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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Before this week...


Do you talk about your life in terms of markers? Before I got married, before I moved to Florida, before my knees' operation......................................................................?

There are about a dozen such big markers in life and I just experienced a new one right here as a blogger: 

Becoming The Blog of Note for Jan. 17, 2011!

Before the blog of note I had 273 followers. After, 393, at the end of day two. Unreal!
I still have no idea how this happened and what it might lead to.

Welcome, everyone. I hope you leave a comment now and then, and allow me to visit you as well.



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66 comments:

Hilary said...

Oh excellent, Rosaria! I'm so happy for you. You are so deserving. It's going to get very busy around here for the next few days. Enjoy it. :)

முத்துலெட்சுமி/muthuletchumi said...

yahoo 400 !!!!

yes . really i have such a marker ..
Before i have a blog
After my handful of blogs.. :)

shopgirl said...

Congratulations Rosaria! It's pretty amazing.

Have a wonderful year!

Shadow said...

how wonderful is that?!?!?!

sooz said...

Congratulations on being blog of note!!! x

Emma said...

Hey, sweet blog you have here..

Thanks for sharing your thought..

Love from Stockholm!

id said...

Nice photo

stagelogic said...

great

Pearson Report said...

The excitement, the accolades, the followers and fanfare - enjoy it all!

Congratulations on your BON recognition! Well deserved!

Cheers, Jenny

RNSANE said...

You do have an exceptional blog, Rosaria, and I can see why you have so many followers. I have
221, as of this writing, but it's taken 16 months. I spend at least ten hours a day on this computer which I shouldn't...doctor says I need to elevate my feet more...and, right now, I need to think about pack for my move, but this has become an addiction...and I so love reading everyone's blogs and commenting as well. It's become an essential part of my life.

the walking man said...

410.

Yours is the second "Blog of note" I have seen Rosaria. It is something the PEOPLE who run blogspot choose. So it was not a random computer selection.

After reading you and looking at your pictures for about a year now I can see why. Just keep distributing your common sense and forever youngness.

Donna said...

Congratulations on being blog of note...I always knew that!!!

Sarah Lulu said...

How exciting!

Yes I do have a marker.

I followed you BEFORE your were BON!!

Congratulations. xxx

Marcos said...

Nice blog ^^, wanna laught just come my blog :)

Miss Sadie said...

Great award; still the same wonderful Rosaria. With a few more friends tagging along.

Atta girl!

potsoc said...

Nice going Rosaria and may you blog on for many years to come.

Sonzeh said...

Great Blog, such a good read. Would you like to have a look at my blog?
The focus of it is photography.
Follow my blog (If you like it), and I would happily put a link of your blog in my posts.

http://thewalkingphotography.blogspot.com/

Bz said...

COngratulations :) I enjoy reading ur blog! thx

joeymax said...

hello im new to bloggin and i got to say i really enjoy your blog its very "fresh" if u like to follow my blog http://joeymax-stayathomedad.blogspot.com/

Woman in a Window said...

I'm glad for you getting the exposure, Rosaria. Now, to your question!

Markers in my life - I see my life in sections. I was going to say I don't refer to them but I don't think that is an honest answer. I see clear changes, hopefully advances. Let this change be an advance for you.

xo
erin

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! That is awesome! And well-deserved!

Brian Miller said...

you have no idea? i could think of a few reasons why...smiles...congrats

Hope said...

talking in terms of markers to me is an easy way to remember things and get a sense of the time between them.

what a thrill for you to have so many follows in such a short time
Congratulations!

Granny Annie said...

Congratulations. It is going to become difficult to find a space to comment:)

Grandpa said...

Hi Rosaria, greetings from the tropical rainforest! Congratulations for being blog of note.

I am following because we have some things in common and I like your stories.

You are welcome to read about my retired Life on The Farm at

http://www.fruitofmylabour.blogspot.com

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, that is awesome. Now sit right down and answer all those who came to visit:))
You really are a "blog of note." Deserved recognition.

