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Friday, May 25, 2012

"Best of the Web" and Other Announcements...

Good morning groovy people.
Like many of you, I'm preparing for the holiday weekend, and looking forward to a fun, food-filled, safe celebration.

As we come to the end of the month, I wanted to share some items of interest with you. (And please feel free to share your own).

1. Pen & Prosper was just chosen as "Best of the Web" by a popular lifestyle Blog known as PocketChange.com. I'm really geeked and grateful to have been recognized along with some very interesting, dynamic and eclectic sites. If you have an opportunity, please check them out and share some online love.

2. In June, Pen & Prosper will celebrate three years of being in the blogosphere! Yay! Though it may be a bit early, I'd just like to say how wonderful each of you have made this "ride". I look forward to more of our journey in times to come. Please make sure you stop by in June to share all the fun and festivities, and a few surprises and give-aways.

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Here's wishing you a wonderful holiday celebration with rich memories!



  1. Replies
    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 25, 2012 at 8:11 AM

      Hi Carol,

      Thanks so much. I appreciate hearing from you! Enjoy your holiday.

  2. Jen,
    Well three years just flew by! Congratulations on your award and thank you for all of the hard work you do to provide information and tips to readers.

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 26, 2012 at 5:21 AM


      I owe my perseverance to great readers like you who keep me motivated. And laughing. Smooches. :-)

    2. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 26, 2012 at 5:54 AM


      Linda, I hope to get a guest post from you soon on your secret "Chicken Soup for the Soul" recipe.

      It seems you have been quite successful at their series. And I want in! :-)

  3. Congratulations from my little corner of the blog world.

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 26, 2012 at 8:48 PM


      This means much from your "corner". Thanks a million, hon.:-)

  4. Congrats, Jen! Happy Blogoversary! Will look forward to the festivities. :)

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

      Thanks, Karen, for your ongoing support and
      awesome-ness! :-)

  5. Congratulations, it's alway's nice
    to be recognized,

    I also like the whole concept of - Best of the Web -
    Today I also actually thought about Presenting the Best you can find on my own Blog(s), because of that besides having a - Most Popular - widget,

    Today on several of my Blogs I also made an addition to my
    FAQ-Page organizing it by arranging Links to Blogposts into ('What is?' and 'How To') Categories. That way making it Easy to Instantly find the Best Posts that give Answers to Questions.

    1. H.P.,

      Thanks for your valuable feedback. It is indeed nice to be recognized. I dig what you're doing with your blogs. :-)

  6. Congratulations and Happy holidays!!

  7. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM


    How lovely to hear from you today. It's always a pleasure. Thanks!

  8. Congratulations on your award, Jennifer. A well-deserved honor. Congrats also on your 3rd anniversary. I am looking forward to all of the June fun!

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      Thanks, Yasmin. So am I!