It seems fitting that I should be posting this nomination on a day when my American readers are celebrating Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful to you all for being part of my blogging adventure. Quests are much more fun in company.
Keeping in mind that some of you have already expressed reluctance in accepting awards on their blogs, and yet there are so many of you much more deserving of the accolade than I, the task of nominating but a few is a tough one. Let’s see…
Taylor J. – He is the most amazing photographer artist. Make sure to read his piece on The Photography Lie. Even if you have no interest in photography whatsoever, his art is bound to change your mind.
Writings of a Mrs – Blogs about her journey towards becoming a published, read author/writer/blogger. Her white verse is a particular delight.
RichardAnkersWrites – Richard is a writer. He has recently finished his debut novel The Snow Lily and you are sure to love his poetry too.
Chronicles of a Public Transit User – This modern crusader more than deserves a return nomination. Her cause is a worthy one, and she approaches it with photographic humour.
ErikLehman – Erik is a writer of adult fiction. You can glimpse snippets of his prose, including fragments of his Daughters of the Rose series on his blog. The series will ultimately comprise nine books, and to my knowledge the first instalment is already in print or very nearly so.
Scarlet by night – I was moved by her story. Scarlet’s is a world unknown to most, and for me personally her experience of that world has been a revelation.
HarsH ReaLiTy – There is a new opinion series started recently by OM which you may find of interest. He often engages in debates on current issues.
AlienoraJT – One gutsy lady who doesn’t mess with words. She always says it as she sees it. You will find many a moving story on her blog.
Poems & People – For beautiful, soulful poetry. I would say more, but since words cannot do it justice, I will leave it up to you to decide.
Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends – This is my “cinema” stop on WP and she never disappoints.
The Seeker’s Dungeon – Sreejit writes soulful poetry and often invites others to participate in collaborative themed exchanges.
Idiot Writing – Do not be fooled by the title of this blog, for this is no idiot writing: ‘all our lives are a poetry – awake our souls.’
Andy Kaufman’s Kavalkade Krew – My home for music and humour on WP.
To accept your nomination:
1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.
2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.
3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)
4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/
5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page. Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear
Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.
6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- 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 of 6 stars! 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 6 times!
You can find all the badges and banners and information you need via this link: ‘Blog of The Year 2013′ Award Badges.
Congratulations to all the nominees! Best of luck to every one!