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The longest post ever…


I seem to be finally getting back into the swing of things. My room isn’t sorted out yet by a long way but at least there is space to work, so in between the bouts of tidying up, I can make the odd book or two.

I have been kindly mentioned in a couple of exceedingly long awards and link love New Years greetings over the last few weeks. The number of people mentioned in these lists is vast (over 300 links) and seems to be pretty much the same bunch of people so I am not going to repeat each list over and over again. I just hope that saying it once covers everyone -if not apologies, please go to the relevant links and check the original lists!

First Jon at El Gigante Verdoso passed the You Rock my Socks’ award to Jos over at NoDirectOn (not: NoDirection) (I think that’s right) (who has a very cool scrolling box to display his list) (and that’s far too many parentheses (brackets to you) for one sentence).


Next Mauro, over at 1 Million Love Messages awarded the 2007 Inspiring blogs award .


Then Colin over at Life, awarded this one


and not only had a very neat scrolling box to display his list but repeated it for folk like me who can’t do scrolling boxes – over 300 links.

Then Blue Ribbon Bloggers had a Blogging Buddies award, which is this rather sweet photograph. Again they had a groovy scrolling box containing pretty much the same list, which I am very jealous I can’t reproduce.


Anyway, if you have lasted this far, here comes the list, courtesy of Colin.

