Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Blog World Rocks

And let me tell you why.....

You can be having a bad day at work, home, or just out in the big old world but then you log onto your computer and head over to your blog to discover that you have received not 1 but 2 awards from fellow blogger friends. A smile creeps onto your face and you feel just a little bit like Sally Fields..."You like me, you really really like me." I love this blogging community so much. A few of us are lucky and actually know each other IRL but for the most part we've been brought together by similar hobbies, passions, or by chance. Whatever the case is, I've found a great group of people who take time out of their busy lives to visit my blog and then to leave me a comment. Comments are the greatest thing in the world. They are a big highlight of my day when I go to my email and see that I've had someone drop in during the night and then decided to let me know they were there....I love them and treasure each one. I always email the person back if they have an email attached to their message and if not, then I travel to their blog to let them know I appreciated their time and that I'm interested in what they have to say. What almost always happens is that I start following their blog and/or listing it in my ever-expanding blog roll!!! So I want to take this moment right now and say THANK YOU to each and every person who has ever taken a precious moment out of their lives to stop in and help brighten my day!!!

Earlier this week I opened one of my emails to find that Bonnie from Redlady's Reading Room had bestowed this award to my blog.

Prémio Dardos Award:

“The Prémio Dardos is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing”. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web“.

Thanks for thinking of me when you had to pass this award along. I've said it before but I must say it again...I love Bonnie's Blog! Like I said above, this blogging community is truly wonderful and she is a prime example of that!! Now, I must pass this on to 5 bloggers who've made a difference in my life.

Where do I start? This is the hard part because there are so many great people who continue to come back d
aily to my blog and leave me a comments, are supportive, give me suggestions for books to read, and sometimes things to think in no particular order.

All of you, whether you realize it or not, have been a major blessing in my life....Thank you!


Later in the week I received a note from Kristi at booksandneedlepoint that she had given me an award.........

Blog Friends Award

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

My main goal from my blog is to share my love of reading with others, to interact with others, and to help support and encourage everyone I meet along the way with their dreams, cry with them when something bad happens, cheer with them when they're on top of the world...basically just to share this rollercoaster ride called LIFE!!

**Kristi and I both like to cross stitch and her header is absolutely breath-taking. The amount of time she devoted to finishing that project is unreal...she's a great person!! Thanks again Kristi!!

Please check out these great blogs...I love reading them each and every day!!


And last but not least...THIS IS WHY I LOVE BLOGGING!!

I read an email sent by Karen from Nouvelle Blogger who was commenting on my Teasers Tuesdays post. I'm currently reading Pride and Prejudice and this was her initial comment.

Karen said...

May I just say that, as I sit here reading your Teaser, I am wearing a T-shirt that has "Mrs. Darcy" emblazoned across the chest?

So I sent her an email back:

Thanks for stopping by my blog...please make sure that you return my t-shirt as there can only be one Mrs. Darcy and it is me!! (something along the lines of this because I can't find my sent email)

Today I received this:

Karen said...

My dear Miss Bingley--

I appreciate your recent correspondence. I realize that you had, in the past, hoped to become Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Unfortunately, as Mr. Darcy and I have already wed, it is perhaps time for you to let go your dreams and set your cap for some other fine gentleman, who, I am sure, will appreciate your many fine merits and accomplishments.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

I had the biggest laugh ever!!! Only fellow book geeks would get this....and it made my day!!! Guess I will have to settle for somebody else now that Darcy is off the market!!

Thanks for stopping by and reading this extremely long post!! The blogging community and especially that of book bloggers are some of the best people ever!!!!!


  1. The blogging community is wonderful, isn't it? It's like a home away from home. Thank you so much for the Prémio Dardos Award. It means a lot to me that you would think of me! I am familiar with some of the other blogs you mention, but not all. I look forward to doing some exploring. :-)

    And Karen's e-mail to you is hilarious. Yes, we are a special bunch! Thank you for the laugh and good will, Staci. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us this week!

  2. Thank you so much for awarding me the Premio Dardos award. It means so much to me that you would think of me for it. I love your blog and popping in to visit is always a highlight for me. lol-Karen's email to you is so funny. What a hoot! Have a great week Staci!

  3. U TOTALLY ROCK STACI!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS on YOUR AWARDS and thanks sooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH for passing one on to ME!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):) We haven't met IRL....but REMEMBER....there is ALWAYS an OPEN room for U at the Tucker-Wolek house IN PHOENIX!!!!!! LOVE YA GIRL! :):):):):):):):)

  4. OMG!! Staci - thank you SO much for not one but TWO awards. I will tend to them tomorrow for sure. I SO appreciate them and your friendship. You are awesome. I am SO glad that you found my blog!!! You deserve all the awards you get my friend!!

    You are encouraging me more and more to watch Pride & Prejudice. I think I may even just buy the movie because I'm sure I will fall in love with it. I am a chick flick magnet. That is for sure.

    Thank you SO much again for the awards. I hope you have a terrific Monday!!!

  5. Congratulations on your awards! Like you, all the comments make my day. I'm excited about how bloggers have voiced their opinions and create this very harmonious atmosphere of a forum. I'm so happy I can share my love for reading with all the book bloggers!

  6. Thank you a TON for the award! It's the first I've ever been given and it means a lot. I'm fixin' to blog about it tomorrow, or as soon as I get a chance...

  7. lol! You and Karen cracked me up. Congratulations on your awards, Staci, and thank you so much for thinking of me :D

    I know what you mean, getting comments always makes my day too. I love our little community :)

  8. OOOH! My first blog friends award! I've been coveting that one. Thanks so much!

  9. Dear Staci,
    I'm tagging you at Please come ya!
    Take care!

  10. Oh what fun this blogging world brings to so many of us! I just popped over from JonJon's and I'm so glad I did. I was nodding my head all the way through your posting on why you love blogging.... ditto for me.....

    And I loved the 'correspondence' between yourself and said "Mrs. Darcy".... too funny!

    I've got work to get to, but it works ever so much better after I've visited with my friends, old and new, in my blogging circles.

    BTW, I certainly love P&P, S&S, Emma and all the other fine friends from Jane Austen.

  11. Congratulations on your awards.

    I did so love your Mr Darcy correspondence! It did make me smile :)

  12. Hi, Staci - Thanks so much for the award! Don't know that it's one I really deserve, though (I'm not worthy). I'll be blogging about it as soon as I can get myself together!

  13. Love the correspondence!! Thanks for the award :) my blog friend ~ will post it up later. Must.

  14. Congrats on your awards! I agree that book bloggers rock!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  15. Thanks sweets! and Congrats. Those emails are a riot!


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