Category Archives: “Blog of the Year 2013 Award”

The new ‘kids on the block’


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

nomination at:

“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



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!