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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Accolades, Memes and More Twitters

Accolades, Memes, and Twitters, three topics for a cold, winter day.

Accolades

Accolades are always nice to get and I’ve gotten a few these past few weeks that I’d like to acknowledge, thank the givers of, and then pass along to others.

First, Jodi from Bloomingwriter presented me with an “E for Excellent” award. Thank you, Jodi and ‘back atcha”.

Then my very own sister presented me with an “I’m Addicted to Your Blog” award. Thank you, Sherry. I recently hooked her up with a blog and now she’s off and running on her own now.

I will say that picking blogs to pass these awards along to is mighty difficult for me. I use a feed reader (Google’s) to keep track of blogs so I can readily find new posts because I read a lot of blogs.

I highly recommend that anyone who reads more than a few blogs set up a feed reader. It will make your blog reading not necessarily effortless, but at least a whole lot easier. You’ll find you don’t have to keep going to your favorite blogs to figure out “have they posted again, how about now, when are the posting again?” You just go to your feed reader and the new posts are listed right there for you to review.

I also use Blotanical’s “current list” feature to find new blogs that aren’t on my feed reader, when I have time. It’s always fun to find a new garden blog that you really like and can identify with.

Meme’s

My sister also tagged me for a meme today to show you all my refrigerator and the magnets on it. My refrigerator! I looked at it and thought, “Hmmm, will people think better of me or worse of me if they see the magnets on my refrigerator?” Let’s just say that I have a lot of magnets with a gardening theme on my refrigerator, several Indiana Pacer schedule magnets going back about nine years, and pictures of family and friends and leave it at that, shall we?

Or would you all like to compare “gardening themed” refrigerator magnets like we shared “gardening themed” Christmas ornaments a few months ago?

More Twitters

If you thought that reading my twitters on my sidebar was like watching a plant that appears to being doing nothing, well it turns out you can set up your plant to twitter, too. A co-worker sent me a link to this site, Botanicalls, with instructions on how to set up a plant so that it can post a “twitter” when it needs water. It seems just a tiny bit complicated to me, but if you decide to try it, let me know so I can “follow” your plant, like I’m following their pothos plant.

Now consider yourself tagged as "E for Excellent" and “I’m Addicted to Your Blog” if you see yourself on my sidebar lists of blogs. Plus I'm tagging Mary of Mary’s View.

And if you aren’t listed on my sidebar and would like to be, just let me know, I’m happy to add you!

12 comments:

Tina said...

Carol,
You might want to check out The Power Guides. It's fab!
And you're one of the many blogs listed, by the way.
:)

Nancy said...

I second what Tina says.. I'm liking the power guides a lot.

And, I never turn down an invitaion to be on a blogroll...

:0)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Carol you will need a seperate blog to have all of your awards and accolades on. Well deserved too. The refrigerator memes could also be a seperate blog. Ha... Fun tho they are.

Mary said...

Gee, Carol. I've passed on so many memes in recent months and just yesterday I thought I must participate somehow. So, I have a post cooking up in my mind. Your tag came at the right time!

I need to learn more about Google Reader so I might send you an e-mail about it soon. Sounds like a good idea for those who are always pressed for time.

You are addicting and excellent! From a non-gardening expert, I recognize a well-rounded blogger and enjoy you so much. I know who to call when I'm in gardening trouble :o)

jodi said...

Definitely well deserved, Carol...I have such fun reading your blog most days (sometimes I don't make it for a day or two and feel like I've missed out most desperately.)
I could actually take part in a fridge magnet meme, although I have far more cat-themed than garden themed...and the fridge is a chaotic mess of many magnets, photos, cartoons from our newspaper's cartoonist, a few recepes, phone numbers...you know, the important stuff that has gotta go on a fridge!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Carol, did you see Kylee's snow? We lucked out of that one didn't we? After seeing the huge flakes last night I thought we were really going to get some snow this time.

You are an Excellent blogger and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog.

Leslie said...

Congratulations, Carol, two accolades you certainly deserve! I'll post my garden fridge decorations and I'll go check out the plant twitter site...right now I can't imagine what it is!

Leslie said...

Oh...guess my plants won't be twittering anytime soon...although I do know people whose houseplants could benefit from less water...so if it keeps you from watering too much it might help...need I add this person is a Non Gardener? I doubt most gardeners would bother wiring up their plants! And I also have never turned down an offer to be on a blogroll...thank you!

Mad Man Bamboo said...

Carol, great post. Glad to see you getting kudos, well deserved. Keep on bloggin'

Sean

Jane Marie said...

Carol, thanks for the link to Blotanical. I'm going to check it out thoroughly right after this comment.
I've been using Google Reader for a while now and really like it. I just updated it to include all of my new friends :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Congratulations! The awards are well deserved. A refrigerator magnet meme (even if not garden magnets) sounds like fun. I had to take off my "Dress Me Up David" when I had kids, but I still have an odd assortment, none garden related.

Carol said...

Tina, I will check that out. Thanks for the tip.

Nancy, I've added you to my blog roll.

Lisa at Greenbow, Thanks, what a nice comment.

Mary, I look forward to reading your post on memes, really I look forward to all of your posts. There is another blogger who is working on a tutorial post about feed readers. Once she posts, you might find that helpful.

Robin's Nesting Place, Yes, we have lucked out when it comes to snow. And thanks for the nice compliment.

Leslie, You are not on my blogroll?I'll fix that real soon.

Mad Man Bamboo, Will do and thanks.

Jane Marie, Happy to help!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter, What, no gardening themed refrigerator magnets?

Thanks all for the kind words and comments!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens