When I started this blog back in July, the last thing I expected was to get the Blog of the Year Award. You can read my acceptance of it here. Of course, back in July I didn’t know this award even existed. When I was nominated in early December I was very happily surprised. Well, color me super surprised that I have been nominated for another, meaning two stars. This nomination came from Shaun at Looking For Reasoning to a Complicated World. If any of you don’t know Shaun or his blog, take my advise and mosey on over.
My next unexpected moment was when I got my third nomination and star from Doc Horty Rexach @ It Is What It Is. Please take a moment to check out her blog. She never fails to reveal injustice in the world while at the same time uplifting your spirits. She does her research, and writes intelligent, informative posts always. I came across her blog when I joined Shaun’s Facebook group which I have posted about a couple of times. In case you’ve missed it, ANYONE can join the group, which can be found HERE. Doc is a moderator and is always there to welcome you and to comment on or “like” all of your posts about your posts (ok, I know that sounds funny, but you’ll see). She’s like having your own personal cheering section.
Lastly, my jaw-dropping moment came when I received my fourth star, again from Shaun. Shaun has become a true friend over this past month or so. We have chatted and talked by way of Skype. To be honest, the fastest way to forget about my own pain is to have a conversation with Shaun. His lovely Scottish accent combined with his ability to make you laugh, or simply wrap you up in conversation or debate does the job in getting me to forget about my pain, even if for a moment.
The instructions for this award are as follows:
1- Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog of The Year 2013 Award.
2- Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.
3- Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)
4- Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/
5- You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear
6- And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award – and proudly display the award on your blog – and start collecting stars!
Since I have procrastinated about accepting these awards and 2013 is over AND because it is seriously a CHORE to do them, I am not going to nominate anyone for this award. Instead, if you are reading this post, YOU are nominated. My New Years gift to you. I hope you enjoy your award, and I hope you enjoy checking out these two great blogs and the Facebook group. You won’t regret it!