0-Cotojo 1-Lisa , 2-Kim, 3-Deborah, 4-Pearl, 5-Sandy, 6-Jesse, 7-Chris, 8- Colin 9-Santa, 10-Blog Elf, 11-Jackie,12-Marzie, 13-Adrian, 14-Jos, 15-NAFA SG, 16-Paula, 17-Sue, 18-Kathy 19-Maartje, 20-Morgan, 21-Greg, 22-MaryAnn, 23-Eric, 24-Hawk, 25-Carol, 26Diane, 27-Ev Nucci, 28-Surjit, 29-Kuanyin, 30-Christy Z, 31-Sandee, 32-Robin, 33-Hanna, 34-Maunie, 35-Kim,36-Bobby, 37-Billy, 38-David, 39-Jennifer, 40-Aryst, 41-Winston, 42-Christy, 43-LilyRuth, 44-Jess, 45-Rudy,46-Lynda, 47-Lili, 48-Sandy G, 49-Ange, 50-BlackWyrm, 51-Vincent, 52-Colin & Anne, 53-Blandly Urbane, 54-Marco, 55-Mihaela Lica, 56-John C, 57-Aziz-sm, 58-Ugyen, 59-Lansy, 60-Alex Badalic, 61-Victors, 62-Nostalgia Manila, 63-Franco Yong, 64-Herby, 65-Rubie, 66-Santaram & BVK, 67-Jean-david, 68-Namgay, 69-Catherine, 70-Yunita P, 71-Debbie Dolphin, 72-Lorimer Black, 73-Dream Catcher, 74-Fred Plimley, 75-Anja Merret, 76-Maria Lourdes, 77-Jon B, 78-Aayush, 79-Denise, 80-Dharmendra P, 81-Brent D, 82-Jerry & Daryl McCoy, 83-Brian B, 84-Calvin Innes,85-Pieter Marburn, 86-Jessica Field, 87-Taflas, 88-Alex Sysoef, 89-Norie, 90-Justin Stanley, 91-Ashish, 92-David Ledoux, 93-Thanate Tan, 94-Kevin, 95-Etienne, 96-Gerbera, 97-Christina, 98-Abhishek d, 99-Uprai, 100-Texas_Jam, 101-Azmiel, 102-Daniel,103-Kristin B, 104-Luwis, 105-Adavait, 106-Now Sourcing, 107-Buen Amigo, 108-Kiran Pande,109-Peterson Wong, 110-Lynn, 111-Chessnoid, 112-Luis Hipolito, 113-Joliveira, 114-Jennifer & Pete,115-Team Dog, 116-Megan, 117-Mark,118-Raivyn, 119-Mel, 120-Andrea121-Jen / domestika, 122-Mimi, 123-Bobo,124-Lynda Lehmann, 125-Dread Bob, 126-Blue Ribbon Bloggers,127-RennyBA, 128-Bobbarama, 129-Becky,130-Magdalena, 131-Michelle, 132-Stacie,133-Climate of Our Future Team, 134-CashMarble, 135-OilOffShoreMarine,136-Jos Additional BlogLove, 137-Piper, 138-Barbara,139-Ann Clemmons, 140-Deb,,, 143-blogginginmypyjamas, 144-StylewithPassion,145-Chinneeq, 146-Dora-zooropazoo, 147-Babyshern,148-HiPnCooLMoMMa 149-Rachel’s Soulful Thoughts 150-When Silence Speaks,151-Dancing in Midlife Tune, 152-Underneath it All, 153- I am Dzoi,154-Hobbies and Such, 155-moms…..check nyo, 156-Choc Mint Girl,157-Amel’s Realm, 158- My Thoughts, 159-Rusin Roundup,160-Juliana’s Site, 161-Max, 162-Rooms of My Heart,163-A Great Pleasure, 164-LadyJava’s Lounge, 165-Jesie,166-Steven, 167-Trinity, 168-Leena,169-Nick, 170-Nessa, 171-Debbie Dolphin,172- Anna t, 173-krrey_boo, 174-Logic,175-Steve Ho, 176-Virtual Entrepreneur, 177-WalksFarWoman,178-Anna, Beth & Cory’s Mom, 179-Toon, 180-Belinda181-EPSpeaks, 182-Teacher Julie 183-jafajfer,184-pmonchet, 185-Aslan, 186-arouetvoltaire ,187-Tanny, 188-Il vaso di Pandora, 189-Non Lineare,190-Omniamundamundis, 191-LineaNeuronica, 192-Semplicemente Lisa193-la penna che graffia 194-Angelbaby, 195-Divya,196-Cyn, 197-Donna, 198-Liudmila,199-djeblog, 200-Gracie Belle, 201-Reverend Ray,202-Walter Winstuff, 203-Denny, 204-Terry (mee mOe),205-awannabe, 206-Z.S., 207-Il Gnagnera,208-Kevin Grieves, 209-DatCurious, 210-DatMoney,211-Sanni, 212-Rolando’s Quiet Space, 213-SatoNa ,214-Levian , 215-21Knots, 216-PuTLie,217-Riciard’s, 218-Darlene, 219-Rantings of a Woman,220-La Place de Cherie , 221-Enjoying The Ride, 222-A Window To Our World,223-Juliana, 224-Retchel’s Pure Life, 225-We Are Family,226-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 227-Echoes of Life, 228-My 3 Boys and I,229-Mammagatta, 230-Juliana’s Lair, 231-Bless Sanctuary,232-Confessions of An Army Wife , 233-Jean’s my So-called Life, 234-So cute tiny pixels,235-Denz Techtronics Blog, 236-Wanna Be On Top!, 237-Carpe Diem,238-My so-called Life, 239-TEEBOB, 240-Kikay,241-Alaverde33, 242-CC’s Lifestyles and Reviews, 243-Pinay’s Lifestyles,244-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 245-The Creativity Of Me, 246-OzLife247-Scattered Thoughts of Mine, 248-Another Journal of Mine, 249-My Drama,250-By The Way, 251-Paul, Toni and Lance – Bridging the Distance, 252-Live Love Pink,253-In The Lance’s Mind, 254-My Life, 255-Rants and Ramblings,256-WorldBlog, 257-Our Journey to Life, 258-Simply the best,259-Paul and Toni, 260-Alpha’s Blog, 261-because life is fun,262-The Simple Life of a Baghag, 263-Sweet Lullaby,264-AnitoKid, 265- Lisa WAHM, 266-Ben Spark267-Kesa, 268-Mauro, 269-Sindi270-Alianorah, 271-Jennie, 272-CTN,273-Jeremy, 274-Polliwog’s Pond, 275-Yvette,276-Ali (DorisDay), 277-Rodney, 278-Alice,279- WBAustin, 280-Max, 281-Rodney282-Karen, 283-Michelle, 284-Stacy285-SvenMarin, 286-CoolingStar9, 287-Billy Jack,288-bbrian, 289-Cris Zimermann, 290-Franx,291-Ramil, 292-JaniceNW, 293-Cathrina Jones294-Bels, 295-Raman, 296-Jeques,297-NPSG, 298-Anndi, 299-Georganna,300-Jeane Michelle Culp, 301-Sam Chan, 302-Kumowai

Phew! Job done. Just hope all those links work! If you made it this far then here is a photograph my number two son took as an experiment. It’s me in my kitchen – my mum used to say I was a little angel….



21 responses to “The longest post ever…

  1. cotojo January 7, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Diane,
    Congrats on your awards and much deserved too :)
    Just a little post lol…links are fine, well done.
    My little list has spread far and wide hahaha…..I’m just bad lol.
    At least your halo is above you in the photo…mine is either slowly throttling me or I’m tripping over it :D
    Have a great week,

  2. strugglingwriter January 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Very nice book. It looks crafty but also very professional.

