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Friday, October 8, 2010

Top 10: Check Out Some Fresh New Blogs

You remember it: the first comment. The first follower. That first realization that SOMEONE actually read your stuff and liked it.

Yeah, hi, Horselovin Hoosier! My first peep!

Did you ever wonder if you'd hit 10 followers?

Do you remember the first project that got 10 whole comments?

Your biggest project EVER?

I've had a good year for a blog called Rehab. Over 500 posts? Wow, I can babble. Almost 240 followers? Those are some brave people. 80,000 hits since April? Whoa. Awards, some of which I haven't actually even accepted properly yet. 700 to 1000 page views per day just blows my mind. Features, shout outs, and just some serious, serious support and love.

I got through this year because of YOU.

(I sound a little full of myself here. Let me go look at my rickety shambles of a kitchen for a few minutes.)
(Yeah, that puts things back in perspective, doesn't it?)

Time to pay it forward.

I'd like to introduce you to some friends of mine, women who have been hanging out over here, giving me the great opportunity to be one of the first people to discover brand new ideas and crafts over on their little slices of the internet.

Before you start your weekend, here's some great reasons to stash bust, hit the hardware store, scrounge through the craft shop, or dig through your garbage.

And I think this is the first of a weekly habit. If you're relatively new, let me know, and let's make introductions at the party!

I mean, because I've been at this for a whole 14 months and junk.

Jane and Ryan at The Borrowed Abode 

Check them out, say hi, and give them a follow if you're so inclined.
(If anyone on this list would like to be removed, just let me know.)


Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

What a fun idea!

Sherri B. said...

Thank you Sunny for putting Little House on your list, how very thoughtful.

I know why you have so many visitors and followers, you have always got something going on.

Have a great day.

Unknown said...

Wow, thank you! I really appreciate the shout out!

Anonymous said...

I love that you're paying it forward. I am just starting out, and so glad the you became a follower of my blog. As of last night I got my 15th follower! ;) My husband thought I was crazy, for jumping up and down... he was like "What's the big deal?" lol. I hope to someday be where your at.:)

Tana Cox

Michelle L. said...

Super great idea! I am going to visit all these people today! I am laughing at your kitchen - not because of any rickety shambles which I think you are imagining - but that kitty sitting on a pan of warm brownies? Oh, cats - how do you always find the warm?

Life in Rehab said...

Don't tell anyone, but I still get all excited by every new follower. What can I say? I'm a total blog dork.

Life in Rehab said...

Michelle, why yes, yes he is. He's GUARDING them.

lisbonlioness said...

Hey, this is a lovely post! I shall hop 'round and follow everyone. thanks so much for featuring me!

Amanda said...

Look at you!! And paying it forward, too. I love reading your blog!

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Sunny, you are like the mom I never had, even though I love my mom to death. You are so darn cool!!!! I am gushing with happiness over here. Gosh, you could have warned me before I came by and nearly fell off my chair when you had me on your top 10 list, hello,,, how cool is that. I take it you've seen the movie "Pay it Forward" I totally love it, and this is super good karma for your little old blog. THANK YOU so much for showing me all the support, and love. You are really awesome. Bella :)

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Oh and is this like an official award or something, you should come up with something so we can officially brag on our blogs, like a button or something. You know I;m gonna babble about you anyway, cuz of this, but you know something more official???? Looking forward to it. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and a nice thing to do. I will be coming back here this weekend and checking up on some of your newest peeps.

Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

Sunny! Thank you for putting *Keepin it Thrifty* on the blog list!!! YOU ROCK!!!! ;)

Leslie said...

This is such a NICE thing to do. I just started out, and all the things you said...I feel that SAME EXACT way!!! Thank you!


stop by if you get a chance!!!

Leslie said...

Oh, and I am stopping by all your suggested blogs to show support with comments and following!!!

Meaghan said...

I would just say you are very "enlightening" :)

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love this post and totally remember my first 10 followers!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I totally understand how ya feel. I just wanted to get to 100 followers before Christmas!! Now I have almost 300! Congrats on all you have accomplished! Awesome for Carol, her & I work in the same building. I know she is working 12 hrs a day at the fair for the next few weeks, I will have to tell her.

Carol said...

THANK YOU, Sunny! You're the best. I wil be back to my normal blogging habits in about a week... Like Haley said, I am puling 15+ hr days and I value what sleep I can get. P.S. I stil have that extra lot in case you want to become house-neighbors. ; )