Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ACK! You're early!!

Welcome! I’ve hit the proverbial jackpot of Blogdom….Blogger’s Blog of Note!

I’d hoped….I’d prayed…I’d practiced a minimum of one good deed every day.

Well, I might have skipped one day.

Okay, it was two…but my dog was really sick and I had to rush through all that traffic.

FINE. That’s a lie….geez, now my dog’ll probably get sick, just out of cosmic spite.

My point is that I’d dreamed of being Queen of something….and THIS SHALL DO NICELY.

You may note my IV, Clinton Kelly. He’s been by my side since the start and has no shortage of witty, hilarious words of wisdom. You can search his name on the upper left if you’d like to hear what he’s had to say.

I’d promised myself I’d beg ask all you fabulous readers to sit and visit a while…I do believe I’ve got some good stuff in here…somewhere.

Stay! Follow! COMMENT! As fellow bloggers, you know how we loooove our comments!

And if you can, I’d love for you to read the incredibly talented writing of my Blogbuds. The ones listed on my sidebar…and especially this fabulous few that I’ve known the longest:

Chrissy at I Shoulda Been A Stripper: Smart, funny & brave enough to put “Stripper” in her title.

JD at I Do Things So You Don’t Have To: A daredevil…a rebel…a force. Truly hysterical.

Gay Guy/Straight Guy: Two incredibly classy guys with a sense of humor & the most amazing take on…simply everything.

Nancy at F8hasit: A powerful writer. No matter what the subject, her posts will stay with you long after you’ve left her site.

Kathy at The Junk Drawer: She boggles my mind. One of my mentors-what good blogging should be.

Jen at When Pigs Fly: She's profound. She's gifted. She's a must-read.

Ron at VENT: How to describe Ron? Hilarious. Unpretentious. Witty. Charming. Did I mention hilarious? Seriously.

Thanks so much for checking me out. I hope I’ve made somebody in Blogville smile….

~ Kathryn

Jen said...

Thanks so much my dear for mentioning me. Very kind. I always enjoy your blog and what you have to say. I fear I have already dropped the ball on the whole Twitter thing. Just thought about it while commenting. Too many things to do.

Steve D. said...

Congrats on making the coveted BoN list. Nice blog...lots to read and see. Wanted to "follow" but didn't see that -- did I miss it?

I'll look around a lil' bit more. Keep the good stuff coming!

Steve

Anonymous said...

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JD at I Do Things said...

WHEEEEEEEEEEE! Of course, you've always been Queen Kathryn to me, but now the whole blogging world must bow to you!

Congratulations. This is so well-deserved. I'm so happy for you and so honored at the shout-out in your post AND the fact that you have my li'l sleeping cat badge in your sidebar. Finding good blogs to read is a pleasure. Finding awesome bloggers is a gift. I feel very lucky we found each other, my blogbud!

Now go celebrate with some Cloudy!

redkathy said...

Congrats on blogs of note! very cool post. BTW The Junk Drawer is one of my favs!

Kathy said...

Kathryn -- I'm so happy for you that you are a Blogger of Note, but we already knew that. It's been a pleasure to meet you in the blogosphere and get to know you through our comments and your hilarious emails to me. And now you go and give me high praise in your post. You're a sweetheart. Enjoy your newfound fame!

(And redkathy, Thank You too!)

Kathryn said...

Jen & JD: I'd always promised myself I'd mention my blogbuds...it's the least I can do.
(Takes gulp of wine) I've got the "queenly wave" down, but I keep tripping over my royal gown.
Steve D: Thanks so much! Flwgrs are on sidebar...under "blogs in blogville". I'd be proud to have you join me....and I'll stop by your place as well. Thanks for commenting.
redkathy: Thanks...it's quite the rush! Isn't Kathy/JunkDrawer great?
I hope you'll stop back again & visit-great to "meet" you.

Neil Bytes said...

Congratulations on being a blog of note.

Kathryn said...

Anonymous: I had to pull out my Italian to English dictionary to translate you! I'll def. stop by your place and say hello. Thanks for stopping by!

Gay Guy said...

Kathryn,

Congrats on your well-deserved honor! We all knew it would happen!

Gay Guy

Leah Rubin said...

Wow-- congratulations! You so totally deserve it. You write well, and always reach me! Carry on-- I look forward to a long relationship with you!

gert said...

