Christmas definitely came early this year. As if I hadn’t received enough gifts already, two more surprise packages arrived! One from my lovely friend Mike over at Eye-Dancers and another one from dear Sandra at quirkybooks who have both nominated me for Blog of The Year 2013 award, twice in Sandra’s case! I was not expecting this at all!
From the early days when I started my blog almost one year ago, Mike has been a consistent reader of my posts which is a great encouragement to me. Mike is a a published author of his book ‘The Eye-Dancers’ (which I am reading and loving!) and he is adept at weaving his everyday thoughts about life and all it’s peculiarities and coincidences into his own stories and brilliant blog posts.
I am not one for maths but I always felt a pull towards science at school and for some reason I am fascinated with all things to do with the possibility of a ‘parallel universe’ which is why I love my conversations with Mike about mutual favourites like The Twilight Zone stories!
Not only do I love reading Mike’s blog, but he is an all-around wonderful guy who found my little blog sitting quietly in a corner of blogland in what seems like an age ago now! I’m so glad that he did 🙂
Lovely Sandra has been so generous with giving me several awards and you can read more about her in the first award post of this series of three here. More than that, she is a busy lady working on her book for 2014 and many other projects. She has a heart of gold, never failing to encourage and help anybody who needs it in any way she can. We have become good friends through blogging and Sandra is a real treasure.
Thank you so much Mike and Sandra for thinking of me and sending this wonderful award my way, now I get to have some stars on my blog but I think it is you who are both the stars!
Right, onto business.
The instructions for the Blog of the Year 2013 Award are simple:
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!
Who doesn’t love collecting stars? I can see a bright smile on your face and stop being shy. Come on! It’s all yours and grab the awards
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 favorite 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.
Well, according to these rules, it looks as if this means that I start out with three stars so I feel extremely ‘blinged’ out. What a way to end the year! Christmas definitely came early to this blog but now it’s my turn to hand out some gifts and I really love this part!
These blogs are just a few of my favourites (and I call the bloggers behind them dear friends) and this is my way of saying ‘Thank You’ for all you’ve meant to me during my blogging, writing and life journey.
Now, without any further hesitation, here are my nominations for Blog of the Year Award 2013 –
So that’s it. A huge thank you once again to all of you who took the time to send all these wonderful awards my way, and many congratulations to all of you on your nominations. The hardest part for me was choosing who to nominate and so please know that all of you my dear friends and readers mean so much to me and I don’t mean to miss anybody out.
Over to you all now to spread the good news. Then I’ve really got to get on with Christmas…
Have a lovely day everybody! Love Sherri 🙂 x