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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Second Place Isn't Bad Either...

This morning I awoke to find that Brae had won the About.com Blog of the Year 2013 award.  I was not surprised.  She writes a good blog with a lot of information.

I am happy with second.  After all, as I stated early on about five years ago, I am writing this as a record of my accomplishments in mini with tutorials and a few other things on the side.  If anyone reads what I write, it is an added bonus.  I had first place for two years and it is about time to pass it on.

I want to thank all of the people that have stuck with me all this time and some that have jumped aboard along the way. I will continue to blog daily and I hope that some of you will stick around.  I like the company. So does Tessie!

Brae, Congratulations on your win! It is well deserved.

More Later today.  See you then.

24 comments:

Cara said...

Casey, you're always first in my book!

otterine said...

Thanks a million, Casey! I think you do a marvelous job, too, and have taught us all so much! :D

Ruth said...

I think Second Place is honorable, and it's remarkable that you won two years in a row. I voted, and it was neck and neck until the very end! Blogging daily is quite a commitment and I admire you a lot for your level of commitment. Lately I have been wanting to make baskets and have found numerous helpful tutorial on basket tutorials on your blog!
Keep up the good work!
Ruth

Fabiola said...

The second place isn't bad!
You're a great artist.
Greetings, Faby

Irene said...

Congratulations on your placing. Blogging every day must take some doing. Keep it up though!

My Journey To Celebrating Life said...

To find time to post every day is awesome! Love reading your very interesting stories. Second Place has Honor too. Congratulations! You are great!
Hugs,
Felma

12Create said...

Second place in such a close fought race isn't bad as you say. You have a very informative and entertaining blog and I will most definitely remain a follower.

Patsea said...

Congratulations on a tight race. To be up there in the top two is pretty darn good. I started following you a few months ago and really enjoy your posts and Tessie's antics!

Lucille said...

Dear Casey! You will always be a winner in my eyes. I have learned so much from you. You have so many superb tutorials on your blog. And the little guys, I love them so much. To think that you made them yourself out of clay just amazes me. And, you bring them alive each day to entertain us. I will always stick around because you make me laugh and to make people laugh is always a good thing. Love you and the terrible three!

Sab said...

Congrats on your second place...I have vote for you because you are for me number one;)

My Wee Life said...

Well done on second place and like Brae you have a truly inspirational blog - keep it up :)

Rosamargarita said...

Creo que "segundo lugar" es un honor, tus trabajos y tutoriales son magníficos.
Un abrazo

April said...

I'm so proud of you, your creativity and blogging sticktuitiveness!

anna said...

i am sure there are many many who will stick around..NO QUESTION! why would they not? Your blog is ever so wonderful to read, study over and over again! Thank you for all the work you have put into it!
Passing on the award is no failure to my mind! :)

Drora's minimundo said...

For me, you'll always a winner! Your posts are delightful as well as informative. Your tutorials are great and it's good to read your posts daily.
Hugs, Drora

Hannah said...

Congrats to the silver =) Hannah

Christine said...

So many thousands of us will never see second place. It is an achievement to be celebrated! (and silver is prettier than gold :) ) A big Well Done, Casey and Tessie and crew. :D

Heidianna said...

Congrats on second place! It was a close race!

Blondie said...

Of course we will keep reading you! Congrats on second place and first two years in a row. You should be very proud!!

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Casey! I think that there is a time and a place for everything and I you have kept so many miniaturist intrigued and interested for years,in the goings on here at your blog! I like the way that you write and express yourself and the way you express the dolls points of view throughout. When I think of all the time it must take to get each shot made as well as organize the postings..... well, my hat goes off to you! Congratulations on having an successful, interesting , informative and Fun blog that is so enjoyed by so many, myself included. You are a very talented lady!

elizabeth

ebru said...

Dear Casey, I live in Turkey where miniatures are not a common hobby. I love miniatures so I had to learn everything on the internet. Your blog is so valuable to me, I really learned so much. I think you are a great artist and as a dedicated silent follower I wanted to take this opportunity and thank you sooo much for this wonderful blog. I know how much work goes into writing a good blog, I think you are also a great story teller which makes your blog real fun. I guess 1st place on this contest would be a nice motivation for you, but please don't forget that you are number 1 for many many others :) Warm regards, Ebru

hopeful said...

Casey: You didn't just come in second - you came in a VERY CLOSE second. It is clear proof of the esteem that people hold for you. I hope you continue for many years to come - and that I am lucky enough to be able to be around to read all of your posts. Congratulations on your very high results - regardless of position. - Marilyn

azteclady said...

I wish you had won again--and you are the winner in my eyes--because you write a lot (have you missed a day at all recently?, are very entertaining and very educational.

There's always next year, though--right, Tessie?

Caseymini said...

I haven't missed a day since February 23, 2008, Aztec Lady! All of the entries are on here for you to read, if you so choose.LOL