Congrats! I love finding new blogs to follow through the BoN! Some are good, some make me go ???. But I'm putting yours squarely in the good category!

♥Gert

Kathryn said...

Neil Bytes: Thank you, you handsome man. Please tell me you're putting that face in my followers box....
Gay Guy: Thank you, my friend! As one of my first commenters, I hope I've shared the love...
Leah: How sweet of you to say! Your blog reaches me, as well. Huh. Maybe we're both crazy....
Gert: Aw, thanks honey! I've often wondered how the BON's get picked-do you suppose it's random? I'm glad you're here-I'll def visit everyone who was kind enough to comment. Hope you visit again soon.

Kathryn said...

Kathy: Thank you so much...for everything. You've shown me the ropes and never held back with tips and places to visit. It is my pleasure to do something to return the love....

Thomas Lee Parker said...

Yeah, I really enjoyed flipping through the blogs you recommended plus reading your's; You have a talent for entering your voice in to the readers mind. Thank you for visiting, I hope it wasn't to disturbing up here.

Kathryn said...

Thomas Lee Parker: Nah. If I can stand the chaos in my OWN head, yours is a walk in the park. Thanks so much for the kind words...and for connecting w/my blogbuds as well. I hope you've added yourself to my flwgrs...I'll be sure to reciprocate. Thanks for commenting!

f8hasit said...

Hey now!
Aren't YOU something! Go girl!
Thanks for the shoutout.
Enjoy your spotlight...I am SO jealous.
:-)

Banco de Imágenes Gratuitas said...

Congratulations!

Enjoy this great moment, you deserve it!

Cheers and best regards from Canada

-Jose

Ron said...

Ok, first I need to SCREAM....

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!

In all my three years of blogging I've never once known a Blog of Note until YOU!

OMG...can I touch you? You're a STAR!!!!

And my dear friend, you truly deserve it. It's been such a highlight for me in reading your blog. Honestly!

You GO, girl!

I'm so proud of you!

And thank you so much for the mention and your sweet words!

X

Straight Guy said...

Rock on, K.

Thank you so much for spreading the love when it's your moment in the spotlight.

We are so proud of you, and grateful that we've had your long-term support.

Guess it's finally time to try a Cloudy , and raise a glass to you.

Chrissy said...

Yay! Congrats on this honor. You truly deserve it. Read her, people. You won't be sorry.

Thanks for the shout out. Hollaa!!

Kathryn said...

F8hasit: Thanks, doll! I am still grinning like an idiot. It's like hosting a HUGE party and having 1000 people show up! Loving it!
Banco De Imagenes Gratuitas (Jose): Thank you for the comment! Pul-ease tell me my blog-followers are working...I'm getting mixed answers. I'll be sure to stop by and visit you as well.
Oh, Ron! FINALLY! Where have you been?? I've been bursting to tell you! I'm so blown away...it's such an incredible opportunity for ALL of us. You HAD to be beside me! ♥
Straight Guy: Thanks so much...I AM a faithful reader of your blog-you guys teach me something new every day & always make me laugh. The internet's a better place w/you here.

tamara hellgren said...

Congratulations and thanks for the recommended reading!

Kathryn said...

Chrissy: Thank you, doll! I'm so grateful for this opportunity...I'm hoping that combined, we've spread a lot of joy in Blogville!
tamara hellgren: Thank you and you're welcome! They're all wonderful blogs and with them, there's never a day without smiling. Thanks so much for commenting!

Renée T. Bouchard said...

I just wanted to let you know that I checked out your blog (as I do all "Blogs of Note"- congrats, BTW), and not only did I enjoy your blog, but also a lot of the ones you mentioned. So thanks for that!

Kathryn said...

Renee: You are very kind! I appreciate your taking the time to visit w/me and my favorites...I hope you'll leave your pretty face in my followers list...I'll make sure to stop by and visit as soon as my 15 minutes abates!

Tim Bastron said...

Congrats on your blogs of note. Stop by and visit my blog at http://tcbastron.blogspot.com

Once again congrats. I you have got a great site.

Kathryn said...

Tim: Thanks so much! I'm keeping track of all who comment/flw (hopefully, both!) and will absolutely make the rounds. (Times like this, I wish I had a 2nd computer!)

The Expatresse said...

