I would like to thank the blogger Miss Samantha Jill for nominating me for the Blog of the Year 2013 award. I was previously unaware of blogging awards, and although I am anything but a blog critic, I accept the nomination. Even though the procedure does seem a little bit like a MLM scheme, I will follow it, since it does not involve paying money :p
I accept the award as I have expanded my reach to the wider Web as I have learnt more about categories and tags to make my posts more searchable. Furthermore, I feel that my variety of posts can appeal to many different people.
Although I am not super-active in reading blogs, I have found a few this year that I regularly read and enjoy, and would hence like to nominate. These are:
* 18 Years Young: After I started reading other blogs in May, I saw a link to her posts on my Reader, and enjoyed reading life perspectives of a college freshman. It reminded me of some of my experiences, in a different way, from eight years ago (wow). Unlike the other personal blogs that I read, I have not met this blogger personally, but that makes it interesting to form a schema of her from the writing.
* Steph Blogs: A friend of mine from Northwestern, I enjoy reading the posts about theatre and life in general. Though this is usually not my area of expertise, I tend to have a wide variety of interests, and tangential interests make for good acquaintanceships.
* Full Circle Crazy: Though not as active as some of the other blogs that I frequent, it is another friend’s blog. This blogger was a former student of mine in differential equations and vector calculus, and I like the nerdy postings, even if some of them are not in my area (again). Strangely, I’ve never seen bridge on the blog, though that was where I first met this blogger.
The award originates from the Thought Palette, and arrived to me in a six-degrees of separation manner. Here is the description:
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 2013’ Award is for you!
The instructions for this 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/ and 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 the 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 6 stars!
‘Blog of the Year 2013’ 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!
The badges, in both large and small form, are available at the original page, the Thought Palette.
And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award