad to see another of the same ilk achieving some recognition, regardless of its prestige.

write on.

Patrick said...

Congratulations. I write about everyday life as well. I'm a new writer. If you have time visit simpleobservations-patrick.blogspot.com and tell me what you think.
Good luck. Keep up the good work.

Holyoke Home said...

Congrats on a well deserved Blog of Note. Enjoy the wild ride.

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R said...

Congratulations! We should all be so lucky.

Very cool!

R

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Congratulations. :-)

John Bryson said...

I love the stuff you have here! Random acts of kindness changes lives.

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Annah said...

Congratulations :) You write beautiful so it's obvious that you deserve this. And I too believe in random acts of kindness, so good for you! :) The world needs more love.

Anonymous said...

:)

ashlee said...

ahhh that is wonderful....I too came here just to excercise my thoughts...as well as my writting ability....its nice to hear of someone who also enjoys writting....and gets credit from it as well....

Bruce Johnson said...

Carmi-

congrats! BTW great blog... if it only takes 6 years to get a blog of note, i can do that standing on my head...

you have a great POV!!
Bruce
bruceejohnsonjadip.blogspot.com

art2cee2 said...

Congrats and well deserved! ;-)

KinectYourXBox said...

Congratulations!

Lauren said...

That is how I found your blog and i love your writing style! it's always encouraging to find good writers!
Take care,

Lauren

www.sincerely-lauren.blogspot.com

Kwaii Tifa said...

Thats really awesome to hear! I wish you luck for what lies ahead. By the way, I talked to you two days ago. My name is Rachel, I hope you remember. And heres my link http://kawaiitifaslife.blogspot.com/

Eye Opener said...

Its indeed not bad to follow your heart and aspire to share your talents with the world. Good spirit man and i hope i could be like you at your age. You have truly put in your best to be in the blog of note list.

Eye Opener said...

Not too bad to be a pace setter. I would like to converse with you and perhaps,share in your success stories. My link is www.princewhales.blogspot.com I hope to hear from you.

kcinnova said...

A very belated congratulations to you, Carmi!

Hilary said...

Yay for you! That happened to me a couple of years back and I've met a lot of fine people because of it. Long may you blog. :)

supermac said...

i got here because of blogs of note. it's worth the title. i will be an avid follower from hereon. congratulations.

Andrey Dorokhov said...

Congratulations!