No, not those New Kids on the Block! I will explain about the title and
my feelings of giving “new followers and commenters” nominations for
the recognition that they have discovered me, as I have found them “new”
and interesting, too! Every time I have been awarded nominations, I have
accepted them with some variations of ability to post the logo of the award
and giving the blogs that I nominated a choice of awards, ways to accept
them and basically breaking a few rules along the way! I usually like to
pass out award ‘gifts’ of nominations to those who are either faithful and
close friends or the newest ones in the many followers I have. I appreciate
the ones who stick around and comment! This creates a wonderful bond and
dialogue, getting to know each other and feeling like longterm friends, too.
I also appreciate all the ones who push the “like” button, understanding how
I cannot possibly comment on over four hundred blogs that I follow, so why
would I expect all of you to do that?
I received the grandest award nominations of all this past couple of weeks!
I am enthralled with the honor and magnitude of these Blog of the Year 2013
awards! I also am filled with some trepidation and the humble perception
that I should not even accept these awesome awards!
I would like to acknowledge these 2 gifters to me, those who nominated me for
these awards: Here she is “M” who is a Nepali business woman who married a
Nepalese high school sweetheart and you can find her fun, light hearted posts
or you may like to have her specific post that gave me this honored and valuable
“M” gave me the gift of “Best Personal Blog” as a way to group me. She did a
great job of explaining her reasoning for the different people she chose for
“Blog of the Year 2013” nominations.
The second person, on the same date of December 2nd, awarded me with a special
nomination, since she and I have been friends it feels like over a year,
“Be With Us” is always a cheerful presence in many of my comments’ sections:
or the specific post she awards this nomination may be helpful to those who
may “pick this up” there as a gift from me for the holidays is:
I liked her idea of saving the last dance with friends on a cold, winter’s night!
This is going to be the crazy and hopefully, humorous way I going to award my
newest followers and also, give a big nod to my longtime friends who have kept
me company and joined in dialogues with me, over this year and a half of
Here are 10 Newcomers to my blog who I would like to extend a Hearty and
Heartfelt “Welcome to the Neighborhood!” You have stumbled or knowingly
joined a wonderful group of my friends that continue to learn on our
own personal growth journeys, while building relationships and comraderie.
1.Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward’s “Curls and Carrots” blog,
2. hakariconstant who writes poetry and gives wonderful, lengthy comments, too,
3. I love this “byline!” A girl after my own heart! “One gal getting more out of
life by spending less,”
4. A country singer follower and a humorous man with homespun philosophy
thrown into the mix,
5. The lost Kerry man who has a byline of, “On an adventure this side
of Tir Na N’Og,”
6. Andy has been giving me some funny comments and his posts are varied
from deep to young thoughts, too. He is a “wandering poet” who has come
to stay, I think!
7. A wide variety of subjects, including a recent look at a world market
can be found with some philosophy and kindness, like his tribute to
Nelson Mandela can be found at:
8. Ann who writes about “The Year of Living Non-Judgmentally,”
8. A friend who due to our busy lives, has recently rekindled our
friendship by honoring me and including me in her Sisterhood Award
on her blog. You will see her as Kay BeeBee but her blog is,
9. It seems like I should have given Celeste an award somewhere along
the way, but I don’t think I have!
10. You have seen many times Mike Lince’s valued comments on my posts.
If you followed him over to his blog, you would hear of his wife, Florence
Lince, who is his wife and traveling companion. The beautiful photographs
on his posts are almost all Florence’s! There may have been once in awhile
one he posted from a different source to enhance his articles. I would like
to recommend your checking out Florence’s Reflections blog,
I am facing a deadline of publishing and I am going to have to tell all
of the above ten that you deserve these nominations for Blog of the Year,
I sincerely want to “break the rules” and tell you, if you are honest,
if you have posted a comment or I have posted a comment on your blog,
if we have followed each other and I have presented you an award in the]
past, I will not check up on you at all on our history of friendship
AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE ALL OF MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE FOLLOWED ME A
NOMINATION FOR BLOG OF THE YEAR, 2013!!
For me, this is my gift to all of you. It is the only satisfactory way
I could in all good conscience, accept my two outstanding nominations
for this valued and noteworthy award.
If you get in trouble for accepting my holiday, season of Peace and
Love nomination that could be figuratively placed, wrapped underneath
my Christmas tree, let the blame fall upon my shoulders.
Please let me spread the Joy around, without any troubles brewing!