On Wednesday next week Bassa’s Blog will be one year old – that is nearly as old as me!
I took my first tentative step into the wonderful world of blogging on 13 June 2011. Since then I have shared over 750 little stories and lots of photos about my daily life with the tall person, De, the little person, Lovely Mari, Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot (R.I.P.) and my kitten Barnaby here on our mountain overlooking the city of Tbilisi in the beautiful Republic of Georgia.
I have met so many wonderful people and dogs and cats (and one pot bellied pig) and now share in their daily lives through their stories and pictures they post on their blogs. It is an honor to be blogging alongside so many wonderful and talented friends.
I was going to do an anniversary post next week (and probably will still do) but this last week has been so amazing I decided to write this pre-anniversary post.
Most weeks are amazing but last week was especially amazing. It began and ended with a number of wonderful blogging awards from friends and in the middle something happened that took both me and the tall person completely by surprise.
The Facebook Surprise
On Thursday, one of my Facebook friends sent me a message to say that he saw a photo of me and the tall person on the popular Life With Dogs Facebook page. He sent me a link and there was my favorite photo of me and the tall person. I don’t know how it got there or who submitted it but I was very pleased.
Tall person stayed up very late reading the wonderful comments that people had made.
He told me that the photo received over 3,000 likes and my Facebook account had lots of new friend requests. Wow!
‘Inspired’ by my blogging, the tall person recently set up a new blog to share his experiences of life in Georgia.
Called Georgia About it received its first blogging award last week.
Thank you Anne Alias of Mark It Research blog!
Tall person was very excited! He has been working very hard to show the best of the best of Georgia in the new blog.
Last week, he spent several very hot days in our local bakery finding out how traditional Georgian bread is made. He got very hot and to cool off he visited the Abanotubani Sulphur Baths in the city, which was great because he made a post about that too!
Please drop by and say hi: http://georgiaabout.wordpress.com/
A Week of Awards
Since the tall person’s return from his recent trip to London we have been busy catching up with blogging friends and were delighted to see that many had received new blogging awards. Congratulations!
I was thrilled to discover that Bassa’s Blog was among the awardees, including one award that means the world to us – the Champion of the Heart Award.
We were truly honored to receive an amazing award from Chuck and the Collies at Collies of the Meadow blog.
Chuck and the Collies told us that the new award is for those who they feel are not only the best of the best, but who truly give their best in their blog and live life loving others and giving all they have of themselves because they are Champions of the Heart.
Chuck explained that these are the characteristics of his beloved Collie, Trevor, who as many of you know is now in his final trip to the sunset of life. Trevor has been a Champion Of The Heart to Chuck and Chuck and the Collies wanted to honor others who they feel portray the qualities that Trevor has displayed all his life.
Tall person and me are deeply touched and honored by the very special Champions Of The Heart Award. Knowing the meaning behind the award and the special place that Trevor holds in Chuck’s heart makes this the best award we have ever received. We will treasure it.
This is the link to Chuck’s award post. Please drop by and share in the antics of these wonderful Collies: http://colliesofthemeadow.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/collies-win-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-gives-some-too/
Bella and DiDi at Paws to Talk blog were awarded The Hot Potato Award and kindly passed it on to Bassa’s Blog. Thank you Bella and DiDi!
Bella and DiDi are two black Standard Poodle and together they are the ‘agony aunts’ of the canine world.
Their sound advice has made them THE place to go if you have a problem. Standard Poodles aren’t called one of the smartest breeds in the world for nothing!
This is the link to Bella and DiDi’s award post. Please drop by and say hi:
My friend Sarah at Sezpets blog was recently awarded the One Lovely Blog Award and in her post acknowledging the award she included Bassa’s blog in the list of blogs she was passing the award on to!
Congratulations Sarah and thank you!
Sarah has been blogging for about 9 months and said that Bassa’s blog was the very first blog she ever followed. Wow!
This the link to Sarah’s award post. Please drop by and say hi:
Congratulations Gemma and thank you for thinking of Bassa’s blog!
Gemma has been blogging for about 2 1/2 months and is studying Animal Behaviour at Flinders University in Adelaide, and volunteering at Adelaide Zoo.
She says that Orangutans are the love of her life!
This is the link to Gemma’s award post. Please drop by and say hi:
Popcorn of fluffypopcorn.com was recently awarded the Sunshine Award.
Congratulations Poppy and thank you!
Poppy is a red toy poodle and very, very cute!!
Poppy has written a very lovely and entertaining award post.
Please drop by and say hi:
Well, that was the week that was…………..FANTASTIC!
Thank you to everyone who made my week so special.