As a network evangelist from Norway (hehehehe yea; my trustful readers know this is one of my favourite quotation), I just love to make friends all over the world. Its a Givers Gain since the more I share about our culture, traditions and habits – and of course visit and read about yours – the more I get and learn and observe and experience (travelling around here is even for free!). And since I’m at it: ‘Blogging connecting people‘ as it build down cultural, religious and other barriers – that’s why I say: ‘Make Blogs, not Wars‘!

Tonight I’ve worked on my Award page (please click and check!) and its wonderful to walk down the BlogSphere memory lane. So many wonderful people I’ve met and so many compliments and honourable words I’ve received. You’re all dear to me and have proved that all the efforts (trying to give you something special from my posts) and all the time spend with you (visiting and commenting) – is worth it!

This reminds me of Jim Croce’s song: ‘If I could save time in a bottle…’. But its as impossible as to mention you all in one post! Never the less, I’ve tried to collect the most of it on my Award page. Please tell me if I’ve left out one of yours!

Despite the fact that its hard to select, let me end this post with a great example of Link Love: A new friend of mine, Colin, first gave me this Best Blogging Buddies Award. Since then I’ve been tagged by: Hanna, Hawk, jess8t8, Speedcat Hollydale, mighty, Ev Nucci, Kim at PoeARTica. Then hi gave another Link Love with a Christmas Card.

Its good to be loved and even if your not linked in this post (please find my regular readers in my BlogRoll); I do appreciate your visit and comment – and most of all; your friendship :D

Update:

An example of Colins Linke Love from his Christmas greetings post:

