Category Archives: The Most Influential Blogger Award

The creme de la creme award nomination!

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Karen nominated me for an excellent award which is always special to

me that my friends here in our blogging community still find something

good to say about my writing! I was honored to be among her short list of

fellow bloggers she chose to consider for this nomination.

The Most Influential Blogger Award nomination was given to me by a

really, truly author, Karen. I respect her writing very much, along with

anticipating eagerly, when she comments on my post.

Karen’s recent post about her son, Preston, is titled, “Green Balloons.”

That, along with some lovely posts can be found at:

http://nestpirations.com

 

I am going to not follow the rules and feature someone who graduated from

Ohio Wesleyan University, here in Delaware, Ohio. Morgan got her B. S.

Liberal Arts degree, while specializing in the area of “Non-Fiction.”

I have written about Morgan Treni, a young 23 year old, who came from

New Jersey, has musical roots that come from her father’s being a jazz

composer. She has the deep, throaty voice of an older woman, can really

belt out tunes, too. I have mentioned that she was on Kickstarter, where

she had people contribute money to her getting her first CD produced.

She has been featured in my posts, including one that mentions she

became friends with my youngest daughter, due to her literally running

on the sidewalks of Delaware, Ohio at the same time my daughter was.

I would have loved to have been her friend, she reminds me of my hippie

days, she seems like an “old soul.”

Anyway, on the front page of the Delaware Gazette, Morgan Treni was

given a space, with her lovely face smiling out at the readers, an interview

that included her background and her future entertainment dates. I missed

her Solar Stage appearance during the Columbus Com Fest, but last year,

did get to see her on the Jazz Stage.

By being a writer, one who has written short essays and observations, she

naturally was able to write all of her own songs. She does not reveal her

father’s name, just in passing, music was in her home at all times while

she was raised. She includes on her CD, songs about home, her mother

and a song titled, “Delaware,” too.

In Morgan’s own words, she describes her musical style as,

“More of a folksy-pop with a jazz influence.”

Her album is naturally called, The Dreamer and Other Essays.” There

are all kinds of orchestral contributions, on the album, with cellists

and piano playing.  I like to call her Cole Porter meets feminism!

If you have followed her on wordpress, she had posts about her

travels and adventures of singing in what she calls, ‘beer halls!’

It was one I featured on my blog last Summer called,

http://adventuresofabeergoddess.wordpress.com

But the main reason I wished to tell you about Morgan is, that

I am impressed with her fortitude, her attack on life, her ambition

along with her sensitive and calm nature. She has achieved much,

in such a young life! Her CD and her musical blog can be found at:

http://morgantreni.com

Next two local performances for Morgan are set for July 27th at the

Brothers Drake Meadery, in Columbus at 7 p.m. and this will be an

amazing PARTY with song and celebrations for her CD’s release! I

posted a winter story about her Pre-Release party, attended by the

press and two very fine musicians.

The other one will be on August 1oth, in Delaware, Ohio. This will

be held on the lawn behind the Firehouse, at the Bicentennial Park

Gazebo. If you are in the area, please let me know so we can put our

blankets or lawn chairs beside each other!

If Morgan doesn’t deserve to receive a nomination for writing and

being one of my most major influential persons, I cannot imagine

who else could be on the top of my list!

Thank you, Karen for your gift of selecting me on your list!

Thank you, Morgan, for making sure we all don’t just give up.

Best of luck to you, Morgan on the sales of your CD. Thanks for

showing us how to go for our dreams!

 

The choices of new people, that I have not given award nominations

to, is due to when I got some of my first times this happened to me,

also, due to the variety of ages that I read, places they are from, I

know that it helps expand all of our horizons, to ‘discover’ other

fellow bloggers. Here are some other people who are in my Reader,

who have talent and show beauty in their writing ability:

1.  A college student in England brings up some universal concerns

and can be found at:

http://aworriedstudent.wordpress.com

2.  Lois, who may be familiar to you, but I have not featured before.

She is from the western part of England:

http://loiselsden.com

3.  Someone else who is contemplating life as a happily

single person:

http://partyofones.com

4. Hannah, is a college student. She is special already, due to the

fact I loved that she used her creative and artistic side, to sew a

vintage style funky flower apron! “Right on!”

