Last night some of the happiest, funnest blogging news OF ALL TIME crossed my inbox…
If you've read me for any length of time, you know I relish all things Southern. When I learned my beloved Southern Living magazine had chosen me as their Mama Blogger of the Week? Well…my feet haven't touched the ground since.
Heartfelt thanks to Erin Shaw Street and her team of wonderfulness at Southern Living online. Fabulous Southern bloggers are in no short supply, so I'm sincerely and completely touched and honored to have received this special distinction.
Hmmm…I wonder if my BFF Paula Deen will invite me over for dinner now; suddenly I'm craving fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried okra and a gallon of sugar-shocked tea. Funny, that power of suggestion…. 🙂
Your turn: I'm looking for your favorite Southern bloggers regardless of age or size of blog. Please chime in and tell me a reason or two why they're your favorites!
That headline got my attention Robin! I’m sorry I’ve not been by to visit you much lately. But congratulations you southern woman you!
I really enjoy reading Mama Belle on http://www.bayoubelles.com. She’s very honest and has a unique perspective on life. Love it!
Congratulations to you! I’m glad to find your blog. Thank goodness for Facebook or I would have missed this. You are now bookmarked and I look forward to reading more.
Smack!:o) And congratulations!
I love Bellwether Vance’s blog http://open.salon.com/blog/bellwethervance/. She smart and has such great style and a terrific sense of humor. Whenever I read her blog I hear her in one of two voices, either Suzanne or Maryanne, my two favorite Designing Women.
Congratulations! Such exciting news!
Congratulations, my friend! It’s a well-deserved kudos to you. 🙂 YOU are my favorite Southern blogger!
I will be more than happy to smack you. That is one of my favorite things to do. : ) Congratulations.
I like The Blind Pig and The Acorn. Tipper is so sweet and she has such a talented family. She educates us all on Appalachia.
Wha … ??!! THAT is awesome! Congrats, Robin! Very well deserved.
How wonderful is that?
Congrats, Robin! That is wonderful!
Let’s see…I love my friend Lisa @ The Preacher’s Wife, BooMama, and I consider myself a Southern blogger even though I don’t always blog about life in the South!
How fun is THAT?!? Congrats!
Oh, Debbie, NEVAH apologize about not visiting my blog!!! I have the "want to" for reading others, but not the time to; that means I'm OVER-THE-TOP grateful when anyone reads ANY time! Thank YOU!!! 🙂
I've never heard of Mama Belle so thanks for making our introduction! 🙂
Hi Logan, Hmmm, how did you find this on Facebook?? From Southern Living's page? I'm totally confused…! 🙂 (but thank you!!)
Jenni, her tagline cracked me up, that alone will get me to read! AND, I love that you're channeling Designing Women voices. A thousand years ago (when I started blogging)–wait–do you remember Willowtree? He pictured me to look like Delta Burke; I loved that he recognized my Southern "voice", even back then.
Even a few days later I'm STILL just as thrilled! This might not be a "big" thing in the overall scheme of blogging/writing, but it's ginormous to me!! 🙂 Thank you!
MELANIE!!!!!!!!! One of my all-time favorite comments EVAH! I suppose it's cause it's from one of my favorite all time blogfriends evah! xo
Ha, Julie…THANK YOU for the smack! What a fun and unusual blog name (will have to google that one for sure).
Why thank you, Melissa. I kinda had that same bewildered initial response :).
Really, REALLY wonderful in my book! 🙂 I couldn't be more thrilled…is it obvious?? 🙂
Well, now, Chrisit–
You're the first person to mention blogs I already know and enjoy!! I'm kinda like you, too; I LOVE writing about aspects unique to Southern life, but I'm not skilled enough to make an entire blog about it. Suddenly I'm thinking of Lewis Grizzard and how funny HE'D be as a blogger if he were still around…. 🙂
RebeccaReba ~ Lots o' fun. LOTS O' LOTS O'!!! (merci!)
Congratulations!! That’s so fun and well deserving too.
So thrilled for you! But not surprised at all, since I’ve known for years how awesome you are.
YOU are one of my favorite southern bloggers, along with the Mamas (Boo and Big). I haven’t spent as much time blog hopping lately as I’d like, but I’m so happy to find good news like this. I know you’re floating on Cloud 9!
Wow…what a cool honor!
I’m sure all the GRITS who read are thinking what I’m thinking…. “I wanna win”!!
God bless southern bloggers…especially you!
Well, I shouldn’t be self-aggrandizing, but I myself am a southern blogger! I grew up in the Deep South (on the Gulf Coast). Really miss the food there…
wow! def. congratulations! I think you totally deserve it!