Monday, July 13, 2009

Blog Lovin'

Last week the lovely Evie from Handmade Romance awarded me with the pretty award you see up there. I was pretty chuffed when I saw it, it's my first blog award! I started reading Evie's blog right around the time I started writing mine (in fact, I think our blogs are almost the same age) and she has been one of my first bloggy friends. She is not only a very clever artist and crafter, but she has impeccable taste in finding fun new online spaces to explore. Of course she is also very sweet and you should all go visit her!

I starting writing this blog almost a year ago, with the idea that it would be a space to put my ideas, thoughts and inspirations down on 'paper'. Along the way I've met so many fantastic people through this space, and am daily inspired by what I see and read. The list of blogs I follow has grown exponentially this past year, and I really enjoy checking in with you all as I sit down at the laptop in the morning. Also along the way, I've thought a lot about what I want to fill this space with. Right around the time I was getting ready to start writing, a friend of mine asked what kind of blog I was planning on starting and the only answer I had was, 'Well...a life blog'. To be honest I sometimes find this a bit tricky, and I definitely don't think it is the best or only way to blog. There are many craft/feminist/political/food, etc, etc specific blogs I read and love, but I just knew I'd never be able to be organised enough for that, haha. However there is always the worry that if for this last week I've blogged about pretty dresses and fabric, and then tomorrow about transphobia or breastfeeding activists, that I'll alienate people. I guess it's most important to be honest with yourself, and what you think is important to talk about though, right?

Thanks so much to those of you who read and follow my blog, I have loved getting to know you all. Thank you for all your lovely comments, support for our little store and lovely emails you've sent me. A big 'Hello!' to the new followers I've noticed over the past wee while, I'm so happy to see you!

Now, to pass on the award. It was tricky limiting this to a few, really I could have just uploaded the entirety of my Google reader and there would still be millions of other blogs I love and am inspired by. These few are ones that I stop in at regularly, many of which have become friends over this little blogging life of mine.

The Small Joys
Oh Sweetie!
The Little Lads
Lady I Swear By All Flowers
The Boss of You
Shining Egg
Small Town Stories
The Adventures of an Urban Environmentalist
Clever Nettle
Have Cake, Will Travel
Tiny Warbler
The Small Object Steno Pad
Sandra Juto

Please pass it on, if you please!


sandra said...

thank you becka, it made me smile :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks!

Urban Environmentalist said...

I love reading your blog! favourite thing about it is that it is about life and everything else and not issue specific. Thanks for the mention :)

The Little Mama said...

You're lovely!

kate said...

thank you so much becka, i feel so honored!!
i know what you mean about blog content. it can be tricky, but as long as you are happy with it, since it is your blog, that's all the matters.
i love reading your blog and i think you have a lovely balance! have a great day dear.

diandra said...

wow! thank you!! i love blog'r love.

jan said...

oh thank you Becka for including me, i'm so honoured - and i'm so happy i discovered this vancouver treasure - your blog and and the beautiful things you make. you are one very talented lady - and so sweet too!

lovelyvelo said...

congratulations ;) as a new blogger, really enjoying your creative content, many thanks!

Lauren said...

Oh, Becka - you're too kind to include us in your list! Thank you so much. :) And I loved reading your thoughts on blogging; totally agree it must come from the heart and reflect the whole of you, not just bits & pieces.

lyn tupaea said...

Congratulations !!!!!! xxxxxx well deserved xxxx mum

Lagelle said...

so sweet of U! cool blog U have btw come visit

handmade romance said...

oh thankyou for your very lovely words : )

and you have got my mouth watering with those cupcakes above - yummo!


kickpleat said...

Thanks so much for passing on the award! I'm so glad to have met you and I wouldn't worry about blog content at all. Write what you love and keep being honest. That's cool and enjoyable to read. Hooray!