29 March, 2006

  1. Seeing the creative 13's everyone comes up with. And I think, "now, why didn't I think of that?" Or, "I'll have to do that one next week." I haven't copied. Yet.
  2. Discovering great new blogs I would never have otherwise seen. I usually stick to the blogs of a regular few, so it's nice to see a change each week.
  3. Catching up on people's news after a week (this is when I really take time to read others' blogs).
  4. Finally finding a topic I'm happy with after days (okay, minutes) of dilemma. And finding thirteen things I can say about said topic (I'm usually stumped at four).
  5. Posting just before midnight every Wednesday. Why do I do that? It's still around Wednesday morning in much of the rest of the world. And why have I included that in my list? Staying up this late on a Wednesday night might be one of the drawbacks. Maybe I should scratch number five.
  6. Inventing a new T13 design if I can be bothered - so if it's one of the oldies, that means I'm too lazy this week. This one is an orchid I have growing in my backyard. It shouldn't be so beautiful. I treat it terribly - I never feed it, forget to water it for months on end, and then leave it out to get waterlogged when it has been raining for a solid week. I've clearly no idea of how to care for orchids, but this one continues to bloom.
  7. Having lots of people visit my blog on Thursday/Friday/Saturday - yes, I get T13 links on Saturdays (east coast Australian time) - which is always a fun surprise.
  8. Having lots of comments from T13-ers. Thursdays are my most popular day for comments.
  9. The new automatic link-up, which makes life SO MUCH EASIER!!! Cheers to Mr. Linky for making this available.
  10. The fact that people still leave comments, even though it's easy to just type your name and you're done. Read that as please, please, please leave a comment also. But I'm not really begging...
  11. That T13 is just growing and growing. So I get to check out more blogs. Take a look at the list of regulars on my sidebar. It's huge. And I'm sure it's getting huger. I know that isn't a word. Deal with it.
  12. That it's only once a week. I don't think I could handle this any more frequently than that.
  13. That just when I've run out of items for the list I find I'm at number 13. Woohoo. Another list for another week. This really is heaps of fun.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I have the autolink to make my life easier. Please leave a comment anyway, and I will comment on your Thirteen. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Blogger Lady Rose said...

OOOH another purple lover !!! :) I am new to blogging but my friend told me about the Thursday 13 and I like them too.

3:27 am  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your orchid is beautiful and whatever you're not doing to it...it loves it.*LOL*

That Thursday Thirteen list is the hugest (your word) I've ever seen!

8:09 am  
Blogger Valerie said...

Loved your TT this week.

2:30 pm  
Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Great TT. I agree with you on them all. My TT are up as well. Happy Thursday

3:21 pm  
Blogger Kimmy said...

Awesome list! Very original.

I'd have the same list of 13... minus #5 and #6 ;)

My 13 are up!

4:09 pm  
Blogger feedscott said...

Great Thirteen!

Are you a vurf?


5:36 pm  
Blogger Denise said...

I love T13, too! I just wish I would have joined sooner.

Thanks for stopping by my 13!

9:33 pm  
Blogger Elle said...

I love the Thursday too :)

My TT is up!
Elle xx

9:46 pm  
Blogger doubleknot said...

I visited your blog before and became confused about the 13's - now I think I get it. You have a nice blog.

10:20 pm  
Blogger Carmen said...

Hello and happy Thursday! I like your orchid pic, one day, you and I will have to communicate about how (what sizes, etc.) to create new 13 headers! :) I have photoshop, but everytime I try to do something differnet, my template blows up. ha.

Also like the quilt in yesterday's post.

My list is live

10:47 pm  
Blogger nyasha said...

i decided to join the TT for very similar reasons: finding new fun blogs to read, getting to know others better. ;) have a good T13!

10:50 pm  
Blogger FrogLegs said...

Love all your reasons. :) TT is when I go outside of my few every day visits as well. I love TT! Linky is wonderful... too bad I just updated my stuff with his password, and lost everyone's links, LOL! Happy TT!!

11:30 pm  
Blogger *Skittles* said...

Great post! I with I could get Mister Linky's code to work on my blog. LOL Anyways, have a great day!

11:32 pm  
Blogger Sheri said...

I really like comments too...but sometimes these comment boxes take SO long to load (for those of us in the boondocks with dial up service still...sigh).

Anyway, it loaded fast today! Mine are up.

11:58 pm  
Blogger Katherine said...

Beautiful orchid! I like finding new blogs I hadn't read before either, although I'm spending waaaayy too much time on the computer now, lol

11:58 pm  
Blogger Norma said...

Your TT banner looks great--looks great with the background color, and it's a good list--I participate for most of those reasons too. I've never been a list maker, so it's been a useful exercise for me.

In blogger.com you can reset the time and date at the bottom of your draft. I always do mine early in the week, but change the date to Thursday, then save it in "draft" so it is ready to go on Wednesday when I upload it. It won't show until you hit "publish."

I also reset the time on everything I'll post today so that the TT stays on top even if it isn't the most recent entry.

12:00 am  
Blogger Shelli said...

Glad you enjoy it. I like meeting new people, too. Have a great week. I haven't had time to mess with the MM code you sent me yet. I plan to this weekend. If I have questions, I will email you. I think I will be okay, though. Thanks for coming by my 13.

12:26 am  
Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

Yes! I can pretty much echo your sentiments, word for word. But that would be copying! ;)

Seriously, it's great to see others' creativity, gets my tired Mommy brain thinking a little more.

My T13 is up!

12:32 am  
Blogger ivoryfrog said...

Thanks for visiting my T13!
I love the T13 too...but sometimes it is a bit of a struggle coming up with an idea! Its great to see blogs that I maybe wouldn't have found otherwise too!

