11 februari 2009

I´ve been thinking....

....about blogging and awards and challenges and other things that figures in Blogland. What´s my opinion about all this?
I love blogging and Blogland and all inspiration and friends and all that part of it. But when it comes to awards and challenges I feel a bit split.
Of course it´s a worderful thing both to give and to recieve nice words about a blog and I love challenges. I willingly tell you things about myself and other things if you ask me.
So, what´s the problem?
After turning my brain inside out I realized that it is when it comes to the nominating part that I don´t feel comfortable. I don´t want to choose a few blogs from all wonderful ones I read. I will feel free to give my friends, new or old, my own "awards" spontaneously when I visit a blog that makes me feel like that.
And I don´t want to nominate people that have the same feelings like me about it, I want them to feel comfortable.
Don´t misunderstand me, I feel happy when you tell me you like my blog, I feel proud when I get compliments. But I will get them and give them without obligation.
There are so many blogs in Blogland that I love to read and I hope you will like to visit mine.
And about challenges, I think it´s fun. I´m not afraid of telling you things about myself or whatever the challenge is about, so I think it´s the nominating thing that is the problem here to.
But don´t be afraid of asking me things, that´s ok, if I´ve got an answer you will get it. And I´m more than happy to read things about you and your life.
That´s that! All this are written directly from my heart and as you know English isn´t "my" language, I sometimes think it´s difficult to describe feelings. I hope you understand me anyway, and I will be happy to hear your opinion. Please leave a comment!

Now I´ll show you something I would have showed you quite a long time ago.

Nanabarb tagged me and of course I will do what she told me to do. First I will tell you 10 things about myself that I´ve never told before. I will try, not sure everything are news.

1. I´m left handed.
2. I´m afraid of dogs but love cats. (Dogs are cute on pictures)
3. I love watching documentaires about medicine, especially deliveries.
4. I´m trying to learn HTML, how fun!
5. I love to make tables, lists and diagrams.
6. I walk about 2 hours every day.
7. I have one sister, but I have always wanted a big brother. (Sorry Johanna, love you!) Maybe too late for that wish?
8. I hate watching sports, especially if there are balls included.
9. I can´t count to 10.....lol

5 things that I´m addicted to:

1. My fabrics and all that stuff
2. My computer
3. Dark chocolate, there is a bar filled with lemon and ginger, that´s my favorite!
4. My pedometer
5. That thing that helps you get rid of the curls in your hair and make it straigth, what is it called in English?

Then I got an award from Laila.

Thank you very much, I´m proud you have chosen me.

The meaning of this award:

This blog invests and believes in Proximity - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming ... These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement!
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Pass the award on to 6 fellow bloggers, to include the above text in their blog. So ... please visit and give more attention to these writers ...

I will pass this award to all nice bloggers out there, you all have wonderful blogs, love them!

At last another thing that I promised to show you. I´ve found time. Tid is the Swedish word for time and you can find it on a square in Kristianstad in the south of Sweden. The bad thing is that I had to leave it there, too big to fit in our car. But if you are in a hurry you know where to find it!

Now I have to stop before my keyboard is overheated. Many words this time. But I hope you understand what I mean....if you managed read all.

I´ll soon be back with pictures of what has happened in Syverkstan the last days...
See you!


7 kommentarer:

Gari in AL sa...

I completely agree about awards. I would much more appreciate kind words in a comment and I would much rather write about what I am doing or thinking than list things about myself. Thanks for expressing my thoughts.

Betsy sa...

Helena hair straightner is what i use to make my hair flat.
wish i could walk 2 hours a day

Unknown sa...

Oh, there is the time you found, I am afraid I can´t use it :(

Noémia sa...

Helena,I fully agree with you, I understand how you feel because when it comes time to nominate other blogs also feel the same discomfort. I love to be read and that comment in my blog, everyone is welcome.
And... there are some awards that make no sense, don't you think?:)

Anonym sa...

I too agree, its better to be left a kind word, as i too enjoy all my blogging friends who i do my best to visit when i can,
I have said no to a few awards and taggs that has been given, its not easy to decide who to give to, as everyone is great,
Take care

Kate North sa...

To the best of my knowledge, they are just calle hair straighteners. :)

Fiber Babble sa...

I'm glad that I wandered backward and read some old posts today. I, too, agree that it is uncomfortable to single out only a few blogs to pass on awards. It's disturbing to "have to" come up with 3 or 5 or 10 blogs to forward an award to.

I agree with GARI - I would much prefer to receive a nice comment on my blog.

As for the hair straightener, if you're talking about the hair appliance that gets really hot like a curling iron and your hair slides between two metal plates, that's a flat-iron. If you're talking chemicals, it's just hair straightener or straightening balm. (And I got 'em all!)