Suz said...

and to think I knew you when!
Your blog is easy to read, and welcoming and wise
I so enjoy your attitude about life
and your joy about food and eating
and cooking....you inspire
-suz

Sonzeh said...

All of you who are commenting, feel free to check out my blog.
Www.thewalkingphotography.blogspot.com

Pat Jordan said...

Good luck keeping up with the crowd now... sometime it is just easier with a handful of followers. Or so it would seem. I like the photo on the blog today, it looks like it could have been my dad just towards the end. I surely do miss him... funny, how the people in your lives seem so solid and "there" and then all of a sudden, they are not.
Well, congrats on "blog of note"eriety.... I wish you the best and will indeed be by to see what you're up to. I will like from me to you... just for fun...

Dimple said...

Congratulations, Rosaria!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I see these thingies here and there on blogs and understand neither the source, nor significance of such blogger awards, but it does deserve congratulations...picking up followers would be worth the honor...I had not thought of it before, but yes, markers....a good reference for life...

yaya said...

Congrats again and just keep up the wonderful writing and us follower, commenters (hey, a new word!) will be here to enjoy!

rosaria said...
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rosaria said...

Hi folks, nice to see so many new people and the warmth and patience of my old friends. First, a big thank you and welcome to the new folks.

I may not get to each of you right away; but, I promise to try.

Hilary, I'm already feeling both elated and swamped at the same time. Sharing this with you feels great; looking at keeping up with so many feels so overwhelming.

Shopgirl, right back at you.

Shadow, it's wonderful and humbling, and scary too.

Sooz, so good to see you.

Carmen, the world is full of wonderful writers and artists and creators. We all inhabit our little world. Yes, it feels great to receive a nod.

Walking Man, you don't think it was random? My, this is going to go to my head soon, like great wine or...Thanks!

Donna, oh I'm gushing! Thanks.

Sarah Lulu, yes, we go back a long time,indeed. We have shared many markers too. Have you moved yet?

Miss Sadie/ Bear doesn't need to wake up; but do leave him a bit of salmon should he wake; tell him this is from the Rogue, a wild river not unlike the many ones he knows about. Thanks for the visit.

Paul-how good to see you! We too have shared many markers. Without your constant feedback on my memoir blog, I wouldn't have had the strength to carry on. I owe you big time!

W-W, an advance is a tall order, dearest friend. I'm almost seventy, my knees are giving me trouble, my stomach complains often, and now, this week, my balance, they call it vertigo is upon me. Advance, maybe tomorrow. Today, just remain steady on my feet, physically and in every other way. You know this feels quite strange, actually. Now I understand how/why my daughter and hubby are going underground, not sharing much anymore, not to keep us away from them-who are beginning to get international recognition and monetary rewards-but to keep working in solitude, in the same spirit they have been working. Peace to you. Thank you for your generosity and friendship.

Eva-- As they say at the Academy, I'm not deserving, as the people I know are so much more deserving than I am, but hey, I got noticed, and I'm stunned. Thanks for your friendship and unwavering support.

Brian--After a while, we do become family as we follow each other's life stories, fretting over absences, joyful about each other's success. Thanks for your friendship, dear friend.

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A Seasonal Cook in Turkey said...

Rosaria, that is a really fantastic achievement, congratulations! Keep on blogging!

Claudia in Istanbul

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Yay! And well-deserved! Congratulations.

Maggie May said...

Congratulations. That is wonderful.
I do use markers in my life and find myself saying *in the days before cancer!*
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Faizi, Khairul said...

congrats!
after reading few of ur posts i strongly feel that you deserved it
talking about life using markers, yeah...you got a point there, it is a natural habit for us human to have markers and milestones

oh yah ... interesting photos you have

The Boat House said...

