Monday, September 14, 2009

Be Gentle, It's My First

I was tickled pink to learn I had received my first ever blog award but even more elated to find it came from Monda over at No Telling. At the risk of going all "Sally Field" on you, let me just say I am honored to have someone of her caliber paying even the slightest bit of attention to me; much less, bestowing the renowned Kreativ Bogger award upon me. Talk amongst yourselves, I need a moment here.

There is so much I don't know about this macrocosm we call the blogosphere. I am a new kid in town, afraid to go out and venture too much but secretly dying to know all there is to know. There are tools and tricks of the trade, of this I am certain; however, I am equally as certain I don't know a single one of them. At present, I must simply sit and write because when I am writing, I am where I am supposed to be.

We all write for a reason or purpose. Because of this - there is a sense of community within the confines of bloggers. I picture us all sitting in an exceptionally large circle, attending our weekly meetings for BA - Bloggers Anonymous.

Hello, I am Zen Mama and I'm a blogger.

Hi Zen Mama.

I have been blogging for a few months now and I can't stop. I think about it all the time. I make lists of potential topics. I carry a notebook so I can jot down ideas when they strike. I observe people, places and even inanimate objects like never before. I can't wait until I get my next follower. Sometimes I break out in a cold sweat with mild convulsions if it's been too long between comments. I think I might be addicted.

Yes, Zen Mama - very good, you have taken the first step (applause, tears, women placing their hands over their hearts). Now let us recite the bloggers prayer, "God grant me the serenity to accept that I am a blogger, the courage to keep posting even if nobody's reading and the wisdom to never end a sentence with a preposition."

Thank you Monda for welcoming me into this community. I am out, loud and proud to be here. Here are the rules for the Kreativ Blogger award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. (see below)
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

The Nominees:

Robin Thomas at A Nest With A View
Sweetie Pie at Not As Sweet As I Used To Be
Queen of Quite a Lot at A Southern Belle Trying Not To Rust
Sharon at Bump In My Boob
LB at Wait, She Said What?
Carrie Chaney at Carrot Speak
Girl Interrupted at A World So Small

Seven things you might find interesting about me:

1. Electronics seem to mess up when I am near. Example: Long line in the DC Metro station, everyone swipes their Metro Pass with no incident - I swipe mine and the thing breaks.
2. I consider my good girlfriends to be family. I have kept in touch with many of them since childhood and have been fortunate to reconnect with those that were lost through Facebook.
3. I like a strong man in body, mind and spirit but I truly believe for the most part, women are the stronger sex.
4. I was raised to be a lady but have recently fallen from grace.
5. I had a near death experience 10 years ago where I actually heard and saw my deceased father. He came to tell me not to be afraid as I would not be coming with him. Spooky, huh?
6. I don't know how to swim.
7. I've been married three times but the first one didn't count. It lasted less than a year and he subsequently went to prison for murdering his bookie. Can we talk?

Okay, there you have it. I hope my nominees enjoy this award and the exercise involved as much as I did. Now I must get back to more Kreativ Blogging. Ya'll come back now, ya hear.


  1. What a cool blog! :) I really like the way you write and I love the design! Thanks ever so much for the award ... I'm long due a post so I will try to get something written this week and include this. I know you say you're a newbie but you're clearly a natural and I think you've made a great start ... welcome to the blogosphere and congrats on your award, the first of many, I'm sure :)

  2. Thank you so much Girl Interrupted. That means a ton coming from you. Can't wait for your next post!

  3. Congrats on the award! Found you through Wait, She Said What?!
    I like your idea of BA-I just started blogging a little over a month ago and I make lists of possible post and wait for followers too.
    I see you are in Milwaukee, I lived there for a while. Read your last post and totally know what Brookfield Betty's are:)
    Apparently Conejitos in Milwaukee is one of the best Mexican places. I've never been but my cousins obsess about it!

  4. Thanks Cathy - nice to hear from someone who understands Milwaukee and all it's nuances. Conejitos is very good - they serve on those flimsy little paper plates, great atmosphere. It's just not the kind of Mexican food I like, which is more Tex-Mex. I'm going to Houston this weekend so I will be getting my fill. Yum, yum.

  5. Well thank you very much for the nomination and congrats on getting one yourself! I still consider myself new to the blogging world and always get excited when a new follower has been added or comments left. It's just a blast.

    I'll be sure to ad it to my blog too.

    Thanks a bunch! =)

  6. Zen Mama, I'm going to have to spend some time looking at this blog of yours. Thanks for stopping by mine, I too just had the need to write my experience. Sitting in a room with others talking about their situation wouldn't work for me, but this helps, Hopefully it will help one other person who has to wear the pink shoes of Breast Cancer.

  7. Sharon, I am certain your blog will help many, many people. I have shared it with a good friend of mine who has been fighting the battle. I know she is getting a lot from it.

  8. Thanks so much for this! :) Sorry it's taken me so long to pick it up. I've been a teensy bit busy lately...


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