Blog of the Year Award!

It’s been just a bit over a year since I started this blog, and I have to say it was worth it. I remember sitting at my desk, exploring every possibility of pushing off studying for a test I don’t even remember the class for. I thought that it would be interesting being able to write about things that were on my mind, as a sort of escape, not just from studying but also from everyday life. A place where I could put down thoughts, dreams, worries, and escape from the harshness of everyday living. I never really thought that things I wrote would impact others, since most of the time I would just write about things that only I thought I had troubles with.

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But I was wrong, boy was I wrong. My topics started off pretty generic, but as I began to write about things that mattered to my heart I began to find other readers, writers, and scholars that walked that same or similar paths as I had just begun to walk. The things that I felt were big ‘problems’ in my life, were in reality, nothing at all. In short, to sum up the one thing that I learned this past year, is that of perspective. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and realizing how blessed y0u are. That it can always be worse. Much worse. And for anyone reading this, I would like to extend that gratitude to you. Because it is you, who have given me this perspective and allowed me to realize that everything that you do matters. Even the little things.

That sounds so sappy, haha, but I don’t care. It’s a new year, new beginning! SO, onto the main point of this post, I would especially like to thank Wilhelmina, and Nina for nominating me (twice?!) for The Blog of the Year Award! Like I mentioned, when I first started I thought that I would be writing these things down for my own record, something to look back at years from now. I never really expected people to read what I wrote, and this award shows for that. It really does mean a lot receiving this award from these two fantastic writers. So thanks again!

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An so, the rules:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5. You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Award and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6. 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 sidebar … and start collecting stars…

And so in no particular order:

Secondhand Thoughts – The resolute and placid photography has many a time transported me to another place. It’s all about the escape for me, and here I am able to find what I long for.

Quiet One – One of the blogs that has really stuck out to me lately. If you’re looking for perspective, look no further. You may learn a few things on taking things for granted.

Lady Barefoot Baronness – Lady BB has been one of the constant people to encourage me since the start. Words do mean a lot, especially coming from a stranger. And she definitely has a way with words. Kind of like chicken soup, for the soul!

Trying To Know Thyself – Every post is either thought provoking, or super intellectual. She has made me think every time with what she has to say. Almost afraid to visit, since everytime I check WP I’m pretty braindead :P

Doorway To Amaranthia – Has a way with words. The poetry that I have managed to read have all been superb and multi-lateral. Not many people can do that with words, and I admire that.

Green Paw-Paw – Always has in-depth reviews of the latest literature, and I have actually been introduced to some awesome books as a result. “Monsters do not behave themselves – that’s the whole idea!” ;P

Deep Thinkings – The name says it all. If I could only write half as decent as mrprose…haha. New Years resolution maybe? Another awesome blog on finding perspective.

Unlost in Translation – One part diary, one part observation, and all parts critical thinking. If only I could travel as much… :)

Pouring My Art Out – One word. Photoshop. I don’t know how many times the pictures that I have found on there have made me chuckle. And in the good old fashioned clean comedy kind.

iliketheworldfuzzy – Hilarious! Little Blind Girl is always one to bring in rather outrageous stories, one that combines humor with every day life despite the minor inconvenience that her eyesight may bring. Absolutely hilarious :D

And there we go! I know there wasn’t any requirement for the descriptions, but I thought I’d share how all of these blogs have come to support me, with all of their fantastic writings. It’s absolutely the least I could do. So hears to you, and to a new year! As always, I’m always looking forward as to what the next year will bring.

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16 Responses to “Blog of the Year Award!”

  1. Oh sweetie… u you have touched this lady’s heart in way that brought tears to me yes I do not believe I have ever ever had anyone say my words are like chicken soup to the soul Oh My word!

    You are to always to be encouraged by myself because this lady believes with all my heart that what you have to share is of vital importance to me, but to those here in the WP community.
    There are some people who you will never forget what they said, there are the others like you who I will never forget how you just mad me feel
    Thank you again My friend, this award from you humbles me. ~ BB

    • Ah well thank you! And I’m absolutely sure there are others out there that need your words of encouragement. Others out there that hold dear to themselves the words that you have been gracious to share. So I hope that you will be able to continue and be an inspiration to those that have yet to meet you!

    • Hello my dear friend, just a short message to thank you again for such a lovely thought in the Blog Of The Year Award. You help get me to my 6 stars!
      What is more important to me though is the thoughtfulness pf you. to consider me for this just made my week, my month. You don’t know how the timing of your show of support holds the weight of gold for me.
      I hope this finds you well~ BB

      My link to the award from you, You are the best!

      http://barefootbaroness.org/2013/01/20/so-humbled-by-you-your-awards/

      • Absolutely! That is pretty awesome, and all those stars are well deserved :) And you are too nice! Surely my words couldn’t have made your whole month, haha! Oh well, you are absolutely welcome. And I’m glad that things are going great as well. And thank you for all of your encouragement :D

      • Your words and your actions given in blogging friendships (and your award) are a show of your friendship is a bright light in this community. And when you do something so kind it i s like you shined that light right on my blog How nice.

        Again thank you so much BB

  2. This really is a huge honor, and I will try to be deserving of it… as soon as the new computer is hooked up…

  3. These first two paragraphs, man you summed up my feelings just right! This is why I love your blog. I hope your 2013 started off right and bring you as many good moments as possible.

    • Haha, we must be on the same brain-wave frequency…if there even is such a thing. I know that we’ve posted about similar things at the same time before, so I’m not too surprised :P But thanks a ton though, it means a lot [I just realized that I tend to say this exact phrase way too much, but that’s because it’s true!]. Which is why I can say the same for yours as well! I hope this New Year brings some new prospects and opportunities to ya :D

  4. Thank you so much for the honour! (..and the little reference, there. :P)
    I’m so glad that you got nominated for this. I know it’s been months since I last posted, but I hope you know how much I adore your blog. :)

    • Well absolutely! And I am glad to have passed it on to you :) I feel ya, I haven’t really been around to post too much either but its always great to come back to some great words of encouragement! Keep staying awesome!

  5. I just saw this now! Thanks so much. It really means a lot. I don’t even care if I win – I’m just glad I’ve been able to raise awareness :) I haven’t written at all since the new year, but I will write more, I promise!

    • No problem! You absolutely deserve this award and the recognition as well. I haven’t written too much as well…I’ll have to get on that now eh? Haha, well I can’t wait to see more of what you have to say! Hope you’re doing well :)

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