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Friday, January 14, 2011

Honorable Mentions

Back in December, I was chosen to be in the spotlight at my old host site, LiveJournal! My link was placed on the homepage for all to see for one week.



My readership more than doubled during that time.



But more important than that were the e-mails that came flooding in with confessions, questions, recognitions and the like. It was wonderful! I was truly amazed at how much people yearn for someone to befriend, someone to talk to, someone to ask advice of. I felt incredibly honored to be that person.







I hope that my time in the spotlight touched a few lives, because I know that mine changed a bit as a result. I'm grateful that I received that opportunity.



In recent news: I was given the Stylish Blogger Award by Stephanie of Femmena Mala! It's my first award since I began this blog in September 2010, and I couldn't be happier. From one Steph to another: thank you!

Here are the criteria for the award. I have to:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about this award.

Now, none of these steps say to do this, but I'd first like to express why I'm giving this award to the following ladies. B of Beautifully Invisible said it best to Kristy Elena, so I can't help but quote her eloquent verbiage:



The bloggers that meet this criteria, in my opinion, are as follows:

Brooke of Center Sage
Bella of The Citizen Rosebud
V of Grit and Glamour
Jessica of Me and My Kors
Melissa of Miss Melissa
Kimberly of Unrivaled Kitch
Kristy of Vogue Gone Rogue
Stephanie of He Doesn't Get It
Nickie of Nickie Noel
Byn of 365 Days of Clean Eating
Laura of Obsessive Coolness
Masoom of Style Fiesta
Sarah of Labelholics Anonymous
Anouk of Style Memories
B of Beautifully Invisible

And, finally -- seven fun facts about yours truly!
I was an extra in this movie when I was 9. It was a flop.
My dream is to own a house on the water and spend my days writing.
I love animals and squeal every time I see someone walking a dog.
I'm the oldest of 3: a 21-year-old sister, and 15-year-old brother.
I plan to stay in Poland for a month within the next two years.
I didn't have my first kiss, date, or boyfriend until I was 18.
My hair has been every "normal" color (black, brown, blonde, red).



PS: I'm hosting a blog event! Who's your valentine?

10 comments:

  1. I think it's equally amazing that there are people like you willing to befriend and give advice to others whom they've never met :) Not everyone is like that.
    Also - congratulations on your award!
    And if you do decide to stay in Poland within the next few years remember you've already got LJ friends here ;)

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  2. i love this post. serious congratulations to you for being spotlighted on live journal. you definitely deserve the attention. =)

    i still can't believe that whole thing that happened to you with that other superlame blogger. as a recently discovered myself, some people are just negative and can't be reasoned with. it's unfortunate, but mostly for themselves and for the people around them. luckily, us far more positive people will move on and thrive.

    you're a wonderful, beautiful person both inside and out. i'm so glad we became blogger friends. =) thank you for giving me the stylish blogger award. and will definitely go check out your blog event!

    Kristy Elena – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

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  3. Thank you doll! How sweet! I am flattered and appreciative!

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    www.gritandglamour.com
    @gritandglamour

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  4. Your spotlight on LiveJournal was very well deserved. I think all of the feedback and emails you receieved are proof of that. You are a beautiful person inside and out and people are able to connect to you. You really understand what blogging is all about and I'm so glad we became blogger friends!
    Thank you so much for the Stylish Blogger Award. I'm truly honored to be included in the list. That's a pretty amazing criteria to fulfill and it makes me all warm inside to see that you believe I meet it! xx

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  5. congratulations :) so happy for you! and thanks for the blogger award sweety! :D

    http://style-fiesta.blogspot.com/

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  6. Livejournal brings about a curious phenomenon of friendship. There are people on my friends list who I've never met before in real life but probably know me better then some of the acquaintances i associate with day to day. I'm glad it brought me to meeting you and seeing you grow and do the things you want that mean so much to you!

    thank you so much for inspiring people as well as myself and for just being yourself which is the most important thing!

    Lots of love
    Kimberly

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  7. Thank you so much! I'm so glad that livejournal featured you so that I could find you!:) I very much enjoy blogging and writing... and according to your random facts, we have a couple of other things in common as well:)

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  8. Steph, what an honor for me to be included on your list, and with so many incredible bloggers. I love B's view of a good blogger, and couldn't agree more. Blogging is a curious thing: like an elephant, so many different things to so many different people and brings so many together from all over, all walks of life, all types of personalities.

    I am so glad to have met you via the Style Nation, and look forward in getting to know you better via your blog. Thank you again for such an honor!

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  9. Congrats on your livejournal feature! From what i've seen, you are a very sweet girl and you definitely deserve that feature!

    Thank you so much for this award :) The write up about why you chose this group of bloggers was so beyond sweet. I was blushing just reading it!

    I will write my 7 things about me asap.

    xo
    Melissa

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  10. Congrats on the feature! That's awesome! A house on the water and a life spent writing...Now that sounds like a fabulous way to live!

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