Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thank You Blogger Team!

Outing, Marc Chagall, 1917

Well, I am back down to earth this morning from floating around on
cloud nine yesterday. It all started when I checked my blog, after
being out and about all afternoon. Something was wrong. My followers
had unbelievably doubled and my first thought was that someone was
messing with my followers widget. Well, to make a long story short, I
checked my dashboard and to my absolute amazement, Life at
Willow Manor was listed for December 5th as the Blog of Note!!!
Many, many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people on the Blogger
Team for choosing my humble little Manor! I am thrilled for the honor
and also for all the lovely visits from thousands of bloggies from all
over the world. 3,247 of you stopped by yesterday. I was totally
overwhelmed. Thank you!

88 comments:

  1. You have one of the best blogs going, Willow, and by far the most visually beautiful. I'm so happy that more people are getting a chance to see it.

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  2. Wowza Willow- How awesome! People know a good thing when they see it girl. =)

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  3. WOW!!! And to think I knew you when...

    Congratulations!

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  4. It couldn't have happened to a better blog or a nice blogger, willow. Richly deserved.

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  5. WOW! What a wonderful surprise! And they picked the perfect day to feature you too! Enjoy your accolades.

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  6. Willow, When I read in your profile, "I live in an old stone house..." I thought it quite telling you would begin that way... I too like stone. Found your blog enjoyable and calming. My first visit. Thanks.

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  7. Congratulations on making the A - list! You do have a rather informative and fun blog, so is it any wonder?

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  8. Way to go Willow, I think I'd have croaked if I'd had that many visitors in one day!! Very well-deserved, I am honoured to have a blooger of note amongst my friends!

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  9. You go girl! I love your blog! Wonderful artful poetical things are always enticing me up the path to Willow's Manor!

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  10. There is none more deserving. Brava!

    Kat

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  11. Well, it's about time.
    They finally got one right.

    ;^)

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  12. Your blog is a thing of beauty. I just stumbled upon it via "The Bohdi Tree" and I will definitely be back to spend more time. It's like an art museum here! I love the Colville and the Wyeth paintings. My first piano teacher assigned a poem every week to be recited at the next lesson and Stopping by Woods was one of the first poems I had to do. Not that I remember any of them now or anything....

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  13. If any one deserves it, you do. Congratulations, Willow. :0)

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  14. Great blog. Interesting stuff, great bio snippet. Who doesn't want your life?

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  15. lol! - it was only a matter of time, Willow! enjoy!

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  16. Willow, Congratulations! Nice to see so many others are discovering what I already knew...great site, great posts... art, poetry everything and an occasional recipe. Love the Chagall! Mary Ann
    My kitchen is a bit boring...anything for these winter evenings that is delicious?

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  17. Well deserved, dear. Your blog is breath of fresh air especially now that I am down with a terrible cold. :-(

    Well done and I look forward to more poetry, music, recipes and weekly terms. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  18. I am so glad I found your blog! It is wonderful!

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  19. Over 3000, that would overwhelm me too. Makes it hard to keep up.
    Congrats. though.

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  20. Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA)

    Award Code


    Your award will go live around noon CST on Saturday December 6, 2008

    Thank you,



    Bill Austin

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  21. Rev. J.P. WielochSat Dec 06, 01:34:00 PM

    What's this all about then?

    I am the Reverend J.P. Wieloch.

    I live in Lancaster, England.

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  22. You never fail to amuse, no matter what the season...keep up the good work, we'll all be here waiting!

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  23. Willow, this is exactly what you deserve for writing on a variety topics to delight every visitor.

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  24. WoW!! great blog:) I salute from Poland!

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  25. Hello, I am moved by the images and words that you have so artistically displayed for us all. I am a relatively new blogger and was one of the many that came across you blog yesterday. Thank you for sharing with us all. You are a blessing!

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  26. And it is well worth the attention!

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  27. Wow Willow! A hearty congratulations. You deserve the honor and I'm thrilled so many new readers will be enjoying your whimsy!

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  28. Wow! but you deserve it!
    Yours is one of the few blogs I go to EVERY day knowing there will be something delightful and interesting there.
    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  29. You are most deserving of this recognition, Willow.Your blog is just wonderful!

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  30. Wow, that's awesome. You really deserve it!

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  31. Hola, this is my first visit to your blog. I'm going to have a look, but I think I will like it for sure!

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  32. Wow!! I am truly impressed!
    What a refreshing blogg! Somehow you brought me to another era... I used to live in Odense, Denmark and with your photos, pictures you created a nostalgic feeling of how I experienced Denmark. I too love stone manors, and lived in one when i was first married,in fact it was over a hundred years old, the walls were crooked and had a red roof. It was across an old church called Frue Kirkestraede in Odense. Love old architecture!
    I am interested in the study of the mind, metaphysics and all of the arts and sciences.
    Have a little corner were I write my hearts sentiments, you are most welcome to stop by and browse.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Vivi

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  33. Beautiful! Congratulations, and I followed blogsofnote to find you. Follow I shall!

