Follow Me Foodie Gets A 5 Star Food Blog Award – Thank you!

Follow Me Foodie Gets A 5 Star Food Blog Award

Presented by Tom House, owner and founder of DinnerReviews.com

I have to ask myself: How is it possible to win the lottery every day? Little things like almond croissants make me happy… but happy is an understatement for how I feel right now. I want to say I’m speechless, but we all know that’s not true. I just don’t know where to start and I’m really still in awe and disbelief.

First off I am completely honoured and humbled to receive a 5 Star Food Blog Award from DinnerReviews.com. Follow Me Foodie is the 4th recipient for this award. The announcement was made yesterday along with a full story and interview from owner, founder, successful entrepreneur, foodie and now friend, Mr. Tom House himself – see here.

He first discovered my blog January 22, 2011 and left me one of the most wonderful comments on my “About” page – see here. The article he wrote about Follow Me Foodie is written with the most powerful words, sincerity, belief and support. It makes me want to cry…

I am completely overwhelmed by the comments, tweets, youtube hits, “likes” on Facebook, texts, calls and e-mails I have received since the announcement. It is crazy how social media has changed my life. Actually Tom House has never seen anything like it either. See his follow up comment in regards to the Follow Me Foodie congrats here.

I started Follow Me Foodie July 31, 2009, purely from passion and expecting nothing to come from it. I’m not a professional chef, critic, or journalist by trade, as my blog is driven purely by love. I just wanted to share my love for food, the culinary industry and talent behind it. Little did I know what was in store for this little food blog. For those who don’t know, this is the very first entry for Follow Me Foodie – see here. That’s pretty much showing you the first page of my diary… a bit embarrassing, but all part of the growth.

Here is part of the Dinner Reviews article that I hope explains it all…

Part of what drives me is my audience, and as long as they’re happy and I’m happy, I know I’m doing the right thing. I have the most devoted readers and I owe it to them to deliver bigger and better things. They’ve led to my growth and pretty much dictate my next steps. If bigger things happen from it then it was a team effort that got me there.” – Mijune continue reading here.

I share this award with every one of you. This was a collective effort. I don’t want to pride myself, but I pride the Follow Me Foodie readers, “followers”, commenters, supporters, friends, family and I guess “fans”. I never use that word (“fans”) because it blows me away to even think I would have one. I’m not kidding you when I say that I still get blown away when I meet anyone that has even heard of my blog. Here’s to us for receiving a 5 Star Blog Award. It’s yours as much as it is mine.

xoMijune of Follow Me Foodie

21 Comments

  • Bow says:

    Congrats again Mijune, and thanks to Justin and Steve for their great work. Tom mentioned in the interview how he was impressed by your integrity…we are too!

  • merileee says:

    Congratulations! I consider your blog a daily must read and I appreciate all the work you put into it!

  • Linda says:

    congrats mijune! i love reading your blog and now i love watching your vids – you’re so honest and so kind – much deserved award!

  • Mijune says:

    @Bow – Bow, you have been one of my most loyal readers and commenters. This award is DEFINITELY to be shared with you. You have taught me a lot along the way and I really value everything you say. I hope that this blog can only grow with you.

    @merilee – Wow! Really!? A daily read?! Thank you so much!!! I hope to only bring you more!

    @Linda – Linda that is a very sweet comment! My duty is to be as honest as I can because you guys have invested so much time into reading about what I love. Thank you so much for your warm congrats and note.

  • laura says:

    Congratulations Mijune! I hope Mr House’s predictions for you come true. I loved the “quickie” by the way!

  • Darina says:

    Congrats, Mijune! You work so hard–you really deserve it.

  • Gahz says:

    Very proud of you, lil sista!!!

  • Mijune says:

    @laura – thank you for being one of my most loyal readers and watching FMF grow… I hope to never loose you as a reader!! You’re great!

    @Darina – :*) thank you recipe queen!! I’m honoured coming from a successful food blogger like yourself.

    @Gahz – I owe it to YOU.

  • Inspector Stanley says:

    Congrats! Well deserved. Your hard work really shows and I am so happy for you! I had no idea that a number of my friends also read you on a daily basis. You have become a daily topic of conversation just like the Canucks… Keep it up!!!

  • Mijune says:

    @Inspector Stanley – oh my gosh… really?! Wow!!! I’m so honoured! Thank you so much for reading! To all your friends too! I’m amazed right now… thank you thank you!! I truly appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm for Follow Me Foodie. Your comments are valued to me and the readers 🙂

  • Well done Mijune: You are taking your blog to the next level so a little recognition is to be expected. As an oldster, I particularly liked your post about your parent’s support. Rather than recommend restaurants to people who are visiting, I often refer them to your blog. Just one question now that I have seen your videos. How does someone who loves to eat as much as you not weigh 300 pounds?

  • Mijune says:

    @thesavvyboomer – wow!! I’m so honoured to receive a comment from you. I definitely recognize that you’ve been “Following Me Foodie” for a long time and I’m so glad you’ve seen the growth. I’m humbled by the thought of you recommending people to my blog. I’m really thankful for readers like yourself.

    Part 2 of the question… I have no idea!! Well actually I really like fashion though so I still need to fit my clothes… lol… however I can usually gain wait as fast as I can lose it… very odd. Or maybe I love food so much it feels bad and tries to love me back?… ok now I’m blabbing =p

  • Lucy says:

    Congratulation Mijune, great job!! I think we both started around the same time, but you have definitely evolved into something amazing. Cheers!

  • Mijune says:

    @Lucy – Lucy you have been reading my blog for so long and you were one of my first commenters as well. I’m honoured to have your comments especially since you have such an AMAZING blog yourself!! Thank you.

  • Dawn Donahue says:

    Dear Mijune: Congratulations on your award. You have an excellent blog, with an amazing work ethic and a wealth of talent. Thank you for contributing to the culinary industry

  • Mijune says:

    Dear Dawn Donahue,

    Wow! I am honoured to receive your comment and respect. You are also someone who is very involved in the culinary industry on a professional level and to see you comment on here just made me feel like winning the lottery again. Thank you for your congratulations.

  • Dawn Donahue says:

    Dear Mijune – my pleasure. Looking forward to seeing you March 16, at the Healthy Chef. Have a couple great weeks of food for thought. Dawn

  • Tom House says:

    I’m honored that you’re displaying my DinnerReviews.com 5-Star Food Blog Award Banner on your site for all to see Mijune… Your story will go down in history as one of the most popular ever posted on my Internet Magazine in 10 years. You have been a joy to “work” with and I cannot wait to be a guest on your Food Network show in the near future! Best of all I have made a new friend in you. If I can ever be of further assistance, do not hesitate to ask. You are part of the prestigious DinnerReviews.com family now.

  • Mijune says:

    @Tom House – You’re funny! Thank for the kind comments and continuous support!

  • Mijune says:

    @TS of eatingclub vancouver – aw thanks so much!!! The support has been amazing. 🙂

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