Oh, so nice to have discovered you and your Recommended Reading List . . . I suspect I won't get anything done this week since I'll be at the computer reading . . .

Lou said...

Wow Kathryn, you're a star!! Congrats, you deserve it.

Gillian said...

Congrats on your Blog of Note. Wish I could get on that list!

Donie said...

Wow...... Nice Post.... I Like it.....



I'll Follow up your post and nice job....

blessingsgoddess said...

Nice blog....well done !

A Good Moroccan said...

Good work !

~:C:~ said...

Oooh! I like... A LOT! Looking forward to regular reads. : )

P.S. I hope your dog is ok. lol

marlo said...

I know that getting illness is not easy but you know in life their is always a chance........!!!!

i N a said...

Congratulations. You got nice posts so you deserve it. Wish I can be on Blog of Note as well someday. Feel free to visit mine, I am just starting. Thanks...

By the way, here's an additional to your follower. Haha...

inaramil.blogspot.com

Antonio Barbosa said...

Congratulations, Kathryn!
Great Blog!
Keep the good job!

António Barbosa

Kathryn said...

The Expatresse: Aw! How sweeat are you? Thanks so much...I feel the same way-so great to have so many fabulous posts to catch up with! Thanks so much for commenting/flwg. I'll stop by & visit.
Lou: Thank you!
Gillian: Thanks for flwg! If you'd like, come again and keep commenting. I think there's lots you can do to get noticed.
Donie: Thanks for the kudos. Did you add yourself to the flwgrs list? I'd appreciate that. I'll reciprocate as well.
Eda: I'll comment as soon as I translate! What language is this?!
Blessings goddess & A Good Moroccan: I appreciate the kind words and the visit very much! I hope you'll flw & comment again-I'll def come by your way as soon as I can. Promise.
~:C:~ Hey! LOVE your avatar! I hope you'll add your pic to my flwgrs roll on sidebar as well. I'll reciprocate. Yes, Metro's fine! (His pic is also further down on my sidebar. Can you "AWWW?"
Marlo: Thanks for commenting! Yeah, kind of a cheap shot...blaming the dog...but I'd just realized I was BON and my head was spinning!
i N a: Thanks so much for commenting and flwg! I appreciate the kind words and will stop by and visit. No, really....I will!
Anonymous: Okaaay. Seriously...need a translator. Working on it....
Antonio Barbosa: Thank you! I'll try & keep 'em coming....will you help by flwg & commenting? As I've said, we writers need feedback to feel the love...I'll visit you as well.

lifelove'n'wine said...

Whheeee! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!! :D

Kathryn said...

lifelove'n'wine: YAY! Thank you! I hope you're seeing some new traffic-many commenters are being very nice bloggers and checking out my sidebar...plus you're featured in the awards post a few down. I'm trying to spread da joy-!

Mark Price said...

Sorry to be a pest but yikes now i get a text everytime someone posts to your site. Cool i guess but im visiting in the hospital. ya you can imagine. any ideas? whenever you get a minute. Thanks! Oh and i put the cat's pic on.

Kathryn said...

Mark Price: Geez...I'm so sorry! I've looked around and I can't find anything that gives the option to receive all comments from this post...you don't remember clicking on anything like that, do you? If it continues, you might have to "unfollow" till we can figure it out. So sorry about that...just what you need, right?

Snowcatcher said...

Kudos, and thanks for the extra links, too. All of you are very good, and I hope you get lots of traffic (and freelancing opportunities) as a result!

Kathryn said...

Snowcatcher: Thanks so much for the kind words. I hope you'll stop back again...and I look forward to reciprocating asap.

Layla said...

Wow. In looking for good blogs to read, I stumbled upon yours and you've given me a lot of options! I see why you're a "blog of note"! :) Keep up the good work.

Kathryn said...

Layla: Why, thank you! You're very kind. Yes, I've found the creme of the crop with my blogbuds...they'll keep you sufficiently entertained so we can deal with all the mundane issues of life....
Thanks for commenting-I hope you'll visit again.

susan F said...

Congratulations, Kathy!

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Sue! It's been a wonderful experience!

Steve D. said...

Hey, for what it's worth, the follow seems to work fine now!

Keep the good stuff coming!
Steve

Kathryn said...

Oh, good. Now we can follow each other. Glad all is in working order.

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