Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Daily Dose

I've been blogging since last March, and the miracle in this is that I am still blogging. Not just blogging, but making connections with so many other people out there who enjoy this avenue of expression as much as I do. If you would have asked me last January if I had a blog, I would have stared blankly at you and wondered what in the world you were talking about!

So, in celebration of my stick-to-it-ness I am creating a blog award. I'm calling it The Daily Dose award, and it goes to the blogs that I must read every day without fail. Seriously, I might as well mainline new posts...it's that addictive. I feel acute disappointment when I go to my favorite blogs and find old posts (no pressure here, girls!).

So here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog.

I am giving this award to Alana, Heather, Sue, Leah, Lisa and Karen. Please feel free to pass this award along as you see fit. All I ask is that you link here so I can also visit the blogs that each of you find so interesting.

50 comments:

The Preacher's Wife said...

Thank you Xandra!!

I hope you know I never take it for granted that you would take your time every day to check my blog. I'll try to make frequent updates so as not to disappoint...LOL

As soon as I have my post ready, I'll link back..

Much love and Thank you!!

Lisa

Alana said...

Wow, I love that award! The graphic is so cute, too. I'm honored...you are too sweet Xandra.

I have so many that I visit, but I will try to post a few of my favorites when I get back into the swing of things!

Susanne said...

Thanks for doing this!!
Your blog is such an inspiration!
Have an awesome day!!

Praise and Coffee said...

Thank you so much! That button is adorable! I'm so blessed that you enjoy my scribblings! I give all the glory to God, without Him, I have nothing to offer!!

Sue

Mocha with Linda said...

What a clever award! And thanks for coming to visit my new site.

Loved reading your profile, and we have a lot in common. Look forward to "knowing" you better in the blog world!

Karen said...

Aw, thank you Xandra, this is just so sweet. I look forward to putting the graphic on my website and passing it forward! I'm so glad our paths have crossed these past few months -- looking forward to lots more blogging and friendship with you!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Cute award. I love your makeover, too!

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Thank you so much..

Kind of giggled.. as a Nurse, it was some what fitting that I have the pill bottle...

but seriously...I appreciate you taking the time to recognize our friends and those we love... and I like keeping the originator in the award.

May you be blessed in all you do
Connie

Rhonda said...

Very creative - and excellent choices. I love all of the blogs that you have chosen.

Rhonda said...

Hi Xandra

I gave your award to a couple of my blogger friends.

Thanks for being so creative.

Denise said...

I am amazed at the friends that I have made in the few short months since I started blogging.. Who would have thought a year ago that the word blogging was even in my vocabulary....... I am so overwhelmed with the warmth and transparency of all the ladies out there........ I really feel blessed...........
Nice to meet you.........

kim said...

Karen gave me this adorable award and I have passed it on! The blog world is such a fun place to belong to, isn't it? I have poked around your blog a bit and have had a great time!
*smiles*
Kim

Edge of Design said...

Thank you Xandra. It's nice to "meet" you. My friends Sharon and Denise linked me to you.

Andrea said...

That is a GREAT award! Thanks for starting it off.

By the way...I feel the same disappointment when I go visit my 'favorites' and see that there's nothing new posted.

I started blogging in May -- and like you, I NEVER expected to make such strong connections via the internet.

Donetta said...

Thank you for the thoughtful consideration you placed into the design of this award.

kate5kiwis said...

that award is so yummy, i want to *eat* it!!!!!
thanks and love from kate in new zealand X

hippyhappyhay said...

Thanks for making that lovely award...yummy!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Xandra, I just signed your Linky -- but I feel compelled to add that I haven't passed the award on (yet). So my post won't keep you glued to the computer (yet).

All the same, thanks for starting this great award. The graphics are beautiful, and the description is perfect.

Greatfullivin said...

This is my first visit here,but after i recieved this award I wanted to give credit so I put it on my sidebar with a link back to you. Such a thoughtful award to make Thanks so much!

Rhonda said...

Wow! The list has gotten huge!!

Carol said...

What a cool idea. I feel honored that someone saw fit to give this award to me. Just look what you started!

Denise C said...

This is just the absolute greatest award! IT is exactly how I feel as I click on my favorite blogs and when they comment on mine!
Thank you for creating this award to express how we feel and how much we treasure the friendships we've made here in the blog world.

You are a blessing and I am looking forward to visiting you as well!

Sweet blessings to you my new friend!

Joyful Days said...

