Tuesday, October 21, 2008

200th Post - Another Grandy-Ose Contest

Here I am...My 200th Post!!

I tried to think of something monumental to commemorate the occasion, and even came to all of you for ideas with A Grandy-ose Contest.

You all did such a great job with your ideas. Although I will have to say, the thought of posting 200 things about Grandy frightened me. I can't think of 200 things about 10 people I know, much less 200 things about me, that would not force you to such an extreme point of boredom that you would not be lining up, single file, to jump off a bridge.

So, in an effort to save all your lives (hey, someone has to do it) I have opted against the 200 things about Grandy. Although Suzanne you did crack me up with the thought.

So, with 200 posts I thought it was time to see what type of blogger I actually am. I am not a monetized blogger. I'm not a political blogger. I'm not really a blogger with a theme. I just blog about whatever strikes Grandy...and whatever I think you might like.

Really...that head in the sand thing is SO GRANDY. I'm all over the map with what prompts me to write. I thought I could take this fun Blogthings quiz to see if they had any idea what type of blogger I am. I thought it was pretty accurate and here's what I found...

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.

If it happens, you blog it. And you make it as entertaining as possible.

You may be guilty of over-sharing a bit on your blog, but you can't help it.

Your life is truly an open book. Or in this case, an open blog!

Well, I want to hear from all of you. What kind of blogger are you?

I have decided to make a new (and sorta separate) contest for this one.

Here are the rules:

- 1 - Leave a comment here with what type of blogger you think you are AND tell me what the quiz says. You all have your own themes that you try to follow...share them with the readers here.
- 2 - Tell me who your favorite blog is (and if you could please leave a link) and WHY!! Grandy is all about learning about her readers, and what it is they like in a blog.
- 3 - All the comments will be thrown into a hat for random drawing for the winner.

Tell your friends... have them come comment...as the more comments I get the more the pot grows.

**I will start the winnings at 1000 EC Credits or a $25 Gift Certificate. I am so anxious to learn about all these other blogs and bloggers, if there are more than 50 original comments (no posting the same one twice) then the pot will escalate to 1500 EC Credits or a $50 Gift Certificate.

This contest will be open until...ummmm...Halloween. Yeah...that's a good day. It's completely random, but that's what Grandy is...random. I will close the contest on Halloween.

What this means is...yes...the WINNER of the first "A Grandy-ose Contest" is Momisodes. Sandy... Congratulations!!! Please email me for your prize of the iTunes card. If you would prefer the gift card in another way (Amazon, straight cash) let me know.


treesflowersbirds said...

OK. Here goes. I think my answer will be the same as yours. Back in a few to tell you if that is true.....

Social Blogger! Whoopsie :-)

Right now, the newest blog in my reader that I really look forward to is:

Suzanne said...

I thought I'd be the same as you and I'm a Social Blogger. I waffled on one answer and originally came out as a Pundit blogger! Not so much, lol!

Question 3 was the toughest, because I like all sorts of blogs!

Suzanne said...

Oops, forgot to tell you my new favorite. Loralee's Looney Tunes http://loraleeslooneytunes.com/

Before Loralee, I got addicted to Matt Logelin's blog.


HelloKit said...

The quiz says I'm a pundit blogger - not hardly! I think I'm somewhere between a life blogger and a social blogger.

Favorite blog... that's a tough one, but I think I'll go with my hubby's goddaughter Abbie's blog because it's full of ridiculously cute photos and videos. http://abbiespartyplace.blogspot.com/

Joyce-Anne said...

I don't blog. But, I think you'll let me play anyway. If I did blog, I think I'd be a social blogger. But, after taking the test (and I did take the test) I turned out to be a life blogger.

I don't have one favorite blog, I read people I can relate to and ones that make me laugh. Therefore, my favorite blogs are: http://www.momisodes.com/; http://louceel.blogspot.com/; http://anglophilefootballfanatic.com/ and (although this one may not count) http://functionalshmunctional.blogspot.com/ :D

Mike Golch said...

congrats on 200.

Catherine said...

The quiz and I agree that I too am a life blogger.

As for favorites, well you of course. I grabbed these three from my feed reader:
Uppercase Woman, Donna Mills Diva and Cacklin Rose.

chris said...

I really don't know what I am...Identity Crises!

xup said...

You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
You're up on the latest news, and you have an interesting spin on things.
Of all the blogging types, you put the most thought and effort into your blog.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

This quz is obviously horribly, horribly flawed. I don't have the whatsit thingy to use the credits in the event that I might win, so don't enter me in the contest.

phd in yogurtry said...

HAPPY 200th Grandy ! ! !

I want to be a psychology blog when I grow up (in due time). It's what drew me to blogs. But then I started reading mommy blogs and social blogs and enjoyed the social. I'm a political junkie and that's become a part of my blogging. So a mixed bag is what my blog is. I try to impart some psych wisdom but don't get around to it as much as I like. It feels too much like work, I guess, and blogging has become a fun pasttime, an escape from work.

