Friday, May 28, 2010


That sure got my attention.
It seems that last month Chiciekenblog C.h.i.c.k.e.n.b.l.o.g. was a Blogger Blog of Note.

Yeah, April 27th.

Not sure how I missed that. Well, actually, I missed it because I forget to scan the Blogs of Note, and because until yesterday, it did nothing to readership here.

Welcome new readers!

Check out the cute, new chicas!

Meet Lady Betty Orpington.
She has no idea about her new coopmates.

I hope you like it here. I hope you like a mix-up of Geekness, gardens, sewing, cooking, science, art, robots, travels, whining, deep thoughts, and musings that merely scratch the surface. I hope you will stick around. Leave comments. Join the conversation.

This honor was bestowed upon Chickenblog once before. That was such a thrill. I waited seven years hoping to make that first mark in the Blogger realm. It was fun. It was surprising. It is fun and surprising to be here again. How do these things get decided? When, and why, did Chcikenblog become notable? When will I ever be able to type Chickenblog correctly, on the first try?

Well, now that I am famous, or at least "notable..." jajajajajaja...

Just kidding.

I know. I still get to drive the magic school bus, turn cruddy socks right-side out, and prepare fabulous meals for six.

Okay, except for the cruddy socks, I got it good, and that is mostly why I blog, so that I can reflect, with love and humor, on the man I love, our four children, Chango the cat, Joe the rabbit, Benjamin Franklin Thunder-Cat, the Ratty-rats, our dear Betty hen, the new chicks: Puff, Zoe, Zelda, Trudy, Temple, and Tesla, on Maker Faire, art and science, friends, family, domestic perils, and our lives in a home with a view. The view is in my mind. My mind is connected to my heart.


Julie said...

Congratulations! Such a well-deserved honour!

FiddleKat said...

Love your blog!! I use to have pet ducks. Loved them. Use to raise rabbits too. Loved those too! Hopefully I would like to get some chickens some day.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How great is that?!
Answer: Pretty great!
Lady Betty Orpington looks like quite the upstanding citizen. I'm sure she'll be a good addition to the community!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.

Mrs Pretzel said...

I'm here because of the BON, but they only shared it yesterday. (which would explain your lack of traffic) They don't do a BON always every month, and I think it's been a while... at anyrate. lol CONGRATULATIONS!! I got LOTS of new traffic when my little old blog got BON. Still have some of it... I'm a little chicken crazy myself, so I made sure to subscribe to you!!

Mrs Pretzel said...

Scratch that. (no chicken pun intended... lol) All I know is that they twittered your link YESTERDAY. lol

palewings said...

Same - found you on BON and read a few of your posts and they connected to me right away! Great writing -
Glad all of your new readers make you so happy.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! I can see why you're in the blogs of're friggin' adorable!

Squareman said...

OH MY GOD I LOVE CHICKENS!!! Following this blog for sure!!!

burun estetiği said...

ohhh this is so cute

Tiglizzyclone said...

That is great! And I have thought for a long time your blog was a real good blog!

tara said...

Congrats on the honor and new chicks. Hehehehehe. Have fun. Oh Lady Betty.

CarrieMarie said...

Hello! So, I voted "Where am I?" in the poll, but then I continued reading & am now a follower, because I like your style! Steam punk - entertaining & informative. And those baby chicks are cuuuute!

I'm glad you were a blog of note again! : )