Third place on Weblog Awards 2007

Hello Blog World! Allow me to reflect over this weeks adventures as I’ve never had a more exciting week in my whole blogging life. It ended in a success as I proudly can announce RennyBA’s Terella is listed in the top three of Best European Blogs.
Let me first thank all of you faithful as well as new and hopefully regular readers for all your support and continuing voting during the week. It was a thrill of a poll and the race was close, thanks to all of you!

2007 Weblog Awards - Best European BlogThe day before the poll ended, I was on top and of course very excited. Never the less, as I’ve said in a lot of interviews the last days (see some example below): I don’t feel I’ve lost the gold medal but have won the bronze. To be listed among those 10 finalist was a great honor in itself and a thrill money can’t buy.

I hope you all will bare with me as I share some of my experiences from the week:

It started on Monday when Mrs. Lifecruiser made me aware of that I was listed as a finalist and even in the same category as her. We where both thrilled and from the beginning agreed to that we were happy to compete -not against but rather together in this. During the poll she has been such a great supporter so I want to thank her personally in this post.

From my first post announcing the nomination, all my regular readers gave me great support (thanks again!) Meanwhile, things really started taking off when one of Norway’s top newspapers interviewed me about my nomination and published it on their web site:

RennyBA's Terella Weblog Award 2007

It was on Tuesday and I had almost 2000 visitors that day. Most of them at noon, so it’s obvious what Norwegians do in their lunch time πŸ™‚

The next day I was on national TV on TV2’s program ‘Good Morning Norway’. No pics to prove that right now, but I’ll ask them for the interview as I would like to put it on my Youtube account of course.
I asked and got this link from TV2 showing my interview:

Then the snowball started rolling and I was on some other net newspaper:
RennyBA's Terella Weblog Award 2007 RennyBA's Terella Weblog Award 2007 #3

It ended while I was in Milan and there was an article in my home county’s newspaper, Telemark Arbeiderblad:
RennyBA's Terella Weblog Award 2007 #5

On Friday, the local radio station from the same county interviewed me for their end of the week show. Their main guest was BjΓΈrn Kjos, CEO of the airline company, Norwegian. We had a great chat on the air.

Again, I thank each and every one who supported and voted for me. I couldn’t make it without you! I hope you understand it has been a extremely busy week, so please don’t feel neglected if I have not been visiting you and commenting on your latest post. I’ll try my best to make it up to you and it starts on Monday when I invite you all to another celebration: RennyBA’s Terella’s two years Blog Anniversary with some surprises. So stay tuned and in the mean time: Have a great end to your week πŸ™‚

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42 thoughts on “Third place on Weblog Awards 2007”

  1. I didn’t understand a word, but fortunately, your English explanations are always great. The speech patterns do sound a lot like Americans who live in Minnesota, however. Congratulations on the honor and fame. Your blog is always interesting and positive.

  2. Congratulations Renny on such wonderful achievements.
    That is an awesome award, 3rd place in The Best European Blogs really is something and your blog is so informative and you truly deserve it πŸ™‚
    Congrats on your other awards too on your awards page πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Thanks Colin, you know I’m very pleased – also for your compliments πŸ™‚
    Glad you liked my Award page too and you are contributing so nicely πŸ™‚
    Wish you a good one too!

  3. Belated Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!
    Your blog is wonderful, informative and friendly. Truly one of the best blogs in the blogosphere πŸ™‚

    Thanks Liza and also for your compliments – I’m blushing and take it as an encouragement to go on sharing my daily life.

  4. Oh My Gosh! Thats such a wonderful news Renny! You’ve been a celebrity online and offline, just about everywhere πŸ™‚ Congratulations! We are proud of you and this is a much deserved award! But, how can we find English translations? πŸ™‚

  5. Fantastic Renny. Congratulations. Your blogg are, number 3 of The Best European Blogs in the World. The world is watching, and you are giving people a good show. Thank you for your creative and insightful writings and photographs.

  6. Congratulations for the interview and for being one of the finalist. I wish you all the luck.
    Since I’m a new visitor here in your site, I know I won’t be able to answer your quiz for your anniversary. Anyhow, I’ll try to visit here every now and then if time permits…

  7. Wow, congrats on all our success, Renny! Your blog is very inspiring and fun too, of course.

    Thanks dear blog friend and A-Team Cruiser fellow! To hear that my blog is inspiring is a great encouragement – I’ll promise to keep up:-)

  8. Congratulations, Renny! Woohoo! A celebrity now! Can I have your autograph, too?
    Seriously, that’s absolutely wonderful, Renny, and so well deserved. I’m glad everybody got behind you and voted you into third place. Well done!

    Thanks a lot. I’m glad we found each other again in Blogspere and its always good to see friends and get support from Down Under too you know:-)

  9. Wooooooooooooooooooow!
    That is BIG news!
    You deserve it! Now you are probably one of the most famous bloggers in Europe!
    Next time you will rule the world!

    Congrats! It makes me really happy. And I am not surprised you won !

    Thanks so very much good, old blogger friend – I’m blushing.
    Good to see you back in blogsphere again too – you know I always love to read yours and see those wonderful pictures you provide us!

  10. congratulations, renny! how exciting all the attention it has gotten you! all the newspaper articles and interviews. i wish i knew norwegian now so i could read and listen to them!

    Thanks Lime – I know you are one of my most trustful readers and one day I hope we will meet you and your family and then learn you to read at least some Norwegian πŸ™‚

  11. You were on Good Morning Norway? Wow, I am impressed! Congratulations on your accomplishment.

    Yea, I find it hard to believe too you know – thanks Lisa!

  12. Congratulations from another third place finisher. Third place is actually better than second place.

    I think your right – nice to have tide with you – so congratulation, I’m on my way over to your blog.

  13. ^5! Congratulations, kiddo!
    Kin we git yer autograph before the price goes up?

    Thanks Mary!
    Sure, next time you are in Norway, give me a call. As a blog friend you’ll get it for free ~:o)

  14. It sounds like you’re really thrilled about your week, no wonder, such a close call too πŸ™‚ And I’m not sure that the Swedish media would have covered it like that, how nice for you!

    Well, who knows, maybe even better luck next year?

    Thanks πŸ™‚ Maybe we’ll both be in Swedish media next year!

  15. Congrats on third place! But now you’ve got me curious about Monday….. πŸ˜‰
    Have a great weekend, Renny.
    Hugs, Diane

    Thanks dear blog friend! That the whole idea πŸ˜‰
    You too and the rest of the family.

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