There’s a reason I got crap presents for Christmas this year. I’ve been a bad girl. All throughout the month of December, I failed to pass on awards that I received.
Santa, I can explain! For the rest of you, just sit back and set a spell. It’s gonna be a long night.
Now Santa, what with all the stuff I had to do for Christmas, and actually trying to keep my job and neurotically trying to get to 5,000 hits on my blog by New Year’s (I made it!), well, I just didn’t have time to really think about these awards.
Now, some folks don’t like these awards, and that’s OK. I’m giving it to you anyway. Get over it.
Me, I think it is nice to be appreciated, and it gives me an excuse to really look at the blogs I read, to see who is doing what. I also tried, I really tried to NOT give an award to someone who already has it. But since, like me, hardly anybody knows how to get those little pictures over at the side of their blogs, it’s hard to tell. That’s why I did a special page for my awards – not because I am such a snob (well, yes I am, but that’s not the reason I did it). It was because I got nominated for one award six times and felt that was the only way I could let you know.
So here are the awards I got, and the people I’m giving them to. Happy New Year!
Two special mentions here.
First, my friend Delajus at Higher and Higher is a woman I met in an online writing course. We became fast friends. She tells me the truth about my writing. She argues with me. She never hits “like” because she can’t find the “this is crap” button. She is a beginning blogger, and only writes when she has something important to share. She writes beautifully and is one incredibly thoughtful and thought-provoking woman.
Nancy at notquiteold led me directly or indirectly to the whole gang of folks I now consider my blogging buddies. She wrote a comment on Crabby Old Fart that was funny, perceptive and right on target. So I clicked on her blog and found a wonderful site. Whenever I see that she has a new post, I wait until I have time to read it and synthesize it. Her posts are often about ordinary things in which she finds humor, whimsy and love. I started clicking on her commenters, and that’s how I found most of the rest of you.
As I said, I tried to look and see what blog awards folks have received, and give them ones they haven’t gotten yet. If I left you out, I didn’t mean it. Please let me know and I will rectify. Because my birthday is coming up and I don’t want no more crappy gifts!
Candle Lighter Award (Thanks to Ardinam at Being Arindam)
My friend Arindam awarded me the Candle Lighter Award a couple of weeks ago. There are no rules here, I get to award it to as many people as I choose.
Awesome Blog Content Award (Thanks to Susan at Susan Writes Precise)
This one is simple – to ‘accept’ the award you just add the abc award logo to your blog – the links are at the bottom of this page for you… and then you can share something about yourself with your readers and then pass the award on to other worthy bloggers – there’s no limit to how few – or how many – other bloggers you can send this to.
To share something about yourself – you will need to go through the alphabet and choose a word or phrase for each letter and use that to describe yourself – it might be something about you, something you like, or a place or thing you dream about. And that’s all – no long descriptions or detail – just create a new post, add your shiny new blog award badge and alphabet words and let your readers enjoy finding out a little more about you. Like Susan, I will do that separately.
So here are my choices:
Kreative Blogger Award (Thanks to Janice at Aurora Morealis)
Kreative Blogger Award started in 2008 when an Norwegian Lady named Hulda uses fabrics to create the first Kreative Blogger logo, and gave it to her sister and 3 other friends who she thought are creative. Her sister and friends passed the logo on to other bloggers whom they liked, and thus the trend began.
Today the Kreative Blogger Award logo has evolved, and along with the award that comes with some rules:
- The Kreativ Blogger image must be displayed on the blog.
- The nominator must be acknowledged.
- The recipient must state ten things about himself that his readers probably don’t know.
- The recipient must pass the award along by nominating at least six blogs to receive the award.
And the envelope, please:
One Lovely Blog Award (Thanks to Janice at Aurora Morealis)
One Lovely Blog Award Rules:
- Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
- Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
- Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
The envelope, please:
The Versatile Blogger Award (Thanks to Janice at Aurora Morealis and Prairie Wisdom)
The Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award:
- Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
- Share seven things about yourself.
- Pass the award to fifteen bloggers that you think deserve it. (Elyse here – there is lots of room. But many of my blogging buddies have already received this one)
- Lastly, contact all of the bloggers that you’ve picked for the award.
The envelope, please:
The Red Educational Shoe Award (Thanks to Lorre at Articles of Absurdity)
For this one, I first need crutches if I am expected to walk in that shoe. I also need to pass it on to 5 supportive commenters. OK, so I can’t count.
The envelope, please:
So, Santa, you see, I’ve been busy. But I am having a great time reading and commenting and sharing laughs with all of you guys. Thanks for reading my stuff, too!
OK, everybody. Wake up and look for your website.