I have been terribly lax in accepting awards lately so today I am going to make a start and try to get as many done as possible though if the post gets too long I may have to split them into seperate posts.
I have received a couple of nominations for this one so lets get right to it…Blog of the Year 2012.
The “Blog of the Year” award is a little different from some other awards, because you accumulate stars.
Here are the ‘rules’ for this award:
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.
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, then you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.
Okay so I have a couple of people to thank for this award. Check out their blogs by clicking on their name.
Firstly the lovely Miss Tribble
What can I say about this wonderful lady except I stand in awe of her. She has overcome some terrible things in life and continues to battle living with an eating disorder and suffering from epilepsy, yet she does so with warmth humour and an amazing giving spirit to help others. I have even forgiven her for going to the Discworld convention and not smuggling me in her suitcase and look forward to discussing Doctor Who over christmas with her.
Next up Vikki @theviewoutside
Where do I start with Vikki hers was one of the first blogs I found and she has been inspiring me ever day since. I am terribly jealous of the writing retreats she has been on but grateful I can live them vicariously through her posts. I know she has absolutely no idea just how talented she is and how much she inspires others and I really do believe if we could ever persuade her the sky would be the limit for her.
And my next nominator is Terry1954
She is possibly one of the lovliest people I have met through blogging/ This year has been tough for her she has seen her brother who she cares for deteriorate due to Parkinson’s disease and has now had to face her worst fear and accept she cannot do anymore. Al is now in a home and she seeks to adjust to her new found freedom but also her guilt at having it and her own feelings as she fights off depression.
And finally from the wonderful Renee
Sometimes you connect with someone and despite the fact you may never meet you just click well that is Renee, she has become one of those members of my blogging family that I smile when ever I see her posts. She is so incredibly talented whatever genre she puts her pen too and let me say her erotica is some of the post sensual I have read and has been known to leave me a little hot and bothered at times so not always one for reading at work or on the bus lol.
Now to do the nomination post…
Firstly I would like to nominate those four special ladies I have just mentioned I know normally you cannot nominate straight back but given I have four I think it is perfectly acceptable for the reasons listed above. Next up is my beloved Rhonda, I was supposed to meet up with her during her recent UK visit but it coincided with my surgery I love her take on her trip here and every time I read her posts I smile.
Next up is The Reclining Gentleman dont let the image fool you this guy is more than just a laid back gent he writes erotic most blokes couldn;;t even visualise let alone put into words and I also know from his Choonsday posts the guy has rhythm
And onto MsKatykins my Udolpho partner and another blogging sister, she actually gets two nominations one for her own blog which has me laughing out loud on a regular basis, the other for her Spineless Wonders who have my son as their number one fan
On to Ahmin who has had an amazing year and continues to go from strength to strength as great reviews for his book pour in, I love the fact he gives so much back, visiting book groups and the fact his love for his family flows from his page
Next up my girl Emily Guido, at the start of the year she had self published a couple of books from her Light Bearer Series the start of a new year sees her with a publisher, her books hitting Amazon in paperback and her going from strength to strength. She is an inspiration to never lose faith in your work.
Next is Hunter over at Hunter’s Writing I have been fascinated by her posts exploring the technology surrounding writing little did i know there was a Second Life habitat for writing and as soon as I get my new laptop I shall be heading out there to take a look round.
Over to T.W. Dittmer if you ever needed someone to watch your blogging back this is a guy you could rely on. He has been an amazing support in my time here blogging and always has constructive points to make.
Next the wonderful Crazy Train To tinky Town who has shared a view of Turkey that has made me laugh, smile and cry and occasionally all at the same time, one day one of us will get a book deal and when that one goes on their book signing tour we will be meeting up for a coffee
The final three I am going to pick are Heidi, Robin and Mel, these three special ladies have been amazingly supportive of me (as all my followers have been to be honest) but they have given me confidence on days when I have had none and made me smile during the worst days.
I really could carry on all day as there are so many of you I would give it to but this post has already grown longer than I intended maybe I shall get the final two stars and get to add some more names to the list. xxx