Saturday, January 2, 2010

I'm feelin' a little bloggy.


I am so excited to have received the Lemonade Stand Award from Naomi at one of my favorite blogs Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip! Thank you so much, Naomi - I'm beyond flattered (blushing).

Receiving any sort of blog award kind of blows my mind because until recently I think I had maybe two or three readers. Maybe. And one of them is my mother. I think she's pretty much required by some sort of maternal law to gush shamelessly about how much she just loves my writing. She also thinks that I look good without make-up and that I have a beautiful singing voice (trust me when I say that neither of these things is even remotely true).

When I originally decided to start a blog, my main objective was simply to discipline myself into writing on some sort of semi-regular basis. I've always really enjoyed writing, and after leaving academia to become a mother, I truly missed the creative outlet that writing affords. Moreover, I realized that instead of bombarding friends and family with lengthy emails concerning the mundane details of my day to day life as a wife and mom, I could pour it all into a blog instead, and then they could either choose to read it or not. The funny thing is, I really never expected to become so addicted to this blogging business, or to enjoy the social interaction and friendship that exists within the blogging world as much as I now do. I only wish that I had more time to partake of my favorite hobby. I would like to give a big thank you to everyone that has taken the time to post comments on my blog. I still can't believe anyone that isn't a blood relative or a life-long friend has actually taken the time out of their day to read the (more often than not) random crap that I post. You're all awesome.

Here are the rules for the Lemonade Stand Award as I understand them. After receiving the award, I must:

- Put the Lemonade logo on my blog or within my post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
- Link to the nominees within my post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

There are so many great blogs out there, it's difficult to choose. Here are a few that I really dig:
Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip (right back at ya) ;)
Girl in the Room
Speaking from the Crib
Mommy Words
Stir Fry Awesomeness
If Evolution Really Works...
Martinis or Diaper-Genies?
A Life More Exciting
Zen and the Art of Motherhood
Theta Mom
Flux Capacitor
Bon Bon Rose
Diary of a Mad Bathroom
Kerry Character's Blog
Mommy Wants Vodka
Let's Have a Cocktail...

One of the nicest surprises that I had in 2009 is how much I have come to enjoy the community of the blogging world (I know I already said that, but I really mean it). You guys rock! Every morning I look forward to sitting down to read your fabulous blogs over a cup of coffee. Happy blogging to everyone in the new year!

21 comments:

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Congratulations on your award! Your blog really is a fun read and I look forward to your new entries. And it looks like you and I follow a lot of the same blogs. Good taste, eh?

Existential Waitress said...

Thanks, Monique! I realize that lots of blogs get these awards, but I was just so amazed that someone read my blog that I almost wet my pants out of excitement! LOL. I like your blog too and look forward to reading it in 2010!

Maggie May said...

Congratulations :) And thank you! I remember when I started and the blogging world felt lonely to me, none of my friends blogged. I appreciate the award and am glad you are around :)
Happy New Year to a girl with one of the coolest blog names ever!

Kristin said...

Blogs and coffee is how I love to spend the morning too. When the dude lets me that is. Ah ha. 18 month olds are so demanding. : ) Thank you so much for the award!

JennyMac said...

Congratulations on your award. Well deserved! And thanks for adding me to such an awesome list of bloggers. Happy New Year.

Naomi de la Torre said...

Awwwwwww! You are too sweet. Thank you so much. And, btw, tell your mom she has really great taste. For reals.

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! It's cool to be mentioned with these other great blogs and I love yours also!
suri4life.

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Thank you sweetheart and Congratulations!!! I love when you post and I am so with you on the wonderful surprise that blogging has been. I honestly feel like I have friends and someone to have drink with when I travel ALL over the country and veen the world. You totally deserve the award and Happy New Year!

sarah said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for mine.

I knew it would take time, but one day I would be appreciated...maybe that day has come? But probably not.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Thank you so much for the award. Hooray!!!!

leigh said...

Congrats on your award. I've just discovered your Blog and I love it. You deserve an award!

Leigh

Existential Waitress said...

Thank you all for taking the time to accept your awards and for posting comments. And thank you also for your kind words-you're all the best!

Amie said...

Hey Congrats on your award. And thanks for nominating me for one. Does that mean I actually get an award? Sorry, I am a little slow.

Existential Waitress said...

LOL It is a little confusing perhaps. Yeah,you get one too. :)

Theta Mom said...

I come by to check out what's new and I am given an award!!! Woo Hoo! Thank you so much for passing this my way girl! :)

Existential Waitress said...

Absolutely! Thank YOU for stopping by! :)

Bathwater said...

Awards seem to be the new meme of the blogging world everyone is creating one. After five years of blogging I actually moved because to many close people WERE reading.

I like it this way much better. The blogging community is alive and supportive of anyone willing to tap into it.

Existential Waitress said...

When I created my blog I made a point not to tell very many people about it for precisely that reason (mostly meaning my husband's family). I still don't write much of anything that would tick of that part of the family. but I should. Oh the stories I could tell...

pixielation said...

I blog for the same reason you started - as a regular writing exercise. It's great that you've grown it thus far! Well done on your award!

(I crept over here via a comment at Theta mom.)

ZenMom said...

My little break from blogging lasted a little longer than I thought. So here's a belated comment:

Congrats on your award and thanks for mine! I'm honored.

Existential Waitress said...

Good to have you back ZenMom. And thank you Pixielation!