Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A to Z Challenge, Welcoming New Followers, Awards



A warm welcome to the next five new followers who signed up during the A to Z Challenge:

Valerie Furnas -- Valerie, there was no link to a blog on your Follow form. If you have one, I probably found it and its in my blog roll. If you read this, please leave a comment and I can find a link that way. 

http://sunflowersnaps.blogspot.com  Janie is from northern California and is retired from work in hospice care. I'm in awe of people who work in that field. Janie's passion is photography and she has some gorgeous pictures to prove it on her blog.

http://wiseherb.blogspot.com Sage lives in Cornwall in the UK and is interested in the Cornish language and way of life. Having read many books from Cornwall, I know I will enjoy Sage's blog.

http://michelleteacress.blogspot.com Michelle, has written a couple of childrens' books, a YA novel and is working on an adult novel. Michelle says her days are filled with family, reading and writing.

http://laurashomesteadadventures.blogspot.com  Laura says she is making a hobby of learning old time skills, such as cheese making, candle making, spinning and so on. That sounds so creative, interesting and inspiring to me.

Please take a minute and check these blogs out, I know you will find them interesting.

Now to the A to Z Challenge:


Elizabeth Mueller at http://elizabethmueller.blogspot.com  gave all of us who completed the A to Z Challenge this award. She plans to visit all our blogs (FYI, I was number 1200 something so that's a lot of blogs).


Thank you, Elizabeth

Also, a warm thank you to the organizers of the A to Z  Challenge. 

I love comments, getting them and leaving them on the blogs I read. So I was happy that my A to Z Challenge posts averaged 27 comments per post, with the N is for Nature post getting the most at 39.


I was most pleasantly surprised, however, by the 31 comments I received for the I is for Insulin Dependent Diabetes post. Some of you said I helped you understand the two types of diabetes better and I got a feeling I may even have helped someone out there. That was the most satisfying experience of the challenge. 


I will miss the Challenge. I was not tired of it, not at all. It was the most fun I've had since I started blogging. Picking a theme I love, this canyon life, and using a lot of photographs I already had, helped to make easier for me. I met a lot of nice bloggers and made some new blogger friends. All in all, it was a fun experience.


Finally, I got a Kreativ Blogger award from Munir at http://focusthroughalens.blogspot.com  



Thank you, Munir, this was such a nice surprise. There are three or four things I love about blogging and the chance to be creative in my old age, is one of them. I will work on keeping it up. I am supposed to tell you all five things about myself. And, I guess, pass this award along to other Kreativ Bloggers. I will get to that in a few days. 

23 comments:

  1. I loved visiting your blog during the "A to Z challenge" - and congrats on the awards!

    Now, how do I fit in time to visit those new blogs? I think I need 30 hour days instead of the usual 24 hours lol!

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  2. You did an amazing job on the A to Z challenge Inger! Hope you are feeling better today!

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  3. gorgeous photo, inger!! just breathtaking...

    and congrats on completing the challenge! hope you're doing well!

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  4. I'm glad you had fun with the A to Z. I'd have been searching on a few of those letters. :)

    (I already follow Janie's blog - I love it and she leaves the NICEST comments ever on mine!) I'll check out the others you named there. :)

    Hope this means you're feeling better every day!

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  5. I thought your A to Z post were alot of fun! I think I would have a hard time coming up with something for each one :) Congrats to you for doing it so well!!

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  6. I think I may have to join in during the next A to Z Challenge -- if there is a next one! I found your posts very interesting. :)

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  7. I loved reading your blog during the A to Z challenge!! Of course, I love your blog always ~ but this was interesting ad I learned a lot about you and your life in the desert canyon. I even had a dream about looking at a horizon one night and in my dream I said, 'that's where Inger lives'. LOL crazy, huh? Thanks for all you put into the challenge... it was very much enjoyed!!!

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  8. A very lovely photograph today. :)

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  9. Congratulations on your awards, Inger! And your new followers as well...they are more important...:)JP

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  10. Hi Inger!

    Congratulations on your awards. I have another one for you as I wanted to let you know that I have given you the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog, I love your site. :)

    http://julieflanders.blogspot.com/2011/05/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  11. I'm so tempted to do the A-Z challenge as well! I'm not sure! hmmmmmm

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  12. Wonderful, Inger! Yes! "I is for Insulin" was very informative, I learned a lot - thank you. I have been impressed that you could come up with ideas for every letter. I remember waking the morning that Q was due and thinking (as soon as I awoke): What in the world will Inger find for Q. Same thing happened with R. Of course, you always came through with something interesting.

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  13. Really enjoyed reading your A to Z posts and your blog in general. Glad I found your blog.

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  14. Congrats on the awards. You deserve them. I always enjoy your blog; seeing your pictures and reading your thoughts. Thanks for taking the time to post, even when you may not be feeling all that great!

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  15. You did a great job with the challange and I really enjoyed your posts. Congrats on the awards. You so deserve them.

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  16. I’m so glad I found you through the A to Z challenge. I look forward to visiting again.

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  17. Thanks for the shout out. I gave you one today too. :) And congratulations on the award. You deserve it!

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  18. Congratulations on the A-Z challenge. And yeah...Elizabeth is an overachiever! 1200 blog visits wowsa. That makes my head spin.

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  19. Inger, I agree with the other comments, you did a great job on the A-Z challenge, and I feel like I know you a bit better now! Congrats on the awards too!!

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  20. Catching up on your posts -- I loved the pictures of the Zen temple!

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  21. I'm going to have to go back through more of your posts now that the challenge is over. Whew, I'm totally scheduling my posts next time instead of doing them the night before.

    And I guess this is great timing since I have a Versatile Blogger award for you at my blog! =)

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  22. Your blogs are always so soothing. They bring me close to my creator. You blog got my husband interested back in taking pictures of nature.Thanks:)

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  23. Thanks for the mention and what a great idea... congrats on completing the A-Z challenge, I loved following your writing and hearing tales of your life xx

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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