0-Cotojo 1-Lisa , 2-Kim, 3-Deborah, 4-Pearl, 5-Sandy, 6-Jesse, 7-Chris, 8-Zubli Zainordin, 9-Santa, 10-Blog Elf, 11-Jackie, 12-Marzie, 13-Adrian, 14-Jos, 15-NAFA SG, 16-Polli, 17-Sue, 18-Kathy 19-Maartje, 20-Morgan, 21-Greg, 22-MaryAnn, 23-Eric, 24-Hawk, 25-Carol, 26Diane, 27-Ev Nucci, 28-Surjit, 29-Kuanyin, 30-Christy Z, 31-Sandee, 32-Robin, 33-Hanna, 34-Maunie, 35-Kim, 36-Bobby, 37-Billy, 38-David, 39-Jennifer, 40-Aryst, 41-Winston, 42-Christy, 43-LilyRuth, 44-Jess, 45-Rudy, 46-Lynda, 47-Lili, 48-Sandy G, 49-Ange, 50-BlackWyrm, 51-Vincent, 52-Colin & Anne, 53-Blandly Urbane, 54-Marco, 55-Mihaela Lica, 56-John C, 57-Aziz-sm, 58-Ugyen, 59-Lansy, 60-Alex Badalic, 61-Victors, 62-Nostalgia Manila, 63-Franco Yong, 64-Herby, 65-Rubie, 66-Santaram & BVK, 67-Jean-david, 68-Namgay, 69-Catherine, 70-Yunita P, 71-PJ Lighthouse, 72-Lorimer Black, 73-Dream Catcher, 74-Fred Plimley, 75-Anja Merret, 76-Maria Lourdes, 77-Jon B, 78-Aayush, 79-Denise, 80-Dharmendra P, 81-Brent D, 82-Jerry & Daryl McCoy, 83-Brian B, 84-Calvin Innes, 85-Pieter Marburn, 86-Jessica Field, 87-Taflas, 88-Alex Sysoef, 89-Norie, 90-Justin Stanley, 91-Ashish, 92-David Ledoux, 93-Thanate Tan, 94-Kevin, 95-Etienne, 96-Gerbera, 97-Christina, 98-Abhishek d, 99-Uprai, 100-Texas_Jam, 101-Azmiel, 102-Daniel, 103-Kristin B, 104-Luwis, 105-Adavait, 106-Now Sourcing, 107-Buen Amigo, 108-Kiran Pande, 109-Peterson Wong, 110-Lynn, 111-Chessnoid, 112-Luis Hipolito, 113-Joliveira, 114-Jennifer & Pete, 115-Team Dog, 116-Megan, 117-Mark, 118-Raivyn, 119-Mel, 120-Andrea, 121-Jen / domestika, 122-Mimi, 123-Bobo, 124-Lynda Lehmann, 125-Dread Bob, 126-Julie, 127-RennyBA, 128-Bobbarama, 129-Becky, 130-Magdalena, 131-Michelle, 132-Stacie, 133-Climate of Our Future Team, 134-CashMarble, 135-OilOffShoreMarine, 136-Jos Additional BlogLove, 137-Piper, 138-Barbara, 139-Ann, 140-Deb, 141-madang.com, 142-RamblingMoo.com, 143-blogginginmypyjamas, 144-StylewithPassion, 145-Chinneeq, 146-Dora-zooropazoo, 147-Babyshern, 148-HiPnCooLMoMMa 149-Rachel’s Soulful Thoughts 150-When Silence Speaks, 151-Dancing in Midlife Tune, 152-Underneath it All, 153- I am Dzoi, 154-Hobbies and Such, 155-moms…..check nyo, 156-Choc Mint Girl, 157-Amel’s Realm, 158- My Thoughts, 159-Rusin Roundup, 160-Juliana’s Site, 161-Max, 162-Rooms of My Heart, 163-A Great Pleasure, 164-LadyJava’s Lounge, 165-Jesie, 166-Steven, 167-Trinity, 168-Leena, 169-Nick, 170-Nessa, 171-Debbie Dolphin, 172- Anna t, 173-krrey_boo, 174-Logic, 175-Steve Ho, 176-Virtual Entrepreneur, 177-WalksFarWoman, 178-Anna, Beth & Cory’s Mom, 179-Toon, 180-Belinda 181-EPSpeaks, 182-Colorado Baby, 183-jafajfer, 184-pmonchet, 185-Aslan, 186-arouetvoltaire , 187-Tanny, 188-Il vaso di Pandora, 189-Non Lineare, 190-Omniamundamundis, 191-LineaNeuronica, 192-Semplicemente Lisa 193-la penna che graffia 194-Angelbaby, 195-Divya, 196-Cyn, 197-Donna, 198-Liudmila, 199-djeblog, 200-Gracie Belle, 201-Reverend Ray, 202-Walter Winstuff, 203-Denny, 204-Terry (mee mOe), 205-awannabe, 206-Z.S., 207-Il Gnagnera, 208-Kevin Grieves, 209-DatCurious, 210-DatMoney, 211-Sanni, 212-Rolando’s Quiet Space

27 Comments

  1. Congratulations on the award, Renny!
    I’m in the process of setting up a separate page for my blog awards as I have too many for my sidebar and it’s slowing down the loading of my blog page.

    Hope your family has a wonderful weekend, and a Merry Christmas season. ;-)
    Love and hugs,
    Diane

    RennyBA
    Thanks Diane, your always a trustful reader and a great supporter.
    That was my idea too and I do wish you good luck with your award page!
    I hope the same for you and a great Advent time :-)
    Love and hugs from Diane and me!

  2. Congrats, you are our entrecard / link winner for comment friday.

    Have you registered to entrecard yet?

    http://blogaboutyourblog.com/2007/12/14/comment-friday-for-december-14th/

  3. Your post sums up so much that is great about blogging. I really think people who aren’t into it can’t understand. I too love the contact with people from all over — although I tend to limit my sphere to French expats, Francophiles and foodies because I feel like if I opened up to the whole world, I’d never get off my computer!

    I love the slogan: Make blogs, not wars. You should turn it into a patch or something!

    RennyBA
    I’m glad you understood the whole idea about this post and I do agree: You have to experience the power of blogging, to understand.
    I do understand your priority in blogsphere and of course of course its easy to be carried away. I feel even more honoured that you took your time to visit and comment then!
    Thanks – A Patch was a great idea (have to work on that!).

