Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Day! Great Blogs Abounding

Perhaps it's a factor of the delightful chaos of the Christmas season, or my rapidly diminishing ability to keep ANYTHING in order - my desk, my dogs, my muddled brain. Perhaps the stars realigned during last night's meteor showers which I really, really wanted to see but did not because it was just too cold. For whatever the reason, I am more than befuddled today - I'm stunned, flabbergasted and having an awful time wiping a really goofy grin off my face.

I have been nominated as one of the 40 best genealogy blogs by Family Tree Magazine in the New Blogs category. Luckily I was seated when I learned this.

My initial response was to laugh and pull a General Sherman or Groucho Marx. I mean, really? I have a pretty healthy (inflated) sense of my own worth, but I know how many great bloggers there are on the other side of this keyboard and monitor. I can spend entire mornings reading them. No way am I in their class. Then I looked at the list of nominated blogs. The blogs I spend mornings reading - they're there. The blogs I quote to my husband and children - they're there. The blogs I want to write when I grow up - there. The blogs I send links to my non-genie friends with the note "I never do this but you HAVE to read this" - there.

Forget Groucho - I'm hugely honored to be on the same page with these blogs and thank those that nominated me. And sorry Sherman, but having been nominated, I will serve with pleasure if elected.

Geneabloggers has posted a list of all the nominees with links (thank you, Thomas). Check them out, then vote, if you wish, here. It's a great group - all keepers.

12 comments:

  1. Oh you are so in that class! Do NOT sell yourself short. You are one of my favorites--humor, substance, great research, interesting topics, humor--you've got it all girl! Congratulations!

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  2. Back at you, Cynthia! "Cause you're there - writing the blogs I want to write when I grow up (we'll neglect the fact that I'm older than you by at least one or two years). HIgh five!

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  3. Congratulations on the nomination. It's well-deserved.

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  4. Congrats! You know I LOVE your blog!

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  5. Well deserved, Cynthia! Congratulations!

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  6. Congratulations, S!!!!!!! GREAT job!

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  7. You've got my vote - you're one of my favorite writers, period.

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  8. Congratulations...running to vote now...

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  9. Susan, I'm rather shocked to see I didn't leave a message. You know how much I enjoy your blog, and I'm very glad for you. The top congratulations to you.

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