http://thehandmadehippie.wordpress.com

5. He has plenty of recipes, but it is the fact he includes

history and stories with his posts that makes this man, an

interesting read!

http://rantingchef.com

6. Inspirational, with roots from Texas and living in Idaho…

“Nemaste, Marie!”

http://writingwingsforyou.com

7.  You’re going to know this woman is a ‘straight shooter!’

http://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com

8.  You may have already discovered the diverse posts of the

man who writes this blog. I enjoy the international connections!

http://advocatemmmohanaksharaalu.wordpress.com

9. Beth is a free thinker, admires art, creativity and encompasses

many of the same directions my posts tend to go:

http://byrnesbeth.wordpress.com

10. I have enjoyed reading and trying these unusual recipes-

the author is the Mouse, his female taster is the Cat:

http://l2ee2l.wordpress.com

You may think that I would be adding a photo or clip art of the

nice award, but I have done this in the past, with other posts

and now, have lately just sent you off to research the giver of

the award nomination and stating that Karen, she followed

the rules and these can be found on her blog! Please forgive

my applying the rules, in my own way. I feel presenting new

writings for you to explore may be the balance and positive

result found in this post!

 

Awards that I May Not Deserve!

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While living as I do, ‘flying by the seat of my pants,’

going to the library and pretending to be a ‘good’ fellow

blogger, I miss things. Details. Lots of times I miss some

of your great posts, wonderful adventures and really need…

More Time in the Day!

I actually write my posts at home, run to the library after

work, post a story or article, then read my comments, and

once in a great while, check out my emails.

Last weekend, I had 500 blogs to read and over 1000 emails.

Yikes!!

This is how my past weekend went…

I managed to go to my oldest daughter’s home, with a trio

of star glazed donuts with sprinkles, a special card and

an enclosure of cash for her 34th birthday. The donuts

were eaten by the ‘birthday girl,’ her 5 year old son,

Micah and her partner, Michael. I felt like that was a great,

but too short visit. I headed to the library where I was

able to post a story, read about 25-30 posts, checking on my

comments on my posts, responded and no emails checked.

Then, on last Sunday, I had that ‘epic’ and exciting trip

to the Palace Theater to see “Sesame Street Live!” show.

I managed to write about that for April Fool’s Day…

You can see me, in any situation, trying to ‘talk myself

out of the ticket, Mr. Policeman, sir!’

In amongst the posts you are writing, the comments you are

saying, I really care and try to stay connected!

If only you lived in walking distance, had time to share a

cup of coffee, and be part of my neighborhood landscape.

We do the best that we can, in our busy lives we lead!

I missed on March 26, 2014, this very fine award nomination

from Anne T. Bell. It was for “Being a Light of the World”

Award! Thank you very much, Anne!

You may find her at:

http://talesalongtheway.com

I am so sorry about missing this award and really would like

you to encourage you to read this retired teacher’s stories

about her travels, experiences and she truly does shine a

bright and friendly Light into the World!!

Another special friend, Jane, who sometimes I call Janey,

is one I have passed on an award to, once along her blogging

career. You may be checking her out since I recommended her!

Jane nominated my for a “Quintet of Radiance” Award! Wow!

I loved the fact that she really followed the rules to a “T!”

She made me very proud to know her and I feel you will be

smiling, chuckling and learning some really ‘quirky’ things

about Jane when you check out:

http://cupidorcats.wordpress.com

The awards in her Quintet were for the Most Influential Blogger

Award, The ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award, The Inner Peace

Award, The Sunshine Award and The Versatile Blogger Award!

I hope it is okay to tell you that it was passed to me,

without the fifth award (The Versatile Blogger Award) but I am

sure that it was not meant to be a Quartet!

“Sh-h-h!!” this was how it was given to me, missing the fifth.

I received two awards on an old friend of mine’s blog. We have

been connected for longer than most of my regular commenters,

here is a great fellow blogger who writes short but very deep,

interesting posts! He gave me the One Lovely Blog Award and

the Beautiful Blogger Award.

http://belsbro.wordpress.com

I would like to offer these suggestions for people to read

and enjoy their stories, poems, art and photographs. I am

nominating this list of fellow bloggers any or all of the

above Awards! I was very honored by these and hope you will

also, feel honored. As I feel that my true and faithful

friends will understand, these are relatively new followers

and readers of my blog. I like to encourage new gifts to

these, in the form of choosing to nominate them for the

multiple (Eight!) awards!

