Saturday, May 8, 2010

Blog Love to Spread!

I'm coming off a rough week, but my heart's on the mend.  My blog has been the one thing that kept my mind occupied and my spirits up, and I'm so grateful for each an every post and comment I've read from all of you.  You never know, as you type your thoughts for the day, how much those words will touch another's life.  How powerful writing is!

Receiving blog awards has also been the frequent burst of sunlight on my stormy week.  Thank you so much for thinking of me!  I love to search through my list of awesome followers and choose people to pass the awards on to, including those I haven't visited often enough (reconnect, read what y'all have been saying of late!), new friends (especially those I discovered during Spread the Awesome), and my blogger BFFs.  I truly appreciate everyone who felt compelled to click that follow button!  So, without further ado...

Two sweet bloggers who I adore passed this award to me are E.Elle at The Writer's Funhouse and Julie Dao at Silver Lining.  Thanks, girls!

This goes to:
Victoria Dixon at Ron Empress
Erin at Bookish in a Box
Jamie Burch at Dancing Down Serendipity Street
Mariah Irving at Constantly Risking Absurdity
Gina Maxwell at Passion on Paper



Thank you Jai Josh for this gorgeous award!  Her blog rocks; if you haven't been by to visit, I hope you do so today :)

This goes to:
P.J. Hoover
Milton at KittyChat
Charmaine at Wagging Tales
Jen Chandler at From Inkstained Hands
Emily White at Stepping into Fantasy






I have three wonderful blogging friends to thank for the You Are My Sunshine award!  Wendy at On 'n' On 'n' On, Tori at Head in the Clouds, and Christine Danek at Christine's Journey.
This goes to:
Amber at Musings of Amber Murphy
Janna Qualman at Something She Wrote
Hilary Wagner
SarahJayne at Writing in the Wilderness
Lisa and Laura Roecker



The lovely Angie Paxton passed this awesomesauce award on to me.  She has incredibly insightful posts, please visit her!

This goes to:
Clarissa Draper at Listen to the Voices
Eternally Distracted
Suzanne Hayze at Tales of Extraordinary Ordinariness
Kelly Polark
Tina Laurel Lee at Watch Me Practice



Thank you to a great writer and almost neighbor of mine, VR Barkowski for this award.  She's fantastic; I hope you check out her blog today!

I'm passing this on to:
Danyella Leafty
Heather Dougherty
Shannon Whitney Messenger
Yamille at The Che Boricuas
Miss V at Rambles & Randomness


And finally, thank you to the sweet Laura Marcella at Wavy Lines for awarding me the Superior Scribbler Award.  Check out her colorful blog, you'll love it!

This goes to:
Alexandra Stostak
Emily Ann Benedict at Benedictions
Nevine at Dreams, Deliriums and Other Mind Talk
Amy Jo at Ramblings of a Novice Writer
Steena Holmes at Chocolate Reality





Phew!  That's some crazy linkage, there.  I wish I could link every follower on posts like this, because every one of your blogs has something amazing and unique to offer.  Click the links -- I hope you find new friends from here!!

On a side note:  Please take a minute to click your own profile picture from my Follower's mosaic.  When you do, verify that a link to your blog is visible.  I tried to pass awards on to many people today but couldn't because there's no virtual trail from your profile pic to your blog. :(

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend so far!

53 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Congrats on all the awards! :) I hope things are better for you next week.

Just click on my mosaic pic and it has no link - that's strange. Shouldn't it happen automatically?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a lot of awards.
Hope next week is better for you, Nicole. We'll keep you going if it's not.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

You'd think it would, Jess, but it doesn't. You have to go to one of the settings menus and type in the URL for it to show up. I think the reason it isn't automatic is so people have control over what is visible. For example, I have a family blog that I don't want connected to my profile pic...otherwise my "professional" contacts will stumble into territory they probably won't be very interested in (LOL)!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Alex, thank you so much! That means a lot. Have a great weekend, friend!

Mary McDonald said...

I hope next week is great to make up for what seems to have been a sucky one last week. Congrats on all the awards. :-)

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Nicole! I am honored!
I love following your blog. You have a great attitude on life!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats on all your awards and keep your spirits up :)

E. Elle said...

Congratulations on all your awards! I adore you, too. I hope that you continue to feel a little better, finding sunshine through the clouds. I'll be thinking of you.

Laura Marcella said...

I hope your weekend is looking brighter than your week!!! Thanks for your kind words about my blog. :)

I clicked on my picture and I see no visible link :( I looked at my settings and I've selected "yes" to those questions asking about where my blog can be viewed. Do you (or anyone reading this comment!) know how to make sure I have a link? Thanks!

Jemi Fraser said...

I've had the same problem with some of my followers - frustrating. If they leave a comment I can usually link back, but not with just some follower photos.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

My goodness you win a lot of awards! Thank you so much for thinking of me. *Tear* *Sniffles* *Clasps award and runs away to brag* :)

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on all the awards. You deserve the, Nicole! I'm sure things will be on the up this week. Have a great Mother's Day tomorrow.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on all the awards. You deserve the, Nicole! I'm sure things will be on the up this week. Have a great Mother's Day tomorrow.

