I was amazed to be nominated twice for this award, which is extraordinarily humbling. Not quite sure what I have done to receive such an accolade, but I certainly appreciate it. The sweet bloggers that nominated me were: Sage Doyle and Morrighan (The Enchanted Solitaire). Please do visit their blogs, as they are both amazing in their own unique ways. Sage Doyle is a beautifully gifted word-smith and poet. Morrighan is so inspiring and generous; her empathy and understanding cannot go unnoticed when reading her wonderful blog.
So, to the award…
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.
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience. (I’m not on Facebook myself, so I won’t be joining the group. I am often told that this is something I should remedy, but I still haven’t got there yet…)
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 favorite 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.
As with all awards, the hardest part is determining who you are going to nominate. I feel like I have missed a lot of people off this list but I have tried to pick blogs that I frequent most often (excluding those who nominated me :-) ). So, without further ado, here are my nominations:
Why have I nominated these? Because they are all generous with their knowledge and wisdom, and their blogs and writing continue to inspire me. So, if you have a minute, go and check them all out.