Saturday, April 14, 2007

And on the 13th of April She Rose...

Friday the 13th has always brought me good luck. Yesterday was no exception.

Those of you who have nothing better to do regularly read the stuff I post here know that I do something called Blogworld Saturday. Not this week, though (nor next week). Sorry about that. For the benefit of those who don't know, Saturdays I usually write a blog entry about posts written by other bloggers over the past week or two, posts that I especially like for some reason. I think it's a nice way to share some really good posts, and several of you have agreed with me.

I found myself on the receiving end of this yesterday when New Yorker Judd Corizan (who works in the publishing industry) and creator of The Rising Blogger, let me know that the post below this one was chosen to receive his site's first award. His site recognizes individual posts, not whole blogs:

"
We award your “POSTS” not your blogs."

Also:


"The Rising Blogger will award blog authors with potential...awarding blogs that are insightful, creative, interesting and original."





It sort of felt like having a stranger approach you on a busy street and hear him tell you that out of the multitude of smiles he saw that day, he thought yours was the best. It was an unexpected but most encouraging experience. Yet humbling too, in a way.

So many thanks, Judd, for the uplifting review and for choosing one of my posts to be The Rising Blogger's first awardee. You certainly raised this blogger's self-esteem a few notches (though she can't quite get over a feeling of bashfulness and is resisting the urge to veil her face once again).

20 comments:

daddy papersurfer said...

So,you're Bashfull, I must be Dopey, Papersurfer is Baldy....................well done!

lizza said...

There was no dwarf named Baldy, was there? Well, there is now. :-) And of course, no one else but Lo, TG could be Snow White!

Turnbaby said...

Don't veil your beautiful face! I think this is very cool. You deserve recognition sugar--you are a wonderful writer.

Smooch

houseband00 said...

Di ka na maabot, ineng. =)

Diesel said...

Congrats, Lizza! Your blog does stand out.

Michael C said...

Woo Hoo Way to go! I love your blog!

Bond said...

Well, I have known that your posts are brilliant for a long long time.

Congrats

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Well done! I, for one, am not the least bit surprised!

Gumby said...

Big ole congrats from my corner of the world. You definitely deserve the recognition!

Terra Shield said...

That's awesome, Lizza! Congratulations :D

I too enjoy your posts

Lizza said...

Thank you very much, everybody. Your appreciation is much appreciated. You guys are a major reason why blogging is such a great experience.

I will catch up on your writing soon! Hope everybody's having a good weekend.

CS said...

Congratulations and a good choice on their part. I am with you on Friday the 13th being a lucky day - it always is for me, too.

Mr. Fabulous said...

You deserve it! Sometimes I think you don't know how good you really are :)

ian said...

Awesome! Congrats, Lizza!

Ian

lizza said...

Thank you, thank you. You guys are all so encouraging.

Gale said...

Congratulations, Lizza. You are certainly deserving of the honor. Your blog is all those things--insightful, creative, original.

Ritardo said...

congrats lizza, thats cool. whats the history of friday the 13th anyways. why is it supposed to be bad?

Lizza said...

Thanks, Ritardo! I don't really know why bad luck is associated with Friday 13th.

Sunrunner said...

Congrats, Lizza!!!

Lizza said...

Thanks, Sunrunner!