Thank you!!

by DaniGirl on December 12, 2005 · 10 comments

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My dearest bloggy friends,

Thank you SO much for your votes. The results are in, the votes have been tabulated and I couldn’t be more proud.

You voted Postcards from the Mothership the third best new Canadian blog this year! We missed taking down Rick Mercer by a vote or two (okay, so I was mathematically eliminated from the top spot by noon on Thursday), but I’m beaming proudly nonetheless.

(And if I’ve got you trained to drop by every 24 hours and vote, you can keep up the good work at the Weblog Awards through December 15. I’ve already been mathematically eliminated from the top spot by She Who Blogs, who has more readers in a day than I have had since day one, but I am still honoured by each and every vote!)

Special congratulations to my fellow finalists in both the Best New Blog and Best Personal Blog categories. I was honoured to be in your company!

Really, thank you. When I started blogging almost a year ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. I figured I’d write a bit, maybe a few friends would read it, and I’d have another hobby to add to my list of endless projects always cluttering up my brain – but at least this one didn’t also clutter up the basement! When I started blogging, I barely even read any blogs – and now I can’t remember what I did without them.

Blogging has also spread through my circles of friends like a virus – Nancy, Yvonne, Sharon, Anna, Jen, Jon and my most darling UberGeek were all friends of mine in real life before they were clever bloggers. And I could go on for about a week listing the wonderful people I’ve met through blogging, but if you need a short list I’m so lucky to have ‘met’ Dean Dad, Marla, Jen, Suzanne, Phantom, and Renee. And I’ve met (without the quotations) Ann, Andrea and Andrea, who are even more lovely in person than they are in their blogs.

Oh yikes, here comes the hook to drag me off stage. This is what happens when I blog late in the evening after a busy weekend, and am feeling emotionally warm and fuzzy and well appreciated. Better quit now before I get maudlin!

Succintly, for a change: thank you, my friends.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 renee December 12, 2005 at 4:35 am

Thanks for mentioning me, Dani! I feel famous by proxy.
You still crack me up.

2 BeachMama December 12, 2005 at 11:16 am

Thank you for your Blog. And thank you for the inspiration to start one. Although I am no where near your caliper ofwriting or blogging, I enjoy it and get a kick out of trying to think of something fun to write about (hence there are days when I say nothing!). Thank you for the stories and the entertainment. Keep up the great work πŸ™‚
Anna – and thanks for the honorable mention πŸ˜‰

3 nancy December 12, 2005 at 12:46 pm

Congratulations my dearest bloggy friends!! You are THE winner in my books. Thanx for my name in lights, always exciting for me.

4 nancy December 12, 2005 at 12:47 pm

P.S. Who is this Rick Mercer you speak of?

5 Suzanne December 12, 2005 at 2:36 pm

Congrats! And thanks for the shout-out. Your blog is always one of the brightest stops on my daily rounds.

6 andrea December 12, 2005 at 6:21 pm

Yes, thank you as well for the shout out. What an interesting community we bloggers are. πŸ™‚

7 Running2Ks December 12, 2005 at 7:42 pm

As another regular reader, I just want to congratulate you.

8 Phantom Scribbler December 12, 2005 at 11:35 pm

Aw, thanks, Dani! It’s been a pleasure to “meet” you, too.
Now I think I owe you a vote over at the Weblog Awards. Though it’s killing me that there are TWO of my friends (you and Geeky Mom) nominated…

9 Danigirl December 13, 2005 at 1:38 pm

Is saying thank you in the comment box on my thank you post a little to meta-grateful? Really, I’m that thankful to all of you…
Phantom, I appreciate the vote and I don’t mind ‘sharing’ you with Geeky Mom. (There are a few others whom I might be a little perturbed to be bumped for, but she’s worthy of your vote. I’m just pleased that you think I am , too.)
xo Dani – will be a little relieved when all this award silliness is done

10 kris December 13, 2005 at 4:11 pm

Congrats Dani! You deserve all the accolades. You’re a special person and that comes through loud and clear on your blog. *says someone who just recently “met” you* πŸ™‚

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