Monday, March 30, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute - The Rising Blogger


Most of you know how I feel about awards. Not that I hate them, I really don't. It's just the ones that make you jump through hoops...I have explained it before, and I wear my "no awards" policy button on my sidebar. Yes, I'm grumpy like that. And again, I LOVE that you think of me, I just don't like spending precious blogging time at the awards circus...not when I had to give up the farm to negotiate the time away from family in the first place...

But every once in a while, someone approaches me with something unique, and in this case, her name is Janie.

You see, Janie sent me an email letting me know I had won an award, and I should come to her site to see it. And I'm thinking, awwww crap. So off I go to see what I am being asked to do to get a button to put on my blog...grrr...Gonna have to name 400 things about me that other people hate, recommend 60 other blogs to pass the award along to, hire an asian 10 year old with a Mac and a PHD to figure our all the linking code, and finally write a heartfelt post thanking everyone and their dog for this prestigious award before I hand it on to whomever I have been meaning to piss off. I know, it's a fine line between grumpy and asshole.

Instead, I found The Rising Blogger.



Turns out Janie is one of a few contributors to TRB, has been doing this for quite awhile now, and is in the habit of writing really beautiful tributes about blogs, bloggers and posts that she likes. And not just a "hey go check out..." type post, but a soup to nuts recap of the story of the post, blog, and blogger complete with highlight post links, images, and more. And I mean, this lady puts WORK into her work. What's more, she has a form on the site that allows you to nominate bloggers/blogs for review.

So today's tribute is about you, Janie and The Rising Blogger, and the work you do. As one of the creators of Tuesday's Tribute, I really appreciate ideas like yours that shine a light on others. Well done. Take a minute to go explore the work over at The Rising Blogger, (And Leave a Comment!)nominate a post you think is worthy, and follow Janie and the others to see who they pay tribute to next. And to whoever nominated me for the post about my mum...Thanks.

http://www.therisingblogger.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jhsiess

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31 comments:

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Great tribute!! I am definitely going to go check her out!!

Sera said...

Gotta check her out in the morning. Blog time is up! It sounds great!

Lee said...

Wow, that sounds like more work than I could ever put in to anything.
Now I need to rush through my list and find people that deserve it.
Because I know a LOT of people that deserve it!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

That's wonderful!! I checked out her site. Very cool idea. Didn't know about it.

Congrats to you!!! You deserve it.

Kristina P. said...

Yes sir!!

Ann said...

This is such a cool thing. I do believe I will go to her site and tell her how cool I think she is! (And you have something special too, to receive such an award.)

Congratulations!

jill jill bo bill said...

Sera and I must have the same Warden. I will check her out in the am. GREAT idea. Nice people are the bomb. And so are you, Jay bird.

Mommy Cracked said...

Wow...what a great site! Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm adding it to my never-ending feedreader now!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Terrific tribute, thanks for the link too. I love finding and reading new and interesting blogsites.

Enjoy ya award, you've definately earned it.

blessings.

Carebear said...

This is my first time participating. I hope my post qualifies as a tribute. It was inspired by and created in tribute to Angie at Bring the Rain, and is also a tribute to the power and glory of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I hope you'll come visit my first ever serious post. I'm looking forward to reading all of yours.

Beth said...

A great idea to write reviews of other blogs! I'll go check her out. I have several that should be nominated.

And congratulations to you!

Under the Influence said...

Looks like a cool blog site. I'll check it out!

Fresh Mommy said...

Sounds like a great blog... I'll have to go check it out!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

CaJoh said...

Perhaps we overloaded the site, I'm getting a Page Load Error. I'll see if I can stop by later today just in case.

I don't believe too much in awards either— especially if you have to jump through hoops after you get it.

Jenners said...

I hear you about the hoops and stuff. I just ignore all that and do whatever I want with the awards. No one has complained yet! Of course, I'm not getting awards like I used too....

And this sounds cool. But I made a pact to MYSELF not to chase down recognition for my blog just to boost readership. I only want people to come and read if they really want to. I'm really trying not to get hung up on followers and stuff like that. Hard to do in a way. And my blogroll is so long ... I feel like I need another blog to read like a hole in my head. How does one manage this conundrum?

Eudae-Mamia said...

Very, very cool.

You and Janie.

(oh, and I have an award for you.)





Kiddin' - early April Fools :-)

The Eadle Family said...

Nice tribute!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Nice tribute. ;-)

Will have to go check her out!

BoufMom9 said...

What a fantastic honor and I couldn't think of a blogger who deserves it more than you :)
Happy Tuesday!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Awesome! Way to go :) I'm going to check her out!

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

Very nice. Great classy people both of you.

Linda S said...

I love the site! She really puts work into her posts. And she has really captured you!

ParentingPink said...

Going to check her out now! How have you been, btw? Clearly a little grumpy about receiving awards ;-)

Btw, I've got no cookies to give - girls at them all! LOL

JHS. said...

Jay:

Wow! i'M SPEECHLESS. (And that's saying a lot.) What a nice tribute.

I participated on my main site today, writing an homage to my kid. But don't tell him. He hates it when I write about him or post his photo on my blog. Hehehehehehe . . .

JHS
Colloquium
The Rising Blogger

Snap said...

This is my first Tuesday Tribute. I've been reading about the Tribute on Crafty Christina's blog. Great idea. Thank you.

Congratulations on the award ... deserved! (I know how you feel about tags and all....)

steenky bee said...

My fifteen-year old neighbor is much cheaper than that ten-year old Asian you speak of. I'm sure of it. Just letting you know for future reference. You're welcome.
Also, congrats!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Very nice tribute, Jay! I am going to go check her out!

Becky said...

Wow, wow, wow! I've just taken a look at her post about you and can't believe how indepth it is! What an awesome job she's done! Thank you for sharing this with us :)

hip chick said...

Wow! thank you Jay. That was very nice of you.

Stacey said...

What a beautiful idea. Thank you for putting it together. I'll be checking out all of the tributes.

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