The Abundance of It All
Word Press Family Award
Dragon Loyalty Award
Influential Blogger Award
By: Sheri de Grom
It’s past time for me to begin passing on the bounty of awards I’ve received in the past few months. I’m truly honored to have received so many. In offering them, my fellow bloggers
validate what I write and they lift me up. Though I will admit passing on awards requires a tremendous amount of time.
For me, the best part of discovering someone has passed on an award is the anticipation of suddenly having a brand new list of bloggers to explore and follow if I so desire. Perhaps their authors will follow me back and in doing so a new blogging friendship is formed.
The first award, the Word Press Family Award is a relatively new award. It was developed by Shaun of http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com.
I was nominated for the Word Press Family Award by Jay at http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/ and by Deborah at http://girlwiththepen118.wordpress.com/2013/04/13. Please check out Jay and Deborah’s blogs. You’ll be delighted.
The rules for the Word Press Family Award are:
1. Display the logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others who have had an impact on your Word Press experience and family.
4. Let the 10 family members know you have awarded them.
I invite you to follow not only Shaun, Jay and Deborah but the ten bloggers I nominate below.
1. Mae Clair
4. G. P. Cox
7. Robyn Gabel
8. J.K. Bevill
Thanks to all I’ve nominated for the Word Press Family Award for making my time on Word Press enjoyable and meaningful.
The Dragon Loyalty Award was a complete surprise to me. I had to go to the internet and check out exactly why I’d been nominated.
I was nominated for the Dragon Loyalty Award by Deborah of http://girlwiththepen118/wordpress.com. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Deborah, I encourage you to do so now. Her blogs are always uplifting and she’s a loyal blogging friend.
Thinking about the Dragon Loyalty Award I focused on who I wanted to nominate. Like the dragon, they must be loyal, tough, fighters, and they must love the warmth of a fire and are territorial of their cave. The defining traits of a dragon are also the characteristics of artists to include bloggers.
The rules for the Dragon Loyalty Award are:
- Display the award certificate on your website.
- Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.
- Present the award to 15 deserving bloggers.
- Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
- Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
My 15 nominations are the 10 bloggers I listed above and the 5 new ones I list below:
And now—seven new facts about myself:
- I’m a bottled-water snob.
- My favorite place in the world is Carmel, California.
- I grew up in the Flint Hills area of southeastern Kansas.
- I’m a firm believer in the necessity of families having a sit-down evening meal together without television, telephones or other outside interruption.
- I prefer the beach to the mountains but enjoy both.
- I’m an insomniac. A normal bedtime for me is around 4:00 a.m. and even then I must read for a while to slow the endless racing of my mind.
- I’ve either lived in or traveled extensively in eighteen countries.
Thank you Deborah for nominating me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
The third award is the Most Influential Blog Award. I’m sending out a special thank you to Shaun at http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/04/01, Jay at http://ajayato2010.wordpress.com/2013/03/31 and Jane at http://http://johannisthinking.wordpress.com for nominating me for this award.
The Most Influential Blog Award is relatively simple. The rules are:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Display the award on your blog.
- List five things that have influenced you in some way.
- Nominate other bloggers (no specific number) who have influenced you.
I’ve been influenced by:
- The moral code of the open range, of the cowboy. My parents lived and taught by this example.
- Knowing there’s no such thing as too much education.
- Unconditional love is worth any amount of sacrifice.
- I cannot take my health for granted. It can be taken away at any moment.
- To be happy I must have: unconditional love, music, beautiful gardens, endless supply of books to read, friends, and someone to clean my house (not necessarily in that order). None of the above mean anything (with the exception of unconditional love) if I don’t have my health.
Thanks to all for these awards.