Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW-- Best Series or Feature Awarded to Scene of the Blog

I think I'm still in shock. I was sitting here going through all the posts in my Google Reader when a light yellow background on a tweet informed me that someone was speaking to me on Twitter.

I'd just won the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Award for Best Series or Feature for Scene of the Blog. I (rather incoherently) mentioned it to Denis, who practically jumped up and down in his chair. He was excited for me. I was...stunned.

Just look at the other shortlisted features:
Looked a bit like a battle between Book TV, the Food Network and HGTV. Although that comment sounds smart-alecky, I didn't think my HGTV series had a prayer against the other two networks. (By the way...if you haven't checked out those other "networks", what are you waiting for??)

Stunned or not, Kittling: Books won, and I'd like to thank each and every person who stuck with Scene of the Blog all the way through the nomination and voting process. I'd also like to thank the competition because they are all absolutely great. I've participated in two of the series and I read the other two, so none of them are strangers to my Google Reader. No way, no how!

It's odd how I won an award for the weekly post that is the easiest to write. Since photos and text are provided by the participants, all I have to do is put them together in my editor without screwing anything up, and add a couple of Master of Ceremonies bits. Easy peasy! It just goes to show...

One thing Scene of the Blog reinforces is the feeling of community amongst all of us book bloggers. Of the 31 book bloggers who've participated in this series so far, one third of them were also nominated for BBAW awards. When I emailed all these folks about my harebrained idea, they agreed to help a newbie out. Their trust in me blew me away. How can you not love being in a community like this?

I'd best cut this gush short. There are more Scenes of the Blog to come, and it won't be long before I'll be looking for more. (If you're interested, let me know!) And all of the events throughout Book Blogger Appreciation Week have given me even more ideas.

Watch never know what this mad scientist will cook up!


  1. It is great to hear such wonderful news from you after a couple of wordless days :D

    I hope you are better, or at least feel better, now you have received a very well-deserved award!


  2. I love this feature, so I'm not surprised that you won. I do agree that you were up against some stiff competition. Congratulations.

  3. So well-deserved! I love Scene of the Blog. Congratulations!

  4. No, no surprise to me either that you won. I love Scene of the Blog!

  5. Congratulations Kathy! This is such great news. I am very happy you got awarded because this series is a truly wonderful idea.

  6. The nominees in this category were all awesome! I'm so thrilled for you :)

  7. Congratulatios Cathy. You did have stiff competition but your Scene is always done like a professional and that shows. I look forward to seeing who will be up next. And I know you asked me a long time ago. I haven't forgotten, just haven't gotten it together yet.

  8. This was an really tough category. All the features are on my must-read list. So you should be extra proud and happy about your blue ribbon! And yay to Denis for being so excited.

  9. Hip Hip's a wonderful feature and I always look forward to it! Well deserved award. Congratulations.

  10. Congratulations on your BBAW award. You really deserve it, and I love Scene of the Blog -its such a great feature. Also, I hope you are feeling better by now.

  11. Congratulations, Cathy! I think your blog is wonderful and enjoy it every time I stop by!

  12. No surprise to me - the people have spoken!

  13. Congrats! I love that feature :)

  14. Congratulations! I love the feature that you do!

  15. I look forward to this feature each week, so I am very glad that you have won the award. You deserved it!

  16. Congratulations, Cathy! We all enjoy this weekly peek into other bloggers' spaces.

  17. Everyone loves scene of the blog--and you thought of it.

  18. Congratulations! You totally deserved the award!

  19. Dorte-- Thank you! I am, indeed, beginning to feel more like my normal self...or as "normal" as I ever am!

    Uriah-- Thank you!

    Kathy-- You deserve a snip of the blue ribbon, too, since you're one of the bloggers who so graciously agreed to participate!

    Melissa-- Thank you so much!

    Caite-- Another person who deserves a snip off my riboon!

    Corey-- Thank you. I'm going to be contacting you soon about your Scene of the Blog. ;)

    Lilly-- Thanks so much. I wish I could send you a snip from my ribbon!

    Lenore-- Thank you! (And yet another person who deserves a snip from my ribbon!)

    Margot-- I'm looking forward to it whenever you have the chance to put everything together.

    Kathrin--Thanks! :)

    Beth-- Denis is truly my soulmate. He makes each and every day special to me.

    Lezlie-- Thanks!

    Tina-- I've seen those shelves of yours, so you have to know I'm wanting you to participate in a future Scene of the Blog!

    Louise-- I am feeling better now, thanks. And it won't be much longer before you'll be featured on Scene of the Blog!

    Amy-- Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!

    Susan-- I admire your confidence! LOL

    Stacy-- Thank you!

    Cathy-- I'm so glad you enjoy it. Thanks!

    Molly-- Thanks. I'm still a bit stunned, though!

    Blodeuedd-- And you deserve a piece of my blue ribbon. Thank you so much for participating!

    Dawn-- Thank you. I wish we all could've won this category because I love your Spotlight on Bookstores!

    Jeanne-- Thanks. I also have another idea bubbling away in the cauldron of my mind. Watch out!

    Kris-- Thank you!

  20. I was so happy when I saw that you won! It is a great series ... but like you said, they all are!

  21. Cathy - you shouldn't be surprised. It's a great feature! Many congratulations to you. =)


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