Hello once again, Readers!!!! How was your holiday? Santa snuck in and ate the cookies my kids baked. He even took the note my son left for him! This is the only time of year we promote breaking-and-entering as acceptable…lol
But really, we are very fortunate and grateful for our family and friends and the love that is shared between everyone. I couldn’t ask for better people to share these special moments in time with.
But enough about all the boring-ness of my life…:)
I am still in the first year of starting this blog and I can’t believe all that has changed for me. My book was finally published in September with the second on the way, I’ve had over 8K views, and I’m one subscriber away from 500! What!?
The sad thing is, I have severely slacked on my posts in the last few months (something I am making a new years resolution about). But even with all the craziness and my late absence, I have still been nominated for Blog of the Year 2012! Not once, but twice!! I know right! AWESOMENESS!!
I was nominated by the lovely Andrew Toynbee who wrote ‘A Construct of Angels’ which I read and loved and also did an interview for, and the magnificent Pat who has always been kind and has a great talent for writing. She also loves to cook! You MUST check them out and say hello!
Any who, let me give my nominations before I explain the rules:
- Sonya Loveday - Because she is my very best bestie and I love her!
- 40 is the new 13 - Because you always have a neat outlook on life that makes me think and laugh.
- Phillip McCollum - Because he is extremely talented and awesome!
- Cassandra Giovanni - Because we are in the same boat in the world of being published!
- Cramped Writing - Because you are going places and I enjoy your posts!
- Ignore the Buckles on My Jacket - Because you are hilarious!
- Patricia Awapara - Because she can paint like the Greats. She inspires me!
- James Calbraith - Because his books are AWESOME and he is a talented writer!
- ZB’s Blog of Awesomeness - Because she is a good friend and fellow author of 48fourteen!
- The Bishop Review - Because if you ever need the “know” on what to watch-he’s your guy!
- Jason Alan - Because you are kind and talented!!
I know…that’s a lot of people. There are so many more that are great and talented and keep up with their blogs better than I ever could! I am very grateful to everyone that I have met and learned from since being on here.
But I digress. It’s rule time!
Do you know a blog that deserves an award?
Do you have special blogs that you love to read?
Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?
Would you like to give them an award this year?
Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!
The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
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 – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/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 group – click ‘like’ on this page
‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group
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…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
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 favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges
Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ 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!
Need to know more? Check out our FAQ page
And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award!
Echelon out ♥