I was awarded the You Make My Day award by both Leigh and Valerie this week. The crazy thing is that as I was reading the links to links from this award, I realized that a lot of us have become virtual friends via our links to links. Think how many of us know who Rascal is and are waiting to hear on the pathology reports.
I hear a lot about online social engineering, Facebook, MySpace and Second Life, but it gives me great pleasure to realize that we have created our own Ring by following the links generated by our interests and passions.
I went through my Bloglines links and in order as they appear are my You Make My Day awards. The rules are as follows: “Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.”
Tina - Shetland sheep lady, cat lover and champion of the Pacific Northwest flood victims Jodi - In spite of the demands of graduate school, makes time for knitting and reading Birdsong - Virtual and "real" friend, spindler, spinner, knitter and mother to burros Michelle - Shetland sheep lady, knitter and spinner and dog lover, big time Cindy - Cindy Knits is modest - she designs, has a great eye and she's very funny. Leigh - Can I tag back? She inspires me post by post by post Valerie - Another tag back, because this is one of my top ten blogs- fiber, books and spirituality Marie - Down to earth, genuine, weaving, fibering, living in the real world Marci - Crazy images and wonderful wit. Amy - Passionate fiberist, wool hussy and spindler enthusiast and enabler.
I was surprised how many of the same people showed up in this award, better than the six degress of Kevin Bacon. My co-workers are astonished that I read blogs, let alone keep one. And when I look at the my bloglines roll, I'm astonished myself at how the list has grown over the past several years - I have friends in places I have never visited! I apologize to those of you whose blogs I always read and didn't put in the ten, including my daughter. Her's is actually my number one in the you make my day category, but because I can't think that any of you want to read a blog about my grandkids, I didn't list it. And all of this was typed with Charlie and my laptop on my lap - he just wants you to know what he had to put up with.