Friday, August 21, 2009

Wow, yesterday was a great day...

Got notified that my blog was nominated for two BBAW awards: Best General Review Blog and Most Extravagant Giveaways! I am humbled and thrilled to be included with so many wonderful, creative and interesting blogs! Congratulations to all the nominees and a thousand thank yous to those of you who nominated The Tome Traveller's Weblog, you are the best! I love my readers and commenters! Heaps of love to Amy from My Friend Amy, who is the creator and inspiring leader of BBAW, and everyone on the BBAW panels who are devoting their time to this year's awards. Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be September 14-18.

Also yesterday, I finally got high speed Internet installed! May not sound so exciting but to me it was. I'm not sure how I managed to blog all of this time using my poky old dial up connection, but I can tell you that there will be more posts, more reviews, more everything now that I don't have to wait years (well, it FELT like years) for pages to load! I haven't been very good at commenting, either, up til now. Some blogs won't even load on a dial up connection and I would frequently wait ten or fifteen minutes just to make a comment. So, needless to say, I didn't make all that many. I know I'm not the last person in the world to make the switch but sometimes it felt like I was! Now I have zippy zippy zippy service, YAY!

(Edited to add that I was just notified that I was nominated in a third category, Best Blog Name! Thank you all, this is so exciting....)

13 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, you did have a great day. I don't think we could ever go back to dial up! Congratulations on your nominations!

The Tome Traveller said...

Thanks Kathy! It has only been one day but I can tell you that I'll never be able to go back to it, either! :O)

Carey

Laughing Stars said...

Congratulations on the nominations!! And high speed internet definitely rocks.

Andrea said...

Congrats on your nominations!

The Flying Pinto said...

Congratulations! You deserve it: )

Nicole said...

I'm not sure which one is more exciting, high speed or the nominations! Congrats on both.

Kaye said...

Fabulous news! Congrats on your nominations. I don't have the patience for dial up anymore. You will love your new speedy service. Enjoy and good luck with the short list. You have terrific contests and wonderful reviews. I'm rooting for you kiddo!

Jemima said...

congratulations for the two nominations as well as the high speed internet. I look forward to the promised more posts from The Tome Traveller's Weblog.

Cathy said...

Congratulations on these well-deserved nominations!

kalea_kane said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations for all the fabulous nominations!

carolsnotebook said...

Congrats on the nominations. You deserve it.

Anna said...

Congrats on the nominations!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Teddy Rose said...

Congrats on the nominations!

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