The first part of the year I was getting peer blog awards hand over fist. As I stopped posting as frequently it tapered off and they just stopped coming. I have spent the last six months of the year trying to get my audience back so imagine my surprise when I was nominated for a blog award.
I have to admit I was totally excited to be recognized for the “Blog of the Year” award by fellow blogger seattlepolychick. I did a little dance then put off accepting it until I was driving myself crazy with guilt for my overwhelming laziness. I am so grateful for the recognition I receive from my peers. I was also excited to be recognized by a woman who, like myself, is so open to new experiences and shares her experiences on her blog.
As with every award, there are rules, rules that I must follow because the creator of this award made it very clear that I was not to alter the terms of accepting it in any way, shape or form. I kind of view that a s a challenge but I opted to be a good girl… just this one time. Besides any award titled blog of the year is way too fancy to fuck with. The rules are as follows.
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen — there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required — and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5 You can now also join the Facebook group — click ‘like’ on the page above ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
6 As a winner of the award — please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award — and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar.
The blogs I would like to nominate are
The Wandering Mind – I absolutely love Stephen’s poetry. He is a a fantastic writer and sometimes I feel like we share the same brain. Maybe we were separated at birth. I thoroughly enjoy his blog. If you haven’t read his blog you really should.
The Dribbling Pensioner – Harry’s blog is great. I enjoy his work so much. He is also an amazingly supportive reader and actively engages other bloggers. He is a great and active member of the blogging community and his support is so appreciated.
The Chick Dick Mysteries – Nancy’s blog is fun and very interactive. This professional writer’s blog covers a variety of topics. She does a lot to support and engage her readers and fellow writers. She has been amazingly supportive of me, even when my blog is in the gutter. Her blog is definitely one you don’t want to miss.
B(itch) Log – Heather’s blog is funny and heartfelt. Her views of the world are often dark but honest and open with a cutting sense of humor. Her writing inspires me. Her work is relatable and intelligent. She is insanely funny and talented. Be sure to check her out.
I am always inclined to nominate a bunch of bloggers for these awards and I always feel like I’ve left someone out. I just wanted to honor some blogs I really enjoy for many different reasons. Each of these blogs are great examples of blogging and the diversity of this writing community. I hope you’ll all spend some time visiting these blogs. I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
Thank you again to seattlepolychick for this honor. I am thrilled to be recognized and I hope the other winners enjoy the award as well.