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  34. Lynette ~ and I knew her before that! tee-hee! I think I even have Willow's autograph somewhere....must go look! ;)

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  35. Ahh yes, but did you remember the yeast? Very important. Unless it doesn't call for it.

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  36. Lovely, I simply adore all your photos, your Manor is beautiful and simply charming.

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  37. Willow, I am so happy for you! What a high honor! You sure have had a lot of visitors. I'm sure they won't be disappointed. I have always loved your blog. So very sophisticated, so warm. You go girl!!!

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  38. very good,thanks very much!
    http://www.art-ych.com
    (Oil painting , Acrylic painting, Modern painting, Abstract painting , Landscape painting, Impression painting , Decoration painting )

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  39. very good,thanks very much!
    http://www.art-ych.com
    (Oil painting , Acrylic painting, Modern painting, Abstract painting , Landscape painting, Impression painting , Decoration painting )

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  40. I was one of those 3,247 (your suitor since now, apparently). Your blog is no doubt deserved to be #1. It`s really impressive, at least I was quite captivated by it. Thank you for genuine pleasure.
    Alsimple

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  41. Well done! Have fun spending that royalty check ;)

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  42. Willow! Wow, i am so excited for you! this is the first time a blog I already visit has becomea blogger of note! You certainly deserve it. This is also quite funny in light of my dream two days ago which I'll post on my blog soon. Anyway congrats!!

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  43. Congratulations on making it to the "Blogs of Note"!

    Okay, I don't know if this is the right place or not, if it isn't then please forgive me.

    I would like to shamelessly, and openly advertise a new creative blog for people of imagination that I'm starting. It's called Creagination. Come by, take a look, and tell me what you think.

    Thanks.

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  44. Truly, well deserving, Willow. I can't wait to see your Christmas posts!!
    The Bach

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  45. Congratulations Willow--your blog is delightful and you're being rewarded as you should be!

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  46. Congratulations - your blog is beautiful and a joy to read and look at. xv

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  47. I come from China.。Knows you very happily.。。

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  48. Congrats on blog of note. Happy for u.

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  49. Congratulations, Willow! :-)

    I came over here after seeing your blog mentioned on my dashboard "Blog of Note" list (and it is already December the 7th!)

    Happy Second Advent Sunday!

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  50. Great Blog Indeed, Congratulations!

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  51. I always wanted to know someone famous. Congratulations Willow. I can't see why it took them this long to notice. :) Pappy

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  52. Congratulations! You deserve it, your blog is fantastic! Also think you have made a wonderful choice posting Chagall painting to express your joy. Well done!

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  53. Well done, Willow!!! Totally deserved and I love the Chagall.

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  54. Congrats ! This was my first visit to the Manor and I enjoyed it so much I'll be back.

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  55. Oh the figure's cool.. 3,247 right? That's very nice.
    Congratulations :)
    I found your blog through Blogs of Note as well. So that's one more to the list of people who stopped by. :)

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  56. Hi,

    Your blog has lots of class.
    It must be really awsome to get so many visits.

    Kind regards,

    José

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  57. You deserve it. You have a lovely place here and very interesting!

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  58. I really like this ... keep it up

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  59. This is wonderful news and so deserved!!!! Congratulations Ace Girl Blogger! :)

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  60. Interesting Blog. If you want to visit another interesting blog got to www.themidnightbunny.blogspot.com

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  61. Oh yay! Congratulations and so well deserved!

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  62. Congratulations! A very inspiring blog. One that gets my own creative juices flowing. So glad the Blogger Team selected you!

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  63. That is SO cool! And SO well deserved! I'm excited for you! Congratulations. ;-)

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  64. Wow - congrats! That is so awesome! Love your blog!

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  65. wow willow! congratulations--that is awesome!!!

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  66. Willow, Everything about your blog is wonderful. It's eye candy and poetry with a touch of humor. I just started a blog today and you are my inspiration. Enjoy your fame, you deserve it.

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  67. Hi Willow, congratulations on being selected as a blogger of note. You really deserve it,as you have a stunning blog.
    I was selected on the 9th and it has unleashed a storm of visitors.

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  68. So well deserved! Found you via Sarah Laurence's excellent blog. How exciting...will definitely be back to read more of your superb posts!

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  69. No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.

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  70. Congratulations! BTW, it's nice to see a painting by Chagall here. I'm from Belarus, which is where Chagall was from (of course, it was still in the Russian Empire when he was born there).

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  71. I just found you (through Catherine at A Thousand Clapping HAnds) and I must say...I love your blog! It's just beautiful!!!! I can't wait to read more!!!
    Judith~
    Paris Atelier

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  72. I just was told about your blog last Friday. I am hooked! The way you write and the things that you write about are so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing! And just so you know, I am not much of a commentor, but I will be visiting regularly!

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