The Envelope Please, Part II

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.

Higher and Higher

An Observant Mind

Articles of Absurdity

Aurora Morealis

Georgette Sullins’s Blog

life is a bowl of kibble

notquiteold

Prairie Wisdom

RVingGirl

Sandy like a Beach

Sleep deprived and insane

Sunny Side Up

Undercover Surfer

Winsomebella

 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:

Higher and Higher

An Observant Mind

Georgette Sullins’s Blog

Childhood Relived

MJ Monaghan

Renovating Rita

Susan Writes Precise – because she’s good AND because of the post she did on the Penis Museum

Undercover Surfer

Winsomebella

Year-Struck

 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:

An Observant Mind

AFrankAngle

Childhood Relived

Good Humored

MJ Monaghan

Sandy like a Beach

Year-Struck

 One Lovely Blog Award (Thanks to Janice at Aurora Morealis)

One Lovely Blog Award Rules:

  1. 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.
  2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
  3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

The envelope, please:

An Observant MInd

Being Arindam

life is a bowl of kibble

Prairie Wisdom

Renovating Rita

RVingGirl

Sleep deprived and insane

Sunny Side Up

Winsomebella

The Versatile Blogger Award (Thanks to Janice at Aurora Morealis and Prairie Wisdom)

The Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. 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)
  4. Lastly, contact all of the bloggers that you’ve picked for the award.

The envelope, please:

Being Arindam

Magsx2′s Blog

MJ Monaghan

She’s a Maineiac

psychodynamom

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:

Childhood Relived

Emjayandthem

Higher and Higher

notquiteold

Sleep deprived and insane

psychodynamom

She’s a Maineiac

Year-Struck

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.

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62 responses to “The Envelope Please, Part II

  1. Congratulations on your ABC Award!
    You may be interested to know that I have now set up a Facebook group for all bloggers who have been given the ABC Award – a place for you to meet new bloggers, and share and support each other. You can join the group here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABCaward/?bookmark_t=group
    Please also let any other bloggers, that you know have been given the award, know about this group too – then we can all ‘spread the word’
    I have also set up a Facebook page – the ABC Award – where you can now add links to all of your blog posts and writing – share your work with a new audience, gain new readers, and find out what other ABC Award bloggers are writing about.
    You can find the page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/ABCaward?bookmark_t=page
    Just ‘like’ the page and get started – and do let all your blog readers know about this page – I believe that all of our blogs can only be improved by letting our readers know about other blogs – that way you will also have new readers discover you too!
    Happy blogging – and congratulations again on the ABC Award – you’re awesome!

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  5. Good advice! These kind of came all at once — just before Christmas. I didn’t have time to figure out who got what, and I wanted to be appreciative!

    Glad you found me!

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  6. Word to the wise: don’t let your awards stack up 🙂 This is a great way to find out about other blogs. Angie

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  7. Hey! Thank you so much. I am so very honored and your words, as usual, are full of wit.

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  8. Thanks IT! It was really a nice end to my first year, overwhelming, actually!

    Happy New Year to you too. I’m looking forward to reading more of your work.

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  9. Congratulations. That’s a lot of generous and inspiring awards. Best Christmas gift any blogger can get. Recognition from another blogger is a beautiful thing. It builds connections and friendships. Happy New Year…

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  10. Nothing is good. Very good. It was really hard to do this post, because everyone is so good. And you are definitely in that group! Enjoy and congrats. I thoroughly enjoy reading your stuff.

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  11. Now this is an award I can deal with. Thank you for being so kind to me and giving me rules that I can handle…..which is nothing. 😉 It is beautiful and I love it. I promise to pass it on to at least 2 more people.

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  12. GOF

    This is a really good idea, especially for bloggers who are just starting out and need encouragement.

