Apparently, my little piece o' blog-estate has been noticed readers and a panel of 5 judges*, who have determined that it is one of the Top 50 Wedding Blogs**.
Wow. Thanks, folks. I'm honored that someone took time to notice this little blog, and commend it... 'specially since I haven't been so on top of posting lately.
I've added a neat-o badge over there on the right to commemorate this auspicious day in the life of my blog. (We're growing up, honey. Survived that first year, got past the post-wedding doldrums. And now our persistence and pluckiness has been recognized. The sky's the limit!)
This is good motivation to get back onto a regular posting schedule, too. After all, we can't rest on our laurels. Got to live up to our new rep. With that in mind, I've got an awesome oh-so-sustainable wedding to share with you, as well as some updates about my jaunts this summer (you can see a lot of the world when you're not obsessed with wedding planning!).
*This award is given by Online Schools, which appears to be a clearinghouse for information about what we in the academic world call "distance education," a topic about which I have mixed feelings, as my department considers how we might expand in this area. Online Schools also sees "individual blogs as classes, and the posts as courses, and the bloggers as professors." So, welcome to class! Although academia doesn't tend to value this kind of informal writing (heaven forefend if my department knew I blogged about something as commonplace as weddings), the Intertubes do, and I'm glad to have this outlet.
**Yeah, even your personally-biased author here knows that's a bit of a stretch, but it's nice to be mentioned in the same breath with the big girls, like A Practical Wedding, Wedding Cabaret, Offbeat Bride and SMP. Holy cow! Thanks again!