In the hour before I went to bed last night and the hour since I've awoke, I've been riding on the roller-coaster of life. My life will quickly become more hectic than ever once the weather allows me to be working in the garden. So I've been trying to put some meat on the bones here, in other words, get lots of blogging work done.
Three things happened to me in these last few hours. The first was I achieved my first milestone with Blotanical. I hit my first goal of 500 user points which catapulted me to the next level, a "Patron Blotanist". Hooray, I know it sounds silly here but it allows me more freedom to reach people through this wonderful gardening bloggers community.
The next event came only minutes later. I was moderating some comments and I had been Flamed! Yes, I was flamed. I tell you, it took my breath away. Just to think about it, somebody had such strong feelings for me that they actually made the effort to flame me. I was shocked and flattered at the same time. Flattered? Well, nobody flames a nobody, so by flaming me, this flamer assured me that I am a somebody. Thanks anonymous poster for making my day! Sorry though that you can't seem to contain your jealousy a bit better, I'd send you a cheery photo to brighten up your life but you didn't leave me your name or address.
You too can share the heat of their ire by scrolling down to my "Take Back the Shed" post.
The third happening was waiting for me this morning. My message light at Blotanical was lit up and low and behold, I now have a red friendship star on my blog! Another Hooray, this means more exposure for me. And just think of it, now my secret flamer can get even more people to read their less-than-creative comment. Nothing like sharing the joy :-)
Crazy schedule today, I'll be back this evening with something new.
PS: I case you haven't figured it out yet, I don't believe in sulking and hiding in the corner when being bullied.