Wednesday, October 13, 2010

POTW is One Year Young

Several hours after I posted last week's Posts of the Week, I began to wonder how long it had been since David McMahon from Authorblog passed me the torch. Looking back to my first post on this subject, I discovered that it had been exactly one year since I had begun.

So here we are one week later but I'm still going to acknowledge my first year of POTW (not to be confused with my three plus years of blogging) with a new award icon which appears below. You might notice another new feature which indicates to which category the posts belong. I'm not positive if I'll continue categorizing them each week because it's a bit more time-consuming this way. Time will tell.

Today, I'd like to thank David for trusting me with his beloved Posts of the DAY - yes day. He found ten posts each and every single day along with all of his other posts. I still don't know how he did it because I find it to be a lot of work to do this once a week. But I'm so glad that he did because it was through is caring efforts that I met many of the folks whose blogs I enjoy today.

So thank you, David and thanks to all of you who support my blog and the blogs of those to whom I link. You folks are terrific!

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's top post is an important reminder by a brave and beautiful lady. It goes to:
at Sibu Pegasus Power

Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

Don't Bug Me While I'm Driving
by Dianne
at Forks Off the Moment

Wee Wisdom
by Fragrant Liar
at Fragrant Liar

Go Play
by Cricket
at Cricket and Porcupine

The Grammies
by Lime
at House of Lime

Little Drops
by Kerri
at A Little Piece of Me

A Man on the Move
by Daryl

at Out and About in New York City

Model Skies

by LadyFi

at On a Quirky Quest With Lady Fi

Green Water

by Steve

at Take A Look Around

The 10/10/10 Challenge

by Keith

at Holdingmoments

Hoodoo That Voodoo That Yoodoo So Well?

by Tabor

at Room Without Walls

On Meeting Adalina
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words

What's Cooking?

by Jinsky

at Napple's Notes

Beth, She Made My Teeth Hurt
by Brian
at WayStationOne

M.E. and Me (don't miss page 2!)
by Carolyn

at Busted Halo
recommended by Cricket

by Mrs. Mediocrity
at That's Mrs. Mediocrity to You
recommended by Country Girl

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Christmas-etc... said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thanks for all these lovely blogs to search out! I'm looking forward to doing so!

Susie said...

You've done a wonderful job of taking on this torch. I know I can always count on finding some great posts and new blogs!

Cloudia said...

I'm still proud of the time or two I was on that wonderful list!

Gotta check out this weeks winners.

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral


Nancy said...

Congrats on a year! And thank you so much for what you do. The new look is great.

Don said...

Congratulations! You keep me busy checking out these blogs but it's always a joy.

ds said...

Congratulations on completing a year of POTWs. Not an easy task by any means. We should all give you an award!! Read/saw several of these. Excellent choices as always--now to meet some wonderful new folks!

Zuzana said...

My dear Hilary, I can not believe it is a year already...
Where does the time go? I any case a BIG congratulation on your one year anniversary of POTW and my compliments on a job well done. I have so enjoyed likewise getting acquainted with new bloggers through your wonderful work.
I like that you categorize the nominees.
And last but not least, congratulation to everyone mentioned here today.
Have a lovely Wednesday dear friend,

Anonymous said...

A whole year - how wonderful! Especially for us... I'd like to thank you profusely and with lots of cyber cookies for giving us some great reading and photos every week! Many thanks.

Maria said...

You've given the award a new look! It's lovely, well done.

And congratulations for keeping this up for a year. I don't know how you do it.

Jinksy said...

You deseve a medal, m'dear, for keeping up David's good work and making blogland such a friendly place ! Happy anniversary POTW !

Sueann said...

Wow! A whole year! That is terrific! Congrats!! I know this is a lot of work and I for one, really appreciate your efforts on our behalf!! Thank you!

Pauline said...

Thank you for another mention Hilary. I always find such wonderful new places here to visit. Thanks for that, too!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

An entire year of POTW already? Time does fly when we are having fun! I'm grateful to you for the work involved each week in choosing the POTW -- I'm always glad I've taken the time to click through to see what caught your attention. Thank you!

Brian Miller said...

i am honored to be on the list have done a tremendous job with this since David passed it over to always find the best of the best...thank you.

Cricket said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I can't imagine anyone finding 10 posts per day. Good Lord.

And thank you for the mention also. Always a nice way to start the day. A few others this week that I recognize, and still more that I'm sure are wonderful. I'll confirm that for myself once I get the little ones off.