The quiz says I'm a pundit blogger. Ok. But too many of the choices fit or none quite fit. But yeah, I do like to weigh in my opinion on politics.

My favorite blog is Derfwad Manor. Mrs G always makes me smile. I love bloggers with a snarky sense of humor. I love to laugh and I love intelligent wit. And who can resist mancake?! Mrs. G has the right ingredients.

Travis said...

Happy 200th post! I consider myself to be just a blogger...no particular style or substance.

Momisodes said...




Thank you! It's been a bit of a bad week, and this certainly brought a smile to my face :)

I'm shooting you an email!

Oh yea. It seems I'm also a Life Blogger. I figured I would be, since you were. I'm ALL over the map. And- "If it happens, you blog it...You may be guilty of over-sharing a bit on your blog, but you can't help it." Yep, that's me :)

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EastCoastLife said...

I'm the same type of blogger as you - A Life Blogger!

Ok, hand over the prize.

Lala said...

Naturally, since I want to be just like Grandy, I am a Life Blogger too. I have to admit that I totally agree with the quiz. None of this pseudo political punditry for me! Plus, I'd rather dip my opinions in sugary good humor and wrap everything up with a happy ending! If there is a theme I follow it's to tell my stories with a positive tone, and to keep in mind that you never know who might read your blog - that's why even if I do overshare - its something I wont be embarassed by if it comes back to me.... well, that's the theory anyway! The comments are key though, otherwise, how do you know if you're accomplishing what you set out to do? As for my favorite blog, I love love love http://thisfish.ivillage.com/love/
Her writing is beautiful - just read her post Girl You'll Be a Woman (there's a link under her "favorite posts") Its from 2005, probably one of the first blogs I ever read, and absolutely the reason a started blogging myself. OK, that's enough, you wanted comments from a lot of people, not a lot of comment from one people :). Happy 200th post Grandy! I love visiting you here.

Mike Golch said...

I'm an all over the road blogger.Rants,music prayer requests.you name it I've probly had some thing to say about it.

Suzanne said...

I came back to find more blog reads, because Loralee is right-trolling your favorite blogger's blogroll is a good way to find more blogs that you'll like. Why not see what else your readers like, too!

(And Joyce-Anne's got some 'splaining to do! ;) )

Mrs. F said...

I took the "Blogthings" and it says I am a "Life Blogger", which I found to be basically true. I blog about the things that are happening in my life.

My favoritest blogger is thebloggess.com She continually makes me laugh. Out loud. Cause she is nutty as hell.

Happy 200th post. I am catching up with you. I think I posted my 195th last night...

LadyJava said...

I'm a Life Blogger too Grandy!!

BeeDancer said...

Not surprisingly, the quiz and I agreed...I am definitely a life blogger...I guess I started blogging because I always thought I might be able to write...Blogging is an easy way to see if anyone else agrees...Plus it gives me an outlet for all the random thoguhts that float across my radar.

I guess my favorite blog, and the one I've been reading the longest, is Pure Florida, http://pureflorida.blogspot.com/

It's definitely another life blog, and after reading it for a while you feel like you could just drop in some time and hang out

Kirby3131 said...

I took the quiz, I'm a Life Blogger. I like to think that I blog about Life but also about things that make my life easier. I'm a sharer of information. Nothing political though...not one word. :0)

I read about 100 blogs lol But here are my top few. Mine of course is a real gem, too!

Mine - The Goat
Pioneer Woman
Dr. Carson

Honey I Fed the Kids

My Cup 2 Yours
Scribbit - a blog about Motherhood in Alaska

I found your blog through a comment on Dr. Carson's blog. So you already know about that one!

Have a great day!

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bonoriau said...

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Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'ma Pundit Blogger--sounds about right to me. Not always political, but always a thinker.

phatelara said...

Hi Grandy! It's my first comment here, yay!! I did the quiz, and I am a life blogger. :) I am so not a social or pundit blogger. I blog about random things, so life blogger suits me really well.

My favourite blog is Marzie's Wishing On A Falling Star! Why? Because she is a great blogger and she's super friendly. She's one of my earliest blogger friend too. :) Plus I got to know you there.

I'm not here to win, but if I do, that's a bonus, Grandy. I'll be visiting your blog frequently starting today.

Happy advanced halloween! :)

-Debbie aka Phatelara

rizal said...

darn it debbie..

you are here too... must you be here..

hehehe.. hugs hugs.. :)

rizal said...


it says i am a life blogger -

hmmm? i thought i was more on the restnrileksing side (meaning - a lazy blogger haha).. thus, a bit contrarory if i fall on the life blogger side..

then, a plus i must say.. yippie

Happy haloween too ya :)

Mariuca said...

Boo hoo hoo! GP is sad to read ur comments, sadly withdrawing from the competition, boo hoo hoo!! :(:(:(

Mariuca said...

Thanks for all ur comment love at my place Grandy, u really did keep me entertained this month, love ya! But still boo hoo hoo! :(

Joyce-Anne said...