1. http://luluspoetrycorner.wordpress.com

2. http://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com

3. http://laxmanprajapati.wordpress.com

4. http://gedepramascompassion.com

5. http://sacredtouches.com

6. http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com

7. http://southcarolina1670.wordpress.com

8. http://borednicole.wordpress.com

9. http://uthamz.wordpress.com

10. http://dawnpisturino.wordpress.com

11. http://patcegan.wordpress.com

12. http://hopedog.wordpress.com

Congratulations to the Dozen nominees!

I hope you receive some visits from my readers and friends

here in my neighborhood.

Please check out the three people’s posts where they nominated

me, for the rules. I hope that you will accept these honors and

will be happy to read your suggested nominees, as you pass the

awards around!

A “High Five” to You All!

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I am amazed and struck silent with awe! I was within a short

period of time, given five award nominations! Wow! I will call

this my “Lucky Five” and wish to pass a Big “High Five” to all

of you readers of my lengthy essays on life and relationships,

in the areas of work and play.

I was given Four Nominations by a special, new “best friend,”

named Julie! She has a wonderful blog which is full of varied

stories and fun looks at life. Her outlook matches mine, with

humor and positive insights given.

http://musingsfromaworkaholic.com

Julie has nominated me to four special awards!

I may take them all and run with them! The Inner Peace Award,

The ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award, the Most Influential

Blogger Award and the Sunshine Award were all nominated to me.

In addition to the above named four nominations, I received

a nomination for another award. That makes a total of Five!

Mark, you tricky man, you are getting me to post about your

blog again! I appreciated the nomination for the Dragon’s

Loyalty Award. In accepting this, you know, I may be a

lawless individual. Out here in the “real world,” I am

a true, trustworthy and law-abiding individual.

I hope you will check out Mark’s blog about sports,

entertainment, walks with Ellie B. and more at:

http://markbialczak.wordpress.com

I would like to announce some worthy bloggers who have,

as far as my memory serves, not received nominations here

before. I know you will enjoy checking out these “new”

blogs!

I apologize for not wishing to give you any more sordid

details of my life. The others who receive awards, do

such respectable posts accepting their nominations!

You really should read my early posts, where I divulged

and ‘bared all’~ if you want to know more about me! I

hope you will check out Mark’s and Jules’ posts for their

fine examples of how to follow Award Nomination Rules!

1. Linda, you are really wonderful!

http://naturerestoresme.wordpress.com

2. K, you have awesome photography here!

http://artourway.com

3. With her kitchen wide open, some lovely children

and special thoughts shared here:

http://shannaward.com

4. Wacky family insights here, a recent sickness

and thoughts about differences in male and female

roles in families…

http://spincyclediaries.com

5. Jill has been catching up with me, a new

friend and although she is younger, many of

our memories are overlapping! She belongs in my

‘sisterhood club’ but have not been recently

nominated for that esteemed award!

http://jillweatherholt.wordpress.com

6. A man who has a lot of deep essays. I liked

Teddy Lee’s post, “Creating Your Own Fate.”

http://teddylee01.wordpress.com

7. She ‘had me’ when she talked about frontier

women, then there is the “Holler” and her recent post,

“Wilderness Gardens” is a place of renewal and beauty.

http://cindyknoke.com

8. Heartafire is an honest and outgoing writer

who will get you thinking or smiling! Awhile

back, she wrote about her father’s mother,

it was a true portrait of a spunky woman with

good cooking skills!

http://shakeyourtailfeathers.wordpress.com

9. More lovely photos, from a newcomer to my blog,

Prasun Dutta at:

http://prasundutta.com

10. She has photos and fun comments. She gives us

much to think about, too.

http://clover58.wordpress.com

11. Alex has some different thoughts to share with

us along our walk in life.

http://alexraphael.wordpress.com

I have a few others who are great and new friends who I

could ‘throw into the mix,’ but what if another award

nomination comes up? Who will I have to put into that

post? Everyone who is following and faithfully reading

my posts, again…

I salute you,

I give you a “High Five!”

I wave my five fingers to you

and say,

“Farewell for now!”