Blog of the Year 2013
What a phenomenal year 2013 has been…from writing and publishing, to social media and blogging, it’s been a fantastic journey! I still can’t believe it’s been a year!
It’s a bit embarrassing to admit, but I’ve been nominated for wonderful blogging awards before this, but I’ve been too “computer illiterate” and sometimes too overwhelmed by said ignorance, to participate. Well…that has changed! I’m going to master this damn blogging thing, if it’s the last thing I do! Today I received not one, but three nominations for Blog of the Year Award~2013.
My first nomination came from Sharla Shults, a lovely and gracious author/blogger at http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com You’ll never know what you mean to me Sharla. There are no words to thank you for your words of encouragement, your help with “all things technical,” your constancy, and your genuine friendship. I love you dearly, sister.
The second nomination came from Lori Foroozandeh, a lovely lady I met in an author’s group when I started this journey. Her book and her blog http://lorissong.com/ are a must read and must follow, respectively. Thank you dear sister for thinking of me and the nomination. You are such a brave and courageous woman. I am in awe of you.
My third nomination is from Raani York, a gifted and aspiring writer, gracious and gorgeous lady, and a truly entertaining blogger http://raaniyork.wordpress.com Thank you dear sister for so much more than this award! Thank you for shaking some sense into me, poking and prodding me to get back up, and for shining a light for me during a very dark time. I love you dearly, sister.
Thank you all for nominating Taylor~Made Thoughts & Doodles for this award. I am both humbled and honored!
Now, on to the best part…paying the award forward.
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award.
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.
3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)
4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/
5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link herehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.
6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again to help them to reach the maximum 6 stars! You can either ‘swap’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following, here is your first star (maybe your second, could even be your third) but it is the first star from me! Each of you carries your own special talents and words of wisdom. You write what is in your heart and bravely put it “out there” for others to read and judge. I am in awe of all of you, and I aspire to have the courage, the determination, and the sheer talent that each of you have so unselfishly given to your followers.Thank you for your inspiration, which always seems to arrive when needed.
Order of appearance means nothing…You all mean the world to me!
From my heart!