Sunday, 8 December 2013

a blog without readers...

...is nothin' but a diary!  It's true.  Blogs need cats to write 'em but they also need cats to read 'em.  Well...  cats or dogs or bunnies or even peeps.  But someone has to read 'em.  Someone has to 'cause like I said, a blog without readers is nothin' but a diary.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

I love my readers.  Yup, it's true.  I love each and every one of them.  I even love Mr. Anonymous Spam.  I figure somebody has to love Spammy 'cause he must be ever-so-lonely, out there all by himself with nothin' better to do than spam us kitties.  Sendin' some love to the ol' spammer is a little bit like charity work but like I said, somebody has gotta do it and I'm up for the challenge.  MOUSES!

Anywho...  in honour of all my fantastically wonderful and special readers, Ol' Peepers promised to make me up a new award to introduce to the blogosphere once Nerissa's Life reached 75,000 hits.  That was a couple thousand hits ago so it's high time I introduce that award.  Don't you agree?  Of course you do!  So now it's time for me to get with the program and introduce the brand new FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS award.  Isn't it pretty?

And this is a super-duper, easy as peasy award to accept.  Just four things to do.  That's it.  Firstly, you need to post the award on your blog.  Secondly, you need to thank the blogger givin' it to you and, if you don't already, follow them.  You can follow by e-mail or feed or a reader or any other method available.  That even includes just checkin' in with them every day or so if they don't have any kind of followin' method set up.  Thirdly, you need to pass along the FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS award to a few readers whom you know already follow you.  To figure this out, I just went through my comments and picked out a paw full, or two...  or four.  And fourthly - which is also lastly - you need to let 'em know.  Let the bloggers to whom you've given the award know you did so.

Didn't I say this would be easy?  Would I ever lie?  NEVER.  Easy peasy, for sure.

So without any further ado, I'd like to award the FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS award to...

- Texas at Texas, a Cat in NY
- Spitty at Spitty Speaks
- Sammy at onespoiledcat
- Savvy at Savannah's Paw Tracks
- the staff at DashKitten
- Herman at It's a Wonderpurr Life
- Quinn at Catitude
- Cinco at Playful Kitty
- Purrla at Singapore Kitty
- Speedy at Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny
- Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head
- Austin at Catachresis
- Timmy at Tomcat Commentary by Tim
- Mario at Mario's Meowsings
- the girls at Life with Ragdolls
- Redsetter at Pepsi Max Addict
- Sparkle at Sparkle the Designer Cat
- Coccolino at My Mini Pet Pig
- Angel at angelswhisper
- the crew at Colehaus Cats

Okay...  that's twenty of you.  Surely this should get the FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS award zoomin' around the blogosphere in no time.

And now, for a word from our sponsor...

Just kidding!  It's just a little message from me.  A message and an apology.

In the last couple of months, I was given two awards.  Tex, from Texas, a Cat in NY kindly gave me the Dragon's Loyalty Award and everyone at Life with Ragdolls and Speedy over at Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny gave me the Sunshine Award.  I have not yet officially accepted these awards and for that, I owe you all an apology.  I haven't forgotten you.  HONESTLY, I haven't.  I will accept these beautiful awards officially and hopefully, sooner rather than later.

I had fully intended to accept these awards along with the introduction of the FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS award however the post was already gettin' a little long and those awards both require me to write stuff about myself or answer questions or both.  I just thought I'd give my readers a bit of a break from the novels I've been postin', as of late.  I do hope you'll understand.  Really, I do.

And now, I must get workin' on my letter for the big guy in red.  Can't believe I haven't written that yet.  Where to start...  where to start...  Oh, I know!  Dear Santa...

52 comments:

  1. Oh Nerissa, it's a pawsome award ! It's one of the most adequate that we knew : as you say, what would be bloggers if they had no readers ? Purrs

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  2. I love your blog and you you brighten my day even on the worst of the worst days. I even fellow you on facebook for the much needed ray of sunshine I need very day. Thank you for being you your a huge blessing.
    Love
    Dorothea Rose Angelina Walker
    And
    The Walker Clan Kitties

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    1. Awww... thanks so much. *blushes* purrs

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  3. Yahoo!!!


