Monday, April 23, 2012

Flattery

I suppose most of us garden bloggers at one time or another has had a dream of making money from our blogs.  But then we wake up to reality.  (If you've make a million dollars doing this, please let us know how you did it!)

No, for us garden bloggers, comments and compliments are our payment.  And I appreciate every one.  I know it takes a lot of time, energy and effort to read my blog and post a comment.

I have also been flattered by a couple of people that have emailed me directly, asking specific gardening questions.  I hope that their gardens become the garden of their dreams.  I have even been approached to use one of my photos in a documentary!



But today I would like to share with you my latest compliment.  My blog has been selected as one of eCollegeFinder.org's Top 51 Garden Blogs!

Interested in helping?

The winner of eCollegeFinder.org's Top Garden Blog is based upon votes.  I would appreciate if you would take the time that it takes to comment on my blog, and instead click HERE (or on the badge above) to vote for your favorite garden blog.  (The blogs are listed alphabetically, and mine is listed as Roses and Other Gardening Joys.)  Voting is open through April 30th.

There are several other gardening blogs that I read and love that are also nominated.  So, really, whether I win or lose makes no difference.  I have already won just by being alongside these other blogs.

Thanks for reading my blog.  Thanks to the person that nominated my blog.  Thanks for voting.  And thanks to eCollegeFinder.org for the honor of being one of their Top 51 Garden Blogs.

44 comments:

  1. Wow well deserved and best of luck, I love your blog

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  2. Holley, you're one of the most team-spirited garden bloggers I know, and you seem to have boundless enthusiasm for all things gardening and blogging. Not to mention the fact that you have a beautiful garden! You've really earned this nomination--congratulations!

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    1. What a sweet compliment, Stacy. More than anything, I love your comment about being team-spirited. Thanks.

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  3. It's so nice to have your blog recognized. My year was 2010. Enjoy it and if you get a chance to go to the bloggers convention in Ashville, Do it! You'll meet some great people. Good luck with the voting, but like they say it's just nice to be chosen.

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    1. Oh, I don't think I'll win, but it really was exciting to get nominated! Unfortunately, I won't be going to Asheville, but I know everyone that goes will have a wonderful time. I can think of no better group than garden bloggers to be associated with.

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  4. Bravo, bravo! Well-deserved, Holley, and your words are perfect. I feel the same way. I'm just so honored to be listed with bloggers like you. Cheers!

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    1. I saw your blog listed - I love that so many of us blogging friends were honored together!

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  5. Holley, I always look forward to reading your blog. You have a great sense of humor and I like your gardening style! Good luck to you. You are a worthy nominee!

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    1. Thanks, dorothy. It's nice to get a little boost every now and then. :)

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  6. Congrats on being in the top 51 blogs, well done. I love the photo you posted with your cat! Cats are such great overseers in the garden.

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    1. Yes, cats are truly the ultimate supervisors! No work, just watching, and always around! :)

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  7. Good luck Holley! Voted for you :)

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    1. Oh, thanks so much! I appreciate it! :)

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  8. Good to see you, not just nominated, but drawing support with the top runners.

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    1. There are so many great blogs nominated, and a lot of the bloggers I feel I know personally. Garden blogging is hard work, and there is so much inspiration out there - it would be nice to have garden blogging as a whole elevated a bit, and every garden blogger given a little more recognition, whether they are on the list or not.

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  9. Congrats! You have a beautiful blog and I enjoy reading your posts. Your kitty picture is adorable.

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    1. Oh, thank you! That's what happens around here - I turn my back for a minute and a cat takes over!

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  10. Very nice....my blog got nominated as well. I have a suspicion we will see many of our colleagues up for this wonderful award...it was nice to be nominated

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    1. It really was nice to be nominated, and when I saw all the other blogs listed, I was very proud to be included in this group. I saw more friends on the list than I can name. I hope everyone already feels like a winner - I know I do!

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  11. Congrats Holley - your blog is very deserving!

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    1. It's nice to get a little shot in the arm occasionally! I think I needed a little boost. Thanks!

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  12. I voted for you this morning when I read your post. There was only one other on the list I recognized but since you asked for my vote I complied. What an honor that you deserve. I hope you get it.

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. You didn't have to vote for me if you like the other blog better. I do appreciate you taking the time to vote. I think the more recognition for any and all garden bloggers will help us all, and hopefully spill over to elevating gardening in general.

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  13. Congratulations! I cast my vote ; ) Cute kitty photo!!

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    1. Thanks, charlie b. I went inside to get a drink of water, and when I returned she was laid up in the mulch and wouldn't get out. I had to take a photo! :)

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  14. Congratulations, and very well deserved!! You have a most excellent blog. I always enjoy coming here to read it!

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  15. Hi Holley, congratulation to the nomination! I just went over there and voted for you! You are writing a very nice blog that fully deserves this attention, if you win or not at the end doesn't matter that much. Even tough I hope you do :-)! Fingers crossed!
    Christina

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    1. Thanks, Christina. You are so right - it really doesn't matter who wins. We all win - all garden bloggers - when any of us gets a little recognition.

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  16. Just voted for you! Good luck :)

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  17. That's fantastic! I know how much joy I get from my garden and love sharing the beauty with others. off I go to give you my vote.

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    1. I hope more and more people will fall in love with gardening, and sharing that joy, too! Thanks for the support.

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  18. Just gave you my vote! I really enjoy your blog.

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    1. Thanks, Cottage Dome, for the vote and the compliment.

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  19. Good for you, Holley. I've done the clicking thing!

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  20. Congrats Holley, you deserve the compliment. Your blog is fantastic, the photos, the book reviews and your interesting and sometimes quirky writing.

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    1. Thanks, catmint! I appreciate the compliment. :)

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  21. Congrats on the nomination Holley - you deserve it. Your posts always brighten up my day regardless of what the weather is doing outside.

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    1. I have been very busy lately - and sometimes I wonder why I add blogging on top of everything. But it's knowing other bloggers like you that make me so glad I'm a part of this group.

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