  4. Hey Renny!
    yours link it is also in “Linky love train”: http://philohanna.blogspot.com/2007/12/il-treno-dellamore.html

    hahahha : this is great “blogroll” ,
    You are in italiano”uomo cazzuto”
    yo, pace e amore-hanna

    RennyBA
    Hi Hanna and thank you! I knew and therefore your post is linked on your name at my Award page.
    Glad you liked the blogroll page too!
    Sorry my Italian isn’t that good, but thanks anyway :D

  5. congratulations on your awards Renny …you are really deserving of them…..and it’s a great idea to have them on a special page :)
    have a wonderful Sunday :)

    RennyBA
    Thanks Kim: your such a great supporter and a very trustful reader too!
    Wish you a good one too and a great week ahead :)

  6. Congrats on your deserved awards, Renny, isn’t this fun? :)

    RennyBA
    Thanks Mar for your kind words – yea; its great :)

  7. Well Mr. Network Evangeliste, You need to develop a network evangeliste award my friend! Glad you could take time out of your busy schedule to post your awards and squeeze me into them!!! How do I look? (sarcastic humor…now laugh) LOL…I am….and I’m joking.

    RennyBA
    You look gorgeous Ev! Actually I think we would make a smashing good Network Team. With your sense of humour, we could take the NetWorld with storm :D

  8. Hello Renny,
    Congratulations on ALL of your awards, you are an exceptional blogger and I love the term ‘Make Blogs, not Wars‘, it’s much nicer :)
    Your award page is coming along nicely too.

    Hope that your weekend has been a good one,
    Take care my friend,
    Colin

    RennyBA
    Hi Colin, thanks for your compliments and your kind and worm words. Even if rather new, you’ve become a great blog friend and now you are on my blogroll too!
    Mine has been great – hope the same for you – wish you a great week ahead.

  9. Congratulations on the award Renny! You deserve every one of them since you are not just Mr. Network Evangelist but also a good friend and a fantastic blogger!

    RennyBA
    Thank you Chase and you have a part in this as you are my blog’s designer – great work Chase – please all commenter: visit him and give him some link love!

  10. Hi again Renny, I track comments using cocomment, and many thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I will add you to mine too on both of my main blogs :)

    Have a wonderful week ahead, if it’s anything like mine it will be somewhat chaotic with Christmas fast approaching.
    Take care my friend,
    Colin

    RennyBA
    Hello Colin, and thanks for returning the favour!
    Wish you the same and I have a feeling mine will be like yours :D

  11. congrats, renny. it is a lovely thing to be recognized isn’t it?

    RennyBA
    Thanks and yea it is, and the best way is to see comments from trustful readers like you!

  12. A hearty congratulations to you Renny on all of your well-deserved awards! I am so happy to have found you here in the blogosphere! :-)

    RennyBA
    Thanks Lisa, your such a nice and also regular visitor too! I’m happy I’ve found you too as I just love your photoblog!

  13. Congratulations to your award, Renny.
    It’s well deserved. It’s always a pleasure for me to come to “Norway” and read (per RSS feed) and learn about a wonderful culture there.

    RennyBA
    Thanks Susanne and you know: its always a pleasure to have you here! How cool that you RSS feed my blog then!

  14. I’m not surprised :-) You’ll have many more coming… so you’ll fill that page!

    RennyBA
    Thanks Capt’n, your such a great supporter and a very good blog friend!

  15. And still more congratulations coming from me! I agree with you so much – it’s wonderful to make friends all over the world, and learning about different points of view. My life has been so enriched by all this.

    RennyBA
    Thank you so very much A. I really appreciate your feedback and think enriched is a key word here!

  16. Hello RennyBA! Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. This is not my first time here in your blog though this is the first time I am commenting. Congratulations on your many awards. I am thinking about putting up a separate page too for the awards, not that I have many.

