I Am My Blog

What I am is what I am are you what you are or what? *

Be The Blog award

A big, fat thank you to my friends Kathy at The Junk Drawer (now with new domain name!) and Cardiogirl (check out the low-tops!) for bestowing upon me the coveted “Be the Blog” award.

What does it mean to be one’s blog? According to MeAndMyDrum (who came up with the award and the colorful badges):

[it] really sums up what a successful blogger does. And what I mean by successful is that they make it their own, stay with it, are interactive with their readers, and just plain have fun.

Wow, this has me all over it!

I don’t see how this blog can be anything but my own, as it’s all about me, but I hope I’ve managed to delve into some interesting topics that make you laugh and feel grateful that I’m doing these things so you don’t have to.

I’m definitely interactive with my readers. I love them! I’m thinking of inviting everyone over for a house cleaning party! Who wants to come? These dust bunnies aren’t moving away any time soon.

And, yes, I do just plain have fun. What could be more fun than writing a bunch of stupid stuff about yourself and actually have people read and enjoy it?

So thank you again to Kathy and Cardiogirl, two bloggers who have more than earned this award themselves and who you should be reading right now. Well, after you’re done reading about ME, of course.

If you want to be your blog:
  • Have fun
  • Say what you want to say, not what you think you should say
  • Write for yourself and for your readers
  • Try not to think about what your great-aunt might be thinking when she reads about you visiting a nude beach
  • Be original
  • Be yourself

I’d like to pass this award on to the following bloggers:

  • Red Neck Bar and Grill (formerly Blue Beaver Beer). Go for the beer, stay for the funny. And yes, they intended to misspell “copyright” as “copywrite.”
  • Lord Likely. A likelier or more lordly candidate you will not find. If you enjoy being whisked away to another time and reading about the sexual adventures of a rather randy lord, this is the blog for you.
  • Lunch in a Box. Somehow Biggie manages to make amazing bento box lunches for her family, and then photograph the truly delicious looking results, document her process, and provide shopping tips, ideas, and recipes. I’ve begged her to come live with me and pack me lunches, but she seems pretty happy where she is.
  • Pawhealer. This is one brave and interesting woman. She loves dogs (one of them is named Pink Pinkerton!) and she also takes us with her on an amazing weight loss journey. With videos!

* Today’s lyrics are courtesy of Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

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21 Responses to “I Am My Blog”

  1. 1 Biggie @ Lunch in a Box

    Wow, thanks for the award, JD! It’s the first time time I’ve ever gotten something like this from another blogger, so I’m tickled. *mails JD a tasty bento lunch*

  2. 2 JD

    Biggie! You’re more than welcome. Your blog is so awesome and you put so much work and love into it.

    I can’t wait to receive my tasty bento lunch!!!

  3. 3 Kathy

    JD — You SO deserve this award. You ARE your blog. You are all of the things the award stands for and I’m so glad I discovered I Do Things! I’ll check out those other blogs. A quick look at Lunch in a Box, and I think I’m already hooked (and hungry!)

    Congrats! Oh, and I hate you for putting that Edie Brickell song in my head. Truly. I gotta stop reading those lyrics.

  4. 4 Jeff

    Congrats on your shiny new badge! Kathy is so generous that way.

    “I am what I am”
    - Popeye

  5. 5 Lord Likely

    Oh! Huzzah and hurrah! What a wonderful surprise!

    Many thanks for passing this award onto me, I am touched (frequently).

    Congratulations on your own much-deserved win, my dear! Long may your success continue!

    Bottoms up!

    - Lord Likely.

  6. 6 JD

    Kathy: Thank you so much again! I really do feel that I am my blog; not an entirely uncomfortable feeling. Sorry for the lyrics-in-the-head torture. It’s not intentional—usually.

    Jeff: Thank you, and I agree. Kathy will be a success in blogging and life because she is a giver. Hooray for Kathy!

    M’lord: I’m honored to have touched you in such a way. And thank you humbly for your congratulations!

  7. 7 pawhealer

    Thanks for the badge JD….funny you should write that I am brave, when I have been thinking I’m actually so boring lately!

    I also enjoy reading your blog, I’m a new reader, and I enjoy reading your posts because they are orginal and very witty and thats what makes a good blog.

    Thanks again, I will pass it on to other worthy fellow bloggers.

  8. 8 JD

    Hi, Pawhealer! See, you never know: what you think is boring is interesting to someone else!

  9. 9 Mark

    Congratulations on winning the award! And thanks so much for passing it on to other worthy bloggers. :)

  10. 10 JD

    Thanks, Mark! I love the badge and the idea behind the award–good job at creating something so cool and worthy of passing around!

  11. 11 Tim

    Hey, thanks for the award! I guess you could say, Ernie and I are what we drink, which is Blue Beaver Beer, which was our blog. I will cherish this moment for ever and ever.
    But we’ve moved! I was sick of putting up with the shortcomings of Typepad, and we decided to stop sitting around drinking beer and start selling it. You can find us at The Redneck Bar & Grill, http://redneckbarandgrill.com/
    Now that we are using WordPress, we can finally make all of our comments dofollow, plus a whole pile of other things are possible. And it’s cheaper.
    Would you mind if we take this badge to our new bar and hang it on the wall?

  12. 12 JD

    Tim! You’re welcome! I saw that you had moved to a new site after posting this article. Of course, please feel free to display this awesome badge on your new site. I’ll change the URL in my post as well.

    Looking forward to poking around the Red Neck Bar and Grill!

  13. 13 Ernie

    Say would you mind walking the blog for me? He really needs to go water the virtual tree and I’m just too busy writing posts and comments. Thanks so much.

  14. 14 JD

    Ernie: That tree is looking pretty dry. OK, I’ll do it so you don’t have to. Anything to keep the Redneck Bar & Grill running smoothly.

  15. 15 eq2 plat

    Beautiful tips for better blogging. I’m gonna start being the blog as of tomorrow!

  16. 16 JD

    eq2 plat: Welcome! And thank you. We can all be the blog. I bet you’ve got some good tips too!

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