Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Awards and Contests!

First of all I'm sad.  I lost a fellow blogger buddy.  I don't know where they went or why.  I don't know what I did.  So, sorry if I offended you. I'm also sorry if I haven't visited your blog lately.  I have a lot on my plate and some things must be put on the back burner. I have not commented as much as I would like but with revisions and critiques---well they come first.  It's not that I don't love you guys, I have goals that I must meet. I will be visiting as many blogs as I can soon with comments.  So that said-- on with a fun post.

 I have gotten some lovely awards from some sweet bloggers. I'm trying to figure out a filmstrip type display to show these awards but I haven't sat down and figured it out yet.  If you have any pointers let me know. I would love to give these awards to all of you but I had to pick some people. :)

The first award is from E. Elle.  The Sweet Blog award.  Please go check out her blog.  She is so honest and well just awesome. I love her new blog look too.






The lovely Susan Fields passed on the A is for Awesome award.  She is awesome so go check out her blog.



Contests You must check out!!!!
Carol's Prints--The lovely Carolina is having a contest ending May 26th

SarahJayne--Writing in the Wilderness --TGIF Contest ending April 30th

Simon From Constant Revision-- Pretty epic and you must write a flash fiction piece. Ends May 8th

Well that is all for today. Have a great day!

30 comments:

  1. don't worry about the lost follower. I'm pretty sure i've lost a few here or there. But the rest of us are still here and know you're awesome

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  2. Hey sweet thing! Don't worry about your blogger buddy. Things happen, people go through stuff, one never knows, but don't take it personally!

    Thanks for the above award. I am hideous about passing awards on, so you may strip me of the beautiful sash I am wearing in honor of your award and give it to someone else, if you'd like. (I have more sashes--i like to wear them around the house!)

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  3. I kicked a follow in the face the other day! And by that I mean they were obviously a spammer so I blocked them. :-)

    Ditto what Falen said!

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  4. Oh, thank you for the award. I loooove that one. It's so pretty. :D

    Congrats on all your awards. You deserve them. :D

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  5. I think most of understand the busyness of life and writing! We can all only do so much!

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  6. Don't worry about the lost follower my friend!! I completely understand that life is hectic and there just is never enough time to do everything. Cute fun awards! And congrats to you and the winners!

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  7. Congrats on the awards and don't stress about the follower. I lose them regularly. I just tell myself that the person shut down their blogger account and it can't have anything to do with me, lol. I'm good at deluding myself when necessary. :)

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  8. Aw, these things happen! I can't see how it would be because of something you've done.

    Congrats on all the awards. You deserve them.

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  9. These awards are fun! Thanks for sharing Christine - and like others said I wouldn't worry about the follower.

    If people can't realize that bloggers - as awesome as we do seem - are really just human beings then that's their problem.

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  10. I'm always sad when a follower leaves. Don't worry, your blog is awesome! Congrats on your awards :))

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  11. Congrats on your awards, Christine! :-)

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  12. Your right those are some wonderful blogs. I'll go check out the ones I don't follow yet. Several have mentioned losing followers lately. I wouldn't take it personally. Sometimes people get overwhelmed and that's how they pull back.

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  13. Congratulations on your awards! Don't worry about losing a follower, I am sure it wouldn't be because of anything you have done - more than likely they quit blogging, or are scaling down what they do. As Karen says, don't take it personally. There are still plenty here who want to play!

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  14. Congrats to you and thank you so very much!

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  15. Congrats! :)

    I wouldn't worry too much about the lost follower. Sometimes, people's interests just change. And revisions is much more important than reading blog and comment.

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  16. You'll probably gain an even better blogger buddy in that one's place.

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  17. All you can do is all that you're doing! If someone chooses not to follow you any more, don't take it personally. Just take pride in the fact that you have as many followers as you do - there will be more in the future!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Congrats on the awards, and thanks for the shout out. :) Don't worry about the missing follower. We all lose them occasionally I think.

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  19. Don't worry about the lost blogger. I can't imagine it was anything you did. And if it was, then pfft who needs thin skinned blogger buddies? We're all still here. ;)

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  20. I think some follow and unfollow for reasons we can't fathom. I lost one this morning, but gained two since then. It's that "You win some, you lose some" following philosophy.

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  21. Congrats on all of the awards, Christine!!

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  22. Yay for awards!! Congratulations!

    I'm so sorry you lost a follower! I even get upset when I lose one, it makes me sad, I don't want anyone leaving my blog or thinking I'm not entertaining enough to stick around!

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  23. Congrats on the awards! I echo what the others have said about the follower. I've lost some, too. Everyone follows/un-follows for a different reason, but I'm sure it wasn't personal. 'Cause you're fantastic. :D

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  24. Christine, thank you so much for the lovely award and for the contest mention. <3 <3 <3 You are a dearheart.

    Congrats on receiving your awards as well!

    Don't worry about that blog buddy. Some just come and go!

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  25. Congrats on your awards and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  26. Congrats on the awards, Christine! Don't concern yourself with the lost follower. Seems a lot of bloggers are taking a step back these days. You mustn't take it to heart - your blog is terrific!

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  27. Hey - I lost a blogger buddy today as well, and I know a couple of other blogging friends who lost one today, too.

    so, we can take comfort and know that someone just stepped out of the blogosphere and left all of us .. that it was not personal.

    and, it happens. one comes, one goes and it is okay for that number to be fluid.

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  28. Thanks so much for the award! Woohoo - I didn't have that one ;-)
    Don't worry about the blogger buddy, either they were an early addition that not longer has an interest in the writing craft, or sometimes enthusiastic bloggers unfollow and refollow as a way of putting their profile pic back at the front so viewers will see them, so they might be back soon.

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  29. Christine, if you're like me, you wonder if by action or inaction, you may have unintentionally hurt someone. As a harried blood courier with dreams of being published, I have so little time to visit my friends' blogs as much as I would want.

    I hope that they understand. As for you, your true friends will understand where you are coming from. And people, being human, will misunderstand our best intentions. Go forward and know new friends will come your way.

    I'll always stay your follower. Roland

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  30. Yeah, don't worry about the lost buddy. I lost last Friday too. It made me sad :-( You'll replace them soon enough!

    Thanks for the award! That's sweet!

    ~JD

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