A note to anyone who reads my recommendation: Be sure NOT TO MISS PAGE 2, or you'll miss the entire point of Carolyn's wonderful post.

blunoz said...

Thank you Hilary for the time and effort you have put into writing the POTW for us over the past year. You have introduced me to many wonderful posts written by incredibly talented writers, and I never would have happened across them if not for the POTW. Please do keep up the good work!

José Ramón said...

Gracias por visitar Creatividad e imaginación fotos de José Ramón y por tus comentarios tiene un blog muy interesante Saludos

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great picks/choices! I actually read many of those this week and will go check out the rest!

Happy Anniversay & wonderful job!!

Blessings for another Year!

the Bag Lady said...

Wow - it's been a year already!? Good for you for taking on this enormous task! You've done a great job.

christopher said...

I certainly don't know how anyone could do ten posts of the day...amazing.

And you always do an incredible job with your posts of the week.


Pat - Arkansas said...

You've done a wonderful job with the torch that David passed to you; he could not have made a better choice.

Fragrant Liar said...

Hilary, thank you so much for the nod. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Always an honor to make your list. :-)

And now I'll go check out my list compadres.


Fragrant Liar said...

Oops, and congratulations to your own bad self for the one-year anniversary. I know this kind of thing takes work so, again, much appreciated.

Land of shimp said...

Hilary, thank you for a year of finding posts I might otherwise not see, and I always enjoy :-)

I loved the new layout for the various categories, by the way.

You know, any day that I end up checking the POTW always ends up being fun. It's a reading roller coaster. I'm likely to laugh, and tear-up, and often end up gasping at an image.

Thank you for a year of that. Words really can't convey how much of a delight it is.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! :)
Thanks for the suggestions, I'm off to read!

Reb said...

Hilary, thank you so much. I am very honoured. You caught me with my defences down and made me cry. That's okay though, because I need to clear my sinuses anyway. ;)

Reb said...

Got me flustered! Congratulations on doing such a fine job for a year. Off to check out the posts I haven't read yet.

Izzy said...

Congrats on the one year, exciting stuff...

CiCi said...

A whole year already. I remember when David stopped blogging and you graciously took over the blog awards. You have been doing such a great job, it is indeed a lot of work for you.

Karen said...

Like the new button! I'll go check out the sites. I DO like the groupings, but I know that is alot of work! Well done, Hilary.

Maggie May said...

Congratulations on a year!
I like the way you've grouped your POTW names this time!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Country Girl said...

Congratulations on the POTW anniversary, Hilary. It's a big responsibility and you've done an admirable job.

Country Girl said...

PS ~ The link for Tapestry is coming up iShare's blog?

Steve Gravano said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Your pages are always a wonderful inspiration weather it's your photographs and stories or the posts you come across. Thanks for the POTW again.You humble me with the company you put me in. Thank you.

Hilary said...

Thanks, everyone for your very kind wishes and for supporting all the named bloggers. You never fail to make me smile. :)

Shrinky said...

Gosh, has it been a whole year? Crikey! I can only imagine how much work and devotion it takes to visit so many of us, to make this work Hilary - I am so glad Post of the Week lives on, it provides a great introduction to some wonderful bloggers. I think most of us in here would like to say a big thank you to you for all your efforts.

holdingmoments said...

Congratulations on the anniversary Hilary. A lot of work and effort goes into it all.
And thank you for the mention too.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I am now on a timer (self-imposed) so I won't be able to check any of these out today, but do SO appreciate all of the work you do gathering them! I have found more awesome reads here and over at David's. Thank you VERY much HIlary for all you do!!

BTW, Love the new POTW look :-)

Kerri Farley said...

Congrats on one year Hilary! And you are very kind to include me :) I appreciate it!!

Dianne said...

thank you!!

I love how you have categorized - you're the best Hil

Hope sends hugs

lime said...

please forgive how long it's taken me to come over and acknowledge the kind honor of being included. it's been such a busy week. but know i appreciated the acknowledgment very much as well as the kind folks who stopped by my post.

i like the categorization too but i can well imagine it does add to the time needed to build the post.

thanks again, hilary. you're a dear.

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone. :)

Cheryl Kohan said...

A very belated congratulations from me, too, Hilary. (Am just catching up on my blog reading.)

As I was scrolling down the comments I recognized so many 'friends' that I've made through your POTW links. You sure do know how to pick 'em!