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You like me, you–get the picture

Big news o’ the day: my last post was part of the March Write-Away Contest at Scribbit. Results are back today:

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I’m pretty doggone excited! Thanks to Scribbit for hosting, Annette Lyon for judging, everyone for your sweet thoughts and especially those of you who helped.

Also this week, I’ve gotten my first blog awards in . . . almost a year. Yikes! So a big thanks to Ever After — My Way:

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Friend Award

and Traci Hunter Abramson:

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The Symbelmynë Prize

So, to hand out my own awards—and since I’m doing this off the top of my head, I don’t want to do 14 (7 a piece), so please feel free to accept one or both of these awards:

Once again, thanks to all, and have a great weekend—back on Monday on the path to fulfillment!

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I’m a Total Blogger!

If you’ve been here before, you probably already knew this, but I figured I’d make it official:

The mom blogger quiz from MamaBlogga

Are you totally into blogging, or your kids? Take my quiz to find out!

Of course, this quiz is not to indicate whether or not you have children, nor is it to indicate whether you love them more than you love your blog. It is for entertainment purposes only. It doesn’t matter whether you’re more of a blogger or more of a mom according to this quiz, you’re a mom and a blogger—and that’s okay. We know you love your kids more than your blog.

Take the MamaBlogga Mom Blogger quiz!

Popular parent bloggers updated!

Remember back in April when we first published the Popular Parent Bloggers awards? Well, we’ve finally gotten around to updating the list! Check out the updated list (or the original one) today!

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The BlogOlympics Closing Ceremonies

<Sing your own BlogOlympic Theme here>

Congratulations to absolutely everyone who participated in the 2007 BlogOlympics. You have all truly shown your mettle as community bloggers, striving to interact with the blogosphere, and you have my highest commendation—and, of course, my medal badges!

Some of you, upon reporting which events you completed, underestimated yourselves, so I went oahead and bumped you up a level 😉 . For those of you who completed more than one medal, congratulations! I’ve listed you here under the highest medal level you completed (besides, you didn’t want all three badges cluttering up your blog, did you?). So when reading these lists, remember that silver medalists also completed a bronze-level event, and gold medalists also completed silver- and bronze-level events.

Great job, all—and congratulations to our 19 20 medalists!

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Silver

Gold

The Medals
To insert the BlogOlympics medals in your blog, here’s the handy, dandy HTML code you can just cut and paste—you don’t even have to download & reupload the images!

Bronze
<a href="http://www.mamablogga.com/blogolympics/" title="Blog Olympics"><img src="http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z41/MamaBlogga/th_bronzemedal.png"
alt="BlogOlympics Bronze Medalist" /></a>

Silver
<a href="http://www.mamablogga.com/blogolympics/" title="Blog Olympics"><img src="http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z41/MamaBlogga/th_silvermedal.png"
alt="BlogOlympics Silver Medalist" /></a>

Gold
<a href="http://www.mamablogga.com/blogolympics/" title="Blog Olympics"><img src="http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z41/MamaBlogga/th_goldmedal.png" alt="BlogOlympics Gold Medalist" /></a>

Participant
<a href="http://www.mamablogga.com/blogolympics/" title="Blog Olympics"><img src="http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z41/MamaBlogga/th_participantbadge.png" alt="BlogOlympics Participant" /></a>

Again, congratulations to all the medalists and participants! What a wonderful effort you’ve made to improve the blogosphere—and the blogosphere is truly better for it. We’re lucky and glad to have such Olympians among the ranks of bloggers!

I did my best to hunt down all the winners; if I missed you, please contact me!

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My middle name

I’ve been tagged by Deb for a middle name meme.

My middle name is Rebecca. I’m named after my great-grandmother on my dad’s side (well, we think her legal name was just Becca, but anyway). I really like my middle name.

Now I’m supposed to come up with adjectives to describe myself based on each letter of my middle name. I can’t remember the last time I tried to do one of these writing exercises.

R – Random. I have a tendency to suddenly jump from topic to topic in conversation. And sometimes I just don’t have the patience to go back and explain my train of thought.
E – Excited. When I first get into a project, I’m super enthusiastic! Sometimes that enthusiasm wanes long before I’m done. Sometimes I manage to finish it anyway.
B – Blogger. In case you hadn’t noticed. 😉
E – Eclectic. Like most people, I have wide-ranging tastes in television shows, music and hobbies. I don’t think my tastes are particularly diverse, but they’re an interesting combination.
C – Crazy. Before I met my husband, one of my criteria for a spouse was that he would be willing to dance to music being played by Brookstone in the airport. (It was “Twist ‘n’ Shout.” Come on, if there’s ever a case for public dancing, that’s it!) I don’t know if Ryan would really do that, though.
C – Clever. Speaking of Ryan, he submitted that one.
A – Assiduous. Dutiful. Workaholic. Committed. Should be committed?

I’m supposed to tag someone for each letter of my name, but I don’t think I even know bloggers with all those letters. So join in in the comments! I love names!

:niceI’ve also received the Nice Matters Award from SingForHim @ RealLife (who was featured on ProBlogger this week!) and Jennifer @ The Life of a School Bus Driver. Thank you ladies!

Just about everyone that I’ve ever contacted in the blogosphere has been nothing but nice, so it’s hard to choose just three people to pass this award on to. But the people who’ve gone out of their way to help me is a little less hard:

  1. Michelle @ scribbit. She was one of my very first blogging friends and fans; which was really exciting!

  2. Jen @ Semantically Driven. She helped me with one of my first tutorials by writing instructions for switching to full feeds in TypePad.
  3. Kailani @ Island Life. The Carnival of Family Life was one of the first ways I received traffic and comments on my blog, and Kailani always tries to mention my latest pet project

So thank you, ladies, for always being so nice to me.

Edited to add: Deb, Mom of 3, also kindly named me as a nice blogger!

June Group Writing Project Finale

I do have to start off the post with a little shoutout: Happy birthday to my sister, Jaime!

Time for the grand finale of the June MamaBlogga Group Writing Project.

That brings our total count of submissions—all most excellent!—to 39 40 (with one late entry). Even though I got a little off in my count during the week, we more than doubled from last time’s number!

All entries
Here is the complete list of entries that qualify for the prize:

Of course, we want to give a huge thank you to everyone who participated. I would love to know how each of you came to find the group writing project and decide to participate, and I hope that you’ll stick around MamaBlogga (and not just for next month’s GWP!).

Without further ado…

The winna!
Chosen at random, the winner of our a $30 Amazon.com gift certificate is <drum roll>…

Okay, Listen Up! by bellevelma

Congratulations, Bellevelma! The gift certificate is winging its way to you from Amazon right now! (I think it’s funny that the only person who specifically said what she’d do with the gift certificate happened to be the same entry randomly picked by the random integer generator, don’t you?)


Still working on your list? Even though we’ve awarded our prize, we’ll continue to accept, read, link to and comment on submissions through next week.

One late entry brought our grand total to 40. Thanks, Diane!

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