Translation: Many thanks!
This last week was a humbling one, to say the very least. This Little Light was nominated for two awards by two terrific ladies, mentioned honorably by a talented author, and an incredibly gifted writer/photographer dedicated his Sunday post to me — splitting the honor between myself and one of the aforementioned teriffic ladies above. On top of all that — as if it weren’t enough — my following more than tripled!
The first award received was the ABC Award (Awesome Blog Content) Really? Me? Well, shucks!
This award comes from Jess over at A Winsome Journey http://awinsomejourney.wordpress.com/ This is the second nom from her, and I am most grateful she continues to read and follow along with me, as I continue to read and follow along with her. It seems there is no limits to how many pictures of her llamas I can handle. I love every single one of them. She posts other things, too, mind you, but her farm pictures are my favorite. I can almost smell the dewy grass, the straw, and that relaxing scent many of us unfortunately don’t have enough of these days — dreamy.
Thank you, Jess.
On 2/20/2012 Four Blue Hills nominated me for this award, making The Little Light a 2nd time awardee! Thank you SO much! I can hardly stand the graciousness floating all over WordPress.
To my followers: when you have a moment, have a looksee at this wonderful blog! http://fourbluehills.com/
The Rules State:
1 – Thank the person that nominated you.
2 – Share some things about you, using the alphabet as the modus operandi. It could be a word or two about you, and/or anything that interests you. A suggested alternative is to write the first word you think of. I would also like to add a third alternative to the list, one that may or may not have already been started. I decided to challenge myself — ya’ll know how much I enjoy challenges (Did I just say ya’ll? Jess, I think your blog has infiltrated my dialect.) — and write a poem, keeping in mind the alphabetical sequence. The challenge resides in two things. 1. Not sitting here for the remainder of the day writing this post. 2. That it has a semblance of sense.
Here goes nothin’ . . .
N) nears the (I cheated.)
T ) tides
Well . . . I like it.
The last rule asks that I nominate 7 bloggers to receive this award. This is always the toughest part, and I just resent that I can’t nominate everyone. I wouldn’t be following your blog if it didn’t have ABC. Okay, grumbling aside, here are my picks, all of which are incredibly detailed, insightful, and sophisticated blogs. The effort and time put in shows both by frequency of posts and level of caliber to which each post is written. Everyone can “blog” but there are those that go beyond blogging and enter into a place where heart meets mind, and a child of ingenuity is borne.
1) Bowendiaries @ http://bowendiaries.wordpress.com/
2) Photo Bojo @ http://bojophoto.wordpress.com
3) The Blissful Adventurer @ http://blissfuladventurer.wordpress.com
4) She Kept a Parrot @ http://gweaverii.wordpress.com
5) Gloria Richard @ http://gloriarichard.wordpress.com
6) Totsy Mae @ http://totsymaedotcom.wordpress.com
7) Tracie Louise Photography @ http://tracielouisephotography.net/blog/
Check out these fabulous blogs; you will not be disappointed.
The second award I was nominated for was the Liebster Blog Award.
“Liebster” is a German word meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers in order to create new connections and bring attention to these wonderful blogs!
1 – Thank the fellow blogger who nominated you.
2 – Link back to the person who awarded you.
3 – List the blogs that have affected your writing in a positive manner.
4 – Leave comments on those blogs to let them know of their nominations.
5 – Post award to your blog (Optional, of course)
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to a quote that will forever remain embedded in my mind. Its philosophy is uncomplicated, though don’t let simplicity be mistaken for overt intricacy.
“You can’t get second things by putting them first. You get second things only by putting first things first.” C.S. Lewis
So, first things first: Thank you, George. I count myself blessed for our serendipitous meeting. You are a woman to be reckoned with, and one I find myself wishing lived nearer to me, so we could sit and drink tea from your lovely teapot and teacups. I would admire Rita — from a safe distance — and you would take pictures. We would both write, never once worrying about our feelings because we Mollusk-people understand. We understand.
I invite all of you to meet this lady for yourselves. You may have the privilege of getting to know George by clicking on this link. http://gweaverii.wordpress.com
These are the 6 blogs I have chosen to receive the Liebster award. If you have already received it, I apologize. While the idea is to pick relatively new and undiscovered blogs, this takes some digging around in the archives. I just don’t have the time or blogging skill to locate such pertinent information, so I have based my selections on two things: those I am just getting to know, and those who make a great effort to connect with me, the ones who faithfully like or leave comments, caring enough to tell me what they thought of my rants, poetry, pictures, tutorials, and the like. While searching for recipients I saw that a few of those awarded for the ABC award would qualify for this one, too, but I thought it best to pick new blogs. Winning an award, while an honor indeed, is a tad overwhelming. Correction: a lot overwhelming. Anyhow, I thank you for your interest and appreciate every comment made. Without people to appreciate my interests, I would remain to be nothing more than a clucking hen.
1) The Beautiful Life of a Traveling Wife @ http://thebeautifullifeofthetravelingwife.wordpress.com/
2) Dayledann @ http://dayledann.wordpress.com
3) Revelations in Writing @ http://revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com
4) Coastal Crone @ http://coastalcrone.wordpress.com
5) Bless Your Hippie Heart @ http://blessyourhippieheart.wordpress.com/
6) Olivia’s Opinions @ http://oliviasopinions.wordpress.com/
I wish all of you a lovely Monday, and will see you here tomorrow for Tuesday’s Tutorial!