I’m going to try to pass these awards to blogs that I haven’t previously noted before, but I’m not guaranteeing zero duplicates.
The Premios Dardo Award … from Rebecca’s Reads
"This award 'acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.'"
Since there weren't any specific rules for this award, I'm going to pass it on to four blogs who, in my opinion, write about things that are worth discussing.
- Semicolon – she’s not afraid to post her opinions, even when they can be controversial
- My Friend Amy – she gets people talking about anything and everything
- Rebecca Reads - Yes, I know, she gave me the award. But she digs deeper in to books than most other bloggers and always has interesting points to make.
- War Through the Generations – I love that this challenge blog is bringing focus to “the greatest generation” by doing more than just posting book reviews.
The Inspiration Award … from The Armenian Odar Reads
Here are the rules:
1. Please put the logo of the award (see on the left) on your blog if you can make it work with your format. 2. Link to the person from whom you received the award. 3. Nominate 7 or more blogs. 4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog. 5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.
Here are the blogs I find inspiring at the moment. There aren’t 7, but I’m taking that as a suggested number ...
- Imagine Alyzabeth An – This couple has been blogging for years about their journey to adopt a daughter from China. Their dream was realized just a few months ago, and I’m so enjoying the posts about their life with their new daughter.
- The Dream Year – This couple is traveling the US for a year – what fun!
- Walking the Amazon – Yes, that is exactly what he’s doing.
- Muse – Despite the naysayers, she’s having her first book self-published and I say “more power to you!” Personally, I can’t wait to read it.
Proximidade Award … from A Soldier’s Girl
"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes of self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
Is it just me or is that a rather strange write-up? Regardless, the sentiment is a good one: promote friendly blogs.
Again, I'm taking 8 as a suggested number ... so here are three blogs I feel are "friendly" in some way.
- Subliminal Intervention - always has a kind word to say in her comments
- Moxie Mama - her posts are all over the place as far as topics go and she's always willing to engage in conversation with her commenters
- Weekly Geeks - what began as an activity on The Hidden Side of a Leaf turned into a massive community blog when Dewey passed away - it is all about community at WG
Whew! That was rather difficult to put together. I am very grateful to all the bloggers who gave me these awards. But I'm even more grateful to all of you, my regular readers, for making this blog such a fun place to be for me. And since there is one more award ...
The Lemonade Award … from My Friend Amy
There were no rules for this one, so I get to do what I want with it.
First I’ll say THANK YOU to Amy.
I hereby award this to every single one of my regular readers, whether you are a subscriber, a follower, or simply a regular visitor. I appreciate each of you so very much!
It would mean the world to me if you would post a quick comment and let me know who you are (since I know that many of you don't regularly comment) so I can drop by your blog and check it out.
Thank you again!