Earlier this year I stopped following all of the big cheese bloggers and podcasters. I even took the blogroll off of my blog. You know who they are. Look at 99% of the blogrolls out there and you will see the same names. If you are a new blogger or podcaster they are the same ones that are in your blog roll right now. If you are an old time blogger please update your blogroll with all of those new blogs you found after your initial plunge into the 2.0 world. Nothing against the big guys, I was just looking for something fresh and new, and wanted to find people who were more like…well, me. The folks who are in the 400,000s for a technorati rating, get a big smile when their counters hit more than 10 people per day, and just a single comment on a post is enough motivation to write again the next day. During the course of my search I found many small, and many “big” blogs that I had previously never seen. One of the first that I found was Delaine Zody’s (or did she find me?). It is the only blog that I have continuously followed through every RSS reader change.
On Christmas Day Delaine left me a present in a comment–she gave me a Pop-tastic award. I get excited anytime anyone stops by and reads a post of mine, but it is with great excitement and a “tear in my eye” that I come to the podium and accept a 2008 Pop-Tastic blog award from one of my favorite people I have never met, Delaine Zody!
Part of the deal is that after receiving the award you have to pass it on to six other bloggers. Here are my six choices for blogs that I read for a wide variety of reasons and have kept me coming back regularly over the last several months:
I know that some of you will think this is a bit silly and have a problem with a picture of vegetables on your site so no offense taken if it does not show up. But I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate what you do. Even if I have never commented on one of your posts, they still leave me thinking. Thanks.
Here are the Rules & Regs for the bling:
- When you receive The Award, please post it on your blog, linking back to the person who gave it to you.
- In addition, please link to This Post, which explains the origins of The Award.
- Please visit Veggie Mom’s Post , which explains the origins of The Award, and Sign Mr. Linky, so she’ll be able to keep a record of all whose Blogs are Pop-tastic! Feel free to leave a comment, too!!
- Pass The Award along to SIX Bloggy Friends, whose creativity merits inclusion in this circle. Link to their blogs in your Awards Post, and notify them that they’ve received The Award.