    Thanks for our award!!!!!!!


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  4. Nissy, thank you from the bottom of our furry little hearts for this award. We'll post it on Thankful Thursday, 'cause we gots some readers we be thankful to for reading about us. You would make an excellent Cat Scout, Nissy. You are so thoughtful and kind. Mauricio would love to see you join and be with a bunch of your friends in troop Worldwide Wildcats, like himself, Sammy, Texas, Austin, Timmy and many others. These guys are all really having lots of fun. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Fiona, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. I have GOT to think about this Cat Scout thing. Hmmm... maybe in the new year... It looks like such fun but I don't know if the peep can keep up. Did you see those neat cars all you cats built? They were AMAZIN'! I don't think the peep could make somethin' like that. She's not that good of a peep. purrs

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  5. Sometimes my lonely ol' blog feels way more like a diary than a blog. But then, I supposed popularity is a double edged sword?

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  6. We love your blog and comment regularly. Thanks for visiting us today :-)

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    1. ...and I appreciate your visits SO much. Thank you Layla. purrs

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  7. I try to read your blog but often it is too long for me to read. I can only read a little bit before every thing gets blurry!!! I am losing my sight!!! I would love to be able to read every word---but i can not see every word sorry!!

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  8. A brand new award! Woo hoo! We bet we'll be seeing lots of it in no time. :)

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  9. That is such nice award and all those kitties that got it are so lucky. We do like reading your blog and that is true, we all need followers. Great post. Have a great Sunday.

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  10. Hey Nissy Pal! Thank you so much for this bootiful award! I will get to postin' it soon, purromise. The peeps are gone all day so I may not get the typist to get it up Monday, but soon buddy, really really soon. Paw hugs, Savvy

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  11. Thanks for coming by and thanks for my award!


    You're a GREAT friend Nissy!

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  12. Paws up for the accomplishment your new award symbolizes and thanks so much for passing it along to me and so many other awesome kitties!!

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  13. This is Fantastic Nissy,congrats on such an important achivement pal,and thanks for giving your new award to me too!xx Speedy

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  14. So nice of you to create an award. Congrats on so many hits! Lee and Phod

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  15. Hahaha!! You make me MOL, Nissy. You love Mr Spammer!! MOL Me too. He is very inventive in a boring sort of way!!

    Hey!! Thanks so much for the award. I am super chuffed and I will blog about it when the bean gets her act together. She is so lame. If only I had thumbs!!! Oh well, no use crying over split infinitives!! Have a great day, buddy xox

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  16. You are so cute. Asking Santa for catnip or fancy feast flaked tuna ?

    Congrats on all the awards. I gave up doing them a while ago. Didn't have time and forgot who gave me what. lol

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  17. Great award Nissy! It is nice to have lots of visitors.
    It is good to have friends too :) We do not blog as
    much as we used to, but that is OK. It is sometimes
    hard to reply to everyone quickly. Mom is a bit lazy :/
    It is also good that your blog is NOT a diary :)
    heehee
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ

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  18. Such a beautiful award Nissa - Thank you for sending it to me. I'll get it passed on right away. Sorry for being so lax in the past. My human's back is a mess and sometimes she just can't sit another minute.

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  19. Congrats on your awards and how fun that you made your own award! I hope you found some of these sun puddles today. Here, it snowed all day so no sun to be had.

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  20. Awww Nissy! Thank you so furry much! You always create such wonderful awards!! Thank you so much!
    Don't worry for the acceptance of the Dragon's Loyalty Award. I completely understand. Plus we depend on the humans so obviously, this is not purrfect ;-)

    Thank you so much my furriend for thinking about me always. I really appreciate.

