[This post acknowledges blog awards and reintroduces my blog roll, but of course there’s a back story!]
Do you see your life as “a long flat road” (**see below) or as a series of highs and lows, a pendulum swinging back and forth–or what?
Last year I clammed up almost completely, blogging a post once or twice a month on average during the spring and summer. This year, I participated in a poem-a-day challenge during the month of April. Doing so had the odd effect of being very insular and personal for me while at the same time making me feel raw and exposed. It was thrilling. It helped me get through a difficult time in my offline life.
It also was a very social time in the blogosphere where a lot of “awards” and such were being handed out. In the past few months, I’ve received a few, some I acknowledged here and here, and the rest
I acknowleded personally so as not to disturb my “flow.” So here’s a simple list of bloggers I didn’t acknowledge here before who have graciously honored me on their blog, in no particular order:
Virtual Assistant World
Reflections from a Red Head (she gave me two!)
Finding One’s Way
Living with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease
The Other Side of Anna
Roy’s Garage Sell and Auction
Some of these bloggers may have forgotten that they ever gave me an award! By the same token, if I have forgotten someone, don’t be mad! Remind me and I’ll set it straight!
I’m not going to pass awards along as is the usual custom, but I will share something about myself.
Have you ever wondered about the numbers after the name of my blog. Have you noticed how they change from time to time?
When I first stated this blog, there were no numbers in the title. But when I went through that quiet phase last year, I added “2.0” to imitate how software developers indicate improvements and upgrades. At that moment, I felt differently about the blog. I had gained a new confidence. Since then, without notification and completely at random intervals, I have changed the numbers to indicate a difference in how I feel inside. I expose a lot about myself here, but for the most part, the reasons why I upgrade I will keep to myself.
During one of my moods last year, I took down my original blog roll for personal reasons. However, just the other day, I was inspired by To Gyre and Gambol–a new find–to reinstate it. My new list is way bigger than the old one and it will evolve and morph over time. It goes to show how my blogging life has been enriched by my blogging buddies new and old, some of whom have been around from day one, accepting me through all my ups and downs!
Thanks to all and please, click some links. Discover the pearls here.
**Who knows what song these few words are from? Think 1990 …
© Sweepy Jean and Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, 2010.