Oops. I am hanging my head in shame. I forgot to include another blog. http://www.suzannesez.blogspot.com/

I'm blaming my recent memory loss to motherhood (I have 3 and they keep me running).

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Dr. Cason said...

I can't take the quiz. It's 8:51 here in Guam and I'm supposed to be resting up. Three kids makes me sooooo tired and then there's clinic. galore....

If I had to guess I'd say I'm a life blogger. Oh what the hell let me just go check what I am and I'll be back ....

A Life Blogger! see what did I tell you???

Lately I like JourneyMama.com
and always like Pioneer Woman!

See I truly am a life blogger. Who cares about the latest gossip I want to know what you had for dinner!

Mariuca said...

I'm here Grandy!! Can u see me on my Magical FLying Carpet spreading love here and everywhere? :):):)

Mariuca said...

Hope the hospital visit went okay today? Big HUGS! :):):)

Mike Golch said...

Grandy,I have an AWARD for you on my site,come and get it you fellow blogger/Entre Card holder!

storyteller said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I found coming up with 101 Thinks About Me almost more than I could manage over a week-long period. There’s no way I’m gonna do THAT again! I got the same results you did on this blog thing … though I’m not sure how well it fits. I shared my results at Small Reflections on September 21st.

As for the drawing ... please don't put my name in the pot because I'm doing my best to get RID of 'stuph' ...(and it's proving to be an on-going challenge). I also don't do the Entrecard thing ... I just blog and visit others when I can. Last week I celebrated my 1st Blogoversary on BOTH blogs. How time flies. Congrats again on the milestone and here's to a hundred more!!!
Hugs and blessings,

Grandy said...

Trees~ I like the name of that blog alone. Will have to go check it out. ;)

Suzanne~ Not an easy quiz this time, huh? Will love to check those out.

HelloKit~ I've seen you mention Abbie before...will go check her too.

Joyce-Anne~ I <3 me some Momisodes too! And I think I've stumbled on Louceel while there. **thanks by the way**

Mike~ Thanks bloggy buddy.

Catherine~ Ooohh...a fellow lifer. ;)

Grandy said...

Chris~ It's alright! Breathe!!!

XUP~ But you can be entered in the gift certificate! And...I don't think your quiz is flawed at all.

Phd~ Interesting goal to strive for...and I'll be part of watching you grow. RIGHT ON! Oh and the Mrs. G thing? Of coarse!!

Travis~ You have a style all your own, and don't let anyone tell you differently.

Sandy~ NOT.SHUTTING.UP! Trying to get the card to you now! Thanks so much, and how cool that we are the same. :)

Bono~ Thanks! I tried to join, but something happened.

ECL~ In due time, my precious... In due time. Bwuahaha!!

Grandy said...

Lala~ Thank you so much for your kind words. And you summed me up pretty well too! I'll have to check out your fave. ;)

Mike~ But I <3 you most for your generous spirits. You are leading prayer circles all over the web, you sweet soul.

Suzanne~ Oops! Total oversight I'm sure! She only found me through you.

Mrs. F~ You are knocking at my back door you are so close behind me. :) Come-on girlie!!

LJ~ Something told me you would be. ;)

Beedancer~ Thanks so much for stopping by. I love your take on: Plus it gives me an outlet for all the random thoughts that float across my radar.

Kirby~ Wow! What a great list! And yeah, I'm glad I found Dr. Carson. ;)

Bono~ You are the KING of links. ;)

Jenn~ You got that right!!

Debbie~ You are sweet indeed. I do know why Marzie is your favorite. She's a great blogger.

Grandy said...

Rizal~ How could you be a lazy blogger, with all your comments floating in the blogosphere???

Marzie~ As stated at your blog. Not dropping out just dropping back.

Joyce-Anne~ Good recovery... Suzanne will understand. :)

Bono~ Promise to comment when I can get caught up.

Dr. Cason~ Well you don't want to know what Grandy had for dinner. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Marzie~ I C U! And Hugs to you! So far so good. ;)

Mike~ Ooh I missed it for my most recent post, but promise to snag it soon. :)

Storyteller~ Happy Blogversary lovely lady!!!

Tricia said...

I'm a pundit blogger. This is so funny because I keep asking myself what the heck I am. I know I'm not a mommy blogger and I'm certainly not a political blogger. Hummm...a pundit, that kind of cracks me up. At least I now have an answer to the burning question and perhaps I can retire my identity crisis!

Grandy said...

Tricia~ I'm so glad I could help with that crisis thingy. :)

wrekehavoc said...

hey grandy, sorry for the lateness of my thanks to you. my FIL died last week, so i have been a bit scarce.

but i'm back.

apparently, i'm a snarky blogger. whodathunk ;-)

favorite blog? a toughie. probably foolery http://foolery.typepad.com/foolery/. she cracks me up.

Grandy said...

Wreke~ I'm so SORRY for your loss!! UGH!! {{HUGS}}

Suzanne said...

Grandy, are you going to give me suggestions for 1000? It's coming up, sooner than I realize!