Though most people who write blogs do so for their own amusement or interest, and don’t worry too much if no one else notices, it is nice when someone does, and leaves comments. My readership was, initially, very local. But due to the Cat Blogosphere, a very wide array of cat-bloggers, it has become international.
I’ve read stories by bloggers from here in Canada, in the United States, in England and elsewhere. Comments on my own have come from the United Kingdom, Europe and South America. There are a number of links to the right of my posts that will lead you to some of the cats I keep up with, though that isn’t the full number.
Recently, my blog was given two awards by generous fellow bloggers, the Liebster Award, from Marg’s Pets, and the Versatile Blog Award, from Andrea and the Celestial Kitties. I don’t know what I may have done to deserve such distinction, but it was very thoughtful to be mentioned, and I thank them. In addition to the consideration implied, the awards have also made this blog known to still more people.
I find with some embarrassment that I was awarded the Liebster as long ago as the end of last year, and I haven’t fulfilled the conditions of the award, as easy-going as they are. Simply enough, I am to pass the award on to five other blogs that have fewer than two hundred followers each. There are quite a few that I follow so that shouldn’t be difficult - though many have more than 200 followers. I am also to let these blogs know that I have passed the award on to them.
The first recipient I have chosen is a fellow Canadian blog, Cat’s Cats; next, Laila and Minchie, one of the first blogs I started reading; Bobbie and the Bunch at Cats/Goats/Quotes, for their enjoyment of all animals; Dora, from Between Cats, in remembrance of Fat Eric, whom I loved to read about. And finally, Feral Cat Behaviour, a private rescuer in the United States, who cares so much for all cats. These are not in any particular order; each deserves an award.
The Versatile Blog Award is also to be passed on to others, fifteen, to be exact, but I will mention another five.
Random Felines, due to their ability to post still-pictures and videos, a versatility that I was able to achieve just once; Fuzzy Tales, because they too are Canadians, and we are a versatile nationality; Eric and Flynn (Two Devon Cats), due of the adventures they get up to on their farm; Miss Peach at the Cozy Cottage (though Miss Peach is gone, her blog continues with art, photos and affection) and, finally, to KC and the Sherwood Bunch over at Missy Blue Eyes - it takes versatility to keep the Cat Blogosphere news service going.
Now, the winners of these awards are in theory supposed to pass it on to others. But I don’t want any of them to feel obligated, so I will suggest that they pass it on only when and if they find someone deserving. I would encourage everyone to visit the blogs mentioned; they are fun and entertaining, and in many cases, informative.