Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blogging Matters

I interrupt regular programming on my blog to report on a few awards I received from my “captive audience” and rave about Live Writer. I love Blogger, but hated the struggle with a “Web 1.0” UI while creating posts. Down with the Blogger during post creation, in with Live Writer. The UI is nice, there is a built-in ability to watermark images easily and one can create posts without being connected to the web – perfect for all those future business trips that I will have to take one day.image

Now on to awards. The first one comes from Susana at Our Homeschooling Fun. I really like reading her blog, it’s full of good recommendations, not to mention giveaways. I am very pleased that she chose me for this award. In following the rules that go along with accepting this award I have to pass it on to 15 blogs I have newly discovered and enjoy reading. I will get to it in the end of this post.

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The second award comes from Eva at Handmade Beginnings. This is another blog that I really like to visit. She has a lot of great ideas and homemade toys for her little girl. I also find it fascinating that she plans to teach her daughter a relatively rare (for America :)) Arabic language. As I struggle to decide how I want to introduce my native Russian to Anna, I am very interested to see her progress in bilingual education. In following the rules that go along with accepting this award I have to tell my readers 10 things about me that they may or may not know, but are true and then pass it on to 10 more blogs. Obviously, being an engineer, I am simplifying matters by passing both awards to the blogs below, and I am sending curious audience to my earlier post – Ten Fun Facts About Me.

So here we go:

7 comments:

Christy said...

Wow, thank you! You are so efficient. I appreciate the honor.

Elsie said...

I am so honored to be on your list:) Thank you!!!!!!!!! I really enjoyed reading the 10 things about you and I think it is wonderful that you will teach your daughter your native language.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Oh wow! I did a double take when I saw my blog on your list! Thank you so much! I just love your blog too... since I've found it I've made sure to read it every day. I love that your daughter is so close in age to my son. It's nice to have other moms out there experiencing the same things. Thank you!

Ticia said...

My friend from Latvia teaches her native language by requiring her kids to speak to her in Latvian and their Dad in English. It seems to be working, they're all fluent in both and can read it.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Wow, two awards in one -- I'm honored to be among such great company, yourself included. Thanks!

Orange Juice said...

THANK YOU!Going to read the list now!

The girl who painted trees said...

Thank you so much for the award:)

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