See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, January 13, 2011

For the under-employed, unemployed, retirees and others who live online... Blog Award Season is here!



But blogging is not competitive... no... well, yeah... but...  Huh? 

"I like bloggers who work and play well with other bloggers. Some don’t, you know. Some bloggers think that others bloggers are competition. I think we can all help each other out."

Yes - and be sure to vote for your favs and drink lots of coffee while you're at it - oh and go over and drive up those stats too.
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2011 About.com Awards
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And... drum roll....
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Bloggers Choice Awards 2011

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I'm embarrassed at how much time I spend online.  Sometimes I'm even 'afraid' at how much:  2 hours in the morning, a couple more at night - with a brief check on email in the afternoon.  I paint at home - in another area away from the computer.  Sometimes those email checks take about an hour.  Is this really the best use of my time?  What about those people who have real jobs or careers and almost spend as much time as I do online?  What about people who have vocations who spend all of that time online?  I know for a fact they have to be spending hours reading email, researching stories, other blogs, other news sources, and so on.  All of this work for a nomination and/or an award for best actor without a real job?
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What?

11 comments:

  1. But Terry-- I could not do without you!

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  2. I don't know if you intended this thread to be funny, but you did give me a much-needed laugh. Thanks.

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  3. you're a daily must-read. spiritual wisdom and offbeat humor. you're better than *the far side.* lol

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  4. michael r.6:00 PM

    oops.... I just made a comment about the blog awards in another thread below. We're on the same wavelength, Terry. How scary is that?

    Yes, Doughboy, it is much better than the FarSide. Twenty years ago, that was a daily ritual for me, looking at that little cartoon, and that was the extent of my need for off beat humor. Can any of us have imagined that some day we would be spending all of this time trying to digest spiritual advice and offbeat humor??? I'm trying to do better this year though. It's quick in....and quick out.... Cheers!

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  5. So you're saying you'll be voting for me, right? RIGHT?!?!?

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  6. Anonymous10:46 PM

    I have been thinking about this a lot lately. It comes out to be hours on some days--- I need to focus on bringing it down! The problem is that there are too many good Catholic blogs to read, mail to check, and fun and informative cultural things as well.
    If you do cut down on the time, please don't keep away from your blog. I enjoy it very much!

    Andrew

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  7. Larry - you are the only person I break my rule to vote for.

    Andrew - Thanks! I'll stay on - I don't have a life. LOL!

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  8. Wait...What? Blogging awards ? Nooo..
    I only just started on this journey into using my time to write for practically....nobody..lol

    If I cared for one second about some goofy blogging award..I'd stop writing tomorrow.

    Is that offensive to those who are asking for votes? If it is I apologize.

    +PAX

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  9. The last will be first, and the first will be last.

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  10. +JMJ+

    I remember when you spent hours stalking--uh, I mean, reading--me, "Andrew." Ah, the good old days . . .

    PS--You still sound like a girl, by the way.

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  11. When you are not online you are dropping rabbits off at my house-I know it!

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