I’m telling myself “You can do it. You did it one time before,” but the task seems daunting to me. How do I accept awards?” ….. Now this ought not be hard, just say what you mean. Okay, Self, what do you mean?
I mean it when I say thanks to a couple of fantastic bloggers who have nominated me for awards.
First, to Anand for Creative Blogger Award (or was it Versatile Blogger) either way, or both ways, he is the kind of blogger who sends out goodies to us all the time in the form of help and encouragement. If you haven’t met him yet, don’t wait. Hop right over to http://artflowsinmyveins.wordpress.com and see how right I am.
My second special thanks goes to Rashmi at Mind and Life Matters https://mindandlifematters.wordpress.com Rashmi issued several awards. I accept her Blogger Recognition Award with gratefulness. If you don’t know Rashmi yet, run right over and participate in whatever Rashmi has going. Right now she is starting a Limerick Poetry Challenge. Sounds fun; I’m going for it.
NOW FOR THE RULES:
- Write a post to show your award and to give thanks to the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Attach the award badge to the post (right click and save, then upload).
- Select other blogs you want to give this award to. Most awards ask for 5 to 15 blogs for you to select. Keep in mind that awards are a means for recognizing beginning/new bloggers with less than 200 followers. Generally we do not know how many followers any one has unless they have hundreds in which case, the number is probably on their home page or someplace like that. Sometimes I look at the archives list to know about how experienced some bloggers are.
- Name your nominees. Provide links to their URL. Tell something special about them. Let them know you have nominated them.
- Let your readers know you better by listing ten random facts about yourself.
TEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:
- I began my blogging experience in the summer, 2014. It took me more than a year to publish 100 blogs and get 100 followers.
- I am a great-grandmother. From my generation down, kids just keep getting better! (smile)
- I am in the process of having a garage sale. Slow and kind of painful work, because I’m really trying to shed a lot of material that is very sentimental to me.
- I have collected many old and rare books. They are among the things I’m trying to sell.
- I live on one acre of land in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.
- My goal in life is to behave as much like Jesus as I can. I find that to be delightfully fulfilling.
- I have an artificial aorta valve (metal, not animal). You can find more of that story on my About page in an article called “Why Me?” https://onetahayes.com/about/why-me-lord/
- I have been married for sixty-two years. Have had plenty of opportunities for either my husband or I to give up but we didn’t. For that I am deeply thankful.
- I stay up too late at night. That I am doing right now. It is 1:40 AM and I need to be in bed.
- I have written Bible studies for the books of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament. That is rather uncommon.
BEFORE THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT I want to explain what characteristics I considered in making my choice for nominees. I love creativity, intelligence, humor, beautiful photos, inspiration, content, word choice….It would be impossible to base awards on those things only. I did try to limit my choices to people who do not seem to have had lots of awards as yet, probably because most are relatively new to the blogging scene. The archives list for most indicates less than a year of blogging. In general the people I chose have been active in reaching out to others via of comments on my posts or I have seen them comment on posts of other people. I want to highlight a particular strength for each of my nominees. That said, Let’s get on with the show………………..Oh, one more thing, each blogger gets two awards.
MY NOMINEES FOR THE CREATIVE BLOGGER AND THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD ARE:
- Zuzu https://zuzusite.wordpress.com/ Zuzu is a fantastic artist. Recommend that you read her post Rainy Day Blues. She muses about who she most wants to please now that she is a grownup. Notice the powerful question with which she ends her post.
- Gradmama 2011 (in Sometimes) who notes in her About that she has a ABD degree. (All But Dissertation). That is a new expression to me. She was able to do a limerick using the enjambment device in “Who you calling imperfect?” And she is a cat lover (great pictures). Go see http://mumbletymuse.com/2015/10/09/the-great-cat-caper-shelter-edition/
- Sarah C at “This N That With Me” We have contact via writing201. I love her “imperfect limerick.” https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/imperfect-limerick/
- Pancake Bunnykins at http://arealmessybeautifultwistedsunshine.com/ Pancake’s blog is as delightful and enticing as her name. I recommend starting with her poem, “Sweet Sunshower.”
- Father Says http://wisdomfromafather.com/ See a very thoughtful blog musing the subject of death. Realistic and wise advice based on his loss of a wife and a close friend. “Father” tracks his years of marriage and the importance of family.
- Faye Roots, Passionate Creative Christian, http://fayerootsauthor.com/ Faye writes a daily devotional. Her blogs are concise, generally about 300 words. You will find them to be inspirational with challenges to think about.
- Debbie L. Follow the Tumble Lees! Debbie and her husband, Bill, are full time RV travelers. Follow their pictorial travel log. http://thetumblelees.me/
- Judyjourneys, Another Perfect Daughter, blogs about her journey with an alcoholic father. Her story is outstanding as she amazingly sticks with him through his nursing home experience. https://anotherperfectdaughter.wordpress.com/
- Sinead, “continuing With M.E.” details personal experience of the disease commonly called Chronic Fatigue. Experience a day with her and her family often with outstandingly beautiful pictures. https://continuingwithme.wordpress.com/
- Marion G, https://artseafartsea.wordpress.com/ also writing poetry with the writing201 class. She is also an overcomer from an abusive, mostly absent, father.
- Colette B, https://colettebates.wordpress.com/ I love Colette’s opening “I Believe” blog. It is inspirational and filled with wonderful, picturesque figures of speech.
I AM CLOSING this blog, not because I don’t have more wonderful blogs to send you to, but because this is long, and I want to check my e-mail to see what else awaits me. Thanks again to Anand and Rashmi.