    I love your blog because I love Norway ever since I was a child. I remember always telling my mother then that I want to live there, where crime rate is very low. I have something to ask you, silly question this may be. Have you seen the ghost rider around doing his motorcycle stunts there? :)

    Have a great week and advanced Merry Christmas! :)

    RennyBA
    Hi Julie – always great to welcome first time commenter’s! Thanks for stopping by and taking your time too!
    Thanks for your compliments and yea; I think its a good idea.
    I love the reason why you love my blog you know and I do hope you can come and visit one day – I’ll gladly show you around!
    Yea actually, Gosh Rider has been in Oslo once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6H9MZZWCns
    Wish you Merry Christmas in advance too! :)

  17. Dear friend,
    I can not believe my eyes – Cats on your blog;D.
    Else to comment: Blog for Peace – U remember?

    btw. We are pretty busy – less than a week before X-Mas. But I see you on Wednesday?
    hugs from Anna and me

    RennyBA
    Good to know you are home from your trip to Argentina, safe and sound ->To all: Go read his blog!
    Thanks for the tip, my Award page is updated!
    We are very busy too, but I’m looking forward to see you for a Xmas dinner on Wednesday!

  18. Congratulations Renny, on ALL your Awards….I have a strange thing about Awards….I am very pleased that someone thinks enough of me to give me an Award, but I rarely post these on my sidebar or anywhere, for that matter…

    I so agree about MAKE BLOG, NOT WAR….I have said for a very very long time that Blogging is a wonderful way for ALL of us ALL over the world to see how there are more similarities than differences. We are all human beings with human needs—-this alone, unites us in a way that we might not know if we hadn’t met people through blogging, from all over the world….!

    RennyBA
    Thanks dear Naomi – maybe you should start to collect yours too?

    I do agree of course: blogsphere is an eye-opener and there is much more that unites us than divine us. I’m so glad I’ve met you and always enjoy reading what you are sharing from your daily life too!

  19. Hello Renny,
    That`s a great idea,you’ve organized your awards into one page.It`s a big deal for us bloggers, right? And you really deserve those awards!

    And hey,I also love that song of Jim Croce`!You reminded me of it.I haven`t heard that song for quite a long time now :)

    Holiday season is coming,Renny!Have a great one!

    BTW,thanks for the visits to my “other” pro-blogs :)
    Ghee

    RennyBA
    Glad you liked the idea – at least its a big honour and nice to see them collected.
    Good to know I could recall that great song then!
    Your welcome – I like those blogs too :)

  20. Congratulations on all of your awards! You truly are a master networker. :-)
    I always enjoy “visiting” with you.

    RennyBA
    Thanks Lisa – its great to hear that from a trustful reader like you! I’m grateful that my network includes you too :-)

  21. Renny, you deserve every award given to you. Your Terella is the most friendly and informative place in the Blogosphere. I have learnt so much about Norway from reading your posts and looking at the photos you put up. But, I also like your sense of humour and the fact that Diane sometimes posts, too. That is really lovely.

    Well done to you and I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas.

    RennyBA
    Awwww, how sweet of you to say so – your such great supporter. The best thing I can hear is that someone learn something from my blog – a great inspiration to keep up with blogging – and to invite Diane to write more of course.
    Wishing you and your family a great Holiday season too!

  22. how sweet the cats love affair. :D

    RennyBA
    Yea, I really like that one too :D

  23. If anyone in the world deserves a blogging award, Renny, it is most definitely YOU! I agree whole-heartedly!

    RennyBA
    Awww Ginnie – dear blogger friend – how nice of YOU to say soo!

  24. Hello Renny! I hope you and your family are doing great back in Oslo. I do miss the crisp, clean air in Oslo, but I dread coming back to snow! Hehe. I have been busy here in Manila and have to admit I haven’t been visiting your blog lately. It’s nice to know how your networking has returned you good rewards (and awards)! Congrats!

    RennyBA
    Good to hear from you Mark and also great to read about how you are doing in Manila.
    Thanks for your compliments too!

  25. Hello again Renny,
    List looks great, absolutely wonderful job and your awards page is coming along nicely too my friend.

    It’s a manic week this week with so many last minute things to do and then trying to update blogs etc, but it’s great fun all the same.
    Hope your week isn’t too manic :)
    Take care and catch you later,
    Colin

    RennyBA
    Thank Colin – glad you liked how I picked up your honour.
    Hectic and fun – I like that and are in the same mood :-)

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  27. Great blog it’s not often that I comment but I felt you deserve it.

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