It's all good news today, ladies and gentlemen-- In fact, my news is so good that I swear angels are singing. As 2012-- the year that kicked me to the curb repeatedly, winds to a close, you won't hear me moaning about burglars or large mice or the seeming endless drama of late. Nope, today it's all good news. Everybody wins!
For starters, the lovely Lilly of Lily's Life is the winner of my Christmas ornament giveaway courtesy of Attila the Mom and Highland Roses Design Studio. Please check out both blogs and the ornament shopping site-- These ladies truly are awesome longtime bloggers with great writing and a strong sense of community in Blogland.
Second, I'm sitting up a little straighter in my chair today with a big goofy grin on my face. Out of the blue, I received a very nice surprise from the Huffington Post. No, I'm not finally showing my face in the photo below, but my little blog was one of seven blogs they like for post 50 women! I'm ignoring the fact that HuffPost/50 solidifies my age as clearly not 40-something anymore but this recognition kinda makes being almost 55 okay.
What I especially like about the HuffPost/50 mention is that the sidebar next to my blog screenshot (not shown in the above photo) says "Joanna Jenkins muses about life, friends and family, and also offers a nice list of other awesome blogs." That means many, many of you, my dear blog friends, are also included in this recognition and that makes me very happy.
I have absolutely no idea why or how my blog was selected but I'm pretty sure it's because of word of mouth from YOU and for that I am deeply grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
The other thing I like about this HuffPost/50's list of blogs is that they ask for comments with YOUR suggestions for other blogs. So please-- CLICK HERE for the full feature, and if applicable, add YOUR blog to the list so the Huffington Posts knows about you. Tell them Joanna sent you.
And while you're there, pretty please click the LIKE button for my blog and/or leave a commet. (Hold your curser over my screenshot for the sidebar box and the LIKE button appears. Or scroll all the way down to get to the comment section.) Thanks a million!
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Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins
Photo Credit: © Fotowerk - Fotolia.com and Huffington Post