I've been honored by a few different folks who seem to enjoy this humble little blog...
Jaquander of Byzantium's Shores tagged me for the Inspirational Blogger Award HERE on 7/23/07.
Lei from My Many Colored Days nominated me for the Blogger Reflections Award HERE on 7/9/07.
Mimi over at Bigger Than a Breadbox honored me with Thinking Blogger Award HERE on 4/16/07
Then, not long ago Kevin B. from Baron of Deseret contacted me to invite me to be a regularly contributing writer in a new forum he is initiating.
And finally I've had some feedback on a fiction piece I've been working on from published author Terri Jentz who is strongly encouraging me to continue with that effort.
I find myself both flattered and baffled by all this.
I write like I breathe...not because I thought anyone would care, but because it sustains me. As I've alluded to before, I'm a crazy insomniac so from a very early age I adapted the habit of writing to occupy myself in the wee hours of the night without bothering anyone. Beyond that, during the chaotic years of my biggest brain dysfunction I did a stint of psychotherapy during which time I wrote reams and reams of journals of introspective angst that solidified the habit into the hard wiring of my system.
When I check my blogger stats I'm always a bit mystified to discover I've got people tuning in from all over the world.
I am not sure what keeps folks coming back, but I'd just like to say thanks to all of you who have chosen to spend some time here, and especially to those of you who have shared some comments along the way.
When I first started blogging I assumed that this would be a good way to stay in touch with family and friends (most of whom fell out of the circle early on.) It never even occurred to me that total strangers would give a rip about what a self indulgent middle aged lady in Oregon would have to say.
But I've been blessed to make a handful of good friends out there in the blogosphere and to get to meet all sorts of folk both far and wide. I've learned so much from reading what many of you have written and been comforted at times by your willingness to listen to and accept my prattle. I've laughed and wept and pondered as the words have come across the ethernet from me to you and you to me.
It's an amazing world we live in. So even though I've not been one to pass on those awards as I could have... know that I very much have appreciated your kindness in acknowledging my efforts here at mind-muffins.
Now it's time for me to get off to bed...but I'll be back. See you in the next post.