Sunday, March 29, 2009

A tribute to three true friends I've made through blogging

Two weeks ago I posted about a blogging award that had been given to me, and in the comments that very day, I got another one. Tina of Life in the slow lane at Squirrel Head Manor sent me the above award with this definition:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more..."

I'm very flattered that Tina, whom I've never really had much contact with, has been quietly following my blog and chose me as part of this category.

But, as usual, to pass the award on I'm changing the rules a bit. No, make that a lot. I'm going to recognize the three bloggers that I feel I have become true friends with, in every sense of the word.

I don't want to be exclusive -- there are plenty of you out there who are best blogging buddies, that I would love to meet one day, and that I've known for quite a while now. You have all become part of my life.

But there are three special gals who end up being the object of phrases that roll off my tongue in everyday conversation: "I have a friend who..." "One of my girlfriends..." and "Yeah, I was talking to a friend about that the other day..."

These are three great bloggers who also grace my email box, my Facebook page, and my Twitter page -- okay, except for one on the Twitter page, but maybe I'll convince her.

I guess, even though it sounds a little corny, I'm writing this to thank them for being my friends.


Elisabeth said...

Hey, mucho thanks for the award! I will probably pass it on, but I have been so bad in catching up with my blogroll, lately, that it will take me a little time to act on this.

Betty C. said...

It doesn't really matter. I turned the whole thing into something more personally meaningful; I don't really think of it as an "award," just more as an award I got that made me think of my blogging-related friendships in general.

Alison said...

Thanks so much! Awww! It's funny, you pop into conversations too. Sometimes I qualify bloggers as "my blog friend So-and-So," but I guess past a certain point you don't need the qualifier. Thanks again, friend.

Betty C. said...

Alison, that was one of my test criteria: when you stop saying "I read on a blog..." or "someone I know from blogging told me..." and just say "a friend."

Another criteria was having other forms of contact outside of just leaving comments on each others' blogs. And of course longevity counted for something, although Elisabeth and I haven't been following each other's blogs for that long.

Betty C. said...

Yikes, each other's or each others'? Tell me, punctuation queen!

La Framéricaine said...

I'm no PQ, however, I'd hazard a guess that it is "each other's" because I looked it up just to be sure I wouldn't steer anyone wrong!

Congratualtions on both your blog awards and your friendships that have evolved out of blogging. I'm very happy for you.

Thank you, too, for your kind comment at Halfway To France. I have been packing and shredding until I cannot see straight, so I have neglected to blog this past week. I'll be getting back to it soon.

Jann said...

It's wonderful to have such great friends and blogging buddies~ how thoughtful of you to thank them.....Cheers!

Betty C. said...

Franaméricaine -- Yes, I'm sure now it's "each other's," just after thinking it over.

"Each other" is singular, of course, as is anything after "each." One would never write "each others." I guess what got me thinking was the fact that one can say "the others" and, thus, "the others'."

Betty C. said...

Jann -- Thanks for your comment. I have just got to get back to your blog because I know that usually when you're home commenting, you're posting too!

spacedlaw said...

Congratulations! Your blog is a very friendly one, so who better than you?
I see you mention Twitter.
Details? (you can email them to me if you don't want to tell all).

Loulou said...

Merci Betty! I'm really touched that you sent this my way. It is truly appreciated. :)
Meeting people (like yourself) through this blogging thing has made it all worthwhile.

See you on Sunday!

Betty C. said...

spaced -- I started Twitter last summer and just didn't get it. Then my niece encouraged me to give it another try and I have been enjoying it -- especially on weekends, though. My account is under bcinfrance if you want to connect.

Everything online has become so unwieldy (my multiple email accounts, Facebook, blogging) that I am enjoying the simplicity and purity of Twitter.

spacedlaw said...

Thank goodness for the hnadle. I was looking under your name and found two other Betties but none were you!

Marie Antionette said...

Its nice to have friends,I've made alot of them since I began bloging.So its not corny.You sound like a sweet person deserving of this award.Hugs Marie Antionette