Sixtyfive, I'm not sure if my comment made it to your site, I'm new at this blogging stuff, but will try on this site. Husband Ron and I live in the Pacific NW (as far away from where you are as we could be in the US, except for Hawaii or Alaska). We too walk the beaches, (Ron rolls in his wheelchair where MS has put him), I walk (slower than years past, but still manage). I'm joining your 65 club this year, Ron joined last year. We retired here seven years ago after 20 years of working in New Mexico, California before that. Look forward to reading of your adventures, hope you can check out my blog (short stories, and general everyday living).
Nancy, Birch Bay, WA

alphawoman said...

Mine go like this - when we lived in V., when we lived in Cinti, when we lived in Ft. Wayne, when we lived in Memphis! And I'm not even military!lol.

Eleonora said...

Congratulations!!!!! Fully deserved. Be prepared for big numbers. How funny, you posted on blogging and followers... here's your answer!

Tanti baci
Lola xx

Levonne said...

Congrats on being a blog of note. Hope you'll come by Levonne's Pretty Pics and A Camp Host's Meanderings when you have a moment to spare!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Many congratulations Rosaria. It is great to see you gain this award.
I'm over the moon for you ~ Eddie

Robyn said...

Yahoo!!!
I had no idea.... just thought that you were popular ;)
well I guess you are!

Congratulations!
More fun to be had and we'll probably all meet new people as a result of this.
My new marker... the before and after of Rosaria'a fame

xx Robyn

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Congrats on "Blog of Note" recognition!
I hadn't seem your Blog before but like ,as I do, that you Blog to share. Keep it up!

Kaycee Lee said...

Congrats on the blog of note! Nice blog!

~Kaycee Lee~
Check out the giveaway on my blog:
http://kcleephotography.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-giveaway-3-prizes.html

Retired English Teacher said...

That is just great. You deserve it. I think you are pretty awesome.

Elisabeth said...

Blogging becomes a bit of a marker for most serious bloggers I imagine Rosaria. In the blogosphere we share births, deaths and marriages all over the world.

To me it's amazing, rather like sealing a note in a bottle and wondering who will find your bottle washed up on some shoreline somewhere.

For all of us there are six degrees of separation. Blogging is a great connector.

Nancy said...

Congratulations!! Be prepared - it will get crazy for a while! :-)

Anonymous said...

Many inspiration in your pic,
Just enjoy sir :-)

Ikhsan Pallawa said...

congrat's sir' and keep writing course :-)

Marguerite said...

Wow, BON! I wonder how I missed this news! Congratulations, my dear friend! You deserve this and more! Cheers, cher!

#1Nana said...

Color me green with envy! Many congratulations, It's quite exciting.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosaria .. now it's 467 ... keep 'em coming I say .. I think all the pensioners in this world are on your case?!

Cheers - lovely place to walk around by the look of it .. enjoy the accolades .. Hilary

ds said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such a thrill, rosaria!

Durga Dhungana said...

Congratulations Rosaria! It's pretty amazing.

RSA Online said...

Congratulations! Hope to keep seeing "B.O.N." worthy posts this year ;)

Crystal Chelle said...

I'm new to the blog world! I have 0 followers at this point, but I hope to change that once I get a few more posts up! What's your secret to getting so many followers to check out your blog (other than now being recognized as a "blog of note") CONGRATS! That's great and I do enjoy your very positive attitude that you seem to have throughout many of your posts.

Lauren said...

Now you have One more.
xoxo

Gaston Studio said...

What a fantatic thing for you Rosaria! Of course, we already knew your blog was of great substance but it's nice to know "The Powers That Be" recognize your brilliance also!
Congratulations,
Jane

Cynthia Eloise said...

congratulations, that means you are interesting and read by many. go girl.

Hines-Sight said...

And I think I just jumped your numbers to 525. Glad I was able to find you.

Aly said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your well-deserved fame :D

Vagabonde said...

I do not know about Blogs of Note. Is it Blogger that decides? Who is the jury? I’d like to see a list of blogs of notes – must be quite interesting. In any case it is an honor, so I congratulate you and your blog heartily.

davidscameras said...

hi you have a very nice blog here!!!
congrats :).