    On the other hand there are some like me who really need to be told to shut up and go do something else with their life. 🙂

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    • While I am tempted, I am NOT your mother. I will NOT tell you to get a job and do something practical! Although it is rare that someone pretty much suggests I do it. I am torn. So very torn …

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  13. Thanks, Elyse! I too feel sheepish passing these awards out, yet why is it I love to receive them? Sincerely. The combination of the kind shout-out and knowing that writers whom I enjoy happen to also like my blog is probably why 😉

    Thanks again, Elyse!

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  14. Elyse, thank you SO much for the honors. It means a LOT coming from one the bloggers I respect the most. And congrats on your honors – you are far more deserving than I. Hope I do you proud.

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  15. You are too kind. I look at the awards like they are big hugs. Thanks for mine.

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  16. Oooo, so many pretty awards and you’re in the new blogger realm? Wow! You deserve them all because you’re an excellent writer. I’m thrilled that I did the right thing and found your blog; because of you, I found so many others who are funny, thoughtful, inspiring and all that, too! To me, I’m honored seeing you bop over to my blog, knowing you are one very BUSY lady! I’m so new I’m in toddler-blog status (which explains the constant babbling), but maybe someday I’ll get an award! (Hope by then I’ve learned how to post pictures and create links!) 😀

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    • Thanks Eileen! The “I’m so busy, woe is me” thing was said tongue in cheek — I hope that’s the way it came across. I’ve only just found your blog, and will return. Keep at it. I’m sure you will be getting some awards yourself– it’s a very inclusive community! And then you’ll have a love-hate relationship with them too!

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  17. Jackie Paulson

    Hey I just found you and your great sense of humor from your two friends:
    First, my friend Delajus at Higher and Higher & 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- so with that I hope to stop more often…and I just finished postadaychallenge2011- now I plan to do Project 365 photos: as I am out of work at 45 years old – if my mind does not write or keep going (I will melt santa) ♥ Jackie

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    • HI Jackie,

      Welcome — glad to have you join in the party. I apologize for not responding to your comment sooner — it got lost and I knew there was an unanswered comment but I couldn’t find it.

      Congrats on Project 365. It’s pretty cool. I have had family members in the military (Dad, cousin) so I know they appreciate what you do too. Well, my Dad passed, but he WOULD appreciate it.

      I will keep my eye on you!

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  18. congrats on all the awards – and great to see the ABC award I started up there with the rest!
    http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/abc-award/
    Happy New Year to you!

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    • Oh, so it’s YOUR fault?!?! I still have to do the A-Z stuff, but I really wanted to pass this on.

      Happy New Year to you, too. And thanks for visiting!

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  19. I wanna award. {insert temper tantrum, and throwing of large un-important objects}…I would never throw the good stuff 🙂
    Ok, I confess , I got an award ONCE this year, and I haven’t reposted it yet. I am a bad girl. Bad blogger girl.
    I still want an award tho. 🙂
    P.s. love your blog, love following it, and thanks for the intro to so many other awesome, top drawer bloggers. You are right…this is how we all find each other and it makes my day. Big hugs from the non award blogger.haha
    Lynne xx

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    • Hi Lynne — you are not a non-award winning blogger. You are an award-winning blogger who Santa must not have been good to EITHER because you didn’t share the wealth! More will come your way, I’m sure — especially in this crowd of fun, generous folks. Thanks for following!

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  20. Wpw – I think you’ve been a good girl indeed. And although I am familiar with many of the recipients, there are some you have mentioned that I look forward to getting to know. Congratulations and have a beautiful blogging 2012!

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  21. JSD

    Congratulations, Elyse! And thanks, too, for the nominations. I started blogging to find my voice and have found a community of wonderful, inspiring supporters.:)

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    • Thanks and you’re welcome! Your blog is very well done, always — and the community really couldn’t be filled with nicer, more supportive people. They’re even nice in comments when I am griping!

