My blog is one in the group of blogs that has had trouble getting picked up by the Blotanical Picks Lists. It works, then it doesn't; then it works, then it doesn't. Off and on, off then on, then off again.
I wrote a thank you post when it seemed to be working... only to discover that it was not. Several days later, it did work, but by then my thank yous were too far away to be seen by those I was trying to reach. It seems to be working again, therefore, I am running it again. If you nominated my blog or voted for it in the recent competition, I do hope you see this post.
I am running late with my Thank Yous, but that does not mean I am any less grateful; quite the opposite, actually. I kept putting this off because I couldn't find words with deep enough meaning to express my feelings of surprise, happiness, and gratitude to those of you who nominated me for an award in Blotanical's first annual blog and post contest. And more thank yous to all the people who voted for my blog in the category "Best U.S. Blog".
When I look at the list of winners and see that my blog came in fifth after four very outstanding blogs, I feel humble and grateful, and to say the least, very surprised. Thank you everyone.
But, do you want to know a secret?!
(whisper... I voted for Frances, too! :)