What a sweet award. I received it from Kim at mom-musings and shared it too.

Blessings,

Julie

Heather C said...

(((((((((((((Xandra)))))))))))))))) Thank you so much, my sweet friend! It took me over a week, but I've finally got a post up passing the award along... Thanks again. God bless you!

Love ya!

Heather

jacinta said...

Thank-you to the very awesome Hay at http://hippyhappyhay.wordpress.com for my award.

She's one groovy chick.

Mari said...

Thansk for starting this Xandra. It's a really neat award and we all have our daily dose that we need to visit!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow! What a fun thing you did! And it's kinda like the Energizer Bunny. What a thrill it was to get the award from Denise, especially since I'm such a newbie at all this!

I just added my 8 for '08 - just couldn't hold it to 5!

The Young's said...

Thanks for creating this award! What a cool idea! I just got nominated and it just made my day! I can't wait to take a look at your blog!!! Thanks!
Buffi Young

zUzU said...

=^..^= Good Morning Xandra!

I received your lovely award through Tracy's blog, Seaside Enchantment and couldn't figure out it's origin. Finally, I thought to Google it!

. . :: Bingo :: . .

Found you ... and your gorgeously worded blog. The banner is fantastic ::sigh::

I wanted to let you know another has felt your touch. Do you realize how many people you have touched by your simple thought (and acted upon) random act of kindness?

Your one sweet idea to brighten anothers day is bouncing about the internet ... traveling out in cyberspace ... Landing blog to blog ... uniting new people, creating new friendships and strengthening the bonds of friendships already glued together by years of trust & laughter.

I wish to nominate you for the Bright Light Award. There is no one out there more deserving!

I hope you will accept. To view & copy:

The Bright Light Award

Have a wonderful weekend, Xandra!
=^..^= love, zU

freetofly said...

What an awesome site & an awesome award! Thanks for providing a great tool to build on that wonderful sense of community that can come with blogging! I will be coming over, I like your message and am glad to have found you!

Mel's World said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate the friendships and joy that is brough to us each and every day through each other's blogs!

xoxo,
Melissa

Thank you so much for thinking of me!

luvmy4sons said...

I got your award through my sweetest dear bloggy friend Maria at http://inchristwearefreetofly.blogspot.com/

How awesome. What a great way to bless others and open up new doors for friendship in the bloggy world.

Liked your site and I will be back!

SharonB said...

Great idea for an award...I love your site too! Hope to come around again

Rony said...

Thank you for creating this award. What a fantastico idea!

Sheila said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for creating and sharing this with us!

Nonna said...

Thanks for creating such a nice award! I'll be sure and read your blog now!
Have a blessed week!
Patti

Jenny is Live & In Color said...

What a fun and sweet award! Nice to receive and to give.

Amy said...

Thanks for creating this great award. I loved receiving and and passing it on to other deserving blogs!

wheelsonthebus said...

What a great award. I have passed it on to two others.

Emily

OzAtheist said...

Hi
I was awarded this yesterday and am about to pass it on to a few others. Neat idea.

missing_one said...

thank's for the great award idea!
I love the graphic!!
Now I have more blogs to add to my blogroll!

e-Mom said...

Thanks for creating this award. It's a beautiful button too. :~D

Hugs 'n prayers,
e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Coggy said...

Thanks for creating the award it's such a good idea.
I love finding new blogs to read outside of my normal daily tour.
Coggy x

c. said...

Great award. Nice to share the love with the bloggers we read daily. Thanks!

kalakly said...

The support I get from my blogging buddies, is indescribable, is that a word??? Anyway, as much fun as it is to get the award, I loved being able to give it to someone else who made a difference to me.

What a great idea:)Thanks!

E and T said...

What a fantastic Award. I too didn't expect to learn so much from blogland and make the connections I have.
There are a couple of blogs I read on a daily basis and they certainly are a must as I find them so inspirational. I would love to use your award for these truly special people.

Olive Lucy said...

I got the daily dose from Kalakly and I am always surprised when i hear some one reads my blog daily. i will be sure to pass on the award just as soon as i figure out who i should pass it too.

hoLLy said...

cute award-i'm honored to have received it from my sister in law. i'm passing it along. it was hard to narrow it down. i am a serious blog addict:) thanks!!

-Melissa- said...

Cute award. Thanks for starting it. It made my day when my friend Holly gave it to me.

Misti said...

This is such a great idea!! Oh how I love my blogs!!