Thursday, September 04, 2008

A Moment of Thanks

Wow, I've gotten a couple blog awards this week. The one above was given me by Terri and the Awesome Site Award from Belinda ... thanks to my fellow bloggers for these awards. I've gotten a couple awards over the short time that I've written this blog but I've only recently learned how to put the images up on the blog itself.

I feel like I should give the acceptance speech that I would love to give, but then that might seem like I was mocking the good intentions of those who gave me the award and make me seem ungrateful.

Over time I've come to really love the blog community that has gathered around Chewing the Fat, I'll write something and wonder who will comment ... or think 'I know Susan will like this' or 'MDN will like that' ... then I check back to see if the people I've thought of will comment. I'm usually right. It's cool.

Many of you I've never met, many I'll never meet, but it's been great meeting people of like mind here on 'Fat'. It's nice to realize that you are less alone than you are and that there are people who bother to come and listen to what you have to say.

So, I did want to thank Terri and Belinda for their awards, but I also wanted to take just the briefest of moments to say 'Thanks' to the readers ... lurkers and commenters ... for dropping by. I appreciate the words of encouragement, I appreciate the support and I appreciate that we are all on the journey together.


wendy said...

I, for one, would like to thank you, Dave! I check in every morning to see what nerve you've decided to hit this morning. You remind me, before I finish my second cup of tea, of some of the things I must be mindful of as I head off to my job at group home where I work. So, no no....Thank You! :-)

rickismom said...

Dave, I hope you enjoy our award, but, frankly, anyone who gets an average of 10+ comments a day, and up to 44 or more on occaision has the best award in the world: avid readers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Not to mention your canadian activist blog award.........)

Susan said...

Susan liked this one! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dave on sailing so skillfully on bloggy waters! I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks in Syracuse.

Amy said...

Congratulations on your awards! We love ya, Dave!

Shan said...

Congratulations on your awards and acknowledgements, but I agree with rickismom...avid readers are the Acid Test. And those you have in spades.

Anonymous said...

I have lurked too long and want to say THANK YOU for making me laugh, making me cry, but mostly for making me think.

John R. said...

Congrats Dave!!
I am delighted to be a lurker, commenter, ranter and member of the CTF Community! I love the people who contribute and your thought-provoking words.
Keep it up!!!
Peace, love and understanding!

Belinda said...

You can be proud, Duke of Blogdom, for learning to change templates, download images, photos; AND, I notice, to leave a link! I am so impressed. I only JUST learned to insert a link myself, in spite of a friend trying hard to teach me how. Just by doing these things you are showing that you can crash through barriers that you THOUGHT existed! Way to go--you are definitely worthy of your awards!