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  22. A big congrats to you, Elyse, on all the well-deserved awards! Thanks so much for mentioning my blog. I especially love the red shoe award because I have never managed to even walk steady in low heels…I’m that much of a klutz. Anyway, your blog is one of my favorites and you always make me smile and laugh. Thank you for that. Have a fantabulous day, Elyse!

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    • Hey, how about we klutzes can form a kick-line in the shoes. It will be great fun to see who falls first! Thanks for your kind words, for following and laughing with me and letting me do the same with you.

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  23. Big Congrats to you on getting so many awards. It just show your blog holds lot of importance for many people. I am really honored to be nominated by you for these award. Now my blog awards page is going to increase in its length. 🙂
    This time i am going to pass these awards to those bloggers, who are very new but talented and they are not getting that recognition they deserves. Although i am also new, but its my 4th month in blogosphere and i am having a feeling that, i found a wonderful family in this blogging world, now i am going to welcome and include them to our wonderful family. 🙂
    So thank you for giving me one more chance to mention & appreciate some new & wonderful blogs, through my blog.

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    • Thanks Arindam! Glad to give a shout out to a fellow new blogger. It is a nice family and I too tried to give it to some new folks as well as “my base.”

      Keep on going — your blog shows so much heart!

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  24. First congrats and second, thanks! You are one busy and well-decorated blogger……….and I am honored to be included in your shout-outs.

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  25. You have been so busy holding down a job and doing all that homework to see who out in the blogging world has what. And in all your research you’re passing two awards to me? Thank you for the love. You know I enjoy reading your posts…and comments. haha I still remember your first comment advising me on what to do with the skunk. That seems like so long ago…but it wasn’t.
    Now I hope you get great presents for your birthday.

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  26. I’m so mad at you. I still have to name blogs to pass my awards to.

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  27. Wow … you have been one busy lady putting this together … and receiving awards as well. Congratulations … and I graciously accept. Many thanks for the recognition and for the links above I get to explore.

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  28. Wow! You really racked up the awards this past month. Congrats! Thanks for the nomination. I agree with you that these awards feel a bit chain letterish, but it’s wonderful to be acknowledged and appreciated. It’s also a great way to find out about new blogs without just randomly searching the blogosphere.

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  29. Thanks Elyse! As you mentioned on my blog, I’m a little bit cynical about blog awards. But on the other hand, I LOVE that other bloggers like what I write. For that, I am thrilled.

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    • They are a wee bit like chain letters these awards, patting each other on the back and all. But, I figure, what the heck. Appreciation is appreciation.

      And I really meant that you led me to the gang. I would have nominated you earlier but you have a zillion followers and a zillion awards!

      Thanks for your blog and for reading mine!

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  30. Thank you, Elyse! You are Aces in my book.
    Will I ever be able to top the Penis Museum blog? Hmmm…

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    • You’re welcome. And while it will be DIFFICULT to top the Penis Museum blog, maybe you can just stroke it a bit.
      (OK, how can you blame me? It was right there, standing up in front of me — I had to take it …)

      But you can top it. And I can’t wait!

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      • Good idea. I will simply stroke it a bit and see what COMES of it.

        Eewww. Did I really type that?

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        • Yes you did. And you will have to live with it. Or create life with it. It’s one of the two.
          But I will join you in the ewwwww…

          Hope this ends up in the right spot, cause, right now it looks as if WP wants me to respond to someone else … word press messes with my mind.

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  31. My God! I disagree, you have been a good girl! Look at all that love you’ve gotten in the past number of weeks! Well deserved to be sure! Congratulations and thank you for the wonderful adulation you bestowed upon me 4 times!! (and its MY birthday today, so I guess this was your gift – I am assuming that means the Lamborghini is not in the mail??!) Thanks again and kudos to you for writing exactly what we all love to read! x

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    • Happy Birthday, Karyn! Thanks for your nice comments. And for catching up with this one — I was just about to leave a comment on your blog about the awards.

      Sorry about the Lamborghini. Perhaps I can swing a Porsche, though. If they’ll take a check!

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