Monday, December 17, 2012

Win, Win, Win


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!

How many blog do you usually read/follow?
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com  -  Joanna Jenkins
Photo Credit: © Fotowerk - Fotolia.com and Huffington Post

45 comments:

CiCi said...

Huge congrats to the winner of the Highland Roses ornament. This is a wonderful organization and you are a beautiful woman to promote this company on your blog.

Wow, you rock, Huffington Post is one of my favorite sites, has been for years, so you have achieved a new level in blogland.

bill lisleman said...

Lots of winning news in this post. Congrats on being listed on Huffington Post. I didn't know they even looked at blogs.

Brian Miller said...

in another 12 years when i pass fifty i will leave a comment there...haha...woot woot, way to go...no surprise for me though...smiles...

Betty W said...

Wow! Congratulations Joanna. I´m so happy for you and think you really do deserve the mention on H. Post.
Have a blessed Christmas with your family and a happy healthy New Year!

Ms Sparrow said...

Congratulations on your Huffington Post salute! I had to go back and count how many blogs I follow and found there are nearly 50.

Formerly known as Frau said...

So cool.....congrats!!!!!

Holly said...

Except if they had picked me, I can NOT think of a blog that deserves that recognition more than yours! Did I mention my blog? Yeah, well....it really doesn't count because you have worked to entertain and inform and include us so very very well. I'm very proud of you! And, to the rest...well...a mouse and a few louse aren't enough to take you down! Congrats, J.J. really!!!

Pauline said...

That's just too cool - congratulations (and well deserved!)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congratulations to you! And to your big winner!

Jeanie said...

Kudos to you on your Huffington Post honor....give yourself a pat on the back for me. I still read quite a few blogs but not as many as I used to because so many of the ones I did read have stopped blogging.
I'm glad your year is ending on such a high note.

Tami said...

Congrats to you!!!!
When I follow a blog it is because I enjoy their site, so I try to read all their posts. I admit it does become difficult at times.

CC said...

Congrats!!!!! I've won a few bits of recognition and have just glowed!!

Christine said...

well deserved congrats to you Joanna! And to dear Lilly too!

Lilly said...

Thank you so much and I am so happy I won the beautiful ornament. A big thank you to Highland Roses too! And CONGRATULATIONS on being named by Huff Post as a great blog. You are one of my favourite bloggers too so this is wonderful news!!! And you are a blog for all ages. I hope this leads to wonderful things for you in 2013. Somehow I see a book offer on the horizon. YES!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow! Congratulations! So this may make the 50+ thing official, but honestly, I think that so far I'm liking my 50s better. Good for you, and thank you for the nice comment. I'm so glad you came by to visit!

christina said...

this is such great news!! congrats to you and your awesome blog.
i send you love.
xo

Jen said...

Congratulations! I follow far too many blogs. I need to narrow them down. You will not be purged, though.

Ann Imig said...

Congrats, Joanna!! Well deserved.

Lisa said...

Wow, I am so thrilled. Firstly, congratulations Lilly. Congratulations Joanna. Hufftington Post is HUGE. Congratulations again. I'll go look for that like button again. Is it a Facebook Like button?

Terra said...

Congrats to you; I came over from Cat Lady's blog to see your blog and now I am a follower.

ladyfi said...

Oh - what wonderful news! Congratulations on your mention - it's well deserved.

And lucky Lily winning the give-away!

Hilary said...

Oh excellent news, Joanna! Congratulations.. what an honour. I'm very happy for you. :)

And congrats to the ornament winner also. Yep.. win/win!

Young at Heart said...

awesome.......what a great way to end the year congratulations!!

Secret Agent Woman said...

That's very cook - congratulations.

I have about 70 blogs in my reader but some of them haven't had posts in a while. I read all the blogs in my list regularly, though.

Cathy Clementz said...

You are famous!!! I knew I had picked out a good blog to follow and now this confirms it!!! Congratulations!!! Happy Holidays! Be safe!

Bee said...

Congratulations!!!

DJan said...

Heading over there now! Congratulations, you deserve it! :-)

Kathleen McCoy said...

Congratulations! The recognition is so well-deserved! What a great way to end this year!

darsden said...

Oh Congrats to Lovely Lilly :-) and Congrats to you on the Huff post Good News Happy Happy

Eva Gallant said...

You Rock, Joanna! but I knew that already! congratulations!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Now that is just a wonderful Christmas present! congrats!

StarTraci said...

Congrats! You deserve good news!!!

I gladly "liked" you. I've been reading you for years now (not so good at commenting lately) and I am happy for you to be celebrated.

:-)
Traci

Unknown Mami said...

Congratulations! You SOOO deserve the recognition. Your blog and you are wonderful.

Relyn Lawson said...

I've been missing my blog-hopping time, and I wanted to pop in with a quick hello. I've been missing you. I hope you are having a very, very wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas, friend.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Congratulations Joanna.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas ~ Eddie x

Paula Wooters said...

Woot! Congratulations, Joanna!

Tammy said...

Congratulations JJ on the winning and mention of your fabulous blog. I love reading what you are up to and it's exciting that more people will discover you and enjoy you as much as I do. I hope the winner of that gorgeous ornament loves her's as much as I love mine from last year - I have it out all year I think it's so dog gone pretty and it looks so beautiful in my sewing room. It brings me cheer year round. Merry Christmas and a big hug!!

Emom said...

joanna, I read too many to admit to.......smiles...
A VERY BIG congrats to you....well deserved I might add......many wishes for a very happy holiday season.....smiles.

Deborah said...

Delighted to be in such great company! In the words of the Father of English literature Geoffrey Chaucer, "Who-da-thunk-it?" ...no not really.

Looking forward to reading and following thanks to our mutual benefactor, HuffPo.

Chrisy said...

WAHOOOOO! Go you good thing! That is such exciting news...well deserved....well what a perfect start to the holiday season...and I predict fabulous things are going to keep on happening to you for the whole of 2013!!! Much love my friend...

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Zuzana said...

Stopping by to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful Holidays with your loved ones. Thank you for all your lovely comments and visits in the past year.:)
xoxo

★ Braja Sorensen said...

Ha! Wonderful Joanna....lovely news :))) Merry Xmas!!

Barbara Shallue said...

That is so exciting and well-deserved! I don't always comment but I read along, and I think they knew what they were doing! There are weeks when all I can do is read and comment on those who have commented on my blogs (I always try to reply and reciprocate) but I have a long list on my Reader that I try to keep up with, too. Yours has always been a favorite!

She Who Carries Camera said...

Hi Joanna! I just saw this....How marvelous!! Congrats, Hi-5 and all that jazz! Just in case I've changed my alias one too many times and you don't know who this is, it's Jillsy Girl! Hope all is well and Happy New Year!