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Top 10 New Design Blogs

by | Oct 19, 2007 | blogging | 42 comments

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I’m in the Top 10 New Design Blogs To Watch? Are you kidding me? Well, you know I am not one to want to toot my own horn, but since I had absolutely nothing to do with this, I have some people to thank! But WHO? You didn’t read about this poll here, so whoever you are that heard about this and voted for me, I LOVE YOU!

I cannot believe I am on this list, I’ve only been blogging for a few months. Total SHOCK! But to all of you, dear and loyal readers, I thank you! I am so new to blogging that I only read my first one last July, when I started mine. So I am just learning the ropes as I go along! Thanks so much for your encouragement and inspiration as I find my way!

And a big special THANK YOU to someone I just met but will be forever on my favorites list: Su Ling at Laissezfaire Design

Be sure to visit her site and check out all the fabulous folks on that list!




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    Congratulations !! You deserve it so much !!

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    Congrats! I voted for you!!

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    Congratulations. I just discovered your blog and will definitely be visiting regularly. Great inspiration – thanks :)

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    Of course you are!!!!!! Of course of course!!! xoxox

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    Yay!! Congratulations-but it is so well-deserved!! I didn’t hear about this vote but if I had I would have definitely voted for you! I’m so pleased for you!! xxx

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    I am so glad you made it! Congrats!!

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    Congratulations! You deserve it!

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    I knew when I first found your blog that you would soon be a source of inspiration for lots and lots of us…congrats!

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    Congrats, Melissa! What an exciting honor. You so richly deserve this award because you make us laugh, ponder, and sigh every day. Best of all, you de-mystify design and make it something we feel we can talk about without faking a cultured accent or touting our design degree. Here’s to many more accolades for you in the future… :)

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    Congratulations Melissa, your “voice” online is one that I see lots of people talking about and enjoying. I didn’t know about the poll, but if I did I would have voted for you:>)

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    Congrats!!! Love your blog-

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    Wow, what a great surprise for you. Congrats!

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    Ok, I knew nothing of this contest but rest assured I would have voted for you had I known. You are superbly talented and well you know I’m a huge fan (gushing over here!) Congratulations honey! You deserve it!!


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    Well, I see congratulations are definitely in order for YOU! I know that I have marked you as a favorite. And, from the many comments you receive, you have become a favorite for quite a few!

    May the rest be the best!

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    Of course you are!!! I vote too,you’re really active and full of ideas;)

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    Congratulations on your award! ~ Lynda ♥

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    Congrats! Well deserved indeed :)


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    Oh, Melissa – my heart sings for you! YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT!!!! Enjoy! Love, Esther

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    You definitely deserve it!!! You’ve got a beautiful, inspiring blog…..and you’re so sweet, too!

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    You deserve it! You have such a fresh eye and so current with your blog….we are faithful readers!

    smiles, kari and kijsa

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    I would have voted for you had I known about it! Congratulations, this is so fantastic. It’s always nice to get some recognition!


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    But, of course! :) Hearty congratulations, Melissa!!

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    Oh! You deserve it! congrats!

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    Congratulations, and may I say, well deserved!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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    Here, Here!! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal:)



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    You can toot your horn because you deserve to toot it – toot it reallll big! Smiles to you, sweet friend and keep on keeping on putting out your lovely posts! xo, Becky

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    How wonderful for you. You sure deserve it. I’m full of inspiration every time I visit you. Big congrats.
    Love Elzie

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    Hi Melissa, CONGRATULATIONS!!! We have been away and did not know about the vote. Well done!! Give Winston a cuddle for us!! Have a great day, Jenn and Jacqui

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    I just discovered from over at CWO and I cannot wait to look your blog over!I love it so far…I will definitely return.I saw you are in Portland.My husband and I live just east of Salem in Stayton!We live in a beautiful part of the country,don’t we?I love the Northwest.Congrats!
    Sharon :-)

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    Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!


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    Yay! So glad that you made the list. You and your blog are wonderful. Thankyou! :)
    PS I’m enjoying catching up on your news- at the moment I’ve got a terrible internet connection at home so it’s too slow to enjoy your site there. Keep up the great work!

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    wow, congratulations, Melissa! so cool for you, and blogland too. xoC

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    Um, I just found your blog, how have I missed it all this time. It’s great and congrats cause you deserve it. FYI I’m linking you up to my list :)


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    You deserve this~ Fabulous blog. I love reading it.

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    Congratulations Melissa!!!
    How exciting – and so deserving!

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    Congratulations! I’m a little late to the party (finally getting on top of my reader…)
    You deserve it, your blog is amazing!! :)


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