Take Care
Ivoryfrog x

12:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have to agree with you on alot of those points, i find it takes me a few days to get around to everyone, that's why i like to post earlier. i haven't tried that linky thing as yet, but i do always try and remember to leave a comment. i love your orchid, i have no idea how to get a pic in my tt.

12:42 am  
Blogger TNChick said...

My 13 is up... I also am using autolink - you did visit but you didn't link yourself.

I, too, am glad this is once a week... it's time consuming.

12:52 am  
Blogger Amanda said...

Thursday is my favorite blog day!

1:02 am  
Blogger Jackie said...

I love seeing all the designs people come up with for TT. Someday I might make one of my own, but for now I stick with a standard one.

And your quilt (below) is beautiful!

1:13 am  
Blogger Finn said...

Purple! I love purple! I want your banner for my TT; it's gorgeous.

I love to have fun with the 13, and I love to go and meet new people.

1:36 am  
Blogger Ginger said...

Great list! I like Thursday Thirteen too.. and I've found some great blogs!
Thanks for stopping by!

2:04 am  
Blogger Karen said...

Thursday is my favorite day now due to TT.

Joining has been the best thing I've done! There are some AMAZING people out there!


2:08 am  
Blogger stacey said...

I love TT too! It's so much fun and it is a great way to discover more blogs. My list is up.

2:58 am  
Blogger YellowRose said...

Thursday reminds of those days when I got to go to those big family reunions....I love Thursday Thirteen, I see old friends and make new ones!

Your banner is beautiful...Since you have been by my 13 today you know I have a thing for flowers! ;)

Thanks for visiting my 13 today! Happy Thursday!

3:30 am  
Blogger Amy The Black said...

Perhaps we should do a 13 list of the 13 best banners! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

My TT is up, but nowhere near as great as yours!

3:47 am  
Blogger Melanie Morales said...

I think this is my most favorite list to far. Thanks for checking out my T T!

4:08 am  
Blogger Lauren said...

I couldn't agree more with your list!!

My TT is up.

4:09 am  
Blogger iKat said...

Hi, Tanya! Thanks for dropping by on my invisible T13. lol. Your list calming (i bet you've never heard that one before!)...it feels like a very close friend talking to me over the phone. You have a way of writing that is very endearing. Love the Giving Heart Orchid. Tell her I love her for being so generous. ;-) Blessings, K. P.S. Isn't Mr. Linky a genius. Now if only I can get my five dollars worth and work mine already! GRRR.

4:12 am  
Blogger Heather Smith said...

Cute list! I love the 13, but I too have the dilemna on what in the world to post some weeks!!

4:25 am  
Blogger Karin said...

That was a great idea for a list! And that's a lovely orchid :)

4:31 am  
Blogger ems said...

sure helps with writer's block

4:43 am  
Blogger Lingerie Lady said...

I am glad it is only once a week - I look forward to it and spend so much time reading others that I never do any work!

5:06 am  
Blogger Amanda said...

I like the 13s, too. Please visit mine!

5:11 am  
Blogger Master Enigma said...

A really nice 13 this week! I think comments rock as well. I am with you on the once a week thing as well.

My own 13 is busy enjoying being a 13 over at http://akaenigma.blogspot.com/

5:15 am  
Blogger phoenix said...

Thanks for stopping by early this morning! Love your list and I have some orchids that are very similar to the one in your picture. I now has 4 blooms. I waited 2 years to see them!


7:12 am  
Blogger Melli said...

I LOVE visiting 13ers too and seeing what bizarre topics some people come up with! One day I'm going to have a really GREAT idea that NOBODY else would EVER think of! LOL! That's my desire anyway! Someday... This was a very good list you had this week! :)

Mine is up!

7:44 am  
Blogger Courtney said...

Beautiful flower! Even though I've been doing TT for many, many weeks, somehow I think this is the first time I've visited your blog! Nice to "meet" you! Thanks for stopping by mine too! Oh, and just had to say that I love giraffes! They're my favorite animal :)

7:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful banner! As I'm typing I'm seeing your quilt; it is gorgeous! I would love to learn to make one. :)

7:49 am  
Blogger kontan said...

Yes, kudos to Mr. Linky! Only reason I can get to T13...Enjoy it when I can

Thanks for stopping by my spot on the web!

8:03 am  
Blogger Kel said...

Very beatuiful flower. :) I love it!

8:19 am  
Blogger rashbre said...

I agree that picking atopic is sometimes hard work and I sometimes wonder by around 8/9/10 what I'm going to write although I am up to 13 and its up!

8:54 am  
Blogger d.challener roe said...

Wow, I guess you REALLY like T13.

Thanks for visiting my 13.

10:31 am  
Blogger Stacie said...

That orchid is absolutely gorgeous! You must be doing something right! I like reading new blogs too..Great TT. Thanks for visiting mine. stacie

11:27 am  
Blogger Barbara said...

You made it to 13! Hope you can do it again next week! Thanks for visiting me!

12:54 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

After reading your lists for about 13 weeks I thought I'd give it a go. Haven't actually done the list yet so I'm not sure if it will work. Anyway, you can have 13 hugs just to go on with.

9:44 pm  
Blogger Jessica said...

Tanya - The orchid is lovely. I can't even keep a plain old ivy plant alive so there's no way I would attempt an orchid!

By the way, the quilt in the post below the TT is lovely and I don't think it's too girly at all.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

6:11 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Great TT - even tho it's Friday when I post - great site and thanks for the tip on how to create my own TT banner!

12:44 pm  
Blogger kt said...

LOVE The TT banner....

5:25 am  
Blogger Kerri said...

I'm making it 53 (comments)! Love your list but don't have the time or thought processes for it!! Gotta go! Have a great day!

12:59 am  

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