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Soeey for the deleted comments, btw. Bolgger is being weird and telling me the comments aren't going through. #Shannonfail.

Alexandra Shostak said...

Omg thank you so much!!! <3<3

Clarissa Draper said...

Thank you. I will post it on my site and mention you on my blog.

CD

Liza said...

Wow! So many awards! Congratulations!

mi said...

congrats on the awards!
it's great to be able to find other great blogs through these awards.

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Thank you so much, Nicole! It's so wonderful that you thought of me and I am thrilled to have found your blog, or that you found mine and THEN I found yours? However that worked, Spread the Awesome was a big day for me! And the award means a lot!!

Gina Leigh Maxwell said...

Nicole, thank you so much for the sweet blog award! You're amazingly supportive and I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate it. Congratulations on having so many people sending you so much love. It's a true testament to your character. :)

Dominique said...

I hope your weekend is a major improvement on your week.
Congrats on all the awards. :)

Aubrie said...

Have a great weekend, Nicole! (I know what it's like to have a bad day and then look at all the comments on your blog and it cheers you up!) That's the best.

Congrats on your awards!

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on all your awards. They are all so very well deserved. And thank you so much for mine. Happy Mother's Day. :)

Emily White said...

Well thank you very much! And congratulations on all your awards! :)

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on these awards! It's wonderful to have so many fun blog friends to brighten your day! I hope you feel better and have a fantastic Mother's Day!

mi said...

btw - i think blogger is being fussy with some of the profiles. for instance, if someone clicks on my pic it only shows the blogs i follow, though i have it set to show my blog as well. a glitch, i suppose.

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Thank you so much for passing on that adorable award! :) I really appreciate it. (makes my day warmer)

I'm sorry this week has been rough. I hope and pray that today is much brighter. :)

Janet Johnson said...

Wow, congratulations on all the awards. That's wonderful!

Palindrome said...

congratulations on your awards. Hope your week ended brighter than it began. :)

Nevine said...

Nicole, Congratulations on all of your awards! And thanks a million for thinking of me. And I can't begin to tell you how much blogging relieves my stress, too. There are days that I feel are better left behind, but writing and connecting with others helps me through it all. It's nice to know there are others who share this feeling.

Again, Nicole, thank you so much for the lovely award. I truly do appreciate it!

Nevine

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh Nicole, I'm so glad the blog helped you through a rough week. I can't tell you how many times our blog friends pulled us out of a funk. Amazing how much it helps to have bloggy support when publishing makes life difficult.

And congrats on all the awards! You are well loved my friend. Thanks so much for passing one along to us. We're so honored!

MissV said...

Wow! Thanks!!! Love the award! Congrats to all the other winners! I'm gonna have to set aside a day to pass these on....don't wanna be greedy and hoard them for myself. Well, I do kinda, but I won't. I'll share.

Happy Mother'sDay to all the Mamas, Grandmas and future Mommies!!!

Kim Williams said...

followed a link from Nevine's place over here. nice to find you. i have some reading to do, it seems.

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Nicole, thanks so much for my award! I will wear it proudly and I promise my rats won't be allowed to scuff up those nice yellow boots! :)

xoxo -- Hilary

Mary Aalgaard said...

Great award ceremony. Glad it brightened your week. I like your signature emblem at the bottom of your post.

Kelly said...

Thank you, Nicole, for the award! That's...awesome! :) Enjoy your weekend!

Kelly said...

Thank you, Nicole, for the award! That's...awesome! :) Enjoy your weekend!

India Drummond said...

Congrats on all the blog awwards! It is so nice to know that people are thinking of us, especially when times are tough.

Hope things are getting better soon!

Jen said...

Congratulations! I could feel the love!

Janna Qualman said...

Nicole, thank you! And Happy Mother's Day. :)

Victoria Dixon said...

Congrats on all the awesome friends who send you well deserved awards! Thanks for thinking of me, too. ;D

Danyelle said...

Thank you, Nicole! And I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful. :)

Yamile said...

Thank you so much for the lovely award!!!

Lisa Rusczyk said...

I had a rough week too, and blogging support and Hazard Cat help so much! You're right about every comment.

Lisa K. said...

Congratulations on the awards, Nicole. You're always so great at paying it forward, and you deserve every single one! I hope your week brightens. :-)

DL Hammons said...

I've been away for the weekend, so I'm playing catch-up. Don't you ever razz me again about Blog Bling. Your the Zsa Zsa Gabor of blog awards!! :) And you deserve each and every one!!!

Congrats to you and the newly tagged.

Jamie Burch said...

Congratulations to you! And thanks so much for honoring me with this one. You rock!

By the way, I love the setup and layout of your blog! You've done an amazing job here.

:)

Jen Chandler said...

Congrats on all the awards! And than you so much for passing that lovely along! That gave me a much needed smile :)

Happy Tuesday,
Jen

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Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I can't remember if I commented on this post yet to say thanks for the award -- and congrats on all of yours! I got SO behind in my reader this past week. I just kept leaving your posts unread so I could go back and properly savor them later. (Later is now!)