    Great picture with the halo and wings. :) Interesting because I haven’t seen them in the other pictures of yourself you have posted here. :)

  3. Ian Green January 7, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Does all this link love come from FMB – where I first came across you?

  4. Diane January 7, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Paul – I like this paper too, it does make a nice book. I am a little angel really but have to keep my halo and wings under wraps most of the time…. did you ever see the film ‘Michael’ with John Travolta :-)

    Hi Ian – I’m just copying from the blogs I was tagged in, I’m number 26 or so on the list! I think Colin at Life has done a lot of the work! A lot of the names in the list are on FuelMyBlog – I’ve seen them on there. Others I know from MyBlogLog and Blogcatalog and around the place. I’ve never had to do such a huge link love before…. :-)

  5. Creechman January 8, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Your pages are always blank.

  6. Diane January 8, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Colin! So sorry I just found you in my spam!
    All credit to you for your hard work! And as we know, you are the award king – and rightly so. You will need to start a separate blog for yours soon!

    Mark – my books are just empty vessels for others to fill with beautiful things. Although I may just surprise you one day…

  7. Rose DesRochers January 8, 2008 at 2:40 am

    Hi Diane, Congrats on your awards. I need to ask though. Could you remove my name from your list of names there.

  8. laketrees January 8, 2008 at 4:38 am

    adore the colour and design of your new book…Diane
    most unusual combination….
    holy moly …now that’s a link list ….and I may steal/borrow it from you as I know I have a similiar amount of tags and memes in my to do …when my arms get better vault… fact you have reminded me of a few that I had got and misplaced…

    very cool angel photo!!!

    cheers from
    the 80 year old woman from SU :)…who can’t reply to her messages there because SU …refuses to upload her profile pic

  9. mywoodenrobot January 8, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Congrats! Again, another beautiful journal… So jealous. I need to start practicing book binding..

  10. Diane January 8, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Kim – glad you like this one it is an unusual colour combination for sure.

    As for link list – you have Colin to thank for it – use by all means! I couldn’t do the scrolling box thing but I expect you can!

    Oh dear! SU is normally very good – it’s Technorati I have serious issues with! Hope your shoulder is getting better.

    mywoodenrobot – (love the name!) You should link to your blog – I really enjoyed it, seeing the books you make and all your creative ideas. I think your idea for a craft community blog is great! Definitely worth thinking about :-)

  11. Bridget Jones January 8, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Di, for you :-)

  12. Diane January 8, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Rose des Rochers – Thanks! I have removed your name – and renumbered the entries after you. Thank goodness you were towards the end! I visited your blog and enjoyed reading it. I shall drop in again!

  13. Diane January 8, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Bridget! Great video! I can’t help but think that if I looked like that I wouldn’t be having this problem! I like the sentiment though :-)

  14. Bridget Jones January 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Ohlala! Bridget has done it again right? Slid down fireman’s poles! Sorry Di.

    I think this one would be better :)

  15. Diane January 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    No fireman’s pole this time! I like the song and the words – very good! I just wish I looked like that. I don’t think I ever looked like that – even when I was their age :-)

    This video is wonderful too – the words are fantastic. You are so thoughtful to send it – thank you :-)

  16. Peter January 9, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Your work is really beautiful– I marvel at it, every time I stop by. There are so many people out there making hand made goods that look like they came from “somebody’s garage;” yours looks like true art.

    Congrats on the awards!

  17. Diane January 9, 2008 at 9:46 am

    That is a really nice thing to say and I must admit, it’s what I strive for. I try to put as much thought into the colours and combinations of pattern and colour as I do into the process of making the books, so if you think I have succeeded then I am well pleased. Thank you!

  18. Bobby Revell January 9, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Yes Diane! That’s a long post with a ton of links! I am proud to be part of the list too! Thank you:)

  19. Diane January 9, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    My pleasure, Bobby. I think a list this long has to be a one-off! Glad you are included!

  20. Ev Nucci January 15, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Diane! How are you? Great blog here…beautiful. I love your albums. I’ve given you some linklove as well. Congrats on your awards!

  21. Diane January 15, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Ev! Thanks – I just popped over to yours and enjoyed it hugely so I will be back. I added you to my Technorati favourites, so providing Technorati is playing nicely, I will be able to keep up to date with your news :-)

    Thanks for the link love too….

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