Today — and other future days


This weekend holds lots of exciting, happy events for my family, so I will likely be away from anything computer or internet related all day on Friday and probably most of Saturday. But, I doubt that I will even notice. I’ll post pictures and a few details later. Since I won’t be anywhere near my laptop, I’m writing this post in advance.

This gives me the opportunity to address a bit of blog business.

First, a thank you. I am thrilled that I now have 128 followers. Wow! I am honored — and humbled that so many of my fellow denizens of the interwebs would choose to stop by here from time to time.

Next up: my blogroll. Ugh! These things can be a challenge to keep up with — sort of like dusting and vacuuming, except I take a lot less notice. I usually use a reader, so I actually follow a lot more blogs than I have listed here. If you follow me consistently and would like me to include you on my blogroll, please leave a comment with your blog’s name/url. I’ll be cleaning it up over the next few weeks. If you’d like to add a brief (10 words max, please!) description of your blog, I’ll include it for viewers to see if they hover over the link.

Lastly: I have received several blog awards over the last few months and I haven’t acknowledged any of them! I’m not one to write lists of 7 or 10 or 15 oddball things about myself. I figure that a reader can glean plenty of things — oddball and otherwise — from these posts. A plain stone with the inscription “LECTOR SI MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE” (Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you) rests in St. Paul’s Cathedral, a monument to its architect Christopher Wren. While I in no way want to compare myself to Mr. Wren, I like this sentiment. If you want to know more about me, peruse these pages.

Thank you to those who have nominated me. I appreciate the recognition: Versatile Blogger Award: Morphodidius, EAM Harris, Ellen Peterson, Gracefully50, KerryL29, Little Muddy Boots, and Genuine Blogger/Sunshine Award: Francine. I hope I didn’t overlook anyone. My sincere apologies if I did.

As to the awards: it is always pleasing to be recognized by others. And I’d like to return the favor, although in a different manner.

Since memes and chain-letter type things are not my thing — I enjoy reading others; I just don’t like writing those posts! — instead, I want to start a series where I feature other bloggers. What I envision is having a series of four or five questions, likely tailored to the specific blogger, that you will answer. I’ll include links to your blog and specific posts and/or photographs that you agree to include (something like “What post are you most proud of? Why did you want to write about this?” or “Explain the photograph you’ve received the most “likes” on and why”, etc.). If there is something that you don’t want to answer, I won’t include it!

I hope to publish one or two of these a month and I will let you know in advance when it will be scheduled so that you can link to it on your blog should you choose. Want to do this? Email me at my yahoo account: an-cam-jong (remove the dashes; you know the rest). I look forward to this and hope that several of you would like to participate! Who is the first eager guinea pig? 🙂

I leave you with this. It always makes me smile. Pooh, the Philosopher.

“What day is it today?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

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2 responses to “Today — and other future days

  1. I love that you ended with Pooh and Piglet:)
    Happy weekend!
    Nutschell
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