Posts Tagged ‘blog awards’


About what am I being pedantic?

May 30, 2013

I have been blogging for a while and have found many interesting people sharing their thoughts and their knowledge online.  I enjoy that a lot.  I also enjoy the process of composing my own posts and am delighted when they seem to touch another person.

Lately I have given some thought to the whole blogging process and have come up with the following – The Five Stages of Blogging.  This is offered with much gratitude to the classic developmental psychologists whose influence you will recognize in these descriptions.

Five Stages of Blogging


Infancy – the exploratory phase

  • What is a blog and who are these people?
  • Do I have anything to say?
  • Will anyone read this?
  • Look at what people are writing – I can certainly do this – and better, too!


Launch phase-gaining in dependence

  • Choosing a blogging platform
  • Choosing a picture and avatar
  • Crafting my about page


Angst and inadequacy

  • I spent all this time designing my page why isn’t anyone reading me?
  • Am I not interesting?
  • Could my blog be more attractive?
  • Maybe I would attract more readers if I were more sassy, sexy, vulnerable, assertive, . . . ?


Elation, validation and obsession

  • I have followers!
  • From Malaysia!
  • I received a blog award!
  • I’m thinking I can quit my job and make money at this


 Self-actualization – reality is re-established

If you have read this far, please give yourself the following blog award and know that you are my favorite reader.

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Who am I thanking?

November 17, 2012

Thank you! to 21st Century Renaissance Girl for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  I am honored.  Thank you also for enriching the Sappy Cat Blogging world!  I always look forward to your posts.

I would like to pass on the award to:


A Map of Time

Gas Station Gastronomy

Slice the Life


Light Words

HMS Defiant

Word Tapestry


Hades Arrow

Attila Ovari

Knitted Notes

Millennium Conjecture

Jen in Amman

The Tattered Thread

More random things about me –

  1. I took tap dancing lessons when I was four
  2. It took me about 400 years to learn how to knit
  3. I cannot eat green peppers
  4. I love autumn
  5. Coca cola not Pepsi
  6. I am still using Windows 56
  7. I like coconut cream pie