When I was on TNB a few weeks ago, Fimlys and Hydra asked what I felt was my greatest WoW accomplishment, and I replied that it was probably being on their show! I wasn’t joking, either — I didn’t (and still don’t) class myself with some of the much more well-known bloggers I loved to read whom I’d seen talk about being on the show. It was truly a delightful and an unexpected honor.
I was pretty dazzled when Tamarind of Righteous Orbs linked my first Pirate Costumes post, and I was dazzled again when WoW Insider linked my second Pirate Costumes post.
Getting a comment from Cynwise or Ratters or Gnomer — which has only happened a couple of times — totally bowls me over. I was pretty well bowled over when Keelhaul made a very nice comment on my Well-Dressed Warlock post, too.
Navimie was pretty starstruck when I first asked for her RealID — but I was pretty starstruck back that she was willing to give it to me! I almost didn’t dare to ask Rades for his RealID (and I was pretty dazzled the first few times I got a comment from him). I’m still too timid to ask Vidyala for hers — maybe when I get an Alliance character to max level? — and if she were to ask me for mine first, well, then you could knock me over with a feather.
Then there’s the OMB I am not worthy pedestal of fangirlish admiration, which is currently occupied primarily by Anne Stickney and Perculia, Narci, Catulla, and Lani of Flavor Text. I am continually amazed by the depth and creativity of thought these women put into writing about Azeroth and our virtual lives upon it.
And I’m always tickled pink when I’m looking at a blog and discover that I’m on their blogroll, whether it’s a blog that I’ve been reading and fangirling over for a long time or a new blog that I just discovered by following a link on someone else’s blogroll. It’s like having the Somebody Likes Me achievement toast pop up IRL!
So, a big huzzah! to all of my blogging heroes — all the ones I namedropped here AND all the ones I didn’t — and if I’m one of yours — /blush I’m honored.
Are you starstruck by anyone? Does someone in the community respond to a post or a tweet and get you all speechless because they actually responded? Is there anyone you are waiting to have respond directly to you? Is there someone that you would like to chat to, but are too chicken? Am I the only one who puts other bloggers on a pedestal?