    Purrs

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  21. Do you really love Mr Spammer ?!
    Wonderful new award you have come up with , Nissy !
    XOXO

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  22. That is a lovely new award you have created Nissy. Concats to all the recipients.

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  23. Well congrats to all the lucky award winners!!!!! Great post and pretty pics!! Love it!

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  24. That's a cool award, Nissy! Congrats to the winners. And we love all our readers too...after all, if our readers weren't reading...we probably wouldn't be blogging anymore.

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  25. I love reading your blog. I even share it in my weekly meeting with my kitty friends along the river in Singapore. Oh yea...thanks for the award buddy!

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  26. Dood! Have you been busy or WHAT? We can totally unnerstand. it's a full time job keeping your peepers on the, uh, well Peepers. Concats on everyone who won the award!

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  27. You mean...you can CREATE an award and give it out?!?!???!!!!!

    hooboy...our Mommy is in a PANTLOAD of trouble...

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  28. Thanks, Buddy! It's quite an honor to be in on the ground floor of a new award (so, are there stock options involved? No? oh well, never mind). I am thrilled to receive it and I will MAKE the Human post it very soon! You're the best, Nerissa!

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  29. Congratulations on so many hits on your bloggie, Nerissa and to all your Awards and thank you so much for passing the Friends and Followers Award to us. We can't wait to post it on our blog to thank our readers. It's so original and beautifully made. You're so right about the readership. It's lonely when there's no interaction. We're always happy when we see your face in our mailbox :) Pawkisses for a Happy Week :)

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  30. What a wonderful award! Congrats to all the kitties and paws out there that won!

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  31. Well done to all. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes molly

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  32. Nissy! First of all thank you for another beautiful NEW award.....I love it - just as I have all the awards you've created and sent on their way around the blogosphere. Secondly, I am SO surprised you haven't sent that letter out to Santa Paws yet because he's coming SOON! May I suggest you do what I did and create a google map for him of your house so even if he didn't get your letter in time he feels obligated to stop anyway????? You know - just to be on the safe side????

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  33. A totally pawesome post as always Nissy! And mew are so right, no readers = a diary. My P.A. wants to know why is it that my blog gets all the comments and hers sadly lacks? I told her that it's because I'm such a charming and charismatic furbaby!!! MOL

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    1. Yup, you're right. We cats really do have an advantage in the cute department. purrs

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  34. A brilliant new award. and given to some amazing people!

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  35. Hey Nissy
    Great Award and a wonderful sentiment as what are we without our dear furends who slog through snow and ice to... err... who brave tired paws and spraind toes pressing the mousie to come to our blogs.
    Thanks so much
    Timmy Tomcat

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  36. Thank you for nominating Cinco as one of the first ever recipients of this award! He is so excited (his sister Manna is sort of jealous, but that just makes it even better to Cinco)! As the official keyboard expert of Playful Kitty, I will add this to the line up and make sure Cinco officially accepts it within the next week or two. Thanks again!

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  37. This is a beautiful award and thank you for sharing it with us! Congrats on your awards. Always very well deserved! Purrs...

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  38. You come up with the best awards! Coincats on that!

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  39. This is just wonderful! Thank you so much for thinking of us Nissy! Congrats to you!

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  40. Hi! Thanks for asking about my mousie. He was originally on the end of a wand toy from The Natural Pet Company. Unfortunately, we're a bit rough I guess and he came off the wand. He's still fun to play with.

    Hope you're having a great day!

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  41. What a wonderful idea! What a great award! Congrats to all the more than deserving blogs that received it...

    Noodle hugs to all

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  42. ConCATS on 75,000 hits, Nissy! And what a terrific award. Hooray for all the winners!

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  43. Thanks so much for your efforts and good wishes for Lilly. Because of you, she has her $600! We are so happy and grateful!

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    1. Oh that's wonderful! Lilly is gonna be able to get the surgery she needs to live a pain-free life. purrs

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  44. Wow, 75k hits? Amazing! Concats, Nissy.

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